Sunday, October 22, 2017

A big weekend

Mum and dad had to go to uncle joshs wedding. He married Aunty jade 
But I couldn’t go. I was too little so I stayed at grandmas house 
I helped her with all the farm animals 
And helped her keep the cats in line 
And we played with the babies 
I did get grandma up on both nights. But she loves me so much, she didn’t mind 
So now I’m at home and grandma misses me 
Luckily I’m visiting again on Tuesday. She would be lost without me 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Willy wagtail

This is a video of a willy wagtail 
They chirp and wiggle their bottoms 
They are very cute 
Only. Not when they nest on your washing lol 
See ya xxx

Monday, October 16, 2017

Strange place for a nest

For the last few weeks. Everytime I hang washing under the back porch I get this 
It’s a willy wag tail nest 
Determined little buggers 
I’ve destroyed at least eight of them. 
Oh well. You keep trying and I’ll keep pulling them down 
Have you had strange nesting at your place?
See ya xxx

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A little piece of the past

Hubby built this many years ago for the kids. 
They had so much fun and it  even used to have a sand pit 
But over the years it has deteriorated and it was no longer safe 
So it had to go

And slowly the past was being dismantled 
And it was kinda sad
But now we have lots of room
My herb garden will go as well. I’ve transplanted the herbs and I’ll get a new garden box
Which will go in a better place and we will have lots of room to run and play 
Grandma can breath a sigh of relief now 
If it’s not there. It’s not an issue. 
Much better. Don’t you think?
See ya xxxx

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Silly me

With all this lovely sunshine 
I’ve been outside working away
And I’ve been back on my Fitbit so keeping up my steps 
And logging my food 
And ive been really really good 
But I’ve overdone 
They really should have a section for those with chronic illness 
So last night I was in agony 
Melody will be here this morning 
So I do have to get up and  moving 
But I think we will do some drawing and watching TV 
Granny is really not well enough for energetic playing 
Really must learn to pace myself 
How are you all doing?
See ya xxx

Monday, October 9, 2017

Done! I think?

The second garden bed 
All done 
For now 

I’ve repaired the damage done by the environment and the rabbits. 
Just got to hope it doesn’t get damaged again 
How’s your spring, autumn garden going?
See ya xxx

Sunday, October 8, 2017

I think I have a problem

Today’s purchase 
I couldn’t help myself. 
They’re so pretty! 
And it’s not like I don’t have the room 
Now to break the news to hubby lol 
See ya xxx

Saturday, October 7, 2017

That will fix them......

I got myself some azaleas for my front gardens. But still waging that war with the rabbits. I thought 
Well I put them in pots and place those in the garden 
That way when they are bigger I an transplant them into the ground and put wire around them and they will still look good 
Well that’s what I hope. 
Fingers crossed. 
It’s lovely outside
I just want to stand in the sun and bake my bones 
Have a great weekend 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Finally done

Remember the seedlings from a few posts ago. 
Here are all the empty packets 
So many seedlings 

Had to repost a few of these. Those icy winds did a number on them 
It was very sad 

But now they are all happy again. 
They have new life in them 

I also planted into existing pots that had some plants in them. Just so I can use them up 
But in the end I still had heaps to plant out in the garden bed 
Did two sides in this one. And a side in the second one 
Let’s hope the rabbits don’t get them all 
I’m pooped. 
Now. To watch them all grow! 
See ya xx

Monday, October 2, 2017

Going potty

We finished planting all the vegetable seedlings yesterday. 
So today I started on the flowers 
My hanging baskets had succumbed to the frosts and extreme cold so this was the perfect way to freshen them up 

The Bougainville did not like the cold frosty weather 
So I pulled out the dead and mixed the potting mix with fresh stuff and replaced with the annuals 
Turing this 
Into this 
In a few short weeks we should have masses of pretty flowers 
I hope. 
It’s a very grey day out there. So after finishing out the back I moved everything to the front. 
I’ll rest a little while and start on the pots there. 
I did about ten pots out the back and have hardly put a dent in the amount of plants I have 
So whatever doesn’t fit into the pots will get put in the ground 
Let’s hope the rabbits have finished their excavation of my garden beds. 
But that’s another post 
See ya xxx

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Daylight savings time

Daylight savings has started on the east coast of Australia 
And as the day was kinda nice, mostly,
Hubby and I spent it outside doing much needed work 
Here I have my recycled flower gardens. They were totally overgrown with bulbs. 
One lot particularly had just gone nuts 
So we pulled it all out separated it all. Weeded and kept the best bulbs and replanted them with fresh potting mix. 

