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Stylish Collecting in Your Home

Do you have spaces in your home that are collections of decorator items?  These could be small spaces, niches and shelving that call out to be home for beautiful things.  Sometimes it’s a collection of memories, a blend of colours, items juxtaposed to provide balance of colour, shape and texture. …

22 April 2019 | Life-Style

Easter Memories

I love Easter!  In Melbourne it’s an autumn festival teetering on the edge on winter and with just the right amount of sunshine to encourage us outdoors. In the UK where I grew up, its spring and buds burst into life and a new energy is born. With 2.2billion Christians…

18 April 2019 | Life-Style

A Tree Change – Life Change (part 2) by Chris O’Connor

Last week we enjoyed the story of Chris O’Connor’s “Gap Year” and the life change that followed. Moving from New South Wales to Chatsworth Lodge, a Victorian heritage listed cottage with grand plans to restore the beautiful old home, sympathetically add to it and build a new cottage on the…

7 April 2019 | Life-Style

A Tree Change – Life Change by Chris O’Connor Part One

A recurring theme in the stories of our generation is the search for a new way of life. Recently, we read about  Inge Hatton’s inspirational journey from Montreal in Canada, finding a Buddhist path in Colorado which led her to establish a new way of life in Nova Scotia. The…

1 April 2019 | Life-Style

Foodie Adventures in Tuscany with Maureen Moffatt DAYS 7 & 8

Our Tuscan food and wine tour draws to a close with these last 2 diary entries from our inspiring writer and friend, Maureen Moffatt. What an adventure its been! I’m reminded of a quote by Robin Leach, ” In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.”…

27 March 2019 | Life-Style

Foodie Adventures in Tuscany with Maureen Moffatt DAY SIX

 Only two more days to go of our tasting experience of Tuscany. We all know that feeling when our travels are coming to an end. Each moment seems more precious and each taste, sound and view more intense and special. Continue travelling with our dear friend, Maureen Moffatt who so…

26 March 2019 | Life-Style

Foodie Adventures in Tuscany with Maureen Moffatt DAY FIVE

We continue our journey with Maureen on this wonderful culinary adventure exploring food and wine but also some of the emotional responses that travel with us….sheer joy! Thursday Today is market day in Camucia.  We arrive in town early and head off in different directions.  There are rows and rows…

25 March 2019 | Life-Style

Foodie adventures in Tuscany by Maureen Moffatt DAY FOUR

Wednesday We are all off truffle hunting today.  We start early as it is a bit of a drive to San Giovanni d’Asso.  We are to meet the famous lawyer and white truffle hunter “Fabio Capitani”.  The ride is smooth as we wend our way through the countryside so familiar…

21 March 2019 | Life-Style

Foodie Adventures in Tuscany by Maureen Moffatt DAY THREE

Our travels continue on day three of our eight day food and wine tour of Tuscany. Enjoy the journey……! Tuesday This morning we head out to “Il Casale”, between Pienza and Montepulciano.  Il Casale is an organic farm owned by a Swiss family, Urich and Sandra Schmidig along with their…

18 March 2019 | Life-Style