Friday, July 31, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #55

Just back from playing Mah Jong where we caught the sun vanishing into the ocean, leaving us with another chilly night.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

True Colours Thursday - Red, White & Blue

Another postcard for someone, anyone, anywhere. Just need your address.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

Just a few blogspots I have found while cruising
one for knitters

here is one about body parts…
Janes London

one for dog lovers
My Life by Buster

this one for cat lovers
My Cats & Funny Stories

Here is one for lovers of food
Eat Make Read
and this
Garlic Breath

one for gardeners albeit a US site
In My Kitchen Garden

and this one just because…..
Lifes Free Treats

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Today's Flowers #50

My garden is flowerless so this is not my petunia.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #29

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Thanks to Drowsey Monkey

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS

Finally finished ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ just in time for next Tuesday Book Club. It will be interesting to find out what the others thought of it, if indeed they managed to get anywhere near the end. I have just started ‘The Shifting Fog’ by Kate Morton, slightly sentimental but easy reading.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturdays Birds

Kalbarrie Pelicans

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sky Watch Fiday #54

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

True Colours Thursday - EMERALD

I have lots of EMERALD parsley in my little garden.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

I would love the thank the person who sent me this card - unfortunately I can't read the signature! Anyone out there??? :~)

I was looking forward to my evening meal of roast chicken, potatoes, carrots & beetroot glazed with olive oil. I have just dropped it on the tiled floor & it's gone slithering all over the place with the dish in many pieces! :~(
That's life when you try to do too many things at once.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Today's Flowers #49

No flowers from today - here is a digital image I did a couple of years ago.

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Francis "Frank" McCourt (19 August 1930 - 19 July 2009)
Thanks for the memories - I will treasure the copy of 'Angels Ashes' you signed for me.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #28

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS

Good night Frank, thanks for the memories.

Still wading through ‘Captain C’ do wish I could hurry up & finish it! Methinks he uses an excessive quantity of elongated vocabulary ie: too many long words.
And then I arrived at page 356 where the good doctor explains that “ we all use every long word that we know as often as we possibly can, …”.
I started to look some of them up in the dictionary but gave up very quickly as it was taking up too much time (I guess I’m not as intelligent as I thought!) I will see it through to the end & then maybe get the DVD out.
Other books I am wanting to read are –
‘Gardening in your Nightie’ by Helen Yemm,

‘Vegemite Vindaloo’ by David McMahon his blog

‘Winds of War’ by Herman Wouk

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturdays Birds

No birds appeared this morning so I made yet another post card - this time with used BIRD stamps.

And then the Corella's appeared & started screaming & so here are some photos.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sky Watch Fiday #53

Some little white clouds that gathered into a big black one & THEN cried (a lot!)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

True Colours Thursday - PEACH

Hope this is peachy enough (hunted all over the house & didn't find anything peach colour. To check out more PEACH go here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

Following on from yesterdays post I have started making postcards with used stamps.

This one for Mo. Anyone else?

Some stamps to choose from.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Today's Flowers #48

Australian Flower Stamps
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #27

I'm cool & mellow, man. Just hanging around waiting for the sun to go down.
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Talking ‘bout BOOKS

Book of the month: ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ is taking me quite a while to get into.
I finished ‘The Reader’ by Bernhard Schlink last week, found part 2 more interesting than part 1.
Very brief today. My biorhythms say "mediocre - declining & getting worse"!!!
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturdays Birds

Digging up the past - again! Trafalgar Square looks like it was getting a bit of a makeover. Year was about 1949. OMG that's 60 years ago!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009

True Colours Thursday - Navy Blue

OK, OK, Ebony is black but the chair is NAVY & the jumper has some NAVY in it. Very difficult to write this as I am now sitting on the chair & Ebony is on my lap. I have the jumper on as it is cold here!
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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

Today a friend reminded me of Roger Bannister & I dug out this photo. It shows him with Chris Chataway & Chris Brasher coming from Buckingham Palace & I am in the crowd (black coat, long rolled umbrella). I wrote to them all in 1999 asking if they could tell me when it was – they all wrote handwritten replies, snail mail. Sir Roger saying it was a petition to Winston Churchill to launch a campaign to raise money for a charity called the Historic Churches Preservation Trust.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Today's Flowers #47

Right out of flowers today - here is one I did earlier - put in my scrapbook in 1941. Yes folks 1941

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Mellow Yellow Monday #26

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS

I picked up ‘GRASSHOPPER’ by Barbara Vine for two reasons, one because I enjoyed ‘ASTA’S BOOK’ published in 1993, the other, I once lived in Maida Vale, London. Did I enjoy it? Not as much as I thought. Intriguing, interesting & different, it jumped about a bit too much.
Now it’s on to ‘The READER’ by Bernhard Schlink (on loan from a friend). More on the book next Sunday.

Waiting by the bedside is a little night reading, two cooking books, ‘The Shifting Fog’ by Kate Morton, ‘my Life as Me’ by Barry Humphries (from the library).A Barbara Kingsolver omnibus ($4 op shop buy) & ‘Thanks for the Memories’ by Cecelia Ahern ($2 op shop buy).

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Saturdays Birds

Seed pecking before the doves get to it!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #51

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

True Colours Thursday - Lemon

Pears - Bananas & LEMONS
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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

To follow up on yesterday, here are some more shoes I coloured.