That is how long it’s been since my last blog post!! It’s been niggling away that it’s “been a while”, but I didn’t think THAT long. I could have conceived a child, gained 30kg and popped a baby out (as you do), in that time. Nothing like that, of course… My lovely girls and I … More 9 months
She was standing so close behind me that I could feel what was undoubtedly her brightly flowing skirt, swishing across my calves. A voice of the earth, deep but softly crooning, talking of what I imagined to be sacred things with her friend. I felt suddenly overwhelmed with emotion, and deeply connected with all around … More I’ll never lose your touch
bumping around and feeling slightly nervous about our updated suspension making some odd thumping sounds… … More Bush therapy
Met up with Anna from MangoLime after school yesterday at the Botanical Gardens AMAZING playground. So long since I’ve been there, but it’s one of my favourite places in Darwin. There is a bunch of pictures here, that I took a year or so ago. After we snacked and the kids ran off to play, … More Botanical Gardens
I’ve been reading this fantastic book from the Library, “The Stress Free Home: Beautiful Interiors for Serenity and Harmonious Living”. Full of inspiration and how to make our homes feel more relaxing, and putting rooms to good use. Our lounge room, since we bought our new Teak tv cabinet last year, has been awkwardly arranged … More Sunday…
The Walk for Autism this weekend. It’s being held at Jingili Water Gardens from 9am… There will be a mini-markets, so I have agreed to have a stall there! Last year was… interesting :) No sales, but lots of interest which is always great! This year, Autism NT have advertised “Mini-Markets”, so that might bring … More Recipe bag with patchwork strap?
I absolutely LOVE my life. I love being creative every day & having freedom with the work that I do. I love the online aspect of my work, too. And the photography & little bit of fiddling in Photoshop… The connections I have made with customers and fellow crafty types online have also been amazing, … More Darwin crafty people!
1. I love, love, love this time of year. I am so thankful to say goodbye to the clouds (much as I find them beautiful) and humidity for 5 months or so!!! I love to be able to do physical things without having to constantly back up with a shower or swim. I love not … More 5 things….
years, and years ago, when I worked for Darwin City Promotions, we were lucky enough to be gifted with sample music cd’s… to be played and piped through the Mall sound system… And we staged events, with bands to keep the locals entertained… there grew a love for indigenous and tribal music…and the didjeridu. One … More indigenous music
But only momentarily, as just out in the harbour were dark, looming monsoon clouds; meaning more blessed rain. Lots of locals are complaining of the rain. It’s certainly not without it’s disadvantages: washing lying around everywhere, mould growing on anything that isn’t getting AIR, little muddy tracks through the house, as we are always barefoot … More the sun came out, today
P1050320 Originally uploaded by monsoonsandmangoes Took my sister (who is visiting from Tasmania), my Mum, fiancee & the girls to the Monsoon Markets @ Rapid Creek tonight… I treated myself to a ten minute “tension, neck & shoulder” massage. best $10 I ever spent!! Felt teen feet taller, and very flexi in the neck! We … More Sunset….
Stage is set :) I grind spices. And then the girls have water play. I love how Staffies adore water so much :) Pretty firewood. Danny gathered it all by himself, in the harsh Territory sun. I miss the bush so I want to go next time. Key ingredients. mmm…. Such a pretty time of … More Campfire curry night
Because it goes without saying, I’m not numbering it: cooler weather over the next few months. Very excited about wearing clothes! LOL Oh, and picking bougainvillea on a daily basis, if I want to. 1. Danny home next Wednesday night, for a 10 day break from his studies interstate. 2. Campfire curry in our backyard … More 5 things to look forward to
I had SUCH a fantastic day. Music, solitude, pretty fabric and my mind. I kept thinking: “I’m back.” Look what I made!!! :) ladies hippy/festival/market apron skirt S-M. I can’t begin to express how much fun I had making this!! It kept growing and growing and I absolutely LOVE it! :) Little patchy skirt. I’m … More New today
No fish, but sooooo pretty! Lil’s little hermit crab Lil with Danny & Mum in the background. Shortly after this, Mum and Lily were in hysterics together, after both falling into the water :) Sweet little find on the beach. Such a beautiful morning there. I mostly minded Maisie while Danny and Mum fished. Lily … More Sunrise at Buffalo Creek, NT