Friday, September 22, 2017

In between packing I am making.

I get such a back ache while wrapping china and packing I have to sit down every so often and do something else, this little madam has been the something else. I love her Jill Maas. Found this odd knitting wool, well it's not wool but was fun to knit up into a little hat, and hid a bald spot on the back of her head. Shopping this morning and it is suddenly quite hot. Back to the packing and wrapping.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Along the coast

Yesterday we walked along the cliffs (last photos) and this morning we went looking at rental properties and saw these (all S09th African introduced) flowers along the coast near Middleton where we had gone to look at a rental property. At this stage we are just looking at what is available and what they look like from the outside. On Wednesday I go to actually look inside a couple, I hope. Trouble is what you see on the outside doesnt always translate to good on the inside. John is cleaning out the garage, I am still going through cupboards. I will need more boxes.At least at the moment although the sun isnot out, its been a funny murky sort of day, its not raining. Off to pack another box.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Not a good morning.

Well we did go for a short walk but we had also gone to a friend who does rentals for one of the land agents. I will see it next week, in the photos it looks OK but then John and I looked at it from the outside and I'm not sure. Ot many let you have pets, this has almost no garden, which could be a good thing. I do have lots of pots. Very close to neighbour's, feeling closed in. Others no pets allowed, too much garden. Not enough cupboard space. Feeling depressed and unsure. A new little doll who needs dressing and hair. My lovely Madagascar geranium is starting to flower. The house is full of boxes that are full and empty spaces. Unsettling.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

This little rat/mouse turned from a boy to a girl

There I was thinking this little fellow needed a coat when suddenly it morphed into a girl. You never know what will happen around here.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Odds and ends from the last day or so.

We walked the cliffs this morning, not a long walk but lovely non the less, a little Nankeen kestrel hovering over something on the beach, we were above him and although my little camera doesnt take brilliant photos I was so pleased to get this, Still a very noisy sea, love the flowers and post on the edge looking down. More treasures from my cupboard, now packed up. I think this noritake dish is probably pre war, was my mother in laws who I never met, (she died when John was 11) and the nice little set with orange poppies, says made in Japan on the bottom and another little set of cups and saucers and plate, fine china with no mark on them. It has been fun discovering things I havent really looked at for ages. My body doesnt much like this packing up lark but I am struggling along. Amy one tried the green drink before bed suggestion for losing tummy fat? I had my first glass last night, we will see how it goes, there are various recipes but so far I am trying the simplest. dont expect to see any results for a few days. Sun at last, I am enjoying it.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Making a rat/mouse while finding little treasures.

I am having a short rest from wrapping up China and looking up the marks on the back. I don't think I will make my fortune but there is some lovely old plates and other stuff. In between I have been playing with another (free) pattern from Jill Maas's website, slightly weathered ladies (don't you love it!). I think mine looks rather like a slightly battered rat. Any way, fun to do and when my back gets too bad eases it by sitting in my chair and playing. So far I have not really finished the stuff in the chiffonier. So much to do but I suppose slowly, slowly. Still cold and damp but not so much wind. Shopping this morning, so no walk, I think by the time I have done that and unpacked it and put it away that is a walk. Oh and we had a delightful filly foal this morning, could be a filly year.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Morning walk near the mouth of the other river, the Hindmarsh.

We havent walked on this beach for ages, coastal wattle in flower in the dunes and great clouds. This has been the year of clouds. Very rough weather this afternoon, scuds coming in hard and fast and it has been very cold again. glad of the fire. I am still packing stuff up, mostly epns silver, but old stuff. All needs a good clean, one day! An interesting exercise going through stuff, I didnt realise there was so much old English china either. I am making a small rat in between packing.