Friday, December 15, 2017

A little bit of Christmas decorating.

All made by me, not all of them as I can't find them all. Loved making them. Today we went to Adelaide to deliver a few presents and caught up with my sister, friend P and lunch with dear friend R. Home now, tired. The last few days have been busy always the way pretty Christmas. No walks, other things have got in the way. One more cake and some biscuits to make.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Early morning walk on the cliffs

There was a lovely cool breeze this morning but it is heating up quickly now. Hotter again tomorrow. I am not good with heat. Must be an age thing I think. My feet swell and I am not at all comfortable in myself. I am making some Christmas cards and am half way through another cake. I should have got to it abit earlier I think. I have trouble getting motivated in this weather. I did manage to get the last of the washing done and most is now dry, the line wont take all of it in one day, a small rotary line which hangs over the tomatoes planted by the shed! Not sure why but at least with the water pressure the washing all gets done so much quicker than on the farm. I think it is almost time to turn on the airconditioner.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Morning walk on the cliffs

I have been having problems with my joints. Age is not much fun any more. As you can see things are drying off on the cliffs but it was a lovely walk, not hot, and reasonably even going. Not as long as I would have liked but at least I was out. I really wasnt with it today, forgot to boil the fruit etc on the cake I made today, just happily kept adding the ingredients. Had to just put it in the oven and hope. I think this will be our cake!! It looked ok but a bit lumpy. I am off for the day tomorrow to a class at Aldinga eco village hope my brain is in order for that. I spent a lot of the afternoon making some Christmas cards, nearly finished. I do wish my body would accept the new medication, I keep feeling so tired.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Not the best day.

I had every intention this morning of going for a walk, but I felt pretty rotten this morning g, a tally for a lot of the day. Friend W called in to see me which was lovely, she is working on a gorgeous bird quilt, or possibly a cushion cover. So all I could come up with was more pots. I am pleased my favorite bird bath is back with me. Pots and more pots. One more cake finished.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Been a bit busy.

We managed a walk this morning, then over to get a few pots from Tab and called in to the nursery on the way home home and bought a patio rose, they do well in pots and some white petunias. Home and potted them up and a few others and ran out of potting mix.I was going to make biscuits and a ake but got a it sidetracked organising my spice collection that had been in a box and got them where I can find them, John did some vacuuming so we are a bit organised, but tired. Cake and biscuits tomorrow, I hope! Sorry about the repeat photos.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Some little people have come out for an airing.

Going through boxes, a few dolls have come out to see the world. Some I was looking for but some so far have not been found. Oh and this very green fellow was on the front door this morning.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

The Olives

My photos really dont do justice to this interesting garden. I knew the Olives at Yankalilla as a young teenager in the late 1940's when an aunt and uncle lived there in a very dilapidated house with no garden but olive trees surrounding it. We used to walk over the hill from my grandmothers cottage to visit. My most vivid memory was of the water tank in the back yard, now all lawned over. and of lichorice plants growing wild. My father the botanist knew all about them. Today when the garden was open we drove over and although I have driven past especially when my mother was alive to see what was being done to it, I have never really been back. It is one of the most sensible gardens I have been to in a long time. full of long drifts of hardy plants that grow in this climate. Agapanthus, geraniums, especially the climbing ivy leaved ones growing down over banks, oleanders in flower, hardy french lavender, roses and more. Yes it has lawns, hardy kikuyu, and lovely old trees and newly planted ones. Wide walk ways and all in all a delight. I do miss my garden.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

A lovely day.

In more than one way. I drove to Adelaide, now I haven't driven for weeks and was beginning to wonder if I ever would. So pleased I managed it so well. And I drove home again too, nearly a 4 hour round trip. The reason for the trip was a class at Art Stretchers Making printing blocks, a great afternoon with only 5 of us playing at carving and then printing. Mine, as usual were quite simple.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Inside and out.

We had a resonance amount of rain overnight and big bangs of Thunder. It has drizzled a bit through the day and is much cooler thank heaven. I had a reasonably busy day a visit to the podiatrist, shopping, where I came home feeling tired and a bit off. Over to get some stuff out of the container, looking for Christmas stuff. The clouds were on top of the hills, and I didn't take photos so when I came home around the garden, in pots but the purple tradascantia (not sure of the spelling, and a couple of photos inside. Oh and John getting his little lawnmower together, it does have a 3 year guarantee, might need it it's very plastic!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hot, hot.

A trip to Adelaide to have hair cuts, call in to see my sister and friend P. Buy a new cat carrying cage, an electric lawn mower and come home. Thank goodness for airconditioned cars. All after I locked the keys in the house!! Thank goodness the agent had a spare. Home and fell in a heap under the air con. Drew my wonky little trees. That's about it for today.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Around and about.

Not a lot going on at the moment, it has got hot again, we had an early walk on the beach this morning. We were both feeling tired so not a long one. I made biscuits and played around with the book I am making with my on line course with Roxanne Evans Stout. Front and back covers now finished. I am having fun with this.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Around and about.

This is not what I was going to put up but the other computer has been turned off, we had a late afternoon walk on the beach, magic a plus that we can do it and to top it off I found treasure on the beach, a Cowie, haven't found one for ages and a beautiful baby helmet shell such a lovely colour, I was so pleased. George has decided that the ironing basket was a great place to sleep. I was going to do the ironing today but somehow I ran out of time so I put an old towel over the top and he has moved in. I am loving these pots I collected yesterday and to top it off I hung a few favorite pictures.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

A bit of this and that.

Today was cool and overcast with a little bit of drizzle early. We went over to Tabby and collected a few more pots and I made a little collection in the front by the gate that goes into the back garden. So pleased. George in his usual place on the coffee table Nick gave his father for I think his 50th, he will be 80 in a few weeks!! It is made from the metal ends of an old seeder and is as heavy as.. My daily stitch embroidery is nearing the end, I am trying to make sure there is enough room to get to December 31st. John has been feeling a bit off today, bit asthmatic, doesn't often happen but just occasionally. Oh and the front of my book that I am doing with Roxanne Evans on line course. I am having fun with this, not that I am much of a collage person. I just love making books.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Good walk

Yesterday when we arrived at Tabbys she was moving sheep. Today we went over to the cliffs near Kings Beach, I had been feeling rather off this morning, a bit sick and not well. I did manage this lovely walk, the scabious was flowering. The crop still hasnt been rept and there were beetles on the wild oats. It did clear my head but I came home and slept for a lot of the afternoon. I did manage to get my book put together for my on line class. I am doing a roast for dinner as the day has been much cooler, I think I have it all under way even though my head is wizzing a bit. Wish me luck that all goes well with it. I am rather fed up with not feeling well.