Thursday, 23 February 2012

Rain is good for....................

...the garden!!  Ours is just amping at the moment.  Everything is growing by the minute around here, even the lawn!!!!  If it drys out we may even make hay!!  I picked some of the crops yesterday and gathered some eggs and look, aren't they all just marvelarese??!!!

Will confess that the huge Walnuts came from my nieces place last weekend.  We parked under her big old walnut tree so it would have been rude not to collect a few!!  We have passion-fruit coming out of every nook and cranny, well not really but we have an abundance.  Last year I made passion-fruit curd, like lemon curd but with passion-fruit and soooooooooooooooooooo dam delish!!!!  Blackberries are ripening all the time so have to pick the buggars daily before the birds get them.  Pick and freeze is what I have been doing, they will end up in crumbles, and jam I suspect.  TOFs toms are doing it at last so he will be back in the kitchen (where he belongs barefoot and not pregnant) making more of his relish. I will try to sneak a pic of him with a pinny on cooking!!

Had to share my chair with you all.  Actually  I picked up two of them for $15, and the cool as seat cover for $5, a while back.  They need a little bit of maintenance (don't we all) but they are great on my deck and I do love the colour.  Old Tex is rather partial to sleeping on this one.

.......for sneaking into an op shop on your way home from work.  My car sometimes goes onto auto pilot and I just have to go with the flow.  Today my lovely red car took me to Habitat.  It bucketed down with rain while I was there so I was forced into staying longer. 

My inner Frida found this gorgeous black top with wicked embroidery on it for a nice little $5.  Fake blue Louis Vuitton for $5, another basket, very lovely and I am sure I will find a good use for it for $4, and a card of vintage petticoat lace for $1-50.  If I don't find a use for the lace I do know a gorgeous Red head down south who would probably go "squeeee" for that so it may just end up down there!!  There was an old wooden tea trolley with no wheels for $20 but I really don't need another one, thought it would have made a good coffee table for my son at the house (not allowed to call it a flat) but figured  it probably wouldn't be his thing.

.......watching DVDs or reading a good book.  Not sure which I will do this afternoon yet but it will be one or the other.

........lots of other things, I figure you cannot control the weather so you just have to work with it.

Off to have some farmhouse pate on toast and a cup of Earl Grey for my lunch.



Clara Turbay said...


Anonymous said...

Now I want blackberry jam!! And walnuts!!