Monday, December 24, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I have loads of ideas in my head, so once i have finished the second commissioned scrapbook album this weekend, i'm going to start an ideas notebook....wish lists, ideas, important notes about the livestock i would like to keep, notes on which page and book where more info can be found.
i also want to work out a timeline for making this move.....i'd like it to be within the next yr, but the money will be the deciding factor. i cant wait for spring to go for a drive and look for areas i want to move to!.
i'm soooooo looking forward to this change in my life and just wish i could afford to make it now......now, wheres that lottery ticket!!.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Any American readers will recognise nearly all of those, bar Donna Hay, who is Australias answer to Martha Stewart!.
(hmmmm.....i'm revealing myself as a closet Martha fan here, with 4 of her titles in that pile!. I now think shes a bit OTT, but provides loads of inspiration none the less.)
And while i was there i went looking for some reading material for this new transition in my life and came home with this pile as well....
I cant wait to dive into all those gorgeous xmas pages and inspiration words, but i have some things i have to finish first, so i'm keeping them for my xmas break starting next weekend.
I'd love to know if anyone has any other good up-to-date recommendations for a more greener self sufficent life. there is one title i see plugged on others blogs, but i couldn't find it at Borders, so may have to get that from Amazon....its name excapes me at the moment.
Right, the sofa beckons, and a magazine needs to be drooled over.....but which one?!.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Last night, i was cooking dinner and i realised just how big a deal that is going to be. I had store brought raviolli and tomato sauce, and realised, if i want to have this in my 'arsenal' after the change, then i'm going to have to make ravioli, and sauce!. Me thinks i'm going to have to dedicate a sunday afternoon to cooking and putting things in the freezer.......sauces, casseroles, etc. I'm going to need to spend some time with my mountain of cook books looking for good freezable foods, plus quick easy things to throw together for when i get home tired from work.....for those times when i bring out the store brought pasta and sauce!.
Research is definately needed!!.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
I love Christmas.......i love the traditions, and hearing what people do, i love the feel good movies and the carols. And i love that i now live in the Northern Hemisphere where Christmas is cold!!. I know i was born a kiwi, and Christmas was always hot and sunny, but it never felt right.....it should be cold, snowy, fires blazing etc!!.