Saturday, December 28, 2019


It’s a warm day today. And the alpacas are feeling the heat as they they haven’t been shorn yet 
So we have a sprinkler on for them to enjoy 
Even one of the lambs was playing in it 
The joys of farm life lol 

Sitting outside with the furbabies 
There is a lovely breeze so it’s nice outside 
We have opened the south facing blinds to take full advantage of the cool wind 

Apart from catching up on the washing 
Today is going to be a rest day 
Hope you get a chance to rest and relax too
See ya xxx

Friday, December 27, 2019

It’s a start

I’ll Finish on the 6th January like the good Greek girl I am 
Believe me. It’s going to take that long 
I’ll need a few days to recover after today 
When do you take your decorations down? 
See ya xxx

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Christmas 2019

Christmas this year was pretty full on. 
First we had the business Christmas bbq. I didn’t get a chance to take pics as I was busy being the 
Hostess with the mostess 
Then a few days later was Christmas Eve and my babies came around for our family Christmas 

Grandpa had a ball playing with the girls 
And there was lots of yummy food 

Christmas Day was spent with our wonderful friends 
We had a relaxing Christmas Day with chris and jody and Chris’s  mum  Kath 
We laughed and ate and drank wayyyyy too much lol 

Then Boxing Day was spent at my parents place this is my baby girl and wonderson with the Brianna 

This is wyatt my nieces son and my godson. Isn’t he a handsome little dude 

Melody got a new bike from her great grandparents 
She had a ball riding it around and around 
That’s her great granddad my dad in the background 
Brianna got a formula one car and uncle mathew is helping her 
She’s just like me. Nothing stops her from eating lol 

My dad , my son mathew and my brother in law Rodney 
Looking after the lamb on the spit 

So I can finally relax knowing Christmas is done and dusted for another year 
Hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends 
Thank goodness it only comes once a year 
See ya xxx

Monday, December 16, 2019

Making fudge

I decided I wanted to make some fudge 
So I checked out pinterest. As you do and found a couple of 
This first one is made on the stove top using White chocolate
Corn syrup and butter. 
I added crushed candy canes and mini smarties after it cooled down a tad 
I didn’t taste this. But it looks interesting 

I made a chocolate one in the slow cooker 
Takes longer 
And uses sweetened condensed milk instead of the corn syrup 

I did taste this one 
I got some on my fingers trying to pour it out lol 
And oh my it’s lovely and smooth. 
Just a mix of dark and milk chocolate and a dash of vanilla 
Got them both in the fridge setting 
I hope everyone will like them 

Apparently they do last a while in a sealed container
I don’t know how long they will last the hubby though lol 
Hope your all ready or just about done for Christmas 
I have a few last minute things and then I’m done 
Soon life will return to normal 
See ya xxx

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sunny Sunday

We are enjoying a beautiful sunny Sunday 
There is a slight breeze drying my washing 
I’ve watered all the pots and newly planted shrubs 
Hubby has mowed and the budgies are getting so e glorious 
Sunshine after having their cage cleaned 

The cow is mooing 
The dogs are laying around 
The cats have found cool shady spots to sleep
And I have a ton of work waiting in side 
But I’m staying out here 
With the birds, and the bees and get me some free vitamin D

Enjoy your Sunday 
See ya 

Friday, November 29, 2019

Latest projects complete

I’m using up my stash. I am finding projects that I can use what I already have 
I’m not going to buy any more yarn until I make a huge dent in my large volume 
Of yarn 

I haven’t been going to knitting group this year as I have had the girls over on Wednesdays
So I hope to go back next year with lots of finished projects 
I also want to have things finished here for last minute presents 

The top pic of what I call my ice cream blanket is for me 
The bottom is a baby blanket that I will put away for presents 

I’ll keep sharing what I’m making 
Hope you enjoy seeing my creations 

See ya xxx

Friday, November 22, 2019

Pearl of wisdom

I have just ripped out five rows of crochet 
My advice 
i didn’t even notice till this morning 
I just hope it isn’t going to be one of those days! 

