Tuesday, September 04, 2012


What have I been up to? Well, let's see...we finally got some new chickens, and I upcycled an old chest of drawers into a nesting box. The ladies seem more than happy with this and have been gifting us with fresh eggs everyday!

So I have been baking up a storm! It's that time of year again where my girls celebrate their birthdays, so chocolate cake is definitely in order.

Ian and I have been on some adventures, stepping outside our little boxes, and experiencing new places...the girls are getting older, the times they are a-changing.

Pip is as adorable as ever...she really is the sweetest little girl, although she is a bit of a pudding at the moment. Our winter has been long and cold and I am afraid I have been a bit lazy walking her...I know, I am naughty. But thankfully, spring has arrived (not before time, I tell you!) and we have hit the pavements again.
I have been having fun on Instagram (you can follow me on Carousel Dreams if you like), so these photos are some I have been posting there. This one was taken the other night when we were out for dinner, and were lucky enough to order the dessert tasting plate...OMG! Can you tell how happy I am, lol?

Remember our annual street dinner party? Well, this time the theme was eighties, so of course I had to channel Madonna! Lots of fun...
Our favourite times are snuggling on the couch in our pyjamas in front of the fire...

I always like to make a big pot of chicken soup when the weather is lousy...extra good with noodles thrown in! So simple to make, and keeps the winter lurgies at bay. I just throw in chopped onion, carrot, celery, a free range chook and some water to cover with a couple of bay leaves and salt and pepper. I simmer it away for a couple of hours (which imbues the whole house with delicious smells), then toss in some noodles at the end, and maybe some Chinese veges such as bok choy - Voila!!! Healthy and yummy!

As I mentioned earlier, we just celebrated Georgia's 19th birthday (I know, I'm old!!!) We decided to have a picnic in front of the fire. It was so lovely and cosy, and as the light faded, I lit lots of candles, and we stayed here until late, making music and just chilling. It was so lovely. Next week is Abby's sweet 16 - I cannot believe how they are growing.

And I am nearing the end of my Yoga Teacher Training. It has been such an amazing journey for me. Truly, I cannot express how wonderful the yoga makes me feel...I so look forward to finishing my course so I can begin to teach others how to empower and heal themselves. It's been such an amazing year, this 2012 - big changes in the air. Can anyone else feel the magic?



  1. Hi Tina! Wow you look beautiful:)
    Love the nesting box , your chickens are lucky girls!
    Glad you had such a great winter!

  2. Yay Tina my beautiful friend! I have missed you and think of you often too, I still gaze at the beautiful fairy orb and treasures you made me!
    Fantastic!! I am so thrilled for you and your Yoga journeys..it truly is life-changing..I celebrate with you..Namaste sister! What a beautiful post..so many wonderful photos..Happy Birthday Celebrations to all..such fun and magic! Enjoy! Wishing you beauty, peace and light always..you are a very special kindred! Whether we blog or not..lets always stay in touch!
    HUgs and happiness

  3. Tina!!! I have missed YOU!!! I was so happy to see your name pop up in the comments on my blog!! I am following you on Instagram....I'm a little bit addicted to it...I'm Ocracoke54. Sounds like you have had the same kind of year that I have....a life changing journey! You look wonderful!!

  4. Your 80's Hairstyle made me Smile, I remember our Girls having the Mall Hair! *LOL* Happy Birthday to your Girls and I'm so glad to see you back in the Land of Blog and filling us in on what you've been up to! Love the Chicken's Roost, how spoiled they are, no wonder they're laying eggs up a storm! *Winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  5. My Kindred Spirit Friend, Thanks for dropping by and as always leaving such Sweet Words of Friendship! I Hope during your Blog Break you are Enjoying all that Life has to offer?! Tomorrow I'm going with a Friend to a Preview Party of an Event we always enjoy so much. {We met thru the Land of Blog and ironically we both ended up being Dealers at the same Antique Mall & got to meet & know each other even better in person... such Joyful Serendipity Life often is as Like Minded Souls are attracted to each other!} Glad you enjoyed the Raw Post, even though there were tears, thats how I felt when I read Tessa and Fred's Blogs too, their Special Story is so poignant and Inspiring.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  6. Hello Kindred sister..wishing you a magical day..thanks for visiting and adding mega-sparkles to my night..hugs and hugs♥! Yes how cool we are always travelling the same cosmic wavelength and creating on the same spirit-pathway..pure magic! Hooray! if only we lived closer we could create magic mandala-art together and have a party..sound good? I'll bring the wine!
    ha ha..
    HUgs and happiness

  7. Invitación

    Yo soy brasileño, y tengo un blog, muy simple.
    Estoy lhe invitando a visitar-me, y se posible, seguimos juntos por ellos.
    Fuerza, Alegría y Amizad.
    Ven acá, y, deja un comentario


  8. Hello my Faraway Friend! Hugs..thanks for stopping by..and very cool about the guitar synchronicity! Hooray!AWesome!
    Wishing you a wonderful day..and hope all is sparkling and bright in your life.. and much joy and bliss surrounds your world always!
    Hugs and bliss spirit sister!


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