Monday, April 29, 2013

Ups and Downs

 
Wellll ...............
This week my Mum had a fall and broke her wrist.......the Doctor said it was a small clean break and didn't need setting, just plaster.......sooo .....here she is enjoying a cup of coffee...


 
Mum is still able to do most things for herself.....I have to cut her meals into small pieces, but we are having mainly soft food......I get her pills out of the little bubbles for her .......she can still play Yahtzee and read the weekend papers.. but missed Bingo this week .....  Maybe next week, Mum



Earlier in the week I was visiting friends when the local cookatoos came in for a snack ..... these birds are quite lovely...but noisy ........
My friends little 3yr old likes to feed them....









These are Sulpher Crested Cookatoos and they live in large flocks in the wild.......they can live for up to 100 years or more in captivity...... not your average pet.....


....and this is me , hanging out the washing ......   an interesting week all round..........




See you soon..
Hugs and Blessings
Barb  xxx   

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Chilly Sun...and lazy days

We are well into Autumn here, if fact we're getting little touches of Winter...( just to let us know what's coming, hehehe)
I was hanging out the washing the other day and  noticed my dog, Kyton, sitting in a patch of sun.....SHIVERING....   poor baby..
                                      ...isn't this sad.... but sweet.......


                                     flowers on my Crown of Thorns......... I was going to crop the blurry bit out ... but then the photo  looked unbalanced.....so I left it as a little 'base' on the pic......



               .....I'm really pleased at the way these 2 hanging plants are thickening up...

...I love this pic of Mum sitting in  'her'  lounge room watching the footy .....( there is an ad on)......Mum only watches sport.....any sport....
We are often spread throughout the house..Hubby outside, me doing craft or housework and Mum in the lounge ........we get on well together......

...........Hubby reading out in the patio......... this is one of his favourite  things to do.......this   and cooking on the BBQ .....I'm lucky that he likes cooking and often does the evening meal for us......


See you soon...

Hugs and Blessings
Barb  xxx

Friday, April 19, 2013

Yellow and Blue.....

This week  I've been learning how to make photo collages.
It's been fun......






Here are a couple I did using yellow as my theme......



On Tuesday I went to use my computer and found it had problems loading pages..... I have no idea why....
my Hubby thinks one of the automatic up dated may have caused a glitch........
We spent most of Tuesday trying to fix the problems.....


Here we are comparing his Face Book with mine......his was fine but mine was reduced to a few words on an otherwise empty page......
I couldn't  do anything on my blog .........when I went to sign in I was told I didn't have a blog.....
After putting a clean-up scan through the computer, we were finally able to access the blog and FB... but  some things were different and it took quite a while to figure out how to post photos again....


We went shopping today and bought a new glass cordless kettle......
When you switch it on it glows blue........I love it...


............................ isn't this a lovely way to make the tea and coffee ? ......................







Hope everybody had a good week....
Hugs And Blessings.....
Barb  xxx

Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy doings...

Mum went for a check-up a few days ago ..and I'm happy to report that she has recovered from the cellulitis in her legs........Good news ...happy Mum.

We have finished in the garden and all is neat and tidy......including the ponds..you can see a fish in the bottom pond



Hubby has moved some Bromiliads into the Lily House......and put up a shelf for the Lillies.....
..I have been calling this area the LilyBrom House........








Had a busy day shopping and saw this interesting juice bar with wonderful display ideas ... just had to show these...

                                      .....my busy day..................



I just loved the tilted storage boxes...


.........all these compartments are wire fronted.....




I'll leave you with this lovely Cyclamen my sister Gwen gave to Mum  when she came for a short visit a couple of weeks ago.......I love the colour.......


Hugs and Blessings
Barb  xx

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Grandparents Day...

Just before Easter, Hubby and I went down to the school that our eldest daughter's children go, to for Grandparents Day.
The school is a 2 hour drive from our place.






This is our Grand children.......

Abbey , on the right is Class and School Captain .....and Luca, in the centre is Prefect.......they are both in year 6 and go the High School next year.......Blake, with the hat, will be in primary for a while yet, he is in year 5.....






The children conducted a special Assembly for all us Grands......... there were achievment awards handed out and the choir sang  some song for us....it was lovely....


...our Blake, on the left.... received an award....... we were very proud of him.....



  
We went to their class rooms and helped make Easter Hats for the Parade..........that was fun......





Here are our Grands in their hats.......











...........  A   FUN     DAY    for us and the children at the school.......BUT....... my daughter cleans the school every day and was NOT happy with the mess.........luckily ......
 it was mostly paper and she was able to vacc it up.......hehehe.....she really didn't mind.....


Hugs and Blessings
Barb xx

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hello and a catch up...

Hello peeps.......

I've not been regular with my blogging for a while now....but I plan to change  that...

Mum has been a bit restricted with cellulitis in her leg ... and had to have weekly visits to Drs..for the last month ..... this wore her out a bit. I spent extra time playing Yahtzee with her and my two sisters came and spent time with her...they both live about 5 hours away...but come from 2 different directions......my brother came a couple of times and sent Hubby and I to the movies while he cooked some tasty cakes for Mum (and us)......Mum loved these visits and the extra phone calls from family....

...as you can see.... Mum was not comfortable .....it was much easier for her to sit with her leg on a cushion on a stool.........
The infection seems to be gone at the moment...but she still has to take care........


I bought some lovely colourful flowers for the window boxes to brighten up Mum's view...

...It rained heavily and the flowers looked a little worse for wear........

...then ...it hailed and the flowers were no more....... a bit sad............no flowers for Easter......
I'm hoping the plants make a comeback

My sister gave Mum  this lovely Cyclamen......so she had at least one lovely plant to look at.....








.....One last photo for today.......

I put a bright orange flowering plant  and some ornaments on my lovely yellow chair........this makes me smile.....



Hugs and Blessings..
Barb  xx