Sunday, 30 May 2010

Where did you go May.........

My goodness, May has disappeared and I am not too sure where.  Mothers Day brought big fluffy yellow and white Chrysanthamums, bringing such lovely childhood memories of Mothers Days past.  We always wore a little white Chrysanthamum to Church on Mothers Day.  These are actually a plant, that will go out into the garden.

The same weekend as Mothers Day, the children took part in our local Eisteddfod.  It was a beautiful weekend of Choir music, with both schools doing well.  Alexandra's choirs won first prize in each section they entered.  Alexandra also competed in solo and duet sections, gaining a third place in her duet.  Alexandra also travelled to Brisbane to compete in the Youth Music Awards where her choir also gained a Gold in their section. 

This beauty also came my way during May.  Brendon's parents are downsizing and we are the recipients of some treasure, that's for sure!  This jar is as big as a basketball.  Brendon's Step-Grandad was a Pharmacist and had his own store for many years.  Brendon can remember this jar on the counter at the Pharmacy full of sweets, unfortunately he also remembers never being allowed one from the jar!

This has formed part of a new little display that I have been fiddling with over the weekend.  So nice to be having a little rearrange!!  My beautiful tea trolley is a very special piece from my Nana and Pop's home - I just love it so much.

A few little family bits and bobs on display. 

Yesterday was a rainy cold day all day, so nice to stay inside and play with some lovlies.  Today was spent in the garden, planting out some spring time beauties, foxgloves, delphiniums, allysum, ranunculi bulbs too.  Maybe some photos next weekend - it so so dark early now, it's dark when I get home in the afternoons, so photography is a weekend only activity at the moment.

It's officially Winter on Tuesday, but I think that it is well and truly here already.  With todays activities I will certainly be looking forward to a lovely Springtime in my garden.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Cupcake Creations.......

Cameron requested the cupcake stand full of cupcakes for a farewell at his work.

Five dozen cakes made on Wednesday night.

Iced and decorated on Thursday night.

Fun..... but exhausting after a full day at work......

They are yummy too.....

Enough left for us as well.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Autumn Berries.......

My Nana and Pop had a row of Cotoneaster bushes along the driveway to their home.  I always loved them, especially when they were covered in red berries in the Autumn.

Sadly since Nan left her lovely home and garden and the house has been rented out, the Cotoneaster bushes have mostly died.

Whilst out and about, I found a bush that I was able to pick a few small branches from to enjoy in my home this Autumn.  I remember Nana sometimes have some displayed in her home.

I am wishing that I would have made a place for one of these lovely large bushes in my garden, but I think I am out of room!!  But then again........