Sunday, February 26, 2012

If you are unsure which rambling road to take,
if you feel so very alone.
If the fog is taking over, and you cannot open your mind,
just ask.
The gate will open, the embrace will be offered.
Your soul, once again, will take flight
I wrote the above some time ago and have sold many framed versions of it. So many people have worries.Little kids worry - which in itself is a worry! At H&MA we have Worry Dolls from Guatemala. When you/your child has a worry you tell one of the little dolls, place it under your pillow and the worry is gone in the morning. Lovely. Email me to find out how you can have your own little box (

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunshine Coast

From 'down south Melbourne' back to 'up north Sunshine Coast' - we are a land of contrasts. But one thing doesn't change - Summer in Australia.
canvas shoes filled with sand - pounding waves - tranquil bays - rinsing out the bathers - filling up the ice trays - skimming stones - scorching sand - gelatis - prawns - old boardies - new wetsuit - hot car seats - wet dogs - watching for jellyfish - hoping for dolphins -- endless summer(The fun plaster plaque at left is a new addition to our shop and lists Sunshine Coast 'hotspots').

Friday, February 10, 2012

We just had an injection of Melbourne - our old stamping ground. Great to catch up with old buddies and families and to see what's happening around the town. The old girl certainly has style .. and great coffee. Thanks for the hospitality.