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The lovely journalist Hannah Sparks came to our cottage event and photos are on the @yass.tribune website! I am glad we marked the 140th birthday anniversary of John O’Brien (aka Monsignor Patrick Hartigan) simply because his 150th anniversary is much too far in the future #seizetheday #poetscottage #aroundtheboreelog #boreelogcottage #welcome #sharingspace #weavingpeopletogether #oldhomes
Wot, now music at the cottage? Well Jack Phemister has already played at the cottage @saraphemister_artworks exhibition so it’s really his return. But we are are thrilled that @yassarts_inc @alphemistersculpture is hosting Rob Snarksi here!!! All details on this graphic designed and photographed by our ‘cottage photographer’ @hphemisterphotography Can’t wait! 🎶 An intimate gathering, do get your tickets quick! #robsnarksi #yassarts #visityassvalley #aroundtheboreelog #boreelogcottage #poetscottage
Wot, now music at the cottage? Well Jack Phemister has already played at the cottage @saraphemister_artworks exhibition so it’s really his return. But we are are thrilled that @yassarts_inc @alphemistersculpture is hosting Rob Snarksi here!!! All details on this graphic designed and photographed by our ‘cottage photographer’ @hphemisterphotography Can’t wait! 🎶 An intimate gathering, do get your tickets quick! #robsnarksi  #yassarts  #visityassvalley  #aroundtheboreelog  #boreelogcottage  #poetscottage 
A moment caught by artist Camille Kersely @camille_kersley who shares cottage space for @artshealthbusiness She sent this photo through and I was transfixed as she was with this light - a setting sun lighting up a chair. David and I are so looking forward to working with Camille to make our own clay creations from earth dug up from the cottage site. That’s going to be pretty special 😍 Look out for Camille’s upcoming ‘Finding One’s Way in Clay’ workshops #thelightthelight #putyourselfinthewayofbeauty #eyesopen #presentmomentreminder #workshop #mindfulmaking #process #meaningfulmaking #connection #conversationsinclay #findingoneswaywithclay #cottageworkshop #poetscottage #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
A moment caught by artist Camille Kersely @camille_kersley who shares cottage space for @artshealthbusiness She sent this photo through and I was transfixed as she was with this light - a setting sun lighting up a chair. David and I are so looking forward to working with Camille to make our own clay creations from earth dug up from the cottage site. That’s going to be pretty special 😍 Look out for Camille’s upcoming ‘Finding One’s Way in Clay’ workshops #thelightthelight  #putyourselfinthewayofbeauty  #eyesopen  #presentmomentreminder  #workshop  #mindfulmaking  #process  #meaningfulmaking  #connection  #conversationsinclay  #findingoneswaywithclay  #cottageworkshop  #poetscottage  #littlebylittle  #thelittlebirdbuildshernest 
The end of a big day, a big thank you to all that came to our cottage event and all our amazing helpers that made for a smooth operation. Robyn Sykes gave us a fantastic poetry performance and artist Patrick Carroll came with his original painting of the John O’Brien poem ‘The Little Irish Mother’ This moment captured by @saraphemister_artworks as I reflected that this was the very poem David had chosen to read an excerpt from at his mother’s funeral. The ‘Little Irish Mother’ painting features behind us and is based on a picture of Patrick’s grandmother. All of his paintings from the exhibition celebrating the 100th Anniversary of John O’Brien sold to private collections, but this one he wanted to keep for himself. So interesting how poetry takes us to the world of relationship and how this carries into the beyond ........✨Here is the final stanza ‘When at last the books are balanced in the settling-up to be,
And our idols on the rubbish-heap are hurled,
Then the judge shall call to honour - not the "stars," it seems to me,
Who have posed behind the footlights of the world;
But the king shall doff his purple, and the queen lay by her crown,
And the great ones of the earth shall stand aside
While a Little Irish Mother in her tattered, faded gown
Shall receive the crown too long to her denied. (John O’Brien) #thelittleirishmother #aroundtheboreelog #boreelogcottage #poetscottage #bushpoet #bushpoetry #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
