From brown to green to lush

It’s been a while since I shared the progress in our garden. It’s just about a month ago we planted everything and it’s crazy the amount of growth it has been since then. I tend to go out to check the progress about every other day and there’s always something new that has popped up or grown substantially since the last time I checked.

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The crazy green in the middle back, that’s part of our potato plants. They seem to be doing great and are growing fast! The small black containers were all planted more recently than anything else. They hold two kinds of lettuce, snow peas and way to the right you see three zucchini plants that have popped through the earth.

There’s one small pot that nothing has happened with – our strawberries. I think I’ll give up on them and use the pot to plant something else. Basil maybe?

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There’s things happening in the garden patch as well. Our friend Lorelei’s (aka my garden guru) own lettuce is coming along nicely. In the back you can see the small shoots of the tomato plants, the lush leafs of the potatos and one big flat leaf for the rhubarb. That rhubarb is growing in a really odd way.

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The rocket is not looking too shabby either.

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This is the back part of the patch where we have even more potatoes. We don’t eat that much potatoes, really, but for some reason I’m quite excited about growing them. You can also see a bit of our zucchinis. Someone likes to chew on them (probably snails) so the hubby’s on snail duty every night.

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I know this isn’t edible, but I still had to share. A geranium crazy friend stayed with us back in June and got me a geranium cutting. It looked so sad and lonely so I got it two more friends and popped them into the pot. Now all three of them are blooming. That must be they’re loving my (non-existent) care, right?

My finds at Finders Keepers

I didn’t leave The Finders Keepers without any finds, of course not. That would probably be impossible.  This is the gems that I brought back from the beautiful Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens the day before yesterday.

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I have jewelry phases. Sometimes I’ll only wear earrings, sometimes only bracelets or sometimes only necklaces. It’s quite rare I combine anything. Needless to say I’m in a massive necklace phase right now. And I couldn’t quite resist these two beauties.

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Ehm, washi tape addiction you say? I have no idea what you’re talking about. None at all.

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always get this every Finders Keepers. Whenever I give a gift I simply love wrapping it in something amazing. This is it. Even if I don’t use it it looks gorgeous in a basket next to my desk. Now I’m all set for all my wrapping purposes for the next 6 months.

The Finders Keepers

Yesterday it was time for what must be the best indie designer market in Melbourne – The Finders Keepers.

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I have been to every single Finders Keepers market in Melbourne since I moved here. This was number three and the market has kept on growing. It’s huge!

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There’s so many pretty things. Every time I’m here I always wish I was super rich and could buy pretty much everything. Well not everything, but almost!

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I was there in the company of this fabulous lady.

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In the middle of one of our laps around the room, we took a dancing break. Why you say? Because dancing is freaking awesome.

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Then we continued our browsing. I think we took about 4 laps around the place and we found at least one new stall every lap. It was a bit crazy to be honest.

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One stall had the cutest cushions I have ever seen. They had stuffed animals as well. I know I’m not 5 years old but oh my god I had to fight the urge to buy every single one. Especially the yodeling Yoti. Stuffed animal crush!

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We stayed almost all the way to closing when our stomachs protested loudly. So we went for Indian food. All in all a great way to spend a Saturday. Now we just have to wait another 6 months for the next Finders Keepers…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, at the point of agony and beyond all help, the tree’s buds burst as if in jubilation

Spring is the shizzle. Apparently I’m loving all the new greenery on the trees, because when I emptied my camera yesterday it was filled with pictures like this. Who can blame me though, there’s something utterly special about that intense, light green colour that starts popping up in springtime. I might as well try to capture it because soon enough it will have been replaced by a more saturated, fuller and more stable green tint.

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Title from a random translation of the poem Ja visst gör det ont… by swedish poet Karin Boye.

Sorry bloggy, I’ll try to do better by you

You’d think I have almost forgotten about this blog. Rest assured, I haven’t. I have just been super busy lately. With what you ask? First of all I have moved into a new office. Working all alone from home hasn’t been my key to success. Can you blame me? Now I have my own desk at a cute little shared office in the middle of CBD. Only backside so far: it’s on the 7th floor and the elevator is being refurbished for another 7 weeks. On the other hand – it’s a great way to get some exercise.

I have also done a crazy amount of socialising, compared to before. And I’m sorry little blog, but the chance of an hour filled with chitchat and a beer always trumps an hour in front of my computer.

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