All the way back in 1994, barely two months into my Honours year in Philosophy at Monash, I had to withdraw due to illness. My teachers and tutors had, they told me, been concerned as they watched me descend into exhaustion, and were relieved I was willing to take a break and care for my … Continue reading Let’s try that again… at a distance.
Getting deeper into the #slowlife, next stop #homemade skincare. I've never been able to find anything that works for my very dry, sensitive skin on a shelf anyway, so time to experiment with ingredients I know I can handle. If you have dry skin, stand by for reports on what works and what doesn't! I ordered … Continue reading Next stop homemade skincare.
I wasn't going to go but I'd been looking forward to, and saving up for, the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show all year, so I went and I'm glad I did. I cuddled some lambs and kids (the goat kind) and picked up the looms I'd been saving for from lovely Libby from Ashford New … Continue reading Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show 2017
Every time I give myself permission to have a do-little day, listening to my pain, I find I end up achieving more than I expected by doing gentle, little things (like making this onigiri) a little at a time. Every time I focus on how little I'm doing compared to all I'd rather be doing … Continue reading Onigiri and life lessons.
I've always wanted to spin my own wool. A childhood friend's mother used to spin and I could watch her for hours - it seemed so magical the way she teased a seemingly endless thread from a mass of fairy-floss. Her hands were always soft, too, she said it was from the lanolin. When my … Continue reading Learning a new, ancient skill.
This is the result Sunday morning! I'm not sure how I accessed the #spoons (though I know they came from today and next week because OW!) but I seemed to just be able go and go until it was done and it was totally worth it!In the greenhouses (which came flatpack and will protect from … Continue reading A Kitchen Garden!