18 July 2016

Three things

I have plenty of things to like this week but here are three of them.

1. Mandarins

How delicious are these? They are bountiful in the fruit stores but there isn't a single one on my tree this year. My tree seems to fruit every second year so I'm looking forward to the next winter season!

2. Camellias

I cut some beautiful camellia blooms from my Dad's garden on the weekend and floated them in the only large bowl I have, a pasta bowl (perhaps not exactly the style I was looking for!). Three different types, all gorgeous.

3.  Playschool's 50th anniversary

To celebrate this anniversary, guest presenters have been involved in episodes. Here you can see Adam Goodes read Counting Aussie Animals in my Backyard. It's so darn cute!

What do you like this week? 

11 July 2016

My book of the month: July

I do enjoy a good romance novel. This genre usually has some kind of challenge in the story line but they always have positive endings, and I'm all for adding more positivity to the world.

This is one of the most engrossing romance novels I've read recently. It doesn't have a traditional happy ending but that's okay; real life doesn't always give us happy endings, either. Yet, I still felt satisfied after reading the story of Scott and Frankie, who met by chance and fell in love. The fact that they lived thousands of miles apart didn't stop them choosing each other.

Read more about The Turning Point on Goodreads.

04 July 2016

Hello July

I've freshened the look of my blog in honour of the new month. There's been a lot of happy changes in my life in the first half of this year so I wanted Creative Dabbling to reflect those changes. Let's focus on the positive parts of our lives!

You'll see that I have added a new Gardening link at the top of the blog. For a while, I toyed with a separate gardening blog but it felt odd to me; as if I had a split personality! I've added my gardening posts to Creative Dabbling so, if you are interested in my garden musings, this is the first place for you to visit. I may add links on other specific subjects soon.

I'm interested to know what type of posts you would like to read here. Please leave a comment if you have a suggestion; I always like to hear what you think. Thanks to everyone who does leave comments - they are greatly appreciated! 

Enjoy this month and, if it's winter where you are (like it is here in Sydney), stay warm!