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  • #479907
    HerbmanHerbman
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    To the mods – please lock and delete this thread!

    I only noticed this response because I logged in as a guest and saw that someone had responded.

    Wazza – where do you get off?

    #477130
    HerbmanHerbman
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    How cute is your cat! 😀

    #408744
    HerbmanHerbman
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    Wow! That’s a lot of tomatoes. Well done :tup:

    #464003
    HerbmanHerbman
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    The preserves and peas look delicious!

    #405038
    HerbmanHerbman
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    I’ve asked for this thread to be locked. So when you see the lock come on … it’s not the mods. It’s my request.

    :@ Am just gutted and PO’d that anyone would make the comment and then to go tell me how to decorate, agree with it, or tell people I don’t need ‘yes’ people – as if they know me. You only know what I choose share …

    I would never do it to anyone else so don’t do it to me and then hide behind ‘I don’t write well’. :@

    I appreciate the supportive comments but the shine has definitely gone off sharing.

    You can see my home developing at my blog http://livingasherby.wordpress.com because I have control over comments there – I can approve or unapprove at any time.

    And yes, for once I am being openly angry. You can see the other side of me for once too.

    #405033
    HerbmanHerbman
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    WTF? I share in good faith … I don’t share for advice … I can give myself plenty of that … Believe me – I know the room is soulless why do you think I’m trying to bring it to life?

    I just wanted to share something I was happy about in the middle of all this crap.

    And believe me – my life is crap right now and I was just trying to share something other than that because hearing about people’s crap is boring as all f***. I could just as easily have shared that I have spent hours every day for the past week crying … or that I am scared … or that I am angry … or that I am hurt … or that I am confused …

    But I chose to try to share something positive … It’s hard to make magic overnight when you have $100 to your name until the end of the month and even then don’t really have anything to your name … I can’t just go out and buy a tin of paint or get my photos printed just now. I have to work with what I have. I was just excited that I could visualise how it will look after I have finished the room.

    Sorry guys, but I’m going to be private for a while and protect myself. Because even if the comment wasn’t meant to hurt I am not in a place where I’m strong enough to feel upset by things that really don’t matter.

    I accept your apology but please understand my retaliation also.

    And as for people just agreeing with each other – I don’t remember having said anything negative about anyone else’s home or garden because I love them all and that’s what we share for. Everyone shares in good faith … That needs to be respected.

    #405025
    HerbmanHerbman
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    😀 I am a floor sprawler but I often start reading by lying on the couch or in my beanbag. There’s no more chairs coming into the room other than that one couch. I love the space 🙂

    #480092
    HerbmanHerbman
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    PMed you Suz … Posting as a bump for you 😉

    #480297
    HerbmanHerbman
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    Have they changed colour? Do you have a photo?

    If my tomatoes were showing signs of unhappiness I would probably give them a bit of food. Maybe a mix of blood and bone, and chicken manure pellets. And a drink of epsom salts, seaweed mixture and liquid plant food. I you’ve had as much rain as we have, some nutrients might have been washed out of the soil.

    While my approach is probably overkill, I’ve never killed a tomato plant by taking it. I just figure it covers all possible deficiencies and the soil probably won’t complain about a bit of food. 😉

    BTW: I’m not talking whole bucket loads of food, just a handful or two of the dry mix and a watering can of the wet.

    #477121
    HerbmanHerbman
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    Oh BlueWren, I am so glad the pigeon peas survived. They will provide you with many meals as they take off and protection from sun and wind as they grow. Thank you for thinking of me and helping me to feel a little joy at the thought of those pigeon peas surviving the storm …

    My zucchinis have also been swiveled and half ripped out. Let me know how yours go with surviving and what you do to help them along.

    I agree – rosemary for the sunny spot?

    And I too am a cat lover. I never used to be but my cat converted me. And now that I have the house to myself, I enjoy his company even more. I love that saying … My old boy follows me around when I’m in the garden and at night, he comes inside to sleep in my (or is it his) bed. Fortunately, my old boy doesn’t roll in the beetroot – but I wish he’d bury his poops a bit better 😉

    #408725
    HerbmanHerbman
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    :tup:

    #405023
    HerbmanHerbman
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    🙂 Funny you should say that Lady B … I see the second pic and am transported to the peace and quiet of the rain forest. I can feel the calm that is required to notice the moss … Funny how the same image evokes different reactions. I’m also aware that I’m moving my 8 beach scene photos from the lower rooms of the house into my new sewing room, which is next to the reading room. Might be a bit too much beach otherwise.

    Hmmm … food for thought …

    But yes, I need to chose something calm because right now, that’s what I need more than anything. And I need to be careful about how the image will come out on a big canvas.

    I have a great idea for my hallway … I got it at the Home and Garden Expo in Sydney on Saturday … I’m going to buy the small canvas squares at the art shop and some cheap paints for finger painting. There are eight young kids in my life and I’m going to get each to put one handprint each on two squares (16 handprints in all). I’m going to hang the little handprint squares down the length of my hallway in random little blocks of 2 or 4. And don’t worry – I will bring plenty of scrap paper for them to go wild on after or before they stick their hands on my squares 🙂

    I think it will be a very unique way to welcome people (and more importantly, myself) through my house … by following the hand prints … And I know the kids will totally love it.

    Creating my space is what I need to do for myself right now. I need to nest. It’s my first home to myself and I am finding ways to make it work for me.

    #307848
    HerbmanHerbman
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    I need motivation to get off my lazy backside and cook myself dinners. So, in the spirit of exciting myself (and maybe others who are having the same struggle with meal preparation energisation), I thought I’d revive an old thread … I thought there was an updated version but I can’t find it … What are you having for tea?

    Tonight, I enjoyed a piece of sea perch cooked with garlic, lemon juice, butter and home grown fennel. I baked it all in some alfoil for an unknown amount of time. Then I steamed garden-fresh broccoli. It was delicious, simple and healthy.

    What are you having for tea?

    #405021
    HerbmanHerbman
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    Either that or something more random like this photo of some Tasmanian moss. I am actually leaning towards the latter because I like the bright green colours … And the somewhat abstract nature of the image …

    #405020
    HerbmanHerbman
    Member

    I want to paint another canvas for behind the couch. Maybe a sunset scene or something in red tones.

    I’m going to save up and get one of my own photos printed onto a canvas for the big wall. I’ve always wanted to display my photos on canvas but never got around to it before. I’m thinking about using one of the sunrise over the beach at Crescent Head. It speaks of the hope of every new day dawning. Something lovely to read under.

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