Sorry Northerners but bugger me it has been hot the last few days, and it is only November!! But tonight we have rain to cool it all down and water everyone's gardens.
Yesterday was such a nice day, and it was made even nicer by having my good mate Lulubelle (Louise) and her daughter Prairie drop in for a visit.
I whiled away the time before they arrived in the garden, big surprise that is, me in the garden!!
I put all the squabs on the garden swing and was joined by the dogs. I didn't let the girls loose in the garden as last time old Joan chased Lou around the back yard.
Plenty of faffing and twirling because a visit from these gals always warms my heart. Thanks for visiting my lovelies!!
Today was another glorious day that was slightly derailed for me as I wanted to borrow some old family photos from a relative and they weren't too keen on the idea, but did let me. I wanted to take photos of them as they are pictures of my long gone relatives, people that interest the hell out of me as they were such a pioneering bunch.
The day was far to nice to be made miserable but someone else's shit attitude so I saluted those that try to take me down to their misery.
Is life too short to subscribe to the bullshit of others? I think so, and after some relaxing among my flowers I was back on track. Oh and I also had a wee bit of retail/op shop therapy. As us girls all know, there is nothing like a bit of shopping to perk you up.
I do believe I got a bargain! The Big Red Shed was having a nuts as one day sale on loads of stuff, so what was a girl to do?
I also got the prettiest lamp shade to hang over our dining room table. From Habitat I came home with some Royal reading, a cute as Xmas tree decoration, and a set of three old treadle sewing machine draws. These are going to get a paint job, I only want the individual draws.
How gorgeous does the light look?
This beautiful old leather suitcase belonged to my dads father. His initials are the same as my sister Helen's so my dads mother gave her this suitcase. It has been living at a relatives house and is full of the old photos that I borrowed.
Like some of me and my sister H with other family members and this one of my beautiful boys when they were small.
And old ones from my childhood like this one. My grandparents took us girls away for a weekend up the Thames coast and we stayed in one of the old Trams that had been converted into a holiday home. It was such a cool weekend.
I love this photo of my grandmothers Pineapples that she would grow in her greenhouse. She was an amazing gardener and her and grandpa had the best ever garden to hang out in.
My favourites are the very old ones like these. I love the old studio staged ones. But the day at the beach is so great, look at what they had to wear. Quite different to the micro things worn today!! I spent all afternoon photographing photos, I think I did over 200 and that is of only one side of the family. Hopefully I can get the other half without any fuss and bother.
Tex kept himself very busy sleeping.
Bed one was his outdoor chair.
Bed two was in a cool breeze on a door mat, the deck was too hot for him today. He spent most of the day out the front of our place.
Bed three, and quite possibly his all time favourite at the moment as he is still in it and will be until tomorrow now.
Someone else took advantage of the beds available and joined in on the slumber party. Of course Sheba was far to busy to be sleeping!
They say that some of the white sheep in a family are not all that white!
Happy weekend to you all!!