#fashion industry…my first job

#fashion industry, life skills, learning from young, sewing with children , Sigrid Styleknit, fashion incubator Working in the Fashion industry Recently I was directed to a sewing site which was more about professional sewing but it reminded me of my youth. My first ever job was working at a small boutique fashion knitwear place called Sigrid Styleknit….I did Google the name and got one photograph in some Australian migrant archives. […] Continue reading →

#simple thoughts

#simplethoughts, #simple thoughts, children, circle of friends, family, grandchildren, joy, memories, motivation, motivational, simple living, Thoughts from this day Yesterday the shortest day for us Down Under Today a grey and dismal dawning Yet…Later graced by sun to warm and skies of blue Hearing of dear old friend passing Yet…Remembering about his many deeds and kindnesses Realizing that the years roll on for all, young and old alike One moment […] Continue reading →

#Off Course

By AcrylicArtist@morgueFile free photos Tuesday 16 June…blown off course A fleeting moment I was amazed to see a precious sight The graceful flight A Monarch butterfly In winter Very much blown off course His colour was resplendent, not tattered at all Bright and richly hued his coat Hungry for his food Dipping into my lavender hedge and feasting on […] Continue reading →

#Change

#Change, retirement on a budget, staycation, holiday at home, adventure at home, mini holiday, holiday from home, free holiday from home, high tea at home romantic high tea at home Change… “To make something different. You can cause something to change, or you can bring change upon yourself.”… Google Business Dictionary Change When change is as good as a holiday Dust out those gorgeous china cups and use them more Change enlightens the spirit You are aching for a holiday, a change to the everyday […] Continue reading →

#Impressions. Sunday on a Winter’s Day

#Impressions. Sunday on a Winters'sDay. Winter fruits, seasonal fruit, citrus, oranges, lemons, clementines, mandarins, family fun, Impressions… Winter fruits in a bowl Bringing cheer A cold South wind Bringing Snow on the Alps Silently falling on some high flung Snow Fields For skiing enthusiasts For me though, I must find that oh so lightweight merino wool wrap cardigan from Aldi purchased for a song Ah, yes, it’s lovely and warm to […] Continue reading →

# World Environment Day …at home

#world environment day...at home, grow your own cuttings, mushroom compost, grow mushrooms at home, grow mushrooms from mushroom compost, garden with children, show children how to grow plants, simple living like grandma , rhubarb plant, grow rhubarb, how to cook rhubarb, rhubarb with yoghurt and LSA, teach children how to garden, joy of gardening World environment day which was some days ago… …well Life and Caring happened in between, but Hi, I’m back How am I doing world environment day … every day How do I see it … every day In simple language, in a grandma, mum and dad and family way Grow plants from cuttings to spread […] Continue reading →

# Networking..Do more than care, help

bulk meat, bulk buy, bulk cooking, country fresh , home cooked meals, roast beef, farm gate, pasture fed, pasture, farm, farmer's market, country, carry a child, family outing, older help the younger, family fun, camping, staycation, team work, many hands The power of networking Sharing, supporting each other, extending oneself, opening new horizons, searching out new ways to help yourself by connecting with another My example of networking came to me randomly as I was reading about the struggles farmers go through. We support a butcher who is I guess is semi rural. When I […] Continue reading →

#Making do, when things go wrong

#Making do when things go wrong, morning tea, picnic, children play Today was to be a little family picnic with little boys, their mums and me the grandma. Firstly swimming lessons then a quick change out of wet swimmers for more rough and tumble clothes Morning tea was going to be inhaled by hungry little ones Then off to run and climb and yell and jump […] Continue reading →

Homesteading, Gardening and Family

Homesteading, gardening and family, International World Permaculture Day, sharing, What is simple living, simple living with children, story time with children, simple living , rain, nature walk in your garden, nature walk, open your eyes, chickens, hens, homesteading, gardening with children Permaculture is such a big fancy word… A continuation of the previous post on Permaculture but let’s turn it into an everyday word that everyone can understand…Family friendly It is a way of bringing together people with whatever bit of earth or space that you can work with and on. It can be as small […] Continue reading →