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.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Two versions of the same photo.

I was tagged on Facebook to put up a week of black and white photos. Had absolutely no idea how to do this so the first was a very old b/w photo. After a lot of fiddling, and wasting time I found that on my galaxy tablet I could turn colour into black and white. Very early this morning while no one was around, but not in my nightie, I raced out and took a photo of the street. It is quite a nice, quiet street but I do wish I had roses too. Any way I turned it into a black and white version, as well as colour. At least the house over the road has a screen of trees and tall shrubs in front of it. Today I made a start on making the book for the online class I am taking with Roxanne Evans Stout called pathways and wandering. A different way of making a book, quite interesting. Have to wait for the glue to dry. Unpacking more stuff, some books, it is a lottery, some I want, some I don't. Also found my lino cutting tools. Another lot of stuff brought in, we won't be able to move in this house soon.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Morning skies

It has cooled down a bit but is very humid. We had a walk and then over to take a few things out of the container. I am still having problems finding what I want. I may have to doanother look over the week end. The skies have been quite spectacular. We have had a bit of rain as well, which is good. About to head to schoolies week end, the local paper says we could expect 10,000. I dont look forward to it. An early shop tomorrow I think. I think we are getting a bit boring, trouble with not sleeping well. I was tagged on fb to do a week of black and white photos. Would you believe I have no idea how to do this? I dont fiddle with my photos, I did once but not any more. I found an old very old ( about 1959/60) one of John and I now can I find any more? The photo albums have been packed away and I am not sure where they are. I guess I will find them one day.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Very hot again today.

We didn't walk this morning as our son called in, lovely to see him, but it was too hot to walk by the time he left. I put the little trees I had made from a free tutorial on Ann Wood's blog, love Thai quirky look. George has been sleeping on the floor under the air conditioner. It really is a bit early to have this heat and things are not coping with it very well. I did bring in quite a few things from the shed, paints as I was afraid they would dry out. The outlet for the air conditioner is out under the asinine roof and some of the plants get very hot so I have brought some in. I love having plants in the house, on the farm I had lots. Not so much room here. I have spent quite a lot of the day sewing, small embroidered tags for Christmas trees, I think I need 24, and have done over half. Christmas will be a bit sad this year, with not much money our usual pate will not be made. I have made a decision to do what looks like a great on line class with Roxanne Evans Stout called pathways and wanderings. It has been discounted and I have decided that somehow I have the money and although it maybe my last on line class I would do it. The exchange rate is not very good but I am in. Something to keep the brain going. I feel a bit shut in, the heat in summer tends to do that, our winters are mild so one can get out but the heat tends to drive every one inside. I was hoping for a walk this evening but John has a meeting. So late dinner.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Early mornin g beach walk

It has got hot again today, slowly I am working out how this air conditioner works. No dont leave the back door open John!! Any way there were a pair of hooded plover on the beach, did the wandering dogs get the last pair of chicks? Such a busy beach to try to raise chicks on. I am glad it was so cool while we were there, although it did get quite a lot warmer as we walked back to the car. A reasonably productive day, washing done, vacuuming done, George nearly being sucked up into the vacuum cleaner, he and John have a lovely time playing. I am back doing some hand sewing and rang friend J to see if there is any latest news. I havent rung for a couple of weeks. Fish for dinner tonight. Have been spending time looking at Pinterest and trying to work out if I can afford a lovely on line class with Roxanne Evans Stout. they are so expensive (US dollars) but I can take a year to do this and she has discounted it. I need to keep the brain going. Hot again tomorrow, I really dont much like this weather but lets face it, it is almost summer and actually I think our summer goes for 4 months not 3.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

John went fishing, I pottered around

I have to say I didn't feel brilliant today but I did manage to make a batch of biscuits and tidy a few things up. It warmed up quite a bit. John had a reasonably successful day fishing although I have to say all the fish for George, and not us, ended up on top in the sink. He will eat well. I am fed up with feeling rather off but I suppose my body will eventually settle down with this new medication.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A busy day

I am not sure I am used to days like this. In to the market, a walk on the beach, home to finish off the cake, forgot to take a photo. made a potato salad and then over to Tabs for a party for Millie (10) herself (50) and an early one for John (80 on 21st of December)it was a lovely day and a lovely combination of people and children. Now very tired.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A wonderful cold, windy walk on the cliffs.

I loved this mornings walk. After the last few hot days, this was a bit of my favorite cliff top walk. Only trouble was we nearly got blown off the track and I came back to the car absolutely exhausted. Probably the longest walk I have had for weeks. I suppose it has all taken its toll, these last few weeks, feeling rather dislocated. but I am getting more used to this little house. I just need to get a few flowering plants around in a few pots. I dont like the way it all looks so bare. Slowly slowly does it though. Having the injection in my stomach every week really does take it out of me for a day or so after I do it too. Sick of feeling tired.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cool and damp

After the heat of the last few days it was lovely to wake up this morning to a bit of drizzle and much cooler temperatures. No walk as rather too damp but over to Tabbys to look for some stuff in the container and it was lovely to see more rain there and the hills in the clouds. Interesting to see so much of what was my garden in her outdoor area. I did find the threads I was looking for and they are now back here. Only trouble is all I want to do is sleep. We dont seem to get as much rain in this part of the town. Back to sewing.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Bits and pieces.

We were on the beach before 8 am this morning as it was supposed to get to 36 degrees today down here. It has got very hot but thank goodness for a decent air coditioner that works. I have spent most of the day making felt tags to use for Christmas. I felt for a while as if I really didn't want to know about Christmas but must be over my virus as I am suss in out a few easy things to do. Now if only I could find my big box of threads. I will have to wait until it cools down to go looking. There isn't much in the garden to pick for inside but I did manage this small bunch.