Sunday, December 31, 2017

Goodbye 2017

As the year draws to an end. I just want to say thank you to all my blogging friends 
I may not post as often as I used to 
Or comment as much
But I do visit you all often 
May your coming year be full of love, laughter, heath and wealth! 
See you all next year! 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

So that was Christmas

Christmas Day began with breakfast at our house for our kids  
Melody loved opening her gifts
It was a lovely way to start the day 
Then baby girl went to her in laws and wonderson and us headed off to my brother in laws for lunch 

I didn’t get picks but it was a lovely relaxed Christmas lunch. 
Then today, Boxing Day, we headed off to my parents for our family Christmas 
In the background you can see my sister and her daughter, my niece. And the little cutie is her son. My great nephew. Wyatt. He is only four months old 

And here is Melody with her dad and granddad photo bombing. 
She sure was enjoying her watermelon 
So that’s Christmas for this year. Lots of good food, presents. And laughter. 
I hope your Christmas was just the same. 
See ya xxx 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

It’s Christmas Eve here right now 
So before it gets hectic I’d like 
To wish you all a very merry Christmas! 
May your day be filled with lots of love and laughter 
Bless you all xxx

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas has begun

With less than ten days to go. The Christmas season is well on it’s way 
First I had a Christmas party with the Knitting group. 
Sorry didn’t take pics 
We had food, presents and laughter. It was a lovely afternoon.  The only sad part was 
My friend Shirley is moving to Queensland early next year so unless she flys down it was her last party with us
We were all very sad, and me especially as she has been my swim buddy for all these years 
I’m going to really miss her 

And then Friday we had our work Christmas party 
The boys all finished work early and came over to the house 
Our baby girl, Stephanie, who works in the office also came over.
The partners and children all arrived and we had one very noisy loud fantastic time 
I didn’t get any pics this day either. But Leah did and I’m using one of hers 
Here are the girls all playing in the pool 
Charli in the pool, in blue, is the oldest and she was very good looking after the little girls 
Mia also in the pool is next in age then Melody standing at the top of the pic and the youngest is Harper. She will 
Turn one on the 22nd of this month
It’s amazing how times have change 
It really was a perfect day 
See ya xxx

Sunday, December 10, 2017


A friend of mine messaged me and asked if I wanted some pig face cuttings. 
I had been eyeing off her plants so I said a big yes please 
This is what I got!

So I got a very small portion and started planting them out. 
In pots 

And straight into the gardens. 
Lots straight into the garden! 
And I haven’t even made a dent. 
So if you want some. Come on down. I’ll pop the kettle on lol 
Good friends are priceless 
See ya xxx

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Just plodding along

We have been busy doing what needs to be done this time of year 
I have finished my Christmas shopping, it’s all wrapped up and ready for the big day 
As you can see. We have had a lot of rain 
It’s so wet out there. Which is nice for the plants. Not so much for us wanting to get out there and get stuff done 
And I don’t know if you can see. But Rupert and Albus have been to have their annual haircut. Rupert got his “bits” removed as well. So he will not be grumpy as he gets older and he hasn’t got a girlfriend lol 
So life is pretty hectic. But nice
I’ve tried to visit you all as much as I could. 
Hope your lives are as blissful as mine Right now 
See ya xxx

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Spring cleaning

Today hubby and I did a big clean around the house 
I did windows he pressure cleaned the house 
And we both worked on the deck 
Still haven’t finished 
But we did make a huge dent in the job 
Once we finish cleaning we will need to oil the deck 
But for now I’m resting 
I’m taking meds 
And I’m going to be in bed early 
Oh my but I hurt! 
See ya xx

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Bah humbug

Usually I’m all bah humbug. 
In the past it was just money we didn’t have 
And then the kids were older 
And then I just didn’t have the energy with a chronic illness 
But I have friends who love Christmas and dianne, who I meet at swimming, really really loves Christmas 
And she offered to help me do it all 
So I finally said. Ok lol 
This is usually all I do  plus a wreath on the front door 

But now I have this as well 
Looks great doesn’t it. 
They’re not on. But there is 1200 lights on it as well!
But that’s not all 
There are two like this! 

