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On the morning of a wild, raw day – the 27th of December 2014 – when it was 10C with 25kph blustery winds, I had only one companion in the paddocks.

A mama kangaroo with her joey.

Ironing Diva Our First Encounter

Our first encounter in late December 2014.

And every day since then, she greets me at sunrise.

Ironing Diva Madame In The Glow Of The Rising Sun

Madame Kangaroo in the glow of the rising sun.

Always with her joey in her pouch.

On the walking track that leads to the farm gate. Which opens up to the back paddocks in my rural patch.

This morning, the first day of the new year, is no exception.

Ironing Diva Madame At Sunrise At The Woolshed

She spies me at the woolshed this morning when I’m snapping the rising sun.

And the ritual is always the same.

When she sees me, she hops within a metre of me. Sways from side to side. Head cocked. Waiting for a response from me.

Ironing Diva Madame Gets Ready To Hop To Me

Getting ready to hop over to me.

Which is always the same.

I bow my head. Say “Good morning Madame”. And continue my walk.

Ironing Diva Madame Watching Me As I Greet Her

She watches me as I greet her.

Her response is always the same.

Which is to again sway from side to side. And to then hop along beside me, always keeping that one metre distance between me and her joey.

Until I reach the farm gate.

Ironing Diva Madame Sways To One Side

Her response to my greeting is to sway from side to side.

When I pass through the gate, she stays behind.

And watches me from the other side of the gate.

Rarely moving from her spot.

Ironing Diva Madame Waits For Me

When I pass through the gate, she stays behind. And waits for me. Her joey is all legs in the pouch. Upside down. Taking the opportunity to have a drink of mother’s milk.

Ironing Diva Joey Waits With Mama For Me

Waiting can be boring, says her joey. Let’s see what this Patterson’s Curse is like.

When I’m finished with my photo opportunities, I pass through the gate once more.

Ironing Diva My Last Photo Opportunity

My last photo opportunity for the 1st day of 2015 – the rising sun through the trees – before I head back to the gate.

She hops up to me once again.

Ironing Diva Madame Hops To Me

She hops to within a metre of me. Joey in tow.

Keeping her one metre distance.

And hops along beside me until I reach the woolshed.

She never goes further than the woolshed.

But.

She watches me from the hilltop.

Ironing Diva Madame On Watch Duty

Madame Kangaroo on ‘watch duty’ at the woolshed. She doesn’t come past this point. But watches me until I pass through the entry gate to my hectare of garden.

And when I reach the entry gate into my hectare of garden and turn around, she’s still there.

Watching me.

It’s only when I’m inside the gate that Madame is relieved of her ‘watch duty’.

And hunkers down for some serious grazing.

With her joey still in her pouch.

Ironing Diva Madame Hunkers Down To Graze

With the Paddock Paparazzi no longer in sight, she’s relieved of her ‘watch duty’. And hunkers down for some serious grazing. With her joey still in her pouch.

I look forward to a repeat tomorrow.

And for however long she is fascinated by this Paddock Paparazzi.

Because I am smitten by her!

~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤

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Do You Wish You Could Avoid The Hoopla Of Christmas Day?

by Carol Jones on December 26, 2014

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I’m not a Christmas person. Never have been. Neither is my partner, Victor Pleshev.

Our idea of spending Christmas day is to veg out. Just the two of us. And do nothing.

Because it’s our first day off in months. We work long days. And most weekends.

And getting Meadow House Getaway ready for guests who arrived on the 24th was a full on, full time commitment for Victor.

For the past 38 years, family obligations meant we spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in a manner that pleased others. Not ourselves.

And I KNOW we’re not alone in this respect. Many people comment that they wish they could spend Christmas a little more quietly. Without the hoopla that comes with family expectations.

Grandparents, of course, love spending Christmas with their grandchildren. They revel in the utter joy that comes from wide eyed children who generate extreme excitement about the arrival of Santa.

We’re all different.

Especially those of us who have no children.

