Wednesday, November 16, 2011

a glimpse

So Avalon's EP is well underway with 6 of her original songs being recorded and completed by month's end. The pics are a sample for EP cover's and one features on her website.

Monday, November 7, 2011


It seems Kevin, our new addition to our magpie family got himself a little too vocal and excited at feeding time this morning that he shed a few of his baby feathers. I was rather delighted as I am a "nutter" of all things natural and it will add to my collection.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

a day of fruit cake, flowers, cardboard boxes, packing....

Today was a jam-packed day as most days are lately at our place. As always time for life's luxuries in between the chaos, yummy fruit cake, time to wander in the garden and cut flowers, rearrange the bathroom.
Then down to the business end of things, washing my collection of vases before they go into boxes, sorting, chucking, sorting chucking, then a night out with friends and a little too much time discussing aged whiskey!

Friday, November 4, 2011

hang on a minute....

So much has happened in the last few hours I'm super excited and on a high! Avalon recorded her first original song today that she wrote the music and lyrics too. More on that later as we need to register the song before we put it "out there".

Kyland and Avalon have had invites from their friends in Melbourne to go on 3 trips next year. I've just booked tickets for them go to Sydney in the summer holidays, snowboarding in Japan is pending confirmation and the New Zealand boarding trip is booked.We haven't even moved to Melbourne yet, and it's full steam ahead. By the way Rudy and I aren't's going to be kind of strange, but in a fabulously strange way for all of us! I mentioned being spontaneous in my last post, but didn't realise I would be doing all of this within a few hours. My head is spinning, and that's not just the Havana Rum!

I have a feeling this is going to be a GREAT move in more
ways than one.

 The boys are already planning on how to set off an avalache when they head up the mountain!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


The word, "gypsy"has been put out there alot around us of late. I rather like it! Apparently before we first arrived people were anticipating the arrival of a "hippie, gypsy"family moving in which we found quite amusing! You see we have spent time with the real gypsies in the past. Our first encounter was on our honeymoon in '91 in New Zealand. We spent 8 weeks backpacking around the islands and met some eccentric gypsies who opened our eyes up to the world in more ways than one! We spent our time sleeping in our little tent below surrounded by these fabulous homes on wheels. I remember not even having a mattress to sleep on. I had a beautiful olive green wool coat and a swandri which I would lay on the ground each night and sleep on! We lived on pumpkin and corn, and drank who knows what from our newly aquainted neighbours. I remember drinking home-made syrup like concoctions, divine in flavour with a powerful punch indeed and eating chocolate fudge with a little extra something else in them around the campfires at night. 

Crossing the Cook Strait

at dawn

We would swim everyday as we are sea creatures really and adore water of any type as long as it is blue or green in colour that is, hence the need for a sea-change in a few weeks. It's just S.L.O.W.L.Y
hit me today that I'm moving to be by the beach. I can smell the sea spray already! Happy Days!!
Hope you all have a great, spontaneous weekend and let your hair down! xx


Adventure means risking something. And it's only when we are doing that, we know what a splendid thing LIFE is and how well it can be lived.

                                                           Hope you are doing just so!
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