Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A little Christmas mouse

Ann Wood had a free pattern on her website, when I printed it off it looked a little small but I made it up any way, was a little fiddly. Now I am home I have enlarged it so eventually another larger one will be made. It is heating up quickly again, The older I get the less I do heat. There have been dreadful bushfire in Victoria and monsoon floods up north in Queensland and the Territory. Australia in summer! Since I got home I have been washing non stop and cleaning. The Melbourne family didn't make it which is sad as we haven't seen them for over a year but they have older teenagers wanting to do things and aged grandparents in the heat are not much fun. The garden looked a bit sad when we got home, sprinkler systems can only reach a certain amount and over 40 degree heat is enough to make anything wilt. We were lucky that the day we packed up and left the Island was relatively cool and the crossing not too rough but it was the unpacking again which was the killer. Still it got done. Off to a lovely lunch for an 89 year old, the day couldn't have been better. Yesterday the 89 year old, an 82 year and John, the baby at 78 all went cockling to set up for bait for next year's fishing. I stayed home and washed and washed and cleaned and shopped. We had an early beach walk this morning but it has now got hot and is set to get hotter in the next week.

3 comments:

Countryside Tales said...

Love the little mouse. Goodness it does sound like trying weather. I'd be useless in that heat. It's 14 degrees here- warm for December and we have daffodils blooming that shouldn't be out for another month yet.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh Penny we would like some of your warm, dry weather over here please.

Hildred said...

Love your little mouse! So hard to imagine a summery Christmas - we do have that unbearable heat you describe, but in July and August. We have had snow each night for the last week or so, - someone is determined to have things looking pristine and Christmasy, and it has been quite lovely. I hope you soon have some respite from the heat and the fires....