Sunday, October 30, 2011

A day in the garden

Our house is 90 years old, yet when we moved in there was not one tree and no garden at all.
Because the house was a wreck, we spent a long time working on the house and front (which actually is the back).
We are now up to the rear garden and Im quite pleased with the progress.
Hopefully we will build a deck within the next few months to link the house to the garden, but for now we enjoy carrying our tray into the garden to admire our handy work. 
Still far from finished, the old house is such a happy friendly place.. It was once a Church Manse and Sunday school was held in our lounge room.
This is something that thrills me as i have such fond memories of Sunday School..
Do You?  I think the whole "Jesus love you" thing has stuck with me, even though Im not particularly religious these days!
But thats another topic isnt it...
This Christmas we will enjoy a meal in this garden, so thats real progress i think!!
Hope you all had a great weekend.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Beautiful Venice

Hi everyone, sorry its taken me so long to blog but to be honest ive been
quite tired since arriving home!
We were away a month and enjoyed two weeks in beautiful Wales, 6 days in
Cornwall then four days in Venice before spending two fun days in London on
our way home.
Im now into the swing of things and ready to start enjoying blogging again.
I must say I missed you all and thought how much Id like to share our
wonderful holiday.
Here I am in Venice. A most beautiful city with her fading grandeur, crowds
and  magical colours, it is impossible to think you will never see her
On this visit we just wandered and discovered. We bought tickets to the
Opera and drank coffee in famous coffee houses.
I think the magic of Venice is that there are no cars, all transport is by
boat. Whether its transporting goods, a funeral, a wedding, or bus, its all
on water.
The cost of everything would have to be the most expensive in Italy but I
guess its so unique those who provide service take their opportunity.
We found a very reasonable hotel and wandered off the beaten track a little
to eat, so I think we did ok.
Its an exciting place to buy trinkets and glass and quite a few presents.
We had a lovely side trip on the train to Verona which is such a beautiful
town with a really well preseved Coluseum and of course Juliets balcony.
Watching the tourists pose on the balcony was fun and I was imagining how
exciting this would be for young lovers.
We enjoyed a beautiful meal in a street café in Verona. One crazy mistake
was accidently jumping on the Euro Star first class train instead of the
Regional train.
The result was an extra 50Eu!!
I still haven't down loaded my pics but my husband took this one. So here I am
in beautiful Venice.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Op shop treasure

Working in George Town Friday pm and noticed these little babies in the Vinnies window.  A dear soul has knitted layettes for them. I had to bring them home! Only $6 each.
I love them and think they may have to stay here.
The wool is so beautiful.
Please don't think I'm greedy. I work hard to raise money for Christmas charities  so I know lots of children are in need.  

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A royal visit

A royal visit
I think I'm a Republican!
But I couldn't resist this postcard in England and have to say how much I like the Queen and hope her Aussie trip isn't too tiring for her.  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Our cottage at Low Head is ready

Elonera - The Fishermans Cottage - Tamar Valley - Northern Tasmania, TAS

I'm sorry the link doesn't seem to be working but if you would like to take a look - go to

Northern Tasmania

Low Head

(you will find us there)

cheers Chris

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Great to be home

Great to be home
To see the garden spring into life is the best welcome ever!
Our holiday was wonderful with so many great photographs to share. I'm thinking of things to blog and will probably share a few of my favourite moments.
Back into work and relaxing at the beach cottage this weekend.  I've enjoyed catching up on your blogs. I had a month without a phone, I pad or watch!!