Thursday, 24 August 2017

FROM MY BED

A SLEEPLESS NIGHT and as a result i'm still sitting in bed blogging at 8.30, an eastern rosella just flew into the window and now it's sitting here on the tv line, with two friends up the the tree behind it.  just taking it easy for a while.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

BACK ON THE BLOG

A LONG WEEKEND AWAY - family time in halls gap, we all enjoy these weekends at a big house, fires outside, yummy food, wine, walks, talks.  A new member of the family to meet - little Jules. Visiting kangaroos and a big chill in the air.  Many layers of clothes required and a vigilant stoking of the fire.  all good.








the drive down

- spring is 
everywhere



a highlight of the house is the firepit - everyone loves having a poke at the fire











definitely
another 
highlight 












THEN off to helen and don's for an overnighter before
the drive home - three full-day drives in a week, too much!













helen and don's
lovely garden
 looked

 gorgeous after
 a night

of steady rain










Wednesday, 16 August 2017

NEW BUSINESS CARD

DID THIS TODAY my new business card - while the painters mick, jay and one more, whipped through finishing off the wall that was damaged.  they did a great job very very quickly and fixed up and touched up a couple of extra things they noticed. 

SUDDENLY IT'S SPRING

TODAY IS SO MILD, the painters have come in to finish off my insurance job - fixing up the long wall in the hall.   I watched them set up then headed off to mildura to do some things while they worked.  i left at 9.45 and when i got back at 12.30 they were already packing up,  two coats on the wall, a coat on the whole kitchen ceiling and they had to spakfilla and paint four architraves.  it looks great!  :0)

the drive in to mildura, it feels like spring




DOGS IN UTES







IN St Arnaud, 
these two dogs 
were sitting in 
pouring rain 


THE LONG DRIVE HOME

 I USUALLY ENJOY the drive home, but the roads were very wet and it rained the whole way, huge Bdoubles splashing spray up, puddles on the road.   it's a long way when you have to be so alert all the way.  it was a really wintry day, low cloud, no sun and rain rain rain

but i had a day at trinity bay before my flight on monday evening








coffee at
l'unico on
the beachfront
after a walk


THE DRIVE HOME . . . brrrr!





Monday, 14 August 2017

PERFECT SUNDAY

A WALK, A SWIM, some reading then a long lunch in the sun with janet, looking out over the sea. such a holiday kind of day :0)  then in the evening i got some valuable pics for the book i'm working on, the whole shepherd family and ja ja (janet) posing for a candlelit photo




easter reef egret
spotted on my
walk




LAST NIGHT round at Kain and Kerrin's