Friday, 30 May 2014

Leaving Sydney and Tumbarumba.

The weather was lovely, sunny and warm.
Still good travelling along the Hume
Not much traffic
not shaping up too good here this was building up fast
Nothing happened for a while but we did strike rain lots of thunder and lighting and bits of trees all over the road and cold, cold winds.
This was my bed companion, she sits in the corner and watches over you, the beer fairy was smart he took his sleeping pillows and a sleeping bag and slept in the loungeroom in front of the wood fire, lovely and warm but it can get a bit too warm.


The beer fairy, the son and the brother.
Me and my brother in law, he had a stroke 4 months back but is coming along nicely he is still easily tired and has no use in his left arm but will get there with effort he is a fighter and his wife is very encouraging so progress is pretty good.
This is a tiny shed or a playhouse for the grand daughter




Lots of little thing in the garden for me to check out.
The house next door, I rather like it and it's for sale but they are rather more than I thought in such a small town maybe because they are close to the snowfields.

It is still misty and rainy.

My sister in law,  she is very busy and won't let me help not that I'm complaining I don't mind sitting around.
This is the thriving town centre of Tumbarumba "see I learnt how to spell it"
The PUB, always important in a country town.
I was amazed at the amount of traffic this is a small country town at the foothills of the Snowy mountains away from the snowfields and no real tourist attractions but it always has lots of people around.

We went for a walk in the local park
It has a very fast little creek but I think this little bridge is cute.
This creek moves along very fast and there was a no fishing sign but I forgot to take a picture of it.

They have walkways
and a flooded skate park

The rain was moving in again so we went off for a coffee to warm up.

The next day wonderful sunshine, but this is their wood shed so you know how cold it does get
Their back yard
I would have such a big garden, but frost is a problem and sometimes snow.
still it is a good size, they like lawn much more than me.

but I did bring some of these things home
these suckulants are hard to kill not so easy to spell, so i will give them a go at home.

Next doors garden is interesting

Here is the four rogues out the front, not sure why those two are shaking hands.

37 comments:

  1. That's a good amount of firewood, it's good to be prepared. I like the succulents, I've been thinking I'd add some to my garden sometime down the track, but I'm not in a hurry, there's other things to be done out there first.
    Which is the house for sale? That yellow one with the awnings? It's gorgeous! How much do they want for it? I'll check my piggy bank.
    I love your bed companion.

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    1. Succulents are very easy to grow and they must tolerate the cold too, I didn't think they did.
      Yes the yellow one is for sale but not sure of the price but they are very expensive for a country town of this size and not very many are all that good inside not a lot of updating goes on but will let you know the price .
      Merle..........

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    2. I was kidding about the price, my piggy bank can't possibly have more than $50 in it, maybe only $40.

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  2. It looks like the boonies! I hope your brother-in-law is able to regain some use of his arm. One of my neighbours had a stroke and she used to own a book store. She can no longer read or speak. Every now and then she can say a sort of "yes," but even then communicating is tricky because the understanding of language is not the same, not just the speaking. :( I used to live outside Sydney myself in a town called Pymble.

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  3. Just did a google search and WOW that is a long way from Sydney. And. The prices are nutty bananas. I think Aus. dollars are even more than American ones right now, too. Looks like the place is "under offer"? And not even staged/decorated all that well to sell. Expensive. :/

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    1. You lived in Pymble how long ago.
      Yes it's a long way to drive almost to the Victorian border.
      We are under the American dollar at the moment but not by much.
      You think those prices are crazy, they are building a huge building in the city area and one bedroom apartments are selling for $700,000 and three bedroom ones for over $2million dollars and they are going like hot cakes and they are off the plan, it's just gone mad.
      Merle..............

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    2. I lived in Pymble from 1979 to 1981 and after that for about a year and a half in some race car driver's house in Wahroonga.

      Here, a decent 3 bedroom house with about 1/4 acre goes for about $120,000. Of course you can get super nice ones for more and dumpy ones for less. Suburbs of Kansas City. :)

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  4. what a great trip, its a lovely area, I think I would let the beer fairy sleep with that old witchy woo doll, she kind of gave me the creeps!!!!!

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    1. She was a bit creepy but it's so dark at night and mega quiet, I had trouble sleeping I like a bit of noise to let me know there are other people in the world.
      Merle..........

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  5. Hari OM
    Loving all those garden 'sculptures'! T'umba is a great place...to visit. Glad you are enjoying your trip and wishes, too, for ongoing betterment of brother-in-law.

    ...who is looking after the chook and cat-stock in your absence??? YAM xx

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    1. The guy down the road with the two wrinklie dogs is doing it for us, they were all well fed when we got back but not happy with us for leaving them but all settled now.
      Merle.........

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  6. A great trip. I hope the rain did not stick around too much.. I hope your BIL recovers fully.. Great series of photos.. have a happy weekend!

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    1. He is doing ok much better than i was expecting.
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  7. Lots of great photo's Merle. Your 'bed companion' looks a bit creepy!

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    1. She was a bit but very well behaved.
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  8. A beautiful area. And I like the witch - but may not choose to sleep with her.
    Strong family resemblances in the beer fairies clan.

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    1. They do all look alike, there is 15 years different in the ages of those two.
      Merle..........

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  9. That's a pretty wee town,and it REALLY looks like autumn there!
    Jane x

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    1. Felt more like winter to me it was cold.
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  10. What a lovely part of the country. It does look much like the country I'm used to.

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    1. We have a lot of variety in our countryside but we are a big area.
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  11. A nice visit for you and the beer faerie Merle and thank you for sharing!

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  12. Merle, you always make me chuckle. Loved all the photos and was happy to hear you had a nice excursion. Love the name Tumbarumba! I just LOVE the way it sounds. Take care. Susan

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    1. I can never spell it right, I always put a r on the end.
      Their was a song written about it called "Stomping at Tumbarumba" in the 60's I think.
      Merle................

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  13. My best wishes to your brother-in-law, Merle! Love to see the photos from your neck of the woods. Thanks for visiting Baby. I'm very partial to all black cats. I've had two wonderful ones, both on my sidebar. Have a great weekend!
    Donna

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    1. Thank you I hope he improves too.
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  14. Looks like you had a wonderful visit. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your brother-in-law. I have those succulents in my garden area. We call them, "Hens and Chicks".

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    1. Thanks for the name, I had no idea.
      Merle........

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  15. What a wonderful tour for us! I hope your BIL improves rapidly. Sounds like he is a fighter and fighters do well with their attitudes! Blessings to you- this was a lovely post- xo Diana

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    1. I think he will be ok his wife is very strict with him and makes sure he does his all his that he has to do to get better.
      Merle........

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  16. What a lovely bunch of photos. The pictures of the creek are simply breath-taking. Some of the pics with a mist or haze are very surreal. I enjoyed the whole tour and i thank you for sharing with us.

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  17. It's a pretty place but I like it better in the spring not so cold.
    Merle............

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  18. I enjoyed all the photos - it's a pretty place - I will probably never get to see it so thanks for the trip!

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  19. You mean you are not coming to Australia, I've been to your country and if it wasn't such a long flight I would go back again, now I really hate flying.
    Merle...............

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  20. ...it looks like a a pretty trip...glad you had a good time.....'Hugs ... Barb xxx

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  21. Delicious, beautiful, personal blog. I admire.
    I greet.

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