The end of a big day, a big thank you to all that came to our cottage event and all our amazing helpers that made for a smooth operation. Robyn Sykes gave us a fantastic poetry performance and artist Patrick Carroll came with his original painting of the John O’Brien poem ‘The Little Irish Mother’ This moment captured by @saraphemister_artworks as I reflected that this was the very poem David had chosen to read an excerpt from at his mother’s funeral. The ‘Little Irish Mother’ painting features behind us and is based on a picture of Patrick’s grandmother. All of his paintings from the exhibition celebrating the 100th Anniversary of John O’Brien sold to private collections, but this one he wanted to keep for himself. So interesting how poetry takes us to the world of relationship and how this carries into the beyond ........✨Here is the final stanza ‘When at last the books are balanced in the settling-up to be, And our idols on the rubbish-heap are hurled, Then the judge shall call to honour - not the "stars," it seems to me, Who have posed behind the footlights of the world; But the king shall doff his purple, and the queen lay by her crown, And the great ones of the earth shall stand aside While a Little Irish Mother in her tattered, faded gown Shall receive the crown too long to her denied. (John O’Brien) #thelittleirishmother  #aroundtheboreelog  #boreelogcottage  #poetscottage  #bushpoet  #bushpoetry  #littlebylittle  #thelittlebirdbuildshernest 
It is a full house at Boree Log Cottage! John O’Brien (otherwise known as Monsignor Patrick Hartigan) is being celebrated on his 140th Birthday Anniversary at his birthplace cottage. Thank you for all the RSVPs that have come in through our website and through email. Sincere apologies now for anyone who says they didn’t know they had to RSVP, we hope you can appreciate we have a very tiny cottage... 🏠

Event Details
Saturday October 13th 2018, 10am -12noon
Program
9.30am - Cottage doors open 
10am Robyn Sykes poetry performance - First half
10.45am - 11.15am - Morning tea break 
11.15am- 11.45am - Second half of Robyn’s performance 
Other program details
More than 40 Limericks have been sent in for our Limerick Collection as well as some very special poems. These will be on display. 
Artist - Patrick Carroll will be bringing an original painting from the illustrated version of ‘Around the Boree log / a selection from Around the Boree Log and the Parish of St. Mel's’ and his original sketches. 
There will be also be some memorabilia and some cottage merchandise. 
David and I are looking forward to marking this day at Boree Log Cottage - our poets cottage in Yass. Share with us your connection to the man, his works and his life! 
Event closes at 12 noon #aroundtheboreelog #boreelogcottage #poetscottage #visityassvalley #birthplaceofjohnobrien #monsignorhartigan #monsignorpatrickhartigan #bushpoet #irishaustralian #historichome #cottage #sharingspace #creatingspace #weavingpeopletogether
It is a full house at Boree Log Cottage! John O’Brien (otherwise known as Monsignor Patrick Hartigan) is being celebrated on his 140th Birthday Anniversary at his birthplace cottage. Thank you for all the RSVPs that have come in through our website and through email. Sincere apologies now for anyone who says they didn’t know they had to RSVP, we hope you can appreciate we have a very tiny cottage... 🏠 Event Details Saturday October 13th 2018, 10am -12noon Program 9.30am - Cottage doors open 10am Robyn Sykes poetry performance - First half 10.45am - 11.15am - Morning tea break 11.15am- 11.45am - Second half of Robyn’s performance Other program details More than 40 Limericks have been sent in for our Limerick Collection as well as some very special poems. These will be on display. Artist - Patrick Carroll will be bringing an original painting from the illustrated version of ‘Around the Boree log / a selection from Around the Boree Log and the Parish of St. Mel's’ and his original sketches. There will be also be some memorabilia and some cottage merchandise. David and I are looking forward to marking this day at Boree Log Cottage - our poets cottage in Yass. Share with us your connection to the man, his works and his life! Event closes at 12 noon #aroundtheboreelog  #boreelogcottage  #poetscottage  #visityassvalley  #birthplaceofjohnobrien  #monsignorhartigan  #monsignorpatrickhartigan  #bushpoet  #irishaustralian  #historichome  #cottage  #sharingspace  #creatingspace  #weavingpeopletogether 
Collating all the contributions for our Limerick Collection today, I picked one from Mt Carmel primary school for this Instagram post because 1. it is simply delightful, making David and I smile 2. it reminded me of the crafted masterpieces of our children when they were at Mt Carmel primary. A big heartfelt thank you to Mrs Harvey - an inspirational teacher of our young ones. I have used my Missy Moo’s childhood drawing of the cottage which turned into a linoprint at a workshop with @saraphemister_artworks & @kasey_robinson_ The tie to John O’Brien’s poetry and his parish life as Father Patrick Hartigan is clear to a certain demographic of our society. But here, out of 43 contributions in total for our Limerick Collection, 20 have come from our very very youngest of writers. I can’t wait to see the delight on people’s faces when they see all these. Weaving young ones with our older ones in the appreciation of word and rhyme, history and place just makes me happy #thelimerickcollection #aroundtheboreelog #poetscottage #140thbirthanniversary #johnobrien #monsignorhartigan #irishaustralians #bushpoetry #boreelogcottage
