welcome to Gumnut Cottage.
We are a 'blended' family living in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. With many skills between us, and a desire to live 'the good life' we continue to learn new skills, work hard, and hopefully inspire others to do the same. Enjoy the blog and our website - backyardabundance.com.au, sign up for the newsletter, and have a go at a project or two!
Novels:- Di Morrissey's books. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Robin Hood by Carola Oman (1939). The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Ransom by Julie Garwood. Maeve Binchy. Inspiring;- Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Life is So Good by G Dawson. Affluenza by C Hamilton & R Denniss. Gardening;- The Lost Gardens of Heligan by Tim Smit. Easy Organic Gardening by Lyn Bagnall. Garden Feast by M King. All Jackie French books especially Seasons of Content and Backyard Self-Sufficiency. Home-made Beauty Treats;- Bodyworks by Murdoch Books. Ultimate Natural Beauty Book by J Fairley. Aromatherapy by J Harding. Soap Naturally by P Garzena & M Tadiello. Cookery;- Marie Claire Comfort. Survival for the Fittest Series (Aust Institute of Sport). Ainsley Harriott's books. Jams & Preserves by Murdoch Books. Bread Machine Kitchen Handbook by J Shapter.
The Castle. Danny Deckchair. Phantom of the Opera. Shipping News. K-Pax (anything with Kevin Spacey!) Worlds Fastest Indian. Van Helsing.
The Kelly Family
Crowded House. U2. Sinead O'Connor. Wendy Matthews. Chris Isaak. Blue Mountains Gypsies - The Paganini Duo. Secret Garden - Earthsongs. Il Divo (while cooking!)