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

Oct 18, 2013

fires/smoke on the great western highway today

Bells Line of Road

Oct 17, 2013

what a dreadful day..wind and fire

the smoke, coming from the Blue Mountains, was bad enough for me to leave the house and go find a spot with less smoke around 4.30 pm.
fortunately i did not have to go far.........Pennant Hills park was relatively smoke free compared to here and allowed the dog to walk around.
the sky was horrendous but my photos don't really illustrate that very clearly

 leaving home....just around the corner. 
smoke from the Mountains

down the road a bit

pennant hills park....sun peeping thro

huge gums at pennant hills with smoke behind

pennant hills again

setting sun shining on the trees 

looking east from Pennant Hills park....some smoke maybe from up north
 added to the mix

by then it was cool, the wind had eased and my area of the world 
was obviously clearer for me to breathe some more.
so we came home. dog was very happy to revisit the park 
as it is a haven for tossed out take away
 food containers .
 she is always hopeful that she will find something and 
 i dont notice she has found it. the hunt is everything.

soap for october

 strawberry and cream

blue lavender with gold veins running thro.
there is/was a purple  one done the same but i lost the photo!!

pink sugar which is very much vanilla ....hence the dark brown colour.
smells divine.

provence....always fresh and clean

Oct 1, 2013


I went there yesterday and took a few quick photos.
it is gentrified ......but not too much around the railway area.

random shots of the shops, houses and harbour and the bridge

looking west under the bridge with Anzac bridge in the background

city skyline with some rather large boat parked at the International terminal

these two shots looking at the under works of the road leading to the bridge

a tiny edge view of the bridge

bridge supports within the park

note the street closed signs ready for Navy week/weekend

mid day traffic on the bridge...taken from the station

looking around the suburbs

roses peeping out of the railway fencing

part of the streetscape in Pymble east side

graffiti Pymble bus shelter

azaleas and looking thro train doors to the other side

a shop full of girly party sort of stuff

more streetscape

umbrellas in window of purple girly shop

a plaque in the same shop

two houses i liked 

a huge tree trunk in Wahroonga outside of the station

a shop that has been there as long as i remember

i had a camera problem and the son was looking to see what he figured it was and took this photo. i think there are too many cameras and phones ...not counting my old phone that is not there 

Jul 27, 2013

a local valley with mist remnants last week

looking north to.....nowhere !!!
my camera has some flaw and lets in light blobs in the centre
when at certain angles to the sun.
it struggles at the distances here

there is always a dog and there is mostly always some wattle