Saturday, November 28, 2020

A clean Bill of health

Today we went off to the vet for a check up and our yearly immunisation 
Trixie is getting used to her car seat, it’s perfect for relaxing and still being able to see out 

When she realised I was taking her pic. I got a smile lol 
She loves the camera 

The vet said she was in perfect health and was a good girl getting her shot 
Because of social distancing rules. I couldn’t go in with her. 
So I had to let my baby go by herself to get her vaccinations 

I was a nervous mummy waiting for her. But it wasn’t a long wait and the nice nurse was in there. 

No matter where we go. Everyone wants to cuddle and pat her
Which Trixie loves. She’s such a people dog  
The lady at the front counter even gave her a treat for being a good girl 

I bought her a new toy for the same reason lol 

After all the excitement of going out 
Trixie just bombed and slept 
She’s a little sookie right now. I’m typing this with her in my lap. 
But I’m sure she will be fine by tomorrow 

We have had over 28 days with no new cases of corona so we are said to have eradicated it. 
Although with boarders opening up I’m sure we will get a few cases here and there. 
Hopefully nothing more and we can continue to open up 

Looks like we might be able to have a family Christmas 

Stay safe and well 
See ya xx

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Feeling happy

Any day I get to see my babies is a great day 
They are growing too quickly 
This year I have missed so much 
I’ll never get that time back 
But the reaction I get every time I see them 
Makes my heart sing 

Counting my blessings 
Stay safe and well 
See ya 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

13 days of donuts

Donuts is what we call a zero. Like the Centre of a donut. A big 0

We are all so happy as it means we might get to have a normal Christmas with family and friends 
As long as we continue as we have been 

We are all complaining about the masks 
But if it means I can have my family with me Christmas I’ll happily wear it
For as long as we need. 

This morning  I woke early and hit the ground running. I had a parcel to pick up 
In town and so I decided I was going to keep driving once I’d picked it up and head into bunnings. 
I had plans!

I bought some sugar cane mulch and hydrangeas 
Some pretty foliage plants for shaded areas and headed home to start 

Along the fence it’s really hard to mow or whipper snip so I asked hubby to help me 
Add some compost and then mulch and I planted the hydrangeas inbetween 
The Camillas 

Hopefully they will fill out and stop the weeds growing making it easier to keep the area neat 
I’m facing north as I take the picture so it’s shaded by the fence for most of the 
Day. To the left is the west. So it will get a little bit of sun but there are big trees that will dapple 
The light 

And this bit pot needs some love 
So I added compost and filled it with the plants 
Hopefully they will grow big and lush and look very pretty 
Under my front porch 

Resting now 
I watered everything and all the existing pots 
And I’ve finally come inside as it’s the middle of the day and getting to warm to be outside in the sun

Hope your all doing well with whatever stage of lockdown your in 
Stay safe and well 
See ya xx

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A perfect day

Had the best visit from the girls today. 
It’s been months since they have been here 

They sat in the princess chair 

Played with Trixie, who missed them almost as much as I did 

Played peek a boo with wall hangings 

And finally played on the swing set that’s been set up for what seems like forever 
Unfortunately due to lockdowns and bad weather was not used 

Both grandma and Trixie are exhausted but oh so very happy 
Lots of cuddles and laughing running and playing 
These are the things that mean the most. 


Stay safe and well 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

And so it begins

The year is slowly progressing towards Christmas 
And as I still haven’t got carpet in my craft room I can’t start decorating inside. 

So I decided I’d start outside. 

This is the front door. 
The lamps will get turned on during the Christmas week. Or they will 
Use up batteries but the effect of just then standing there is nice i think 

The nutcrackers are flags 
So they don’t take up space at all. 

When my nephew was here working on building the craft room I made this using up scrap timber 
He laughed thinking I had gone insane,  I think that ship has sailed lol 

But over the last two days I turn this 

Into this 
It’s not perfect. But I like it and it will be part of the decorations in the outdoor room 

The weather has been lovely the last few days. Very sunny and warm 
A taste of things to come 

We have now gone nine days of no covid cases 
We have almost all our freedoms back. 
We are able to travel all over our state 
Slowly businesses in hospitality, gyms and public pools are opening up 
There are limits on numbers. But it’s a start 

We still have to wear masks. But I hope that will go soon 
It gets too hot in summer for face coverings 
But we will wait and see how things play out 

Hope your all staying safe and sane in your world 
See ya xx

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Looking up

Life has been progressing slowly down under and especially here in Victoria 
We have endured one of the longest and harshest lock downs in the world. But 
It’s worked. 
Even though we have whined and hated it. 
We have missed our families and friends 
Our social life and our pastimes 
But we have crushed the curve and we have had no new cases or deaths for a week now 

So today. The sun is shining 
The birds are singing 
The sound of lawn mowers permeate the air
And life is definitely looking up  for us 

Our state is reunited and there will be no restrictions as to how far we can travel to see our loved ones from midnight tonight 
A great day 

Meanwhile I have been trying to keep busy 
I’ve set up a worm farm under my trees near the veggie patch 

I hope to at least be able to use the worm wee tea on the gardens regularly 

I’ve also hung up, finally! My native bee hotel 
Aussie bees, some species anyway, live solitary lives and they love to live in small holes 
Having planted lots of natives and lots of exotic flowers I’m hoping some native bees and good bugs move in 

If nothing else it looks pretty there. So I’m going to get me some more to hang around 

We lost two trees due to mild flooding. 
This is a wet patch during the normal winter. But this year we had lots and lots of rain 

My swim buddy and neighbour Claire replaced the trees 
She had given me the original ones 
She loves to plant seeds and watch them grow 

So fingers crossed these will take off 
Can’t remember what they are called but they do drink lots of water once they are established and grow. So hopefully by the next 
Wet winter they will be fine and help to drain the excess water away 

Hope your all well and happy 
Stay safe
See ya xxx

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Finishing off

Just because veggies gardens are productive doesn’t mean they can’t be pretty too 

This morning I added the tomatoes to the food area so that it’s all in the one spot 
The concrete walls will keel them warm. But unlike the concrete path the mulch will help keep
The soil temp down now the weather is going to start heating up. 

I wanted to pot up the grape cuttings and spaghetti squash 
So off we went to the nursery across the Highway for big pots 

This is what we bought for the grapes. It’s big enough for the roots to really spread out and we I’ll built a trellis for the vines to spread across the 
Back fence and around the side. It will help to create a micro climate and keel the temp down when it’s really hot. Also allowing the warmth in when it drops all its leaves in the winter 

These pots are large and squat. Perfect for growing the squash 
Hopefully the vines spread around the mulch staying clean from dirt 
All four seeds spouted so two in each pot  
It should look nice and lush here soon. 

Not bad for a mornings work 
I’m on the hunt for some timber now for the grape trellis 
Might have to do a bunnings run I think lol 

Stay safe and well 
See ya xx