Flowers for Friday.....
A long time ago I took myself off to the lovely space of 'As Daisy Does' and did a workshop held by 'Clay By Tina' where I made this little 'vase'
Tina provided a couple of pots for us which we decorated any which way we pleased, with gorgeous Japanese transfer paper and beautiful coloured paints,
and strategically placed masking tape to create patterns and shapes
I made a little bowl and matching spoon too that was sit beside the stove at home, like a little pinch pot of sorts....
It was something I thoroughly enjoyed.
I went along with someone whom I admire her own creativity, and met other creative minded ladies....and even though it was busy and we chatted, most of the time I was absorbed in the quietness and the relaxing side of the process as I worked with my hands.
I am a person whose mind does not stand still, always thinking, always, always dreaming
but for the hours that we spent together in this beautiful space,
my mind was still.
There were some moments I was so engaged in what I was 'creating'
totally immersed in the clay
completely lost in something new
captivated in a new love,
my mind and everything around me was silent.
A lovely sound.
A lovely feeling.
I spent that night looking up where to buy clay, tools and a kiln!
I was hooked.
It is something I would love to do again.
I'm going to do a lot more workshops this coming year.
I want to escape the long days of the working week and surround myself in lovelyness........

Monday the 2nd of January, 2017
Why, hello there!
It's been an awfully long time since I cuddled my lovely blog.
 I have missed it so.
But we are back together! For real this time!
So much has happened since my blog was a daily thing.
What seems like a lifetime ago, but other times it feels like yesterday, my bestest little buddy passed away.
My old mate, Jack.....
A heavy emptyness engulfed us.
And I didn't want to do my blog anymore.
Because my blog, my story, was all about him. I was so so sad.
We miss him still.
But decided not to get another dog, and probably won't any time soon. 
And what seemed like a very long time, life went on......
We took mini escapes to Melbourne,
a couple of times.
And celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary far away in Asia, where we visited Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand over a five week long ago.....

We also had lots of long weekends and little driving holidays close by, where Sam played lots of golf and I listened to the birds....
I had girly surgery twice,
and bought a pretty new bike, which I love just so!
And I gave up chocolate! Yes me! The biggest chocoholic that you ever did see! My day is now full of smoothies and bliss balls and salad! And I feel pretty good!
I met a new little friend,
which I named 'Fluffly Guts'
who would visit me daily and sing and sit with me and make my days just lovely.....he reminded me of Jack.....
And we want to live on a golf course more than ever........
And of course,
I am still a dreamer.
I have missed 'Little Nan'
It's good to be back.

It's been an awfully long time since I have written on my little blog. 
I have been faffing about for way too long.
I have to 'learn' how to find my way around again, how to sign in to my account, how to upload my images, how to put it all together.........
I have missed Little Nan terribly.
I am bringing her back.
Watch this space.
Flowers for Friday
(for yesterday)
Our home is looking like a florist after the generosity from friends after the passing of our ever loyal dog Jack.
Missed desperately.
A couple of days ago we had to say goodbye to Jack and hug him one last time.....
It was sudden.
And the decision we had to make was awful.
It was heartbreaking.

I miss him so much.
I miss him desperately.
I am heartbroken