Monday, June 26, 2017

Second stop



 

Have reached Queensland. 
Stopped in Cunnamulla and it quickly got too dark to take pics 
It's safest to not drive in the dark. We see lots of kangaroos dead on the roads. 
They feed at dust and dawn so that's when most get hit. 
Best to avoid a collision with a roo as you will not only kill them but do major damage to your vehicle 
The temp when we got here at just after five was still 20 degrees. So after setting up camp I had a lovely cool shower and now I'm wearing a skit and tshirt 
I'm hoping to get some tanned legs and arms in the nesxt few weeks 
So now we are going to have a nice dinner of BBQ meat and salad
And after cleaning up we will just relax with a drink 
See ya tomorrow for the next update 
Xxxxx

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Day one

 
Day one and we have been on the road for nine hours 
We are made it to hillston and will rest and start up again in th morning 

 
Luckily for me the toilet and shower bock is right next door 
Will eat. Take meds and then rest 
I bet hubby and I will sleep like babies 
See ya xxx
 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Happy birthday. One more sleep

Today my sister in law, and my friend turns the big 50! 
Here we are when we were in Paris on our euro trip. 
Doesn't look a day over thirty does she. 
Happy birthday Fran. We are going part hard tonight and probably be in bed well before midnight Lol 
Frans birthday is why we are leaving on a Sunday instead of Saturday. I couldn't leave without celebrating with her 

 
And then I'll get home and this will be me!
We will sleep get up get ready and go! 
Off on our outback adventures 
A pret exciting weekend I think 
See ya xxx

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A rest day



 

Yesterday I had my hips all out back again. Only had them done on Friday and they were out again 
My wonderful myotherapist fitted me in as she knew I was going away. And wanted me to be pain free 
So today I rested and allowed them to just get used to their right place. 
I can't just not do anything so I decided I'd try my first amigurami 
Think that's how it's spelt. Anyway I decided Melody would love a mermaid. 
So I you tubed a doll and followed along for the head. But decided I didn't like the bloody. So found a pattern for the body 
And combined it with my head. Then I didn't like either of the tails. So I free styled the tail 
 

And pretty much free styled the rest of her as well 
I still have they eyes and mouth to embroider but she is done 
I used all left over yarn   So she is free! 
Recognise the hair?  Yup the last of that Caron cake I got as mill ends  
She's not perfect. Her bikini top is lopsided just to start you off lol 
But I'm sure Melody will love her 
So even though I rested all day. It wasn't a wasted day 
Only four more sleeps till we head off 
See ya xxx

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Seven more sleeps

 
Only seven more sleeps and we leave for our big outback adventure 
Hubby is busy testing all the equipment and packing it away
Everytime I think of something I pop it in the van
The route we have decided on is through NSW and Queensland so there will be more towns and supermarkets 
This has taken a lot of the pressure off. 
We Will be able to stock up before we go into the wilderness. 
A much better way I think. 
I'll keep you posted. 
Getting close now
See ya 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hair do!

 
This is the back of my head after my sister chemically straighten my hair 
No iron tongs were used. Just the dryer and a little bit of brushing 
Isn't it great. Going out bush in a few weeks with no electricity means it's going to be much easier to 
Keep my hair looking normal lol 
Forgot a before shot. But my hair has waves that go all over the place and it's frizzy as well 
So thanks Kerry!  Great job 
Another job ticked off the list before we go
See ya xxx

Monday, June 12, 2017

Finished!

 
I'm so happy. 
My fireplace is done. 
It's been a long time but finally it's built 
Got to wait a week and then we can light a small fire 
I'm on the hunt for a fire grate 
Some tools and I need a mantle 
But these are little things that will come quickly 
Won't be long and I'll be enjoying laying in my hammock with a drink and relaxing in front of the roaring fire 
Bliss
See ya xxx

Friday, June 9, 2017

Bloody rabbits!

The rabbits have been feasting on my garden and digging lots of holes!
I'm not very happy. 


 
 
I was given this tray of seedlings by a friend. And I've been wanting to plant them out. But I've done my back
So they have been here waiting for almost a week. 
But seeing the garden today really upset me. So I saved one plant, I hope, and filled all the holes and I've planted two 
Punnets out. 
The pain has sent in back inside. I'm hoping to plant a few more punnets tomorrow. Hopefully with all the seedlings some will make it and grow
Kinda over the rabbits right now. Anyone for rabbit stew?
Have a good long weekend and drive safe 
See ya xxx

 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Introducing Alex and Crystal New!

The Happy couple. They have been together since they were about 15 years old. 

Now they are man and wife. May they always be as happy as they are tonight and have many many years together 
 
 

And here we are. Have a wonderful time. 
See ya xxx
 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Theatre night

 
Last night I with three other friends went off to the city to see 
My fair lady 
I have to say I love the movie and so was a little apprehensive as to what they would do with this 
I was not disappointed 
I loved it 
The cast were brilliant but I have to say alf Doolittle stole the show
Reg Livermore played the part so well I'm sure he had a few before just to make him really look like he was drunk lol 
The songs wee so familiar you wanted to sing along
And the costumes were amazing 
So I would throughly recommend it. 
A late night getting home. But worth it. 
Today I have my nephews wedding. So resting now for another big day!
See ya xxxx

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Finally done

 
My baby girl asked me for a blanket with pom poms on it for her baby girl. 
How could I refused. Only I though traditional pom poms would very easily be demolished by little fingers in minutes 
So I looked for an alternative. 
I found this boarder on Pinterest 
I think it fills the brief nicely. 
I hope she likes it. I think it looks nice 
What do you think? 
Another request done. I need to hurry and get all my WIP's done as in a few short weeks we leave to go on holidays 
But that's another post 
See ya xxx

