Who stole several months from my Calendar? 

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To say life has been busy is an understatement…..but EVERYONE seems to be busy. Quick catch up from my last entry in May will say that still with a heavy he❤️rt I took my beloved Lily Girl to the vet for the very last time. She didn’t want to leave & secretly I had wished for her to go in her sleep. But I felt in my heart that it was up to me to be brave for the both of us. Louie was such a comfort during that time and continues to be very intuitive when it comes to how I’m feeling. Louie’s bone 🍖 cake 🎂 wearing his party hat

He found his missing toy Tiger 🐯 that had been missing for weeks All worn out after a play date with over 40 other Cavoodles Waiting while I meditate in the morning sunshine ☀️ Helping in the garden👏Letting his fur sister Ava take him for a walk????😜

Louie is an ALLROUNDER…..I tell him EVERYDAY “YOU ARE THE BEST BOY EVER!” I will be back very soon with LOTS of photos of all that has been going on – in my little Rainbow Farm. 

Autumn….

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As the colder weather approaches, my fears and concerns about my little old Lily are weighing heavily on me.

Keeping myself busy is often helpful……but I seriously don’t want her to be suffering in anyway. I feel that it is time for this old shark to finally meet up with her beloved brother Leon. It is going to take such great strength & a huge adjustment not having my favourite girl helping me in the garden.

 

A long time between posts

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Still trying to balance my busy workload with my new life, while processing all that has gone on over so many years before. Resetting my thought patterns, while still working and just living day to day. ALWAYS mindful that this is ALL how things were meant to be and just breath and live in the moment. Fortunately for me I live in a little slice of HEAVEN with the MOST AMAZING feathered and furred friends that HELP ME HEAL EVERYDAY.  

 These gorgeous girls and boys are my Indian runner ducks that are very shy & extremely wary of EVERYTHING also very hard to photograph. 

I have managed to do a few things around the garden & of course some baking for friends for special occasions ALWAYS brings to mind how time is FLYING PAST & that I shouldn’t waste a second. 

   Double layer carrot cake & of course cream cheese frosting 

 Rose water meringue, clotted cream, raspberries & Pistachio Praline for GF guests

  

For dessert Kimmys favourite baked cherry cheesecake, this was just some catering for a special work friend & her BIG 50th Birthday Celebrations (things that I LOVE to do for people I love & LOVE ME in return) 

COLDEST WINTER IN 18 YEARS

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IMG_2748The sun is SO BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL and helping to melt the frost off every surface including Shorty’s mane & beard, he was a cold and grumpy boy!!

Coldest winter in 18 years

IMG_2744 IMG_2755I have several songs running through my head that ALWAYS bring me great comfort. ‘Here Comes the Sun’,’A Little Ray of Sunshine’ ‘The Horses’, ‘Let it Go’, ‘Put Your Records On’ & ‘Three Little Birds’. These three little birds on my window were a gift from a VERY SPECIAL FRIEND to me to ‘CELEBRATE’ me now buying my home & farm (along with the bank) and starting ‘A WHOLE NEW LIFE’.  It is approaching the end of the first week here (the only human) surrounded by my two & four legged family and the feathered friends that fly in and fly out.  It has been a strange and unfamiliar load of feelings ranging from crying like a baby with life as i knew it ending…..the good, the bad & the ugly. I have no doubt that I will get through this stage and to help me I am clearing, cleaning and cleansing and a little pottering in the garden and cooking my produce WILL ALWAYS HELP!!! I am so EXCITED to finally find out who I really am.    “STAY TUNED” or NOT ha ha

Mothers Day

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Feeling like I will be able to be me - for the first time in my life! So much has happened in the last few years - but it feels like in the last 18 months I have been unable to find the hand break. I was reminded on Mothers Day just how to STOP, SIT & BREATH. Both my kids live away from home & have done for a few years. My son lives about 90 minutes away with his gorgeous girl, but they work every weekend. My girl lives and works several hours away on a BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL ISLAND on the Great Barrier Reef. Anyway it was my first day off in a few weeks & I was trying to catch up on a few jobs around the place (my list that seems to grow) I had to do at least one of them. Then ALL OF A SUDDEN I had an unexpected delivery (ON A SUNDAY?) I could hardly believe it?? These BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS & CHOCOLATES. With a card saying with "love from your favourite children" Ha Ha Ha I was so stunned and surprised that I  was laughing & crying at the same time. My thoughtful kids & their sense of humour. They know my favourite colours, my favourite chocolates & they know me!!!! I LOVE CHILDREN - that's why I work with kids & of course MY FAVOURITE CHILDREN ARE THE TWO OF THEM & Jack's girl Hayely. Just reminded me that they care MEANT THE WORLD TO ME AS THEY ARE MY WORLD!!

Feeling like I will be able to be me – for the first time in my life! So much has happened in the last few years – but it feels like in the last 18 months I have been unable to find the hand break. I was reminded on Mothers Day just how to STOP, SIT & BREATH. Both my kids live away from home & have done for a few years. My son lives about 90 minutes away with his gorgeous girl, but they work every weekend. My girl lives and works several hours away on a BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL ISLAND on the Great Barrier Reef. Anyway it was my first day off in a few weeks & I was trying to catch up on a few jobs around the place (my list that seems to grow) I had to do at least one of them. Then ALL OF A SUDDEN I had an unexpected delivery (ON A SUNDAY?) I could hardly believe it?? These BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS & CHOCOLATES. With a card saying with “love from your favourite children” Ha Ha Ha I was so stunned and surprised that I was laughing & crying at the same time. My thoughtful kids & their sense of humour. They know my favourite colours, my favourite chocolates & they know me!!!! I LOVE CHILDREN – that’s why I work with kids & of course MY FAVOURITE CHILDREN ARE THE TWO OF THEM & Jack’s girl Hayely. Just reminded me that they care MEANT THE WORLD TO ME AS THEY ARE MY WORLD!!

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FREEEZING still………waiting to warm up!!

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IMG_9318 IMG_9316 IMG_9345 IMG_9304 IMG_9305 IMG_9294To be honest I took these photos a few weeks back, thinking it would be the last of the winter freeze (well for us here) I know that it gets MUCH COLDER in other places around this planet of ours.   But just as I was feeling those warming sun rays on my back while having my morning cuppa only several days ago, thinking hmmmmm (I’m prepared) to go through the yearly ritual of having the pleasure of runny eyes, blowing my nose, the feeling of a constant cold, sneezing till it hurts & the BEST OF ALL – PUFFY BLOODSHOT EYES.  Having to explain to people whilst in the middle of a conversation that “I am just wiping my eyes, because I get hay fever – NOT because I am overwhelmed with emotion!” I consider that it is only for a season and I could have something much more debilitating, after all I am going to be celebrating my 48th year! I can hear that saying ‘toughen up PRINCESS’ well I can & will toughen up for THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO LIFE IN SPRING!!!! The flowers, veggies, fruit, the food, the general feeling of wanting to be out and about – ooops speaking of which TODAY is the return of a local country market after it’s Winter break as there are so many outside stalls. I have been trying to remember their motto??? Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Sew it! I think that’s how it goes and it is one of those things that nowadays people LOVE TO VISIT funny how the past makes a come back!!? I can almost smell the onions on the barbie at the scout sausage sizzle – I SO DON’T MISS THAT EVERY 2 MONTHS/: Better get on with it – it only happens on the 2nd Saturday of the month & today on my planting by the moon it says today is a good day(: I’m off to the Rokeby Market (can you see me skipping around all the plant stalls?????)  If I get a good buy I might just post again later today?