Friday, January 19, 2018

Very hot, 43 degrees C

So while I have been stuck inside I have been doing my Take a Stitch Tuesday, fly stitch in a spiral, and playing with a travel tag.Yesterday we were in Adelaide, very hot, and I have been watching our great cycle race around the State. Called The Tour Down under it shows not only the race but views of our beautiful State. Very hot and dry at the moment. Some of my plants in pots have had rather a hard time of it which is very dissapointing. I am also in the process of hemming 25 small squares for a secret something, India Flint has written a great Blurb book with a closed Facebook page associated with it. Going to be fun. Looking forward to cooler weather tomorrow.

Monday, January 15, 2018

From the house and garden.

I have been a bit tired and not feeling 100% so I hope I haven't posted this before. Tomatoes from the garden, they were planted here when we moved in and it is almost hard to keep up with them. One of my moth orchids is flowering really well again and my tiger striped plant in the bathroom is doing really well. We have our first 3 month inspection tomorrow so there has been a bit of extra cleaning going on, we are now both tired. It is slowly warming up again, we will be in Adelaide on Thursday when the temperatures are for cast for 41 degrees C. Oh joy.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Walking this morning and a vase of flowers

I seem to have a terrible dose of hay fever, or an allergy to something. Stuffed up nose sneezing, head ache. It was a dreadful night last night hot and humid and not a lot of sleeping was done so we were up early this morning. The weather bureau promised rain, well we have had one short shower, made things smell nice but not what is needed. We walked the cliffs at Petrels and the boobyalla by the path was covered in these wonderful purple berries. I came home and slipped over the road to where the flowering gum is and snipped off a few leaves and one flower head. I think the neighbours might find me doing this more often, I do hope no body minds but I hate not having flowers in the house. Our weather has not been kind, cool for a couple of days and then back to the heat again, it would be lovely to live some where it was about 24 degrees C Back to 41 next thursday when we go to Adelaide. Oh joy.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pathways and wandering

I have been playing with this. I am doing an on line class with Roxanne Stout. I am enjoying it but this is out of my comfort zone.. I can't find a lot of stuff so am trying to do this with what I have. I think in a lot of ways I need to loosen up. I will persevere and one day I may feel more confident.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

More pots and a gift in the post.

I finally put together another number of pots. This is on the side at the front where there is a very blank spot. I hope they survive the heat. His lovely post card arrived in the mail the other day. From Fiona and Barry in Queensland. I love the elegance of it. I am very glad to have such lovely, thoughtful friends.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Cliff walk this morning

A much cooler day but it will be warming up again in the next day or so. I suppose we should be thankful that we are not having any prolonged days of heat. Yet! There were quite a lot of walkers but no children, school holidays are still on and obviously parents and grandparents are still down here. Still a lot going on, I see we have a family ride day on the same day as the Tour Down Under finish in Victor Harbor. Usually we go to see part of it but we have appointments in Adelaide that day. I have a new hose so now I can do a better job of watering. I am up to date with the washing and ironing so am catching up with other things.This is a lovely part of the world when it is cool and comfortable. Johns comment when I took the photo of the sheep was that I did realise they were sheep and not Indians. I think he watched too many cowboy and Indian films on the hot day!

Monday, January 08, 2018

Another lovely morning walk

Very early it is beautiful and cool but later when the clouds have burnt off it is amazingly warm. Not a sign of the jellyfish in the water this morning and only a couple of dead ones on the beach. I guess that they all got washed out to a different beach. I spent the morning re arranging some pots out the front. I hope that they survive and dont get too burnt as they do get a lot of morning sun, but then that should be better than afternoon. I do need another hose as the one we have has to be moved from tap to other tap, only 2 taps! I am used to lots of taps. There is a photo on my facebook page, but I will try to take another on my camera and not on the tablet. I have done several washes, after all it is Monday, not that I ever stick to when I wash, just when I think things need doing. Today I received a lovely post card in the mail from Fiona ande Barry in Queensland, but when I tried to scan it something happened and it looked odd. Tomorrow I will take its photo, I love the type face that has been used. So lucky to have it I think. I have been silly, thought I could stop a bit of my pain killers, ok for a few days but not today, so back to not thinking I know best I think. My expensive little car is home too, we really didnt need to have to pay to fix it but then I also need my car and although she is getting rather elderly we cant do without her.