bear loves dove started as an outlet for my crafty ways, but as the years march on I find myself writing more about the path I’m on towards a semi self-sufficient, peaceful, creative, quiet, small life.
I can’t tell you exactly what you’ll find here because I’m not usually sure what I’m going to write about until I sit down to type. This place has become a bit like an undisciplined online journal; you can expect a post here whenever I feel like it, when I have something to say, want to record a moment forever, or have photos to share.
I do know you’ll find crafty stories, tree-change farmy stories, general life happenings stories and when I go away I promise to send you a postcard. I can guarantee there’ll be lots of photos as I need somewhere store the results of my photography OCD, and it will always be authentically me here, even if that means the odd typo, burnt pot of sauce and some ugly unpicking.
So feel free to come along for the ride, your inbox will never be overloaded, I’m too inconsistent for that, just the occasional story from an average girl trying to the live the dream.
I hope you enjoy your visit here and you’ll pop back again soon.
In Peace Love & Harmony
Little White Dove
Harvest Moon Hill
A bit more about me… in case you are interested / bored / killing time….
I am mum… to two of the most beautiful human beings on the planet. NOT exaggerating. (Could be a little biased though!) My daughter and son have grown into amazing young adults that dream big and then chase those dreams down. I’m so terribly proud of them both. My son is currently saving for his next backpacking adventure, last trip was South America, next trip – the world! …. and my daughter recently married her sweetheart in a romantic Icelandic elopement, they live happily with their cute cats and dogs (2 of each!).
I am wife… to my sweet hubby who I craft alongside with. He makes beautiful leather plaited goods such as belts, stock whips and watch bands. He shares his amazing crafted leather goodies at Stockman Leathercraft. We can often be found crafting beside each other and listening to our favourite music. Oh yeah, we’re really wild like that!
I am me… a bit OCD with numbers especially with stitches and rows. I am pretty crap at following a recipe or a pattern. I love gardening even though crochet usually wins the ‘what to do next’ battle. I’m quite partial to mojitos and frangelico with a wedge of lime. I have a bunch of food allergies but if I could eat anything I’d be next to Garfield in the corner eating all the lasagna. I love the mountains and the beach but if I had to choose it would be the mountains… the trees win me over every time. I have always loved Autumn the best… again it’s the trees. I simply could not cope without music and chocolate. I ride a motorbike and feel riding is a form of meditation… something about the constant rumble, the focus, and the peace in the helmet. I drink a lot of peppermint tea. Crafting keeps me sane-ish. I take a LOT of photos… I’m trying to learn how to take better ones. I try to incorporate some peace, love & harmony into my life as much as possible… but am by no means in the zen zone as much as I’d like to be. I’m a chronic day dreamer… and I’m ok with that. I am on the path of living a self-sufficient life on a little farm. I’m aiming for a smaller life… a simple life. bear loves dove is also a record of my journey towards that.
thanks for reading x