Hi there!

I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!

I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.

I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.

While I don’t always have time to reply to comments, I love reading them. I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope you learn something new because I love sharing what I learn, and I'm always looking for another new skill myself.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Meeting with a rose named Rose

I had the pleasure of being invited to Rose's house today. What a lovely genuine lady. I feel like I have known her for years. I met Rose through the Down to Earth blog and both her and her husband Tony welcomed me into their home. They have a very lovely home with extraodinary artwork hanging throughout. The artistic side of both of them shows within the design and the interior of their home.

For lunch, we dined outside on the deck, while shaded from the sun. Combining the coolness of the shade and the surrounding plants, it makes you feel like you are inside the home, yet outside enjoying nature at the same time. The atmosphere during lunch was lovely. People sitting around the table sharing stories of researching family history, and stories of simple living.

I came to Rose's bearing gifts of plants of Lemongrass and Aloe; and I left Rose's home feeling like I had more, more than just meeting a person on a blog. I can see myself visiting Rose often, sharing ideas and learning from each other. She truly is a lovely lady. Once she sends me the photo we had taken I will be adding it here, so check back later to see Rose and myself.
Thankyou Rose for a lovely lunch with great company.

Pictured here are:nellymary & Rose


  1. I had no doubt you would have a lovely day with dear Rose and Tony and their 'family'.

  2. Hi Narelle, I loved meeting you too and I very much look forward to seeing you again, we have so much to share. Thank you for coming and thank you for this lovely post. Warm regards.

  3. Your'e welcome Rose, I am thinking about those aprons we are going to make.


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