I'm very pleased to tell you that my book The Simple Life has been reprinted and should be available very soon - either online or at your local book store. Thank you for your patience.
This little fellow, a common tree snake, was passing by when I saw him outside the window, from my computer. He noticed me too and looked at the camera while I took the photo. He had such beautiful colouring - green top and yellow belly. These snakes eat those ghastly Asian house geckos so it was good to see him out looking for food. There are plenty of Asian geckos on our verandahs. Hanno found a blind snake the other day too, when he was shovelling pine bark mulch in the garden. It was eating its way through the ants' nest there.
This is my bat flower in full bloom. It only has a couple of flowers a year but each one is spectacular. Those whiskers extend about a metre. The green leaves below are part of the plant.
"We are now in an era where climate change isn't some kind of future hypothetical.” - read about the latest UN report on climate change released last Monday
Queen Elizabeth's childhood toys on display at Buckingham Palace Thanks Tricia!
The fermenting revolution - recipes
The story of bottled water - video
Home decorating from plain to pretty
Grow your ethics workshops coming up in early May
I hope you enjoy the weekend. There is so much to do at this time of year now the seasons are changing. See you next week, friends. xx