Thursday, May 30, 2024

Just keep knitting

This is the jumper I’m making for hubby 
It’s a top down one and the first adult sized I’ve ever made 
I used the neck off one pattern. Then just continued on with the video tutorial I found 

This one. I didn’t do the shaping of the neck as the other collar said if you wanted it 
To be warm I could skip that bit 

It’s huge and it’s heavy and it’s very very warm 

Hubby is at the farm today as the concrete is being done in the shed 
I declined he’s off to come too. He left at five to be there by eight 
As that’s when the workmen said they would arrive 

I chose to sleep a few more hours lol 

I’ll definitely show you progress shots of the jumper and the farm shed when they happen 
In the meantime. I’ll just keep knitting, just keep knitting la La La La La lol 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024


I’ve had a bit of a relapse with the flu. Or whatever it is. 
It’d definitely not covid I’ve tested negative twice so that’s good at least 

Haven’t had much sleep due to sinus pain and the little sleep I did get was on the couch
In a warm room 
Trixie stay with me all night.  She was worried about her mumma 

I’ve been resting. Doing bits and pieces as my energy levels allow 
The silver lining is I’ve started on the band on the jumper. 
It’s not purple like it looks. It’s blue 

Even thought the nights are cold the days are sunny and warm 
I’ve been trying to soak up the sunshine as much as I can 

Hope your all feeling good 

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Slow Sunday

Slept in this morning really needed the rest 
Woke up to fog 

We are weeks away from mid winter and my roses are still green 

Hopefully they drop their leaves soon and we can in there to prune and weed 

You can just see the alpacas through the mist 

Today I’ll do all the washing I was going to do yesterday. It will have to be hung indoors on clothes horses 

In between that I’ll continue to work on hubbys jumper. 

He will definitely need it at the farm 

Saturday, May 25, 2024


No. Not the used in building. Finger nails 

Friday Ana asked for her nail appointment. Here she is picking colours 

I sit her in the table because is better for my back 

Today I had the two girls. 

And for the first time Brianna asked for her nails to be done 

Melody did her own she’s old enough to not have grandma do it 

Having the girls around makes me feel so happy and I don’t feel the pain as much 

They’re truly my blessings 

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Biopsy report

The results of the biopsy came in and I got a call from my GP 
That’s never a good sign when they ring you. 
Apparently I have inflammation and some bugs that cause ulcers 
Present in my gut 

So I am now on a strong seven day treatment to fix the problem 

It would explain why I’ve been feeling yucky for so long 
And imbalance in your gut flora is one of the reasons they give for getting 
ME. Or chronic fatigue. And I’ve been feeling so very tired for so very long 

Even though I got the meds on Saturday I didn’t start the course until Monday. Just in case 
The strong antibiotics made me feel sick. And I had already purchased the tickets 
To the Da Vinic experience. 

Hopefully this will fix the problem and I’ll start to feel more energised again. 

The silver lining of feeling so dam tired all the time is that I’m getting good nights sleep 
I slept in till eight this morning. I never sleep in that long 

I really needed it I can tell you 

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Art excursion

Today my little art class headed off into Melbourne to see the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition 

It had reproductions of his art and lots of his inventions 

 Spectacular show with beautiful operas was shown on the huge screens around the room. You were in the exhibition not just looking at it. 

If you’re at all interested in art I highly recommend seeing it. 

I hope you enjoy the photos 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Pet peeves

Don’t you just hate it when you have to untangle yarn because there are extra bits inside 
I knew I was in trouble when I saw three ends coming out the middle   
I started to pull it all apart to try and untangle it all and rewind it into a ball 

What a drama. 
In the end there were seven separate bits of yarn all tangled up inside 
Plus three knots they had made joining up some of them. 

I spent a good twenty minutes sorting it all out. 

Now I’ve got three balls, I had to keep starting new ones as they were getting too big to pass through 
And untangle a knot. 

