The Importance Of Sharing Our Stories

“When we establish human connections within the context of shared experience we create community wherever we go.” Gina Greenlee Hey, Lovelies. As I was running my free fortnightly online ‘colour and cuppa’ session yesterday, I witnessed something wonderful. We were talking about connections. The unexpected kind of connection you may feel to a person or […]

How To Build A Crystal Grid For The Lunar Eclipse

“This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And […]

Can You Feel The Shift? Monday Oracle 22 June 2020

 “When you decide that you are going to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, sometime during your seemingly infinite journey the weathervane will just change direction and the new winds of positive change will blow at your back instead of into your face and things will just get easier and you […]

Short Post, Long Weekend

“No weekend, all weakened.” Toba Beta Hey, Lovelies! I’ve given my team a four-day weekend, starting today. Why? We have been working hard all year. We often work weekends. We’ve got loads more work and support for our community ahead of us. And this weekend is also the New Moon, an Annular Solar Eclipse and […]

How To Live With Pain…

“I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”“You do care,” said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His […]

It’s Not Normal To Be Happy All The Time

“Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in “sadness,” “joy,” or “regret.” Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I’d like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, “the happiness that attends disaster.” Or: “the disappointment of […]

Read This If You Feel Like You Don’t Have A Dream For Your Life

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” Masaru Emoto Hey, Lovelies! In our members Book Club right now we are […]

I’ll Be The One Sleeping

“She felt strange. For a moment it seemed to her that the day was already over–she was in bed, asleep, and then it was the next day and now here she was again. ‘Oh,’ she said.” Tao Lin A friend called by on Sunday, to deliver some home-made bread. She had a little cough. Just […]

How To Own and Meet Your Own Needs

“From what I’ve seen, it isn’t so much the act of asking that paralyzes us–it’s what lies beneath: the fear of being vulnerable, the fear of rejection, the fear of looking needy or weak. The fear of being seen as a burdensome member of the community instead of a productive one. It points, fundamentally, to […]

Nana’s Split Pea and Ham Hock Soup Recipe

“People don’t realize how easy they have it these days. Most kids have never known what it’s like to go without anything. They want something, they get it. If there isn’t enough money, they charge it. We never wanted anything because we never realized we could have anything. We never missed what we never had. […]

Reconnect To Your Dream – Monday Oracle 8 June 2020

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be […]

Strange Visitors

“Visits always give pleasure–if not the arrival, the departure.” Portuguese Proverb Hey, Lovelies. Sometimes it seems as if the drought, and Australia’s horrendous bushfire season happened years ago. A lifetime ago. So much has happened since then. So much continues to unfold. But those years of drought and catastrophic fires have left their mark. As […]

Coping Skills for Overwhelm In These Intense Times

“The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked. Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.” Sue Monk Kidd Hey, Lovelies. Are you doing okay? It’s a crazy time, isn’t it? So many things that need attending to. […]

Not Blogging, Baking!

“Bake with love…” Manuela Kjeilen Hey, Lovelies. It’s just the two of us here at home, and because we have been self-isolating Ben has been taking our baking into town to distribute any surplus of the recipes I’ve been trying because we’re not having visitors right now. We’ve always shared my cooking – savoury or […]

The Energies of June, 2020

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”  Brené Brown Hello, Lovelies! At the beginning of every month, I discuss the energies and gifts of the month ahead and how we can best use them […]

Nola’s Ginger Pear Date and Cake with Caramel Sauce

“Imagine what our real neighbors would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person. There have been so many stories about the lack of courtesy, the impatience of today’s world, road rage and even restaurant rage. Sometimes, all it takes is one kind word […]

Bedtime Stories

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” George R.R. Martin Hey, Lovelies. How are you travelling? These current energies are very unstable, and I’m busy with clients and my students at all hours, supporting, guiding and making space for emergencies. Our whole team […]

What If Your Life Isn’t A Failure After All?

