Monday, December 29, 2014

Small trip and renovations.

This year for the first time ever we went away for a few days for Christmas.  We went to a cottage at Freshwater creek for 4 days and loved it, I barely saw my kids as they were always on the farm or riding the bikes around.  We had my Dad over and his partner.  I learn something new and surprising about him that I never knew.
We went into Geelong to checkout the Christmas tree on the water.

Then had a go on the very large Ferris wheel it was tons of fun and although 2 of the kids were pretty boisterous on the whole it was just Christmas Eve excitement and so bearable. 

We stayed up until 12.30 to see Santa had come.

Marissa our host had left a beautiful Christmas tree for us to enjoy with a pressie under it and candy canes all over it.  A few less candy canes when we left though.

We took the dogs but poor Monty spend a few days in the cattery, one I hadn't used before and he HATED it.  I didn't love it either he is used to so much space, he was very clingy when we got home.

But now, back home and unpacked it's back to work and oh what a job ahead of us.  We are painting the entire front of the house indoors in what hubby feels can be achieved in 4 days.

It was this bright apricot colour.

Now everything is off white cream type colour.  I really hope it goes ok with my boys! This room is my massage clinic so clearly no clients for a few weeks!

I decided I no longer could cope with the 1960's bricks and this heater.

So if I can find a decent plasterer soon I will be covering the bricks with plaster facade and replacing the heater with this.

We are also getting a new reverse cycle air con for that part of the house, so lucky I am back at work on the 19th as I will need to earn some money to pay for it all! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Stuff in December

I have been really slack posting but this blog is my record really so I know that it won't be hugely noticed, still it's good to note what's been happening in my garden.

The flowering Marigolds have self seeded from last year the others I grew in the hot house, the are going to be the huge puffy ones I think so maybe won't match too well!

Lots of bee action happening here with the Poppies.  Thanks Annie. 

Foxies are starting to come out.

Beautiful colour, thanks worms for your healthy tea.

My meditation chair right in the middle of my gorgeous fruit trees.

A new addition, I want the kids to use the paddock more and be around me while I am pottering in the veggie garden.

Sometime so keen to use it they can't be bothered getting dressed!

I don't usually use a net.  Or have many Strawberries....this is the way to go, I love that I was able to use the old gate and wire from the Snowpeas, then as my eldest took so long to band stakes in for me, I stumbled across his old dis-used soccer goal.  I took it apart and used as ends for my frame here.


The beginnings of Pumpkin soup.

Zucchini's and Capsicums.

Kale for my healthy morning smoothies.

Gazillions of Peaches.

And Apricots.

I have been busing sealing, priming, painting, potting, planting pressies!

I am sad my middle boy is leaving Primary school, he is sad too, it's been a tough and rewarding journey though. This year has been up and down for us but primary school have given him many wonderful opportunities.  My little boy's best friend is leaving him, and for the first time he will be alone no brothers at school.  He is worried about what his life will be next year.  That breaks my heart a bit. This year has been a write off for him and grade 4 he needs to start taking school seriously.

Monty doesn't care of these life issues.

Too busy sleeping.

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