 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Holiday at grandma's day 3

Today I woke up at 4.30. I'm so excited. Mummy and daddy come home
Grandma and grandpa weren't really as excited and wanted me to sleep with them in their big bed. But I just chatted and chatted until we got up. 
Here I am sitting on uncle mathew. He makes a good horsey ride

 

 
And today I made a new friend. This is Aubrey. Aunty Nicole's sisters daughter. We had fun having lunch and playing
And we even shared our toys and didn't cry or fight. We were very good girls 
So tonight grandma and grandpa will take me home and I'll sleep in my bed 
I had fun on my holiday at their house. I know grandma and grandpa did too. 
They will miss me lots. But it's good. Because I visit them twice a week so we will have more fun and cuddles then 
See ya xxxxx
 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Holiday at grandmas. Day 2

Busy day. Taking th baby for a walk 

 
Playing with Aunty Nicole 
 
Helping grandpa with his iPad 
 
Going with him to get parts for work 
 
Having lunch
 
Had to have a nap. It's so busy here 
 
And finally dinner with the family
Just another day and mum and dad will be home
See ya xxx
 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Holiday at grandmas. Day one


First there were puddles to play in 



Trees to explor 


Play princesses 



Watch TV and have snacks 
And it's only lunchtime 
See ya xxx

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Busting to tell you

I have been waiting for the project to finish. But I'm busting to tell you all 
Remember these?

 
Well they now look like this! 
Still a ways to go. But omg I'm so happy. 
Can't wait until it's done. We will give the area a good clean 
Put up the gate so the dog can't get in
Get some nice outdoor furniture light the fire and relax
Just like camping. Only with comfort and style lol
Yup couldn't hold onto the the secret any longer 
See ya xxx
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pause.....

 
Not well guys 
Day two of bing in bed 
The flu season has arrived and hit me square in the eyes 
So for now I'll just visit and comment when I can 
Hope you are all well
See ya xxx

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

 

To all the mothers, grandmothers and anyone who has stepped up to take on that role
Enjoy your special day 
See ya xxx

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A sweet hens


Here is the bride to be. She is marrying my nephew in three weeks
For her hens we all had a cup cake decorating lesson
 
My sister and her daughter. It's her son getting married 
 
And here are my cupcakes. I think it's fair to say I'm not going into business doing this  
I'm not very good but it was fun and tomorrow when the kids come over for Mother's Day I'm sure we will all get to laugh at them before we eat them all up 
It was a fun afternoon  
See ya xxx
 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Camping food

 

I have four meals here ready to freeze 
Did a big cooking session yesterday and made chow mien for dinner. Made extra and have one bag of that 
I Aldi cooked up some more stuff pepper soup. And I now have three bags of that 
Four meals full of vegetables, rice and mince meat 
Hopefully they will be easy to defrost and heat up while away with little rubbish to deal with. 
Containers just take up so much room. I'm freezing these flat so the stack nicely in the freezer in the car 
Wish me luck 
See ya xxx

Friday, May 5, 2017

Fungi

Some of the amazing fungi Mother Nature had provided on the place 
 
Don't know if they're eatable but they sure do add a strange beauty to the paddocks 
This one looks like a trail of doggie do do lol 
 
Here is a close up. 
 
And this one looks just like it's from outer space  a mini rocket ready to take off
The weather has been lovely here. Cold in the morning and sunny all day 
Right now it's almost five in the  evening and I'm sitting outside listening to the birds settle for the night 
Enjoy all the fresh air I can while possible 
See ya xxx
 J

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Getting creative in the kitchen

Today I felt like Greek chicken soup. But I didn't want to spend lots of money and use up things in the pantry instead 
This is the traditional recipe 
I bought some chicken mince and some turkey mince that was on special 
And combined them with a few eggs, chicken noodle soup mix and some rice

 
Then I made up some stock using stock powder I had in the pantry and when it was boiling I added the mince mixture 
Using two spoons and making little croquet shapes 
Had to do this bit slowly and let the water come back up to boil 
 
I also added more rice about a cup full and cooked it until the rice was done
Then I did the egg and lemon mix once it cooled 
I've just had some and it was soooo yummy!
Might keep that one in the rotation I think 
When the mince is on special I get some more and freeze it for when ever I feel like it 
Just a little different than using the chicken pieces 
How about you. Have I inspired you to get creative?
See ya xxx
 


Monday, May 1, 2017

Learning as we go

Here is the first skirt I knitted for Melody 
I didn't have a pattern or any measurements  and as you can see the waist is wayyyy too small 
So I undid it, not an easy job until I was back to the skirt 
 
And this is the second version 
Looks much better. But again it's a little small. 
Might of fitted when she was about nine months old. But not now 
So I've taken measurements and I'm about to start again 
This will be put away for another little girl that night come along 
And hopefully third time lucky for one that will fit now 
I'm happy with the second skirt so I'll make it the same way. Just more stitches 
A pattern would of helped but I'm happy to learn that hard way 
It's kinda what I always do anyway lol 
See ya xxx
 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

All about wood!

 
It's all about wood right now
The weather turned and did a complete 180!
The winds are very cold and it's been raining 
Not complaining. It's about time really. But it could if done it slowly lol 
So from the wood pile to wheel barrows by the door 
And even some inside. So during the night if I get up I don't have to open any doors 
 
We have or original fire going as we havent organised a fire gate as yet. This one is far enough that I can keep Melody away 
So now it's toasty warm in here 
Soup is in the slow cooker and I've got my yarn out. Ready to cast on another project 
Yup. Winter is here 
See ya xxx