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Flowers are making a come back

It is Spring and so, I must acknowledge, flowering time.  Blossom everywhere, roses already in warmer places.  Even my broccoli plants have burst into flower. In garden design world, flowers have become the poor relation.  Flowers are not, generally, the … Continue reading

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Dear Julia (Louis-Dreyfus)

Dear Julia One year ago today I was walking in the boots that you are currently wearing. What can I say to you, and all the other women diagnosed with breast cancer today, as I look back on the past … Continue reading

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Expecting the unexpected

September already.  In just 6 more sleeps, I will be leaving the safety of New Zealand for London, Paris and New York.  Despite noting that my horoscope in no way gave any indication of an impending cancer diagnosis, it did … Continue reading

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Shortest Day, Longest Year

Here it is, the shortest day of the year.  In NZ of course we get through that before anyone else does.  So happy 21st of June, world.  Bang on time we are about to be hit with a winter storm … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

Due to a lapse in thinking, I managed to flood the floor behind the washing machine.  Having pulled the machine out about 2 weeks ago, to survey the situation, I was aghast at how disgustingly dirty it was down there, … Continue reading

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Things are going swimmingly

The rain is coming soon – the first few drops have sent me scurrying inside.  I have been weeding the garden.  Hardly earth shattering news, but for me, right now, something of a triumph to have both motivation and energy … Continue reading

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What now?

Haven’t we all played the ‘what if?’ game.  What if I won lotto?  What if I got a life-threatening illness?  What if I fell in love with a Prince?  Such fun, because of course we never think it is going … Continue reading

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