How to Pollinate Your Pumpkins?

The pumpkins had a bumpy start to their success this year. Bees were late arriving and it appeared there were not enough of them to fly around to all the  pumpkin flowers. My brother and his wife have a bit of a green finger. So I got the low down on how the pumpkins were…

How To Lock Your Love

Behold my first encounter with love locks.  This is where two people are totally and unequivocally committed to each other. They show their commitment, by locking their love within the unbreakable bonds of a paddock. This paddock is secured to a structure. Then both, throw away their key into the deep dark waters or ravine…

How Can A Stylist Turn Your Dream Event Into A Fabulous Reality?

Themed backdrops, props and tablescapes will transform your special event from the mundane to the fabulous! How wonderful to feel like you’ve walked onto a movie set! Make your event an unforgettable experience…a magical event guests will remember!  Have you ever longed to have a birthday, a wedding or a special event which will have your guests loving…

The Tackle That Didn’t Get Away

Museums of any sort capture my attention. However, having a museum attached to a fish and tackle shop had me intrigued. As I needed a particular set of weighing scales, I decided the museum alone would be worth the drive. I ventured forth and found Bransfords Discount Tackle Shop, Clifton Beach, Cairns. I wanted to…

Fika, a Swedish Tradition

“Any excuse for a ‘Fika’ is a good one,” according to a sign in a Swedish Café. To ‘Fika’ simply means to meet over a cuppa and something sweet to eat.  In Sweden, it is like a religion, enjoyed several times a day. Fika with friends, co-workers and neighbours is the thing to do in Sweden.…

Hairdressers Make You Feel A Million Dollars

When people leave the hairdressers they feel like a million dollars. To quote Julius Sumner Miller: Why is this so?  Apart from making you look and feel good; they are renowned as exceptionally good listeners. Good Listeners People feel they can talk to their hairdresser because of an unspoken code of ‘client/hairdresser confidentiality’. As hairdressers listen,…

Kangaroo

  I had been sitting on my verandah, quietly enjoying a cuppa, while dabbling in my writings.  Out of the silence, came a loud rustling sound. I looked over at our timber bridge.  Then I glanced towards the rainforest and beyond the creek. I noted: no movement, no stirrings, not even the breeze was about. I…

Sunday Breakfast – Wellness

Quietness surrounds my peaceful abode. A chorus of birds; twitter, whistle, pipe and are shrill in their conversation. This symphony of bird calls accompanies my Sunday breakfast;  bacon, egg and tomato, all carefully positioned on toasted ciabatta – garnished with fresh basil picked from the garden. The Sun From where I sit, a view more…

Why Farm Fresh is Best.

I dropped up to my nearest neighbour for a cuppa, which was about 1km up the road. I was greeted with a cup of ginger tea; sliced fresh from their homegrown ginger and let steep in hot water. It was such an amazing zingy flavour compared to the ginger tea bag. I smelt its gingery…

How The Talking Car Saved Him

The driver was surrounded in darkness as he drove South along the Bruce Highway, just before Liverpool Creek, North Queensland. It was raining. A truck had his high beams on. He continued to steer the vehicle straight on the road. After the truck had passed, was when he hit the unseen water across the road,…

Fireplace – Good for the Soul

Fireplaces will cheer up any continually miserable rainy day. The flicker of the fire dancing in the fireplace is mesmerising and has a  warming effect. If your part of the world boasts 100inches of rain, and you had to wear a drizabone to keep you dry and warm while working in wet weather – knowing…

30 minutes of Wellness

I have left the world behind and decided to be still and relax my mind so I can enjoy my favourite pastime – a visit to a coffee shop. Sitting here contemplating on a tranquil quiet morning in a little country town, my thoughts have traveled elsewhere. Look Around You – What do you see?…