Monday, December 30, 2019

Over 30 degrees C at 7.30 am

Not going to be a good day. 40 is for cast. I was out watering at 6.30 am and it was not nice. The last of the roses for a while I think. I have been slowly making this little fellow but I don't have any feathers, I will see what I can find today when I go in to shop. (Early!). He is another of Jill Maas designs. I am so glad she made the pattern. I know she said I could do one, and perhaps I could but so much easier to follow a pattern. The Melbourne family called in briefly on their way home yesterday. Granddaughter not well so where I thought maybe they would stay they got an earlier ferry and just wanted to get home. As today is going to be awful better not to be travelling.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The last few days

Days over 40 degrees, thunderstorms which caused fires, some still going, we watched cfs vehicles unloading last night from the ferry and passed more this morning coming from the ,a inland to help. Cruise ships and ferries in the bay. 3 cakes baked, thank goodness for the air conditioner. This morning cooler and a trip to Pennington Bay. Such a lovely place but too windy to get down to the beach so took photos instead. We both feel a bit as if we have been run over by a bus now the cooler weather is here.Johns birthday and he is having problems with his allergy reactions. Dust and smoke doesn't help. I am slowly packing, on the 10 am ferry tomorrow morning. Out to the pub for dinner tonight. Not our usual Kangaroo Island experience which is a shame but I still love being here. Yesterday morning going put to the new False Cape Winery cellar door was a bit scary, there was no way to tell if there was a fire or not the sky was so overcast but we made it and bought a couple of their lovely wines, the new cellar door is really nice. So yes we managed a few things. I hope we will be back, over 60 years since we honeymooned here and we keep returning.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

On Kangaroo Island

We arrived here on Sunday morning, having been up since 5 am. Forgot lots of things but most importantly my insulin! I know I got it out but what a mess. Thank goodness now is well as they faxed my script to the pharmacy in Kings cote. So a trip to the big smoke, caught up with friends and now feel a lot less stressed. A very hot day but we did manage a walk at a tech amber bay this morning in a different a short painting done too. That should be Antechamber, Internet is a bit slow.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Busy busy.

I am baking so it must be getting near to Christmas. On a very hot Sunday we went to bring your own food and drink at a neighboring shearing she'd function for our local MP. I had promised John an egg and bacon pie, something I rarely make these days but that cold, and a glass of bubbly went down well. I made the biscotti today, another Christmas tradition to take to Kangaroo Island. That time is getting scarily close, next Sunday as we will be home for Christmas. Have organised the house sitter. Am wrapping parcels. This little succulent is so beautiful when it is out. Aiece struck from one friend has, but.. it only shows when it is hot and sunny. I don't mind it is beautiful. I still have to get the Christmas decorations up, they are so to speak "found" just not sorted. Perhaps tomorrow. I have walked this morning so must be feeling better, just wish my sugar levels would sort themselves out.

Friday, December 06, 2019

Yesterdays walk

I am not getting a lot done, seem to fall asleep a lot. I am getting to the rather panicked stage, a bit more than a week before we go to Kangaroo Island. Things to do but I think a lot of them will be done on the Island. I still feel off, so if nothing gets done and I go with only the clothes on my back, well that is what will happen. I am finding Christmas very stressful this year. Making lists. loveing my beach walks.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Walking at Pt Elliot

Well it seems I have a urinary tract infection so I am now on antibiotics. I hope I feel better soon. Yesterday we walked over at Pt Elliot, loved the colour on this dead branch. There was wind and some white horses but was a lovely walk. A bit too much sea weed to walk on the beach but at last I was out and about. well a bit, feeling tired still though. I think I am having to think that Christmas presents for the family will be very low key as I am just not up to making much. Perhaps once the antibiotics kick in I will feel more like doing things.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Finally walking again

We managed a walk this afternoon. Very cool with quite a southerly wind blowing. I had rather a depressing morning with my diabetic support lass as things dont seem to be quite right in some areas. I think I am still getting over the past week or so but that dosent really make me feel very confident. I get so tired and really a bit depressed about it all. Did manage to see a dear friend while I was coming out of the surgery and she has been in hospital with a nasty bowel obstruction. Too many of us at the moment with problems. I suppose it is an age and stage thing but I would just like to feel not so achy. Not sure if that is a word. I see my gp tomorrow so it will be interesting to hear what he thinks.

Monday, December 02, 2019


I did this really bad little painting to remind me of our stay in Sydney. The view from the front verandah of the lovely blue jackeranda tree and the gymia lilies that grew there too. We have had a busy few days and after a 6.30 start to have a blood test at 7 am I have felt very tired all day. Yesterday we went to lunch at the golf club with friends, more 80th birthday celebrations. Although some were older and some younger. A lovely meal but I was very naughty and had a chocolate nut sundae to finish with. It was huge, needless to say we had soup for our evening meal. Today it is freezing cold and very windy. My arthritis is bad and I really don't want to do much but I suppose a walk later will happen. It was nice to get a bit of rain as I won't have to water the garden