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.
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.