I know. 
They do look great. Especially at night with the lights on. 
2400 of them! 
So I know have three Christmas trees 
And dianne has plans for even more 
As she is happy to come and do it all 
I’m all for it. 
I really do like the decorations. Just don’t have the spare energy 
Can’t wait until Melody comes over and sees it. 
That’s how they finally convinced me 
Melody will love it so you have to do it lol 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Your meal is served

This plus 

This equals 

A yummy dinner. 
I hope the sheep and alpacas enjoy it! 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A different view

Didn’t get a before shot. I forgot. But this is half way. It was really really overgrown 

And here it is. With an extreme make over. 
It was getting harder and harder to get large vehicles around there without the branches scratching them 
So now we have a large open space 
I have one protea to plant in there and I’m thinking of moving an olive tree that is in amongst the other trees that hasn’t 
Done much do to not enough sun 
But for now I’m enjoying just seeing the world 
There is a small tree that was struggling. But now it has lots of room to spread and grow. 
So what do you think?  The willow will grow again and it’s usually very quick at bouncing back
But this time we will be vigilant and not let it get outta control 
See ya xxx

Monday, November 13, 2017

In the garden



Petty flowers



Zucchini. Spring onions and beans 



And OMG olives! 
This tree is full. Do I thin out and if so how?
So much abundance and this is just my backyard 
Feeling blessed 
See ya xxx

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The maiden voyage

Here we are all set up and ready to relax 
Took about five minutes 
So easy 

We organised our wood pile 
It was really cold that first night 
And here is everyone, except me, sitting around the campfire 
It was a relaxing couple of days 
As there was no electricity. We all had hot water bottles to keel us warm 
And lots of blankets. 
But the days were sunny and nice
It was great to just get away
Home now. Have unpacked and checked all our babies 
They have survived without us 
Thanks Mathew for looking after then while we were away 
But now. I’m having a little rest before thinking about dinner 
See ya xxxxx

Thursday, November 2, 2017

More blessings

For those that are not on Facebook 
I would like to announce that my baby girl is having another baby girl of her own!
Yes Melody is getting a baby sister in May 
We are all very excited 
Mum was pretty sick at first. But she has settled down 
Thank goodness 
We cannot wait 
I’ll apologise now for all the baby spam your going to get lol 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sad day

This little girl didn’t make it 
She must of been down longer than we though 
She had started eating. But her back legs lost circulation while she had been down and she couldn’t stand 
We even tried some physical therapy 
But she just didn’t get better 
She died quietly in hubby’s arms 
We are devastated 
The farmer life is one full of heartbreak 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Prep work

I was telling hubby yesterday, while we were packing all the things from our old van into the new one, that
I wanted to scotchguard the chairs 
That way they are easier to clean and as this van is primarily on off road camper. It’s going to get grimy with the Australian outback dust 
Well as luck would have it. Aldi had these for sale today! 
How’s that for manifestation excellence! 
So I got myself some cans and have given the cushions a first coat 
It says two light coats are better than one heavy coat 
So in a few hours I’ll go out and reapply
I did get a few spare cans. So I’ll be able to do it again in a few weeks. Just to make sure I’ve got it covered 
Gotta love Aldi! They always have what I want, pretty much when I want it lol 
See ya xxx

Sunday, October 29, 2017

A close call

Yesterday we noticed this little girl not looking well 
Hubby brought her into our small pen and hoped a nice warm night would help. 
It didn’t. She looked terrible this morning and her tummy was very bloated 
So we massaged and put her on this log. A little pressure and boy did her tummy start making some noise!
Once the shops open I’ll go get some yoghurt for her but after half an hour here she is looking so much better she has lifted her head and started chewing sticks 
So I guess she will stay with amara now so we can keep a. Eye on her. 
Now we need a name 
Any ideas?
See ya 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

A lovely afternoon

I was feeling a little blue. So hubby took me out for a drive. I wNted to be near the water and I was craving some fish and chips. 
During ng our drive we ended up at Arthur’s seat and it had a scenic ride
So we decided why not 

These are some of the views 

It didn’t last long. Just long enough for you to see everything and before you got panicked about being high up with only one hook holding you up. It was over 
So I wasn’t feel blue any more
Isn’t he a nice hubby?
We won’t tell him. He might get a big head lol
See ya xxx

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Just a little of what’s happening in the garden 
Lost of growth
Lost of bulbs coming up and seeds germinating 
Lots of fruit starting to form 
Exciting times 
Now for the weather to catch on. That would be nice 
See ya xxx

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