Wish you were here


What's left of summer's tomato plants still sit sadly in the garden beds.  A sad, brown, crumply heap desperately waiting to be pulled out and thrown on the compost heap.  A telling sign of neglect on my part, and a little like this space here. Yes, it has been quiet around these parts.  And I miss writing in this space and I miss working in my garden too.  But there has been so much going on, that at the end of the day I am too tired for words and it's too dark to be in the garden.

At least I'm never too tired for pretty pictures and have been keeping my instagram updated. Unlike the laundry.

This week I'm spending several days at a gorgeous seaside cottage, styling the new Gourmet Farmer cook book.  A dream come true to be styling an entire cook book with such a talented group of people. Oh my, it is so much fun, it can hardly be called work. Although sourcing props for 60 odd recipes while prepping 3 000 pork buns and 1000 pork pies for last week's Dark Mofo was actually quite a juggle when I think about it.

Dover, the location, is cold but utterly breathtaking, and I can picture myself happily living in this sweet seaside cottage, safe inside, watching the sea change through its pretty windows.   Here are some pictures so you get the idea.    

Next week I hope things quiet down a little, except I will be working on a new Festival in the Huon Valley, so it won't really be very quiet at all.  There will be fires, costumes, cider and ceremony and me trying to catch up with a huge to do list.  I hope I have time for a cider.  

It seems those tomato beds will indeed need to wait a little bit longer for some attention.  Hopefully I can get to them before it's time to plant next season's crop.






28 comments:

  1. I just adore your work Michelle, if I haven't said that already! That beachside cottage sounds like heaven. Wow, enjoy that styling! x

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    1. Thank you Jane! That's so lovely of you to say. xx

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  2. a sojourn to a seaside cottage sounds wonderful michelle :) loving your instagram feed, flick x

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    1. Thank you Flick! I do love instagram! x

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  3. I'm SO jealous! The pics look fab :)

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    1. Thank you Sam! I feel pretty lucky!

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  4. You have been busy, but doing such beautiful things!!! Loving your pics on Instagram. Looking forward to the Mid Winter Festival - I think it will be HUGE! Mel x

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    1. Yes! It's going to be hoot! "Here's to thee old apple tree"

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    1. Yes my vintage red ensign is a fave!

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  6. So beautiful and exciting and fabulous. I'm just thrilled for you. Simple. x

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  7. You really have a dream job there. Getting paid for something you love and are very talented at. Enjoy every moment of it lovely lady. x

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    1. thank you Zara, I feel very blessed! xx

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  8. Great photos, and no that does not sound like work. Enjoy! I look forward to seeing the new book released.

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    1. Thank you Jenny, the book is going to be wonderful!

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  9. Michelle, it sounds like there are a lot of interesting and exciting things going on in your world. Good for you! I've been enjoying your insta updates - looks like a fabulous location.

    rachel xo

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    1. thank you Rachel, it is good times right now xx

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  10. Oh wow, that's so exciting. What a fantastic job! Can't wait to see the Gourmet Farmer book when it's out:) Hope you get some lovely gardening time soon:) x

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    1. Yes it is Kim! I can't wait to see the book either! x

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  11. Beautiful photos Michelle. Wishing you all the best of success! Ann

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  12. oh Michelle can't wait to see it - love your work so
    looking forward to a cider in the shed when we make it back to Tassie

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    1. Thanks you so much Ally, that's lovely to hear. A cider in the shed is always a good idea!
      x

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  13. Life sounds wonderful Michelle, busy but wonderful. And bloody gorgeous photos as always x

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    1. Thanks Reannon! Hope all is well with you xx

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  14. So beautiful - your Insty feed is a firm favourite of mine! x

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    1. That's lovely of you to say - thanks Becs x

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