So, 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 set 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.