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Good morning! It's 11C in my rural patch. To a happy Mother's Day. A Jacquie Lawson eCard just for you. Turn your headphones on! ~Carol❤

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Good morning! It's 12C in my rural patch. This morning's walk in the paddocks reminds me of photos of dust bowls around the world. We are down to dust. Not a drop of rain in 10 weeks. And higher than normal autumn temperatures means there's barely a blade of burnt grass to be seen. There might be hope in these clouds over the woolshed. Rain is forecast. Fingers crossed. To a happy Friday. ~Carol❦
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A belated good morning! It's 7C in my rural patch. From a battleship grey. To an ice blue sky. What a difference 24 hours makes. To a happy Tuesday. ~Carol❦
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PS. I will be MIA for a few days. We're upgrading our computers. It will all be done at the premises of our 'Mr Fix It' in Bathurst. And don't know how long it will take. I have a terabyte of files to copy over. Including 100K photos. Add to that a plethora of software packages to make compatible. It could take longer than a day. Especially as this involves 2 new desktops. And a new laptop. All to be networked. Plus. There's also a new laser colour printer to set up and network. 'Mr Fix It' just shakes his head and rolls his eyes. But I'm very excited about the upgrade! ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 9C in my rural patch. The fiery leaves on my maple tree are a beacon celebrating the middle of autumn. Aren't they gorgeous?! To a happy Saturday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 9C in my rural patch. With the cooler weather, some birds have already left for warmer zones. For the Welcome Swallows, this is their last hurrah before many of them leave with the first frost. They've well and truly taken over the trees in the paddocks. These two are captured coming in for a landing. To a happy Thursday. ~Carol❦
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The Steamy Side Of Life.
Beautiful rooms to iron in.
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~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❦
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Good morning! It's 12C in my rural patch. Our long awaited visitor, 'The Rain', arrived at 6AM. 24 hours overdue. But given the warm welcome every cherished visitor deserves. 'The Rain' won't commit to a timetable. And so far has been a very quiet guest. Preferring to drizzle. Rather than party hard and crash the sound barrier with pelting bullets. We will take 'The Rain' as it comes. And be happy it arrived. To a happy Saturday. ~Carol❦
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Ironing Diva's Stories. How I Learned How To Iron. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's a very grey 8C in my rural patch. We had ten drops of rain last evening. Between 7pm and 7:01pm. The morning sky looks like it has a hangover. Fortunately, this Kookaburra looks bright and alert. To a happy Monday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's a mixed morning at 9C in my rural patch. Grey skies to the north and east. Sunny skies to the south and west. Dusky Woodswallows. Fanning their beautiful wings in flight. In the eastern sky. To a happy Friday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's another beautiful autumn morning at 9C in my rural patch. Serenity+. Welcome Swallows. Perched in a Stringybark tree. Surveying their domain. To a happy Wednesday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's a dazzlingly sunny 6C in my rural patch. Mr Hooded Robin. The dashing 'Prince Of The Paddocks'. To a happy Monday. ~Carol❦
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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