Monday, 24 July 2017

Sashiko Embroidery Workshop

On the weekend our Simple Living Toowoomba group held a Sashiko Embroidery workshop. It is quite a fascinating form of embroidery and I would say it would require quite a lot of patience to complete a large article using this method. However, the results are stunning and well worth the time and effort put in.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Back to the cold

Last week I woke early to prepare for our annual trip to the Sunshine Coast which has been a ritual of sorts ever since the children were little and they are now both in their mid thirties. The day dawned with a beautiful sunrise which I rarely see in winter as it is too warm under the doona to get out of bed.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Keep your veggies fresh with a chemical-free 'Greenleaf Bag'

When our now very popular Farmers' Market first started in Toowoomba and was held out at the showgrounds I wrote the post A Farmers' Market App and Veggie Bags as during my first visit I had bought a Greenleaf bag there from a local seller which extended the life of veggies in the fridge.

Photo used with permission

Monday, 3 July 2017

The joy of growing Stinging Nettle

We have some out of control patches of Stinging Nettle in our garden at the moment. It used to be kept under control but since the CEO has stopped gardening I haven't been able to keep on top of it.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Noisy visitors

I was sitting on the sunny back verandah having breakfast today when I heard the squawking of cockatoos and looked up to find at least ten of them flying around in the back yard. I quickly ran to get my camera with the terrific zoom and managed to take a photo of one of them sitting up high at the very top of the huge pine tree next door.


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