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Good morning! Yesterday morning it was spring weather. This morning it's 0C in my rural patch. More in tune with the dying embers of autumn. My farmhouse faces due north. And due south. Perfect orientation. My front gate that leads to the dirt road that brings us in - and takes us out - of our property faces due west. Just after sunrise, the eastern sun peeks over the trees and drops dappled shade at the entry. The wild grasses at ground level that tickle the bottom of the gate always shimmer in that light. To a happy Tuesday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 2C in my rural patch. Sometimes the best photos are the last taken. When I return to my farmhouse, I always walk through my hectare of garden. And spied these Black Choughs foraging in the leaf litter in my grove of Eucalyptus Yellowbox. Which is in a wild part of my garden. To a happy Saturday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's a crisp 1C in my rural patch. The dwindling woodpile. Now that cold weather is here, it's scrutinised every morning. How long will it last? It's a winter time ritual! To a happy Thursday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's a sunshiny 7C in my rural patch. Female Hooded Robins. Oops! To a happy Tuesday. ~Carol❤
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Good morning! It's a very sunny 3C in my rural patch. The paddock gate. To the hills beyond. Every morning, I unlatch this gate. Open it. Walk through it. And within a few steps I'm at the highest point of my property. (I'm 970M high). From there I can see all the way to Bathurst. Almost. My sense of wonder goes into overdrive. What will I see today? Every day is different. And the expectation of surprise. And delight. Never leaves me. To a happy Saturday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 16C in my rural patch. The wind roared through my hills like a freight train on steroids. Knocking me off my perch. Twice. A morning to remember. To a happy Thursday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's more spring than end of autumn with 11C in my rural patch. This morning's murky sky is a gift. It brings out the beautiful colours in the trunk of this Eucalyptus Yellowbox. That stands sentinel at the paddock gate. To a happy Monday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 3C in my rural patch. This morning's gorgeous. Murky. Lots of clouds. BIG sky. To a happy Friday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 7C in my rural patch. The so very beautiful tail feathers of Jacky Winter. To a happy Wednesday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 6C in my rural patch. I love sunbursts. Especially through trees. What a welcome this one gave me this morning when I stepped through my side gate. To a happy Monday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's a sunny 6C in my rural patch. It could have been Ground Hog Day in my paddocks. The wind was again blowing a gale. The horses I tried to photograph yesterday were still posing for me. Except. This morning. I didn't suffer a knockdown from the wind. To a happy Friday. The 13th! ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 6C in my rural patch. This little wren wouldn't stay still in this Stringybark tree. Every time I finally got it into focus, it was gone. Tis the story of my bird photography. Far more misses than pictures. When I finally thought I'd nailed this little bird, I clicked the shutter button. This is what I saw. Exactly how I felt trying to snap this fidgety wren. Just flapping my wings. To a happy Saturday. ~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