Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hello world,


I hope everyone has had a nice fortnight.


Our spring weather is being shy and is not staying with us yet,winter still has us in it's clutches. The flowers are just beautiful,everywhere I look there is a sea of colour. I have successfully grown 1 sweet pea plant this year,it has a lovely purple flower. My christmas bush is coming into flower now so I should have a nice pink bush for our get-together. The pointsettia is covered in bright red blooms and looking dramatic, so are the cactus plants----red flowers everywhere!!!


The green budgie has been sent to the backyard aviery and has settled in quite well.It still wont fly properly but it gets around by climbing on the wire walls and using the ladders. The white budgie is feeding it---need to keep my eye on them .


Our family health issues are stable at the moment, thank the Lord, I hope improvement is the next step.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HelloWorld, I'm happy to report that I've only got to get a couple of family presents and that part of my Christmas preparations will be done, wrapped,tagged and bagged ready for the Day of the Get-together. I'm still knitting hats for my lucky dips, the count is 20 with more to come. We have won 3 legs of ham at Bingo so we have plenty to share with the family for the festive season. I've decided on a Santa theme for this year, so my next job (with Kevin's help) will be going through all our decorations. My challenge is to find a balance between my desire for Total Over The Top and Mum,s desire to pretend It's Not Happening ----looks like fun.

We have some health issues in the family at this time (brother, cousin, aunt in particular) so please say some prayers for them.

I'm going to pack some of my decorative collectable (some people would dispute this) treasures away for a while so I can bring out 1 collection at a time for maximum impact. I'll have a dedicated display area for this.

We're sprucing up our outdoor area and it's looking very smart at the moment. The constant leaves from the campher laurel tree (which technically belongs to our next-door neighbour--but has a trunk that has grown through the fence and trunk and canopy are now mostly in our yard) which we love for it's shade in summer,keeps Kevin busy. I'd like to begin a trend of leaving leaves where they fall and calling them Natures Designer Leaves and just live with them---- but Mum and Kevin call this messy and are always sweeping them up and putting them in the green bin. Maybe I'm just a bit lazy --but we won't go there.

We've been watching a fair bit of the Commonwealth Games and all our athletes are wonderful.
Especially Michael Hooker who took out the gold medal in pole vault with his first jump.Amazing.

We have inhereated a green budgie from our grandson who found it in his yard. It can't fly up, only level and fluts to the floor. Sooooo now we have 2 birds in cages living in our dining room.
I'm trying to hand tame it and teach it to fly so we can pass it on to someone else or release it into our aviary- but- human nature being like it is we'll probably become so used to it just being there, that it will live there forever UNLESS it starts screetching----- then who knows what will happen to the poor little thing.

Back to my hats,
Bye for now,
Barb