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” Albert Einstein Hey, Lovelies. I’ve had a steady stream of emails and messages in my inbox this year. They are from people of all ages, all countries, and from all walks of life. But they share a common theme. These excerpts […]

Tomato Soup And Fresh Bread Equals Tired Happiness

“In pretty much every country in the world, something hot and brothy cooked in a pot and served in a bowl is viewed as uniquely nourishing. Soup places low demands on the eater. It treats you as a child, who may or may not know how to use a knife and fork. You do not […]

A Time To Serve – Monday Oracle 25 May 2020

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” Albert Schweitzer Hello, Lovelies! May is a month for speaking your truth, for standing up for what matters, for action, and for […]

Want To Get Witchy With Me?

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” William Shakespeare Hey, Lovelies. Earlier this year I used the things my Aboriginal Aunties taught me, and that my Guides showed me, and that I channelled through, and I did some big energy work with the Gridlines, Songlines, Vortexes and Portals while […]

I cleared space in my calendar last night

“Death twitches my ear; ‘Live,’ he says… ‘I’m coming.” Virgil Lovelies, I remember one particular morning so clearly. It was the day we all thought I would die. None of the treatments had worked. There was nothing more to be done. And so I waited through the long hours of my last night, wrote my […]

A Sokli Kind Of Walk

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin I needed to go for a walk to do some chores yesterday morning. Rain was forecast for the afternoon, so I got ready to leave home – without my umbrella. As I stood at the front door I heard the cheeky little voice […]

Stop ignoring that niggle-y thing!

“Red flags are moments of hesitation that determine our destination.” Mandy Hale Hi Lovelies, this is a little reminder, because I know one of you needs to read this today. That funny feeling you are getting (you know it’s a heart thing or a tummy pain, or a light-headedness or some other not usual thing)? […]

I’d Forgotten How Energy Work Can Make Me Feel

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Nikola Tesla Hey, Lovelies. Yesterday afternoon, seemingly out of nowhere I suddenly felt a headache come on. Then I began feeling hot and cold. I went from feeling great to wiped out in under ten minutes. But […]

Time For Private Adventures – Monday Oracle 18 May 2020

“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.” Jeremy […]

When Friends And Lovers Fall Away…

“Friendship plants itself as a small unobtrusive seed; over time, it grows thick roots that wrap around your heart. When a love affair ends, the tree is torn out quickly, the operation painful but clean. Friendship withers quietly, there is always hope of revival. Only after time has passed do you recognise that it is […]

Recharge Your Chakras With This Quick Exercise

“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.”  Roy T. Bennett Hi, Lovelies! This quick Chakra tune up will help to rebalance and re-energise you. Never worked with Chakras before? Chakras are energetic gateways or portals. Each has its own colour, and governs different areas and emotions within the body. I […]

Night-Time Foot Soak To Help You Sleep

“Rest and your energy will be restored.”  Lailah Gifty Akita Hey, Lovelies, Have you had problems dropping off to sleep? If so, this foot soak might do the trick for you. It incorporates warm water, magnesium and essential oils, and it will help to relax you, to draw your energy away from your head where […]

It’s Not Over, So Please Don’t Tell Me To ‘Go Back To Normal’

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” Aristotle Hey, Lovelies! I had two disconcerting messages in my overflowing inbox yesterday that said essentially the same thing: Now that Coronavirus is over, when will you be seeing face-to-face clients again? When are you going back to normal? Yep. I had to read it through a […]

Feeling Lost Right Now?

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” Masaru Emoto Hello, Lovely. Are you feeling lost right now? Feeling lost is […]

Cleaning Up and Clearing Out – Monday Oracle 11 May 2020

“There’s memory clutter, which reminds you of an important person, achievement, or event from your past. I think memory clutter often gathers in the homes of people with some degree of depression. And then there’s “I might need it one day clutter, in which people hang on to stuff in anticipation of an imagined future. […]

Join us for our next ‘Colour And Cuppa’ Online Gathering! ❤

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein Hi, Lovelies! Feel like catching up for a cuppa, some comfort and company and a good chat? Each fortnight I hold a free gathering online, which is also a lovely sharing, colouring and meditation session. You’re all welcome to join us, and […]

How to Choose Crystals And Essential Oils

“The hardest work you have to do is to learn to depend on your inner self because you have been taught to look always to someone else.”  Venice J. Bloodworth Hey, Lovelies, One of our community has asked me to explain how to choose essential oils and crystals for daily use. I thought my answer […]

