Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Another Wreath.

We could not remember which door this wreath adorned last year......

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Forest.

Two trees, too many ornaments.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A Very Old Man.

The Father Christmas (Santa Claus) was on top of trees in our childhood.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Red Plate.

I was about to give the red plate away, but decided to put it behind the clock.  I like red at Christmas time.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Piano.

The stage for many decorations.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Watering Cans.

With a bit of colour.

The Cat's Hat.

Fiona gave us the framed Christmas message, the candle came from Ikea, as did the little hat which we put on the cat quickly for photographs.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

African Christmas Tree.

This tree is made from wire and beads and comes from South Africa.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Hydro Majestic and Kurrajong.

The Hydro Majestic.

Kurrajong:  a dog friendly outdoor cafe.

Thankyou Grandpa for babysitting as husband E and I went away to the mountains.  We celebrated belated 40th and 50th birthdays and forthcoming 20th wedding anniversary.


Our state flower and always appear in October.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Spring seems to be yielding a great deal of orange.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sewing Nook aka Sewing in a Cupboard.

It has been a long held hope to have a sewing area which we could just leave set this cupboard was large enough to take the desk.  We sorted through games and puzzles and got rid of a large chest of drawers from in here and now we have this space.  The top section is still games and puzzles.  I hope that it works well.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Tea Take Two.

My second attempt at a cup of tea in the afternoon.  I just reach the desired temperature and then have to get in the car and fetch a child.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


They are growing and reviving after Summer.

Saturday, April 2, 2016


We have a hedge about to flower....

Sunday, March 27, 2016

He is Risen.

He is risen indeed.  Easter Sunday, Jesus rose again from the dead.

Pecan Cake.

Thankyou Sydney Morning Herald, Good Food section.

165g brown sugar
80g cubed butter
125mL milk.

Heat the above three.  Do not boil.  Cool.  Add 1 egg and 90g chopped pecans, 150g SR flour and mix.

Bake 35 minutes at 160 degrees.

Ice with 185g icing sugar, 2T golden syrup and 3t water.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


My reading at the moment.  The weather is crisper and it is lovely to sit down with a cup of tea and a book, whenever possible, even if two pages at a time.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Washing Up Apples.

I am loving Autumn.  But, I am not happy with the amount of wax found on our supermarket bought apples this week.  I have a coconut wash which is removing it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Palm Sunday.

The palms have been taken to church.  One parishioner will make crosses for Palm Sunday and some palms will decorate the church.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016


Thankfully the new chair fits 14 year old daughter's desk very well.  We hope it is comfortable.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Almond Flan.

Grind 200g almonds or brazil nuts

Cream 125g butter with 2/3 cup brown sugar
Add some vanilla.
Add 2 eggs, one at a time and beat well after each one.
Add 2/3 cup rice flour and then add the ground nuts and some nutmeg.

Push sliced fruit onto the top, I used tinned pears.

Bake at 170 degrees Celsius for about 40minutes.

Recipe taken from Country Style.

Friday, February 19, 2016


Lovely flowers from Mrs Ball.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentines Day.

14 year old daughter ices a cake every year.  We thought of Grandpa as we ate the butter cream icing.

Sunday, February 7, 2016