Shara and I

Shara and I

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Beginning to look a bit like christmas, and still hot hot hot.


On hot days there is nothing better than a cool table to relax on.
Or  nice cool hallway but why she is laying on the mat is anyones guess, there is a nice breeze that blows down my hall when the front door is open.





But this is still the place to be on hot days for me anyway.
The heat is not affecting the vegie garden or should we say the four o'clock garden as there is lots of them growing in there.
The beer fairy says it protects the vegetables from the heat, he is not fond of weeding.

but we are getting tomatoes.
We had hot weather and thunderstorms so everything has gone a bit mad.

But what we also have are loads of mozzies this year it's not been pleasant we are all having a itchy time, I make sure I'm inside before dusk and don't venture outside at night.
The beer fairy being a smoker goes out for a smoke at anytime, but never gets bitten, these mozzies have taste they don't want blood that's full of chemicals and smells bad and to prove it the guy down the road has just given up smoking and is having a bad time with bites, he says never been a problem before.

 I have just put insect screens on my tiny side window and Mal is not happy it where she usually just comes in.
 She thinks I will open it for her but no go.
 The start of my christmas decorations, these were in a box sent over from my sons and daughters place they had Santa's on the boxes but they were broken off two of them.
 This is the only one intact.
 Family photo everyone looks normal but me, I'm the one making a silly face this time, this was a few years ago.

 Cooler today so Mals moved to the lounge.
 I was going to paint a picture every month but managed 2 and a half so far oh well there is always next year.

 Got a bit more done, not sure where to go from here.
 It must be cool we are sitting on the lounge in a box now next she will want a blanket, I've been treating her ear with prickley heat power she will not leave the creams alone but keeps licking then off so the powder works and she will leave it alone, but she gets it everywhere.
 A bit more done.
The tree goes up next week, I 'm doing it all a week early in case I get selected for a jury I been called up for jury duty and the letter said it would go for two weeks, so that's almost christmas so things might get busy.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Fresh flowers

I remember every Saturday as a kid my sister and I picked flowers from the garden and arranged them in vases, there was fresh flowers in every room in the house, I was part of our weekly jobs we also dusted every week  and washed up every night. The flowers we liked doing the other jobs not so much.
There was always lots of flowers in our garden, my garden has many plants but not so many flowers but I do have a  roses so I get a few bunches a year.  These are always a bit wind blown looking but have a wonderful smell, they change colour as they age.
Most of my house flowers are the fake kind, but they are just not the same.

Merle..................

Sunday, 16 November 2014

A hot sleepy week

 What do you do when the weather is hot and lazy, you watch your cats, they sleep I did too.
I read two books more than I've read in 6months and sleep a bit too.
This is Mal she has a problem with over cleaning and and fighting but this week she is happy to lay around too so her rash is looking a lot better.
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 How that for a relaxed cat, I've read they only expose their belly if the feel very secure.
 I started a new painting, not got to far yet.
 I received a new paintbox from a friend for my birthday, so I was inspired.

 I did paint one coat on the bathroom ceiling, it needs another one but a bit hot at the moment.
 I hung a few bits on the wall for something a bit different.

 Oh time to roll over


 Of course the heat doesn't bother Drummy much, she finds some damp dirt digs a hole and has a nap.
 And the back yard is very cool
 All windows open
 First xmas decoration up
 We are having a council clean up this week for furniture so the cat armchair is gone out.
 Who looks a bit confused where is my scratching post going.
 It got a spot in the shade to wait for collection.
 As you can see not much left, they had lots of fun with it.

Today was cooler but still not inspired to do to much.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

My comments

As my blog still playing up.
This is the only way to answer questions.
Elephant's child asked if I had a garden in the flat, we had lots of pot plants.
One day if I can find the photos I will do a history of my gardens in house that I lived in.
To everyone else thank you for your comments I do enjoy reading them.
Merle............

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Busy weekend visiting friends and Bo Peep's farm.

 Afternoon tea out the front at Barbara's place.
 Interesting street trees, these are very old and grow in weid and wonderful shapes.
 And this is the block of flats where the beer fairy and I lived when we were first married, the very top one facing the street, all those stairs but we were very young then and it kept us fit and slim.
 Mavis is daydreaming, she looks miles away.
 Close up of the tree.
I spent Friday night at my daughters catching up on "Game of Thrones" and arrived home on Saturday afternoon.
 Bo peep and the beer fairy were off to spent the day at the farm on Sunday to take some more sheep down lets hope the don't lose these ones.
Breakfast was very early, not so good taking animals in the heat of the day, sun's out and lovely and cool still .

 The beer fairy took photos, I think it looks a bit dry but he must have taken the wrong ones as he told me it was green everywhere.
 I't only a couple of hours but looks a bit of a tight fit to me.
 All arrived safely.
 Along with a trailer load of furniture, they would have looked like country hicks moving their furniture and lambs to their new farm.
 This is the farmhouse, its a after retirement project for bo peep, he bought it about 10 years back and is slowly working on it, he has planted trees built dams and now has 17 sheep all together, 3 went missing a while back but he has repaired most of the fences now, plenty of grass to eat here.
 It's miles away from anywhere.

 With a huge shed.




 Everything unloaded.

 Lovely sunny day



 But the sheep are not impressed they head for the shade.
 Off home again now.






It's all pretty flat out here but there is plenty of wind, these things are huge lots needed to turn them.

Kidney drinking from the bird bath