A garden ramble…

Early last week we returned home from our holiday at Evans Head to find over our 7 days absence not only had a snake found its way into the kitchen, and a neighbour’s chook moved into our yard, that spring had sprung in the garden. After catching up on errands, domestic duties, unpacking and repacking … More A garden ramble…

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

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

Just the usual…

Where did April go? Oh wait, I know… I’ve encountered the enquiry “What are you doing today?” frequently enough of late to make me curious. It’s not something I’d noticed previously. Naturally, I Googled “Why do people ask what are you doing today?” The answer I found made sense: When someone asks ‘what are you … More Just the usual…

it’s oh so quiet . . .

How have your months of Coronavirus iso been going? Little has changed for the G.O. and me; at the best of times we are not social butterflies. Our own company and day-to-day finds us engaged sufficiently with the contentment that comes from living our #LiveSimpleHomeMadeGrownLocalCreativeBetter way of life… it’s like we’ve been practising for years … More it’s oh so quiet . . .

Chookies . . .

“Chookies” is our collective name for the flock of backyard layer chickens we’ve shared with #thebestneighbourever since April 2017. The existing chook-pen is located in her backyard, her dad bought the first batch of 12 hens, we buy the feed, the G.O. feeds and maintains the chooks and the enclosure, she and I provide kitchen … More Chookies . . .

March past . . .

Despite getting a bit creative with the title it’s evident, notwithstanding the best of intentions, for the moment monthly round-ups are the only posts I’m managing to blog* with the exception of my spur-of-the-moment #covid19 post last week. Even with our focus on Covid-19 life here is busy-ness as usual. Amidst it all I’ve completed … More March past . . .

February 2020 round-up

February sees summer holiday for me ended, and my remaining Tafe NSW Permaculture studies started… I submitted an assignment on water observations which I did some work on during my summer break, following it now with site assessment and creating base map and overlays of my property as it is, in preparation for creating a … More February 2020 round-up