Monday, 25 June 2018

solitude

The house will be quiet this week with both Colin and Johanna in Melbourne. One is trying to complete as much work as possible before he takes a break and the other is attending her first midwifery placement. That leaves Winnie and I on our ownsome...


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

the last leaves

We planted a couple of ornamental pear trees for my birthday. Watching the leaves tell the story of autumn brings joy to my heart...





Sunday, 27 May 2018

interruption

When you place some flowers in front of a window so that the natural light allows you to take a photo indoors and an inquisitive four legged, furry friend interrupts...

what are you doing?

yes I can sit and stay, I am a cute and clever dog

ok enough sitting and staying, just a little nibble

and a little lick

hmmm interesting

a bit more of a chomp

oh oh

Sunday, 20 May 2018

celebrate

My favourite kind of celebration this weekend - having all the kids down. There was a fair bit of cooking and eating, some sitting around the fire pot and the planting of some trees.

(Some rather grainy and blurry snap shots!)

A watched pot never boils




Beanie buddies



A spot of fire contemplation




The resident chefs cooking up a storm




Gnocchi making, with the genuine article gifted to Rachel from family in Italy when we visited last year







Meanwhile outside the trees were going in (there was a slight oh oh moment when a water pipe was damaged - a wonderful local plumber fixed it up in no time)


And the gnocchi was very very good...


Monday, 14 May 2018

no photo

I've spent the last few days in Tassie with my family and without my camera. So no photo of my mother and her dog sitting side by side in their rocking chairs, no photo of my sister's feet after hiking over 500km on the Bibbulmun Track, no photo of my nephew who has grown and changed so much I hardly recognised him and no photo of a beautiful Tassie autumn Mother's Day lunch by the Tamar River - blue sky, blue water, autumn coloured trees and vineyards. No photos but lots of beautiful memories...


Sunday, 6 May 2018

rest time

When you decide to lay on the floor in the sun, it's no surprise if eventually you end up with a dog on your face...





Monday, 23 April 2018

Sunday, 15 April 2018

soup

This wintery weekend was just right for soup making; yesterday a large pot of lamb and chickpea,  tonight a classic chicken. And the best thing - a freezer full of heart warming goodness for other rainy days...