Monday, February 19, 2018

Out of the mouth of babes.......

Eldest child in the car this morning :  Mum what are you doing today?

Strung out mother : I'm cleaning up after you pesky kids, washing the floors 4 loads of clothes washing scrubbing the bathroom cleaning the fish tank worming the dog cooking tea and folding all your good dam washing! 

Eldest child : Mum you really need to let that go and move on.  Just get the jobs done!

Kids got a point.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I'm happy with the colours.

I have looked at this house, under a microscope for over 12 months.  It's driven the painter and I nuts. I've now been on a holiday, taken some time off reno's and I can look at the bigger picture.  I love it!! It was a big change but now it's growing on me.  We have still many small things to finish but we are 95% there. Gee it was a big job.  Thank gowd it's almost over!! 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sometimes the hippy shit goes out the window!

Last year was big, just one big stress ball, this year not so much. However, the bottle/jar collection process flew out the window.  I couldn't be stuffed washing them and off to the recycle they went.  Yep...bad hippy.  Alas, I am now I am back to stable ground and the last jar of relish has just been devoured.  Oh....I wished I'd kept those bottles!!  Never-mind, Barbecues Galore to the rescue!  Who new they had cheap gorgeous glass bottles to rescue distressed, organicish, earth-mother type!  Thanks to the fellas in the home brewing department, i’m back on track!

Embracing the Wonk!

I need a new house gate.  I have plans, big plans, but those big budget plans need to cool there heels for a while.  So out came the jigsaw, my new fancy skills and a bit of scrap wood. I was off!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Weekending - Fruit Salad!

Love to you and yours.  Leonie xx

Veggie garden re vamp after 12 months of neglect! ----- Soil Sterilisation

Here we go........I've never done this before but the idea of cooking those weeds, seeds and pesky bugs makes sence. 

Step 1. Remove all big chunky weeds or if you're like me, WEED TREES from your veggie patch!

Step 2.  Give it a good soaking.  You want the soil to be wet about 12 inches.  (It took us 2 days!!)

Step 3.  Cover and bake in the hot summer sun under black plastic for 6-8 weeks.

Step 4 & Step 5 of turning it all over and planting green manure are to come...I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, February 4, 2018


Yesterday Finn and I headed out for a local discovery tour of garage sales.  Shoved under a dusty old verandah in amongst the dried up Geraniums I found this treasure.  The problem is, I don't know what it is.  More to the point, I just don't know where to put it!! If anyone knows, if it is a inside or outside plant, please share your brilliance. Thanks x 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Getting fat on my Nectarines!

Girls Day Out

Finn has started school, Asha has not, sooooooo......the girls get to play!  In the car we went.......Oh, what a play ground we have explored.  I have climbed every step from Warrnambool to Princetown, my legs are about to drop off!!!!  We have had the best time exploring one of theeeeee most amazing coastlines in the world.

2 lucky ducks. 

Great Ocean Road