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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

February 03, 2006

on being a realist

I think I was born sensible & responsible. I am a realist too *although I am also a romantic. Take for instance - Simple Abundance - February's joyful simplicities - star gazing - oh how I would love to do what Sarah suggests and go lie on a blanket on the lawn and look up into the sky and stargaze - but the sensible realist in me tells me that is a riduculous thing to do here right now - you see, it is funnel web time here in Australia - the time when the males go wandering looking for a mate. And they aren't shy when it comes to humans, let me tell you !
Don't get me wrong - I love Sarah and I love Simple Abundance and I absolutley adore trying all her wonderful suggestions about making life lovely but just sometimes even my
inner child won't even do the stuff she suggests. So I will just have to improvise, won't I ? hmmm let me think. A trip to the local observatory maybe?


Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Perhaps you will have to save that suggestion for a more appropriate day.

I read this book about four years ago when I was really sick with Lupus and it made me feel so much better. It has always been a treasure to me. I have given it as a gift to some of the special people in my life.

All my best to you. Take care.

3:21 am  
Blogger Mindy said...

That spider looks so wicked...yuck!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day today no matter what you may do!
Hugs to you,

3:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that every beautiful place on earth has its horrors! I had never heard of the funnel web spider before.

5:54 am  
Blogger Flossy said...

Perhaps you should give it a miss then - I wouldn't like to think of you being terrorised by a funnel web! I hate spiders at the best of times, let alone when they are deadly. Gives me the willies just thinking about it!
I too, will not be trying this suggestion right now, but sometimes it's nice to go out in the late afternoon and gaze at the clouds and patterns in the sky.

8:52 am  
Blogger melissa said...

All I can say is yuck to the spiders. I'd hesitate before slinging myself out on the grass too.

But other suggestions for living the abundant life are worth a look-see!

8:59 am  
Blogger Shell said...

Um, I think it is good to be a realist when there is a real and present danger around. Goodness, I wouldn't be lying on the lawn if there were funnelwebs around either! To be totally honest there is no way that I would do it here anyway, and there is one reason for that - Cane Toads - I have a morbid and oppressive phobia of them that makes me mental during the balmy nights of the summer months. So, I think a trip to the observatory is a fantastic idea - that, or get a skylight put in? hehe.

The book sounds great though - I think I'll have to find a copy.

9:14 am  
Blogger Shell said...

Um, I just looked at the spider site you sent us to and found out that they are sometimes found in my suburb - the Gap (I had absolutely no idea we had them in Qld). Thanks Robyn, no truly - now I'll be terrified of toads and funnelwebs! Argh!

9:16 am  
Blogger dolly said...

goooooooood gaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwd Ms*R what are ya trying to do to me??????? hahahah!!!!!!! funnel webs!!!! eeeeek the name alone is scary - the spiders we see in HUGE webs every morning are horrid, we all squeal at them! ..this morning a neighbour told me she had a possum in her bedroom, eeeuhhhh - I didn't know about possum's and I certainly hadn't seen one - once she told me this DH let on that he's seen lots in our garden and hadn't told me cos he knew I would *freak*. eeeeuuuuuh I am all zoiked now - I am sitting here drinking my tea at the computer with my feet up so nothing can get me!

9:23 am  
Blogger Nicole said...

Spiders! No no no no no no way! Stay inside Ms*Robyn and lock all your doors and windows. xx Nicole.

3:26 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

LOL! I can't get over people (probably 90% of the human race) being so scared of spiders. They are such tiny little critters, and some of the webs they spin are works of art. People keep animals like bull terriers and other dogs known to be temperamental, which kill and maim a lot more people than spiders - but the same person will run a mile from a spider! I have a healthy respect for them - that is I leave them well alone, and no, I wouldn't be lying around on the grass in NSW or Queensland, either!

10:55 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

We have our own spiders lurking around everywhere here. I am always careful around the plants and woodpile and am sure I wouldn't want to lay down to look at stars as I would be woundering what was crawling on me! Could you get a ladder and climb up on the roof? That would be a nice place to view the stars.

3:25 am  
Blogger Garden girl said...

can you hear me screaming?? no? the rest of my street can when I read your post - lol!
I had a huntsman inthe car the other day - i gave him a lift to the shops and left him there - I managed to throw him onto the road with a shoe without hurting him..brave ol me! actaully peggy had a good idea there!

12:39 am  

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