Friday, 8 June 2018

Winter here at last.

Well winter is here the loungeroom looks very gloomy.
So I started a jigsaw puzzle, I told the beer fairy 3 weeks to finish it, this is after 4 days it is slow going but with a hot cup of coffee and the fire or heater on it quite pleasant sitting here looking for bits that fit.
A day out in Parramatta paying bills and checking out the shops here I am sitting on the bus stop watching the cranes moving stuff around lets hope they don't drop anything it has been known to happen.
Almost two weeks now moving along.


Now sitting on Granville train station watching the cranes again about 8 months ago these buildings were not here but Sydney is a hive of activity,  developers have gone crazy,  big money is to be made here now. I have lived in Granville for a long time nothing much happened for about 20 years but in the last few years so many new buildings have gone up mainly all units selling off the plan in a lot of cases ok if the developer doesn't go broke it has been known to happen.
Talking of selling my daughters house was sold last Saturday, the house looked lovely,  freshly painted all minor repairs done and staged with lovely furniture but it was a bit alien to me I more familuar with the laughter of the twins and sometimes crying, toys all over the floor and the distinct smell of my furry friend who is staying with me until they buy a house in NZ. 
The back yard is much improved as Angus often dug  holes and grass had no chance to grow.

It is the sweetest little house, pictures are a bit odd because I took photos from the advertising as there were lots of people at the auction.
Well look at that I 'm finished it only took 2and a bit weeks.
 I filled my pond up well half of it

 All my trees that are not evergreen are stripped of their leaves



 and leaves everywhere these fell last night I  cleaned the leaves yesterday morning.
 My maple is just sticks.




Thats it for now I was going to show you a picture of Angus but he is fast asleep under my bed so next time.

26 comments:

  1. It must be a huge relief to have the house sold quickly.
    We still have a few trees clinging desparately onto their leaves but most of them are down now.
    Love your jigsaw. I don't have the patience.

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    1. Yes the market is on a downward slide according to the news but they are still buliding here .
      Doing jigsaws teaches you patience.
      Merle........

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  2. I'm not at all surprised the house is sold already, it's a lovely little place. I like the jigsaw, is it 1000 pieces? My brother loves doing jigsaws and won't do anything less than 1000 pieces.

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    1. Yes 1000 pieces no challenge if not that many.
      Merle.................

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  3. Hari OM
    Congrats for the quick sale - as others said, no surprise. It's very bonny! I love a good jigsaw - that one you just did is Eileen Donan castle - about three hours drive North of me. I am a bit addicted to doing (and making) online puzzles... gathering leaves is one of those seasonal tasks not made any easier by ornaments and gravel - but we love them anyway, right?! YAM xx

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    1. Yes I knew it was in Scotland it looks cold there as is here too.
      Leaves do make good mulch.
      Merle.........

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  4. So glad the house sale went so well. I can't envy you your winter yet; our summer just won't start. It's cool to cold too often. I have on a jacket this morning.

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    1. We had a super hot and long summer everyone was looking forward to winter we are over that now looking forward to spring.
      Merle........

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  5. I gave up on the last large jigsaw. It was really hard and took up half the dining table and we had visitors coming for dinner and it was not even a quarter done.

    The house did look very neat and uncluttered.

    Always love seeing photos of your jungle.......ah, garden.

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    1. We no longer have many people for meals now I hate cooking for crowds and people often want to bring food maybe I'm not such a good cook.
      They did a good job and got a good price.
      The jungle is doing well loving the rain.
      Merle..........

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  6. Spring here for us......wow I have not done a puzzle in many years. A great winter project maybe. Meanwhile it's frantic garden work while it's cool enough. I see you have the windows open so not too cold I assume. Enjoy the cooler weather....Luv Janice

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    1. I always like the windows open in the morning but shut them at night now, I do like fresh air.a
      Merle.........

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  7. So good that winter is here now we are enjoying the rain too. The rate of building in Sydney must be very disruptive.

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    1. The rain is very good.
      Merle.........

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  8. Hello, it is great the house sold so quickly. I have not done a puzzle in a long time, it looks pretty. I like your garden and pond.
    Enjoy your day and weekend!

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    1. Yes nice that the house is sold and they can get on with looking for a new home in NZ.
      Merle.............

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  9. i don't mind winter so much, when it arrives, i am ready to hibernate!! and i like the cold air and snow...and also a good puzzle!

    your daughters house is adorable!!!

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    1. Snow never happens here what a surprise if it did.
      Merle.........

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  12. Sky not blue, leaves fallen and a wonderful jigsaw puzzle you did there..

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  13. Winter is there and OMCs it isn't even officially summer (June 21) and we are already have 90+ degrees F.
    Well done on the puzzle you are quick
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. OH that is warm fast.
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  14. Need to take care of our health during winter season...
    You have done a good job on the puzzle!
    Your daughters house looks beautiful!

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  15. Well done on the puzzle.
    So glad the house sale went well.

    All the best Jan

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