Want to Move to the Country?

Last week I got a shock.

My friend Dee Humphreys called to say that she and her lovely hubby (Ian) are selling their incredible Permaculture property on 10 acres in Kin Kin, Queensland.

Yes, it’s true.

I could hardly believe it when she told me, but as anyone who knows them will testify, when Dee and Ian decide to do something, they […]

Let’s Forget Stuff All the Time…. Or, “How to Have a Ball Even When Things Aren’t Perfect”

We’re camping in the van and have just pulled up for our first night cooking dinner using supplies I packed. Or didn’t pack. As it turns out. I’m a little testy. Getting slightly more agitated with every request for stocking up our camp kitchen on the picnic table… No, we don’t have an egg flip. Or a knife. No, […]

A Year to Remember: Serendipity, Studios, Sweethearts & Social Media

Andrew and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary the other week. And what a year it’s been! To celebrate our milestone we went back to the restaurant where Andrew took me for our first ‘proper’ date, and where he proposed two months later.

It reminded me how on the night of our engagement, after I said ‘yes’ the entire restaurant […]

11 Fun Organic Food Plants You Can Grow in Pots

Unless you’ve been exposed to a flourishing potted garden, you possibly don’t know the scope of plants it’s possible to grow in containers. Over the years I’ve been fortunate to see and create some diverse and very productive potted gardens so I thought it would be fun to share with you some ideas of the yummy fruits (yes fruits!) […]

Why Are They Criticising Me?

Responses to the Painting & Creativity questionnaire I put out last week were so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your stories, experiences and ideas with me.

Something I noticed from the replies, was so many people have been hurt by teachers, mentors, parents. Who didn’t nurture their creative spirit. Who didn’t canoodle their fledgling beginnings and explorations. And funny enough, […]

Special Encore Article:: Jeanette Hindmarsh’s Abundant Organic Veggie Patch: A Case Study

Jeanette Hindmarsh began her garden with a clean slate. All she had growing was a gardenia bush out the back when she moved in, so she’s been able to create her garden from scratch.

Jeanette joined me in The Abundant Veggie Patch System last year and shares how having a garden has enriched her enjoyment not only of her […]