Monday, April 30, 2012


Autumn here 'Down Under' and the days are filled with soft light and gentle rain. Here's a view from the top of the garden looking through a Chinese Pistachio through to the Silver Birch.
And looking up through a Maple by the pond to the cubby. I havn't tweeked these photos at all because I just wanted that subtle, natural light. Take time out to enjoy the beauty of trees wherever you are :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012


I've joined the growing band of Washi Tape lovers
They are beautiful Japanese tissue tapes that are
great for journalling and playtime. They came beautifully packaged in little tins wrapped in tissue and stickers.
So adorable!
As soon as I have my paper addiction under control, I'll be back out in the garden to plant up veggies for the coming season. In the meantime - Cut and Paste and Draw :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Cake

I made this orange cake for some visitors dropping in yesterday on their way camping. It's full of sugar and white flour but 'HEY' it's Easter. It's a super easy food processor recipe if you'd like to try it:

200g Orange (weigh it as it effects the consistency)
175g butter (chopped at room temperature)
3 eggs
1 cup castor sugar
2 cups self-raising flour (sifted)

Cut the unpeeled orange into segments, remove the pips and process until finely chopped. Add the other ingredients and process until well combined.
Spread into a greased and floured ring tin and bake for 45mins in a mod (180c) oven. Stand for 10 mins then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely before icing if desired.

Icing: 60g soft butter, 2 tsp grated orange rind, 2 tlbs orange juice, 2 cups icing sugar. Beat well.

As you can see I couldn't help myself from tarting it up with calendulas, roses and of course rabbits!  

Monday, April 2, 2012

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

This beautiful song is sung by a talented singer songwriter from Australia's Southwest and now living in U.K. I'm proud to say I knew her when she was a little girl and she's from our hometown.

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Cover Art