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Finally feeling like my HAPPY SELF AGAIN (almost there)



image image image image imageLouie Archibald George

But Louie will do just fine & it is so amazing how time consuming puppies are??? With not only the toilet training (YOU DO NOT WANT TO MUCK IT UP) but all the other things that you would like to teach your future dog – how to be a liked dog.


FREEEZING still………waiting to warm up!!


IMG_9318 IMG_9316 IMG_9345 IMG_9304 IMG_9305 IMG_9294To 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?

Pottering around the yard & checking on my little people



IMG_9876 Lucy Lou just wanted to share some love this morning and look what we discovered…..a STICK can sratch JUST THE RIGHT SPOT!!!!


This weed appeared in my garden (after a neighbour had it in his) and NOW IT IS OUT OF CONTROL….I really LOATHE having to spend my precious time in the garden pulling out weeds that SOMEONE ELSE has let go CRAZY. GRRRRR

I was gladly interrupted by a 'fly in fly out' visit from Will & his Girl. He is such a handsome boy & I agree with his regal looks it was a good name the King Parrot.

I was gladly interrupted by a ‘fly in fly out’ visit from Will & his Girl. He is such a handsome boy & I agree with his regal looks it was an appropriate name the King Parrot.


A few snails ejected from the hot house & now about to be recycled for duck food (:

  IMG_9881 IMG_9872 IMG_9855  IMG_9858 IMG_9860I was up the tree putting up some solar powered fairy lights – the view from up there is NOT TOO BAD!!! But not being too keen on heights it was ok for just a quick look.

Frank the rooster


Frank (Woodley) THE ROOSTER. It's a tough job getting a great photo - he is like a three year old "NO DON'T TAKE MY PHOTO!"

Frank (Woodley) THE ROOSTER. It’s a tough job getting a great photo – he is like a three year old “NO DON’T TAKE MY PHOTO!”


Ducks ALL grown up I’m expecting eggs in October


A test run of the new hammock “not a bad view from here”


I think the kids will love the new hammock


Lucy and Sofia sharing some space in the paddock