enough

A busy month… or so [evidenced by letting my self-imposed June blog post deadline slide] and at times harried headspace has had me contemplating how much is enough… amidst short winter days, abetted by commonplace accoutrements of day-to-day life, revolving household routines, diary full of reminders and moveable post-its, and to do list that functions … More enough

Sweet nostaglia

Autumn, not only my favourite season but one where nostalgia for the good ol’ days kicks up a notch as well as fallen leaves. Beyond the blessed rearview mirror perspective of festive season bullshit bustle, and with its tendency to confer gentle weather [although less than optimally wrought in 2022], mid-autumn notably also heralds the … More Sweet nostaglia

Frugal and fabulous

Frequently I apply the hashtag #frugalandfabulous to my Instagram posts. The reality of our bank balance-income-budget means our lifestyle needs to be economically viable and futureproof… but fabulous at the same time. “There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.” ~ Calvin Coolidge Ideas simmered … More Frugal and fabulous

Summer edition

The tagline of this blog has always been there is an art to the everyday. For a while now I’ve been posting on the blog about once a month but pop in and out of Instagram most days; posting, commenting or liking. Currently I don’t have the inclination to write longish/numerous blog posts so the … More Summer edition

What you want…

It’s been a strange few months. After adapting to pandemic lifestyle and waiting and hoping and rescheduling and waiting and hoping… eventually incredibly the G.O., Diesel-dog and I got to do the three planned short trips and family catchups that comprised our wishlist for the second half of 2021. Nevertheless, our success hasn’t instilled sufficient … More What you want…

Time travel

An age-old question… if you could choose to spend a day anywhere with anyone -alive or dead- where and who would you choose? For me, the means to the answer lies in a quote from a romance novel… “If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.” … More Time travel

Beachitude

Beachitude(n.) when you start to feel grumpy and snarky because you miss the beach. Source: Pinterest. After all the chopping and changing of dates and postponing plans we made it to Evans Head for our first real holiday in five years, and the first in our new-to-us caravan. Our previous proper holiday was 5 months … More Beachitude

Real Self…

At the end of 2020 the first half of the forthcoming year looked tantalisingly empty. What to do with study-commitment-free time? Something creative? On 29 December 2020 I posted “Other 2021 goals involve planting roses in the garden [suggesting that old dogmas can change… previously I wasn’t much for roses] and expanding its range of … More Real Self…