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Friday, October 30, 2009


You've heard the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Well just think how healthy we will be after munching on this one!

This morning we decided to walk along the river and into the city, so munching on our apple in the car, we drove to St Lucia where we parked the car and went to catch the ferry across the river.

We didn't have long to wait before the CityCat came zooming around the corner, ....

.... then, after a quick trip to the other side, we were off on our way to the city.

It's a lovely walk along this part of the river. Enormous , shady trees dot the park which stretches most of the way to the city.

The rowers were out on the river too..

These elegant  ladies are looking their best as they gaze across the water towards modern high rise on the far bank.

Before long we encountered the West End Markets, a busy hub of happy shoppers out looking for bargains

and stocking up on their weekly supply of fresh fruit and vegies.

Look at this - a Supermarket under a tree!!!

Then the new Kurilpa Bridge came into view. It reminds me of the rigging of Tall Ships and I love it!

And now a reward for walking all that way .....BREAKFAST ! .......


YUM M M M.......

Time to catch the ferry home.........................

Thursday, October 29, 2009


We haven't had rain for weeks and weeks but the Australian native plants in the garden know that its Spring and THEY DON"T CARE !

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


A day at home with no commitments, no demands on my time, a day free to make cards.

Spaces cleared, equipment ready, lets start creating!

Pretty daisy designs are my specialty.

Lots of different combinations and colours.......

..... and don't forget the label on the back !

All packed and ready for the Hand Made Markets at Bundamba Racecourse on the 21st November.


Desperate to keep our garden alive and bring a little colour to our sad, brown front yard in what should be a gloroious colourful time of year, we have installed a new dripper/ soaker hose around the struggling plants in our relatively new front garden.

Already you can see the benefits of some life-saving water. Bright green, lush new shoots are appearing on the pink Ixoras.

Buds are budding, ready to burst into a glorious show of colour...

The beautiful flowering gum is swelling with promise ...

I just can't wait for the burst of glorious colour .. soon? ... tomorrow?  ... maybe....

And our pride and joy, this stunning Gardenia is already filling the air with perfume......

....and it hasn't really started yet!


At  looong  last here comes the rain.

After many many weeks with not a drop of rain, not a single cloud in the sky even, with the grass all brown and crunchy underfoot, it is going to rain !

 Our poor house looks burnt to a crisp with grass the colour of dirt. It's so depressing! It's so dull and colourless!

BUT  THAT'S  ALL  ABOUT  TO  CHANGE!    ( I hope! )

      When I look out the back I can see the clouds gathering...

          When I look out the front I can see the clouds swirling....


                                 AT LAST HERE COMES THE RAIN !

Monday, October 26, 2009


After holding off for a year, while I mustered the courage and the materials, I have started to make my first patchwork quilt. This was one of the things I have always said I wanted to do when I retired. I have admired these quilts for years, tried to find one I could afford to buy, but never managed as I have always wanted one for my bedroom in blue and lemon .

Here is the first stage of it. I have been collecting material and Roe gave me a great start with a pack of fat quarters. So far so good !................

Watch here for progress pictures!