I am a wife, mother, granny and contented woman who is living the retired life in Gippsland.  I formerly lived in Canberra and was born in Scotland.

This blog is a place for me to share my knitting, sewing, framing, cycling, thoughts on books and aspects of life in East Gippsland and my travels.

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  1. Hi! Just to let you know that I have nominated you for The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award! Not sure if you got a pingback from my blog yesterday, so thought I better notify you! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Yvonne xx

    • Thank you for nominating me for two awards. I appreciate your kindness but I will decline the award at the moment.
      Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate the comments you make. It is always good to get feedback on what you do. Adults, as well as children, thrive on praise.

  2. Sear Heather, My name is Lidia Medina and I am with the World Spa & Travel magazine’s marketing team. World Spa & Travel is a luxury travel magazine devoted to bringing our readers & new refreshing content while building a community of like-minded individuals. Our company launched a blog this week! I came across your blog and loved it! I was wondering if you were interested in writing some blog posts depending on your availability. Our website is http://www.theworldspa.com and the blog is under “Travel Network”. Feel free to message me any questions!

    All the best,


  3. Hi, Heather, I am a nana from Trafalgar, the small town you must pass through on the way home from Melbourne. I quilt (in Warragul Quilters), am attempting to write a novel set in 1888’s Marvellous Melbourne and read voraciously. I found you because I’m looking at overlockers online. I don’t blog and usually don’t comment on blogs so am intrigued by those nominations for awards. Are they some sort of circular thing? They look a touch suss to me but not sure why. I will give some of the novels on that historical fiction reading challenge a go, so thanks for alerting me to it. All the best with the sewing, reading and life in beautiful Gippsland, Lorraine

    • Hi Lorraine,
      Thank you so much for your comment. It is nice to meet an other Gippslander online. Your comment about the awards is perceptive and the very reason I haven’t accepted them.
      Glad to hear you are going to try some of the books on my historical fiction challenge.
      You sound like a similar character to me except there is no way I would attempt to write a book. I hope you are successful in your endeavour.
      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog. I really appreciate it. Heather

  4. Hi, so happy to stumble onto your blog. I’m a wife, mother, woman who hails originally from Sale so I know Metung well! Many outings there when I was growing up. Love what I have seen on your blog so far. Stay happy and content! 🙂

  5. Getting very worried about your situation there. In our prayers all the time, and there is a bed available here in NZ if needed.

    • In my muddled state I neglected to thank you for the offer of a bed. That is so very kind of you. We are fortunate to have family who are not in the bushfire areas at the moment so we have relied on them but I would still like to thank you for your kind offer.

  6. Hello Heather,
    I have been following your blog for a little while now. I don’t even remember how I came across it except that I was researching for my future home.
    I’ve purchased a sml block of land on Rosherville Rd. It will be a couple of years before we move to your lovely town but we live close enough to visit each weekend (outside of lockdown)
    I was especially interested in your dry river bed as our block has a dam on it that was recently filled in. I don’t know how long ago this happened but with all of the recent rain the area is pretty water logged. Hopefully it won’t pose a future problem when building. I plan on putting something similar to your dry river bed on the block to hopefully control the wet area but also utilise the water.
    Your Blog has been interesting from socks to native Orchids. I’ve enjoyed the small reads.
    Take care during this new world we live in. Regards M

    • Hi Marita,
      So lovely to hear that you will be moving to Metung. Welcome to the community. I know Rosherville Road well as it is on my way to my cycling buddies.
      The dry river bed we have, albeit on a very small scale, certainly helps with water drainage when we have sudden downpours of rain.
      Thank you for checking out my blog. I don’t write posts as often as I used to but still post now and then.
      I look forward to hearing from you when you eventually move to Metung.

  7. Hi there!
    Sorry that this is so out of the blue, but I’ve just seen you’re blog post from August 23, 2013 where you mention a picture book about a grandmother who did cartwheels but you didn’t remember the title. I think I may have read this book as a child and I’ve been looking to find what it was called and the author for years but have had no luck no matter how much Googling I do. I was just wondering if there was any possibility that you might know anyone who could remember what it was called or perhaps even if you yourself might remember now?
    I know it’s a stretch but I’m trying anything I can think of to find this book so any help would be greatly appreciated, although please don’t feel at all obligated to take any time to look for it!
    I hope you’re staying safe and are doing ok with everything happening in the world at the moment, have an amazing day!
    Thank you so much!

        • Hi again Julianne.
          I have asked my daughters and my elder daughter says she has the copy she had when she was a toddler. She couldn’t remember the title of the book. She is not at home at the moment but when she returns home she will take a photo of the cover and send it to me. You will eventually get a result to your search. I will send it to you as soon as I receive it. It will probably be next week sometime.

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