Thursday, 4 April 2019
Friday, 15 March 2019
I was truly overwhelmed by all your loving and caring words for Felicity. I read them over again many times. Also those who left words on my Facebook page, the same. Love and care know no distances.
Sammy’s Mum and Dad are down south right now for an Austin vintage rally. I will load a photo of him when they come back.
Meantime, safe, quiet, peaceful New Zealand has been shaken to the very centre of all our hearts with a terrorist attack.
Two Mosques in Christchurch, the people there shortly after midday, in prayer, were attacked by terrorists. At the moment, there are 40 dead, more that are seriously injured, the city was in lockdown for about 5 hours.
There were also 2 vehicles with attached IED devises.. These were disarmed, and I pay tribute to all our police staff, ambulance staff, the public hospital, and traffic officers.There will be many more who played a huge part to help and save people in today’s massive tragedy.
I have several quilting and sewing projects on the go, the last Bear was sewn, the Love with a Twist animals are slowly taking place.The garden has some more flowers and shrubs, and colour brightens the front fence line.
I send all my thoughts,prayers and hope to those in Christchurch.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Tomorrow is not promised, love your family
and friends , tell them these words
and appreciate today”
Greetings from Jean.
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
This was in June 2018, maybe one of the last photos at our previous home.
When in amongst the trees, there were plenty of autumn leaves to play in, and this was her favourite bathroom area. The place had to be " Just Right" and careful selection was made, often moving several times to find the right spot. Serious stuff, and then she always scampered back to the house.
In 2012, there was a baby blackbird along the fence line, and finally Felicity plucked up enough courage to investigate. She came closer and closer, very curious, until it cheeped, or maybe pecked her nose, She jumped back, and the little bird was safe.
Friday, 1 February 2019
Meantime the draftsperson, who was a delightful lady, has come, and looked at the possible plans for a new bathroom and a huge storage walk in cupboard, more like a room longer than wider. Things are happening. Maybe not quite like this, but it will be spacious and practical.
I did ask our plumber if a wet floor shower was really the way to go and he replied " Jean, you and Hugh are both old, get one"!!! I suggested that he drove out the gateway quite quickly. Photo courtesy of the Internet.
We bought a new stove, Hooray, no more burnt biscuits or banana loaves that stayed so soggy in the middle, I gave them to a friend for her little piggies.
Some snow photos,of our home,a road a few hours away, and on the farm down south.
|Snow on Takapari Road, Ruahine Ranges, August 2011|
Sunday, 27 January 2019
The 400 error is still lingering and may have taken up permanent residence. So I am now back to doing a post totally in Blogger format.
The garden has grown in leaps and bounds, well, with ute loads of compost and garden mix, plants and pots, and the lonely gossamer grass has some friends.
I am hoping the dreaded “ error 400” has gone and this will in fact be a reality.
The garden edgings are all done, and Dianthus, Gossamer grasses and unseen but lots of bulbs are all in. We get a lot more wind here, and sadly the beautiful Impatiens was turned bronze to dark brown.
This is the front garden, and the Carex is on a stump.
Everyone who walks past stops and looks and gives us lovely comments about what a difference we have made.This was how it was with one lonely grass.
Dione over at Clever Chameleon has started a new BOM, with “ Love with a Twist “ balloon animals. I could not resist starting with “ Purple Poodle’. He is still on baking paper, and will have others to join along as the year progresses , just like the Bears.
Not much more news, slowly getting fabrics where they should be, and plans about to be done for bathroom alterations. Guess that is when the REAL mess will begin.
Update, this would not publish with any photos, so I will have to revert to using Blogger after all.
Meantime, quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Someday is not a day of the week”
Greetings from Jean.
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
The dreaded error 400 is still popping up, and I cannot post with any photos at all.
However will give it a go.
Dione, over at the The Clever Chameleon has begun the 2019 new BOM, the Love with a Twist block. I could not resist starting the first block,and have a Purple Poodle done, still on baking paper,He made his debut on Facebook.
Meantime Jim Cuvelier, also over on Facebook gave me a challenge. Post a B&W photo, no words, no people, each day for a week. I read, or thought I had read his words.
NOT so, I posted a photo of myself at the Glenorchy Wharf, some way out of Queenstown and on the way to Paradise.Some words about the area, posted, then read the words again. Oh dear, just as well this wasn’t an exam.I redid the post and hope the second time to pass the grade.
I will keep this short and sweet.
Quotation of the day, from S Spencer Baker
“ If you think fate is fickle, try tempting it”
Greetings from Jean