Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The last few days

Some photos from the last few days, on the drive to the Grampians, some of the work I did in Hilary Petersons collograph printing class, plates and prints. A couple of trees full of large cockatoos, a windmill while waiting for the Wellington ferry and this mornings walk along the base of the Bluff. I should have taken more photos but there were high winds and low cloud, my drive back through the mountains to Horsham was a bit nerve wracking, spectacular but I felt I shouldnt stop for photos, I was a bit worried about fallen trees and it is a very windy road and was quite early in the morning. I was very tired and as it was a 7 1/2 hour drive over and back and 2 full days of classes I was pretty tired by the time I got home.No unnecesary stops. Loved my class and my class mates were so nice and friendly. I hate to say it but I think this is my last interstate trip, I just find it too tiring and well I hate to admit it but I am getting older.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Morning walk, so much to see.

Busy busy, what have I forgotten to pack? I know it will all fit as it is only me, but oh dear I go to look at my list and find something else I have forgotten. Not just for the workshop but clothes, temperatures look all over the place, food, too much? too little. I try to take as much as I can as we really dont have much money. John is looking after things I will be back on Monday, never sure if I have internet while I am away. My kindle is loaded, not sure what else I will have time to do. Or how tired I will be.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Roses and around the back garden.

Not a lot has been happening since the wedding, recovery and washing etc. I am getting organised, I hope to go to Halls Gap for a weekend class with Hilary Peterson, and being a bit slow about it. John decided not to come but stay behind and look after Max and George. I would have liked to have him with me but know I will be OK, but tired it is a 6 hour drive. So around the place for photos today. The last of next doors lovely roses and a few views around the back of the house. I have been busy, did a shop and over to Tabs to get some paper for the workshop. I am sure I will forget something. Much more pleasant today, but will be warmer over the weekend I think.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Much cooler today

A lovely walk early this morning. We were a bit blocked in by the triathlon that was running all day in Victor but did manage to get to the cliffs for a walk. Not sure how well you can see the kestrel in the second photo. I think most of us have recovered today. Both John and I have been heard to mutter we must be getting old. although last night was awful, very hot and humid and nothing seemed to cool the place down, then suddenly we got a change of wind direction. So not really a lot done today apart from watering the pots and getting a casserole ready for dinner. One of my throw it all together ones so I hope it tastes ok.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Our grand daughters bush wedding

Such a lovely day today, although it was rather too hot. Our grand daughter Gabby married Wade, her long time sweet heart. Very much a family affair in the paddock down in the creek at her mother and step fathers property. I unfortunately hadnt been very well through the night but did make it to the ceremony and for a bit of food later but home as my oler sister and I had got over hot and needed the airconditioner. They all looked great, Gabby rode in on her horse with her father. The bridesmaids walked and it was all very colourful and they looked lovely. Both Gabby and Wade looked pretty pleased with themselves. Now I can relax.It is lovely having our son Simon here to stay with his wife Marguerite and to catch up with my nephew Ben. Just wish I felt better.My photos are not brilliant, John took some and the shade was rather awkward but it is a record for me.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Such a low tide this morning

Getting hotter too. I would love some decent rain, nothing for months now, and although the nights have been a bit cooler I do wish for some cool damp autumn days. To think that I loved the heat and sitting on a beach, now if I sit I cant get up!! Age is not a beautiful thing. The Melbourne family arrive tonight, all ready for them. The eggs have been boiled but are still to be peeled for the platters for the wedding tomorrow. I think I will put my feet up for a little while. Even the beach walk saw me get back to the car and puff and feel over heated.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Been a bit busy

We have a family wedding on Saturday, and although I havent a lot to do, apart from boiling and peeling eggs at this stage, we have the Melbourne family arriving on friday and the room for them had to be cleared of all my stuff so we could get at the couch that turns into a bed and find all the bedding. That is more or less done but it looks as if it will be warmer than expected, bother, will my feet cope, and what will I wear. No idea. I have made a boiled fruit cake for S and M to take home, a late Christmas present. I had a doctors appointment this morning, seems my jabs in the tummy are working at the moment as my diabetes is settling a bit, always fun to see if I can drop the odd pill, but no. I think I counted at least 14 a day. dont really want to know about it.A busy morning, now to put my (still swollen) feet up.