It’s a Start

A couple of years back I had a happy little garden in my mum’s back yard and an awesome worm farm. Unfortunately discouragement set in when the neighbours dog tore up my garden and I failed to care for my beloved worms and they died…boo hoo 😦

I think that if I was attending a community garden as I am now I probably wouldn’t have let gardening go by the way side, but never fear; it’s never to late to start again.

Last week I attended the Big Back yard Festival at the Wollongong Botanic Garden where I got a little bit inspired by this idea

So armed with a free rocket plant that I received at the festival, my hubby and I came up with this

It is small, but its a start and in the process I really feel like I’ve stuck it to the marketing man by reusing things that were of no longer any use to us. As well as starting our very small garden at home, last Tuesday I decided to actually do some gardening for a change and harvest some food from the garden too.

This very small start feels like a big change and suddenly I no longer feel helpless about the rising cost of life. I have always desired simplicity and to do the things that matter. I don’t like this world system and getting back to gardening somehow makes me feel like I am taking responsibility and being a good steward of the earth.

I feel more rested and when God’s word tells us not to worry about tomorrow I am able to just receive it with peace in my heart. Matthew 6:25-34.

I was also excited because Jason came to the garden too, it’s become a real family thing and I love it

Sushi- I call it happy food!!

When ever I have sushi it makes me feel happy and that’s why I call it happy food. I don’t know if there is any scientific proof that backs my theory but it works for me.

I didn’t think that I was a person who would like sushi but since giving it a go I have to say it’s pretty awesome!

I have been quite depressed of late, which is strange for me as I am usually a happy little chappy but never mind we all get a crack at it sometime or another!! (a bout of depression that is)

Today I was kind to myself and went for a drive to my home town to replenish my tower of novels. I then went for a walk down the street and got me some sushi mmm mmmm.

A library visit, coffee, my happy pill, a walk in the sun, sushi and happiness 🙂


But I don’t like the crusts (and it doesn’t make your hair curly!!!!!!)

When I have a sandwedge or toast of some sort I always leave the crust. I just don’t like them, no offence to crust loving folk who think I’m a crust snob but truly I hate the crust!!!!

I find it a big disappointment as I’ve enjoyed the inside ingredients wedged between bread and the last bit remaining is a task.  I know, it’s kind of pathetic when you think of other’s starving across the globe……….bugger!!! now I feel really shallow!!!

Regardless of my shallow tastes I refuse to eat my crust’s and I do not believe the old wives tale that says “crust make your hair curly”! That’s bollocks as my hair is quite boofy and I’m always trying to go for the flat hair look!!

So what does this say about me? Perhaps I like the interesting things of life and when it gets to the crusty boring bits I just discard them? Or perhaps it a matter of knowing my boundaries?  I never do anything out of guilt or just because!! Just because there is a crust and there is an unspoken law that I must eat it doesn’t mean I have to eat it!!!

Okay enough of the psycho babble!!!!! Hi my name is Tamar and I refuse to eat my crust’s!!!


I found these pumpkins basking in the sun at the cottage I was staying at. They looked so homely sitting there assembled and waiting to be used at a later date. So I got out my trusty iphone and captured the moment.

Amaki Cottage Cafe

While I was on My getaway I visited the Amaki Cottage cafe twice. The first day was a freezing, cold, rainy and windy day and I made it to Amaki Cottage and ordered a very yummy meat pie. It had real meat chunks with a red wine flavor and was the best thing to eat on a day such that I was experiencing.

The next visit was on my last day and I ordered the eggs benedict for breakfast. It was so delicious and I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the food. When your ever in Kiama call into the Amaki Cottage, it would be totally worth it.