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Thyme in the garden

Thyme in the garden

Our thyme in our garden is doing very well. It is also a good “time” of the year to get out into the garden and do some of those gardening jobs before the weather gets too hot.  I mentioned in an earlier post that I […]

Urban farming

Urban farming

For these past few days I feel like I am a farmer in Tasmania. It is wet and windy and my pink gum boots go with me every time I step out of the house. There is something about putting on those boots that gives […]

Seed to Feed

Seed to Feed

Last weekend my “One & Only” (O&O) and I went to a “Seed to Feed” Workshop. The workshop is part of the Toowoomba Regional Council Healthy Living, Change Project. The aim, through a series of free and low-cost activities, is to get people active and […]

Too Much Apple Pie!

Too Much Apple Pie!

Who is eating too much apple pie? Not at our house. These days we prefer or our digestive system copes better with savoury food. This is working in our favour, keeping us healthier than we would be if we ate apple pie. When I was […]

Barefoot in the Kitchen

Barefoot in the Kitchen

It is not a good idea to go barefoot in the kitchen. If you dropped a knife you could stab yourself in the foot! When I was thinking about this I thought of the saying “barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen”.  It commonly refers to […]

Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes

Have you seen any rotten tomatoes lately? Really, nobody wants to see or smell rotten tomatoes. I only want the fresh, plump and juicy variety on my kitchen bench. A few weeks ago, there was an overabundance of tomatoes in the supermarket. I was buying […]

Happy Father’s Day to Garden Lovers

Happy Father’s Day to Garden Lovers

It is Father’s Day today, a day when we celebrate and honour Fathers and many of these are garden lovers. Like my “One & Only” (O&O) he is often out in the garden using his ability and talent to make our garden flourish. Toowoomba is […]

Toowoomba – a City to Love

Toowoomba – a City to Love

People continually ask us why we chose to retire in Toowoomba. There are many reasons and after anyone experiences life in Toowoomba you will soon discover it is a City to Love. At our place this morning it was just like any other Saturday. Although, […]

The Backyard Garden

The Backyard Garden

Birds are a common feature in the Australian backyard garden. If you don’t have a backyard garden perhaps you have a balcony or a park nearby where you can observe and enjoy the bird life. As we have mature trees where we live there are […]

Flower power for seniors

Flower power for seniors

Many of us who are now seniors may know about or been part of the the ‘flower power’ movement in the 1960’s and 1970’s. It was during the time of the Vietnam War when young people opposed to the war held peaceful demonstrations. They soon became known […]