Monday, August 27, 2018


This week I have an FBG walk on Mon, Tues and Wed.
Today I need it to be cloudy, as the walk today is on at 1.30 pm.  Horrible time if it's going to be a warm day.

It won't be long before I have to knock midday walks on the head.  Yesterday was so warm! Tuesday and Wednesday's walks are in the evening, much better for keeping cool.

This morning I'm going to set up a planter box, and re-plant more seeds of the plants Stew pulled out yesterday.  I don't know what you would call them, they are like a very tall thistle, with round purple/blue flowers.

 ABOVE:  OK, that's a bit funny.  The plant is called a Blue Thistle!  I just 'Googled' it.  Derr.
I think they are just gorgeous.  I found TWO survivors that Stew missed in his enthusiastic weeding, LUCKY plants!

ABOVE:  I'm going to get some Statice seeds too, and grow them as well.  It will be lovely to have more flowers growing.

Here's a few photos of the tidied up back patio, after our toils yesterday:

ABOVE:  I'm really happy with how it's come up so nice and clean.  And I enjoyed re-arranging the patio furniture and BBQ.  

ABOVE:  Sadly, our neighbour only got a third of the hedge pruned down ... let's hope he gets more done next weekend, otherwise it's going to look a bit dumb for a while.

ABOVE:  Lacy mid-clean of the concrete, decided to 'write' her name with the water blaster.  See how dirty our concrete was!

Right... moving on:  So, apart from some gardening, some walking, some housework and some sewing... that's me day sorted I think.
No idea what Lacy is getting up to today.  Probably driving me mental.
It doesn't take much to drive me mental, honestly!


Happily, the day is going to plan.

It's cloudy... excellent weather for walking.
We are heading off in 20 minutes or so.

I got some plants and seeds at Oderings:

 ABOVE:  I got this weird twisty grass type plant for $2.99!  Looks good in the shell don't ya think?

ABOVE:  Finally found a use for these old planter boxes... they are now full of seeds... statice and wild flowers.

ABOVE:  I also bought two Boronia plants (OMG they smell amazing) and a lavender to fill out that empty spot in the garden.  Close to the house, so should be able to smell the boronia easily.

 ABOVE:  I got several dozen holly leaves cut out today as well...

ABOVE:  And I got this Christmas runner laid out ... it's not my 'usual' reds and greens... and I love it!  

Right, better move... shoes on, FBG t-shirt on... ready for my walk.  Lacy is coming along too... even though she IS driving me mental.

 ABOVE:  On today's walk, photo by Lacy.  I have always wanted to say "Does my bum look fat in this?"... well now I can see... it's not  THAT bad!  Could be a whole lot better, but it's not the biggest bum out there any more.  *smiles*

ABOVE:  Another of today's walk group.  

I just took Brylee to work, she's home again after 8.  Almost time to prepare dinner. Tonight we are having chicken/bacon/onions and steamed broccoli in a chicken/mustard simmer sauce, pasta on the side for those who want it.  Should be yummy.

ABOVE:  Dinner WAS delicious.  And healthy.  I had no pasta, Stew only had a little pasta, and the kids had plenty of pasta.  

Time to sign off for the day and get some sewing done, there's bugger all on TV tonight.


  1. haha right time to get up and drive me Ma Mental 😂😉😎

  2. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Lol lacy.

  3. That water blaster thing works great! I can't believe how perfectly Lacy's name turned out. Quite nice writing there too!

    1. Hehe thanks Dogstars I was going trying 'write' it as nicely as posable 😊

  4. Ha everyone here drives me mental! TG Trevor fell asleep for a bit he's been a bit hyper all day.

  5. Anonymous3:15 PM

    Hi the garden and patio are looking lovely..


  6. Bornonia is gorgeous smell just watch neighbours cats and the dogs cause the plant dont like being peed on the die quick as blink..great job Lacy of the waterblasting

  7. fab pics b4 and afters all of you should feel proud of the team effort of the outdoor (early spring clean) fab water blaster not the easiest of jobs but what a diff they make to all our lives

    Garden and the new plants stunning so much colour and variety Luvin it all.

    Take care

    will be away for near on 4 weeks now,,, so will try n take a Bo Peep at a wifi spot,,, when walking again down memory lane in the gr8 Kiwi Kiwiana Countryside

    Look after each other

    CHEERS ...

  8. I've never seen flowers like those first ones.
    You make the rockin' world go round!


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