No I haven't movedNo we didn't put up another wallWhat I did do after much umming and ahhing and toing and froing is buy the largest outdoor mat I could find.And its shown me that after all these years this ol house can still surprise the socks off me somedays.So in the interests of general … Continue reading The Outdoor Room I Never Knew I Had
its a jungle out there
Create an Outdoor Space that Knows its own Mind
Now I don’t have a balcony or a view of any exotic looking European buildings
What I do have is a great ugly back verandah that the dogs have the run of, It holds fine views of the two rabbit cages, a pumpkin vine gone wild and a lawn that nearly always needs mowing.
But she might be a beauty yet.
A Week in the Woods
Now if that sounds like we were out in the wilds, far from civilisation, fending for ourselves, sleeping rough and cooking over open fire
We were at a somewhat secluded camp ground an easyish 20 minute drive from a major town with powered site and hot water a short stroll away. We cooked on a gas stove and boiled water in my quite well fitted out caravan kitchen.
On Inch by Inch Garden Progress and Small Steps that Take You Places
I still go back to these words
- - - small steps will often keep us going when we run out of steam with the grand gestures. Leeana Tankersley
Sometimes small steps are the only thing you can do when time and money, energy and ability and plain old priorities count the "grand gestures" out for the time being
- - - and sometimes taking one small step can seem like the grandest gesture of all.
That Old Thing – Fence Paling Planter
I like bits of old wood. I found these in my garage on the weekend. Someone has lovingly put these together out of fence palings I think but I have no idea who. In my push to de clutter everywhere including the garage I almost threw them into the recycling but they have been made in such … Continue reading That Old Thing – Fence Paling Planter
A Good Twenty Minutes
These day's the winter sun keeps calling me outside - so with some phone calls to make I headed out into the garden. Difficult phone calls made easier by the sun on my back. What I noticed though were the weeds taking over the garden beds, the Guinea Pigs forlorn because their cage was a mess and various … Continue reading A Good Twenty Minutes
Signs of Life
Things are rarely as they seem - - - and every now and then we get a glimpse of the quiet and invisible realities hidden within what "seems". You see the tree in my back yard looks dead - well and truly. Not just any tree - my favourite - a potted ornamental Ficus that … Continue reading Signs of Life