Thursday, January 12, 2017

Keeping busy

Morning all. 
I have been keeping busy continuing with the big clean up and clear out 
The craft room was a MESS. Didn't get before shots but omg. Could hardly walk into the place 
I decided no more procrastinating and just get stuck in 
So on went the 80's music and I got stuck in 

 
Furniture was moved and everything was cleaned. In this wicker storage box I have all my excess yarn. I used those bags that you vacuum out all the air 
I fitted a lot of yarn in that way! 
 
My corner is all niceand neat and ready to work in. During summer this room gets hot. Not as bad as before the outside room was made 
But in the extreme heat of our summers it still gets stuffy.  But I will be able to use it again very soon 
 
In the meantime I'm busy making wash cloths that my daughter asked me for her baby 
This cotton is soft and gentle on sensitive skin. 
She had turned into an earthmama too! 
Perfect project for the hotter months 
 
And outside I have planted new slimmer pots and moved the ones that I did have to the area near the new garden 
So slowly I'm making progress. 
I've been Good and not pushed. I've just concentrated on one job at a time and then I've rested. So I haven't crashed
But I am feeling sore and tired 
So I have rest days in between 
How are things in your world?
Hope all is well 
See ya xxx
 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

50. A new beginning


 

A few days ago I turned the big five O
Yup. I've clocked my half century!

As you have seen. It's like a new book is being written for me 
 I've been clearing and reorganising, and even rebuilding. 

I started with myself and have included the house. Outside has been going great. 
Today I started and almost finished the craft room 
The biggest WIP. Is, was and will always be me 

As a child growing up. I never owned my own bike. 
We had one that we shared. But mainly it was my brothers. 
So like phoebe in friends I always wanted one. 
So hubby bought me one for my birthday. 

Off we went and I picked one I liked and I got to add what I wanted. So of course it has to have a basket 
I even got a helmet. Even though I don't want to wear one. I have to. It's the law. And well it's for my safety 

So today it was ready to pick up. 
And here she is! 

Isn't it great. 
Now I have to relearn to ride. Going to practice on a slightly cooler day in the driveway 
And hopefully before long I'll be riding all over the neighbourhood 

I'm very happy.  
See ya 

Blissful Saturday

It's going to be a scorcher today. 
They told us 39 (102 ) expected 
So I'm up and have dishwasher and washing machine going. 
All plants watered late last night and anything that needs doing outside is getting done this morning 
Still fairly cool. But humidity is already rising and it's not eight in the morning yet!
So enjoying my coffee in the quiet and then a quick burst of energy. Then inside to rest and relax
A blissful Saturday I think 
See ya 

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New year new garden


So this is the garden so far 
The pot is planted with two flamingos 
And the garden has a bird bath, an arch to give it height and some solar light trees. 
Yup. I'm a bit addicted to those 
All the plants are low bushes or ground covers 
And I've also thrown in some seeds and I saved some bulbs. So I guess we will see what will survive. 
I'm happy with it. It looks colourful and pretty and at night it's lit by the solar trees. 
It will let the winter sun in and that's the best of all 
It's still a work in progress. But I'm happy 
See ya 



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy new year. New beginnings

Happy new year to all 
On the last day of the year we started the great revamp of the front  this garden bed had been in for 20 years approximately and the sleepers were rotted and all the plants had overgrown and it was looking very neglected 

 

So with a help of a tractor and a machine we salvaged what plants we could and demolished the whole thing. Ready to start again
 
These are some of the treasures we found in the garden. I had totally forgotten about the bird bath 

 
Some plants were recycled and filled in a space that was empty. 
Instant garden!
So today is the first of January 2017 and we are now in the construction stage. I'll do another post with during and after shots. 
New year and new garden beds. I wonder what else we will have this year?
See ya xxx
 


Friday, December 30, 2016

Treating myself

Today I got myself a great treat
I've always wanted a hammock 
We had one years ago that we had strung between two poles but I wanted one I could move around and if 
I really wanted I could take anywhere 

Well I found this today at Aldi
Yup. My favourite store!

 
It had this little panel and even though in the past, this has been an outright lie I decided I'd 
Give it a go 

 
It really was easy and took no time at all
So now I'm blogging in my new hammock. Enjoying the breeze
All I need now is someone to keep giving me drinks!
See ya xxx
 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Film review. Rogue one




 

Last night hubby and I were picked up by our son and daughter in law and we all went off to see the new start wars movie
Rogue one
It's the latest instalment in the franchise and although it isn't actually part of the major story line. It is about an incident that is 
A very important part of the story 
So it fills in some gaps for those of us that wondered what did happen during that time 

If your a fan, it's a must see 
If your not well it's still a fantastic movie and it just might get you addicted to the whole drama
I highly recommend it 
See ya xxxx