A quiet place is a place to reminisce, to reflect, to celebrate the joys and to find solace in the losses.

It can be found in many places; within a garden, by a river, but most of all within oneself. To lose oneself in creating something of beauty is to find a quiet place.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

My Christmas present

Yes, I know, Christmas has come and gone! But I was given a gift voucher for Tom Thumbs Miniature Emporium and today was the day I went off to spend it. Thank you friend who gave it to me. 

My newest treasures are:

A rocking horse to go in the attic.

Hat boxes to go on top of the wardrobe cupboard.

Groceries for the pantry shelves.

Sunday, 26 January 2014


Are you packing me up too?

I'm spending the long weekend "decluttering". In came the boxes and the unwanted books began to be packed. Of course both Ollie and Em had to "help".

Four book cases have now been sorted and the contents have been culled by about half. The buffet has been reorganised. The wardrobes have had a massive clearance. 

One more trip to the op shop and the book recycling shop. 

Next the linen closet. I bought 2 of the space saver bags so I'm hoping they really do work when I pack them with the winter linen... but first... a cup of coffee!

Precious baby has arrived.

Baby boy A. arrived on Fiday morning. Welcome to the world little one. You have two wonderful loving parents.

Friday, 17 January 2014

What to do in 40+ degree heat...

... not a lot!
The lounge room is cool so I've started a jigsaw.

Then Oliver decided to help!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The love of friends

"Friends will strengthen you with their prayers, bless you with their love, and encourage you with their hope."