Saturday, March 28, 2015

A day at the zoo

Our first day on the diamond princess. We stayed in Sydney so we decided to go to the zoo. 
We got off and caught a ferry over and visited with the animals. You can see in the background the magnificent view the giraffes have. If you look closely you can even see our ship! 
Tonight we leave for Brisbane where we will go to another zoo 
Australian Zoo. 
The ship is magnificent. The food fantastic the staff friendly and very helpful 
Yup I love cruising 
See ya

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday funnies

Well we are just about to set off on our adventure. Hopefully I'll be able to keep you posted 
Enjoy the weekend is almost here
See ya

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Can't help myself

I went into the reject shop and found cheap acrylic yarn. I had been in Pinterest and found s knitting project I liked and though wow this would be perfect. So I got me some lol
With the yarn I purchased and raiding my stash a new project began. 
It will eventually become a blanket. Perfect for keeping in the van. It will be a long term thing and I can knit when my wrist hurts from too much crocheting 
It's really easy and each bit is quick to knit up. 
Only two more sleeps till we leave for our cruise. This will keep me occupied until then 
See ya

Monday, March 23, 2015

Prep week

Only four more sleeps till we set sail. But until then I had to use up all the veggies in the fridge. It doesn't help the garden is still producing lol
So with a few purchases and the things I have I got to cooking. This turned into chow min
A huge pot of ratatouille 
And roast lamb and veggies in the slow cooker. We will have roast for two days and I'll freeze the others for later on
Done three containers of each. And no wastage of vegetables. 
Now to pull the suitcases out and start the packing
See ya

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Keeping busy

Hubby has taken the toxic weed out of our rose garden and used our home grown hay to mulch it. We know it will grow weeds but there the good kind which the chooks will love and eat up. 
It's another beautiful autumn day here. Love spending as much time outside while we can 
What are you up to this fine Sunday?
See ya 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Recipe for a vegetable garden

You will need cardboard to line the base of the box. This will protect the timber from the stone 
Stone to add to drainage and adds bulk. 
On top of this add a layer of newspaper to stop your organic compost filtering through your rock
And then add organic compost. 
Put it all together and you will have a vegetable garden you can be proud of 

Baby update

Bella and Agatha are fast becoming BBF's.  They eat together and play together.
I had just got home from being out all day and they both came to say hi mummy, but the dogs were also trying to get my attention. Here they are looking at the back door and not being bothered by the noisey puppies 
And agatha is learning to sit nicely while I knit and not grab or play with the yarn. This way she will get attention. If she plays with the yarn she gets taken away and no attention at all. 
So as you can see she has settled in nicely and slipped into our home and hearts. 
Now I won't feel so bad leving them at home while we go away. Our beautiful daughter will be here everyday working so she will spend time with them and feed and clean up after them. But I still was apprehensive leving bella alone for so many hours a day. But now they have each other and by the time baby girl and wonderson both come and visit them they will get lots of cuddles and I'm sure they won't miss me at all 
Enjoy the weekend what ever you do 
See ya

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday funnies

After a hot day yesterday we had thunderstorms and then a beautiful cool breeze. Still cool this morning and feels lovely.  Hang in there the weekend is coming

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A new project

I'm using the pattern I learnt making the last shawl to crochet a baby blanket. The yarn is so light it almost looks like a doily. 
But I will continue until it's large enough for a baby wrap. 
This is one that will be put away for the day my babies have babies of their own 
Hot and windy today but there is rain coming. 
Perfect for sitting inside with a project in your hands and an audio book to listen too 
See ya

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Yeah pots are up!
I was going to try and put them up myself. Because really how hard would it be. But hubby caught me walking away from the workshop with the drill and followed me back to the house. When he saw what I was doing he very sternly said no he would do it lol
I'm glad because really it's hard wood and even with the hole predrilled he still had to push hard to get the hook in
But I'm so happy it's done. Now sitting and admiring my handiwork 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Getting my mojo back

I have been feeling like getting my hands dirty again. I know not to go all in so I thought I'd pot up some hanging baskets for my front veranda. 
I decided on carpet roses as in the summer this are gets very hot in the afternoons and roses are pretty hardy. As you can see I miscounted and got five pots but I needed six. So I had to go back into Cranbourne with hubby to get another. He was doing a parts run. 
I blame fibro fog because I'm very sure I counted six!
But anyway it's all done now. All I have to do is get hubby to hang them for me 
There are two red, two pink and two white ones. So they will look very nice when they next flower.
So getting my hands back into the earth, felt very good. I think I'm slowly getting the old Angela back and I'm very happy about that 
See ya 


Hubby continued to demolish the old pool area today. 
Soon it will be a clean slate and the rebuild can begin. I know what I want it to look like so I'm very excited. Hopefully soon we will be enjoying our new outdoor entertaing area. 
Another week is about to start. Have a good one 
See ya

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cleaning windows and other things

It's the end is summer, and hopefully the dust. So I moved everything from out front and washed them art down. See the dust on the swing chair. 
My tools. A brush bucket of soapy water. I use hubby's truck wash doesn't streak. And a hose
Wet them down soap up and rinse 

Clean windows. For a few days any way. Living on dirt roads you learn to live with less than sparking windows 
And of course I only ever do anything with bare feet!
Will let everything dry off before putting it all back 
How do you clean your windows?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pretty toys

I couldn't help myself. The girls love the tunnel I fist got bella when she was a kitten. So when I found this one at the reject shop. I had to get it. And I got them a new toy rat to play with too. One each! 
I know. But they are my babies lol
The weather has taken a turn. You can tell summer has gone. But I'm not complaining. The days are nice enough to have all the doors and windows open. Loving the fresh air. 
Enjoying it for as long as I can before we have to light the fire, but it's made me want to go outside and spit more wood. 
If I have the energy I might just go and do that for a little while 
Enjoy your day only one more day and the weekend is here 
See ya 

Monday, March 9, 2015

And so it begins

This ugly old pool, that hasn't been used in years is getting a make over. As you can see the fence need replacing as well. Don has pulled some of the fence down already and he will start to lift the decking. We will try to same as much of it as possible and recycle it on anther part of the project. 
When finished it will be an outdoor room for us to enjoy. 
I'll get you posted with updates as it happens. We are going to do a lot of the work ourselves to save money. But of course that means it will take a little longer. But that's ok. The aim is to have it finished by chris as as its my turn this year . 
All very exciting. To day is labour day so we are just going slow and steady. 
Enjoy your day
See ya

Saturday, March 7, 2015

A peaceful Saturday

My beautiful girl
My little baby
And my project. Sitting in bed working away because pain is high today. I have my girls so I'm not alone. An audio book and all is well in my world.
Seriously counting my blessings. Not concentrateing in the bad 
Makes for a peaceful Saturday. 
See ya 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday funnies

Have a great day. The long weekend is almost here. 
See ya xxx