Sunday, January 13, 2019


Is it any wonder I haven't felt well. I have finally been diagnosed with shingles as the rash finally came out on Friday and luckily I had an appointment in the treatment room at the Dr's surgery and my gp was on duty. They hope they caught it in time for the antiviral tablets but I am still on strong pain killers, etc, etc and hurt and seem to sleep a lot. Now poor John who has been looking after me has a cold. Neither of us are enjoying life at the moment. No one seems to know how long I will feel like this. I suppose I am getting a lot of rest but also feel I am wasting time as I can't concentrate one anything for very long. I keep telling myself it is a matter of mind over matter. I hope to be back soon when I am feeling better.

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Not feeling brilliant

The last few days have not been the best. Pulled muscle, I think, in my back, itchy rash on going. Nothing helping the back but the cream for the rash is helping. What to do? Silly mark making to keep ones brain active. She looks quite odd but did fill in a hour or so. Apart from that? Water the front garden, fill the dishwasher,yesterday all the Christmas decorations came down. Twelfth night and all that. Tried to go for a walk but driving to get to the beach turned out to NOT be a good idea. I suppose I will get back to normal eventually.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

I have been sewing

I have been doing a bit of sewing, loving the little broached I found in Cloth paper scissors, a few more eventually will be made. I covered my diary too, an old tray cover I think. I did have to unpick the ribbon, which meant a long search for an unpicker, what would we do without them. The rose is I think Abraham Derby, so much delight in picking my own. We did dig up what was supposed to be Just Joey as it is not doing well and put it in a pot to see if it will come good. I am pretty sure it is not true to label either. Should have got it from the local nursery, as I did the others and not Bunnings. Feeling a bit off so not doing a lot todayl

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

This is what I looked like walking this morning

A lovely day, we walked twice. This old woman in a hat is what I look like when walking. Just to let you know.

Monday, December 31, 2018

walking late afternoon, yesterday.

So many people around and I could not believe my eyes when I found this newly dead weedy sea dragon washed ashore at my feet. And no one else had seen it. In all my years of beach combing, and they must be at least 77 I have never seen one in such pristine condition. So pleased. Home with a happy dance. Well sad it had died but lovely to find it. We are still both very tired but getting over our last week slowly. It has been a bit cooler so I have managed to put thrive all over the newly planted petunias and moved the front pots back so things look a bit more normal. I love my pots. I did wander down the road this morning and picked four agapanthus heads from the outside of a fence. do like my aggies in a vase. Having a slow day, doing some embroidery a nice little pin I found in Cloth Paper, Scissors I bought on Friday. I couldnt resist this one, lots of nice things to do. I get rather bored when it is too hot to go outside. Missing Jill who went home on Friday, but just the two of us have quietly settled down into what is probably a boring life. Tending to walk in the late afternoon as the tide is right then. I think we will be in bed before midnight although the dog probably wont be happy with the fire works. I just hope he doesnt break the door down this year. I think I will try a glass of ginger wine and bubbly tonight too. I am sure it is not good for me, but you only die once. Hope every one stays safe tonight and ready for a brand new year.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

A few Kangaroo Island photos

I didnt take a lot of photos but these are a few of things we saw, places we went. A lovely trip although Max (the dog) wasnt happy coming home as the steps were too steep for him but going over on the other ferry he coped. Cruise ships, snakes, beaches the raptor domain all part of a lovely week with Christmas thrown in the middle. Forgot to take food photos but the duck was excellent.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas day on KI.

I will be cooking a duck for dinner. John has just made the brandy butter. The Christmas challenge has been going on for odd moments during the day and our morning walk on the beach at Antechamber Bay brought forth this wonderful treasure. A paper nautilus. Unbroken and wonderful. I love Christmas here, peaceful, slow and like no where else. I would rather cook too. We had a salad followed by raspberries with ice cream and a little port over the top. Not too much,as we wait for the main meal tonight.