Simple Cheesy Baked Salmon Recipe

“Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.” Natalie Babbitt Hey, Lovelies! This is a great quick dinner idea if you enjoy salmon. You need just a couple of ingredients, and then a few simple sides. The cream cheese makes a flavourful and rich topping, and the crunch of the almonds gives a great textural contrast. […]

A little bit social…

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” Linda Grayson Hey, Lovelies! How are you coping, where-ever you are in the world? We’ve been in self-isolation here at the farm, Ben, me and the pups, since late February. It hasn’t been too bad overall. We’ve loved the slower pace, […]

Are You Stuck In Survival Mode?

“You don’t ask people with knives in their stomachs what would make them happy; happiness is no longer the point. It’s all about survival; it’s all about whether you pull the knife out and bleed to death or keep it in…”  Nick Hornby So, lovely, we need to have a talk… Something interesting happened in […]

The Power of Gratitude – Monday Oracle 4 May 2020

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” Neal A. Maxwell Hello, Lovelies! May is a month for speaking your truth, for standing up for what matters, for action, and for emotional healing. Keep that in mind as we explore the gifts that the oracle card GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION brings us […]

Meet The Newest Member of My Team!

“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” Amy Li Hey, Lovelies! I’m delighted to announce the newest member of our team. She’s someone whom I’ve worked with several times before, and someone who has been with me from the earliest days […]

The Energies of May, 2020

“I take a deep breath and sidestep my fear and begin speaking from the place where beauty and bravery meet–within the chambers of a quivering heart.” Terry Tempest Williams Hello, Lovelies! At the beginning of every month, I discuss the energies and gifts of the month ahead and how we can best use them to […]

Do you feel empty and exhausted too?

“I feel like this Nicole. Like if I let myself rest for as long as I need I might not wake for a whole month. How many of us have been walking around, hollowed our shells of humans for years and years on end. Social distancing has given me a welcome reason to withdraw at […]

What I Did When I Was Empty

“On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” Mark Haddon When I was empty and had nothing left to give I sat quietly. I cried. Then I gathered myself up with […]

That long COVID night…

I’ve been thinking: This is what the living do. And yesterday, hurrying along those wobbly bricks in the Cambridge sidewalk, spilling my coffee down my wrist and sleeve, I thought it again, and again later, when buying a hairbrush: This is it.Parking. Slamming the car door shut in the cold. What you called that yearning. […]

The Power Of The Pause – Monday Oracle 27 April 2020

“Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness.”  Rollo May Hello, Lovelies! April’s here, and with it come energies […]

Come join us for our next ‘Colour and Cuppa’ Online Gathering!

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” Haruki Murakami Hi, Lovelies! Feel like catching up for a cuppa, some comfort and […]

No Blog This Morning

“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.”  Marcus Aurelius Hey, Lovelies. I’ve been up half the night or more, with clients on the other side of the world who have fallen ill, […]

You Got The Tired?

“Fatigue is an excellent gauge of well-being because it is a very hard symptom to mask. The only way to get rid of fatigue is to treat the underlying causes. Fatigue has many faces, but they all say the same thing – the mental and physical load are too great.” Kathleen Kendall-Tackett Hey, Lovelies! Are […]

Monthly Membership Is Now Here!

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” C.S. Lewis Hey Lovelies, Many of you have been asking if we could offer a monthly payment option for our private Membership. So, we listened, and today I am happy to announce that […]

April New Moon Energies – The Beginning of a Time Great Shift

“Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” Ralph Blum Hey, Lovelies. We’re sitting at the cusp of the New Moon (April 22) but already you’ll be feeling the influence of this strange and powerful energy. This new moon sits in the astrological house of Taurus, […]

Hope and Heartaches – Monday Oracle 20 April 2020

Hello, Lovelies! April’s here, and with it come energies of creativity, inner journeying and self-awareness. It’s a month for going within to find your answers, and for reconnection in relationships, and with things that matter to you. Keep that in mind as we explore the gifts that the oracle card FRESH APPROACH brings us this week. FRESH APPROACH is […]

Ordinary Luxuries

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people […]

