Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A beach walk this morning

Oh I ache! We walked the beach this morning, just a short one but it has altered since the last time we walked here, sand has been cut away, sea weed where it normally isnt and I found this lovely sea urchin with no legs. Gorgeous. We are tidying, will it ever stop? People coming to see the property on Saturday and Sunday, at least there are a couple of people who just might be interested. The more I look at what has accumulated in this house over the years the more I shudder. Still coughing and have to have a sit down every hour or so. So much to do.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bit of a wild morning, wetter and very cold now.

We chose to go walking early this morning, just as well as it has now got very cold with heavy almost hail showers coming through. I have been back in cupboards and drawers but trying not to do too much. I have just started an online cloth doll class with Angela Jarecki on doll Street dreamers. I have done several of Angela's dolls and love them, I just hope I can manage to do some of this one before my eye op and while I am turning out cupboards etc, Im afraid I am getting rather old for all of this. Still, on and forward. The for sale sign is up out the front and now to hope that the house looks alright if and when people come. I hate this.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Daily stitch update.

I don't think I will ever get this house sorted. I am in the terribly aching back stage but have managed to at least declutter and pack up some stuff. It is all rather frustrating. We have just had a thunderstorm but very little rain with it so far. At least I can sit and embroider every so often. My daily stitch is moving on but I really have very little idea of what it will look like in the end. Better get on with the baby blanket.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Would you believe that I have just spent two days, dusting, re organising and placing in a large plastic bin, and filling it with dolls that there were too many of, plus other bits and pieces, and it still looks overcrowded. Oh well there has to be something here for any one looking through the house to see. Nightmares.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Morning walk and a bit more of the garden.

we walked along the cliffs this morning, a bit of wind and quite warm but the threat of rain. Home and not much rain, although the wind has got up. I took the photo of the mulberry tree in the orchard, it was glowing, but after this wind it may not have many leaves left. The Gaura Lily in the back garden was waving its leaves around but probably doesnt show here. I am doing really boring stuff, and will be for weeks I imagine, packing the odd things up. I dont think I want to go there.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Around the garden

The evening light has made the trees in the orchard look rather spectacular, autumn at its best. I like my little arrangement by the back door but must plant those seedlings in a pot tomorrow, it is supposed to be sunny. I am cleaning out shelves and cupboads, not a nice job but has to be done. I think if I take it slowly it wont be quite so bad, but what to keep and what to throw out, having lived in this house for nearly 60 years it becomes a problem, especially as I have always been a bit of a horder. Love these photos.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wet morning in the garden

Taken from the bedroom door this morning. I cant believe that I wont have this garden in the future. It has been very damp, no wind to speak of. All the yellows from the trees this autumn are really spectacular. I am trying to clean out cupboards but today I shopped and I have been trying to get a few more flowers done on the baby blanket I am making it is taking me forever. feeling a bit depressed as well. Ponies now listed for sale. Trying to be up beat about it all but not easy when I have lived all my married life here. Silly me, went to get some plants to put in pots, have to make things look a bit cheerful. Onwards and upwards.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A damp mornings walk

Big drops of rain as we went into get the mail and papers this morning, but we decided we needed a walk It was lovely, really only damp but there was enough rain to run off the front of my rain jacket and wet the front of my jeans quite thoroughly. Home and drying my jeans by the fire. Into a nice warm pair of track suit bottoms. Not going any where so no one will see. I did some washing and have tidied up one shelf, lots more to do. In doing so I found loads of collected seeds I threw some poppy seed around the garden, hope they come up, I have kept some incase I have a garden in the future.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wrinkly sea and shells

These photos are from yesterday, it was a lovely day then but now it has been grey all day and this afternoon it rained. we need some rain. I have been tidying up, ironing and doing some embroidery. I have been told that my cataract will be done on the 9th of June. Not brilliant timing as the place goes on the market either this week or next and as it is 'expressions of interest' I have no idea when people will want to look through and as I have so little sight in one eye any way I'm not sure how I will manage. Trying not to panic. It would be nice to know where we might live in the future but I dont know that either. Trying to be positive.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

My daily stitch this week.

I had a lovely mothers day, lunch with my younger daughter and her family, had a cuddle with my latest great grand son, now 4 months old, all smiles and giggles. Came home with lovely presents from Mille and Mason. Home to flowers from my other daughter and a phone call from my eldest son.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Fog and a coupole of photos of Imperial Stud

We have had fog most mornings and it was no different this morning, fog for a lot of the trip away as well. Just a couple of photos at Imperial stud, lovely garden and looking across at the hills. A lovely place. I havent done a lot, some shopping, a walk on the beach and some general tidying up. I think I feel a bit upset and let down from yesterday.

Friday, May 12, 2017


No photo, I am too tired. Home safely from NE Victoria, very tired. Did my fasting, in for my cataract surgery, only to be told after an hours wait that there was a problem with gloves, could be a further wait while they tried to find some, and eventually it would be rescheduled. No idea when. So annoying. Interesting to know when. Will put up photos tomorrow.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Stitch a day

Still quietly working on this. I am feeling very tired so really not much to say. Hope my car stays the distance tomorrow as I go to the foal show.

Thursday, May 04, 2017


After a few wet and drizzly days finally the sun came out and we had a walk along the cliffs. The last photo is the track we take to go into Victor to shop at the moment, pretty but unsealed and rather full of pot holes. The bridge that cuts us off from Victor is being replaced and it is either this way or a much longer detour. To say I am cross about it is a misnomer. It really didnt seem to be in a bad state but the powers that be couldnt even bother to tell us until the road has been closed, about 5 weeks depending on the weather they sway, and we are coming into winter, could easily be 3 months. We had a nice walk but I think perhaps I am getting more and more tired, older and older.So much happening in the next few weeks including a 3 day trip to Victoria to deliver a stallion home. Then my cataract op. Oh joy.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Walks near Kent Reserve

The mouth of the Inman River, now open, this morning the scene from the entrance to the beach and just before the sun went in and it started to rain (heavily) the Whalers Complex almost looked as if I was some where in the Mediterranean. It then poured with rain and has been cold and grey ever since. I have been washing, I figure an extra rinse wont hurt anything although the towels may take a bit longer to dry. Sewing by the fire this afternoon has been very pleasant, out here where my computer is it is just a bit chilly. Winter aches which I have been free of for a few months have suddenly re appeared, wretched arthritis. I read that scientists dont think that the weather has anything to do with it. I have news for them.