Monday, December 29, 2008
Our family then had a few days at the beach. Not huge waves but enough to atch a few waves and give the new wetsuit a whirl. I am a convert. Wetsuits are the way to go for someone of my age that feels the cold. The beach and the water must be one of my all time favourite places. I could stay in the water for hour, just floating about and enjoying the waves.
The dogs had great fun checking out all the new dog friends that passed their way. For dogs that never see dogs pass there possie at home I reckon they must think it is dog heaven.
All this was served with a huge dose of backyard cricket, Just like when I was a child. Can I never get away from the game?
I hope you all had as enjoyable a christmas time as I have , and there is still more to come.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Well we know it is getting close to christmas when we have the st lucia celebration. The kids were happy to go in the parade for atleast one more year. Each year I am so happy to see them being involved. There were lots of children there this year and of course the swedish choir was great as always. Not that I braved to sing in swedish. And then there was the wonderful lucia buns and hearts and stars. YUMMMY. Will I ever get to see the real thing again in denmark. I was thinking that we could try to arrange to be there for one of the festivals, for the children of course.
I must say that it is really starting to feel more like christmas now. We all went to the local carols, the tree has been chosen from my parents place and the boys decorated it. The advent candle is burning lower. BUt where is the warm weather. I even went out and bought a new wet suit for the summer but I am thiking I was a bit optimistic when it comes to the weather.
The only thing that we seem to have in abundance around here is crows. I saw a huge flock the other day. They settled in the dead tree and there must have been at least 100 of the things. The noise was just deafening. A little like something out of an alfred hitchcock movie. I can totally emphasise with the farmer of old when they really must have fortold a future of doom to those liking on the land.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I was in the supermarket yesterday at the checkout when it was 11 on 11th of 11, and was really touched by the total respect everyone had at that minute. Everthing stopped in the shop, everyone was silent and I was touched that there is still so much humanity left in all of us that we can stop something important and just remember those that have come before us.
Monday, November 10, 2008
The sparrows are always good at their nests and they seem to love this conical nest spot in the join of the front verandah. The air is alive with the sound of birds. Ahhhhh what a great time of year.
With all this new building going on I had to start some new knitting. But where to start. So I decided to start by going through all my wool and then try to decide on a pattern for each wool group. So I have decided on a lace shawl for my merino two ply, but after many hours searching for patterns I still am undecided about what I should choose. Since this is my first lace shawl I want to make something nice and with a pattern. Has anyone got any ideas????? But while I try to decide I have started the "ARGOSY SCARF" by Vyvyan Neel.
I really love her designs but of course my wool is not graduated like hers, so I thought I would start with this wool my mum had spun years ago and then if I like the look I could make another one in graduated wool.
And of course the possums have now found our apple trees and eaten most of the leaves. What can you do? We have a fence and an electric line but if they are hungry they must be flying in for a feed, maybe it is their way of saying we want more cat food.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I took my cardi with me and almost got it finished while away. But it is finished now and I have to decide what my new project will be. Ohhh where to start. Do I made something to wear, a toy or a tea cosy.
And HALLOWEEN . woowh it was great. The house was decorated by a mum with too much time on her hands, the pumpkins cut out, the costumes ready. Then there were the kids, it was great. all had a good time and ate lots of yummy food and talked lots. I have decided halloween is a great time of year.
Monday, October 20, 2008
It is also the time of year that I find it hard to decide between being outside and trying to help my garden through the warm weather, flourish is not going to be a term to use on this patch, and the other passion of starting a new knitting project. If I am out in the garden I am often thinking about things I would like to be knitting, but when I am knitting I am thinking about all those weeds, and boy this place has plenty of those. What do I do? I should find a good,chaep mulch that wont be blown away or be washed away down the valley.
I did notice that now the wallabies have finished eating the geraniums ( go figure that one) they have decided to break the tops out of some of them. They have already broken my daisy bushes to the ground while jumping into the frog pond. I dont think they saw the path on the other side of the bush.
When it is all said and I've done my "oh'no's" I would still rather to have my furred friends here, after all they were here first. I say if you dont like the wildlife and all those brilliant trees dont live in the bush.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Well I have to venture back to the topic of halloween. Of course, I made it into town to go decoration hunting yesterday and I came back with some goodies. I found some great material to drape over the windows and then some all essential spiders web stuff . Now it is just the costumes to make(oh the thought of sewing is not thrilling me), oh and lots more witches and bats to cut out. The pumpkins are under daily threat of being cut open by the kids but I have convinced them they have to wait a little while longer.
Luckily it is still raining slightly, I guess that means an inside day and lots more cutting out to do.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Ahhh to be a dog. My old girl is fast asleep in her basket, the middle one is on duty staring out the doorjust waiting for our possum to arrive for dinner. She must be the best fed possum around this area with a great variety of home cooked food. And bless because now she has a little babe to share the food with.
And of course my little poodle is fast asleep on the couch, how a small dog can take up so much space is beyond me.
Tomorrow I will try to upload these photos again, I am sure there are lots of things I should be doing at the moment and definently should be making a list of all those things I should do tomorrow.
I have a free evening ahead of me to read my book "Yeats is Dead". I think it is more like one of those books I just want to finish so that I can start a new one. I really hate to start a book that I do not finish.
My middle dog has just spotted the possum and that is a good time for me to go and drag myslf away from this computer.
I want to check out some more halloween decorations on the net. Some of those ones in america are soooo cool.
Had better go and finish my jumper.