Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Holiday Time

Hi Everyone. Welcome to the holidays. I realise they all start at different times for each of us over the Christmas period and we find that we work in with flights in order to get to see family. Hubby and I are off in a few days and are getting very excited. 

Over the weekend I attended a Garden Christmas party at a local nursery and I picked up this beautiful daisy. I just had to bring it home and it is going into a pot soon. It is raining here today so I wont be venturing out. There is tomorrow. 

And guess what...

... my cotton summer cardi is complete and it is coming with me on holiday. I love it!!!

Recently Hubby, D2 and I had our first Christmas meal over lunch. I made devilled eggs and red lentil hummus and we had coffee all round. 

D2 added her touch and so we wore our hats over lunch and beyond. We exchanged gifts followed by cooking a few things to take out to in-laws for Christmas dinner. 

And it was yummo!!!. Roast lamb and gravy with baked and steamed vegies and a herb scone to finish off.

A Christmas meal is not finished unless there is dessert. The fresh raspberries were a 'first pick' from a families garden. D2 made the apple tart. 

That's all from me for another year. Have a wonderful Christmas and holiday time and I will communicate with you again in 2016.

Blessings ... Dot

Tuesday, 1 December 2015


A big hello to all my lovely readers. Spring has gone and Summer has arrived today. The last few days have begun warm and calm (so we have been able to get out for a walk), then the wind picks up and in the afternoon the showers start. We have had some heavy rain in the night which makes it feel like summer. The vegi patch is loving it.

I was out in the morning of this day and swept all around our yard and then down came the rain.

Last Thursday we had 3 lots of hail during the course of the day. It was very pretty. The garden was white.

This is my latest page of colour. 

On Saturday we decided to bolt and head up the coast. D2 came with us and between the 3 of us we filled in the day shopping, eating out at Thai and caught a movie. I have read the book (kindle download) and D2 enjoyed watching it on screen with me while hubby watched Spectre elsewhere. 

Today I made a salad to go with our pizza for lunch. I wanted some dressing to go with it so I just whipped up a small amount in a little bowl and it was SO nice. Here is the recipe:

Grapeseed oil
dijon mustard
soy sauce
lemon juice. 

Using a whisk, mix up in bowl and pour over salad. It was nice and thick and absolutely delicious. 

Bye for now ... Dot