As the colder weather approaches, my fears and concerns about my little old Lily are weighing heavily on me.
Lily wearing two jumpers, she isn’t quite the shark she used to be😳
Test run for a friend’s beautiful daughters birthday
Keeping myself busy is often helpful……but I seriously don’t want her to be suffering in anyway. I feel that it is time for this old shark to finally meet up with her beloved brother Leon. It is going to take such great strength & a huge adjustment not having my favourite girl helping me in the garden.
Still trying to balance my busy workload with my new life, while processing all that has gone on over so many years before. Resetting my thought patterns, while still working and just living day to day. ALWAYS mindful that this is ALL how things were meant to be and just breath and live in the moment. Fortunately for me I live in a little slice of HEAVEN with the MOST AMAZING feathered and furred friends that HELP ME HEAL EVERYDAY.
These gorgeous girls and boys are my Indian runner ducks that are very shy & extremely wary of EVERYTHING also very hard to photograph.
I have managed to do a few things around the garden & of course some baking for friends for special occasions ALWAYS brings to mind how time is FLYING PAST & that I shouldn’t waste a second.
Double layer carrot cake & of course cream cheese frosting
Rose water meringue, clotted cream, raspberries & Pistachio Praline for GF guests
For dessert Kimmys favourite baked cherry cheesecake, this was just some catering for a special work friend & her BIG 50th Birthday Celebrations (things that I LOVE to do for people I love & LOVE ME in return)
To be honest I took these photos a few weeks back, thinking it would be the last of the winter freeze (well for us here) I know that it gets MUCH COLDER in other places around this planet of ours. But just as I was feeling those warming sun rays on my back while having my morning cuppa only several days ago, thinking hmmmmm (I’m prepared) to go through the yearly ritual of having the pleasure of runny eyes, blowing my nose, the feeling of a constant cold, sneezing till it hurts & the BEST OF ALL – PUFFY BLOODSHOT EYES. Having to explain to people whilst in the middle of a conversation that “I am just wiping my eyes, because I get hay fever – NOT because I am overwhelmed with emotion!” I consider that it is only for a season and I could have something much more debilitating, after all I am going to be celebrating my 48th year! I can hear that saying ‘toughen up PRINCESS’ well I can & will toughen up for THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO LIFE IN SPRING!!!! The flowers, veggies, fruit, the food, the general feeling of wanting to be out and about – ooops speaking of which TODAY is the return of a local country market after it’s Winter break as there are so many outside stalls. I have been trying to remember their motto??? Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Sew it! I think that’s how it goes and it is one of those things that nowadays people LOVE TO VISIT funny how the past makes a come back!!? I can almost smell the onions on the barbie at the scout sausage sizzle – I SO DON’T MISS THAT EVERY 2 MONTHS/: Better get on with it – it only happens on the 2nd Saturday of the month & today on my planting by the moon it says today is a good day(: I’m off to the Rokeby Market (can you see me skipping around all the plant stalls?????) If I get a good buy I might just post again later today?