Posts tagged with "retrosuburbia"



Slowing down to travel
Travel · 05. October 2021
Any type of travel or holiday costs us in time and money. Some experiences can take you a lot further than others. As a self described ‘travel junkie’ who has travelled abroad many times, I’m the first to confess that my itchy feet takes me off to many places, yet slowing down to travel has been one of my favourite ways to enjoy time away with the family in recent years.
The hidden value in home based living.
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 02. August 2021
A productive household is simply one that is working and productive for the good of the people that live there. If our mortgages are the biggest expense of our lifetimes then why aren’t we producing more from our households?

Quick Banana Bread Bites
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 13. July 2021
These quick Banana Bread Bites have been the most requested and most popular snack in our home for most of winter now, so I thought I'd share them with you. One of those recipes that can be made without much thinking, grab a fork and a stainless steel bowl to mash the bananas and then whip them up. Simply pour into a cake tin and pop straight into the oven. No fuss, just like most recipes that appeal to me!
Making soap for ourselves.
Country Kitchen & Recipes · 05. July 2021
I have looked at cold process soap many times, but knowing that there is a learning curve, it has taken me quite a while to even think about making soap this way. Also there is a chemical reaction that takes place when making these soaps, so you have to be on top of safety concerns and wear safety equipment.

Winter Morning Magic
Garden · 28. June 2021
The shortest day has arrived. It was memorable and beautiful and I can’t remember a Winter Solstice quite like it. We woke up to a pink, purple , blue and apricot-tinged sky. The sun was enlarged by the misty fog, becoming a gigantic round ball of light that beamed across our winter flowers, which were glistening like jewels under the magical glowing light.
Garden · 06. November 2019
Three Sister garden bed ideas for pumpkin, tomatoes, cucumbers and watermelons. It’s also time to decide what is going where in the Summer garden, and which plants should go together and which ones should certainly keep their distance from one another. (...)

Hiding in Hedgerows...
Garden Travel · 19. August 2019
While the natural hedgerows are disappearing, we can all re-boot the system and plant our own hedges are part of our own garden’s eco-system. When I was presented with a tricky landscaped steep hill-side retaining wall that was spread long and narrow across my front rural garden boundary, my first thoughts instantly brought me back to the hedgerows of my childhood. t could be a wonderful entry point for insects, bees, wild native birds and, most wonderfully, pests into the garden.
Snowball Cauliflower in the Winter garden.
Plant Guides · 28. May 2019
These Snowball Cauliflowers are my favourite because they do not take long at all to grow, they wont take up very much room in the garden and they are scrumptious.