No more soap sales + being copied

I have discontinued soap sales, at least temporarily. I have had a lot of fun over 18 years making soap and meeting so many other interesting people. Thank you everyone .
Maybe I will get back to it again later, but meanwhile I will be making only for personal use and gifting..

28 October 2017....Unfortunately someone has chosen to copy/paste huge amounts from my old web pages....product information, receipes, soap making methods eg...and place this on the domain name I let go a few months ago. They can buy the domain name but that does not give access to my copyright material or the use of my registered business name.
If you go to that page it is not me you might be dealing with. The person hides behind a "disposable" email address

Sep 27, 2009

and from London and my sister yet more interesting things

the celebration of the end of Ramadan in Trafalgar Square

a rather large bird of prey 


I have sold all but a few bars of castile and goats milk.
new soaps will be ready in about 10 days as i did a few lots today with deep water discount
to have them ready early. i even did one log as a rather pretty non fragranced one
.... for those of us who like pretty but dont want a fragrance .
will make more soap  tomorrow if the dentist dosnt traumatise me too much.
today i did Vaniglia de madagascar...and went mad with the amount of fragrance .
it is one of Scent Works stronger fragrances so i will have a powerful vanilla fragrance on my hands!!!
another was Scents works "Provence" and the other fragranced one was Scentworks Pink Peony.
can you tell i like to use Scent works???
i had a couple of soaps i really liked........a creamy rose which was regular rose but done in a pale orangy yellow, and a mix of lemon myrtle and a flower fragrance (the latter again from Scent-works).
they too are all gone 

so we had a dust storm

that i dont believe i really "heard" the warnings of. if i had i would have closed up the house and made preperations LOL.
i am still cleaning up and will continue to do so for a while i expect as more little pockets of red are found.
growning up in Hillston is good preparation for dust storms.

this pic is taken from Westfield at Hornsby looking over the highway toward the rail line

this is looking toward the Hornsby shopping centre from near the hospital

an electricity pole on the highway

these bottom two shots are from the outside of my house looking toward and to the side of  the sunrise 

Sep 23, 2009

yesterday i went here for the first time in a loooong time.

RPAHospital  as seen on the TV show !!

A four year part of my history was spent there doing my hospital based nursing training.
it is so enormously changed with some of the fascinating old buildings long gone.
the main two named for Prince Albert and one for Queen Victoria remain but not in the format i knew.
both pavillions were being renovated but i grabbed a few pics anyway.

the first pic  shown here is the "A block" with Albert watching over all that occurs in the very busy streets around

the main entry remains as it was but with the addition of some seating and a less austere atmosphere. the stained glass windows
interesting now as they ever were.
i couldnt photograph it as it was covered in scaffolding

Victoria has her own window  ...pictured here

this is Victoria's side of the building with her on top in all her green verdis glory . dont know what the rooms are now, but this part of the building was referred to as the "Vic block" and was full of patients, while  the block at the right hand end was the pathology labs

Sep 19, 2009

today they did a burn off around the city and the air was ugly

despite that dog and i went to the local school for her usual walk......this time making sure she didnt get to eat any of the scraps that are forever lying around from the kids meals. she is going to have to stick to her low fat diet very rigidly

the sky was blood red as the sun set, so just in case no one believes me here are too many photos of the sun setting coloured red!!!

they are all taken at maxium zoom with a shaky hand.... so are not the best.
the city was covered in smoke and in some of these pictures of the schook grounds you can see smoke filtering thro the trees.

i finally got photos of a couple of the sheep that live in the school grounds.
and a few more of dog .......showing her new slim self and looking much more healthy

Sep 15, 2009

Poor dog has been sick

this is dog today ....pretty in pink in blue and not sure just how much food she actually wants


on last friday she suddenly became scarily sick late at night so i had to take her
to an all night emergency vet.
she came home the next morning and hung in ok for the rest of the the day, drinking minimally.
sunday morning i took her to the local vet twice for pain meds .
at 7 pm he soooo kindly came in especially for her and admitted her
with an IV overnight as she was in so much pain and couldnt really drink enough.
i hated to leave her by herself . next morning i went to visit her in her cage and it broke my heart.......and hers that she had to stay there
she came home Monday night and went back for another check up again today
after a test meal of plain rice
the way she is trying to attack my food tonight i think she has turned the corner.
by the time she eats a little bit again tomorrow morning she will have had very little over 5 days.
pancreatitis is not a nice disease.
special thanks to Matt at the Thornleigh Vetinary Hospital for
care above and beyond the expected

this was taken on saturday as she lay around very sad and sorry for herself