And this year we got to spend Christmas Day as we wished. Just the two of us. Doing not much of anything. Just enjoying each others company. Without any commitments at all.

Other than . . .

Catching up with my oldest friend in Australia at 6:30am. Gotta catch her early. She’s an alpaca farmer and is out in the paddocks before first light. And comes in for a break just after sunrise.

And ringing a dear friend of 26 years. Who starts her Christmas morning preparation ritual at the crack of dawn. And waits for my call every year.

Victor and I did do lunch.

On the back veranda.

It was simplicity itself.

I served my chargrilled vegetables that I made on Tuesday, on a platter of Wild Rocket.

Accompanied by chargrilled home made gluten free bread.

And listened to the birds as we washed down our lunch with cups of hot Earl Grey Tea.

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The simple lunch set on the table on the back veranda

Ironing Diva Chargrilled Vegetables On A Platter Of Wild Rocket

Chargrilled vegetables served on a platter of wild rocket

Ironing Diva Chargrilled Home Made Gluten Free Walnut & Plain Bread

Chargrilled home made gluten free walnut and plain bread

Ironing Diva Chargrilled Vegetables

The chargrilled eggplant, red capsicums and zucchinis packed in my favourite green storage jar with a mirror on top. And marinating in half olive oil and half canola oil. With garlic, black peppercorns, salt, dried basil, fresh basil, fresh dill, fresh bay leaves

We lingered until a thunderstorm forced us inside.

And we spent the rest of the afternoon nibbling on an assortment of home made gluten free cookies.

Listening to The Last Waltz by The Band and Let It Rock by Jerry Garcia on the CD player.

And reading.

In our books, it’s the perfect Christmas day.

And your Christmas day was spent . . . ?

~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤

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A Magpie Gets Caught In A Wind Updraft

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How Do You Make Your Guests Feel Welcome?

by Carol Jones on December 24, 2014

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Meadow House is a guest cottage on our 54 hectare property.

My partner, Victor Pleshev, an architect, designed it for his mother, Margarita, when she came to live with us in 2001.

As she no longer lives with us, we offer the guest house as a remote getaway for people who truly want to get away from it all.

Because . . .

. . . we are truly remote . . .!

Meadow House Getaway has two bedrooms. And sleeps 4 adults.

Our first guests for the Christmas/New Year season are arriving at 5pm today. Neelesh and his wife. Their 9 year old daughter. And his mother, who arrived yesterday from the Indian Subcontinent.

We don’t normally allow children. But Neelesh assures us his daughter is very well behaved.

A lot of work goes into making a house ready for paying guests.

Cobwebs must be removed from the exterior.

Verandas swept.

Veranda furniture dusted and washed.

A check to make sure all taps are working and nothing leaks.

Ditto for the toilets.

Gutters are swept clean of debris.

The garden is brought to immaculate condition.

The interior cleaned, washed and ironed.

A gas check is done for the Weber barbeque. Gas lighters checked to make sure they work. Matches provided in case they don’t.

Torches and battery lamps and candle power checked in case we have a storm and the power goes out.

Guests must prepare their own food. And we stock a general pantry for them. And the checklist must be gone through BEFORE we go shopping, as it’s a 120km trip to Bathurst and back.

The last minute preparations are the floral welcome we orchestrate for their arrival.

What we arrange is dependent on what’s available on the day.

Our Iceberg rose hedge of 22 shrubs is in abundant bloom. Victor picked them early this morning, with morning dew still on them.

Meadow House has beautiful white Agapanthus in bloom. And the greenery is a mixture of Eucalyptus Buxton from my garden. And hebes from Meadow House.

We went down today at noon and I did 6 vases.

One for each of the two bedrooms. The entry hall. The credenza in the dining room. The side table in the living room. And a welcome vase on the kitchen bench. Where we also leave a bowl of fresh nuts.

The vase in the entry foyer is white Agapanthus. All the rest are Iceberg roses.

