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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

                                          Wishing everyone the very best wishes for 2014

                                                  See you all revitalised in the New Year


Thursday, February 21, 2013

R.I.P Richard Briers

This week has seen the sad passing of the delightful, witty Richard Briers, oh how he made us laugh in the TV series "The Good Life".
As the eccentric Tom in the Good Life, I'm sure many of got inspiration from watching Tom and Barbara setting up their self sufficiency garden on TV, it's a timeless series, I adored it:)

He will be sadly missed by all, very true that they say he was one of Britain's "National Treasures"

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday Morning at Northey Street Organic Markets

We headed out early on Sunday morning to the Northey Street Organic Markets, it is Brisbane's best known City Farm too.
 A few shots of the City Farm

 It was a lovely morning, we will be doing this again for sure.

Have a great day.

Shirley :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January In My Kitchen

Firstly I would like to wish all a Very Happy, Healthy, Productive and Prosperous New Year:)

In My Kitchen This Month

An Egyptian Basbousa, very simple to make from the Maeve O'Meara Food Safari TV series and book.

Left over ham, eggs from our chickens, home grown zucchini, tomatoe and onions make a tasty meal to enjoy with a side salad.
Love this time of year with all the beautiful stone fruits available and of course mangoes by the tray are very addictive.
A Maifan Stone Mill Grinder that I picked up on Gumtree for $20 used by the Japanese for grinding Matcha Tea used in their tea ceremonies, I have tea growing here so I am going to attempt to process my own green tea, couldn't get any fresher and purer than that.

Please take a look at Celia's blog Fig Jame and Lime Cordial for other interesting In My Kitchen Posts.

Have a great day

Shirley :) 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

    Wishing you all the very best for


Shirley :):)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jacaranda Time

Here in Australia it is Jacaranda time, from around the end of September until the end of November the Jacaranda trees flower, they are the most beautiful tree, no leaves at this time of year just a mass of flowers.
 A street lined with Jacaranda trees magnificent.
A close up of the gorgeous flowers.

I absolutely love to see these trees flowering, they take many years from  planting before they flower but oh so worth the wait.

Have a great day Shirley :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Total Eclipse of the Sun

This morning here in Australia we have been lucky enough to witness a Total Eclipse of the Sun.  Although here in Brisbane hasn't been the best vantage point at the moment there is a dimmed light as the moon passes in front of the sun.  

Many people from all over the world have gathered at Palm Cove close to Cairns in far north Qld as this was the best place in the world to view this phenomenon.
This is a rare event and will not be seen again for many years.

Have a great day Shirley :)