My New Passion

As most of you would probably already know I have a new passion, well several “passions”, its seems the more you have (like love) the more you can be passionate about. I have my family. I have our rescue dog Maggie, almost a year to her “gottcha day” and I have my art.

Maggie

My art – when I first started blogging, I met with a local wine maker who shared his “passion“. At the time I appreciated but never understood how that passion felt. Now I do.

If you have a few minutes please check out my brand sparkly new website ( work being uploaded every day – I have about eighty more pieces to upload – PASSION 🙂 ) It might take me a while to upload it all, and everyday I paint more… Follow my journey ( sign up if you like, I promise not to bombard you) or just pop in and check out now and then and of course share with your networks. https://carolseeley.com/

Free postage in Australia, 10% off for the next 24 hours – yes more birthday gifts, works to outside of Australia, I will need to check out postage and get back to you….I have never sent out of the country before ** works on paper will be easy and no extra cost **

Thanks.

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“Echoes of the Past”

Missing …

Found: Maggie Dog

If you have been wondering where i have been of late, we got a new addition to the family and she is taking a bit of settling in but is making lots of progress.

Maggie is a staffy x – crossed with something with long legs🙂 She is submissive and a bit cautious of the world – she is what is becoming known as “a covid puppy” born in a time of lock downs with less opportunity to be socialised. But this little girl has a warm heart and just wants to be part of the family.

She is learning that we are here for her and that together we can learn so much.

Her favourite things are; Me, food and third Garry and the lounge.

Maggie Dog

It’s All About Perspective

Recently we hosted a couple of young travelers in our home for a labour exchange – have you heard of Helpx.net ? A great way to meet new people, learn about other cultures and get some jobs around the home done too.  This time around we say thank you Jessie and Scotty (and Adele and Kendal who also stayed briefly with us).

 

We have Scotty and Jessie to thank for this wonderful drone image of our house and garden.

 

Scott’s amazing art and photography can be viewed here: http://scottdenholm.com/

 

To learn a little more about Jessie (and see more shots of our garden/home) and read about the helpx experience first hand- check out this blog post http://theycalleditparadise.com/blog/helpx-travel-affordable-experience-culture-meet-lovely-locals/   Thanks Jessie.

 

It was lovely to meet you both.

 

 

honeytree

 

What a Difference a Day Makes

Some of you may have noticed my recent lack of presence. It has been a particularly difficult few months for our family dealing with 4 deaths in a matter of weeks. I have taken a few months break from reading and reviewing, I just haven’t been able to concentrate.  But I will be back…I think.

 

At the moment we are on short caravaning holiday – a time to refresh and regroup.

 

What a difference a day makes- The Porongurup Range – Great Southern Region of Western Australia.

 

Big thanks to Brenda for providing content to keep the blog running.

 

 

 

 

Two Weeks in the Kitchen

The past few weeks I have been very lucky to be able to participate in a couple of cooking classes –  one provided by a local resident (who makes authentic Vietnamese cuisine) and one impromptu lesson by a visitor (Indian cuisine) and then I have been making preserves, jams and pickles.  You know what they say,  “make preserves whilst the garden provides.” And you have wondered why I haven’t posted any book reviews of late 🙂

 

Mediterranean Piccalilli

 

Chicken and Mushroom (Vietnamese style)

 

Rice Noodle Stir Fry ( Vietnamese style)

 

Beef Salad Vietnamese Style

 

Sweet Chili Tomato Sauce

 

Tomato Chuteny

 

 

Indian Food

Naan

 

Tandoori Chicken (cooked on BBQ)

 

Chicken Curry