Meadow House Getaway White Agapanthus In Entry Hall

White Agapanthus in the entry foyer.

Meadow House Getaway Welcome At Kitchen Bench

The welcome on the kitchen bench.

Meadow House Getaway Roses On Living Room Side Table

Iceberg roses on the side table in the living room.

Meadow House Getaway Iceberg Roses In Bedroom 2

Iceberg roses in bedroom 1.

Meadow Houses Getaway Iceberg Roses In Bedroom 2

Iceberg roses in bedroom 2.

Meadow House Getaway Iceberg Roses On Dining Room Credenza

Iceberg roses on the credenza in the dining room.

Victor has just gone down to await their arrival in about an hour.

He will put the air conditioning on. Make fresh coffee in the percolator. Soft music will play on the CD player. And the appropriate lighting will be on.

Just as if they’re arriving home.

And we do this all over again when our next guests arrive on the 30th. To spend the early New Year at Meadow House.

How do you make your guests feel welcome?

~Carol, Ironing Diva❤

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Sheep at sunrise in the paddocks.

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How Do You Feed Your Soul?

by Carol Jones on December 23, 2014

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The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies has been a home based business since 1992.

And even though I work very long hours – my day starts at 4am and I rarely stop working before 7pm – the freedom away from time wasting meetings, the solitude to get done what needs to be done, chit chats with my customers, being able to organise my day to suit me and the ability to post parcels and shop at the same time . . .

. . . makes me the envy of many of my friends and customers who work for other people.

Yesterday was a dash into Kandos NSW to post the last parcels that could arrive before Christmas.

Get a spark plug for the hedge trimmer to trim the hedges at Meadow House Getaway – the guest house on our 54 hectare property – before our first guest arrives on Christmas Eve.

Drive on to Rylstone NSW to pick up our courier delivery of Superior Felt Underlay at Rylstone Ag Supply. To replenish the sold out state we were in.

And drive back to Kandos to shop at IGA for eggplant, red capsicums and zucchinis for me to transform into a delectable chargrilled taste sensation for the bruschetta I make with my homemade gluten free bread.

And no trip into Kandos is complete without me making a last minute dash into The Charity Shop for irresistible second hand treasures.

I walked out with a hard to find market produce basket for 50 cents that’s perfect for my potatoes.

Six embroidered luncheon napkins for $1.

Two voile embroidered guest hand towels for 50 cents each.

And a handkerchief edged with crocheted tatting for 20 cents.

My cast off treasures cost me $2.70.

I soaked the linen in Napisan to clean them up. Hung them out to dry. And ironed them to a crisp finish.

To my delight they are gorgeous finds!

I closed my desktop down at 6pm.

Took the landline off the hook.

Put on my Black Canvas Roadworks Apron.

Slipped Barbara Streisand’s Superman album onto the CD player.

And spent the next two hours chargrilling my eggplant, red capsicums and zucchini on my back veranda. Sipping Monteith Brewery’s Crushed Apple Cider. Listening to the birds trying to outdo Barbara. And watching the sun set. And then go down for the day.

Below is a photo of my chargrilled vegetable sensation.

It’s layered with a whole head of garlic, chopped. Several fresh chili peppers, sliced. A healthy handful of black peppercorns. A heaped teaspoon of Saxa Sea Salt Flakes. A bunch each of fresh basil and dill. Roughly chopped. Plus a few tablespoons of dried basil. And a handful of fresh bay leaves from my 3 bay trees in my garden. And filled to the top with olive oil from my local region.

Ironing Diva Chargrilled Vegetables

It will be ready to serve with my bruschetta – I prefer my home made gluten free walnut bread for this – in about a week.

And beside it is my prized produce market basket. That so suits the potatoes it’s holding.

My rural life isn’t for everyone. But it certainly suits me.

As well as feeds my soul.

What feeds your soul?

