Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Cold weather and a warm fire.

This is the new article added to the household it's a ultrasonic vaporiser, they are good to sleep with they keep the air moist as my nose dries out and cracks when I sleep, I use it about 4 times a week and am happy with it, it does the job, you can put oils in it and you have a perfumed bedroom but I  stick to eucalyptus oil .
My visitors had gone home to the sunny state so all quiet on the western front.

The oven has been fixed and cleaned so now I can do baked dinners and proper roast spuds and biscuits and cakes.
But the top plates are rusting away, every time I clean them bits fall off, a  new stove coming up soon

Started a new painting, doing more this winter I weather is colder than last year so more time inside with the heater.
But burning off the dead tree is always great, big stuff goes in the inside fire but all the little stuff outside, lots of pine needles they do smell good so the neighbours don't complain cause it does get smoky and we can always wack on the top and do a sausage or two.


The beer fairy chops up the bits I can't do then sits down to enjoy the warmth, he is out of shorts it must be cold.

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  1. Vaporizers are good! Nothing worse than dry air.
    And, don't you just hate when appliances got old. And they never seem to cost less that the first one, twenty years back.

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    1. The vaporizer is working.
      What do you mean 20 years back this stove is not that old and has been nothing but trouble.
      Merle..........

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  2. I like the colors in the new painting,, beautiful!
    The fire looks lovely, I love the smell of a fire,, I like to cook over an open fire too!!

    We are in the depth of summer and you are winter,, amazing isn't it!!

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    1. Pity we couldn't swap a day or two sometimes.
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  3. Hooray for vaporisers.
    Sigh on the stove front. So frustrating. And finding another which 'fits' in the space of the old one is always challenging.
    Looking forward to seeing more of that painting.

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    1. THis one is a bit too small for the space but I was thinking of gas but we are not connected yet but if I find a electric one I will go that way as we have solar power, our last bill was $25.00 odd you just can't top that.
      The painting is not going well at the moment.
      Merle.........

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  4. Crikey ..... the beer fairy's got long pants on!! It MUST be cold. Dad's still in his shorts so it must be warmer up here, aye?? What's with Aussie men and long pants?? My Dad hates 'em!!! Mum can't wait to see more of your painting. She reckons it looks real good so far.

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    1. You are right Aussie men are weid, I have a picture of the beer fairy sitting in snow in his thonges [that is the feet thonges for my American friends}
      They must think there legs are pretty.
      As I said earlier painting not going well.
      Merle.......

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  5. My daughter uses a vaporizer much like this. It help a lot!

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  6. Isn't a back yard blaze just wonderful on a cold day.

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    1. Sure is I happy to waste the whole day looking into flames.
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  7. I had a vaporiser many years ago when my youngest had trouble breathing at night because of viral asthma. Not true asthma, just brought on by a heavy chest cold. my ex borrowed it one year for his new baby daughter and I never saw it again. Luckily we didn't need it.
    That stove top looks like it has been well used, hope a new one isn't too far away. I like the thought of roast dinners.
    Your new painting has Angus in it, I see.
    Love the backyard fire, I could almost warm my hands on my screen.

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    1. I had something called Airways diease a long time ago and breathing is not always easy, my daughter thought it might help and it has.
      My stove is not a well unit always a problem.
      That was a cat but may well end up being Angus as a cat it looks a little odd.
      Today it's raining so no fire outside today.
      Merle........

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  8. The vaporizer sounds like a great idea. I like your new painting, I found the dog. I love the smell of a fire too, glad the beer fairy is staying warm. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. I would if this rain would go away.
      Did you lose a dog I must have missed that one.
      Merle.........

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  9. Hari OM
    I too have experienced the benefits of a vaporizer - glad it is helping you! Yes I was reading about the snow in the mountains and low low temps; I have a theory that every fifth winter in Sydney gets to freezing point! The scene of the BF could be happening here in our 'summer'!!! YAM xx

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    1. You could be right about the winters that 's so we remember what cold is.
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  10. That fire looks good. Never heard of that type of vaporiser....your painting looks nice. Poor stove tops, I bet they have done some cooking...

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    1. They have done lots of cooking.
      The fire smells good too it was a pine tree that died.
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  11. ... Hi Merle... I love the outdoor fire....sausages sound great....
    .. Sydney weather sure has been cold... long pants are the way to go...
    ... see you Friday for the Art Gallery visit...
    .. Hugs... Barb xxx

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    1. Will ring you later today, it's not too cold today but then it's raining, guess we can't have all our own way.
      Merle........

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  12. Oh I like your vaporizer what a great idea! Always such fun to see you my friend

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  13. Hey, Merle, I love your painting! The colors are lovely~ Poor old stove. Every time we had to replace a major appliance, our daughter insisted we all stand next to it and have a photo taken. Such a funny little tradition. I hope you're enjoying those sausages cooked over the fire! Nothing tastes better than food cooked outside. Take care!
    Donna

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    1. Thats not a bad Tradition you have a record if you date the photo, I always forget when I buy stuff and always lose the purchase docket after the warranty wears out, but this stove was a lemon from the start, always a problem
      Merle............

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  14. Yep vaporizer are very helpful here too in the winter the house air is very dry so my peeps had a vaporizer added to the furnace.
    Lovely art my sweet friend
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. I finding it works, a friend of mine alway had a bowl of water in front of her heater in winter but as we have a fireplace that doesn't really work , and I don't have a heater in the bedroom lots of house fires when people leave them on and go to sleep.
      Merle........

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  15. Your stove is definitely loved. If it works well, is there a way to just replace the burners?

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  16. Amazing blog and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!

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