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.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

A leave pass is a leave pass even if only for a couple of hours!

Sue W text me today announcing she would be in town
and did I want to have a play date.

Does a Bear shit in the forest?
Is the Pope a Catholic?

Ummm yeah,

It has been FOREVER since she has been able to come into town to play.  She must have been really good this week and allowed out for a mini SuesDay.  I was almost going to frisk her for her home detention device it has been that long.  The truth is her hubby has been home recuperating from knee surgery and she has been housebound and employed as  head care giver.  A Statue should be built in her garden or a medal hung around her neck at the very least for being so saintly and wifey!!!

Her parole was only for a couple of hours so we decided we would have a cuppa and a chat before heading out to a couple of the local op shops near by.  Of course garden antics were a MUST!

The girls were having a meeting
about having us both Sectioned from the section!!

One of the things I love about Sue is she is always up for a laugh and will follow my suggestions for photo ops!!  I found this lovely Desigual Dress in this shop for $6.

In this place I found the colourful jacket, the photo is not doing it justice because the colours are so much more vibrant, and the collar is ruffled.  We always laugh at the amount of redundant exercise machines in second hand shops.  Apparently they make excellent clothes horses in your bedroom.

Twas a brief little outing hence being called a Mini SuesDay.  But we take what we can get and she if jetting off to Fiji this weekend for a wee holiday, so we won't get out together again for a little while.  A leave pass is a leave pass no matter how small and it was the FIX required.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Baking and sheltering from the rain.

I spent nearly the entire weekend indoors because it rained both days. It is November and normally we wouldn't be getting quite this much rain, oh and did I mention the wind??  It has been blowing like a bugger as well.  So yes, it was one of those indoor type of weekends for me, as the garden was being watered by nature and I had a book to read, recorded programs to view, and some general indoors faffing to be done.  

I can faff indoors or outdoors,
I am flexible like that.

Yesterday was still wet and miserable so after attending another session of physio for my 'Joggers' heel, I behaved like a domesticated wife and went home and baked.  On the left are Chocolate chip biscuits that I added cranberries to making them Chocolate chip and Cranberry biscuits.  On the right are what I call Ma Rennie's Sultana buns.  Named after my friend Leonie's darling grandmother who we called Ma.  She was a super good cook, like Leonie mum, and I loved watching her bake as she didn't use measuring cups and spoons, she used fingers and hands.  My baking looks quite yellow, thanks to my lovely free range eggs from the girls.  Trust me, everything tasted divine, and now is all gone, as my lot feasted and I took some into my boys at work today.

I have missed being outside in my garden
so I made use of it this afternoon
when it stopped raining.

Even Tex was enjoying a private moment in the garden.
He was giving me the 'Excuse me I am busy' look
and carried on with the job at hand.

The weather has been making it difficult to dress, because it looks cold outside with the rain and wind, but when that all stops and the sun manages to peep out for a moment it gets warm.  So a sleeveless frock with tights and a light weight jacket were the order of the day.  I have been wearing the same grey shoes for days, because they have good support for my knackered foot according to my physio.  They are gorgeous shoes for a slightly orthopedic sort of shoe; Riekers. I am glad she said they were perfect because she mentioned 'trainers' and I was gagging at the thought of having to wear something like that with my sort of normal clothes.  

Trainers go with exercise clothes,
I don't appear to own.

Anyway, heading home from work I stopped off to check out the Hospice shop.  I found a lovely table runner and some braid, and a nice merino top that is in the wash in a chartreuse green which will be lovely for next winter.  The bells I found at Habitat today and haven't quite figured where I shall hanging them for maximum ringing to annoy the crap out of everyone except me. 

I love bells!!

I also found these chickens at Habitat, only $2 each, so cute, so chickeny, so ...... handy?  Well hand painted and wooden, and I am sure I will find a use for them, I mean, look at them.

I kept forgetting to share this lovely set of bone china with you all.  There are actually 3 cup, saucer and plate sets plus the cake plate, the entire lot cost $12.  I got this last week at Habitat and it has been safely wrapped and boxed up traveling around in the back of my car since buying it. 

I love the Summery colours.

And Sweet Peas!!
They just keep on flowering
I keep on picking them.

Todays words of wisdom:


PS: The 21st Party was fun, I didn't embarrass Jak, he told me not to hang around him, but once he had a skin full of booze he hung around me!  Photos turned out good and all were pleased.

Jak and his mates at the 21st, he has the check shirt on in case you don't know which one is mine.  These lads are all only 19!