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The best laid plans

Catching up with some spinning I took off in Betsy on Thursday. The plan was to spend a night at the Broughton River, listening to the water trickling over the rocks. Then to come home Friday The first part of the plan went well. I enjoyed my blissful night in nature. Went to the shop… Continue reading The best laid plans

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The fourth age

If you’re going to have a middle aged crisis, this isn’t a bad one to have. On the road to Melrose I’ve been out and about in Betsy on my own for the last few days. Edithburgh swimming pool I headed down to the heal of the Yorke Peninsula. Visiting places I’ve not visited since… Continue reading The fourth age

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Botanical Contact Dyeing

Gum leaves and tree lichen on Silk Today I got brave and dyed some silk scarves with a technique called botanical dyeing. Last time I used calico, much cheaper if it fails! I soaked the silk in a mix of water and soy milk. While soaking I went for a wander around Clare and gathered… Continue reading Botanical Contact Dyeing

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Impractical and romantic

Baby booties ... sigh 🥰 As many mothers know, it’s almost impossible to keep baby booties on baby feet. Still after seven babies, it’s a gift I like to knit and give. And one I loved to receive, for the romance and promise of those tiny toes to come. Even though I know the baby… Continue reading Impractical and romantic

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Beep beeping around SA

Happy travelers - At Lochiel Lake Bumbunga pink salt lake Getting out and about in the first week of the year. It’s been surprisingly cool for summer here in South Australia. Lochiel SA The copilot and I headed for the coast, keen to have a swim. The copilot was keen on swimming at Port Wakefield… Continue reading Beep beeping around SA