On the streets we gush at the seasonably trendy coats, classic silhouettes in timeless cashmere, sumptuous knits and soft, woollen scarves… in the garden, don an unfashionable jacket, those unbecoming wellies and just go outside! That earthy smell of rotting leaves will tickle our nostrils and fill our lungs this month as nature beds down.Read More
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Turn up that dial on your energy levels this month! Don’t let the autumnal blues strike you down. Focus your spirits on autumn’s bounty and splendour and embrace the season in all its gloriousness. Allow yourself to be blown away by that late blast of colour before winter takes hold.Read More
How glorious a summer so far! Forever immortalised and linked with Van Gogh, the mighty sunflower, Helianthus annuus, epitomises happiness, sunshine and a perfect symbol for celebrating a long, hot summer… of skipping and twirling, of giggles and knowing smiles on the green, of that easy abandonment that steals our hearts and goes hand in hand with outdoor living. What summer flower or plant captivates your heart and imagination and has you swooning?Read More
Dorothea Mackellar’s iconic poem My Country shares her love of Australia. Mackellar’s yearning for Australia is one that I can relate to, having lived there for many years. However, I am reminded of the first stanza of her poem, one that is often overlooked:Read More
Hiding your head under the pillow is no escape from the ever-increasing volume of the dawn chorus this month as it takes on surround-sound qualities. May that spring return to your step in April and as the days are noticeably warmer, may you be noticeably lighter in spirit.Read More