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 :-)

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Happy Easter

Hello and welcome to another week. Easter will be here soon so I have found myself making some chocolate eats. On this occasion I had made a simple chocolate cake for a cake stall but it rose so high it split in many places and so we enjoyed some while it was warm and used the rest in desserts. I just broke up some cake and added a little yoghurt, cream, dark choc chips and fresh raspberries...mix gently and enjoy!

I have also been trying some flour-less microwave chocolate puddings and slowly getting it down-pat. It all depends on the dish you cook it in to get the best results.

This was a little better. I think we topped it with raspberries and choc chips along with that huge dollop of whipped cream...yum!

For a very quick bite, just make up a chocolate brownie and leave it in the fridge. When you feel like a piece, warm it in the microwave and top with cream and fresh fruit. It hits the spot!

With the weather turning a little cooler and we have been given lots of heavy rain and wind, folk are dressing warmer. My hands have been busy keeping the beanies in stock. 

Have a great weekend and Happy Easter to you all ... Dot 

Tuesday, 20 March 2018


I am not a wearer of green but I certainly love to surround myself with this living colour.

Over the weekend I planted out a punnet of basil seedlings in amongst the other plants with the thought that they might get a little warmth from their neighbors and give me some pesto in the future. Here's hoping!!

Recently I cleaned up 'my space' and transferred all the cotton yarn to one side of the room and brought forward all the warmer yarn for the colder weather. I found some I had forgotten about, who doesn't, and was newly inspired on new projects. I found a bag of yarn that I had made into dishcloths a few years back and so I got to work and made a few to replace old ones and there is still another ball or two left for next time. Sunday afternoon was spent finishing them off while watching a bit of television and 'hanging out'

We will have to have this again soon. I fried up some flaked almonds in a little fat (can use oil or butter) and stored them to use as required. For a few days we enjoyed our lettuce topped with mayo and nuts. It adds a delicious crunch and is very nice. At this meal we accompanied it with Baked Camembert. 

I was amazed to find new growth on the rose bush and it is giving us a second round of beautiful roses to enjoy this season.

I frightened them. Some took to flight and some decided to paddle away as fast as they could.

Have a great week ... Dot 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Long Weekend

Good morning. We have just came out of a long weekend and I am off to a late start. Everything is back to front today but with a bit of re-arranging the day will happen.

A huge blessing this week!! A friend gave me some lemons from her garden and let me know I can pop around anytime when I run out. Whoohoo! They taste great!!

Yesterday I managed some letter-writing and these will be posted today.

Yesterday I also made a new batch of toasted Granola. This have proved very successful as it lasts over a week and is quick and tasty to prepare for hubby each morning. I just top with yoghurt and whatever berries are hanging around in the fridge. Easy as!

And look, I found a Keto Bun recipe that we like and works well filled with fried egg and salad, sauce or mayo, whatever, just load it up. Yum. 

Until next time, live life to the full ... Dot :-)