Friday, July 31, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
The weather has turned cold, wet and windy. So it's definitely a day to say indoors. The slow cooker is on with chicken and vegetables and will soon start to smell yummy. Fire is going with the wood we cut over the weekend and all the washing is drying on clothes horses.
I'll put on a DVD and knit the day away I think
Simple living on days like today is just the best.
How's the weather in your part of the world? What are you doing today?
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Over the weekend we planted these four fruit trees.
We are slowly replacing the ones we lost when I was as my sickest
Hubby is now on board and will help me whenever I cannot look after them. Makes it much easier than doing it all yourself.
Do you have fruit trees? How are they going?
It's a slow process but we will get back to where we were a few years ago.
Monday, July 20, 2015
So very cold this morning. Too cold to get out of bed. But I did and I went swimming as usual. But first I had to defrost my car
So now I'm home have chocked roasting in the oven so the workers can have a hot lunch and I'm about to light the other fire as the little one needs cleaning.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Friday the tiler laid all the tiles. He comes back tomorrow to grout them
Also went out Saturday night with the girls to a fundraiser for an orphanage in Thailand. It so sad how there children live. Yet amazing how people care enough to get in and do something about their lives. How just a little for us can make a huge difference in their lives.
So counting my blessings today and thanking the universe for those blessings
Have a wonderful week
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
New laundry trough and wall tiles
Off to a funeral this morning. An elderly neighbour has passed. A dear lady who helped us when we were just young newleyweds
I know it's the circle of life. But it's still hard to understand.
Sending love out to the world
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Two angles of the new pergola area. This from my sewing room window
You can see the dogs had excavated a huge hole and the trees and overgrown and the path was unusable. It was terrible trying to get to the tap and it just looked messy and dirty and when it rained there was so much mud
The veranda was falling apart and it all looked old and really in need of TLC
what a difference it has made. All this space and since its been raining buckets the last three days it's still clean and is a joy to look at
I'm so very happy with how it turned out
It was well overdue
Now. Looking forward to the next stage.
Just you wait and see!
Monday, July 13, 2015
My last art class today. It's been challenging and its pushed me outside my comfort zone. I don't consider myself to be artsy or creative in that way, this teacher has been so supportive and nurturing. That I've forgotten to be afraid.
Who knows I may even show you some of my work on here
You might even get a good laugh and think I can do better than that!
So off I go.
Have a great day
Sunday, July 12, 2015
The weather today is not delightful. It's raining so any chance if splitting more firewood is gone. I'm not silly enough to do it in the rain.
Yesterday hubby drove me almost an hour to find the shop I found on the Internet. It was the only one with a setting I liked.
I didn't want a modern looking one that every hardware and furniture shop had. I wanted to be different
So here it is a little bit of the Mediterranean in my back yard. Slightly more than I wanted to spend but it will be kept for a very long time
Can't you just see me sitting here with a glass of wine enjoying the fruits of my labours. Admiring my gardens. Yup me too
Stay warm and dry all those living in the arctic blast zone. And everyone enjoy the rest of the weekend