~Carol, Ironing Diva❤

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Mr Roo Catches The Breeze As It Wafts Past Him On A Rainy Sunrise

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Do You Pay It Forward?

by Carol Jones on September 5, 2014

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On July 10th, 1980, I’m driving back from Bellevue Hill to my inner city terrace house in Balmain NSW.

A friend at work has been badgering me for weeks to come to her home for dinner. To meet her family.

I’m not much for socialising with co-workers.

But.

I finally run out of excuses. And say yes.

Much to my surprise, I have a great time.

She’s a wealthy divorcee who works to keep herself occupied. And she and her family of adult children are superb raconteurs. I learn a great deal about what goes on in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney that night.

On the way home, just as I pass over the Pyrmont Bridge, my reliable VW Superbug makes a grinding noise.

And stops dead.

In the middle of Pyrmont Bridge Road.

At midnight.

I manage to glide the car to the side of the road. Right outside McWilliams Wines.

Fortunately for me, a coworker, John, who also lives in Balmain, is on his way home from a night out. Recognises my car. Stops. And flags down a passing motorist to ask them to ring the NRMA for me.

Twas the days before mobile phones.

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We wait together by my car.

As I’m standing by the driver’s door, I remember words from my father.

“Never stand close to a broken down car. Somebody might hit it.”

I make the decision to wait on the sidewalk.

And just as I’m walking between my car and John’s car to get to the sidewalk, I hear a loud bang.

A stolen car, chased by the police, loses control and crashes into the back of John’s car.

Which crashes into me. And pins me between the bumpers of his car and my VW.

When the force of velocity makes the two cars part, John quickly grabs me by my shoulder and pulls me out from between the two cars.

And the law of physics take over.

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I’m a flying missile.

I slam into the telegraph pole behind me on the sidewalk.

Still airborne, the force of that impact propels me two blocks away.

I have NO idea what’s happening.

But I have enough wits about me to remember the air raid drills at school – I am a Baby Boomer! – and the instructions to get under my desk and protect my head.

I have enough time to tuck my head down by curling into a ball. And protect it with my hands.

Then I land on the ground.

With a loud thud.

And stop breathing.

The force of the landing empties my lungs and literally takes my breath away.

As I struggle to breathe, I look up to see two faces.

John.

And a policeman.

With his gun out.

Pointed at me.

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The two boys who stole the car got away. And this poor policeman thinks I’m one of them!

I cannot repeat online what John yells at this young man in blue. But not only is it highly profane. His combination of words is hugely startling. And after living next door to a Balmain pub for nine years and thinking I’ve heard it all, I hear ever so much more!

This type of accident has an 80% mortality rate.

What usually happens is the cars part.

And the law of gravity kicks in.

The person in the middle starts to fall down. Just as the bumpers crash back together.

And decapitate the victim.

True!

John saved my life by pulling me out from between the two cars.

The damage to my VW Superbug?

A snapped clutch cable, which caused it to stall. And a smashed in back end. Motor and all.

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The damage to me?

Two crushed legs.

One quite severely shattered.

Overall it took me a year to recover from the dozen bouts of surgery to put my severely crushed leg back together again.

Another 6 months to be able to walk again without crutches.

And a further 4 years in physiotherapy to strengthen my leg so I can walk without a limp.

Because I now have one leg shorter than the other.

And a high profile ~ designer dressed ~ stiletto wearing ~ gal in business ~ with a limp ~ is NOT a good look!

Fast forward 18 months later.

I’m finally mobile without crutches. And my leg is healed well enough so that I can drive again.

I’m back at work in my role as sales manager for my company.

Wearing less than glamourous low heeled shoes. And walking with a limp when I’m tired.

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I’m in North Sydney on business. With briefcase in hand, I’m waiting at a pedestrian crossing at Miller Street. One of the busiest streets after the Pacific Highway.

And I’m frozen solid on the sidewalk.

The volume. And pace. Of the passing cars scare me.

I’m terrified to put my foot into the pedestrian crossing in case a car doesn’t stop.