Collating all the contributions for our Limerick Collection today, I picked one from Mt Carmel primary school for this Instagram post because 1. it is simply delightful, making David and I smile 2. it reminded me of the crafted masterpieces of our children when they were at Mt Carmel primary. A big heartfelt thank you to Mrs Harvey - an inspirational teacher of our young ones. I have used my Missy Moo’s childhood drawing of the cottage which turned into a linoprint at a workshop with @saraphemister_artworks & @kasey_robinson_ The tie to John O’Brien’s poetry and his parish life as Father Patrick Hartigan is clear to a certain demographic of our society. But here, out of 43 contributions in total for our Limerick Collection, 20 have come from our very very youngest of writers. I can’t wait to see the delight on people’s faces when they see all these. Weaving young ones with our older ones in the appreciation of word and rhyme, history and place just makes me happy #thelimerickcollection  #aroundtheboreelog  #poetscottage  #140thbirthanniversary  #johnobrien  #monsignorhartigan  #irishaustralians  #bushpoetry  #boreelogcottage 
Preparations are underway for the 140th Birthday Anniversary of John O’Brien, a bush poet born at Boree Log Cottage way back in 1878. Here is a picture of our rustic fence. It was  actually inspired by artist Patrick Carroll’s painting of the John O’Brien poem ‘SIX BROWN BOXER HATS’. And Patrick Carroll is now one of our special guests visiting on Saturday, he is bringing his original sketches and an original painting from the illustrated version ‘Around the Boree Log and the Parish of St. Mels’ It’s truly amazing how lucky we are. 
#BirthplaceofJohnOBrien #MonsignorPatrickHartigan #boreelogcottage #aroundtheboreelog #australianartist #welcome #poetry #bushpoet #oldhouse #140thbirthanniversary #poetscottage #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
Preparations are underway for the 140th Birthday Anniversary of John O’Brien, a bush poet born at Boree Log Cottage way back in 1878. Here is a picture of our rustic fence. It was actually inspired by artist Patrick Carroll’s painting of the John O’Brien poem ‘SIX BROWN BOXER HATS’. And Patrick Carroll is now one of our special guests visiting on Saturday, he is bringing his original sketches and an original painting from the illustrated version ‘Around the Boree Log and the Parish of St. Mels’ It’s truly amazing how lucky we are. #BirthplaceofJohnOBrien  #MonsignorPatrickHartigan  #boreelogcottage  #aroundtheboreelog  #australianartist  #welcome  #poetry  #bushpoet  #oldhouse  #140thbirthanniversary  #poetscottage  #littlebylittle  #thelittlebirdbuildshernest 
A sea of blue, actually it’s just a tiny drift but, with my elbows leaning in the earth taking this photo, it looks like it goes forever 💙#notquiteabluebellwood #spanishbluebells #spring #allthingsblue #poetscottage #aroundtheboreelog #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
Oh yeah baby, Stephanie Teagle from @the_purity_store is coming to the cottage to do her thang. Her first workshop @boreelogcottage be a privately booked group on Saturday afternoon on the 27th October. 1-3pm* TBC (this session may need to move to 4-6 time slot depending on other cottage bookings going ahead) A pampering afternoon tea gathering of Mamas who deserve a time-out treat, simply because they are the carers of kids and deserve a bit of a love-in from other Mamas. 💘 Stephanie will lead us in a workshop on making your own natural, package free skincare and beauty products. Thanks for letting me ‘pinkify’ his Instagram Stephanie, truly gracious you are #nochemical, #nowaste #sustainableliving #socialenterprise #workshops #cottage #careforourmammas #pamper #afternoontea #aroundtheboreelog #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
Oh yeah baby, Stephanie Teagle from @the_purity_store is coming to the cottage to do her thang. Her first workshop @boreelogcottage be a privately booked group on Saturday afternoon on the 27th October. 1-3pm* TBC (this session may need to move to 4-6 time slot depending on other cottage bookings going ahead) A pampering afternoon tea gathering of Mamas who deserve a time-out treat, simply because they are the carers of kids and deserve a bit of a love-in from other Mamas. 💘 Stephanie will lead us in a workshop on making your own natural, package free skincare and beauty products. Thanks for letting me ‘pinkify’ his Instagram Stephanie, truly gracious you are #nochemical , #nowaste  #sustainableliving  #socialenterprise  #workshops  #cottage  #careforourmammas  #pamper  #afternoontea  #aroundtheboreelog  #littlebylittle  #thelittlebirdbuildshernest 
I had to catch myself after the last session realising what started out as a pilot Mindful Self-Compassion 1/2 Day Retreats is now moving on to a offer of the full 4 Day Program spread over the next year. Is this what it feels like when something you help start begins to grow??? 🌱
Lynn and I are thrilled to offer a Repeat of Day 1: Discovering and Practicing Mindful Self Compassion at Boree Log Cottage, YASS on Saturday September 27th October.

