Thursday, 30 April 2015

A new weather station and sun at last.



 Out shopping today before the rain comes back again tomorrow, paying bills at the post office they had these weather stations so I bought one, I thought they were pretty good and only $5 but their was only two left they were much more the other day so I guess they were trying to get rid of left over stock.


 Drummy painting is almost finished her drumsticks are not right she has filled out a lot in the last few weeks.

 I'm not much good at selfies, but I try.
 It was a lovely day yesterday  so I took some sunny shots as it's not going to last tomorrow afternoon more clouds and rain on Friday and Saturday.




 Two pumpkins are growing the others must have rotted or fallen off, as they are just gone.

 Blue sky and very little cloud.
 Dry areas, that's nice.




 and a clean floor.




Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Breakfast with Dummy and hail in autumn on Anzac day.

It's hard to eat with Drummy she always wants some and will have a go at anything.
The beer fairy wanted noodles for breakfast these are spicy and of course we must eat them out of a saucepan. I sat there and laughed then got the camera.
He tried standing up.
but gave up and just fed them to her, she jumps up and grabs the noodle but I was a bit slow and this one is a bit fuzzy.


she ended up with about half.
Today is Anzac day beautiful morning sunny and warm but the afternoon clouded over very quickly and the heavens opened masses of rain and hail, we only got a small amount compared to the rest of Sydney.
we have been putting down newspaper as our laundry floods


and Drummy like to sit in the toilet when raining she just doesn't like wet feet.


It just pours off the gutters they just can't cope
My solar power box is all alight I think it is transferring power back to the grid but normally you don't notice it but it is so dark.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Lots of drama at bingo today.



 The fire alarm went off at bingo today, no one took much notice of it as it happens from time to time usually they work it out and it's not a problem.
About 20 mts later went we were getting our lunch they announced everyone was to leave at once.
We had separated my friends mother who is 98 and on a walker had gone off to play the poker machines as she had her lunch earlier, we had a quick scoot around but were ushered out by the staff.
She was helped out by one of the staff members and this fellow went to look for her and wheeled her up to where we were waiting, they were very good and I was very impressed by the kindness shown to her, no panic by the 98 year old, at all see stay calm and you will live for ever.

 This is my friend new hairstyle a little bit wind blowen as it's windy and raining a lot today and we been standing around in the rain for a bit.
Anyway we went back to the club but were told to go out again as the problem wasn't  fixed after that we just went down to the car park and drove home as soon as we allowed into the car park.
It was on the news 1200 people were involved and it was a fire in a pizza oven and had moved into ducts so that's why it took so long to be located and controlled but all is well now.

 Plenty of firemen and police out the front.
 and fire trucks.


 Remember the bears up a tree well they were having a party today, even have a car up there for a quick getaway.

 I bought this jigsaw for a few dollars last week, it took a week to do
 it much easier than the one with 1000pieces it took a month, do you like jigsaws I find them relaxing.
This one only has 500 pieces.


 These two were not too friendly too busy eating and cleaning up afterwards.
I was waiting on the front porch to go to bingo as it's pouring outside.
Nothing like fresh water off the roof.
And this is the 98 year old lady being rescued and escorted by a kind gentleman.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

What do you pay for haircuts

My  friend had a hair cut and a perm she looks lovely but I didn't have a camera with me so no picture but it is funny that hair is being talked about on the radio this morning.
It's talk back so people are ringing to say how much they pay for a haircut the most expensive is $375.00 they did get a colour job too but that's just crazy, oh and a cup of coffee, I would want a full meal with cake and coffee.
I've had a few trips to the hairdresser in my life, but now my hair is shoulder length and is often in a bun out of the way and much cooler in summer, just think of the money I've saved and colouring is not happening any more now I'm a soft grey.
 The best haircut in the world, my very first look it couldn't be cuter
 The teen years and early twenties.
 My first perm

 Even Boo Peep had a hair cut, here he is napping on a very short lounge.
 Still painting small birds


But started a beach scene not got too far with this.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

The easter break

 I had to do some banking on the day before the Easter break but just missed the bus home it's a great service to Merrylands one every hour unless they cancel one then it's every 2 hours but only had to wait 1hour not to bad quite relaxing really but this was the traffic the whole time I know Sydney traffic is bad but this is out in the suburbs it is getting worse by the day and there was a lot of people out and about.
 This is a interesting building down the road a bit, it was a service station when we moved here about 20 years ago it was closed then knocked down, vacant for a few years about 7 or 8 then this building appeared over a long period flats or units on top and was to be a medical centre downstairs but now it's for rent so I hope something happens soon.
 The beer fairy called me into the kitchen with the camera, Drummy was having a chat to the tea towels maybe she was telling me to change them they were grubby and due to be changed but when the hen notices you should change it so I did that and there has been no chats since.

 I started two new paintings with small birds
 Not got too far
 This is my new kitchen mat, we were home most of Easter so I sat and made this, it was cool and wet most of the time.
 The floor is cement and so cold when washing up, my legs hurt and the feet are ice blocks very quickly but regular mats always end up very dirty but this one goes in the washing machine, may be I will make it a bit bigger but must get some more thick wool.
 

 It's cooling off Leeroy just doesn't want to go outside but wants to sleep in the sun so she's found a spot to sleep.

I was doing some cleaning and came across this photo of me feeding the same birds as the one who stayed with us last week but my hair is more appealing than the food, this was up in Queensland bird park, they give you bowls of a honey and seed mixture and the birds come in from everywhere and eat out of your hand a great experience, of course this was a few years ago but the park is still going strong as far as I know.

Riding in a police car and exploring the garden.

Camera malfunction here. The cops are on their way. The twins spent some time in ...