Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Things our changing very much around here at the moment.

AND I can't wait!!

Not because I think every change will be wonderful.....

though I am sure most will be.

There will be some I want to blog about & some I will probably choose not to,

but I reckon that will be okay too.

Life is just this amazing journey & a wondrous beautiful way of growing into the person you really aspire to be.

AND I've been thinking the only thing holding you back is your own fears and beliefs.


Sunday, May 16, 2010


This morning I sat out in the garden reading this beautiful book that I got for Valentines Day & haven't had much of a chance to read.

It is quite cold outside today, so I didn't sit out for long. Just a short time, breathing the crisp cool air while Chloe chewed on her bone & Maverick sat a short distance away chewing his.

So just like the book title we were "Two Dogs & a Garden"

I then left the cold behind & the dogs still chewing their bones, went inside and made myself a hot cuppa. I love Sundays.....
CAROLINE xoxo.......

Friday, May 14, 2010


Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday dear soldier boy

Happy Birthday to you.

We love you heaps!!



Thursday, May 13, 2010


Don't Forget

Handle every stressful situation in your day like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it. Pee on it and walk away.

Can you tell my day hasn't got off to a good start!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Carlton Brewery Horses

When the Carlton Brewery was first founded in 1864 they used Clydesdale's to deliver their barrels of beer around Melbourne. This continued till just after the second World War. At their height Carlton had a stable of 200 horses.

Today Carlton still has a team of horses which they keep for marketing purposes. These days the horses (complete with the traditional carriage dog- a Dalmatian) travel Australia doing Agricultural Shows, Field days, marketing & publicity events.

Demonstration of heavy horses being ridden

What can you say 8 horses in hand scarifying this paddock

Working the land in the traditional way

Monday, May 10, 2010


I am of my favourite things to do

What have you been up to??

With Love
Caroline xoxo......

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Happy Mothers Day to you!!

I love receiving flowers from loved ones, specially one's that are homegrown. Although these ones were bought & given to me they are homegrown and not out of a florist shop. A little roadside stall outside a house not far from me. Pop your money in the tin & pick your bunch. There's a bonus for everyone in that, I get a lovely bunch of flowers at a price much cheaper than in any florist and the family that has the roadside stall get a bit of extra money with not many overheads.

Our family use to have a little stall selling fruit and a little bit of veg I would really like to be in a position to be able to do that again. In fact I think I'll make that a Mother's Day wish cause surely us Mother's deserve to be able to make one itty bitty wish today!!

Have a good one

Caroline xoxo........

Saturday, May 8, 2010


On my last thrift shop jaunt with my lovely friend Carolyn I found this little bit of crocheted goodness. It wasn't an easy find, as with most good thrift shop finds it happened to be tucked under a rack of trench coats in a box labelled dog bedding!! I mean what is wrong with these people to put something like this in a box labelled "Dog bedding".

This clearly is a rug/blanket that has never been used in fact I would go so far as to say that it hadn't even been made up for long. The wool still smelt new and any of you good thrift shoppers must know how quickly things take on the smell of mustiness & mothballs, or as my kids describe it "Dead Grandpa's"

They started to say this many moons ago after we had to clean out my Grandpa's (their great grandpa) flat after he passed away. Oh what delights they had discovering that yes he really was young once and DID once lead an extraordinary life.

Anyway this lovely blanket has found a good home here & will be well used in the coming months as the weather starts to cool. (it's a GOOD single bed size even hangs over the edges a little)

I can't help but wonder what lovely dedicated hands took the time to crochet this and WHY was it sent to a thrift shop.


Is the lady still in this life, was it hard for her to knit - although I don't think so it looks so well done BUT were her hands crippled with arthritis & did she give it to someone as a gift who clearly doesn't appreciate homemade goodness.

I will never be able to answer these questions but what I can do is use & lovingly care for this beautiful blanket. Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Caroline xoxo.......


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