Saturday, 2 August 2014

A week in the sun and a catch up.

The new bathroom in my son and daughter in law's house, they took a few more photos
but they all came out sideways or were so dark I couldn't make them out, almost finished just taps and vanity to go in now.






I was given this fellow from them, he is a beauty but will put him away on a softer spot in the garden as he will break if knocked over here.

And this vase which is now inside as it is a thinner china and will break very easily.

 I went shopping with my friend after bingo on Monday, this material is most likely going to be a new quilt cover or maybe curtains or maybe I will cover the small lounge with it, I just liked it but not sure what to do with it yet.
 All those bit of material in the cupboard beside the books are all bits I liked but didn't know what to do with, a weakness of mine.


 Just a few garden photos in case you forgot what it was like and with days like this I'm outside most of the day, if this is Winter, Summer this year will be hell.


 Poor herbs, all pretty much new ones will be planted this year.
 The jasman is flowering only a month early but the spring is very early this year, we are already had a few bush fires on the outskirts of Sydney let hope it's a wet spring as the winter has been so dry bush fires will be very bad this year.


 This was a lovely red sunset the other night but by the time I got the camera it had started to expand and lose colour but it was still pretty.
 The other morning I sat outside with the twins to have coffee, they have a meet and greet every morning.  
Firstly they ignore each other.
 This lasts for a few moments, then a bit of a chat.
 Then a spot of grooming.

A kiss or two to finish.
Well that was my week .
I've had lots of trouble with my computer this week, it's very slow and played up a bit so I've not been on it so much so you will have to excuse me if I've not visited so much, I thought it needed a bit of a holiday.

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  1. Since the old cat died the young cat dreadfully misses having his ears licked.

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    1. It must be pretty nice they all like it.
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  2. LOVE your elephant, Merle. It looks quite lovely in your garden. How fun to have gotten some fabric - can't wait to see what you make with it :)

    And your cats are so cute! My son thoroughly enjoyed seeing photos of them. Hugs to you!

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    1. He is a mighty fine elephant.
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  3. I also like your elephant. Goes well with your garden.

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    1. Thank you I like him.
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  4. No shower taps at the bath, so must be a separate shower. The cats looks so cute, like bookends.

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    1. The shower is next to the bath there is a strip drain so I don't know if they are putting in a screen or leaving it open.
      They are like bookends but won't still still long enough to be of any use.
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  5. Such sweet kitties there friend! And that sunset is stunning! How warm is it by you this winter??? Beautiful elephant for the garden and tell your son the bathroom is stunning! I too have a weakness for books! Lovely weekend Merle! Nicole xo

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    1. It was a great sunset but I was too slow to get it at it's peak.
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  6. Love the elephant and the vase. Stunners.
    And the twins and your garden. We were very warm, but over the last few days we are getting a little winter. Minus 5 predicted tomorrow morning. It has been very, very pretty though - bright blue skies and a dusting of snow on the hills.

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    1. That sound lovely but the dusting of snow too cold, we are having a cold snap too.
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  7. Your home looks just so COMFY. And the remodelling in your son's place... WOW. I want a video tour when the whole shebang is done!! :)

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    1. I not very good with videos they turnout very strange, he has tenants moving in they are friends of his and they all ready have furniture moved in so I not sure if I will get any more photos but will try.
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  8. The elephant and vase are two very nice additions to your garden, I'm sure you'll find the perfect spots for both of them.
    I like the tiny houses on top of your book shelves, I had a similar collection once but gave them away when I moved.
    Blooming Jasmine! I'd better start stocking up on antihistamines.

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    1. The little houses are very sweet but haven't seen them in the shops for a long time now.
      You can spell jasmine, I call it was jasman most of the time.
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  9. Hari OM
    Like others, I love your garden 'china'... I had a similar elephant in Asquith; but it was one thing which had to be rehomed when I moved... as did all the material I had gathered!!! Why I had so much I don't know, 'cuz I am NOT a sewer. Awwwww and nothing like a a hug and kiss to start the day. YAM xx

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    1. I do sew a lot but no longer make clothes as they as so cheap in the shops and I now live in casual stuff only but i still like to collect material not sure why.
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  10. Sunsets and sunrises never fail to amaze me.
    I really like the material!
    Jane x

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    1. I like the different lights and colours at sun set and sunrise.
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  11. that is a beautiful bathroom!!! I like your weakness for fabric, I too share that one, lol, its really pretty the new fabric, I sure hope you don't have to hot a summer, the fire you have are so scary, we have 7 fires burning here in our province right now, the smell of smoke is in the air, your garden is still looking beautiful it must be wonderful to grow stuff all year, the twins are beautiful and look so loving, I hope your computer troubles fix themselves,

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    1. If we get a wet spring and a mild summer things will be ok but if it's hot and dry that's not so good.
      My computer is still very slow but a bit better but the radio is stopping and starting today maybe reception problems.
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    2. Do you know how to delete cookies and browsing history? Do you know how to defragment your hard drive? Doing those will sometimes speed things up a bit.

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    3. I will have a chat to my computer person when i next see him, I don't delete anything I too worried about losing it all.
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  12. Cats have such a ritual! I am certain a cuppa taken on your patio must be heavenly.
    Wildland fires risks? I hear you! It's has been a disaster here this Summer and it is not over yet!

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    1. It's hard to get the photos of their greeting but I had my camera with me so I took the photos without them knowing, they are a bit camera shy.
      I've seen your fires on the news.
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  13. Love your posts Merle. Darling twins and lovely garden as usual. The warm sun is lovely during the day at the moment, but like you,not looking forward to Summer.

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    1. Often when the winters are mild so are the summers lets hope so.
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  14. A fun little tour of things, Merle -a good job that your son has done on the bath and nice gifts they have given you, too. I like the vase especially and it is like the fabric you have bought. I think it is very pretty fabric. I have a soft spot for a pretty piece of fabric, too. Guess I better get to sewing some of it. Your kitties are very sweet and sociable. Mine start out with a swat and a hiss. Hope you get a nice rainy summer this year. Our wildfires are horrible this year - so hot and dry. Have a good week. xo Karen

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    1. I hoping for rain too.
      It's funny how we like pretty stuff even my daughter will buy material and she doesn't sew, often she has something in mind for it and I will make it for her, but I still have materials she bought years ago.
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  15. ..hello Merle... I like the bathroom renovation.... and I'd love to have breakfast with the twins... so gorgeous... Hugs... Barb xxx

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    1. The twins and Drummy always want some but if you feed them first they aren't so bad.
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  16. Merle,
    That elephant is so unique. I've never seen anything like it. It looks good in your garden. The twin cats are sweet. I especially like that last picture of them. They look like they love each other so much.

    Thank you for your words on Jess getting her Master degree. It was an exciting day for us all.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  17. Glad you had such a nice holiday


    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  18. I always love seeing your garden and your kitties are cuties!!

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