Monday, 19 August 2019

This, That and Every Other Little Thing

While preparing the last few posts I have been looking at my photos and there are lots of little things that I haven't shared, so this will be a bit of a catch up mish mash.  Maybe, there is a lot to be said for Instagram, but I don't want to go down that rabbit hole.


Firstly, remember back in March I finished the quilt for Mum.  I left it with a friend to deliver to her on Mother's Day, as we were in Queensland at the time.  Here it is on her bed.  It doesn't show well in the photo, and I forgot to take one before I gave it to her, but the label on the corner is one of Mum's pretty hankies that she had crocheted around.  She was very happy with the gift and loves showing it off.


One sunny afternoon in June we went for a walk and came across a huge pile of leaves.  What's a girl to do?  I'm just a big kid at heart when it comes to autumn leaves.

Mick assured me that I had no idea how to kick leaves and had to show me how it is done.

One of the local arcades has a painted wall.  It had been badly defaced with graffiti and there has been a lot of debate as to who is responsible for its clean up.  One local fellow, off his own bat, took some paint down there and painted over the graffiti on the coloured grid and then added some angel wings.  Good on him.

Also in June, some friends had a clean up in their paddock, which was a good excuse for a bonfire.  It was a lovely way to spend the evening.


The nursing home where Mum lives has a special dinner each July and family are invited.  Last year the theme was "Gatsby", this year it was "Outback".

They had the entrance foyer really well decorated.  Apparently there was even a dunny in the outhouse.  We had to dress up for dinner.

The tables were beautifully set.

The meals had an Aussie theme and the local Panorama Chorus ladies came along and sang Aussie songs.  The evening is quite a highlight on their social calendar.

At the end of the month we went for a drive to Tarana for their Farmers Market.  It was a beautiful day and there were heaps of people in attendance.

Tarana is a very popular destination for a drive or motorcycle ride for people from Sydney, as well as around here.  The pub and its great counter meals being the main attraction.

However, over the road is a building which was originally the general store.  A few people have attempted to run a cafe in the last ten or so years, but sadly, they have never lasted for long.  Recently, it reopened and fingers crossed this time it will last.  We had a very enjoyable morning tea sitting in the window seat.

A belated birthday gift arrived for Mick from his mate on the Isle of Man.

The Laxey Blacksmith makes personalised products.  Apparently, he is closing down and this will be one of the last that he makes.

It now has pride of place above the fireplace.

Finally, how snug do these two look.  As soon as Mick lays on the lounge under the old "blankie" I made many years ago, (I must do a blog post about it one day), Joey runs from wherever he is and settles down into his nest.  Too funny.

That about wraps things up for now.   So much for it being a quiet time of year.


Fiona said...

a lovely post of all sorts. love the quilt you made for your Mum and I can imagine how she loves to show it off and that you made it specially for her.

Cheryll said...

Lots of wonderful memories in that lot of pics... xox

loulee said...

Well those two look very cosy. You must have worn him out! LOL I have similar pictures of Tony and Belle.
Love your gift from the IOM, very nice too.
So many other wonderful images. I'm pleased that Mum likes her quilt, it does look good in it's new home.

kiwikid said...

Wonderful post Janice, your Mums quilt is beautiful, the Aussie themed evening looked wonderful, had to laugh at thkse two snuggled up on the couch. Always good to get out and explore the local area. I love a good pile of leaves too 😆