The first offering of Day 1, held on Sunday 9th September filled fast, largely in response to a Social Media Post here on Instagram. We never got a chance to even offer it to past participants or to others that expressed interest in future workshops. Our sincere apologies for that. Thank you for this feedback, it’s helping us find new ways of working.

This Repeat Day 1 workshop forms part of a 4 day program that will be spaced over 2018/2019. A ½ Day Retreat will also be held at the end of 2019. 
Day 1: Discovering and Practicing Mindful Self-Compassion (Spring 2018)
Day 2 : Practicing Loving-Kindness /Discovering Your Compassionate Voice (Summer 2019)
Day 3 :Living Deeply/Meeting Difficult Emotions (Autumn 2019)
Day 4 :Exploring Challenging Relationships/Embracing Your Life (Spring 2019)
½ Day Retreat : (Summer 2019)

If we are able to run another Day 1 repeat we are hopeful we could get two streams of people through this program! We will be guided by your interest.

Please click on the link in my Instagram bio to get to the cottage website and look at ‘Upcoming Events’ tab, click on this image and you will see our Flyer.  Feel free to forward this flyer and email to friends you think would enjoy and benefit from the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. A friendly reminder that registrations and payment are to be directed to Lynn. Soothed Heart and The Big Sky and I look forward to hosting you at Boree Log Cottage. Limited places. Go on schedule some selfcare 💜
Xx Sandra #mindfulselfcompassion #selfcare #mindfulness #presentmomentreminder #retreat #cottage #selfcare #careforself #becausementalhealthmatters #aroundtheboreelog #poetscottage #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
I had to catch myself after the last session realising what started out as a pilot Mindful Self-Compassion 1/2 Day Retreats is now moving on to a offer of the full 4 Day Program spread over the next year. Is this what it feels like when something you help start begins to grow??? 🌱 Lynn and I are thrilled to offer a Repeat of Day 1: Discovering and Practicing Mindful Self Compassion at Boree Log Cottage, YASS on Saturday September 27th October. The first offering of Day 1, held on Sunday 9th September filled fast, largely in response to a Social Media Post here on Instagram. We never got a chance to even offer it to past participants or to others that expressed interest in future workshops. Our sincere apologies for that. Thank you for this feedback, it’s helping us find new ways of working. This Repeat Day 1 workshop forms part of a 4 day program that will be spaced over 2018/2019. A ½ Day Retreat will also be held at the end of 2019. Day 1: Discovering and Practicing Mindful Self-Compassion (Spring 2018) Day 2 : Practicing Loving-Kindness /Discovering Your Compassionate Voice (Summer 2019) Day 3 :Living Deeply/Meeting Difficult Emotions (Autumn 2019) Day 4 :Exploring Challenging Relationships/Embracing Your Life (Spring 2019) ½ Day Retreat : (Summer 2019) If we are able to run another Day 1 repeat we are hopeful we could get two streams of people through this program! We will be guided by your interest. Please click on the link in my Instagram bio to get to the cottage website and look at ‘Upcoming Events’ tab, click on this image and you will see our Flyer. Feel free to forward this flyer and email to friends you think would enjoy and benefit from the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. A friendly reminder that registrations and payment are to be directed to Lynn. Soothed Heart and The Big Sky and I look forward to hosting you at Boree Log Cottage. Limited places. Go on schedule some selfcare 💜 Xx Sandra #mindfulselfcompassion  #selfcare  #mindfulness  #presentmomentreminder  #retreat  #cottage  #selfcare  #careforself  #becausementalhealthmatters  #aroundtheboreelog  #poetscottage  #littlebylittle  #thelittlebirdbuildshernest 
