Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Free flowers.

Today I was given a free bunch of flowers from my local Victor Harbor Woolworth store. I have no idea why but it was so lovely to be given them. I am sort of assuming that they were past their use by date but they are still alive and are giving me great pleasure, so thank you Woolworths, a lovely thought that has given me pleasure all day, and I hope will pleasure John while I am away.. Oh yes I am off for the weekend with my daughter to help granddaughter Fenella at the big Welsh pony show. I am looking forward to aching up with friends, but it is a lot g way, hope I survive it!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


We walked this morning and there was another boat anchored, it was very low tide and I dont think I remember this one. A lovely walk and then home. hoses on as things are starting to dry out. I started this reindeer in Jill Maas's class a week or so ago, I have finally got him onto the backing board but still have to finish him off, give him a name and get a hanger for him. I love him, quite mad and such a fun thing to hang on the wall. OK I'm a bit mad too.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Bit of this and that.

I am feeling tired, set off early this morning for a 4 hour round trip to Adelaide to deliver eggs, dropped into friends at Willunga to collect oysters and home for a slightly late lunch.It is warming up so once more I went around the garden to see what is flowering. I love both the star jasmine and the deep blue agapanthus near the back door. At the moment I am trying g to finish off some small animals that this year will be my presents for the families and friends trees. I have decided that we will not send out cards this year as it has just got too expensive, much as I love receiving them. I am playing with making fabric cards at the moment to pop on family presents. I think they are going to be OK. Off to Victoria on Thursday with my daughter to go to the Victorian All Welsh pony show. I am really looking forward to catching up with friends I haven't seen for ages. Hope it isn't hot though.

Friday, November 25, 2016

A couple more hares

Love this pattern, have finally worked it out!! Think I must be over this virus and am thinking a bit more clearly. Haven't given them names or stories yet but I will. She is wearing a child's sock I found in a drawer, only one so didn't mind using it as a dress. Busy day today, shopping, no walk, finished the ironing, well I would have if some more just came off the line. We are now suffering from aching backs, John suggested we have the aging back virus. Have to have something to complain about..

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Walking Pt Elliot this morning

We had to go part of the way over to Pt elliot this morning to pick up our bread flour so went on and walked around the front. Met an old friend there, had a lovely chat and then went on to do the circuit and back to the ute. The gazanias are out in full bloom. I have been playing around with bits and pieces but nothing really to show. Ironing was partly done, I dont think I realised John had so many shirts. The chickens under the hens so far seem ok and I found a newly hatched little blue one but I am not sure if it will survive. I was amazed to find it as the 2 eggs that were there had been in and out from under the hens. I had a bad night with my knee last night so have been rather slower than I should be this afternoon, but all animals are fed and the pots watered so although I think it is heating up still reasonable down here. Just not sure what it will be like for next week end. It is schoolies weekend in Victor this week end, no one really looks forward to it and I hope every one is sensible.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Morning walk and a find in the garden

We walked along the cliffs this morning, quite fresh and breezy but a lovely walk. The crop next to the path has been mown. I also found this lovely day lilly in the garden as I walked up the track after I had seen the mother cat and her 4 kittens that some how Sarah had managed to catch, poor thing she had obviously been dumped. I hate that. Any way I love the colour of this day lilly and it is quite big, should have cropped the photo. Collected 4 chicks to put under the broody hens, hope they accept them. Still cool today thank goodness. Off to feed George and Max and organise our meal, John has been keeping up with the broad bean picking.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Around the garden a few minutes ago

I am having trouble with my eyes and cant see my optomotrist for a couple of weeks. Too much close work perhaps or the cataract I have has suddenly decided to deepen. I really had trouble seeing these photos so I hope they are ok' The big tree grevillia is starting to flower, the smoke bush is looking stunning, love the purple of it and its flowers, Penelope Rose in the garden, this is not the entire bush which was a bit too far back for me to take a decent photo. Geraniums growing through the grey pear tree and pink alstroemeria which seem to thrive on neglect. Probably got some of the names wrong, at least it is a post. Much cooler today and more pleasant. Just wish I didnt feel as if I was seeing through a fog.