Shara and I

Shara and I

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Busy and getting nowhere.

This will be Derricks new home his tail has grown so long it just doesn't fit in any parrot cage so he is getting a beer fairy special.
We have a floor and bit's of wood cut to size. wire, branches etc now all we have to do is put it all together, well wish us luck.


he says hurry up no he is waiting for his daily fruit it's green grapes today.
All my bathroom furniture is together.
A plumber parked his truck out the front of our place yesterday we thought he was for us as a friend of the beer fairy said he would send someone around but he was doing repairs to the place next door but we asked him a opion on our job, he was nice but boy was he odd, I showed him my vanity and his said he doesn't do wall waste outlets only floor, so he is out of the question as his idea is we don't use the one we want but buy another one to suit him. I asked him if he could give a idea of what the job would cost but he said he had no idea could be up to $10,000 DOLLARS, so I tried all the people I know and there is so much construction going on around here that they are all employed and busy at the moment so will try the local paper next week.  
This is what my vanity looks like in the Ikea book, and it's made of wood not chipboard, the main reason why I want it plus I like it.


I will let you know how it all turns out.

I need a bex and a good lie down, do the still sell bex.
Bye for now...........
Merle...........


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

While waiting for a plumber, wiling away time in the garden.

The waiting game has started, plumbers they are as rare as hens teeth and they know it, I have put out feelers with people we know next looking in the local paper but the local paper is not the same one as it was last week we once got the Parramatta local but they are changing our councils and we are becoming a new area joining with Auburn and a few other areas to form a new council, I see a method in their madness Auburn council are in lots of trouble maybe this will solve all the problems, maybe.
So I'm doing some garden work or sitting down thinking about it.
Lots of growth because of all the rain we have had.
But nice and cool in here.

This is how much rain we had in 5 days I emptied the pond last week and it's under a tree.
Things are disappearing into the greenery.

Everything is messy and birdseed spilt on the table is growing.



The Jackerander lost a few branches in the wild winds last week.




The beer fairy's bike is being grown over with creeping charlie.

This was the storm lots of rain thunder and lightning.




This was about 3pm the street lights turn on when it gets dark not at certain times.
And Pidge was caught up in the tree, not game to come down to his bed, he has been missing a bit lately maybe a girlfriend or getting a bit old and getting lost, he was missing for 36 hours after we came home from the zoo the other night very rare,  he is always home by 6pm in the summer 4pm in the winter but storms he home before the rain hits.
I've got corn and pigface growing in the driveway on cement.







My favourite spot for a cup of coffee but Leroy likes it too, so I must share and wait my turn.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Twilight at Taronga.

 We are off to meet our daughter and her fellow for a concert at  Taronga Zoo at sunset.
I was trying to take the clouds they looked very grey and a bit fierce but nothing much happened, didn't notice the street art don't think much of it and wish it wasn't everywhere  you looked.
 The bridge and this huge liner in port but it left soon after and we watched it sail out to sea.


 The great white sails always grab my attention.
 It is a wonderful building, these shot were taken from the ferry on the way to the Zoo.





 More harbour foreshore, and the navy boats.
 The only part of the zoo I saw.
 And of course someone had to stick his head in, notice he chose a sheep, I'm not saying a word.



 I was trying to take a picture of the sunset, this was a dancer, she really enjoyed the whole concert.

 The stage, lots of people there all very well behaved I might add.
 It was a lovely concert a aboriginal singer and music,  folk singers and a rock band something for most people, I didn't know any of the songs but it all very well sung and opened up new music to me.
The beer fairy was happy he chatted to everyone but he always does that one thing he is, is very friendly.  

 I liked this blue light on the trees.



 This was the closing number but the blue lights didn't come out too well.




 Going back on the ferry I got this picture of Luna  park.


 Next week must get stuck into the new bathroom.
 I have all the shower stuff but now need a plumber, plenty around but boy do they know how to charge.
 Pulling things out slowly will let you know how it all goes.


Kidney drinking from the bird bath