Sunday, November 10, 2013

A child free weekend...

For the first time in I don't know how long it was all about me.  It felt very strange and very unusual and I didn't rest easy.....all weekend I felt like I had forgotten something.

I had a girls weekend away in Canberra at Floriade 2013.  I have been to Canberra so many times for work but only this time as a tourist.  There was so much to see and do and we ran out of time. 

The flowers at Floriade were excellent.

And we just loved the gnome display.....there were hundreds of them
In amongst touring the galleries we went to the National Arboretum.  It was amazing will be fascinating to go back in 5 years time when the trees have grown some also has one of the best kids playgrounds I have seen.

Think we will have to come back and bring all the children as well and maybe even go skiing on the way.....that is if we drive.....and that will take some convincing......but a good three days in the snow skiing could swing it for me.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I think we have a solution to the internet problems here

Finally I am back.  We have had some issues with the Internet and I am not sure they are resolved but we are trying something new.  Fingers crossed.

So my absence has been, in part due to Internet and in part due to being very busy.  I have not known which way was up for a while.  Even one of the kiddelinks knew how I felt.

We have been getting some big projects finished around the house .......

We have another one about to start this week or next.  The carport.

I have gotten busy with crochet again.  I have been making some of these.  I have used the patterns from VendulkaM 

I am about to start making Christmas presents.  Thought I might make the teachers the sprocket pillow from cluck cluck sew.

Also been enjoying country life:

Sunrises (because I am awake at dawn - lack of blinds will do that)

Bonfire nights (cleaning up all the dead wood that has gathered around the place)

And all walks up to the top of the hill...all the rain we have been having  it is so very green..won't be like this in January