Saturday, 23 February 2013

A day in the city

The old Macrobertson factory in Smith st Collingwood

 This divine little tea room called the Hopetoun tea rooms in the Block arcade Melbourne, representing some of the central Melbournes most charming late 19th century history, The block arcade site was purchased for 18 pounds in 1891 and a small tea room was set up for the Victorian Ladies Work Association, named after its founder Lady Hopetoun.
The Hopetoun Tea rooms ,continues the proud tradition of quality combining old world charm with heritage of fine food admist the tranquil beauty of the fully restored Block arcade.
Beautiful it is with such beautiful little shops, many I didnt get photos of but really worth wandering around the arcades of Melbourne

A shop of spices and teas the aromas were divine.

Well worth catching the train and just wandering around Melbourne, jump on a tram to take you out to some other suburbs.
We had a awsome day just wandering around , nothing really planned just browsing all the little shops, sitting in the sunshine having lunch.
I didnt get a photo but there was an awsome shop called Vintage garage in Smith st Collingwood, if you love vintage, well worth a visit.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

A weekend of Reiki

What a great weekend it was, for a long time Ive allways been interested in Reiki, I was going to do a workshop last year but it wasnt the right time, so this year my friend and I decided to do Level 1 together, we had a lovely weekend the workshop went for 2 days, the first day was exhausting, and at the end of the second day I was beaming with such positive thoughts and emotions. Our teacher was the most lovely lady and made us feel very comfortable.
So now for the next 21 days to practise on family and friends, the kids are loving it.
Cleaning out the bookshelf I found a reiki book I bought about 10 years ago now finally Im doing somthing for myself.
Just for today do not worry
Just for today do not anger
Honour your parents,teachers and elders
Earn your living honestly
Show grattitude to everything

I love the reiki principles, especially the last , everyday think of somthing in your day that you are grateful for.

Thursday, 7 February 2013


I love it how animals learn to share although all on the one chair is a bit much for poor old big cat. The girls just love him poor thing he cant even have a meal in peace now or even a nap

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

A new year

Already into the second month of the New Year, how time flies and no time to even write a blog post for months, maybe this year I will try harder at writing a little more often.
2012 was a good year for us a lot of changes and lots of learning to be a little more sustainable.
In June we got our solar panels after a lot of questions to people I work with about them ( mainly electricians) I got in ,in time for the rebate, and to this day Im very glad I have them I have not had one power bill.
Im fairly new to sustainability and gardening so Im learning along the way. I have learnt a lot from lots of great blogs and books and Im loving it.
2012 more fruit trees were planted and more vege gardens established. With help from family and friends, Im especially loving my loganberry bushes that my friends parents gave me and even planted for me.
2012 a chook pen was built by my Uncle so my chooks couldnt trash my gardens and I just love the girls such a friendly bunch of chookys in later posts there will be more photos as I have a early birthday present (a new camera) which my lovely partner bought me so once a master it I will taking lots of photos.
From the 1 st of December 2012 I had a break from opp shopping as Im not fussed on how busy the streets get and I take a break right through the school holidays so this week I will be back into it, my little ebay recycled and vintage clothing business is doing just nicely and I also have a facebook page.
Also on a savings note for the year, I havnt used my dryer once and I havnt bought laundry liquid at all, I allways make my own now its such a savings
Now 2013
I like to start the year of spring cleaning so every room in the house is having its turn its still in the process but I must say I cetainly have cleaned out a lot of stuff and the local buy swap and sell sites have been fantastic for selling bits and pieces that we no longer need.
The kids spent most of the holidays at the pool most days with their friends they had a ball, India has settled into her first year of secondary school nicely and Tyler is last year of grade 6.
So the last couple of weeks has been busy organizing books and uniforms.
The new year for me starts with a Reiki course that Im doing with a lovely friend of mine.
I new water saving toilet installed this week.
Looking at installing a tank asap
Some more vege gardens
A holiday on the goldcoast {cant wait all paid for}
Building my little business
and what ever comes my way.
Oh and how can I forget we have two new additions to our animal family and they are just adorable.
Kat and Nala

Above is Kat short for Katarina she is quite hypo

Below is Nala she is a sweet little girl
I could watch these kittens for hours they love each other and just play all day.
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