All posts tagged “Garden

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Italian Spiced Figs

It took a visit from mum for me to realise there was a fig tree in our back garden. I’m not completely ignorant to plants, but our rental has a rather large garden (it got lost behind the gum trees), and I have been pregnant the entire time we had lived in the house, so haven’t been getting out into the garden as much.

The fig season was around the time Heidi was born (March/April), however for some reason our figs ripened a little later than that.

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We’re selling our house – here’s your exclusive preview …

It is with great regret we have decided to sell our wonderful home and move about 50 Minutes out of Melbourne. We are searching for more space for us, and more back garden for Jack (the dog)! It will officially go on the market next week, so I thought I would give you all a sneak peek (I just got emailed the photos taken yesterday – what else was I going to do with them?). So here’s your extremely privileged preview….

Our beloved home….

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Before and after – garden transformation

This is a before and after on a much larger scale than my footpath chairs – it is our back garden!

When we moved into our home the previous owners had done their best to ‘neaten’ up the rear garden to present for sale. As a friend kindly pointed out, we were so lucky to have our very own brick extremely oddly sized helipad!

Deciding what to do…

We knew we wanted a deck, so that was locked-in. We had no choice but to remove the square grass, even though I had successfully resurrected it, because Jack (our 4 legged companion) had turned it into a lunar landscape (whilst safely stowing several bones). We also demolished 2 of the 3 brick planter boxes to make way for the deck.

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I love an old bike… located in a cafe with a quirky style

During our recent holiday we went exploring (a day trip planned by my sister).

She had been recommended a hidden little gem called Cafe Espace. It is off the coats of Gippsland in Eastern Victoria, waterfront dining situated on Raymond Island with stunning views overlooking Mcmillan Strait to the Paynesville township. So, five of us set off in the car, took the ferry across (in the car) about 100m to arrive on Raymond Island. Map of Location

The word island has a habit of conjuring up a mental image of blue skies and sunshine, white sand, palm trees, crystal clear water lapping at the shoreline – there was none of that.

But Raymomd island was unique in it’s own way.