Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Classic Christmas

This time last year I was busy baking in my kitchen. I tried my hand at ginger bread cookies. Having purchased some delightful cookie cutters from an American on-line store called House on the Hill and they included a lovely … Continue reading

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Christmas Chicks

Sorry if the title misleads you, but after ten years of having chickens here on the Mount, we have never had success in raising chicks. Even now that we have Long John Silver, our Plymouth Rock Rooster, so aptly named … Continue reading

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Christmas recycled

Visiting Daughter Number Two in Sydney this weekend we came across an interesting recycling concept – Reverse Garbage. The idea is you buy household items which have been discarded by others, fill a bag or buy individually. I came across … Continue reading

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Christmas (aka Catmas) is coming!

Originally posted on Bailey Boat Cat:
I’ve spend today wrapping (well helping to wrap) lots of presents. Most of them have to be sent internationally so I made sure the humans got down to business today. It’s left me feeling…

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Peony passion

Like a perfect summer’s day, the peony lasts momentarily. Its splendour remains as one of nature’s treasures.

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The golden dogwood

The golden dogwood, heralding summer.

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