Sunday, 29 August 2010

I Love Stocks.....

Early morning today to get Mitchell off to work.  The markets were just opening at 6 a.m. as I headed home.

I found a dear old man selling his Stocks this morning.  He told me of his garden that was once a Carnival Garden and of his new garden where he cultivates these beautiful double stocks.

He asked me if I had time to stop and talk, when I said yes, he went into his vehicle and brought out pictures of how his garden had been.  I'm glad I took the time to talk with this lovely old man.

They smell divine...........................

Saturday, 28 August 2010

A garden tour......almost Spring

Yesterday the Cancer Council of Australia held its annual Daffodil Day.  This bunch is brightening my home today in support of the Cancer Council.  Let's hope a cure is found for this awful disease soon.

We have been in the garden all day today.  It was beautiful.  If anything, taking part in the Carnival of Flowers Garden Competition ensures at least one huge clean up each year!!  I am so pleased with how it is all coming along again.

Bees by the hundred, busy in the lavender.

Twenty pots, ready to spread around the garden and the paved area.

The peas and the sweet peas are growing madly.  I am so looking forward to picking a large bunch of beautiful sweet peas to bring inside.

I am so enjoying the view into the vege patch.  Everything is looking so healthy and lush. 

I just love the beautiful furry Poppy heads ready to burst open.

Spring was definately in the air today.  It was a beautiful day, just a little cool in the breeze, but a wonderful day to be in the garden.


Tuesday, 24 August 2010


I have just put the final words to paper

and printed it off

and put it all into a presentation folder

to be posted tomorrow.......

My Diploma of Business Administration



Sunday, 1 August 2010

Marmalade and more..........

Last weekend I had the most wonderful time in the kitchen!!  As you can see above I picked from the vegetable garden spinach, spring onions and chinese cabbage.  These were turned into some very yummy spring rolls and also spinach and feta triangles. 

I was also able to pick the very large harvest of five oranges from our tree.  They are never very sweet so it was the exact measurement for a batch of marmalade.  I am so pleased with how it turned out.  It of course looks wonderful in some recycled Bon Maman jam jars.  I got seven jars altogether. 

Unfortunately, this weekend hasn't been as productive in the kitchen as I have had a large amount of laundry to wade through due to a damp and drizzly few days this week. 

Off to raid the freezer now for some Spring Rolls and Spinach & Feta Triangles for our dinner tonight.