Please meet Tiffany

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Mar 112011
 
Introducing Tiffany - photo by me, CC-licensed.

Introducing Tiffany - photo by me, CC-licensed.

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This is Tiffany, a black chenille-covered ‘accent’ chair built in Melbourne.

I had pretty much given up the search for the perfect armchair when, quite by chance, I happened to meet Tiffany in the clearance section at Domayne‘s Melbourne store.

Frankly it was love at first snuggle. We fit perfectly. Utterly compatible. This is the start of a beautiful relationship.

Two days later, Tiffany is now filling the front foyer of my house — she’s not a small lass. Sadly, Cedric (the green Oxford-striped sofa) will have to find a new home so that Tiffany can move into the lounge room.

Harley needed barely five seconds to decide who owns Tiffany.

Mine. Photo by me, CC-licensed.

Mine. Photo by me, CC-licensed.

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Two minutes later, he was curled up and snoring.

A grand day out at Bolobek

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Mar 102011
 
Inside the walled garden at Bolobek - photo by me, CC-licensed. Click for a larger image.

Inside the walled rose garden at Bolobek - photo by me, CC-licensed. Click for a larger image.

The Open Gardens organisation in Victoria hosted a plant fair at Bolobek, a property at Mt Macedon, on 5-6 March 2011.

Oswald Syme, son of The Age editor David Syme, bought the property in 1911 and established its first garden. Many trees and much of the original garden design still survive.

The property has changed hands several times in the last century and for some years fell into disrepair. The current owners, Brigid and Hugh Robertson, are gradually restoring and adding to the 3.6 ha garden.

Helen and I visited on Saturday, spent several hours wandering around and chatting with random strangers, and came away with quite a swag of interesting bits and pieces for our respective gardens.

An eclectic haul - plants we bought at Bolobek. Photo by me, CC-licensed

An eclectic haul - plants we bought at Bolobek. Photo by me, CC-licensed

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TheBlog has moved

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Mar 082011
 

A software update went awry today, so I took the opportunity to relocate SneedleFlipsockTheBlog to its own subdomain.

Old links should lead to the new home page at http://blog.sneedleflipsock.com

New posts will appear here shortly. Selected posts from the past will eventually migrate to here or elsewhere in the Flipsock realm.