Saturday, November 26, 2011

not a good day out on the bay

Here is hubby with the fish I caught. The weather was terrible. Wind, waves and rain. I was very happy to catch this guy. not a bad size for whiting. I did get one bite that broke off my line, hubby laughed as he said the look on my face was priceless. Watch the video to see how choppy it was out there.
see ya

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

another pattern conquered

Ifound this pattern on Its called in threes and its by Kelly Without A Net.
I thought it was so cute that I bought it on line. I have a similar pattern from soulemama for an adult jacket, but I havnt had the nerve to attempt it. So I thought a baby version would be a great way to start.
Now that I have finished the baby one Ill try the adult one that I have.  The weather is still fairly cool so knitting is still a good hobby to have right now.
I may put this cardy and the others under the kmart christmas tree to be given to people as presents for their kids.
what do you think, Is it a good idea?
see ya

Monday, November 21, 2011

busy weekend.

Saturday hubby and I visited his brothers family that live in San Remo near Philip Is. My sister in laws parent were visiting as well and her step mum had helped the kids organise a magic show. So we were lucky enough to see it too! Then saturday night baby girl had her annual dance concert and we was absolutely wonderful in it. She did one dance on her ballet points, just her and another girl who played the boy in the dance and they were soooo good. It looked as good as a professional piece. I was so proud that I almost cried. Ok brag over. lol
Then yesterday hubby and I went on a date day. We drove to Yarragan and had lunch and visited the lolly shop. Spent way too much there! Then drove home through the mountains. When we got home he offered to cook a roast in the Webber and even invited wonderson and his girlfriend over. Baby girl was also home so we all had a wonderful family dinner.
Its weekends like this, filled with family and the simple pleasures in life that I love the best.
Hope your weekend was wonderful too.
see ya

Saturday, November 19, 2011

weather map

this is what victoria looks like right now. huge cloud cover and lots and lots of rain.  several severe storm fronts are hitting us right now and for the next few days. I think I will search the internet for plans on how to build and ark. Please have all the animals ready in two by twos to board as soon as I finish.
Really over all this rain. what happened to good old fashioned Melbourne summer, very dry and hot.
I would love that right about now.
How is the weather around your place.
see ya

Friday, November 18, 2011

One mad Hour

Last night the worst happened. You guessed it, I lost internet connection.
I know terrible!
first I tried my laptop and not wireless, so I jumped on the desktop and NOOOOOOO no internet on that either.
I tried turning everything off, and resetting the modem. but no nothing
So I knew I had to ring the modem people and go through all the rigamarol of resetting everything.
So first I had to find the scrap of paper that had all the passwords on it.
That started the second hot flush, the first when I acually realised I had been unpluged.
I found all the info, turned on  the laptop so all computers would be ready to check to see if and when I was reconnected and rang the help line.
Well 45 minutes later, a really nice lady answered and helped me get it all done. 15 minutes later and Ahhhhhhhh I was back on line.
Ahhhh internet, dont ever leave me again.
hope your all connected and having a good day.
see ya

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

garden catchup

 My tomatoes are ripening, yummy we should be able to eat some in a few days.
 the potatoes in pots are going gangbusters, hopefully they are making spuds as well as leaves.
My herbs are taking off again, we even had some in a potato salad the other day.
 the tomatoes, zucx and cucumbers in the front.
 More tatters in the forground, with the beans being the second row.
and here we have the beetroot and onions with tomatoes in the background. All are growing fantastically.
At this rate, we might be able to get a second crop in before the end of summer.
see ya

Saturday, November 12, 2011

First harvest.

this is the first Zucini for the season, and there are more babies on the way.
I took a photo of it near the phone so you can see how big it is. I will have to go out everyday now and check them. they grow so quickly.
Its very exciting when the garden starts to produce again.
see ya

Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day 2011

Lest We Forget!
To all those who fought for our country and our way of life, we say thank you.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

what a show

 we were told it was coming and we had tied everything down or put it away. Got the dogs settled under the outdoor table and waited. Not till two hours after its ETS that we saw it coming in. Suddenly facebook was alive with photos and because we all lived  in different places we were able to trac it.

There were posts of its hitting Packy now, and Philip Island is drowing, and OMG here comes the storm, hide the children.

Then it hit with a vengence, it absolutely poured down. You could not hear a thing in the house not even the thunder but you could defenitely feel that!
After about 15-20 minutes it did slow down to a low roar, but if continued to rain until I fell asleep at around 9.30-10ish.
This morning I have woken to the sun shining, the birds singing and the only damamge is lots of plant matter on the veranda, no flooding in the house thank goddness. Still large puddles in the driveway and two tomatoes in pots were over, but Ive fix those,
I dont want to have to do that again in a hurry.
I hope others in its path were as lucky as I was.
see ya

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

thunder and Lightening

Overnight the sun disapeared and the thunder and light show began. I love thunderstorms and eventhough I am aware its happening I am still asleep. If that makes sence.
But last night, even though I was still asleep I was counting the time between the light, bright enough to see even though my eye were closed, and the roll of the thunder. when I got to only 7 seconds apart the rain came down. Thats the last I heard, I must of fallen deeply asleep then.
Its still raining here, quite heavily. So looks like my knees were right again.
dont bother watering your garden Angela, its gonna pour down very soon!
Very wise, Painful, my knees
see ya

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Feeling like spring.

 here is a little willy wagtail sitting on her nest. she is in the liquid amber, that our wood pile is under. If you click on the photo I think it gets bigger.
this is a close up of her nest, they are just amazing how they build them.
here is hubby sitting down after a long day cleaning up. why do men love sitting by a fire.
I hope this nice weather continues, not too hot and slightly overcast. Perfect for working outside.
see ya

a short one

My babies fast asleep!
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Update on baby quilt

I dont know what possesed me to do this pattern but its done now, except for the boarders.
Next time the smashed plates, or broken dishes, or whatever its called can stay smashed or broken.
Seriously it wasnt that bad, Its not perfect but not too bad if I do say so myself.
will show photo of it once Ive added the borders. Soon I hope.
see ya

November already!

after the long weekend, its back to business as usual. Only I cant believe its November already.
My god where has the year gone.
Still waiting for the warm weather to arrive, but we live in hope.
Over the weekend we planted onions, beetroot and pumkins.
The rest of the garden is going great, so maybe we dont need the heat. Its raining as I type this so we have our woodfire on just so I can get some washing dried. Its shut down and wont use alot of wood, but it is nice to have it on.
hope the weather is nicer where you are, or at least doing what its supposed to be doing at this time of year.
see ya