Sunday, August 20, 2017

This morning

The wattles are all out along the back road home this morning. Great fluffy yellow balls. We walked along the cliffs from the Kings Beach car park. very cold. I was feeling rather overwhelmed by the task ahead of me. So much to pack.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Clouds this morning

I seem to have a fascination with clouds at the moment, on the whole a lovely day but these huge and magnificent clouds seemed to be wherever I went. first in the town, I took this from the market and then as we walked the cliffs. Cool but not too cold. We have had so much rain it has been a relief to see some sun, although they tell me it will rain again tomorrow. Another box filled, but so much more to do.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Too much going on in my world.

Wet and cold, the garden looks pretty uninteresting although the Gymea lily has a wonderful shape. I feel tired all the time and a lot of things going on health wise with friends and families. Just want to curl up in a ball but as I bought more containers today suppose I had better go and attack another cupboard.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This morning, bit wild and windy

This morning we had a short walk on the beach, full of sea weed in odd places and lots of sea agulls. The Inman River was flowing out to sea strongly too. Cold but it didnt rain on us. There is more forcast for tonight. I am still packing things up and filling plastic containers too quickly. I csnt put soft dolls into cardboard. There are so many of them too. I think we sign a contract this week end to sell. No idea where we will be going. I lie awake at night and worry. Still mostly I am so tired I do fall asleep.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Peachicks and flowers in the garden.

Wet cold and Windy again today. Max and I walked around the paddocks as I thought S needed help getting a new foal in, glad I had a stick and was dressed for the weather as somehow I missed her and had a long, but quite enjoyable walk. There are a few more camellias out in the garden and early signs of spring as more blossom is braving the weather. A bit more packing up I will have no where to put the boxes soon. So many memories.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


A lovely sunny but windy day. Lovely and warm. We went to the poultry sale this morning, Tab had taken 60 odd poultry to sell, she has heritage birds. When we got there she didn't have much left but somehow Mille had conned her into buying her a x bred chicken, as if there were not enough at home! We went on to Goolwa to see a couple of SALA exhibitions and by then I was terribly tired and aching all over, so I have taken things a bit slowly, a bit more packing, the photo down the hall, would you believe it has so much gone from the walls. Another bit of my daily stitch it is coming along slowly (well it would, it is supposed to go for a year!) George was enjoying a bit of sun in the sitting room. I am still aching. Thank goodness John does Sunday night dinner, smoked salmon and tomato pasta.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

a walk this morning along the cliffs

Still tired but a lovely walk this morning. I am about to go and make a curry for dinner using last weeks left over lamb roast. I quite like this old fashioned dinner. I have been packing things up again. At least I feel as if I am doing a little bit but it is depressing.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Our Northern Victoria trip

Away for 3 days, 10 hour drive over and back, a day in the middle to rest and catch up with my lovely granddaughter Fenella who is a vet presently based in Mansfield. We stayed at Imperial Stud as we brought over 2 mares, one to go back to Mark and one to be picked up that we had sold, hairy as. We had a lovely lunch with Nell and saw where she is living, such a pretty area all around. I had a wander up the hill when we got home to say goodbye to my mares and took a few photos. Some spectacular skies. Mark is a brilliant cook and although he was busy and hardly home he looked after us so well. We sneaked off before he was up to go home yesterday, Not such a good or easy trip home as we caught the start of a change and were heading into the wind and then rain and it got so cold. We arrived home safely, but tired. these 10 hour trips, even with several stops are killing. I think it will take more than today to get over it. I have been shopping but maybe a nana nap this afternoon will be in order.

Monday, August 07, 2017

This mornbing and a bit of yesterday.

I forgot that I had this flyer in my handbag from yesterday, I love visiting this little winery at SALA time as they always have a delightful selection of artists and Jen wright does paintings of gorgeous birds, she is an owner (I think). This morning the wind has cleared away and only a few spots of rain but the tide was high and some clouds still looked threatening. I have a busy day ahead as I am off early tomorrow morning on another long trip across Victoria to near Benalla to deliver some ponies. I am not really looking forward to it but my lovely mare is going back home for a few years while we sort things out here. Making ginger nut biscuits, some to stay for John and some to take with us. Better get a move on.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

A great day

I love it when the Back Valley Creek floods, and it did it well today. It has blown a gale, poured with rain and generally been freezing cold. We left early to go and see some of the SALA exhibitions at McLaren Vale and around. I made some sandwiches for lunch. Saw some lovely wineries and paintings, went to see our old friend D'Arry Osborne and had morning tea and a photo of the new Cube that is being built, it will be interesting when it is finished. Love wandering around at this time of the year, although so cold and quite wet at times. Met up with one of John's about third cousins at an opening we had been invited to go to, and came home to a cold house, fire going well now but here off the bedroom where I have my computer, boy its cold. Back to watch the football showdown, so far my team is winning, and may they go on. Playing in atrociouis conditions.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Tide in, Inman River going out

An interesting morning walk, high tide and a high river as well. At times almost a tide race coming in and then the river going out at speed. A lot of rain over night, then a windy but not wet morning, now high winds and rain. I made pumpkin soup for lunch, 2 small loads of washing, on the line and then in before the rain, still damp but on the clothes horse. It is cold out this end of the house but nice in the sitting room by the fire. I am being naughty and reading.I really do need to do a bit more sewing but am enjoying just being chased across Austria by nasties in an old book. Brings back our travels through Austria and Switzerland and Italy in our skiing days. now I am afraid long gone.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Making a book, slowly.

I have finally got around to making these birds, and a few other bits and pieces into a fabric book. The last few days have been cold and wet and I really haven't felt much like doing anything. George has decided to take up residence on my lap which makes doing anything but read rather difficult, but he does make rather a nice furry warm lap rug. I have been shopping today at least that is out of the way but we haven't had a walk for 2 days, just hope it isn't so wet tomorrow. I have to say I think this is proper winter weather. Not much going on out side.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

On the cliffs this morning.

One of those cold but mostly sunny winter days. We walked the cliffs this morning and this pair of blue cranes were together, I think it is mating season as I got a lot closer to them than I normally would. Usually you only see one. Big rollers coming in but very little wind. Cleaning the house again, more people through tomorrow. I am so tired of all of this and wish it was resolved. I should be packing things up but cant so I should be sewing but cant set my mind to it, Back to the book.