Monday, November 11, 2019


She has taken for ever but finally she is finished I got a bit fed up with her and put her aside butyes I did get shoes on her.A worrying day with strong winds and heat. Hoping our pony friends in the Eastern States will be OK over the next few days.Too tired and so glad we will have cooler weather tomorrow.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Walking today

No wind so a lovely walk on the beach this morning and an even better one on the cliffs above Parsons Beach. Love my walks there, but also the beach ones. Make me feel alive. Warm but not hot and so lovely to have no wind. My heart goes out to those who are attempting to cope with the bushfires. I cant believe that people have been allowed to build homes in some of those areas, I suppose we are all too aware of the dangers here in the southern states. NSW and Queensland are not normally as dry as they are this year but even so.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Hay fever

I took these photos when we were in Adelaide, the lovely buildings on North Tce and the basket woven fish at the museum. I am having a bad attack of hay fever. I tend to forget I get it and blissfully wonder why I feel so awful until John reminds me. We have had days of high winds and high pollen counts and I dont dare go outside for long. My nose runs, my eyes are sticky and on the whole I dont feel well. So much to do too. Back to feeling sorry for myself.

Monday, November 04, 2019

A busy few days

It has rained, about 1/2 an inch, fabulous. In between we went to a nieghbour from Back Valleys 100th birthday, so many things to remember. We have walked, this morning to Pt Elliot and around the little bay that always fascinates me. A few days before we had walked the beach at Kent Reserve and a small flock of corellas had sat like a crown on top of a Norfolk Island pine. I was supposed to drive up to our South Australian All Welsh Show at Mt Pleasant but just couldnt face the 2 hour drive and back again. I felt very sad but Sarah kept me up to date with my/our Section B mare who was Champion mare and the judge did look several times at her before giving the Supreme to the stallion. Her foal was best foal of show so very pleased. Tabby did well with her cobs as well and several of our Rivington ponies owned by others won or placed on both days. So pleased for their owners. Its what breeding is all about. I seem to have been very tired, probably the weather going from very hot to cool and then damp and lovely rain. I havent had to water the pots for a couple of days. Just wish I didnt feel so tired all the time. Better get back to beading the dolls wings. I am much slower than I used to be too.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The last few days

We have walked, got tired, a trip to Adelaide on Saturday certainly made us tired, the weather is warming up. We walked across the causeway to Granite Island one morning, saw a lone Cape Barren Goose on the grass near the mouth of the Inman River, walked the beach, at times with difficulty as there has been a lot of sea weed and the tides not quite right. It is warming up again today, so i was up very early watering the pots out the front. Yesterday I went over in the morning to see Sarah and the foals, they looked lovely but I had to walk up a hill and around which is a bit difficult but my stick got me there. Home feeling very tired. Some lovely foals but after I left a few disasters, I felt terrible but not much I could do to help. John off to another funeral today, I really couldnt manage another one. Quietly reading and sewing at the moment and doing some ironing. Not looking forward to summer.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

still needs shoes and wings

Slowly, slowly she is coming along. The nasties I had burnt off my face have been slow to heal but are finally beginning to get back better, it has been annoying and not very comfortable. Yesterday we had a long and tiring day going to Adelaide for hair cuts and then to see my sister and lunch with friend P, we seem to get very tired these days.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Various birds over at Goolwa

This morning we wandered over to the No 19 barrage at Goolwa as I wanted to see what birds, waders in particular were still there. I saw a bunch of pelicans, a greater egret, ducks, a heap of small birds I couldnt identify, I think one was a dotterel, some avocets and stilts as well as terns and various ducks. There were two barrages open and birds every where. Also an early snake going into the reeds. A beautiful morning, lovely to be out and about. My eyes dont see these birds terribly well but I took photos and from them I could identify some species. Jon of course could see through the binoculars but I cant.