Nothing better than family, food, fire and late night board games for the long weekend. Our family now includes our young adult kids and their beautiful partners. It feels good to be in these new phases of life with them #newtraditions #newfamilyrituals #familytogether #familytime #longweekend #cottageretreat #aroundtheboreelog #poetscottage #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
Rolling up to the cottage and seeing  the Weeping Cherry in full bloom just took my breath away #inlovewithplace #thepaintedcottage #boreelogcottage #aroundtheboreelog #letspringbe #springishere #weepingcherry #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
Introducing Ms Crabapple ... with our green watertank in the background. Looking a bit Christmassy don’t you think? ❤️💚 We are always away for Christmas, but it’s going to have to be a staycation this year. Changing things up a bit and making the most out of what’s necessary. Looking forward to nesting over the summer #crabapple #blossom #springequinox #freshstart #newbeginning #beginagain #aroundtheboreelog #poetscottage #boreelogcottage #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
Introducing Ms Crabapple ... with our green watertank in the background. Looking a bit Christmassy don’t you think? ❤️💚 We are always away for Christmas, but it’s going to have to be a staycation this year. Changing things up a bit and making the most out of what’s necessary. Looking forward to nesting over the summer #crabapple  #blossom  #springequinox  #freshstart  #newbeginning  #beginagain  #aroundtheboreelog  #poetscottage  #boreelogcottage  #littlebylittle  #thelittlebirdbuildshernest 
Splashes of blue in the garden 💙Favourite colour ... actually I can’t really say that. How can one pick a favourite colour when there are so many good choices? Someone please slow down Spring? #springishere #starflowers #poetscottage #aroundtheboreelog #boreelogcottage #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
It’s Camellia Time! I had to race to catch these as the light disappeared. It’s all happening so fast. Slow down Spring! #camellia #explodingcamellias #springishere #aroundtheboreelog #poetscottage #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
I don’t mind this Triffid, it’s climbing everything in its sight, ‘Chocolate Vine’ I wish I could wear these as earrings. This plant inspired paint schemes in the cottage. 💜💚That’s right I ain’t afraid of colour #chocolatevine #springishere #purples #greens #colour #paintedcottage #aroundtheboreelog #poetscottage
Spent the day painting timber for the replacement pergola today, the old one was so rotten we think it was held up by the Virginia creeper that grew all over it. It was hard to make the decision to get rid of the creeper, the seasonal changes were captivating to watch. But it’s forked tendrils had a way of attaching strongly to the house. It’s always been ‘The Triffid’ Our plan is to eventually grow a grape vine instead. Here is a picture of a japonica petal blown onto wet paint by a blustery spring wind. Pretty Pretty 💕 #aroundtheboreelog #poetscottage #adayofpainting #acaseofcrueltobekind #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest
Spent the day painting timber for the replacement pergola today, the old one was so rotten we think it was held up by the Virginia creeper that grew all over it. It was hard to make the decision to get rid of the creeper, the seasonal changes were captivating to watch. But it’s forked tendrils had a way of attaching strongly to the house. It’s always been ‘The Triffid’ Our plan is to eventually grow a grape vine instead. Here is a picture of a japonica petal blown onto wet paint by a blustery spring wind. Pretty Pretty 💕 #aroundtheboreelog  #poetscottage  #adayofpainting  #acaseofcrueltobekind  #littlebylittle  #thelittlebirdbuildshernest 
Weeping Cherry starting to do its thing. It will be in full flower in a week I suspect. Don’t blink, because you will miss Spring 💞 #springishere #weepingcherry #blossum #aroundtheboreelog #poetscottage #boreelogcottage #littlebylittle #thelittlebirdbuildshernest