Monday, 28 September 2015

Spring cleaning well sort of.

It is spring and time for a good clean and I usually move furniture I have no before photos only after ones.
This is my lounge, lots of room for a nap when wanted
Still knitting still cool enough and lets face it I must do something while watching TV, is it me or is it super boring now, I am very tired of all these do up houses cooking up a meal and sing type shows all the block people look to me like would be actors trying to get a start in tv.
The beer fairs lounge, with his coffee table made in jail there is a story behind that (he didn't made it).
The little table was made by my son in wood work class at school.
The guest room my son and daughter in law are visiting next week.
I made the blue light shade it's got tiny little silver stars
on it and looks good at night but doesn't show up in a photo very well.
And the laundry all cleaned up, boy was that a hard job the floor was just rust plus, one of my cats is too old to jump up on the bench now so she eats on the floor so does Drummy a chicken that eats cat food .
Almost all gone
This the bench they always ate on because when Angus visits he just gobblies it all up in 10 sec's. I paint the doors on this cupboard every year as it's full of scratch marks well the two middle doors anyway.
New hot water system, works well and no leaks well so far anyway. Off to bingo now, wish me luck, goodbye for now...................

Sunday, 27 September 2015

A walk to the dentist.

 On the way to the dentist the other day I came across this shrub it was very pretty and I've never seen one quite like it, it's a Australian native but I don't know what it's called.


 But this is a street tree not very impressive but when in flower it lovely and the perfume is heavenly.
If any one knows the names of these plants I would like to know as they like the area and that always helps, well I'm at the dentists now I know I will end up with a sore mouth and a hole in my pocket for them to pull the money out.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Breakdown week a new hot wayer system

Well my computer died for a little while this week, seems ok now.
But many other things happened too.
Our hot water system died it has been sick for a while now.
I checked out all the ones that were now available thinking I would get a better one maybe a gas one that heated up water as you used it.
I asked for quotes on line so far nothing, they ask if you want them straight away or in a few days, well I said a few days I didn't want to be pushy but that was 4 days ago so we ending up buying one the same as what we had it just goes straight in with no modifications so here is hoping it works.
Some of the quotes I got over the phone were well over $3,000 so they are not cheap but so fat it's cost us $706.
I took some photos of the process.
The new one
 The old one.
As you can see they are very much the same.
Kidney is drinking the water leaking out of the old one
I took some garden pictures on the coffee break.

 Just checking the beer fairy is cleaning, not enough room for two will come back when he is finished.






 Still cleaning, that water was very rusty.
This is the mess we found after removing the old one.
Well its the day after and we have hot water, lovely hot shower last night much better than a bucket bath and we smell better too. When all the area dries out will put back the check lino.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

A boy and his bike

The beer fairy now has a bike, he hasn't been on a bike for a long time but they say you never forget how but he was a bit wonky, we have a bike track that followers Duck Creek for a few miles a nice ride beside water always good exercise.
 Well he did made it around the block and didn't fall off.
 Pidge was watching from a prime position.

 This is my new gazbo , since the tree died and we cut it down it's very hot up in the back area so this is the solution as it's only spring by summer it will be a oven it's a lovely place to have breakfast.
 Just enough shade.
 and perfume too.

 The table got a coat of paint too.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

A few days out and about.

DAVID JONES have a flower show every year have done for years but never been before didn't even know they had it.  It was quite lovely Barbara and I attended this year.
This was on the walk up to the flowers show, looked like a rope wall but it's made of cement pretty striking just a little bit different.

Wonderful arrangements of flowers in the store itself.

















These were taken through the window a lot of reflection but still very pretty.







Just a tree in Hyde park.












We went for a walk around town, they changed the sign outside of where I once worked.
I like these fellows beards bet they took a while to grow.
spooky long hall in the QVB
and strange little door with a rail over it wonder where it goes
Lift and arch

Other bits of the QVB building it's a wonderful place.





We had lunch with the birds before heading off home.






back to Barbs place for coffee and a chat.
Then on to visit my daughter, her partner and Angus.
He had a bath the next morning as it was a warm and sunny day it takes him all day to dry.

So here he is saying goodbye, time for me to go home now.

My bridge and the latest twins.

While driving around we drove across the bridge  I will take you along too. Approaching the bridge going past the pylons under th...