Friday, July 22, 2011


This cheeky fox and his friend ran across our verandah last week, down the steps onto the lawn! I had just finished a nap when they caught my eye so dashed down to tell the grandsons who were staying here. By this time this one was perched up on a rock wall, looking into the house so I grabbed the camera and ran around the house to find him looking through the fence at me, such a beautiful creature with such a bad reputation!

 While the boys and their mother were holidays.... we had a drive up to our special Rim of Heaven, rocks where we can look so far over the countryside down below and beyond. We took our lunch and just sat there, soaking it all up and enjoying the sunshine.
 Last week I showed the flowers E brought me home from the farm, the happy wanderer or sarsparella. Well, on the way back from our picnic I DISCOVERED the site of the plant....

 Just beautiful!!!
We also have a new grandson, haven't seen him yet but fingers, toes crossed we see him this weekend. This little fellow is E's first blood grandson so I suggested he goes off by himself and buys something just from him.

The most beautiful, soft cuddly Eeyore, with a gorgeous soft tickley tail, a tail which his cousin Hugo, from would thoroughly approve of. He has TedTed who has a very worn out tail that he tickles his nose with when cuddling TedTed. Hugo has made, with Kate's help, a rabbit for the new little fellow and this rabbit HAD to have a ticley tail! E was so happy with his Eeyore, as were we, the audience waiting at home!!
I have been busy too and have made a little friend for Eeyore.....

And a cardigan and a little beanie. I am a bit worried as they might be a bit small for him as he was 9 1/2 lbs and the days are slipping past! Never mind, I can do some more!!

Two friends!
I am hoping to write more regularly, life just gets in the way as every-one knows. However school holidays are over, yes they can be a busy time for grannies too! I have nearly caught up in the house and then it is into the garden. It is the most glorious day today and it is almost a crime not to be outside. Have a good weekend every-one and I will see you very soon!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Well, I am trying to convince myself that it is all wonderful and of course I do believe it is ...wonderful that is....apart from the odd moment, such as the wind coming from the Antarctic makes the temperature plummet even more! and my fingers are cold, or suddenly wood has to be put on the fire. I know I shouldn't complain as the wood is brought to the door by my loving husband every day and all I have to do is to walk out the door.

This is this morning, beautiful flowering apricot with it's delicious fragrance, the first blossom in our garden every year. However the photo doesn't show the rain  drizzling, the water everywhere. Again I am not complaining....I love the rain and remember very clearly how it felt to have no puddles lying around!!!

BUT this was last week!! Blue skies, cool but all beautiful!

Last week I went to the new Aldi store in our local town, just to investigate as you do. I find it all a bit bewildering with the different brands but have come to appreciate their chocolate. Also their flowers. I came home with a bunch of lillies, not scented sadly but still lovely. FOR $5.00!!!! I told my dear husband, even commenting I would not be averse to receiving cheap flowers from Aldi's. 

On Friday he came back from town, walked into the sitting room with the biggest smile on his face, hands behind his back and asked me to guess what he had behind his back!! Not difficult at all!! A lovely bunch of yellow roses. Do you know, I love the roses but it was the smile that really did it for me!!  He was so pleased with himself, as he said, taking the hint from me!
 Normally my 'bunch of flowers'....called that by me...tends to be the firewood every day, the cups of tea in bed every morning, the car serviced regularly, etc, etc. all those thoughtful things that are done on a regular basis for my benefit. No fuss, he just does it for me, all to make my life easier and to flow better. An ode to my husband, how lucky am I.

Friday, July 1, 2011


I have been having problems with this new computer and had thought everything was ironed out until yesterday when it tripped me up again. It is amazing what a rest can do, not only for the computer but for me as well. Today the computer isn't giving me the nasty messages such as 'bad request' when it has to save material which is what happened to me yesterday.
It has been catching up time here since Kate went home, layers of ash dust from our wood heater and accumulated 'stuff' needing to be put away. The vacuum cleaner has been busy too and then there is the garden crying out, needing attention.
While she was here we had some lovely crafting times...

I finished this vest and beanie for our beautiful grand-daughter in Perth .

I knitted the beanie for my eldest girl who is now knitting a scarf to match, her first knitting for a very long time. Of course I am delighted to see the needles being used!

And the beanie and hippo are for a friend's new grandson, they still have to be packed up and sent so I am still enjoying the colour combination.
And there was a jumper in these colours for my beautiful smiley grandson , nearly 6 months old. It won't last him for long though as he seems to have a long back and he is growing at the rate of knots, before our very eyes!!


If you look closely you can just see the 'fairy sign post ' in the grass! In reality it is half a black mushroom/toadstool half eaten! I don't think we will be eating any of these fungi any time soon.....they don't look as they would do us much good!

We have water in our dams now, thanks to all the rain we had over the last twelve or more months. I never fail to see the beauty in all that water lying there.....

and if you look carefully there were two ducks enjoying it as well, 'doing what they oughta, swimming in the water', do you remember the lovely gravelly voice  of Burl Ives singing this song?!! Probably too long ago for most people!!

Our dairy cows, here on adjistment for 2-3 months munching happily outside our garden. There is something very satisfying listening to the munching, connection to nature, to the earth.