Wednesday, 27 January 2016

My Camera

I think the very first camera I had was one my dad gave me, so from a young age I have taken photos.  The Spare is turning 21 this year and he decided he would like a nice camera for his birthday, so I have watching and waiting for a good deal.  Monday the perfect deal came along so while purchasing his gift I treated myself to a little something.

As luck would have it the Macro lens I have been wanting was on special.  Of course by the time I got back home I just had to have a play.  I love the world in close up, I love the detail and the colours.

Monday was a stunning day, and seriously warm.  Days like that are best spent under a brolly in the garden.

On the weekend TOF mowed the lawn and we moved the garden box on the right so we have another little sitting area surrounded by garden.  I was out watering the garden before 7am that morning as it has been very dry.

I had my book, my camera and a pot of tea, Monday was indeed perfect.

As much as I find flies incredibly annoying, I find them awesome to take photos of.  Colourful annoying little buggers.  I will still swat them!

 The dogs took the garden with me and chilled out in their own way.

Yeah Monday was pretty good.

It was so hot in the afternoon that I took full advantage of the fact that we had installed our very own aquatic centre on the weekend. Our trusty little pool gets dragged out every summer for about a month or so and it is the best ever way to cool off.  I even took an underwater photo with my little camera of myself - glamorous I know!!

I do not know how anyone can look this good under water, I couldn't even open my eyes let alone look sexy!

Oscar came for a quick dip but isn't convinced it is his thing.

Sheba loves water but the pool messes with her head as in she just cannot work out what it is.  She is happy enough for water to be thrown on her from the pool.  If I put her in it her hair clogs up the filter so no thanks it ain't a bath.

 Monday evening the sky was beautiful.

Simply stunning.

On Tuesday I went to the Airport for work and had a selfie with this old dude, he was visiting from Hobbiton.

Another play with the Macro on some tiny miniature hand made things that live in my china cabinet.  All made from Fimo (polymer clay) by a very talented lady.

Another dip in the pool took place with another attempt at an under water selfie, and FAIL!  I can't keep my eyes open long enough but it is such fun having a go.  Maybe tomorrow I will give it another whirl, at least you will all be getting a good laugh.

Today I found a ball for $1 in St Vinnies and someone was very happy when I got home with it.  She always has to have one ball in her gob while she plays with another ball, soccer styles.

Today was MUGGY as could be so a long floaty skirt was the order of the day.  I had a pair of my petticoat pants on under neath.

Russian brooch via trade me $5, Petticoat pants $2, and a kiwiana tea towel for $3, both from the op shops.

It is too hot to be concerned about arms, wings or not I am not wearing sleeves when it is this hot.  There are better things to be worried about than wings in the breeze!

I was super excited to get this book in the post today that I had ordered.  I love The Tree house Guy and watch his program on sky.  This is the stuff of dreams, I mean, who wouldn't want to have their very own tree house, and these aren't just any old tree house.  

FYI this is what the water on top of the pool looks like from the bottom of the pool! 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Don't spend all your health in search of wealth.

I will never be money rich, but I will always be rich in life and happiness.  I spent the last week tootling into work, doing my thing and then enjoying my 'me time'.  I have a lot of 'me time' these days and it agrees with me totally.  So what have I been doing in my 'me time'?

It has been rather warm of late so my potted plants have been getting hand watered, less waste and quite an enjoyable task, this is happening a lot.

I took photos for a friend of her dear grand daughter,
Miss nearly three!

Last time I saw Miss nearly three she was Miss nearly one, so she has grown quite a bit since then and as cute as a button!!

My friends daughter, not the mother of miss nearly three, has been sick for the last two years and been keeping herself occupied by crocheting these amazing dolls

My photos do not do justice to any of these beautiful stitched creations.  For someone that had never crocheted she certainly has a talent.  Great therapy for her too as she recovers from her illness.

I bought this darling wee basket off trade me for $3 off an elderly woman having a clean out.  Too cute!  I have wandered the op shops but alas there is nothing to declare to you all worthy of a photo.  I did find a pair of those petticoat type pants that are fantastic under a frock on a hot day, stops the sweaty betty thigh problem!!

I noticed the house in between the church and the school next door to us is on the move.  Most people leave the neighborhood but don't take their house!!!  Three days later it is still sitting on the back of the removal truck, maybe they had a change of heart??  I am interested to see what happens to the land it sits on when it does leave.  I also wonder where Father Ted will now live, not really his name but I do not know the man so it is the name we here gave him.

Oscar got a lovely leather bean bag that he isn't totally convinced is a good idea.  Maybe in winter he will appreciate being up off the ground all snugly.

I passed a paddock full of tall dried grass with a broken shed that hinted I should stop and photograph it so I did.

I dyed my hair the other night, I seem to get the urge at about 10pm and this is when the colour change takes place for me.  I did warn TOF as he went to bed that I was doing it so he didn't get a shock the next day.  

So I am a Red Head, a Ranga, a Ginger Nut, a Carrot top, take your pick, but I am defo Golden and I LOVE IT!!!!  I chucked another blonde over my fading hair colour and crossed my fingers that I wouldn't go YELLOW, not a good colour for hair.  So Orange I can deal with gladly because I actually really like it and I think I can get away with it because of my skin tone.

Sheba thinks it's all just hilarious!!! 

There was a visit to Dawn as she had emptied her kiln of goodies!
How gorgeous are the Bird Men?

 Tree necklaces and Onesie Bunnies.

Tea light candle houses.

My favourite new thing is the Block Totem.
 Each piece is so amazing to see.

So much work goes into these and the final result is stunning.  My friend is so very talented!!

 I thought you all deserved to get a closer look at the fabulous Bird Men.

The heir came and picked up Sheba to take her on a doggy play date with a friends puppy.  She adores the heir and loves going in his car.  Up front for her.

Oscar has spent a lot of time snoozing as it has been slightly warm around here.  We won't complain because it is Summer and we do appreciate all the glorious sunshine!!

But it did get to 30* today, our HRV thingy showed 30 inside and 48 in our roof, I could probably bake bread up there!!

TOF got to go fishing so we have been dining on Snapper for the last two nights, yummo!!!  The weekend has been blissful and HOT so we have been chilling under the ceiling fan watching Spartacus DVDs, crickey there is a lot of blood and gore and rumpy pumpy!!!

Getting closer to my natural colour slowly, by the time this starts to fade I might be able to return to being a blonde.  In the mean time I am going to enjoy my new colour!!

Mine all need a good watering, so hopefully I will awake early tomorrow and be able to give them a big old drink before the sun gets out.

Oh I wing it on a daily basis!!