Harry Dog Update

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”  Will Rogers Hey, Lovelies!We got our latest vet report yesterday for our Blue Cattle Dog Harry, who has recently undergone cruciate ligament surgery – a pretty major deal. Things are healing well, but not as fast as […]

Self-Care Looks Like This Right Now

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives […]

Midnight Chat with a COVID-19 Emergency Doctor

“He ached with weariness, but it became part of him; he scarcely noticed now that he was weary, he might always have been thus, it was so familiar to him.” Tanith Lee Last night I was woken by the flashing of the screen on my phone. A friend in New York was sending me messages, […]

The Chestnut Tree

“How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. . . . All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple, frugal heart.” Nikos Kazantzakis Chestnuts. They’re not really a popular Australian thing. The closest […]

The Danger You Never Knew Was There – Monday Oracle 13 April 2020

“I had never before seen somebody I admired understand what was expected of him, choose to act otherwise, and be happier for it. For the first time in my life I realized that it was possible to reinvent oneself.” Joel Derfner Hello, Lovelies! April’s here, and with it come energies of creativity, inner journeying and […]

Come join us for our free Colour and Cuppa Webinar!

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”  Marvin J. Ashton Hi, Lovelies! Each fortnight I am holding a free webinar, which is also a lovely chat, colouring and meditation […]

Honour Your Feelings

“Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you are apologizing for the truth.”  José N. Harris Hey, Lovely. How are you travelling? I wanted to check in with you and see how you are doing. Myself? I’ve been up and down. So have my team. It’s a period of high emotion, uncertainty, chaos. […]

Easter Treats To Make At Home

“No, we can’t go to the shops. Try making it yourself.” Mum, a million times during the school holidays as we were growing up – PS thanks Mum! Hey, Lovelies,Almost all of us will be staying home this Easter, thanks to Coronavirus. But it doesn’t mean we can’t still have an Easter celebration or indulge […]

The Best Place To Go This Easter

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”  Albert Einstein Hey, Lovelies.I have an excellent suggestion for where to go this Easter break. Home! The best place for you to be is home. But it doesn’t have to […]

An Inspiring Dinner Tale

“There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.” Robert Breault Hello, Lovelies! I thought you might appreciate this little tale of an Australian family, living on a farm in the Outback, who are members of our online community. Last week Emma and her kids Harry and Holly joined me […]

Romancing Your Own Soul – Monday Oracle 6 April 2020

“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of […]

Gluten-Free Sourdough from Scratch

“There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread!” Ben Hey Lovelies, here is a simple bread recipe for you to try at home. It was given to me by my friend Angela, and I like it because it doesn’t have any gums or thickening agents in it (which my tummy doesn’t appreciate!) I also […]

The Survivor

“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies. It’s funny (or not) how nature has lessons for us, if only we pay attention. Last year, here in Australia, we experienced terrible drought here at […]

The Energies of April, 2020!

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to […]

How to stay home, work from home and stay sane

“Everyone is driven by the need to fill their life with meaning. Sometimes this need is articulated clearly and then a purpose emerges and that leads to a sense of direction and a sense of mission. Most times it is not. So the void is filled with action. People have kids, gets mortgages, raise families, […]

Cycles and Seasons – Monday Oracle 30 March 2020

“The frost which kills the harvest of a year, saves the harvests of a century, by destroying the weevil or the locust. Wars, fires, plagues, break up immovable routine, clear the ground of rotten races and dens of distemper, and open a fair field to new men. There is a tendency in things to right […]

Join Me For A Magical Online Colour And Cuppa Session ❤

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, […]

Another Weird Day In Byron Bay

“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” Johnny Depp So, this happened to me yesterday. I live in an old farmhouse on an organic farm in the hinterland of Byron Bay. Our farm is at the end of a quiet and trafficless road only […]

Easy Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter Recipe

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” James Beard Hello, Lovelies! I was given this sourdough starter recipe over thirty years ago, when I was at College. I’d been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and my doctor put me on a strict diet, […]