Across the street a man in his 40′s is watching me. It’s obvious even to him that I’ve turned into a pillar of salt.

He steps into the pedestrian crossing.

As is to be expected, traffic stops for him. And he’s beside me in no time.

He asks what’s wrong. I tell him.

And in the blink of an eye, he takes me by the arm. In gentlemanly fashion, with him on the side of the oncoming traffic.

He puts his arm up to stop all cars.

And escorts me to the other side.

I don’t know his name. But can describe him in perfect detail.

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It’s an outstanding – and sensitive – gesture of help to a stranger.

Amongst the many gestures of help given me while I was recovering from this accident.

And it’s the one I’ve never forgotten.

Fast forward 32 years later.

And this week.

I’m at the checkout at Aldi’s.

If you’re not familiar with Aldi’s, they have no plastic bags or boxes to pack groceries into. It’s strictly a bring your own. Or buy their reusable bags there.

A young man is struggling at the end of the checkout with his newly purchased bag.

There’s no room on the counter for him to pack. He has no trolley. And is trying to hold a bag in the air with one hand. And pack his groceries with the other.

He’s so totally inexperienced as a shopper and packer, he doesn’t realise it can’t be done easily.

I take the bag from him. Hold it open with both hands. And tell him this is a two person operation.

I hold the bag.

He packs.

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He murmurs how grateful he is for the help.

When he’s finished, I give him his bag.

And send him off with instructions.

Remember this occasion. And the next time you see a stranger in need, step up and offer your help.

To my astonishment, the young man operating the checkout claps his hands in appreciation.

He LOVES the concept of instructing someone to pay it forward.

Do you step up to total strangers when help is needed?

Do you ask people to ‘pay it forward’ when you assist them in their time of need?

‘Pay it forward’ has been an ingrained part of my life since July 10th, 1980.

All the best,

~Carol, Ironing Diva❤

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I had two different phone calls today.

From two women with totally opposite attitudes to life.

One is a friend.

Of long standing.

Who, in normal parlance, could be considered to have it all.

A successful business she started from scratch.

A loving husband of 34 years. Who is very patient. And tolerant.

Three lovely children. Who have essentially been nurtured by their father.

A beautiful architect designed home on the harbour.

And is well connected in the metropolitan area where she lives and works.

Doors open for her when she knocks.

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But she’s a whinger of the highest order.

Everything.

And everyone.

Is all bad.

And nothing is ever good.

But within this morass of doom and gloom, she achieves things.

But it’s painful to listen to her tirades. When I know the outcome will almost always be positive.

She just has this deep need to . . .

. . . complain!

Phone call number 2 was from a customer of long standing who I haven’t heard from in a long time.

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Catching up on life between phone calls, her story was truly one of doom and gloom.

But with an unusually happy twist.

Two years ago, her husband and only child, her teenage son, left for a fishing trip. And died in a car accident on the way.

Not their fault.

After languishing in grief for close to a year, she decided life wasn’t meant to be miserable.

And made some life changing decisions which set her off on a new journey down the yellow brick road called ‘life is to be lived by the living’.

She sold their home.

Too many memories that kept her shackled to her misery.

And decided to become a not quite so grey nomad.

So she could get away from all those well meaning people who talked incessantly about her loss.

And start a new adventure amidst people who know nothing about her.

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She bought an all in one car/caravan. Something she could handle single handedly. Nothing to inflate. Or deflate when coming and going.

And she’s been on the road for 8 months.

Loving every minute.

And especially loving her new found freedom from sadness.

And all her new ‘roadie’ friends.

She’s truly smitten with the romance of the road.

The reason for her call?

She’s in SA. Dropped in on an old friend. Noticed they have a ‘gawdawful ironing board cover’. And is sending them a Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover as a gift.

For their hospitality.

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Now I ask you.

Which gal would you like to be a long road trip with?

Attitude is . . .

. . . and always will be . . .

. . .the defining measure of a person.

All the best,

~Carol, Ironing Diva❤

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