A friend who works in the nursery industry brough me lots of seedlings. 
As my herb garden is falling apart,  it's in an old crate, I planted the paresly and sweet basil in with the ballerina apples 
I also transplanted some of my oregano into the  third one 
Weeded the vegetables and planted more seedlings. Yup she gave me lots!
Capsicum, beetroot and a couple of truss tomatoes in this one 
Spring onions in this one and I've also planted bush beans and purple bush beans. Also three zucchini seeds. If they don't take I'll get some later. But I thought I'd take the chance. I had the seeds 
Beetroot in this one and chard. Some from before and more seedling 
Two more tomato plants 
Extra spring onions to take up all the space 

Here hubby is resting after a big day of work and being attacked by the fur family lol 

The chickens were too busy to play. Lots of bugs to catch 
So a huge dent made in the list of things to do. 
Still have seedlings but all that's left are the flowering plants. I'll replant all the pots that I lost due to severe frosts and extreme  cold 
So now we are resting. 
Getting on in years means we just can't do it all in one day anymore 
How has your weekend been 
See ya xxx

Friday, September 29, 2017

The empty nest. Rebooted

Today the son and daughter in law move int their new home 
The nest will become empty again 
But his time although it's sad. I'm not as devastated as I was before. 
I know know, through wisdom gained by experience, that they never really leave. 
It's not the same as having them here all the time, but I think it's much better. 
I see my kids weekly as they both work here. So I'm not crying in my coffee cups lol 
So now that the nest reverts back to hubby and me, I have big plans 
Stay tuned! 
Long weekend here in Melbourne. 
The AFL grand final is tomorrow.  My team didn't make it. So I'm jumping on the other Victorian team Richmond. 
Have a wondrous day where ever you are, stay safe 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Meet amara. Pronounced ammmmarrrraaahhhhh lol 
She was born on Thursday afternoon and I'm pretty sure she was a  preemie
She was very small and no fat on her at all 
A neighbour saw her and rang hubby, while a second neighbour saw her and collected her 
Just as wonderson had gone in to get her 
She is being bottle fed and loving cared for. 
We have given her colostrum and is having lots of bottles of formula 
Here she is sitting on hubby's knee while he watches television. 
Being so little she sleeps a lot and spends the night in the bathroom. We are keeping her very warm as it's still really cold outside 
Please pray she makes it. Losing her now would be heart breaking! 
Her mum just walked away from her and we even tried to get her to take her the next day. But she didn't even have any milk 
Nothing came out when hubby checked. 
This is her first lamb  so maybe she is too young. 
So this is what has been keeping us busy 
The joys of country living 
See ya xxx

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Happy birthday hubby

Yesterday was hubby's 56th birthday. 
So I had a lovely roast dinner for him and an ice cream cake. We didn't plan anything as we have all been sick with the flu. But I invited the couple who we recently went away with at the last minute as we did feel better 
He had a lovely surprise and Jody brought party hats and Lolly bags lol 
Wonder son and lovely daughter in law were also here  so it was quite the party Happy birthday hubby. Hope you enjoyed yourself 
See ya xxx

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Father's Day

Have a wonderful Father's Day to all the dads out there 
And anyone who is doing the hard work of a dad
We all appreciate the job your doing 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Melody update

A busy morning at grandmas house 
Doing puzzles
And looking after the lion 
Helping with th vacuuming 
Grandma finds it hard when I'm trying to help her but don't have my own vacuum cleaner 
So she bought me one. 

And after playing outside and getting muddy splashing in puddles 
A snack while we watch Dora the explora 
 Looking after grandma is hard work! 
See ya xxx

Friday, August 25, 2017

Balloon ride

A long time ago. Bec and I talked about how we wanted to take a ride in a balloon 
We decided that one day we would do it 
But life, as it does, got in the way and it got pushed back 
And eventually out of our minds I 

At the start of the year we decided we would do it for my fiftieth birthday 

Well eight months later we finally got up, up and away 
What a wonderful feeling floating through the sky
It's as close as we can get to feeling like a bird sailing on the currents 
There were three other balloons that took off at the same place and time as us 
We were in the Yarra valley and could see all ththe way to the city, and could see more balloons 
Sailing around Melbourne! 

Here we all are ready for take off. I think our multicoloured balloon was the prettiest! 
What a wonderful memory we now have 
Thanks so much Bec for making this dream a reality. No way would I have ever done something like this on my own 
If you ever get the chance I highly recommend it
It's not scary at all, but so very relaxing and inspiring 
Might have to do it again someday 
See ya xxx

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Butterscotch self saucing pudding

Gotta love Pinterest 
When you have a hankering for something, but not sure what 
Get onto Pinterest and you will find something
Then mix and bake! 

It was very very yummy! 
Perfect for a cold Sunday afternoon 
See ya xxx

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Current weather

Pretty much sums it up!
Good news we have another lamb!
Let's hope the poor things don't drown.
How's the weather in your part of the world?
Have a great weekend. 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Same old, same old

I've been mia for a while now 
Nothing really going on 
The weather has been firghtful lately 
So I've just been home doing the same old thing 
Working on another baby blanket

Trying to stay warm 
And getting on with the homey stuff 
I'm slowly getting back into swimming three times a week,
Which has helped with the pain levels so that's good 
I hope your world has been calm and blissful like mine
See ya xxx

Monday, August 7, 2017


These adorable twins were born yesterday morning
It was a miserable day
And of course that's when they decide to be born

Hubby took the pics just now and sent them to me 

He said he knew it would make me feel better 
Not having a good run health wise 
So yes. They made me smile
Hope your all doing well and these cuties bring a smile to your dial!
See ya xxx