My Morning In Pictures

Outside the open window The morning air is all awash with angels. ―Richard Wilbur Hey, Lovelies. Here’s a little snapshot of my morning – the awesome and the not quite so awesome… First, the place where I meditate each morning and evening. This is the current massive bedroom spider. Eek just a little bit! My […]

A Visit From The Designer

  Art must not be concentrated in dead shrines called museums. It must be spread everywhere — on the streets, in the trams, factories, workshops, and in the workers’ homes. — Vladimir Mayakovsky Hey, Lovelies. Ben and I have been at the Treehouse for nearly 2 years now. The first year we were still moving […]

Massive Excitement!

It never pays to count your chickens before they are hatched or your barbeques before they are fully operational. A positive tale, with a side of caution…

Wild Life

The wild life where I live is not really disco balls and pool tables. It’s more crazy than that…

Unwinding in the Twilight

  Sometimes it is okay to simply do nothing. Put down the to-do list, cancel your plans, and just sit there and relax. You deserve to be present without worrying about, “what’s next?”. Save those thoughts for another time. ― Robin S. Baker Hey, Lovelies. I had a busy day with clients yesterday, many of whom […]

Thank you, Christmas Light Detanglers!

  The outdoor Christmas lights, green and red and gold and blue and twinkling, remind me that most people are that way all year round – kind, generous, friendly and with an occasional moment of ecstasy. But Christmas is the only time they dare reveal themselves.  – Harland Miller Hey, Lovelies. Last night Ben took […]

It’s A BIG Day Here At The Treehouse

I cooked dinner! ~ Ben Phillips * Note from Nicole: Ben did not actually buy the food, prep the food, or prepare all of the sides. But he did light the barbeque, add the prepared food to barbeque, and turn that food once or twice. Hey, Lovelies! There is great excitement at the Treehouse today. […]

Me And The Moon

  Dreams are like the old stories where wolves are seekers always running, and women carry fire in their bare hands and light the dark paths before them. Old stories hold that the birds will fly all the miles of the world to tell your secrets to the rising moon, and men will walk over […]

The Lovely Parcel

  There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go. ― Frederick William Faber Hey, Lovelies. I received a delightful gift in the mail yesterday. The author Mary-Lou Stephens had a give-away for readers of her newsletter, and I was fortunate enough to […]

Touching The Wall

Sometimes it is the meaning we give something that makes it special. For me, it was touching the wall. A symbolic victory, a sign of progress, a reason to celebrate…

Our Favourite Mandarin Gin Cocktail or Mocktail Recipe 😊🧡

  Fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you. ~ William Shakespeare Hey, Lovelies. As you will know, it’s become a tradition here at the Treehouse to celebrate Friday night with a Happy Hour. Our neighbours often join us, or perhaps we’ll go to their place for Friday night drinks, but last night it was […]

Random Happy Things From My Week

  If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy. ― Dorothy Parker Hey, Lovelies. It’s been quite the week. Lots of […]

Owning Our HeART Space

  …and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? ~ Vincent Willem van Gogh Hey, Lovelies. Yesterday, art happened. Ever since we moved to the treehouse, our walls have been mostly bare. We own art, but it was not on the walls. We wanted to […]

My New Beach Wheels

  Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. ~ Wayne Dyer Hey, Lovelies. We took a walk on the beach at low tide yesterday. The sand was hard beneath our feet, and the beach was empty, because the weather was cold and bleak. I spied a lone item on the […]

Two Delightful Gifts

Today is a gift. Today is all I have. I be fully awake in today. ~ Lailah Gifty Akita Hey, Lovelies. I experienced two unexpected gifts yesterday. The first one was from nature. I started work very early, and ended late in the day, but in the middle I had a gap of a couple […]

Soothing Sounds

  “The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” ~ Henry Beston Hey, Lovelies, this morning I have already heard the wind in the trees, and rain on the roof. Now? I’m at the […]

A Tiny Foodie Adventure Ends In Great Sunshine Coast Sourdough!

  “If you really want to make a friend, go round someone’s house with a freshly baked loaf of sourdough bread!” ~Chris Geiger Hey, Lovelies! One thing I have missed since moving from Byron Bay to the Sunshine Coast is really good European-style sourdough bread. We’ve tried a few places, but nothing has had that […]

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