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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hello :)

Hello everyone,
Just a little post to say all is going along as usual, although everything here is very dry so the farmers are not too happy. The crops will have a low yield this year and some are cutting it for hay instead of harvesting. This photo shows our canola crop in the background.  We've sent three loads of lambs off to market recently which eases the feed situation. Hopefully we'll get some decent late spring rain! We've been doing a lot of pre fire season clean-up too. Burning off and clearing undergrowth etc. Work has been busy as usual and there's still the house renovating to do so there's never enough hours in the day. Anyway, that's all for now. I hope all is well with you. Cheerio, Clare.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Flow Magazine

Hello there! I found the most wonderful magazine while browsing in the newsagent a few weeks ago. It caught my eye because it had a beautiful matt cover image and an icon saying "a magazine that takes its time". When I flicked through the pages there were fabulous articles on simplifying your life, living mindfully, inspiring quote pages, postcards and a 30 day notebook. I was so impressed I looked up their website and ordered a couple of back issues - all the way from the Netherlands. When they arrived I devoured them in a couple of hours and had to order more back copies! I think they appeal to me so much because they combine my love of stationary and magazines. I am also feeling a bit lost at the moment so needed something to make me re-focus and be grateful for my life.  I hope all is well in your part of the world! Best wishes, C x

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bargain 1960 sideboard

Recently one of our neighbours sold their farm and held a clearing sale. As well as lots of farm equipment there was also quite a few items of old furniture. We managed to buy this lovely sideboard for only $10! I found a makers stamp on it "Pattison 1960". How fabulous! I gave it a clean and polish and here it is in our living room with my lovely West Elm lamps and new Voyager sofa. Don't you love a great bargain? C x

Monday, March 17, 2014


Hello everyone, where does the time go?!
Just a quick post to show you my lovely new circle shelf from Bride and Wolfe. I've been coveting this shelf for months and months and finally decided to go for it. It looks just like I imagined and gives the room a nice lift.  We went to a clearing sale recently and bought a fantastic 1960's sideboard for $10 that I plan to rejuvenate and place under the shelf with a lamp at either end.  Everything else is going along as usual here - we've had a little rain recently which was good as it's been bone dry for a ages.  Hope all is well in your part of the world!  C x