Evie McRae PindsleHi there – welcome to Lorikeet Lane.  My name is Evie and I live here with my husband Mr P, my hound Angus (Sebastian) and Feisty Fergie who recently transitioned -the cockatiel formerly known as Fergus (oops). In a few days we become home to 4 baby hens – so I’ll be asking for some inspired names for them too. 

Between us (Mr P and myself) we have 3 grown-up kids who have already flown the nest. Mr P can be found gallivanting in the Middle East/India and South Africa (sorry working) when he’s not desk-bound in North Sydney. He works for a software company (which is actually where we met many moons ago). Me – well I’m an author, ghostwriter, feature writer (OK – I write stuff …)  which I combine with a ‘healing’ practice on our property here on the NSW, Central Coast, Australia.  

I guess this is a lifestyle  blog (if you want to call it that) but it started life as a visual diary for my friends and family back in Scotland (Aye – that’s right – I’m Scottish – and a proud Scot at that).  Facebook only goes so far and I really wanted to share my life with my nearest and dearest. Apart from anything else – they probably wouldn’t believe a girl who was terrified of spiders was now living alongside some of Australia’s deadliest critters – so I had to provide the evidence.  

As time went on people began to comment that the blog reminded them of the Good Life. I was going to say Mr P and I can’t really claim to be Tom and Barbara Good – but thinking about it – maybe there is a little of that Tom and Barbara spirit in us all. Maybe it’s a distant calling – that desire to step out of the rat race and become self sufficient – especially in these times of climate & environmental chaos.  The thing is I’ve never been known for my green fingers far less handling a 2.5 acre property, so this blog will no doubt highlight some spectacular ‘fails’ on my part too as I learn what it takes to run a place like this. 

That said there is something deeply healing and transformative about getting your hands in the earth or caring for the native wildlife and birds – so who knows where this adventure will lead. One thing I will say is a I feel a deep sense of responsibility to protect this little piece of land – and the more time I spend out in nature – the more I learn about myself, and the ways in which we are all connected.  It’s actually the perfect place for my writing and transformational healing work – I’m sure I’ll share more on that in this blog too.

Well that’s the introductions over. Whoever you are, wherever you arend for whatever reason you’re here – I hope you enjoy my ramblings and please do feel free to say hi. Remember – by discovering nature – you discover yourself (for me that sometimes means screaming and running in the opposite direction …lol). Enjoy your time at Lorikeet Lane.

A sunburnt country
Environmental matters
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My Country

As a writer I always appreciate the ability to weave words in such a way they’ll evoke an emotion or paint a picture This poem by Dorothea Mackeller is one of my favourites. I feel the spirit of Scotland when I go home – the lochs and the mountains move me deep in my core

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scraggy maggie
A bird in the bush
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Scraggy Maggie

One of the most amazing things about Magpies and Butcherbirds is if they trust you or have developed an attachment to you, they will actually bring their young to visit you. It feels like an honour to be presented with the offspring of a bird that’s been visiting you since it was a tiny fluffy

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St Andrews Cross
Good Life Blog
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The Scottish Spider

In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned my fear of spiders and made mention of the fact I had grown up in Scotland – and there was no such thing as a Scottish spider that could bite or kill you. Mr P informs me every spider can bite (even the Scottish ones) but my

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