Sunday, October 28, 2012


Calendula flower

Comfrey flowers

In amongst the vacuuming, floor washing, and studying today, I took some time to take a few photos around our home. 

The new little man in my life. He is here to remind me to take some time in my day to be still and quiet, to meditate, to give thanks, to be mindful.  The little book is to remind me to think positively. This makes such a difference in my day. I also like to look up a quote every now and again. 

I have little notes and signs up around our home of things I want to remember and concentrate on.

A beautiful candle that a lovely friend gave me. It sits on our kitchen window sill.

Another little note on the window sill. I think it is really important to be yourself, to listen to your heart, your soul, and to be the person you are meant to be. No one else can be that person, only you. I believe that every single person is here for a reason. No one else can fulfill that person's role except the person themself.

The candle and my rose quartz. This gem stone means love.

I love this pattern on the candle.

The beautiful rose quartz.

My mood board/inspiration board sits on the wall  beside the kitchen window. It reminds me of things I'm working towards and things I want to do more of.

Our coffee table that our boys made.

A great movie, even if you're not into surfing.

Gardening books

A magnet on our fridge

A photo on our fridge. A few years ago we climbed Mount Kosiosko. (I think my spelling is wrong)

Some positive reinforcement from Louise Hay.

Which is in this lovely book.

Another great book.

Sorry these are sideways. The cover of one of my journals.

Linda Woodrow's Book. Linda wrote a comment on my gardening post a couple of days ago. I was so excited. 

Some study time with a pot of dandelion tea.

Remembering to focus.

My new Mala beads. This photo doesn't show the colour properly. They are my early Christmas present from  this gorgeous shop.

I've nearly finished module 26, only 14 to go!!

I'm rereading the pray section of this book.

The only problem is the first time I read it I highlighted sections. They are a little distracting the second time around.

This was my Sunday. What did you do?

A HUGE thank you to the people that wrote lovely, positive comments on my previous blog post. Your comments mean so much to me. THANK YOU!!!

Wishing you a wonderful, happy and healthy week. 

xxoo much love,  

Friday, October 26, 2012

October in the Vege Patch

Probably the best decision I've made, in relation to growing veges and herbs, is to have the herbs, and some of the leafy greens, growing near our back door. That way when I'm preparing a meal, they are quick and easy to harvest. It means that we eat more of these things, because sometimes I can't be bothered going out to the garden, but it is little effort at all to walk  to the back door. 

This wine barrel contains celery, thyme, flowers and spinach. 

This wine barrel contains parsley, rocket, spinach and spring onions.

I have also put some herbs in pots near the back door.




Tuscan Kale


Garlic Chives

Perennial Basil

Some vege seedlings...

Spring onions and leafy greens


Kale, that really needs to be planted in to the garden

Rainbow Chard

Out in the garden things are in the early stages....

One of my husband's row of potatoes. His ancestors are from Ireland, he loves his potatoes.

 It is a bit hard to see properly, but here we have tomatoes, lettuce, celery and calendula in their infancy.

More celery and calendula.

I was really excited yesterday morning to see an artichoke on each bush.


 Our first tomato for the season.

One of the tomato plants.


One of my dreams is to have a year round supply of vegetables growing. In years past we have done a massive plant up in spring and then during summer we get sick of all the watering and weeding. This spring my motto is 'smaller is better'. I'm hoping it will do the trick and we won't be sick of it all come autumn. 

I hope you enjoyed the tour. Do you have anything growing at the moment?

xxoo Julie