Hi, I’m Zefi.
I was born in Greece but have spent most of my life in Australia. I’ve lived in small town Australia, Athens Greece, Melbourne, Canberra and now in Tasmania.
I went to the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne, then worked as a graphic designer for many years till the call of the country was too strong to ignore. I moved to Tasmania in 2003 and have been living and loving it here since.
In the beginning of 2011 my partner Wayne and I bought a farm together in the beautiful Derwent Valley. And after many years of working for others I am finally working from home as a dog groomer, and I love it.
We share our farm with three full size and one half size horses (ok, he’s a miniature), three dogs (though the poodles would argue they’re not dogs), chickens, geese, ducks and wildlife. The house was ugly when we bought it and I spent most of my time either thinking about how to improve it or working on improving it.
My passions in life are poodles which I bred and showed for many years, decorating, renovating, art, learning new things and recycling old things into something new. Oh, and rockabilly music.
I first started a blog as a diary for my trip to Greece in 2010 as a way to share my adventure with friends and family. I kept it up through buying the farm with my partner, moving and, now, making it a home.I write about our experiences, our animals, my art and my DIY projects. I’m always doing something… I’m not happy unless I have a a project or five on the go at any one time. I love power tools and I’m not afraid to use them, with varying degrees of skill.I’ll have a go at just about anything. I paint, needle felt, craft, renovate, refurbish, decorate, design, and sew with imagination and enthusiasm though not necessarily with skill. I may not always do things the ‘right’ way, but I’m happy with the results and that’s all that matters.
I hope you enjoy my blog.