Back to Tickle Tank

We first visited Irene Stone-Pearce’s amazing home, Tickle Tank, in May of last year.

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We returned a few weeks ago, along with other members of the Happy Patch Community Garden, to learn the art of mosaics. The group is planning to mosaic the Happy Patch Wood Oven later this year.

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Irene taught us the basics introducing us to the tools of the trade and giving us easy steps to follow.

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Cutting the tiles was not nearly as easy as Irene as made it seem.

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We spent the morning making patterns from tiles which we were able to take home to eventually add to the wood oven.

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We also had ample opportunity to wander around the beautiful garden. Irene has introduced lots of new features since our last visit.

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An old tree trunk has been transformed into a “tree house”.

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There were also new additions to the interior.

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The children’s area on the mezzanine floor has a wonderful new wooden balustrade. The Happy Patch children had a wonderful time designing intricate paper planes and seeing whose flew the furthest.

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It was a grey and cloudy day on our last visit, but this time it was bright and sunny so we were able to capture some of the beautiful play of light Irene’s glass works create.

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Ruby had a wonderful time playing in Irene’s cubby house made from an old rainwater tank…

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…and eating gorgeous home-made hot cross buns.

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She and friend Abbey loved making their own art works.

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Hopefully we will be able to return to Tickle Tank for another visit soon.

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About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.
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2 Responses to Back to Tickle Tank

  1. I enjoyed this post ! Great garden and I just LOVE the mosaics !!!!

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