Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas lunch and Parsons beach

A lovely lunch with Tabby and her family, Parsons beach a day or so ago. I am very tired but it has been a lovely day so far.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Along the coast, close to home.

The last few days seem to have been a blurr. Johns birthday, 83 how have we got so old! A doctors appointment for both of us, not happy about mine, more changes to my diabetic medication and a nasty scheduled to be cut off. Sometimes I think I would like to stop all medication. We had a lovely lunch with friend R. Very few Christmas cards, probably because we want from the box umber to the street address, we did etll people but did we tell those who send cards? I am afraid I don't send cards but I do make them for friends a d family, I give them. Yesterday afternoon we want for a drive and I took these photos. The town is filling up as covid is making people stay closer to home. Holiday houses at the bay are opening up earlier and the boat ramps are full. I have made the 5th Xmas cake, and 4 trays of biscuits. Decided to make a couple more angels. The weather has been lovely, cool and mild with cloudy skies

Monday, December 14, 2020

Hot and muggy day

We walked this morning on the beach and I spent a lot of the time hand sewing. Then this afternoon we drove out to the Kings Beach car park, the crop next to it has just been reaped, interesting clouds. Love taking photos.

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Busy day

Another cake made, foot the optional nuts but it looks ok, ours I think. Then on to making Christmas cards. I had some blank ones and as I have quite a bit of painted paper left over from my online class with Lorna Crane I made a simple tree template and had fun. Love how it turned out. A walk this morning and now I feel quite tired. Still no decorations up.perhaps tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Making cakes and wild seas.

We have had a couple of wild days. Yesterday close to home and today at Pt elliot. This is my 2nd Christmas cake, 3 more to go, or maybe 4, not sure. Some parcels sent off today as well. I am not as organised as I would like to be.I do find it all rather tiring and my back is still not liking me. Lovely cool weather at the moment but getting nto I the high to mid 30s by the end of the week. Not nice.

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Out for an airing

I have had a dreadful back ache for the last 2 days and haven't felt up to walking. I have made the first Christmas cake, fruit soaked over night in brandy, the house smelt delicious this morning. I am slowly hand sewing more angels, nearly finished. I decided to make them in bright fabrics this year, it reallty has been such a miserable year. We all need a bit of cheering up. Such a windy year too, we get a little bit of rain and then it blows all the moisture away. John took me out to look at the sea and now as it is Sunda he is chopping stuff for tonight's pasta. I am lucky.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Yesterday the sea was quite a bit rougher

It is as predicted hot outside so after a very early beach walk, which started off cool and pleasant but very soon became a lot warmer and we were glad to get into the house which I had shut up. Now the air conditioner is on as it soon became most unpleasant. I have started on an angel for my great grand daughter, as she wasn't here last Christmas and another Odd Bod has been started and a few little Christmas decorations have been cut out. Things to do while my aching feet are elevated. I really don't like getting/being old. At the moment I would love pleasantly cool weather, some rain and thinking of making soup instead of salad. Mustn't grumble I suppose, I am still here.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Late yesterday

Wandering the back roads towards the sea about 4.30 yesterday. Nice and cool today thank goodness and then very hot tomorrow. I find this very changeable weather very tiring. Love our drives out around this beautiful area. Morning beach walks have been good too. I am almost panicking, still so much to do before Christmas, I feel it will be on me very quickly.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Out of lockdown

We had a walk on the beach this morning and later today we wver to Parsons Beach. One of my favorite places. It is getting hotter and my aged body doesn't enjoy it any more. Funny when you think we spent so much of our younger years loving the heat and spent so much time at the beach. Our lock down was because some one lied. I think our government did the right thing when they thought they had the facts and when it was discovered they didnt they stopped our lock down very quickly.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

6 day lockdown

It seems strange. We seem to have aquired a very virulent strain of this virus and rightly those in power are trying to nip it in the bud. No walks on the beach for 6 days will will be hard so photos taken this afternoon. Stay safe and we'll everyone.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Odd bods and from Kings Beach car park.

I have almost become addicted to making these odd bods. Love making them. Yesterday in the late afternoon we went over to the Kings Beach car park and took a few photos. Such a lovely part of the world.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Odd Bods and roses.

Suddenly it has become hot. 33 degrees by the beach at 10am according to the car. It is now overcast but I am inside with the air con on. I will have a glass of bubbly at 2.30 as I watch the Melbourne cup. The horse race that stops the nation. Unfortunately due to covid no one can watch it at the racecourse. What an odd world we live in. The spectre of the virus looms over us all. My roses hav e been spectacular this year, so far only 3 bushes are flowering, 2 more with buds, after today I think they may suddenly burst forth. It has been rather a shock for the garden as well as for me, this sudden burst of heat. Such a lovely mild and damp October, the gardens have loved it but this is Australia and summer is not far off and with it the threat of fire. I have been having fun with my odd bods and I am also doing a book collaboration but I can't show that yet. As well as a couple of online courses. I am very slow but will get there, eventually. Stay safe every one.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Around the bay this afternoon.

I have been having problems finding my photos, the normal way I do it is not working. Mega frustration so this afternoon I took my tablet, not the lovely photos from this morning but at least it is the sea. I haven't been feeling 100% for a while and things do seem to have been getting on top of me a bit. When my body aches the rest of me doesn't function as well. The weather has warmed up a bit but a change is supposed to be on the way. Yesterday I drove over to see the foals at Sarah's, I haven't driven for a couple of months but all was well, just a lot of traffic and I got home tired! Stupid. I think maybe I am trying to do too much and all feeling rather over whelmed. 3 online classes and a book collaboration, still the classes are there for ever. Just maybe I won't be!