Shara and I

Shara and I

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.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Mini heatwave and a victory for the ladies, and the Wanderers.


 Today was normal but the last couple of days have been anything but  hot hot hot and yesterday a big storm well lots of thunder, lightning and wind and a fair bit of rain needed two buckets in the kitchen but the rain didn't last long but it picked the garden up it was looking very thirsty, as were the rest of us.

 Three weeks ago my tree had a small patch of dead leaves now dead as a doornail, I 'm at a loss to understand it but it was a pine and has been in my garden for twenty years so maybe it's come to the end of it's time.
 It's mate was planted round about the same time but still going well.
 Lots of grapes this year for the beer fairy, I can't eat them anymore.




 I found another flower on my broms.
 So many places that are shady, they are needed in the heat.

 Hooie checking out the other side of the gate, she stays home a lot more now the two homes in our block have been built and the owner's have moved in.
 Our neighbour looking very english in his cap, well he is almost English he is from WA.
 Of course Drummy wants to see who we are talking to.
 And Kidney too
 My tiny tiny rose
 and the big bully boy that grows next to it.
 Would you believe this tree is growing out of solid concrete in my driveway.
 It's a fair size.



 This is the main story in our local paper, This young girl is a soccer fan for the Wanderers they are a new club only 2and a bit years old. they are our soccer team from our area in Western Sydney and are playing a match in Saudi Arabia where women are not allowed to attend football matches but she is going it will be a first  and only one with 65,000 men going.
Fourteen Australians surporters are going, this is The Asians Champions Final and we won, We are the Champions........
OH by the way I worked for NRMA  for many years before I gave up work for good.
The twins are waiting for their dinner so I  must go now.

Kidney drinking from the bird bath