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..


Mar 23, 2010

Some bromiliads that i saved from a demolition house a few years ago and which are finally flowering again


Old stuff in the country...there were once rail tracks under this grass



    
                                                                                         
       

                                                                                    
contrail and old shed
                                                                                             


Mar 20, 2010

Mar 18, 2010

a few things i looked at today


Interior garden in the main block


these photos start in Anndale with the old house called *the Abbey* which is very obscured.
go via the beautiful Hunter Bailey Church on to RPAH and its lousy car parks !!.
moving into the hospital grounds with an old garden and a new one .
a pic of what was once the *residents quarters* and 
a few pics of St Johns college and its mellow brick.
the old Bonds factory is a huge apartment block in cream.
some photos of photos displayed on the walls of the hospital with some of 
the old wards and the old nurses LOL. 
i took too many pics and they are of no interest to most, so i will leave them at that .
the hospital is an interesting mix of the old and the new .
the atmosphere is good.....better than some other places i have patronised lately :-)



Hunter Bailey church
Anzac and Harbour bridges
Queen Mary Nurses home which once housed around 1000 student nurses.
reputedly for redevelopment



what was once the "residents quarters"


St Johns College


the old Bonds underwear factory now turned into apartments


spires of St Johns College


Photos in a display of nursing history.
the old *nightingale wards* made it easy to keep
an eye on patients but must have been sheer hell
for patients.
any one of those student nurses could have been me


made from the masterbatch...Zen Teas...delightful fresh fragrance



Mar 17, 2010

a photo i played with in Picassa tonight....because i could .......change the colours

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the week that is and was

Dog ......is beautiful.............but has (had ) fleas. It is 2 weeks since i Frontlined her. what is going on??
i spent most of yesterday washing dog and all bedding she has used . She has multiple official beds along with those comfortable places that she hits before i can stop her.

Back...........bad. sore. fed up. more steroids shot into it, more consultations re it all. Not timed for washing dog or potential flea containing bedding. Who is the best back surgeon in Sydney i do wonder.

weather........perfect for washing dog bed linen . Beautiful days. 

the ironies of life 

Then I got help to made up a HUGE masterbatch of oils to make soapmaking easier.
I did my maths wrongly  so now i have TWO monster containers of my oils.
got to do the maths on that and melt and recontainerize it all.
Shouldnt do maths when not thinking well. Should leave huge containers alone when not thinking well.

I donated to Vinnies for a year and have now changed to another organization I have some empathy with

Médecins Sans Frontières


People better buy soap so that i can give the money away and make all the mess of the masterbatching worth while :-)

Mar 12, 2010

todays flowers


Mar 6, 2010

Some more random pics of Beijing taken a few months ago by my sister....the older part of the city

an  old but very serious door !!


selling fur on the street
how would you know who paid for what electricity??
a cat that lived at a hostel .......but which apparently had fleas.
note the one blue and one yellow eye.....same as one of my white cats had
the smog is visible and real despite so many push and electric bikes