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Good morning! It's an overcast 2C in my rural patch. Kangaroos always amaze me with their good hearing. These two were grazing. When they heard the click of the shutter button on my camera, they came to full attention. To a happy Monday. ~Carol❦
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Memories. From Stephanie. "Mum always used to iron the hankies and when I used to iron I loved the aroma of hot cotton. :)"

My memories of ironing are also about aromas.

Mine is the fragrance of beeswax that permeated our kitchen when my mother ironed. She always had a beeswax candle wrapped in a cotton cloth that sat at the end of her ironing board. In a metal dish. To stop the beeswax from melting onto her ironing board cover. And she would periodically run her iron over the top of the beeswax soaked cloth to make her iron glide better. That delightful aroma of melting beeswax still lingers with me today.

What memories do you have of ironing?

~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❦
Purveyor Of The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
350,000 customers. In 29 countries.

Image: Kangaroos. Mama & Joey.
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Good morning! It's a cloudy 6C in my rural patch. This is a juvenile Pied Butcherbird. Hanging out in my grove of Eucalyptus Yellowbox in my back garden. He's been here for several days. Feasting on the Bogong Moths clinging to the brickwork and screens on my farmhouse. They blew in with the wind and rain earlier this week. To a happy Friday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 10C in my rural patch. With intermittent rain. It's the bane of every farmer. The holes in the fences. Created by the kangaroos. To get their joeys across to the other side. Here adults and young line up to crawl under. Instead of jumping over. The fence. To a happy Wednesday. ~Carol❤
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Good morning! It's 9C in my rural patch. This morning's leaden sky. This cloud cover is so dense, it's like a blanket of silence over the paddocks. I could hear a pin drop. To a happy Tuesday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's another sunny morning and 2C in my rural patch. With NO wind! Sunrise. In the paddocks. To a happy Saturday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 5C in my rural patch. Earlier this week, bounteous quantities of Bogong moths blew in with the heavy wind and rain. And for days after, were feasts for the very large birds that visit my hectare of garden. These two Black Ravens have gone a step further. Claiming ownership not only of my back veranda. But incessantly tap, tap, tapping on the glass doors. So they can take over the farmhouse interior as well. The siege begins promptly at 6:30AM every morning. Before sunrise. Here they are. Taking a breather this morning in a Blackwood Wattle adjacent to the veranda. The orange glow is a reflection of an interior light shining into my camera lens. How apropos. Orange is the colour for determination. To a happy Saturday. ~Carol❦
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Question. Handkerchiefs? Ironed? Or Not?

I've always ironed my handkerchiefs. It was the first thing my mother taught me how to iron. So it brings back happy memories for me of when we spent time together in the kitchen. Ironing. Just me. And her.

I've never thought that it mattered much whether your handkerchief is ironed. Or not.

Until recently.

When I had need to use my handkerchief in public.

And heard someone squeal. OMG! She irons her hankies!

And your handkerchiefs? Ironed? Or not ironed? And does it really matter to you?

~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❦
Purveyor Of The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
350,000 customers. In 29 countries.

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Good morning! It's a foggy 8C in my rural patch. The sun. Rising up through the fog. To a happy Thursday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 10C in my rural patch. With intermittent rain. It's the bane of every farmer. The holes in the fences. Created by the kangaroos. To get their joeys across to the other side. Here adults and young line up to crawl under. Instead of jumping over. The fence. To a happy Wednesday. ~Carol❤
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Good morning! It's a calm 3C in my rural patch. This Willie Wagtail is as bright and as cheerful as my sunshiny morning. To a happy Monday. ~Carol❦
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Noelene Gasps. $16 For Postage & Handling! ~Carol❦
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Noelene decides that $16 postage and handling for what - in her words - is the BEST purchase she's ever made - is worth it.
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Loves writing stories about her rural lifestyle for lovers of her Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.
Introduction
Greetings from rural Australia,

In 1992, my partner, Victor Pleshev, an architect, and me, Carol Jones, an ex-pat New Yorker and a market research consultant, lose everything in Paul Keating's 'recession we had to have'.

Our induced state of poverty dictates we escape the city lights of gentrified inner Sydney Balmain.

Which has been our home for 22 years.

And where we can no longer afford to live.

For the much more affordable life in the Central Tablelands of rural NSW.  

Which is a complete unknown to us.

We are entering uncharted waters.

In 1994, Victor designs The Fitz™ Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover for his mother, Margarita.  To help her with her ironing when she is recovering from a stroke.

It is the 'light bulb moment' that changes our lives.  It gives us the hook to hang our business hat on.

We travel 60,000 kilometres every year for 14 years, exhibiting our wares like gypsies at field days, home shows, agricultural shows and markets.

Anyplace we can set up shop and spruik.

We meet hundreds of thousands of people.  

Listen to countless, woeful stories of the fruitless searches by men and women who hanker for a good ironing board cover.  

And discover we have stumbled across a need in the market place that isn't being met.

We have the makings of a very good business!

The humble ironing board cover, that everyone hates, is the catalyst that drags us out of the darkness of despair.

And creates for us a cult following.  In what is a very small, select market.

When the internet knocks on the door of our rural village in 2001, we go online.

And today, to our utter amazement, we have 300,000 customers around the world.

Secure in the knowledge we have very loyal customers who love their cover.

And our warm and friendly personal customer service.

So much so they want to return over and over again.  And buy new products designed by Victor.

We make the decision to focus on the customers we already have.

And to acquire new customers by cultivating the art of word of mouth.

And investing time and energy in our online presence.

So in 2008 we hang up the car keys.

And the wheels of our car do a little jig!  

As a high profile, stiletto wearing, designer dressed business woman in Sydney, I never give up my love for glamourous dressing.

I simply trade in my stilettoes for boots polished to a mirror shine.

Designer dresses for crisply pressed jeans and shirts and blazers.

And add an extensive wardrobe of Akubra hats.

And still start every day with make-up. Bling. Perfume.

An Ironing Diva is born! 

Today I live a very tranquil, genteel life, working from my beautiful 54 hectare, remote rural property in the hills of the picturesque Central Tablelands of NSW Australia. 

My little village is tucked between the hills of historic Bathurst and the sprawling vineyards of Mudgee NSW.

My dogsx3 get to run free in our 54 hectares of sloping paddocks. 

And every morning, I become a 'Paddock Paparazzi'  when I take my camera with me to take photos of my walk through the paddocks of my 'Wild Blue Yonder' at sunrise.

And post a photo on this Google+ page each morning to share with my friends all over the world.

My hectare of garden is a wildlife sanctuary.

100+ species of birds fly in and fly out during the year.

In 1996 we plant 110 trees to surround our farmhouse.  They now shade us from the hot summer sun and many provide us with dazzling colour in autumn.  Like shining jewels in the fading autumn light.

My 200+ old fashioned fragrant roses drape my fence line.  Along with honeysuckle and star jasmine.

Thousands of fragrant shrubs and understory provide shelter for wildlife.

And the perfume that wafts throughout my garden all year long is intoxicating.

This is the hook I hang my heart on.

All the best,

Carol❤

This is the link to visit my Google+ page for the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover

And for my Google+ page for Interface Pty Ltd