Now regular crocheting can recommence 

After my productive day yesterday I’m a tad sore 
So I’ll be escaping to narnia while I continue to increase the size of this blanket 

Don’t let the tangles of life get you down 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Washing day

The mornings are cold but the days  are sunny 
I decided I needed to get some  washing done 

Fresh sheets on the bed 
Hubbys clothes are hung up under the back veranda 
Towels are on a clothes horse in here and my clothes are hanging on another clothes horse in my craft room 

I don’t have a dryer so this is how I dry clothes in the winter  

I’ve lit the fire as the evenings are getting cold 
The days are definitely shorter 

And this will help things dry quickly 

I needed a break from the knitting it’s hurting my shoulder so I decided to add to this blanket. I used up all my pink scraps making it ages ago. 
I only stopped because I ran out of pinks 

I now have more odd balls so it’s growing once again 

Only problem is someone keeps wanting to sleep on it 
She’s a cute pest. Don’t you think? 

Sunday, May 12, 2024

A night to remember

Last night solar storms were the strongest they have been in twenty years. 

Who hasn’t wanted to see the Aurora in their lives 

Here where I live we were fortunate to be in the middle of earths most spectacular show 

I was able to just see the colours with the naked eye bit as soon as I views it through the phone camera it came to life 

It’s a huge bucket list item I can tick off. 
At no cost   How good is that! 

Still if I got the chance to travel north to see the lights, well, I’d definitely still go lol 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums.
Even Mother Nature is celebrating for us all 

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Saturday news

Ana was over on Friday as per normal and she kept grandma busy. We had a fun day
And laughed so much. She is really a little person now with her own unique personality

This morning I felt almost normal, not that I’m normal in any way shape or form 
But normal for me. 

Hubby dropped me off at my art class and while I was there he got organised to go up to the farm 
When he picked me up he brought Trixie with him as we were leaving from there to go 

Here she is with frobie, the art teachers dog and Archie 
The German shepherd who belongs to Maree the other student. 
Archie comes every week and plays with frobie while we paint. 

The two bigger dogs were very good with Trixie but I don’t think I’ll be bringing her as I’d be worried 
The whole time she get trampled. The big dogs play rough 

It’s an adorable photo of them all 

We left class and headed off to the farm. 
The shed has been built and we wanted to see how it went. Even though the builder had been sending us pictures 

Here it is in all its glory 

It’s got a big sliding door so the machinery can be driven in and out easily 

And behind me there is a roller door that we can back the caravan in through 
So if we go up and the weather is crappy we can camp in the shed 

Tractor is in safe from the elements 
It’s a big tractor so this shows you how much room there is 

One of the neighbours as if they could put some cattle on our property 
Hubby said yes but we needed to fence around our camping area so that they wouldn’t damage the tractor 
Toilet and camper that we left there. 
At the time the shed wasn’t built. 

So they put in a heap of posts and some electric fencing and the cattle are happily eating all the grass 

When we are ready to buy our own cattle. They promised to sell us some at a great price
We didn’t want any money for them having their cattle there 

It’s just nice to be on good terms with the neighbours 

Our dreams are slowly coming to fruition 
We have worked so hard for this 
And we are enjoying every minute of it. 

It might not seem like much to lots of people. But to us it’s bliss
A place to go and escape from it all and just to relax 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Strange days indeed

This morning I felt better. So I went outside to water all the pots that don’t get any precipitation. 

The garden is looking neglected right now. Weeds everywhere and lots of pruning required. 

I’m waiting on the weather. We keep having nice days so lots of things are still blooming 

This poor little azalea looked dead. But I never pull things out straight away because I’m ever the optometrist 

And look. She’s come back to life. I’ll have clean her up and maybe give her a topping of compost but I have every faith in her 

These are daffodils. 
Winter hasn’t even started and they’re coming up 

Self seeded tomatoes 
They’re everywhere. I might transplant them and put them in my little hot house. See what happens 

My capsicum are flourishing 

Not sure what this is. It looked dead so hubby pulled it out. I planted it in a pot and now it’s fruiting 
See nothing ventured nothing gained 

Again not sure but I suspect broccolini 
They have gone straight to seed 

Camellia flowering 

Still getting roses 

The rosemary is flowering. Lots of bees visiting my garden they’re loving it 

The dwarf mulberry trees are starting to lose their leaves 

I’m thinking they’re too big for that area so once dormant. We will cut them back and transplant them. Give them a bit of room to breathe 

And teddy. Keeping guard protecting his domain 
He’s getting on and feels the cold so I have lots of jumpers for him 

Going outside I saw all the work piling up. But I have to be realistic and just leave them for now. 

It was nice to get outside. It’s not too cold. And the fresh air was lovely for my poor stuffy nose