About Farewell My Manicure and Me.

julia-fb-profleSo, here I am, my french polished nails covered in dirt and grime from pulling out a stubborn weed, Italian cotton pyjamas damp from the ankles up with morning dew, my first morning cup of Twining’s Irish Breakfast in  my favourite orange lily china mug going cold on an ant infested brick, and me with a grin from ear to ear.  “Farewell my manicure”, I giggle quietly to myself.

A novice at gardening a recent trip to visit my sister in her rented Sydney terrace got me excited about just how much fruit and veggie  you could grow in a postage stamp sized piece of back yard.  Now faced with two acres I was keen to find out just what was possible for us.  After many cups of tea and glasses of wine discussing permaculture, composting and worm farming, an in-depth tour of the postage stamp garden and an invitation to a “sustainability feast” at the local community centre, I borrowed two books on sustainable living, “Living the Good Life” by Lisa Cockburn, and “The 100 Mile Diet” by Alisa Smith & J.B. MacKinnon, in which I laughed to find an inscription inside the cover wishing my sister a happy birthday from me and setcold cup of tea1 off back to the Gold Coast.

About Farewell My Manicure and Me

“Farewell My Manicure” is my (sometimes our) journey.  From sustainability to renovation, chook raising to cooking, gardening to decorating, I am an entertainer, entrepreneur, business owner, mother of one and wife looking to inspire, connect but mainly entertain.  Hope you come along for the ride.



    • Thanks! Yours too. My new one starts 6th January hope to keep both going next year. Have a merry Christmas with loads more blinksofbliss.

  1. Hello Julia! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #1! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

  2. I’m sort of in the same boat as you, I bought a 1/2 acre last spring with a dozen fruit trees, huge greenhouse, 5 raised garden beds & wood to chop for my winter heat! I’m new to fruit trees (but not gardening)… I haven’t done the buddy blog yet either so maybe we can chat about that 🙂
    Cheers, Jen

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    • Thanks so much Kim. I have a Leibster Award already (pretty cool to get two). Will respond over the weekend. I really appreciate that you like my blog lovely. Xxx

  4. Sara Dwyer Reply

    Well done Julia, keep the inspiration going. Am hoping to inspire the in-laws with your 21 day Eco challenge! I have 1/4 acre in the city with 7 chooks, several veg beds, herb and bee friendly garden. Neighbours and in-laws think I’m a slightly potty greenie but the proof is in the living I say.

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