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Change is afoot

Oh my goodness, so much has happened since I last blogged that I feel like a year has gone past when really it’s only a couple of months.  I have got out of the habit due to so many other things going on. But no excuses now life has slowed down again for  a bit (theoretically).

Life has been gloriously chaotic over the last few months – more overseas travel, Christian’s graduation from Cambridge, selling our house, finally moving into our newly renovated heritage home (with the space to put together a serious home produce garden), lots of photographs to edit, grandchildren to knit for, a wedding to plan…work in the traditional sense is not really a viable option at the moment!

Amongst other things, I’m thinking this means a bit of a blog re-organisation. There are three things I think I want to focus on –

I am keen to document the progress of our productive garden and also our attempts to be more environmentally friendly in our daily lives so that is a section I will be introducing.

Very new, very empty – for now

We have a fabulous kitchen in our new house, so keen to try out some recipes  (hopefully using  edibles from our garden).

Lots of potential here

Finally,  I am looking at setting up a second blog just for my travel and photography work. Our  wonderful youngest has designed a watermark for me for my birthday this year and I now have it ready to use. I have just done my first shoot of a new local cafe for a local newspaper (unpaid but free promotion 🙂 )

Fabric cakes
Fabric Cafe, Hobsonville Point


I’m starting to feel like I am getting a bit of a handle on this new more flexible lifestyle. Still feels weird to not be out working in a traditional sense, but I’m starting to feel more productive and can see lots of potential ahead if I am prepared to lean in, take a few creative risks and discipline myself to see what I do as worthwhile.

On that note, I’ll get some images up from our wonderful adventure in Croatia and the UK later this week.

10 comments on “Change is afoot

  1. Sounds like a great plan I need to get more organised and disciplined myself. Great photo, great cake.


  2. Love your kitchen tiles and colour of paint used. Also, great planter boxes, You’ll be able to give us advice for our community garden plot! Just realised the connection of your url argent/silver 🙂

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    • Lol. Yes probably a bit of a subtle connection but we have played around with other words for Silver often on our family 🙂
      So happy with our new house and kitchen.
      Went to the opening of the community garden – so cool! I’m sure we can share ideas both ways.
      Love your blog btw❤️


      • It’s so lovely to finally move into a home that’s taken years to look forward to. Makes it that extra special! Thanks so much re Blog… it’s fun to do, when I make the time for it 🙂

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  3. Leanne, I can’t wait to see what happens with your garden! I love your kitchen and is that subway tile?

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  4. I’m so glad you found my blog & commented so that I found yours 😀 your new blogging plan sounds great & I look forward to reading more 👏😎

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