December is dancing at our doors and with it the ecstasy that is Christmas! A time to rejoice, celebrate, a time to go that little bit crazy! Channel your inner fairy and sprinkle some cheer and magic on those around you. If you are more from the Ebenezer camp then save a bucket load of sprinkle for yourself – if you can’t beat them, don’t just join them but run a riot with laughter! Give yourself a shake, let go of the grump and bring in joy!Read More
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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
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