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Settling

Since I last posted here, dear readers, a lot has happened. We sold our house in the urban wilds of Melbourne and moved to the beguiling shores of Lake Wendouree in Ballarat. We decided to stop waiting for the life that was to come and start to live the life that we have now. It […]

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Formatting gremlin

Dear readers, If you read this blog through a blog reader or via email, then you may encounter some very strange formatting in the previous post that may prevent you from reading the whole post. I cannot explain the strangeness but I think I have fixed it. You can access the repaired version of Fibre […]

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Fibre of Memory

I just watched a really great podcast called Fruit Knitting. Yes, I know I am late to the scene, so many folks have told me to watch Fruity Knitting but readers, I move s-l-o-w-l-y these days. Anyway, I finally caught up and watched a recent episode featuring an interview with Tom Dennis who farms Polwarth […]

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Postcards at Sea #6: Metamorphosis

It has been a year since a bout of pneumonia triggered Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and my body stopped working the way it used to. At such a milestone, it seems timely to check in with a postcard. I am so much better than I was last year, I am no longer floating in the ocean. […]

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Cubbytime

It is the autumn school holidays again here… cubby building season. This is one of the communal kid cubbies in our neighbourhood that our children regularly visit and work on with their friends. See you after the holidays.

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Postcards at Sea #5: Words Like Fishes

Out here, floating in the ocean, words are hard to find. They are like fishes, all around me in the water but they dart away whenever I need them. This difficulty finding words is one of the more curious symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and has a hazy physiological explanation where the fatigued brain doesn’t […]

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Book Review: Crafting with Feminism

Crafting with Feminism is a new title from Quirk Books in the US, subtitled 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy. It is by crafter Bonnie Burton whose previous work The Star Wars Craft Book is in our public library and has been borrowed a fair few times by our family. I was sent this […]

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Postcards at Sea #4: Magazine Scene

Magazines are my new quiet companions. I didn’t really appreciate magazines before I became sick. There seemed little time to read them and mostly I would just read the headlines and quickly scan the pics whilst gulping down tea and call that relaxing. Tick, done! Now I savour them. I read just one article at […]

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Postcards at Sea #2: Spwing has Spwung

It is here! It is spring in the Southern Hemisphere. And just because Our Dear Girl and I have been reading Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City, I like to say it like Speke the otter, Spwing! It feels it has been very long, dark winter in Melbourne (as far as long dark winters go in Australia!). […]

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Granite Haven Story

In March this year, I had the very great privilege of visiting Granite Haven, a Gotland sheep and Llama farm in Central Victoria. Cheryl Crosbie shared her story of introducing Gotland sheep to Australia, improving the quality of their fleece over many years and her approach to promoting the health and wellbeing of her sheep […]

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