See ya xx

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Pineapple love

A few years ago. I fell in love with pineapples 
I made a few shawls and I loved them 
But I haven’t done anything with pineapples since

So I went looking for inspiration 
And found the pineapple throw 

It’s really easy and you soon learn the pattern 

So now I’ve made a small baby blanket I’m going to make a bigger one for me 
I’m using the jumbo muffin I ordered on line 

Only two more days and I get my stitches out
Hopefully life will start to get back to normal after that 
I miss swimming 
Not going really has shown me how much it was helping my pain levels 

I’m excited to get back into it 
See ya xxx

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Garden trails

I’m not able to do much. With all the rain we have had I decided a walk around my garden would be therapeutic 

The citrus trees have flowersv

The olive tree was planted out into the ground as it got too big for its pot. It seems to like it just fine 

The area near the new fence. Lots of bushes will hopefully grow and ball that will be needed is the occasional run around with the whipper snipper 

The seedlings I planted out have all survived 

And new plants are flowering nicely 
This will grow into a medium size tree so after summer it will go into the ground 

Lots of pretty flowers 

My roses look nice even with the recent hail and wind 

I hope you enjoyed our wander around my garden today 
See ya xxx

Friday, November 8, 2019

Healing slowly

Well it’s day three post op 
The swelling has gone down heaps. But I’m a wonderful pallet of purples, blues and blacks 
The compression garment can not be taken off so bathing is done with a wash cloth and a sink of water. 
Good job I’m not going anywhere soon 

The only thing I have been able to do is crochet 

Here are some of the gifts I have been working on 
Obviously I can’t show you the whole thing as it’s a surprise for the gift getter lol 

I have been making dishcloths as I’m running low 
Left over cotton and bamboo is being used up for this 
So far I’ve been able to have ones made from the same colour but I’m sure soon I’ll be using the odds and ends 
Resulting in all sorts of combinations 
I don’t mind waste not want not I guess 

I’m doing ok 
There is pain but not unbearable 
Today I’m feeling much much better 
I’m being very good and not doing anything and I’m being well looked after by hubby 
The fur babies are giving me lots of extra love 
And really that’s all you need 
Enjoy the weekend 
See ya xxx

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Lipoplasty/ liposuction

I’ve thought long and hard about writing this post 
But I’m an open person and so I decided total disclosure 

Here it is. On Wednesday I’m going in to have this procedure done to remove 
My extra spare truck tyre around my middle 

As you know. I’ve been on a weight loss journey for a long time. And for the most part 
I’ve dropped and maintained that weight loss 

Twice I gained 
Each time it was after an analysis episode 
And the weight gain was immediate and huge 
The first tie was six kilos in three days 

Dropped two in six months 

Only to gain eight kilos in three days 
Because of steroids 
The second time I had steroids intravenously as well as in tablets 

Both these times the weight pretty much settled around my stomach and arms and it hasn’t budged 

Now the arm fat is unsightly 
But not dangerous 
But the fat around my middle is bad for my health 

It’s this fat I’m having sucked out 
The size of your waist contributes to your 
Odds of all sorts of health issues 

No amount of dieting, or exercise is moving it 
Before anyone suggests sit up 
Or crunchies
Don’t. I just can’t do them anymore with my health issues 

So with consultation with my GP
A plastic surgeon 
And my husband 
I’m booked in this Wednesday 

Please wish me luck 
I know I’m going to be in some discomfort 
But in the end I’m hoping this will help jump start the weight loss again

In not silly 
I know this is only a way to quickly target a problem area 
And my healthy eating and exercise program will continue 

So there ya go 
Turns out I’m more vain that I thought lol 

Now you know why I’ve been busy getting everything under control 
See yo on the other side of surgery

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Thoughts for today

For all my fellow sufferers 

Pass the antihistamines round
See ya xxx