An Orchid Makes a Stunning and Elegant Gift

A couple of friends had birthdays recently, and, as I was wondering what to give them, I noticed the florist that I pass weekly was selling off some of their orchids. From time to time they mark down the orchids that have been there for a while, and are in need of a little sunshine. They normally sell for $40, the marked down pots are $10. Exactly the same, just up to a week ‘older’ than the current plants!


(Photo taken with permission)

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Family Holiday to Far North Queensland, Part 2


Following on from my last post, here is the next instalment of our family holiday :)             It seems so long ago…in the meantime we’ve had school holidays and more family fun, and all the usual things that go along with that!

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Family Holiday to Far North Queensland, part 1

You may remember in my last post, I made a tropical-inspired birthday card for my sister, as we were going to be celebrating her birthday in the tropics? Well, that’s what we did last week! And since I haven’t done much creative work lately, I thought I’d share some photos with you instead🙂

Along with my parents, and my sister and her family, we enjoyed 5 days of family holiday. We all arrived in Cairns, Far North Queensland, at various times last Sunday. We were the last to arrive, picked up our hire car from Europcar (no affiliation, just got a good price and the car served us well!) and drove the short distance from Cairns airport to The Holiday Inn (again, no affiliation, but they looked after us very well).

It was lovely to quickly catch up with everyone, and briefly plan our first day…

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