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

Dec 23, 2012

santa claus and other suburban things

tonight, on twilight, i went on a dog walk, but also to photo a few xmas decorations locally. the lighting for the photos is not good but the general drift is there.
these photo were inspired by the question as to whether us aussies decorated with northern hemisphere snow type symbols...or not.
my neighbourhood is putting on a pretty good display of xmas decorations i think but i didnt have the energy to walk to them all as it was soooo hot

i have included two photos of the only blue tongue i have seen so far that was just outside my bedroom door.
i do NOT have a photo of the very large python that i saw smack in the middle of the road out last week.!!! busily moving from one house yard to another it seemed.

gives me the creeps to think about it..... given its size .
that i do wish i had been brave enough to stop and photo with my phone.

sort of looks pregnant so that is good. might get a few babies in the area

 street practise on the 
 equipment that is installed for fighting bush fires

a kooka on my clothes line. they are usually at the back door after food but the dog is starting to worry them i think
some of my agapanthus at the front. i have not watered them so they wont last long

down the street 

dead santa

a house that looks great all lit up.

car decoration

 a yard with a huge collection of decorations including a santa climbing 
the chimmney on the right

some white reindeer sitting in the dry muclch of a very aussie front yard

a snow man and something with "M" on his stomach sitting in the street

 a well decorated house on a corner
the santa is alive on the lawn but the one on the chimney, if you look closely, has been attacked by the local magpies the owners said. his head is all fallen to the side :-(((

  some car decorations that are very northern hemisphere inspired

poor santa is all broken


Nov 27, 2012

jacarandas and gum trees ....and some feral flowers

 very bad pics of next doors flame tree. divine colour also

thejacarandas  have been a fabulous darker colour this year and yesterday i finally made it to get a few photos before all the flowers fell.
something is sadly wrong with my camera and i also was too tired from the lingering effects of pneumonia to be bothered to get out of the car  and take close most photos are not so wonderful. they do, however, have the fabulous colour .
some of the jacarandas are from Pennant Hills and a few are from
my new Westleigh neighbourhood.

the gum trees are all from the top end of *the loop* at Westleigh, looking north .

a bee in a grevillia out the front
 a budding agapanthus

MY jacaranda....a poor sadly thing

another grevillia out the front....not mine but mixed into my garden from next door 

across the road from me 
Pennant Hillls

  an unknown plant growing at the back of my car port

 a couple of roses that i am trying to feed up and get flowering again

these trees, and the valley, are down the end of the road
about half a mile away, looking out over miles of gums.

a very long distance shot over the valley.
my poor camera struggles