Profile

Scrapbook photo 1
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
22 followers|70,256 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good morning! It's 32C in my rural patch. The Sweet Briar Rose. A most beautiful pest/noxious weed in the paddocks. And the only sign of vibrant life in this unrelenting heat. I will be MIA most of this week. I have a project to complete by the end of the week. And it will take all my time. I shall miss you! To a happy Monday. ~Carol❤
1
Add a comment...

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good morning! It's was 28C at 4am in my rural patch. And is on its way up to 39C+. With a hopeful promise of rain on Friday. But not a drop in temperature. I was late leaving for my walk this morning. Dithering about whether it was too hot to be tramping through the paddocks in my gumboots. And felt wide brimmed hat. At an already 32C in the shade. The sun at 7am was up over the woolshed. The sunburst through the Melaleucas Armillaris and the giant Lavenders Allardii (both started by me from cuttings 20+ years ago) at the side gate was blinding. And is the best photo of the day. All is quiet in the paddocks. Everything is battened down for the onslaught of heat. To a happy Wednesday. ~Carol❤
1
Add a comment...

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good morning! It's 26C in my rural patch. What a !scorcher! yesterday was. 42C - in the shade. At 6pm. I hope these clouds bring some cool relief. Even though 36C is predicted for today. Wherever you are, I hope you can keep cool on this Saturday. ~Carol❤
1
Add a comment...

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good morning! It's a sunshiny 16C in my rural patch. This is Jacky Winter. A very stable bird. It loves sitting on the fence at the paddock gate. Is always happy to pose. And is also very photogenic! To a happy Thursday. ~Carol❤
1
Add a comment...

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good morning! It's 22C in my rural patch. After the scorching last few days, I welcome this morning's dull sky. And the cooler easterly that's blowing across my paddocks. The BOM says it will be in the mid 30's. But with this cloud cover, which is supposed to cling to us all day, I can't see it happening. I hope! These are three Red Rumped Grass Parrots. Very shy. Difficult to photograph. Because they take flight at the sound of a gumboot stepping on a twig. The only colour in an all grey day. To a happy Tuesday. ~Carol❤
1
Add a comment...

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good morning! It's 12C in my rural patch. This morning's broody BIG sky at sunrise makes way for Mr Sun to let the light in. To a happy Saturday. ~Carol❤
1
Add a comment...

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good morning! Last night's cool change dropped this morning's temperature to a civilised 15C in my rural patch. I hope the threat of rain in these clouds comes true! To a happy Thursday. ~Carol❤
1
Add a comment...

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good morning! It's 28C in my rural patch. I'm captivated by the increments of scale in this photo. From the branch of a Stringybark tree. To Mr Hooded Robin. To the ant which is breakfast. A bit of trivia about ants. They can live anywhere from 4 years. To up to 15 years for a black garden ant. Things I never knew! To a happy Monday. ~Carol❤
1
Add a comment...

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good morning! It's 28C in my rural patch. Heading towards above 40C! One of the real buzzes about being out at sunrise is my BIG sky. It was nothing short of turbulent at sunrise. But when the switch over begins from turbulent. To a promise of sunshine. It's always magical. This light is sensational to see. And not to be missed. See the Welcome Swallows just above my signature? All facing east. Watching the light show. To a happy Friday the 13th! ~Carol❤
1
Add a comment...

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good morning! It's 22C in my rural patch. On it's way up to - yikes - 40C. The sky this morning was very dark. And dramatic. And created the ambience for this Brown Songlark to be the star in a Stringybark tree. To a happy Wednesday. ~Carol❤
1
Add a comment...

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good morning! It's 20C in my rural patch. On its way up to another scorching day of just under 40C. It's been several weeks since I've seen kangaroos at sunrise. They've taken to the heavily forested hills behind me to keep cool in the hot weather. So was both surprised. And delighted. To see this small mob this morning. I'm sure that my paddock grass is much more delicious than the stubble found in the forest. To a happy Monday. ~Carol❤
1
Add a comment...

Ironing Diva

Shared publicly  - 
 
Need to freshen up your dancing shoes? Lingerie drawer? Or any musty space that needs a boost? This is the magic cure. A beautifully packaged fragrance sachet. Another product from The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies product range. ~Carol❤
http://bit.ly/2iJB0f7
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
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


Contact Information
Contact info
Phone
+612 63 588 511