Canberra, Thank You For A Lovely Weekend…

Last weekend we had a lovely time exploring and researching our soon to be new hometown. Here’s few picks to sum up the joy we found…

I have to admit to forgetting my camera on a couple of occasions so some things weren’t captured on film so to speak…like my perfect manicure at Zaija, beautiful brekkies, a to-die-for dinner at the Artisan, a walk along Lake Burley Griffin after visiting the Old Bus Depot Markets, Manuka cafes, shopping and I’m sure much more that has slipped my mind from what was a non-stop weekend!

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx


January Treasures

A big hello to February!  And as we bid January goodbye, I thought I’d share some of my favourite images from the last month…

and a roundup of posts from January…

Read my Dee’s Delights posts here, here, here and here.

Discover some beautiful Aromatherapy oil burner blends here, here and here.

And my 2013 Wellbeing and Lifestyle Plan might inspire you…read it here.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Dee’s Delights

Flower Love

A big delightful hello and thank you for popping in to Dee’s Dialogue.  It’s that time again where I’m here to share all the wonders of the week that was…it’s been a great week despite blackouts galore and weird weather conditions – flooding, cyclonic winds, sunshine and thunderstorms all within the space of 3 days!  What’s up with that?

Anyway, here’s some heavenly highlights

Lots of treatments at Tranquillity Zone’s Julatten Wellbeing Studio this week…absolutely love that!  and time for maa organics product creating and restocking too.  Happy Happy Happy!

The BEST evening with friends in Port Douglas.  My friend Barbara is the most sensational cook…I’m still reeling from the loveliness of the food and it’s flavours.  And I don’t know about you but I love it when you’re chilling out with great friends and the time just flies and before you know it it’s the next day and your thanking your lucky stars that you don’t have an early client!!!

The blissful joy of aromatherapy…a beautiful blend of pine and lavender.   So cleansing, calming and comforting. Read more here.

Getting together my Wellbeing and Lifestyle Plan for 2013. Juicing, healthy eating, meditation, exercise and love for me…it’s all in my plan here.

And in case you haven’t heard, the GIGANTIC news is we are moving to Canberra.  Yep, that’s right….bye bye beautiful tropics, hello city life!  The anticipation is positively exciting!  No doubt I’ll be writing more about it as things transpire…watch this space!

A beautiful post storm walk as light rain fell from the sky…aaaah, soul soothing.

and other decadent delights…flowers – candles – meeting new people – champagne – phone catch ups with friends – late night reading fests – self nurturing – looking through old photos – cooking and relaxing.

clicketty-click – heres a few delights from some of my favourite online spaces that have brightened my week…

This post from Jess at The Wellness Warrior on replacing junk food with natural, nutritious and satisfying healthy options.

Some lovely recipes from In Spaces Between.  Click here to check them out.

And some self love tips on The Path to Wellness website.  Click here to read them all.

And keeping with the wellbeing theme, here’s some delights from Pinterest

  • Love Yourself  pinned from here
  • Listen to Your Body pinned from here
  • Ctrl Alt Del pinned from here

Now, I’d love to hear what delights have brought joy to your life lately.  Please share in the comments below if you so desire.  And until we next meet, be inspired and enriched by all that life has to offer, look around and discover the beauty in even the smallest of things.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Solar Eclipse from behind the Canon 5D

Hello and Happy Sunday everyone,

As promised here are some photos I took of the Solar Eclipse with my Canon 5D.  I used a solar filter for these.  The sky was A-MAZING!  Just click on one of the images to look at it full size and scroll through in a carousel on your screen!

Click here to see what I took with my Fuji x10.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Solar Eclipse from behind the Fuji x10

Hello and Happy Sunday everyone,

I’ve been going through the photos I took on the morning of the solar eclipse back in November…here’s some from my Fuji x10.  The Canon 5d edition is on it’s way.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Dee’s Delights ~ edition 35

Welcome to edition 35 of Dee’s Delights,  where I share the inspiring, enriching and delightful things from the week that was.

This last week brought some troubling and upsetting news.  New’s that has made me think more and more about the importance of self care and self love, the importance of family and friendships and doing what makes you happy and believing you deserve it.

Dee's Daily Inspiration

So here’s this weeks LOVE List of little things I’m totally grateful for…

  • a trip to the hairdresser – getting my hair done always makes me feel soooo good!  first the shampoo and head massage, a trim, lots of girly talk and nice straight shiny hair!
  • birthday champagne for one of my very dearest friends.
  • sending a new maa organics customer their first order so they can introduce our facials to thier treatment menu.
  • a beautiful essential oil blend of Ylang Ylang, Mandarin and Black Pepper.  Read more here.
  • a very exciting meeting which I will be telling you all about very soon!!!
  • lots of Tranquillity Zone treatments at very beautiful locations.
  • more house painting outside in the sunshine.
  • this blog post about the benefits of facials.
  • a long lunch at The Junction Cafe in Mossman.

and other decadent delights…  organic food ~ late night chats  ~ 85% dark chocolate ~ blueberries and humourous books.

Clicketty Click….I haven’t had much time to peruse the online world in the last week but I had to share this gorgeous image from Looking At The Light.

Luminous Leaf

and before I leave, I thought I’d share this gorgeous heart flower arrangement pinned to my Flower Love pinterest board.

flower heart

originally from here

Until next week…let yourself be inspired, enriched & delighted by life.  In the meantime practise some self-care and love everyday.  And if you’d like to share what’s on your Love List this week…please go to the comments section below.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

Snapshots of Canberra

A big hello to everyone,  I thought I’d share a few snapshots from my trip to Canberra back in June…enjoy!

Cream cafe for breakfast

Cream Cafe

including the best espresso

espresso form Cream Cafe

The national art gallery

The National Art Gallery


Exhibition Reflections

afternoon traditional (for Andrew) and chai (for me) hot chocolates

koko black

at koko black

koko black

beautiful sunset skies

Canberra sunset

And lovely trees at night

Manuka Tree

Until we next meet…let yourself be inspired and enriched by all the delights that surround you ♡

Dee xxx