How Coronavirus Threw Me Back Into My Forgotten Past

“I’ll just tell you what I remember because memory is as close as I’ve gotten to building my own time machine.” Samantha Hunt Hello, Lovelies. A strange thing happened to me yesterday. I’m in lockdown here at the farm right now, just me and my husband, and our two dogs. I have internet connection. I […]

Ten Easy Vegetables To Grow At Home with Limited Space

“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. ” […]

Up All Night Because Of COVID-19

“Nicole, tell them to be worried, tell them take this seriously, tell them not to be like we were, unbelieving. Because now my husband is dying. This should not have happened but it did. So, tell them!” Mariette Hello, Lovelies. I’m late blogging this morning because I have been up most of the night talking […]

The Unexpected Gift

“Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.” Lemony Snicket Lovelies, have you ever received something unexpected in the mail? Not the unpleasant kind of unexpected – like […]

Finding The Calm Strength Within – Monday Oracle 16 March 2020

“Instead of forcing yourself to feel positive, allow yourself to be present in the now.”  Daniel Mangena Hello, Lovelies! March is a month for creating space in your life, for breaking patterns and creating new ones, for inspired thinking and new directions. It’s also a month where extreme self-care and deep rest may be needed. […]

Making the most of social isolation, quarantine and lockdowns

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”  Earl Nightingale Lovelies, I […]

Boost your immune system with these three things

“What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.” Haruki Murakami Hello, Lovelies. My inbox is flooded right now with messages from people who are scared and anxious about Coronavirus, or their job security or the health of their business, or the failing economy. I know. All of these things are worrying. And they […]

Using this Big Ol’ Moon for Chill Time

“Some people have a seemingly quiet life but they are noisy inside. Some people have a seemingly busy life but they have a quietness within. To lessen the inner noise we can develop self-awareness, introspection, and stillness. We grow in solitude. We need quiet times. They make our life happier and less problematic. They move […]

Dear Immuno-Compromised People, A Message To You In These Unsettling Times

“Precaution is better than a cure.” Edward Coke Hey, Lovelies.Like myself, I know that many readers of my blog, and within our community, are immuno-compromised. Maybe you have an illness like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme, Hashimoto’s, Arthritis, Epstein Barr, Asthma or Diabetes. Maybe you have a genetic issue, like cystic fibrosis. Maybe you’re older or […]

Owning and Breaking Patterns – Monday Oracle 9 March 2020

“Our subconscious mind stores all our negative beliefs, complexes and behavioral patterns.” Sunday Adelaja Hello, Lovelies! March is a month for creating space in your life, for breaking patterns and creating new ones, for inspired thinking and new directions. It’s also a month where extreme self-care and deep rest may be needed. Keep that in […]

A Sense of Community

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.”  Goethe All through the drought we have left out food for the […]

I’m in self-isolation, and here’s why

“Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space.” Asa Don Brown Lovelies, I’ve just closed down the perimeters of my life. I’m in lock-down. Self-isolated, here at my farm. I intend to stay here, isolated, except for essential outings, for some months. Perhaps even all year. And that’s okay. I have internet and […]

How To Make Vegemite Toast

“Feeling poorly? Vegemite toast and a cup of tea – that’ll set you right!” Nana Cody Hello, Lovelies! I’m at home in my pyjamas right now, recovering from a crashingly bad case of strep throat and all of the complications that come with that from being immuno-compromised. I can tell I’m getting better because I’m […]

The Energies of March, 2020!

“Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.” Bryce Courtenay Hello, Lovelies! At the beginning of every month, I discuss the energies and […]

A Quiet Week of Rest For Me And Harry

“Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it.” Siri Hustvedt Hey, Lovelies. Did you notice I didn’t blog yesterday? You know it. I know it. If I didn’t blog, there’s something seriously wrong. And if it’s a recipe blog? […]

Everything Green At Last

“And the needles of the pine trees, freshly washed to a deep, rich green, shimmered with droplets that blinked like clear crystals.” Billie Letts Lovelies, I can’t begin to tell you… Our farm has been in drought most of the past two years. Drought in a rainforest. Unheard of. And then there were the fires. […]

Valentine’s Chocolate Oracle Of Love

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my […]

When Love Comes To Town

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my […]

It was because of Sedona

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett Hey, Lovelies, I know. So […]

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