Monday, 24 November 2014

Why I Love Monday!

For starters I don't work on 
That is enough to make anyone

I got dressed already to face the day
after a quick faffing in the garden.

 Heard you loud and clear
so you can put your claws away!!

Then I headed off into central city
to meet my good friend

We went to see the movie
My Old Lady.
Good film with Dame Maggie Smith.
At my favourite
very posh and grown up theater
the Lido.

Centre Place Mall
We had lunch in a nice little cafe, then headed back to pay for our parking as both of us had parked in the car park building at Centre Place.  Mine was $6 and Diane got charged $10!!  We have now decided that we will be going to movies at the other Malls where the parking is FREE!!!

 On my way home I stopped off at the Hospice shop and found this!!
This could only mean one thing!!!

 Dress ups!!

 Sorry Oscar.

Mrs Wickam/Dorothy is a really good layer but at the moment she isn't laying, just clucky so sitting on every ones eggs keeping them warm.  She is quite a stroppy bird and pecks at me when I disturb her to collect the eggs.  I can handle that, but what she does to the other girls is out of line!

Poor old Joan was getting laid and not enjoying it at all.  Sue W told me some chickens think they are Roosters, so does this mean I now have a lesbian chook?? Not that I am bothered, but I hand fed Joan as she was slightly traumatised after the wee bit of drama.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

The weekend came, it saw, and it has now left!

Sometimes the weekend feels long
and other times it feels short, 
but this one wasn't either. 

Well yesterday dragged on as it was wet.  
That didn't stop  me from doing stuff!

I potted up the plants that had been gathering on the deck waiting for me to contain them.  I had a swag of pots that I had collected so armed with them, the plants and some bags of potting mix there was no stopping me.

I ended up potting up way more than I intended on, but that is what happens when I get on a roll.  Same thing happens when I dye clothes, I find other things that end up whether they want to or not in the dye bath.  Anyway the tall aqua pots I scored with two big blue ones and a bunch of smaller ones in an auction I won on trade me, all for $40.  I am pretty happy with how they have turned out.

 My Ivy Geraniums are cranking,
love the colour of this one.

 This one managed to get hung in a tree.

The deepest plum colour.

TOF bird proofed his Strawberry patch!

Hamilton, my city, was celebrating  it's 150th birthday and all sorts of stuff was going on in town.  Try as hard as I could I just couldn't convince TOF to take me into town.  There were bands, a mass Time Warp at the Rif Raf statue, and many other things like fireworks.  He compromised with parking in a street on a hill to watch the Firework display in the rain, woo hoo!!

Loud as hell and oh so colourful!!

And as soon as the display was over we left, because he is such a social animal that man of mine.

I ended up back in town at 1:45am to collect a rather boozed up son.  Town was 'going off' but alas me being in my jim jams and dressing gown, I was not suitably attired to join in.  But at least I saw gazillions of people having a grand old time while TOF was snoring away tucked up in bed.

Sunday arrived a lot faster than I expected, which is what happens when you get to bed at 2am!  The sun was shining and I had a photography job at Hamilton Gardens.  So beautiful there, and plenty of locals and tourists were making the most of the weather and the great outdoors.

Three little darling all under five!!
So much fun, and so cute.

Cannot show any others of these cuties as they are Xmas pressies for family.  But what I can tell you is plenty of gorgeous photos were taken.  I discovered a couple of new gardens have  been opened since my last visit.  I now need to go back to have a good wandered about with my camera.

On my way home I parked and walked to one of the bridges that crosses the Waikato River, this one is know as Bridge St bridge.  Every bridge gives you a view of another bridge, best I take photos on the others now to prove that.

Looking south you get glimpses  of homes, the boat ramp, and looking north you see town, rowing club and the next bridge.  The river runs through the middle of the city and you can follow walkways the entire length, on foot or on your bike.

Close up of a gorgeous old home that I think is of historical consequence.  I love it and have heard it is haunted, how exciting!!  Then I spotted this amazing tree hut, I do love a good tree hut and this one looks like it has been built on a large tree trunk.

I was parked beside this park, an all time favourite place of mine, huge old trees, lovely gardens and park benches to rest on and contemplate the meaning of life or such things.

I spent the afternoon planting more lettuces, gardening, and chilling outside in the sunshine.  I sure hope you have had a nice weekend too and got to do all the things you wanted to do.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Friday frolics!!

I love Friday!
I don't work on Friday!
I play on Friday!

A humble Bumble Bee
was being very

 I wore BLUE.

 The garden is filling up
with glorious colour.

 Prettiness galore!!

My Cascading Lobelia is
trying to cascade.

Tex performed his own version
The Time Warp
on the deck in the

Another Physio session
and more strapping.
My foot still hurts like a bitch!!

 I spent the day out with
my gorgeous friend
She bought lunch!!

 We went op shopping!!

 Rose got this beautiful
Monsoon Silk top
this fabulous black and grey dress.
Plus some other bits and pieces.
Isn't Buddy beautiful
but I think he is a
That will make her

 I bought GREEN things.
How huge is the cup and saucer?
Tis a planter and has now
been planted!!

 Patterns and a Xmas Troll!!

Yesterdays bounty from the
SPCA shop
that I forgot to share. 

 This afternoon
TOF and I went out to the Webbers
and the dogs
had a play date!!

TOF inspected Sues greenhouse,
the cows tried to stare us down
we had a cuppa on the deck,
just look at the lovely
view of the rose garden.

Good bye Sue
have a fabulous holiday in

Time to drive home on those
delightful country  roads.

 Plants got potted.

has engulfed the garden.
Time to call it
a night! 

 And it looks like the final
for Friday belongs to 

***Good night***

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Lets take a drive in the countryside

This afternoon I went out to visit Dawn, and before you all get excited, sorry NO new pottery to share with you.  But what I am going to share are photos I took because I went the back way to her place which took me into the countryside.  I loved all the sights and stopped often to admire and photograph what I saw.

Hope you enjoyed that,
didn't think any words were required
to accompany the photos.

PS: I wore this little lot today.