May is a magical time on the farm (but maybe all the times are magical, I'm remembering...): the mornings are crisp and sharp but the days are sunny. We're still seeing lazy snakes around everywhere, basking in pools of sun. From my desk, I watch the dappled gum-tree shade roll across the front lawn and descend into dusk. The clouds are unreal pastel-palette oil paintings heaped upon the horizon. Camellias drop petal carpets around the garden, soft purple magnolia buds appear and everything smells vaguely of mandarin skins and campfire.

In celebration of one of my favourite seasons in my old/new home, there's 35% off sitewide, using the code MAYMAGIC (ends midnight Sunday, Australian EST).