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.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Daffodil Day - 25th Anniversary 2011

Today is Daffodil Day....not only is it Daffodil Day
but this year is also the celebration of 
25 years of Cancer Awareness, 
Research and Fund-raising.

I think every person I know has been touched by Cancer in some way...Have you helped your mother through breast cancer?...maybe you lost an uncle to Prostate Cancer.....or do you have a child battling with Leukaemia......Do you have someone in your life who has had a melanoma removed? Maybe you yourself have suffered through Cancer.........

My Sister-In-Law is recovering from breast cancer...and has one last lot of radiation to go...then she plans to go back to work next month...She is a trooper..and I admire her strength every day.

I also have a cousin who has had many melanoma's removed from his face and arms...having skin grafts to replace most of the skin on his face now.....he too is a trooper to be admired.....

Not all cancer sufferers survive, and it is the fund-raising that provides much needed research into finding cures and medications for the future. 

Below is the range of products selling to help raise funds......

This year's range includes our best-selling pens ($5), enamel pin ($5), diamante brooch ($10), cancer research donation card ($10), new office clips ($6), key rings ($7), football ($7), this year's collectable 'super-hero' Dougal Bear ($10), and of course bunches of fresh daffodils. Coles will be celebrating their 16th year of support for Daffodil Day with a variety of special products, including an exclusive limited edition Daffodil Day environmental bag, a new jute bag and the ever-popular fresh daffodils.

Join in today and help make the country yellow!

For more information
click here to go to 
The Cancer Council Website


  1. Daffodil Day has been on my mind also. Cancer has touched me and some members of my family the youngest was not even 21 - thankfully she has survived, so did I. It's a difficult topic for me to talk about.
    TFS - popped over from Down To Earth.

  2. Hi Chris: I can see why it would be a difficult topic for you..and anyone for that matter....I'm glad you both made it through....thanks for leaving a comment for this day....hope you have great weekend.

  3. Something coming your way tomorrow. pop over to my blog when you have time.

  4. Fiona: Hi there...been catching up on your blog today....I also answered your question on the side buttons...over on the vinegar thread....
    What is this something coming my way...What are you up to luvvy?....I'll check in again on Saturday after I take mum to doctors. Hope you have a good weekend...chat soon.


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