Saturday, 15 May 2010
Friday, 14 May 2010
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
It's a bit cold and damp here in Paradise - my faithful hot water bottle sprung a leak. Never to worry - there are another three in the cupboard awaiting to make their debut. Will it be another blue one, or the purple or red one? Quite warm outside and really rather chilly in the bedroom, I can see that I will have to go outside to get some warmth.
This a group of us working at our local Arts Council on a quilt made for a very dear friend whose son died recently.
Friday, 7 May 2010
This is one of the things that I did today ALL BY MYSELF. Sorry for the shouting but it was fantastic. No children, no spouse.
I also picked up my new sunglasses (in my favourite Blues Brothers style) with the darkest tint that they make. And my eyes went 'Aaaaaaaah'. The library also figured in my day - always a great destination - and went to a fabric shop.
Sunday, 14 March 2010
This one is for all of you but especially for my favourite Hostel Boy as he hasn't seen this yet.
Lolly our favourite sheep has had a lollypop. We have been watching Lolly with an element of excitement and trepidation. Anyway late on the 12th March, sometime before midnight, the lollypop was born. Everything went smoothly, no malpresentations or looping of the cord around the neck and there she was. The only problem was with a very persistent fox which I ended up chasing off three times before it gave up. I never thought that I would use the infrared light on my headlamp, but that night it was very handy. And I got to see the sun came up before I fell asleep in my bed roll in the middle of the paddock.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Combining two absolutely great things - Talking Heads and ukuleles. Talking Heads 'Pyscho Killers' played by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
I am enjoying playing the ukulele soooo much. The group of people that I learnt with is about 300kms away and they have set up a their own ukulele group and gettin together once a week with the view to taking on busking gigs in and around their town. To say that I am green with envy is an undestatement. I know where my mind and spirit will be on Monday night. It has been suggested that the youngest Sweetie and I go down for
pest guest appearances when possible and we will do that whenever we can.
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Well the last couple of months have been busy and enjoyable.
The boys completed another successful school year and both made the observation that the year went too quickly. The youngest Sweetie has decided that when he was younger, time went slowly and the fridge was always full of food. Now that he is older, time gallops and there is never any food in the fridge.
This is a bag that I made out of scraps for Blogless Kathy and filled it with goodies and sent her for Christmas.
After Christmas we headed down to Albany for some much needed R&R for all the family. Three of us took part in courses at the Albany Summer School and the Hostel Boy started a diving course. The Hairiest Sweetie was enrolled in Metal Sculpture and the Youngest Sweetie and I had a crash course in ukelele. It was utterly fantastic and exciting and FUN
We were also able to catch up with some great friends who live down there - always wonderful.
I have also started a new job at the local Hospital after much badgering by friends and I am thoroughly enjoying it although we are understaffed.