This weekend past a brand new winter festival made its debut in Wagga Wagga.
Lost Lanes was all about reviving a somewhat forgotten part of the city, Cadell Place – a little byway tucked between the Murrumbidgee River and the busy Fitzmaurice Street.
Keen to support a new event, Adam and I, rugged up and went exploring…
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It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen it, I still find snow utterly magical. There’s something just so wonderful about watching giant flakes quietly descending from the sky and settling on the land below, turning it into a wintry wonderland.
When I spotted on the weather forecast last week the possibility of snow this weekend past, I got a little excited. So on Sunday, Adam and I decided to head for the hills to see if we could spot any…
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Winter blew in over the weekend, bringing with it foggy mornings, chilly temperatures and light rain. In some parts it was even cold enough for snow – but more on that later this week!
The cool grey days were a welcome tonic to me after an eight day work week. They justified my lingering morning coffees in bed and afternoons snuggled up on the couch with a book. In those peaceful moments, as I glanced around the house, I noticed though there was nothing ‘living’ inside – no bunches of flowers, no houseplants.
When the weather is so bleak outside, sometimes having brightly coloured blooms inside doesn’t quite feel so I decided I’d use the season for inspiration and create some more winter appropiate bouquets…
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The other week I found myself in Temora– a little town about an hour north of my home in Wagga Wagga. Adam had a meeting to attend, so I took advantage of a day off work to keep him company on the drive up.
After taking a leisurely wander down the main street and discovering some lovely things in this gem of a shop I ventured further afield, and took a stroll down a few of Temora’s laneways…
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Throughout my entire childhood and for the majority of my adult life I’ve been a voracious reader. I’ve always loved lingering in libraries and book shops. Picking up tome after tome, reading covers and being delighted and drawn-in by cover art.
Last year, days before travelling to Iceland, I started Black Swan Green by David Mitchell and was really quite enjoying it – but then somehow I got a third of the way through and suddenly it was days and then weeks and then months, and I hadn’t read a page…
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Ever since I got back from Sydney I feel like I haven’t quite got back into a routine. My working hours were all over the place this last week and it left me feeling frazzled, unorganised and like I hadn’t achieved anything. The crazy timetable meant I wasn’t feeding my body like I should, and as a result I felt exhausted and under the weather.
I wanted to start this week afresh, so over the weekend Adam and I decided we’d do a big cook-up. We wanted the fridge and freezer full of hearty, nutritious meals, to make those mid-week dinners just a little bit easier…
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In the last week it feels like autumn truly arrived in my part of Australia… even though winter is technically only a day away!
Suddenly everywhere I looked there were trees with vibrant crowns of red, yellow and orange leaves. I realised the sun was taking its time to rise in the morning and by late afternoon the day’s glow was quickly disappearing into the night sky.
I’ve waited so long for this change in season and now it’s here, I’m making the most of it before it disappears…
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