Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A bit excited!

I'm a little bit excited about the email I received this morning.
Something I'm having a bit of a dabble in to see how my designs turn out on fabric.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Is it really October?

Yes, I do believe it is nearly the end of October! The time of year when the word 'Christmas' starts to get bandied around, and the shops are re-fitting their stores with festive goodies, reminding us that Christmas is indeed approaching quickly!

Our latest addition to the family is little Brooklyn, who is doing really well. Still petite but really filling out and starting to smile and making cute baby talk. Here she is.
 Her 2 cousins, Owen and Luca think she is pretty cool. Owen, who is 3 is so gentle with her, while Luca, only 15 months doesn't know what gentle is yet, so we have to watch him when he is close to her, otherwise there may be scratches on her face or an eye poked out...lol!!! (you can see I am very close by!)
It has been a very wet winter, but the garden is loving it. Now that it is starting to warm up, a bit of colour is showing up in the garden and my roses should all be in full bloom over the next couple of weeks.


One of the things I love about living in a small country town is that you get to know many of the locals including the shop owners etc. I purchased a couple of mugs last year in one of our homewares shops and I really liked them. A couple of months later while I was  in the shop I just asked if they were able to get any more of those mugs, but they said no, they were a limited number and not available for them to get any more. However, the other month I got a phone call from them, saying....guess what, we were just having a clean out of their storeroom and they had found 2 more of those mugs! So, I went and bought them!! How good is that. These are the ones, they are the Artique brand, really nice texture and lovely to drink from.

While on the subject of products, we had an 'Aldi' open in a neighbouring town, so one Sunday we zipped over there to check it out. One product I purchased was the 'Green Action Dishwashing Liquid'.....wow was I impressed. It cleaned so well and polished stainless steel impressively too. (I don't have a dishwasher). So whenever I'm over that way, I'll call in and pick up a bottle or two. I researched it and it has great reviews online.
I purchased a Stainless Steel frying pan a few months back, I've usually had non stick, so it was a bit of a learning curve as to how to cook with it properly. A tip I found on Pinterest was really helpful...here it is.
I love cooking with SS, and it's so easy to clean by just putting some water with a splosh of detergent in the pan and heat on high for a few minutes....anything stuck on just comes off....easy as!

The last photo is of a Bird of Paradise plant made from metal, it was in the Open Garden I visited yesterday. It's really lovely and so lifelike.
Bye for now

Saturday, October 22, 2016


A little frustrated....I just compiled a post on my iPad but for some reason it has disappeared without a trace !!  I will redo it on my computer in the morning...stay tuned! In the meantime check out this rose, it was in an open garden that I visited today, I've never seen such big blooms, they were the size of a bread and butter plate...amazing. 


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