Thursday, 28 January 2016

just Decluttering...

Well, we have had a busy time of late. We sold in September and moved into a 3 month rental with the plan to move into a friend's house for a year. Due to one reason or another we ended up moving in on Christmas Eve. Yup, crazy.

The challenge has been to squeeze a BIG 2-story house into a 3 bedroom low set with minimal walls. Sigh. One month on and I have advertised to sell everything that hasn't found a corner here or there.

I am keen to declutter but it is with some regret I see my pieces go. They have history with me and some of them have been with me for nearly 25 years. Wow! Take that rocking chair for example. A girl bought it for her friend for his birthday as he mentioned he would like a chair to 'smoke a pipe in whilst contemplatively rocking away'. Sure, it's yours. But they will never know how perfect it was to settle cranky, tired babies with a gentle pat on the bottom and the soothing rocking motion. It even has a comforting 'creak' to add rhythm to the motion and knock them into a sleepy unconsciousness. Worked every time. But. Master T is 16 now and his rocking days have been done long ago. So goodbye chair and thanks for all the memories.

Also, somehow we bought a block of land down the road as well. To give is choices. Buy or build? We will let you know.

ciao for now

just Martha xx

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Monday, 9 November 2015

Master T-isms

He is at it again, my sweet boy. Spreading his version of the world to all who hear. Above is him cooking pasta calebrese. As you do...

He wants a gold watch desperately. Exam time is coming up and I pay both him and his sister to get 'A's and 'B's. He is hoping to earn enough to buy said watch

He is downloading Sinatra and Dean Martin at the moment and is heard to sing under his breath. (Do you think he was really born in the 20's?)

He was in the kitchen with his Nonna cooking pasta and deciding when it was perfectly cooked. Remember this is the boy who when asked what he wants from the shop will ask for 'Italian herbs'.

O my god , does he want to join the Mafia do you suppose?

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015


I HATE these beasties!


Give me a lovely spider or cockroach any day.

Luckily it is in the outside of the window.


ciao for now

just Martha xx

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just Super...

The SF and I went to a 'Hero and Villain' birthday party and had good fun dressing up in theme. Normally I h-a-t-e dress ups but thanks to Target we got these great costumes for a small fee.


Wore my mask ALL night. A) because it was so comfy and B) because I couldn't reveal my true identity.


ciao for now

just Martha xx
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Monday, 5 October 2015

just Pottering...

Made these gorgeous planters up on the weekend to add a bit of colour and form as well as the added advantage of being quite un-killable.

I like un-killable

The one at the back I have had for a while. Thriving on sheer neglect it is. That is how I know

ciao for now

just Martha xx

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