Friday, November 28, 2014

My Week on Friday.. Nov.28.2014....

...Hello...


...this week has been a great week......


As you know we had our Christmas party on the week -end.. and it was a great day....







..I won a ham at Bingo and we bought a new cushion for Mum's chair.... if it's comfortable for her we will buy some for the other chairs... so far Mum likes it...







With the recent heat waves we've been having it was decided to try and stop some of the heat coming through the sky light in the dinind room as Mum and I spend a lot of time in there...
It had clear glass at the ceiling ... so hubby took the glass out and covered it in silver reflective material ... we hope this works...
... we now have a dark room..... and we'll need to have the light on in the daytime.......







I put these 2 photos together because they made me smile.......




I took a close up of these lovely flowers from mu sister's garden..... I think they are beautiful... I was so pleased that she gave me a plant of them for my garden....






... and  this is a Petunia from her garden... it's so frilly and lovely... Mum loves it .. I tried to buy a plant but so far I've only found ordinary Petunias... I'll keep looking.....






... have a good week end everyone... I'll see you on Tuesday....
 Hugs and blessings....   Barb  xxx

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

...Smiles onTuesday.. Nov.25.2014..

...hello...
Welcome to some of the things that made me Smile over the last few days......

We had our Christmas get together on Saturday and little great grand sons were so cute...

                 ... Master 4 successfully picked up the bottle with the 'hand'  .. ...


                     ..... Master 2 with a musical Christmas bear .....


                 .... opening presents.......everybody's favourite part of the day.....


...AND... the best part was...

                                 .................. a Black Forrest Cake.........




...lately I've taken a liking to photographing  flowers with brick backgrounds..........







... See you all on Friday.....
Hugs and Blessings.......  Barb  xxx


Saturday, November 22, 2014

.. my Week on Friday.. Nov.21.2014..

... Hello everyone... we had a nice quiet week this week...
... big news of the week was winning over 6kgs of rolled baking pork at Bingo on Monday.... boy oh boy... was Mum pleased ... read Big Smiles here.. hehehe...

Hubby finished all the shopping early in the week for our get together on Saturday 22.. (today).. sheepish smile ...

... supplies ready and the table is waiting....




My sister and her husband came 'over the mountains' to be with us for today...


here she is chatting and having a nibble on some Christmas ham bits...
... and these lovely flowers are from her garden.....she was pleased  they traveled well...
                                 ... they came with a little 'friend' for Mum....


                  ......I'll leave you with a photo of my Apple Sauce simmering away.......



Have a lovely week end everyone... and I'll do a party catch up on Tuesday.....
Hugs and Blessings...Barb  xx

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

..Smiles on Tuesday..Nov.18.2014

... hello .... are you ready for some Smiles....
Yes ... it's Tuesday.. my happy day... 


.... I had a lot of fun putting new photos on my board today..... I printed  most of these on the week-end .....



... I love seeing my dishes all clean in my suspended dish rack..... big smiles here....


                ... some lovely Begonia flowers on my Begonia tree..........


                       .....  my first Chrysanthemum of the season......


                                   my Kyton's matching bed and chair......just for fun... needless to say he doesn't leave them like this...   


               ... thanks for popping in ..... see you on Friday  .......
Hugs and Blessings......  Barb  xx


Friday, November 14, 2014

My Week on Friday... Nov.14.2014.

 Hi ...
I hope everybody had a good week....
I was happy that my Christmas Decorations gave you something to smile about...
I love seeing the house all twinkling...

Mum's latest tests showed she had a UTI and needed antibiotics... so we saw the doctor on Monday morning... later that day the pharmacist came out and did a medication review for Mum....
...on Tuesday Mum had an appointment with the nurse at the Medical centre to have a full medical history summary done....
..On Wednesday she and hubby had a Podiatry appointment...
Each of these 'outings' only took about an hour and a half each ... but it was 3 days in a row and Mum was tired.....
Thursday Mum relaxed and enjoyed her time with the relieving carer  and today (Friday)..we all enjoyed a relaxing Ham, Chicken and Salad  lunch with some friends who came to visit...
...now Mum's enjoying the cricket ..


...Mum and our friend Edna .....





...Lunch is ready .....


... Ive been playing with the colour effects setting on my camera..... had a lot of fun....








...  I found the leaves on my Poinsettia are turning green ... I love the way it looks...







Have a good week end everyone and I'll see you on Tuesday....

Hugs and Blessings.....  Barb  xx

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

... Smiles on Tuesday .. Nov.12.2014 ...

... Hello everyone.....
It's my Smile time again........... (and I'm late ... sorry ...)

I've been busy working on my happiest job of the year.....
I have finished decorating the house for Christmas.....


                                         ... my little tree is all plugged in and twinkling .......


                          ... my knitted Santa is ready to give out the presents.......

                                          ... Rudolph is happy to be out and about ...

... Hope the rest of the week is filled with 'Joy' for you and I'll see you on Friday.....

Hugs and Blessings.....  Barb xxx


Friday, November 7, 2014

... my Week on Friday ... Nov.7.2014. ...

... a little peek at my week...

This week has been good... we have come to the end of our 'facelift' for the house and garden... and we are on time and on budget..... very pleased....

I decided to give hubby a surprise and 'do' the filing cabinet in the office ..... turned out well I think...



Bought this lovely Campanula plant for the front yesterday........





..here's my Mum, Merle and me having a cuppa and a chat on the front verandah today.....







I'm looking forward to putting up our Christmas decorations next week... my favourite job of the year.. so I've been finishing my Spring Cleaning by washing walls etc ready for the Tinsel treatment..... lol....


The lady who stays with Mum on a Thursday arfternoon brought her this lovely rose this week...





               ...... I found this Katydid in the garden the other day.....




... here's Kyton watching the passing parade of cars and people in our street....
... this is the driveway of the units next door to us that he's looking at.... but if he turns his head he can see whats going on straight up our side passage to the street... 


... I love the delicate beauty of this seed I found in the garden today......it's amazing how seeds transform into plants...


 Have a great weekend.. and I'll see you on Tuesday.....
Hugs and Blessings .. Barb  xx

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

...Smiles on Tuesday.. Nov.4.2014..

hello... welcomr to my Smile Day.....


My biggest smile this week was seeing the Hydrangea bushes starting to colour up.... they should be gorgeous for our party...





...hubby and I cleaned the paint off the front windows....... here's the 'during and after' .....




I put some 'welcome' Christmas decorations up near the front door.....  will add to them later..




                         ..I also took this photo of a wasp in my garden .... I love it.....




...hope you have a good week... see you Friday
Hugs and Blessings... Barb  xx