• Interior Styling,  Outdoor Living

    Bring them Indoors

    Overnight temperatures are now consistently dropping into the cold zone – a key indicator for this that my husband has switched our reverse-cycle airconditioning to the warm setting. If it is too cold for us, it is way too cold for our indoor (typically tropical) plants to stay outside. If we hope to keep those plants alive over winter, they need to be put some where a bit more consistently warm until mid-spring when the temperatures rise again. Whilst many indoor plants can survive well outdoors in Tasmania with the right micro-climate, there are a whole bunch more that need to be inside. When they do come inside, be mindful…

  • Interior Styling,  Outdoor Living

    Bringing the Outdoors In

    One of the great joys of living in Tasmania is, if you can find a place out of the wind, the indoor-outdoor season is long. In winter, we bring the outdoors in, but from early spring right through to late autumn, we take the indoors out! Our weather operates in a narrow window thanks to our state being surrounded entirely by water. Our hot summer days do not compare to a mainland summer in the slightest, and equally, the coldest winter days are not as cold as mainland Australia either – but we do have fierce winds. Get out of the wind though, and there are a lot of perfect…

  • General,  Outdoor Living

    July Favourites 2020

    July is normally a time where I stay inside hoping for a nice sunny day, but ultimately avoiding the cold by snuggling in bed with a movie or three. This year, however, July was fabulous. I spent more time out in the garden than I have in years of Tasmanian winters! There were days, indeed, where I just kept searching for things to tinker with, just so I could stay out in the mild weather! As the weather was so nice, I did a lot of heavy-duty gardening – the consequences of this should have been rough hands – but thanks to some moisturising treatments I have had access to…