Friday, December 31, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 25

8.30am on the last day of 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Self Service

Can you see 'Bob' the blue tongue lizard stealing my tomatoes? Thank goodness there are enough for everyone. He does wait 'till the tomatoes are ripe.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Wednesday Wotsit

The sugar drum fairy.
Did anyone remember to buy earplugs?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Lettuce.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Watching the temperature rise.
Flopping around in front of a fan,with a wet shirt on reading The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. Now at last 4.45 the sea breeze is in & I think I'll go down to the Lagoon again.

Mellow Yellow Monday #101

8am this morning at Yanchep Lagoon.

Perth's maximum climbed to 40 degrees on Christmas day, rivaling the hot Christmas of 2007, which reached 41 degrees. This now makes it the second hottest Christmas day in at least 17 years. This heat is not budging either, with Perth forecast to remain above 31 degrees through to next weekend, even nudging 40 degrees again today.

And everyone headed for the beach.

The morning after the day before..........

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #136

With a rather HOT (40deg) Christmas, these ducks are mad if they don't run towards the water!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden

Yes, there were tomatoes for Christmas.

Friday, December 24, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 23

Cloudy but no chance of rain.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Peace at the Lagoon

Not many people around this morning at 8.45am.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Wednesday Wotsit - so this is what Christmas is all about!!

As some of you might have gathered I don't really "do" Christmas, but I found this from a blogger friend just down the coast. Love it!!!
(Can't seem to give you the full screen, so go to Robyn)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

Some red among the green gum leaves.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #100

Found in a bag of compost.
Congratulations to Drowsy Monkey on the 100th post of MYM

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #135

Reflection on kitchen wall.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 62

Lots of nice green tomatoes.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & family history

Abraham Beck christening 6 October 1788
St. Andrew Holborn, London.
Son of Abraham & Mary Beck of Shoe Lane.

Sarah Beck christening 26 November 1786
St. Andrew Holborn, London.
Son of Abraham & Mary Beck of Shoe Lane.
Hope they are a couple of mine!! Amazing history available on line now.
In the meantime I keep looking, reading & absorbing.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Wednesday Wotsit

The arm that fixed my shower.

On a slightly irreligious note do please take a look at Little People.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

Back in a while....... gone fishing!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #99

Sunshine on the Op Shop shelf.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #134

Hot sun, cool water = shadow.
Go here to see more bloggers shadows. Thanks Hey Harriet.

Yanchep Book Club Christmas Lunch Menu
Prawns, Sausages, Chicken Kebabs on the barbie, cold Turkey.
Greek Salad, Green Salad, Potato Salad, Roast Vegetables, Homemade Bread.
Pavlova with Strawberries & Mango, Ginger Nut Roll, Tiramisu.
Champagne, Wine, Orange Juice.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 61 +

Salad time -
lettuce, young spinach, the last of my spring onions, the first of my tomatoes, parsley, mint chives but no rocket. Mixed with small (not home grown) potatoes.


It's the Book Club Christmas Lunch tomorrow & I will be making bread. Not sure whether to try this bastard loaf or stick to a herb damper. Right now (as my bread maker has died) rising in the car is a bowl of multi-grain wholemeal loaf. I find it's the best place to rise & prove when there is no machine to do all the hard work. Should try the no knead bread one day!!

A few hours later....

On the right Laucke German Grain mix plus lots of seeds & nuts. On the left Laucke Barossa Sour Dough Rye mix plus red onion, sun dried tomatoes, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese & pinch of spice. Yes, the crust slathered with butter tasted good!

Friday, December 10, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 22

Not every cloud has a silver lining.
Spent yesterday twiddling thumbs as my modem decided to die.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

All lined up for Christmas shopping!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #98

A bit like life really, you can stub your toes, fall into some holes but if you are warned you can avoid most things.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #133

There are over 50 shadows to be seen, courtesy
Hey Harriet.
Here is mine.

Bob's back!
I really must do some weeding & clearing up.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 60

Little green tomatoes growing well now the weather has gone back to spring.

Just started to read 'the art of EATING IN' (How I Learned to stop Spending and Love the Stove) - found her blog - go here.

Friday, December 03, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 21

Running round & round & getting nowhere.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & stuff

After yesterdays tragedy on the road there was more news. A man bitten by a snake in Gingin (not far away) died & a raging bushfire at Karnup (down south) near Mandurah (no lives lost thank goodness).
The weather here has taken a dive temperature wise, I haven't been swimming for the last couple of days, plus my hip/back/leg is playing up. I've also been bitten by very small spiders (thought they were money spiders!).
While I was at the library giving Family History lessons I picked up these books. The Kate Atkinson one I started to read last week - not an easy read, plots within plots but I can't seem to put it down. Gives me an excuse to lay around.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Not good news - update

Two Rocks Road accident.

A 69-year-old British tourist has died after his vehicle collided head-on with a bus in Yanchep this afternoon. The man was initially trapped in his vehicle and later died at the scene. He was driving a Hyundai sedan northbound on Yanchep Beach Road near the intersection of Two Rocks Road when he drifted into the wrong lane and crashed into the Transperth bus. The bus was not in service at the time and had no passengers.

The Wednesday Wotsit

Blue South Western Swamphen - (Porphyrio porphyrio) Has a brick-red bill and frontal shield and red eyes. Head and upperparts black. Underparts, wings deep blue, white undertail. Legs are red. Lives in swamps and marshy paddocks. It flicks its tail when walking. Seen at Yanchep National Park.