Tuesday, 31 May 2016

What I saw today


Trees looking bare



Inside mail

End of month

And so tomorrow I will turn the calendars to a new month and a new season. Goodbye Autumn.


Monday, 23 May 2016

Made by me

Who cries over spilt milk? I nearly did. 
I was making my morning coffee and had heated the milk and sat it on top of the the coffee machine. As I was continuing it edged its way off the machine and over the side. Disapointed sounds came out of my mouth but no one came running, so I got in and cleaned it up. It made its way into everything but at least the spot was clean again and there was enough milk left in the jug to make my drink and be on my way.

A healthy breakfast for hubby. There was only one egg left so I fried a tomato, added slightly wilted spinach, avocado and sprinkled with black pepper. It was a hit.

With the cold weather about soup recipes are a happening thing. I made up some Vegetable Chilli soup and accompanied it with corn muffins. The soup is loaded with red and green capsicum, carrot, kidney beans and of course, chilli. I need to put less chilli in next time.

Be happy and enjoy life where you are ... Dot

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


Good morning. 

I think winter has come early this year as the weather has turned wild. The clothes are being hung in the shed and transferred to be aired inside and if you want to venture out for any reason you check the radar. I have packed away my summer clothes and put out the warmer ones.

We made a spicy lentil soup which called for silverbeet. It is growing well in my patch. We served the soup with a dollop of yogurt and freshly squeezed lemon. Oh, and a bread roll, mmm!

This cute shrub at the front of the house is still displaying a little of autumn colour. 

We have driven up the coast a few times of late and this walkway is lit up beautifully. 

Anyhow, I have been on a good walk this morning and the quinoa porridge has been simmering on the stove for a while now, so I am off to enjoy. 

Enjoy your day ... Dot :-)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

D3 home

Hi everyone. Sorry for the late post. I had a few appointments today and the day has got away on me.

When we arrived home from our road trip we had our youngest daughter with us. And we know she is around as you are about to see.

She found hubby's Nerf gun and wanted to pull a prank on him. She waited 'out of sight' for him to pull in the drive.

I let her know he was nearly to the door. (I could hardly take the photos trying not to giggle)

And she let it rip!!!

Poppi was ducking and made his way to the corner of the kitchen ...

...and stayed there till all the pellets were fired. I don't think there were any left in the gun; they were all over the floor.

We went for a lovely long walk on the beach and my Instagram prompt for the day was 'air'. D3 offered to help me out. 

Mother's Day has come and gone. We were invited down to D2's little home and served a yummy hot meal. She made Lemon Delicious for dessert. I was spoilt.

I hope all my 'mum' readers had a special weekend with your family.

Keep smiling ... Dot :-)

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Road Trip

So the road trip was set up to help family relocate their cars from Cairns to Adelaide filled with their belongings. 

We set out on Sunday morning and called into Airlie Beach.

It was a beautiful day and we stopped there for lunch.

Coconut trees.

The things you get stuck behind while travelling. These tyres were massive and there were 4 on the truck.

In Rock Hampton we stayed a night in a new resort and it was reasonably priced. Braham cattle were everywhere.

While driving at 40kph up a winding track we pulled over to take some scenic shots.

Beautiful skies were such a delight most of the way.

We did a lot of travelling and at the same time had a wonderful time together. 

Sunday: Ayr
Monday: Rock Hampton
Tuesday: Miles
Wednesday: Coonabarabran
Thursday: Hay
Friday: Adelaide
Saturday: home

See you next week when you pop by again. Enjoy life ... Dot