about us


Hanno and I met in Queensland, married in his homeland of Germany and now live in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, which is on the east coast of Australia.  We have been married over 30 years and have two amazing sons.  Shane is married to Sarndra and they have two children. Kerry is with Sunny and they have a son, Jamie. I LOVE being a grandma. We chose to retire early and now live well on less than we ever thought possible.  It's not difficult and it's not deprivation, far from it, our days are enriching, productive and meaningful.  I hope you enjoy reading about our simple life here in Queensland. I look forward to reading your comments.

I use sponsor buttons to promote crafts people, home-based and small, ethical businesses.  I think blogs are an inexpensive and convenient way to bring potential buyers to creative folk who are working in a small workshop or office, or from home.  Often there are too few ways in which these businesses can showcase their products. The buttons will always reflect the values we live by and promote independent, ethical and often beautifully handmade goods.

never have overtly commercial advertising on my blog. I only advertise products I use myself and am pleased to recommend to others.
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