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

Jun 26, 2011

me and my shadow

in the process of weeding the front drive yesterday a lot of ants were disturbed. I ran
 to get my camera and took a heap of bad pics.
the ants  were moving so fast i hadnt a hope.
very very tiny tiny ants that had no respect for macro zoom.

and here are a few equally fast moving friends.
you can tell i am bored if i take pics of ants i suppose !!!!!

Jun 22, 2011

blue and gold...i always did like

there is one heck of a lot of gold mica in these few soap bars but 
 a lot of it looks more plain yellow. there are a few veins of gold there so
i hope they show up in the photos.
i chose my boarding school as a teenager based on the school uniform 
of royal blue and golden yellow . loved the colours and hated the school!!

the soap is fragrances with Scent-works "Amazon Grapes" 
which is  beautiful soft and gentle feminine fragrance that i love

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a short trip to Bondi Beach and lunch at Watsons Bay


assorted beach photos. the pine trees are really growing and
 are certainly making an impact on the view from some parts of the south end of the beach

 the usual boats hanging out at Watsons Bay

a very bad photo taken nearly directly into the sun . i was just sitting in the hotel grounds and took 
a random shot looking down the beach to include all the tinnies lined up. i didnt see the two adults together at the end of the beach or the child picking up shells til i put the pics on my computer.
it was soooooo bright i could see nothing in the viewfinder :-(
i wish i had noticed them and gotten a better shot of the little girl.
it is way too over exposed and way too much sun in it but it is evocative so i have included it.
there is a real glow on the tinnies  on the beach..... and that too spoils the shot

Jun 19, 2011

a short walk at Brooklyn


rock fishermen..all Chinese

 i found this tree growing out of the rocks quite fascinating

the sun was shining right into the top of the tree

 creating  a real glow

another tree's roots  around some rocks

I don't know the story of this disaster.......but someone's dream is gone

Jun 18, 2011

random photos as i waited while my house was open for inspection. someone better buy it soon as i am sick of the sale process

there are  no good photos amongst this lot....... but i think it is so long since i took
 any photos that  i have nearly forgotten how to use my camera

 bottle brush

a row of water bubblers

 one water bubbler

 leaves between  3 huge tree trunks

 bark markings. i like to look at the endless variety of markings on all the different trees in the area

 the last leaves of autumn

 leaves blowing in the wind

 i tried to be clever with these horrible "torpedos" on the tree but it didnt really work. the photo dosnt look any better in black and white than in colour. i hate the things anyway as they are such a fall/trip hazard when they hit the ground
they were too high up for me with too strong a wind blowing

same torpedoes left in colour

 the first bit of wattle i had noticed. smelled beautiful. again.......the wind was blowing so the photo is blurred

 a single beautiful red rose at the entrance to the school yard

the centre of a bubbler. it interested me in its worn out look.
i messed with the colour a tiny bit 

Jun 11, 2011

and then there was Patch

Patch was a dogs dog. she had an independant spirit, an inner life of her own, did not need to be half an inch off my heel all day ........and was capable of spending a day by herself without being traumatised by the neglect of it all. an amazing kelpie X shepherd 
she died nearly 11 years ago

a cold day for dogs so i had better snuggle up