Flowers and Family Time

November is a special time of year in our family , a month of many birthday celebrations, starting  with our little grandson , Harry, who celebrates his first birthday . It seems hard to believe that it is a year since he arrived , where has the time gone?  It still seems like yesterday that we received the email telling…
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Black and Art Deco

Black always a perennial favourite of mine , so when I spied this Rundholz cotton sleeveless dress earlier in the year I knew it would slide beautifully into my wardrobe. I have been itching to wear it since the beginning of Spring but other than a few days last week it really has been way too cool. Today I gave…
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Going Arty

I always enjoy exploring museums and art galleries, be it when I am travelling or at home. This is at the entrance to my local , the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Time constraints today left little time to explore further inside . I will return soon to reacquaint myself with the permanent exhibits and explore the new ones.…
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Tulips Galore

Tulips have always been my favourite Spring flower , both for their beauty and the history that surrounds them. I find it absolutely fascinating that they can be dated back as far as the Ottoman Empire. We are fortunate to have a tulip farm only a couple of hours drive away and as it had been five years since our…
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Cherry Blossom Time

You really know Spring has well and truly arrived when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. This rather spectacular stand of trees is at Deloraine, a town about half an hour from home. The trees were presented to the town by Richiro Shiratori , the president of Shiratori Flour Mills in Japan as celebration of the bond his company…
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