Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Thought I had better put up some walk photos.

Very hot and unsettled today, we saw these cones on the Norfolk Island Pines along the sea front. Then a walk along the cliffs. The last cake is finished and I have done the stocking for baby Matthew. My poor plants are really not liking this weather, we go from pleasant to very unpleasant. Max is having a fit because there are the odd rumbles of thunder too, I think we have had a sprinkle of rain, we need more than a sprinkle, the weather guys are telling us it should get wetter. I hope so.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A bit more

No tree as such this year but a few favorite ornaments tucked around. My chest as you walk in now looks quite festive and I rather like the simple stick arrangement. I do take a small tree and some odds ands ends on the Island as well. Another cake done, only one to go. One a day is enough. Friend W called in to day with her gorgeous grand son.. I will show my lovely present later. Warming up but the weather bureau seems to think we could have quite a lot of rain in the next few days. I hope they are rights. A lovely walk early this morning,quite a cool breeze but warmer now. I keep warming the house with the oven on.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The start of Christmas

The wreath has been found and is on the front door. To the rights the front bed is showing promise and to the left is what we found under a thug oof a spreading succulent. Unfortunately a couple of 40 degree days hit just after I planted some petunia seedlings but they are still surviving thank goodness. It is quite cool today and I am half way through making the 3rd cake, it is a very rich boiled fruit cake and I am waiting for it to cool before the final bit. My back is killing me, stood for too long at the local MP'S drinks party yesterday, we didn't stay terribly long but the damage was done. Even this mornings walk hasn't helped it. Another rose from the garden, even if I only get the odd one at least it is something for the house. Better look at the cake.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Still hot.

We walked early this morning, still uncomfortably warm. Mid to high 30's. I have embroidered name tags for stocking and found a couple of rein deer so they are up but now cant find the front door wreath. Has to be some where but too hot to go looking in sheds. I know I had it last year. I find this weather very tiring but it should be cooler tomorrow so I think another cake will get done. I have been sorting out presents, have I got enough or do I need more. Will I make one more stocking? I suppose I should UT what material? I had to water at about 6 am this mornin, thankfully the petunias had recovered. I hope it is not hot over Christmas or I may lose things. John and our son in law have gone fishing, sent off with sunburn cream and long pants and shirts. It will be nice if they find all the places John knows about and get some fish. Need to make a few cards, that should keep me busy.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Too hot, 40 degrees.

Apart from shopping in the heat and making a mess of my toe which makes walking painful not a lot done today. We were only supposed to get to about 38, bad enough but 40 plus has seen my plants look wilted and sad. I did water early this morning but the soil is not terribly good. I was going to at least get the wreath on the front door but looking for it in a hot she'd did not appeal, perhaps next week. 4 more cakes to cook too. At least the air conditioner works, much better than the old one. So a few doll photos. I have finished the angels but there is still some sewing to be done. A day in Adelaide and now this burst of heat is a bit draining. Still in the high 30's tomorrow too. An early walk I THINK. If I can find some shoes.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Bits and pieces

I am still having problems with getting photos from my camera to the computer so a few photos I took on the tablet. I found the angel when going through boxes, I made her a few years ago and was pleased to see her. Now on the wall. The Christmas stocking I made, I now have 2 green ones as well and a bunch of little people, half dressed. I am a bit further on with them now. We have been walking but I feel a bit off today so only one walk. My sinus have been a bit uncomfortable.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Tiny cactus.

I am not terribly good with cactus but this tiny fellow had a flower at the market and I had to have it. My dancing ladies orchid is flowering even more. So pleased. The weather has been all over the place, a bit more rain over night. We did manage 2 walks yesterday. Trying to avoid the school leavers who are down in their thousands for the week end. Listening to the sound of distant drums! So glad we are not terribly close to the caravan parks which are full to overflowing. The week end is pretty well controlled now which is good but even so teenagers just out of school can be unpredictable. I have sewing to do.