Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Mothers Day

Hello everyone. I hope and trust all the mothers had a wonderful day on Sunday. I was treated to a crepe topped with mascarpone cheese and rhubarb & raspberry compote.

I finished this 'rose dream' cowl by the end of the day and received this lovely notepad and pen along with a gift voucher and also the latest Better Homes knitting and crochet mag. So I spent a good hour or so reading that mag and planning...as you do!!

Later in the day on Mothers Day, we took dinner around to mums and spent the evening there. She pulled her knitting out and I finished off that cowl and we watched tv. It was nice tucked inside in the warm together around a hot meal. 

Flying Ducks....whoohoo!!!

Have a wonderful week ... Dot :-)

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

I Enjoy ...

Good morning. And there it is. A work in progress making use of the lettuce crisper until we need it again. Too cold for lettuce!

I enjoy baking good food on a regular basis. These are repeats that we love, Ricotta Tart and Toasted Granola.

When I am baking up a storm I like to blast the air around me with good music. 

In the post is a letter for my pen pal. I enjoy a spot of colouring in and try to incorporate that in once a month by writing a letter to a special someone.

As the days are shorter now and getting more so, I have some reading to enjoy when I sit in my comfortable chair, along with a yarn project.

I really do enjoy getting out for a walk each morning. Today there was a boat taking advantage of the beautiful day and going out to fish. The sun is out, there is washing on the line, who could ask for more!

This goes without saying ... life is enjoyed with a gooooood coffee in the mix. Long black with cream thanks!

Have a wonderful week. Pop by next week to see what's happening!

Off to check the pumpkin baking which I can smell, mmm ... Dot  

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Something Good

Good morning and welcome to the first day of a new month and the last month of a season.

It's sunny today but cool. These days we need to rug up a little and we can enjoy the outside.

The mornings are chilly and the ducks let us know they think so too. They huddle out of the breeze, most with their heads down, and take a rest. Cute!!!

I usually have some knitting I am working on sitting near the leg of the kitchen table. When it is meal time, out come the cards and knitting and we eat, play and have fun. 
Call it what you like, multitasking, using time wisely I reckon!! It also helps you to eat slower. 

Another one done. This beanie is knitted in a bright cobalt colour. 

That's all for now. Things have been cruising along but now that May is here I need to motivate myself to do more. See you next time and ...

...have a great week ... Dot  

Tuesday, 24 April 2018


Hello and welcome back. Hubby and I have been to see a really good movie. We decided to get a roast dinner before we set off with hankies to watch it. It was funny, thought provoking and very emotional.  

It's a pleasure to get mail! This week I received a couple of yarn parcels. These colours are brand new to me and I still have not taken them out of the box. I have, however, been working every spare moment on the other bag of yarn making beautiful cowels. 

We have had plenty of rain as the ground is quite wet and most mornings we find a heavy dew. The last 5 days we have had the most pleasurable weather. I put clothes outside and they dry, we can get outside and enjoy the elements; eating, reading, coffees, polishing cars, gardening. It has been wonderful.

Usual Sunday afternoon coffees with cheese and crackers but set up outside. 

I have only seen orange ladybugs, but this one was just as pretty, and tiny. 

At the end of nice days you can expect a beautiful sunset and they have all been different and a pleasure to admire. 

Have a great week ... Dot :-)

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

M ... is for

Hello. I have made a coffee and turned on my laptop to do the normal Tuesday morning tasks. Recently 'my garden' has been producing small tomatoes. I am collecting a supply and going to roast them to enjoy with meals. 

In the 'making department', I have been using up some yarn and this ball of yarn was one I hadn't used before. It is quite thick and knits up quickly but at the same time is very soft. I plan to source some more later and see what I can whip up (I only had the one ball to test).

Mash. This would have to be one of our favourite mixes to make up a meal. If I start with this and add a piece of meat, cheese or eggs it makes a complete meal. Sometimes we start with cauliflower and that is delicious mashed with pepper, cream cheese and butter. But, if you add a piece of sweet potato, pumpkin, carrot and green, it makes it even nicer. 

Meal. This is by far hubby's favourite meal when we go out. Chicken Phad Thai is full of flavour as well as hot and delicious.

My morning meander!

Have a wonderful week ahead...Dot

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Road Trip

Hi and welcome back. Recently we ventured out on a 'local' road trip. We went bush with a snack packed to have along with our coffee. It was a lovely day, no wind and very pleasant to say the least.

This was as close as we could get to Turbine Country. There were heaps of them spread out everywhere.

There is always something on my lap to play with along the way. 

This morning on my walk I came across a pile of large rocks on the bank. I am keen to see what they are going to do with them.

Be still and know ...

That's all for today. Have a great week ... Dot 

Tuesday, 3 April 2018


Hello and welcome to a new month.

Full Tide

Delicious Breakfast

Open mutton bird season madness

Interesting Insect

Low Carb Buns

Eating Outside

Oops! 1 left


Love Autumn

...Dot :-)