The magic of autumn

Growing up on the Australian coast, I’d never really paid much attention to autumn. When I moved to the Snowy Mountains, then Canberra, that changed – watching the leaves on the trees start to change in little patches gradually working up to a brighter and brighter display was magic. Rich gold, warm orange, plum and … More The magic of autumn

Minimalism Monday: the life changing magic of tidying up (again)…

Spring! A time of renewal, rejuvenation and joy!…and spring cleaning (argh!). KonMari has managed to tidy the planet one jumbled up cupboard at a time and boy does she have some great advice! Like just about everybody else on the planet, I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up a few years ago and … More Minimalism Monday: the life changing magic of tidying up (again)…

On the positives of shopping handmade and local

Handmade and local shopping is something which I have been around forever and a day. My first ‘job’ was serving customers at my mum’s market stall which sold her handmade doorstoppers. This was how I spent most of my childhood Sundays at Berry Markets on the NSW South Coast, Moss Vale in the Highlands and … More On the positives of shopping handmade and local