Friday, September 29, 2023

Friday holiday

We have a public holiday today. Our football grand final is tomorrow so we all get the day off today to prepare 

Me well I started on the rose garden   Those reefs are very annoying 

I cut them down and pored salt all over the fresh wound 
Hopefully some of them will die or I might have to resort to poison 

There were also normal weeds which I just pulled out 

Hubby arrived and helped me finish the job it looks so much nicer. 
As you can see it’s a beautiful sunny day   Perfect for spending time outside 

The potatoes I planted a few weeks ago have started to come up. Might get a decent crop this year 

And just because. My lilac is flowering. It smells wonderful 

We are both sore now so I guess we are done for the day 

Hubby finished cleaning the concrete with the pressure cleaner and it all looks fantastic now 

So another job has been ticked off as done 

It’s never ending when you have lots of space. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

moving along

This area needed cleaning. It was going green with moss  and a few pots needed revamping 

I started by moving all the rubbish out and sweeping up the bulk of the leaf litter 

I then got stuck into scrubbing the table. You can see how bad it was 

It looks much better now 
I’ll have to get the sealer and spray it now it’s nice and clean 

I hosed most of the dirt out from the area but it really needs to be done with the pressure washer 

That’s just too big for me to handle so I’ll leave it to hubby to bring over 

I’ve planted up the azaleas and the flowers have brightened the place up 

It looks much better and now I don’t have to worry about creepy crawlers hiding in the leaf litter waiting to attack me lol 

Now for putting my feet up and having a nice cuppa 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

An energetic day

This morning was day two of swimming. Only an hour a day.   But it’s better than no swimming 

Then coffee and  quick shop, then home to do washing. 

I got a message from Nancy asking if I would like to go for a walk around the gardens 

We haven’t walked since coming back from und uk so I said absolutely yes. 

We did about three kilometres wandering around looking at all the spring flowers then another coffee 

I bought some Christmas stocking fillets for the girls at the gift store. 

Then Nancy needed to stop at the supermarket 
Where I picked up some azaleas 

Don’t know why it’s upside down but you get the gist 

Now cooking some chicken and rice in the oven 

And some chow mein 
It always tastes better the next day.  This is for tomorrow 

Once I’ve cooked and cleaned up 
I’ll sit and rest with my crochet 

I’m aiming to make it three days in a row for the pool. 
I’m going to kick myself in the bottom to make sure I get there 

Monday, September 25, 2023


 Ought some tops last week. 
They were on sale so they were a good deal 

Only problem was they had elastic along the bottom attaching the binding 

This made them hook under your bottom and make you look way fatter than I am. 

So I removed the binding and elastic 

And then did a little hem. 

Now they sit flat and give me a much nicer shape 

And I need all the help I can get 

All three tops are now done
Way better than putting them in the back of the wardrobe and forgetting all about them. 

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Sunny Sunday

It’s a lovely sunny day today 
Hubby decided he would weed this garden Bed and re mulch it for the coming summer. 

I had been asking friends to save newspapers for me. I had a good amount and started laying them down in a thick layer 

Wetting it down as I went. 
The hubby got the mulch and using the front end loader gently tipped it over the fence 

A wick going over with the rake and it’s done. 
Although I did get home to remove a section around the plants so they could get some  air 

In between laying papers I weeded pots and watered garden beds 

I also worked on the blanket. 

It’s getting longer and I think I’m half way done 

Sitting in the outdoor area. The overhead fan going and the blinds up to let any breeze through, it was quite comfortable 

Hubby is still playing, I mean working, with the tractor 
Other than that it’s very quiet with only the birds making noises. 

Absolutely bliss. 

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Investing in family

Remember I told you all we bought a second hand caravan for the kids to use if they want to 
Go camping at the farm. 

Well I finally got some photos to show you 

Hubby put it up while the sun is out to let it air out a bit 
I haven’t been inside but I think it needs a wipe down with some fresh smelling cleaner 
Apparently it was sold off by a person involved in a nasty divorce, and it had been sitting 
Closed up and not used for a while 

As you can see the beds are at each end and pull out. 
To pack it all away they slide back into the van and the lid comes down 

We had one very very similar when our kids were little 
We spend manny weekends away in it. 

I hope my kids enjoy it with their children 
Now I’m off to keep working on the crochet blanket. I’m going to need a few for in here 

Thursday, September 21, 2023


We have had a return to winter weather 
It’s not great on achy bodies. But we just get on and get going 

This morning was cleaning day. I got the house ready for the lovely cleaner to come and give the whole house a once over 

Then Trixies groomer arrived to made Trixie beautiful 

After all that. I’ve settled down in front of the lit fire and continue to work on the blanket 

It’s coming along nicely I think 
I’ve got lots of purples and pinks I’m using up 
This is made in wool. So it’s really warm 

I’ll be resting the rest of the day. 
Ready for act two tomorrow. Toddlers are so very active and full of energy lol