Saturday, 1 August 2015

All things that fly and colour back in the garden.

On Wednesday I had the day off, well I swapped days and worked Friday instead.  So I drove through to Cambridge as I had a little something that I had purchased off trade me to collect.  

Ok, so maybe not a little thing as it was the Standard lamp on the left.  I am going to paint the standard black and multi coloured, then probably add pom pom of something along those lines to the lamp.  The green is going to be replaced with something more pale, neutral, and grown up, even though it is looking gorgeous with my furniture.  I can brighten this room with my accessories!!!


I went and checked out a couple of the Cambridge Op Shops and wasn't disappointed to find these '70s Danish plastic bangles, for a grand total of 70 cents!!  I googled B + D Denmark and found that it stands for  Buch and Deichmann.

I bought some new reading glasses while out in the afternoon from the Chemist next to my Doctors rooms.  The new ones are the ones on the left which will live in my handbag.  The pair on the right are now going to be my work glasses as the ones I leave at work are cheap crappy ones that make things distorted which surely cannot be a good thing for my aging eyes.

Thursday en route to home after work I stopped in on a few local Op Shops.  The two books and the CD were $1 each.  The books have gorgeous pictures which I intend to pick a few and laminate and use as art.  Louis can be thrashed in the car with the windows up and no rolling eyes from passengers.  I like me a bit of old Louis!

Some colourful additions to add to my small collection of clothes all $5 each.  I joke!!!


The afternoon was glorious,
coldish but glorious!  

Maybelle had managed to get into TOF's empty vegetable garden and almost panicked when she saw me.  

"Crap, I'm not supposed to be in here".

Watching her trying to get out was hilarious. 

No where near as graceful as Ms Autumn
the original Houdini of the chook pen.


Not only is my garden full of birds, but the colour is starting to sneak back.  Some of the flowers think Spring has arrived.

I WISH!!

A cheeky little sparrow was in the back porch dining on  canary seed that was kindly left on the floor by the Canaries. It ended up getting disturbed by the dogs which made it fly further indoors.


All this flitting about visiting most of the rooms and not a poo in sight, well not that I have discovered.  Such a little cutie, thankfully it found it's way back outside.

Friday was a layered up black, white and red day.  Super busy at work with end of month accounts to get out.  I love this time of the month, busy busy busy.

This afternoon TOF and I visited our friends in Raglan.  Before we went to their place we bought a late lunch and headed out to Manu Bay to enjoy the Coastal sights, sounds and refreshing air.

Such a lovely place to sit and eat a Steak and Cheese Pie and drink Raglan Roast Coffee.
 

We were joined by a wishful thinking
post perching Sparrow.
 
About four dudes out playing in the waves, people were walking on the exposed low tide rocks, others were skateboarding, and others like us were just kicking back enjoying the afternoon.

These houses are perched way up high above the beach, they must get the most amazing views that are constantly changing.

We could see in the distance some hang gliders and para gliders so we decided to go check them out.

We parked high above the beach where the best views were to be had.

Amazing to watch and I bet bloody scary to do.

This beautiful big sea gull was sitting on top of a sculpture watching like us.  Every so often it would take flight almost as if joining in with the gliders.  

Down on the beach was this group of horse riders enjoying the empty space on offer.  I am more likely to ride a horse than hang under a glider in the sky.

"Yeah Jonathon Livingston,
those are some bastard big flying
things in our sky".

Good bye Manu Bay.

 
And good bye Raglan.
you were Fabulous as always.

 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

I'm still here.

Holy crap cakes where have the days gone of late??


This was Friday on my day off.  I went out for the morning doing tasks like registering the car, all very grown up and responsible.  The weather was fine as far as I can recollect, but still required a bit of artful layering.  My sister and her hubby were over for the afternoon so I went out with them, bit like a co pilot as they don't come over to the Tron that often so where to go, where to park are made easier with a local on board.  Naturally it was a good time out.


I have been attacking the fringe again, it seems to grow like a weed, a dark weed these days.  I have publicly apologised to my hairdresser for giving it the hack.  I don't think I could maintain a perfectly shaped fringe anyway so my way ward one is all good with me.

I spent Saturday 'posing' as a Wedding photographer with this lovely young woman.  Noelle is beautiful inside and out, one of the sweetest young ladies I have ever met.

She looked gorgeous and it was lovely  to have been a part of her special day.  How cute is her dear little daughter?

Her bouquet was simply amazing, and such a beautiful keepsake.

The wedding was held in one of my most favourite places, The Hamilton Gardens, so of course I was in my element.  I have one more wedding to photograph next year and then I can hang up my wedding photographer hat.  I now understand why wedding photography is an expense, it is a long day behind the camera and you never know if you are getting all the photos required.

On Sunday with TOF helping we went and collected this lovely Chaise and matching chair.  $80 for the both (trade me strikes again) and simply perfect in the ex sons room, now our spare room.  Comfortable enough to sleep on, I know this because I had a nana nap on it yesterday in the afternoon sunshine.  The curtains I scored last week, also from trade me.  I have a lot of sanding and painting to do but I do like the room to look like a room, hence the dressing of it, and I don't know when I will do the required work, but I know I will.

I stayed home most of yesterday and managed to sort and have ready for sale all the stuff for Hospice that I had bought home.  Being home I witnessed this sort of thing.  Some how Courier drivers thing our driveway is the perfect place to park when delivering to the school next door.  I am pretty tempted to drive the van down the road and park it still running like the drivers do in my drive way.  Be bloody funny to see how they would react, hmmm maybe I will!!  

That's it folks, hope your world is rocking along gently.  Take care and remember to take time to smell the coffee or the roses, which ever one spins your wheels.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Waffle, and such things.

Yay for sunny Winter days and may they continue!!

The weather was so nice yesterday that even Joan was found escaping the designated part of the garden for her and the other girls.  She is a cheeky tart, but a good looking one now she has grown all her feathers back.  Something else that is looking good is my Winter Roses.

In fact I think I was slightly
colour co-ordinated with the Winter Roses!

Yep I had that purple covered,
and some green,
and some aqua,
well I just went for it.

I have another boot full of stuff to sort for Hospice.


And an empty room to re decorate.
That green and blue is going.

Today I got a new cup from Dawn.


I took my car through a car wash.

With so many birds feeding of the berries in the Idesia Tree
I decided to add some variety to their diet.


 And hung that new to me bird feeder in the lower branches.


They ignored it.
Maybe tomorrow.


These two hung outside with me.


 The girls joined us for a close inspection 
on how well the lawn is doing.

Day time Moon.

 More of my favourite colour appearing in the garden.
Ok, so all colours are my favourite.

He was sneaking off for a drink at his local bird bath!

Heads down and fluffy bums up,
the sign of some very busy girls indeed.

In fact it was a great day for getting your
washing out on the line.
EXCEPT
mine is all up to date
so the line was
empty.