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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

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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?

Pottering around the yard & checking on my little people

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IMG_9876 Lucy Lou just wanted to share some love this morning and look what we discovered…..a STICK can sratch JUST THE RIGHT SPOT!!!!

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This weed appeared in my garden (after a neighbour had it in his) and NOW IT IS OUT OF CONTROL….I really LOATHE having to spend my precious time in the garden pulling out weeds that SOMEONE ELSE has let go CRAZY. GRRRRR

I was gladly interrupted by a 'fly in fly out' visit from Will & his Girl. He is such a handsome boy & I agree with his regal looks it was a good name the King Parrot.

I was gladly interrupted by a ‘fly in fly out’ visit from Will & his Girl. He is such a handsome boy & I agree with his regal looks it was an appropriate name the King Parrot.

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A few snails ejected from the hot house & now about to be recycled for duck food (:

  IMG_9881 IMG_9872 IMG_9855  IMG_9858 IMG_9860I was up the tree putting up some solar powered fairy lights – the view from up there is NOT TOO BAD!!! But not being too keen on heights it was ok for just a quick look.