Thursday, April 30, 2015

... fun and games with hail..... 2015-4-30 xx





... Wild hail storms last week.....  and it's not even Winter....... possibility of more to come.....



.... a lot of leaf damage in the garden....... so sad to see..... Mum's Impatiens went from ...
...............................................this ............. to this ...... in a matter of minutes...........

.a bit sad.. but we were lucky that there was no serious damage done to our house.....some roofs collapsed with the weight of the hail.....
We have to clean out our gutters and have our flashing checked to prevent more leaks in the back room......   Very lucky really......



...10am ..having a cuppa at the side table..........  4pm... a mess...



In spite of the storm there were some flowers that looked pretty....

 






We hope that we don't get any more hail storms..... they are a bit of a worry...

I hope everyone had a pleasant week.... 


.... see you all soon.....
Hugs ... Barb  xxxx





Monday, April 20, 2015

...this happened Today... 2015-4-20 .....




hello... it's Monday here in Sydney Australia.. and it's been raining heavily all day.....

'This Happened' was the prompt for today on my photo page ... and I thought I'd share what happened today with you here .....


2015-4-20 ... PaD ... This Happened..... Sorry for the long story, but this is what happened to me today.....
WELL..... we started our Monday in the usual way... we went to the club for Bingo. After bingo we went to play the poker machines, when suddenly we had to evacuate the club because there was a fire in one of the eateries. OK... Couldn't find Mum... (read Stressing here)... we had to go across the street.. it was raining Rang hubby, he was at the other exit. .neithe...r of us could see Mum in the crowds of patrons lining the street........ I was asking staff and everyone I recognised if they had seen Mum.... one of the staff said he had taken Mum safely out of the building... I was so relieved.... rang. hubby and told him where she was and he went to get her....
In the meantime this wonderful gentleman had taken off and I saw him wheeling Mum in her walker towards me... ( main photo).. Mum was waving to let me know she was ok..... ( then I took the photo)..... staff helped him across the road then hubby arrived... Mum, Merle, Hubby and I all accounted for...
When we were allowed back inside Mum headed straight to the poker machines and 5 minutes later we had to leave again... they let us stay at the entrances this time..... Hubby got Mum a drink from the machine and it spilt all over the floor.. (see hubby mopping it up).....
When this alert was over Mum wanted to go back to the pokies... I said "NO WAY...we're going home now... two evacs is enough... I don't want to stay for a 'third time proves it' alert .....
The staff and patrons were all wonderful... xxxx All's well that ends well xxxx





... Hope everyone has a great week ...
Hugs .... Barb  xxx

Sunday, April 19, 2015

... yummy treats... 2015-4-19 ...





.... my eldest Grand daughter is expecting her first baby in about 6 weeks time.....

...Her Mum,(my eldesr daughter) .. is organising a Baby Shower for her on the day before Mother's Day.....
We have all put our hands up to bring goodies.....
.......It will be High Tea....... so expecting some delicious treats.....

Well .... my hubby has decided he will do scones... so yesterday he made a batch of Lemonade scones for practice as it's been a few years since he's made any.......

......... mixing the dough.........

..... and in they go..............

.........  and here they are..... looking good, just need the jam and cream..........yummo.....
...he was happy with them... and so were we.......xxxx  ...lovely afternoon treat... xxx

Can't do this too often because hubby and I are dieting...... xxxx


.... it was afternoon tea time for the Ants too..........a few seconds after this photo was taken the ants were all fighting in the middle of the flower... they were moving to quickly for me to photograph...


.........  here's a little spider in it's web.... it's  not very big and I didn't see it until I downloaded and then I saw him.... nice discovery....... xxxx


See you all soon....
Hugs..... Barb xxxx

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

...Kitchen Bench update...... 2015-4-14




Hello again.....

I had a lovely sleep in this morning... Tuesday 14th.... and when I came out to the dining room my Hubby was just finishing up installing the new kitchen bench.
We bought the bench over 6 months ago when we started giving the place a 'facelift' and he wasn't up to putting it in until the last week.....
I love the look and we are all happy with the Kitchen Dining room area now it's finished.....
The little trims of the stainless steel look contact is perfect ..



 
 





 See you all soon......
Hugs... Barb  xxxxx



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Dining bench saga.....and other things..... 2015-4-12...




Hello there.......



Hubby has been busy making more Planter boxes for the front yard..... he likes making these.. I think we'll have to give some away soon.. running out of space for them ...LOL...

...we have another three planters on the other side of the bins..... all with Gazanias in them... looks lovely.....


...These ones are ready for the vegies ... hubby has seeds in and is waiting for  them to sprout.....



We spent Easter working in the side garden.....
...we moved plants...
...threw out plants...
...re-potted... and pruned plants....
AND.... opened up the top end for more seating and relaxing.....

... just weeding and the final cleaning of the table and chairs..(they all had pots of plants on them and are stained) ...will be lovely when finished...


I got busy and recovered all our assorted placemats and coasters in the heavy duty checker plate contact I used on the benches..... they look great.....

 


Hubby installed the new grey bench top in the dining room ... that was a bit chaotic... but it looks wonderful......


..here he id taking the bookcase off the end ..... I had him attach this years ago.... now he cut it down to bench height and installed it at the other end.....

.....  we have separation........ Notice the cupboard is NOT completely emptied yet...  when he starts a job he doesn't care about these little details....

......... removing the little shelf and the overhanging end of the bench........
.... ready to trim the base........ I love the 'action' here...... ( he didn't know what photos I took ...only that I had the camera..lol...)
.. shortened bookcase and the new placing of it......
.........  the new top in place..........
....... just needs the edging on the curved corners that he cut for me ........... I love it....
I'm looking forward to the kitchen bench being replaced now.... but this is a two man job and will have to wait a little longer ....




.... Mum was given these beautiful tulips for Easter ..... she loved them... the last one lost it's petals today... they lasted a whole week... xxxx

AND ..... I found a Frog in one of my Broms......
... he's an Emerald spotted tree frog....... here's a close up...... I love him.......
... he does have faint green spots on him that will get darker as he gets older..so I've been told..... I love the diamond shape in his eyes........
..Sadly I haven't seen him again.... so glad for the camera...  xxxxxx


 Keep well everyone and I'll see you soon......
Hugs and Blessings... Barb xxxx