Sunday, August 14, 2005

oh and one last thing.....

...the people who stayed in the cottage last night.....were TOTALLY WARM! heh.

How's this for cute??

and we have 3 more just like it :-)

My Mum the Cook

Who would have thought?? C & D are totally surprised (having had the experience of nourishment from Mum for a few weeks), but she has come up with an absolute blinder of a recipe. We even taste tested it today - but I didn't have any leeks or sun dried tomatoes, so it turned into a Smoked Salmon, Fetta & Spanish Onion tart instead. Was still scrumptious and enjoyed by everyone for lunch. We had it with a salad of baby Mesculin & spinach, with a Verjus dressing (and the balsamic on top of course!).

Good one Mother :-)


Thursday, August 11, 2005

Snow in Hobart

It snowed overnight and I am unable to get up to Mt. Nelson for work today, so have been working from home. The mountain looks superb.

Monday, August 01, 2005

More Birthdays

It was Janine's birthday last week and Anna, Maggie, Sue and I went to Say Cheese for breakfast Saturday morning. The weather was beautiful when we arrived so we optimistically decided to sit outside, not so great when the sun disappeared behind the clouds. Breakfast was good but I didn't wander around Salamanca after, just didn't feel like it. Just thought hey, this is no good by myself so I went home.

Sunday was beautiful weather so I spent a bit of time in the garden. Marie and I were going to go for a walk but she wasn't feeling well. After trying to get into the doctor and not succeeding she found out today that she has shingles.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Sunny Sunday

Just thought I'd pop in to see if there was any activity. I thought with the terrible weather in Tas there would be squillions of new posts. Their fingers must be frozen. Weekend weather here was perfect - and everyone else must have thought so too, lots of people out and about. Had to keep closing the door to the shop storeroom so no-one would see the dead mouse.........

Oh yes, and I CAN edit my own posts. Heh.

Friday, July 29, 2005

I'm taking over!

Hee! My (most beautiful darling and incredibly [im]modest) Mother (whom I love very much because she is so gorgeous and showers me with lots of expensive presents) invited me to join this blog - she wasn't quite sure what it meant. Little did she knw I can now fill her blog with all kinds of useless twitter.

But not right now - I'm going out for dinner!


Monday, July 25, 2005

Busy, Busy

Phil and Cate came down from Launceston and stayed on Friday night. They arrived at about 8PM so late tea. It was good to see them, Phil was so great to work with and he used to stay here often when he worked with us at eMagine, seems a million years ago - how life changes. They were down to see the doctor and are off to Sydney soon for one last try. We went to Jam Packed on Saturday for breakfast, Phil's son C joined us. He is now living in town and is a draughtsman with an architect firm.

Saturday night Dave and Marie came up and we had tea together, Marie brought it all even though she shouldn't have as she had been at L's birthday party all day and looked quite exhausted.

Sunday afternoon Wendy, Rodney, Dianne and Paul came round for drinks. Dianne and Paul are off to UK at the end of the month and they are taking my xdrive so showed them how to use it and they are going to practice before they go.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Flex Day or Winter in Tasmania

We had a really white frost on Saturday morning, I took a photo of the back lawn and of a beautiful patch of daffodils flowering through it all.

Yesterday I had a flex day, just needed a bit of a break. I had a guy coming to look at renovations in the sunroom. Boy was that a stressful procedure, by the time he left I was in tears, luckily after he left. Mike offered me a hug and Nabs phoned and calmed me. Hopefully everything will be OK, I am so looking forward to having the work done. Once that is finished I can get the floor done, curtains made although maybe I need to have the wall plastered first. So much needs to be done!

Marie and Dave called in on their way home to pick up their mail. It was good to see them, they looked so relaxed. The holiday has done them so much good. Great to have them back again, I have missed seeing Marie even though we chatted most weekends. Must try and persuade her to come walking with me, I am getting so unfit.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Richard's birthday

Another busy weekend. I went to breakfast at Jam Packed in the old IXL building in Hunter Street with Cecily and John (over from Melbourne) Anna and Maggie and Maggie brought H along as she rushed in straight after H's hockey match. It was good to catch up with Cec again, she looked so different partly because she has dyed her hair blonde (used to be very black) but so much more relaxed now that she is running her own business.

Today is Richard's birthday, he is 61! Can't quite believe it, are we really getting that old. I rang him and had a chat this morning, he was having lunch with the family.

I pruned the roses today, Nabs doesn't really like roses but look at this beautiful one from my garden! Don't really know how to but just kept hacking away, hopefully I have done the right thing. They needed a good prune as I didn't really do them last year - too busy gadding around the world! Scary to think it has been one whole year since my long service leave!

Friday, July 08, 2005

What a strange world....

Two nights ago I was on my way home from work and happened to glance up at the sky. It was dark and the sky had taken on that dark blue hue it gets around dusk and there were stars twinkling. I thought what a beautiful world, my breath was taken away. Then last night while watching TV the dreadful news of the London bombings came on, totally unbelievable. I can't understand how anyone could do this to their fellow man.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Breakfast and other things

The weekend flew but I managed to accomplish quite a bit. Usual housework and washing on Saturday, yuk, then on Sunday I spent the morning having breakfast with the bros and Sandie and Felicity. We went down to Sorell to the Sweet Chilli Pepper Café and spent two pleasant hours having breakfast, talking and drinking coffee.

We went around to Rob and Sandie's place afterwards to have a look at the new deck, very impressive. Rob has done a good job even though he considers he is not 'handy'. E and S were there, S was off to footy but missed his ride so Rob had to run him down. We all sat and had a coffee together.

When I arrived home I went out into the garden. First I mixed up some concrete and then I put a row of books along the edge of the pavers to stop the earth from the garden washing down, hopefully it will be successful.

Finished off with some weeding and spread some pea straw over the garden in the hope of stopping weeds ocming up.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Weeds, weeds, weeds!

Well I didn't work very hard this weekend but feel I accomplished a lot. Pottered all Saturday doing the housework and feel heaps better about the house, it was starting to get out of control.

Today I broke up the last two bales of pea straw and spread them on the garden in an attempt to stop the weeds. I will have to make a decision on mulch as I can't keep up the weeding. Pity really because I do like the look of tilled soil.

I have had a sore leg but seems to have fixed itself, took the opportunity to get antibiotics from the doctor for my tooth, might actually have to do something about it soon.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Hectic Week

This week has been very hectic. Monday was a holiday and I did a bit of gardening, then back to a very full week at work

Where has this beautiful garden gone? 

Hopefully I will be able to get it back to this again. I am working hard on it but the weeds sometimes defeat me.
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