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Golden Winter Days in Australia

It’s been a rough week with my Bear injured in a car accident, me sick as can be with an awful flu, and caring for a very ill baby goat as the laundry piles higher and vacuuming goes undone.

It’s just been one of those weeks. πŸ™‚

But in the midst of the pain and the illness there has been so much goodness.

Like deliciously warm sunshine on chilly winter days. I can’t get over how beautiful Australian winters are.


And learning how to make artisan bread in a cast iron pot. I confess I was giddy with happiness over how beautifully it turned out.



Is there anything more comforting than slices of warm bread slathered in creamy butter?



I love looking over from my sickbed and seeing Luna (my dog) sleeping beside the baby goat, licking her gently. So sweet.

Having life go topsy-turvy now and then makes me so grateful for all the little good things in my life: essential oils that make the house smell good, hot cups of tea and buttery toast soldiers, episodes of “Who Do You Think You Are” to keep me entertained.

I feel pretty darn lucky.


What little things are making your life good today?

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Krista - Thank you so much, Ayelet. πŸ™‚ Sometimes it’s so hard to look on the bright side, but it always makes things better. πŸ™‚

Krista - Oh, I’m sorry you had one too, luv. Aren’t those bad weeks a bugger? I’m so glad we get through them. πŸ™‚ xo

Krista - I know!!!! Isn’t it gorgeous, Katy?! πŸ™‚ We are doing better, thank you. πŸ™‚

Krista - I sure will, Valerie! πŸ™‚ Hopefully in my next post. πŸ™‚

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Ayelet - All Colores - I didn’t expect a post that starts with accident and an illness to be so filled with gratitude, and yet, it’s such an empowering way to go. Absolutely love this. Hope you too feel better soon…. and that you’ll upload a photo of your dog and your goat bonding πŸ™‚

Amy @ Seven Grey Sweaters - I’ve had this window sitting open, waiting to comment (oops), but just wanted to say that I’m sorry about the rough week (we had one too that week!) and hope you both are feeling LOTS better now. Sounds like this week is a MUCH better week!!! πŸ™‚

katyabroad - That’s Winter? It looks like summer! Sorry to hear you were poorly, hope you are feeling better now. Hope Bear and goat are on the mend too!

A Canadian Foodie - I would be giddy making bread like this, too! Can you share the recipe and technique? I am glad you are well now… these are happy and giddy with delight photos – for sure.

Krista - Thank you, darling!! One better, one to go. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you so much, Paradis. The accident wasn’t too bad, thank goodness, and Bear is feeling so much better now. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you so much, Linda. πŸ™‚ Today is a better day and I’m very grateful. πŸ™‚

Krista - They sure are, Jenny. I feel so lucky. πŸ™‚ Bear is doing heaps better today and I’m getting there. πŸ™‚

Krista - No worries at all, Jenny, it is just as difficult for me to comprehend sweltering heat when I’m shivering! πŸ™‚ Those are wonderful happies indeed!!! πŸ™‚

MlleParadis - Hope all gets “straightened out” again soon with you all. (Hope the car accident was only a minor one!) And yes, it looks beautfiul there. All best from L.A.

Cailins - Oh no!! Sending positive thoughts your way. xo

LindyLou Mac - I am sorry it has not been a good week for you and yours, hope you all recover soon, to get outside and enjoy the beauty around you.

jenny_atasteoftravel - Your Queensland winter days are beautiful Krista. I’m very impressed with your bread making skills! I hope everyone is feeling better soon

Black Fox Homestead - That is beautiful! It is still hard for me on my side of the world to fully comprehend winter in August. I have never seen bread baked in a cast iron skillet but cast iron is on my running list of things I have yet to get for my kitchen ~ someday. Little happies in my life this morning: my hub is home for this week, the heat broke yesterday and this morning is a cool 80 some degrees. Yesterday we finished filling the raised beds for our garden with some lovely garden soil. So sorry to hear you all have been under the weather ~ hope you both get back on your feet soon.

Krista - Neil, I am so glad you shared your project with me. πŸ™‚ I love that you’re taking time each day to be grateful, and you’ve inspired me to do the same. Thank you. πŸ™‚

neil1964 - I am in total agreement with you K. it is the simple things in life that ground us in that appreciation. …………I’m doing a gratitude diary – writing down 5 things that im grateful for every day……its amazing how lucky we are to live in this land of Oz (Aus) Australia…….

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