Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Potted colour

Thanks to Donna, Nic, Brodie & Taylor I have repotted my colorful cacti. As from tomorrow I will start using the calendar from Jade, Chris & Shannen, thank you all so much.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday morning Lagoon

8.30am and warming up, the lagoon will be very busy today as the temp reaches 32+.
May have to go for a swim when the sun goes down.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Hot weather & bread

Not too much mess to clear up, swimming lessons for the kids going on. Two people were fishing from the reef into the lagoon, had a go at them but they didn’t stop. So many fish hooks have been found in the water that it won’t be long before someone really gets badly hurt. Weather warming up, 39ยบ on 1.1.09. That’s hot!!

I made some bread today, recipe adapted from ‘rosemary damper’ as I added fresh tomato juice instead of water. Taste is excellent (could do with more rosemary & maybe add garlic) but it is more like a cake or scone. Lot of washing up - juicer (5 bits), grinder, bowl, sieve, measuring spoon & baking tin. All worth it. Hot bread & butter mmmmmmmm.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday afternoon at the Lagoon.

3pm Car park and rubbish bins full. May have to clean up beach tomorrow morning.
Hope there is not too much plastic! Seems to be a regular job for Mondays.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

View from a bed

4.30 pm - sun shine through crystals reflected on to the bedroom wall.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

English Country Garden in Oz

The back veranda of the garden I have been watering.

All quiet on the Western front

8.30 am Air temp 18 deg Water temp 21deg very windy.
Just me & my shadow + a few seagulls.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Another roast supper

And the makings of great salad.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dry grass & bamboo

New 'summer' look for front of house.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Poor wee thing

Found this monster (all of 1 inch long!) caught in some matting outside.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Roasted veg

And then, because the weather was cooler, last night I had the vegetables roasted in olive oil with cracked black pepper (forgot to put the garlic in!). Steamed the tops of the beetroot, added to the plate & enjoyed. Jamie would be proud.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Supper last night

Carrots, onions, beetroot & tomatoes courtesy Bill & Brendas garden. Parsley & chives about all I have in my garden at the moment. Store bought lettuce (can't you tell!).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Swimming buddies

Low tide at Yanchep Lagoon, 8.30 14th December - water COLD.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Just come across another very good author, Brenda Walker. ‘The Wing of Night’ a powerful novel of love & war, written in 2005.

Perth based writer Brenda Walker recently released her fourth novel, The Wing Of Night. She draws on years of research about WW1, and her own family history in a novel about the impact of war at home”. From Life matters ABC

The novel is mainly set in the farming communities of the south west of Western Australia where women were left to run farms. They formed strong bonds with their neighbours which transcended class divisions.

The book also explores what it was like for the men who survived the war and returned home.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

11.30 today

The flower is not my favourite colour but it seems it crops up often in my digital art, 'Labyrinth 1' so here is another shot taken this morning.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Two big kookaburras sitting on a wall, one with a chip & one with ****** all.

11 am this morning & getting bigger.
Arrived today an email from Mr T. about
'The way to inner peace at Christmas..."

I am passing this because it definitely worked for me today, and we all could probably use more calm in our lives.

Some doctor on the radio this morning said that the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started.

I looked around my house to see things I'd started and hadn't finished and before leaving the house this morning...

1. I finished off a bottle of Merlot,

2. I finished a bottle of shhhardonay,

3. a bodle of Baileys Irish something,

4. a butle of vocka,

5. the res of the Chesescke

6. an a box a chocolets.

Yu haf no idr how gud I fel.

Peas sen dis orn to dem yu fee ar in ned ov inr pece.

Monday, December 08, 2008


Suddenly the globe artichokes burst into flower just when I thought they would look really good dried. (See 1st pic on Nov 26th).

I am reading a Rosie Thomas book ‘Iris & Ruby’. Another excellent one. Quote: “Memory is not a recipe or a shopping list. Memory is the scent of clear water at an oasis, the brush of lips on naked skin, a plangent chord”.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

First dip

Went to see Sue at Indian Ocean Gifts in Yanchep yesterday. So many items that were tempting, in the end I bought this cute little box to put my washing in. There were other things which I will show after Christmas.

This morning I had my first dip in the lagoon, many people were there as it is Abalone season. Where do they all come from? Most of them left just before 9o/c and it was back to a few locals, no doubt later today it will be packed again.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Textile art, rubber stamps & my collection of pins.