This world's crazy, give me the gun





Right now, what thrills me is:

My vege garden! 
I've just planted a stack of Wintery veges and mulched it and am feeling very like a proper gardener!
Bringing something to the table which I've grown is really rocking my world these days. Look out, I may go all hippie-peace-love and brown rice on you yet!

New Motivation:
I'm tired, really tired of city life, and am putting in some groundwork for a quieter life.
(Ahem. See above.)

Autumnal cleaning:
Bugger Spring cleaning, that passed me by in a flash; I'm onto some long needed Autumnal cleaning and finding it very cathartic! It's amazing how much total rubbish a gal can collect! I'm also finding some treasures I'd long forgotten!

X

21 comments:

sister outlaws said...

Oh the city does get you down doesn't it. Loving the earthy you!

Beth Waltz said...

Those boots, those tights, that clever little train bag (as my mum would have called it, when there were trains)! Cranberry and lime combines for a delicious recipe for this fall ensemble, dear Helga.

Having lived in the 'burbs most of my adult life, may I state that there is much to be said for sidewalks. I dream of dwelling where owning a car is optional. But the glimpses you've given us of your outings to NZ greenscapes certainly make your desire to escape the 'madding crowd' understandable. Dream on!

Radostin said...

Gorgeous colours! The print on your frock is a delight.

Beth Waltz said...

First?! It is the middle of the night here, but I was up for tea and toast with the cats and thought I'd check on you and the other Kiwis for news of the 5.9.

Sue said...

I cannot wait for you to go all hippie-peace-love and brown rice!!! When this happens I am coming down to go chicken shopping with you. Love your boots and all your autumn colour.

Carina Rosenholm said...

What a colourmatch ! You blend in with the background so well and you look so great !
xxx

Curtise said...

Ooh, you mulching, cleaning, veg-growing hippy you! Although you may be tired of the city, somehow I don't think your life will ever be entirely quiet... You're a rock star, remember?!
And you look like a goddess, with your hair down and those beautiful colours. Gorgeous green and burgundy with added royal blue, sooooo good. You look wonderful, the brown rice must be suiting you, darling!
LOVE! Xxxxxxx

Vix said...

I adore you with your hair down and those fabulously rich Autumnal shades, you gorgeous woman.
Growing stuff to eat is so rewarding.
Helga the farmer? Now that would make an interesting blog post!
Love you. xxxxx

Ivy Black said...

Sounds like a plan, gorgeous! There's nowt better than growing and then eating your own. I'm all over my garden just now....not so much the spring cleaning though. I'll be inspired by you and do autumn cleaning instead.
xxxxxx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

I love your marvellous colours, and totally envy your productivity in the garden and with fall cleaning, holy smokes you are awesome! (I'm going hard at belated spring cleaning and hoping the yard / gardens don't totally take off on my before I get outside, aargh.) xoxoxoxoxo

thorne garnet said...

another wonderful color combo. There's nothing like the taste of a homegrown tomato. They smell good, too. Love finding forgotten treasure when I tidy up

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I'm late to start my garden this year, but I'm all over the spring clean-out. I can't figure out how I collect so much crap... Except for the fact that I'm always out collecting crap.

Jazzy Jack said...

Loving olive green and burgundy with a touch of blue!
The finish on those boots and bag...yum.
Mulched winter veggies sounds proper impressive! And I'm sure you looked stunning while hoeing and tilling :-) xo Jazzy Jack

Forest City Fashionista said...

Very impressed with the gardening - you are going all "back to the earth" aren't you ;)

There is something soo Bonny of "Bonny and Clyde about this outfit (which makes the title even more appropriate) - I love it. The colours are marvelous

diaryofapennypincher said...

Oh, I've just moved out to the countryside so fully empathise with your need for peace, I wondered if it was my age! Love the burgundy and green it looks stunning, those boots are awesome!

FeltByRae said...

Love, love, love your colour combination... you look freaking awesome!

I'm doing a big clean up on our may day bank holiday next week... well, I kinda have to as I have a murder mystery dinner party the next weekend; TBH if it wasn't for guests I don't think I'd ever clean up properly!

Goody said...

Nice ferns! My kid is slightly fern-obsessed, so I'm learning a bit from him.

Gardening is the only thing keeping me sane these days. City life would be so much nicer if we could just get rid of everyone. Except us, of course.

If you must wear a winter coat, it should be a great one-and yours is.

Carol said...

Your color combo is fabulous, dear Helga. xox

Hollie Black-Ramsey said...

We're trying our hand at growing some noms too. I am aaaaall about those boots by the way. Peace, love and... carrots.

Delia Ryder said...

I know just how you feel lovely I go into the town once a week now happy to be in the fields and spending time in my garden I have just planted my vegetable seeds hoping they don't go to mad as I am still waiting for an allotment space :-) I am loving your colour combination you look gorgeous. dee xx

freckleface said...

I'm right there with you, it's a hippy life for me. I love being up at the allotment in my old tracky bottoms pulling out thistles and watching the robins fight over the worms. I'd happily live in a log cabin in a forest eating home grown food, and brown rice is yummy! In the meantime, you look a delight in your lovely autumnal outfit. You've even got anemones on your beautiful frock, you child of nature. Xxxxxxx