Saturday, August 13, 2016

Taking Time Off

I have just dropped by to let you all know that our darling Tommy passed away on 6 August.  He had been very ill with cancerous tumours in his lungs, and we spent all our time with him.

I have decided to take the rest of this year off and come back next year when I am over this awful event.

I know that you all will be shocked, but keep a lookout for me, because I promise I will be back.

Rest In Peace
Our beautiful boy

 May 2004 - August 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Just dropping by to let you know that we shall now have until next Sunday, and then we will be back to normal and the word photo will be "black".
Of course I will post another "black" also!

Last night it was around 6 degrees Celsius here - the coldest temperaw ture for June since I don't know when. Tonight is shaping up to be just as cold, so we have the aircon on to try and keep us warm.  I hear that it has been below freezing elsewhere, so wer are pretty lucky I guess!

I have been very busy, knitting and crocheting my little heart away, still teaching myself to use the knitting machine, I really think that I need lessons!

I've started knitting some scarves - here's one that is finished:-

I thought that this little neck warmer was adorable -I've never seen anything like it, so I made one!

and here it is done up! Can't wait to wear it!

I am also working on a crochet blanket for the single bed in our spare room - almost finished but I took time out to make scarves!!

I'll show you more later this week, I've been too cold to get it all together for pictures!  So I'm afraid you will  have to wait for me to thaw out a l;ittle bit1!

Take Care

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016 - Week 16

As I typr this tonight, the rain is simply pelting down - this is the best lot of rain tht we have had this year! It is wonderful to hear it on the rooftop, and see the water tanks full and overflowing! Our back garden is now underwater, hope there will not be too much flooding overnight, they are saying on the news that it is still coming over Brisbane and the south east, so there may be even more before this finishes.

We are safe and dry

So "black" was the word for today, and I'll guarantee that you can't guess what my picture is of!

Here is a not so good picture of our mini poodle, Tommy.  He is not so very well at the moment, though I suppose we should expect that, after all, he is 12 1/2 years old almost. He has been in and out of our vets over the past week, and we are just hoping that his xrays next week are better than the last.

Send him your best wishes, won't you - it looked like a tumour  in his lung last week, possibly. Like I said, we will know more next week after more xrays.

Join in with your black photo, and we can all visit you!!

Take Care

It appears that something has happened to my Mr Linky - so you're off the hook till I investigate.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016

Sorry I'm late this week - I'll tell you why later on.

The word for this week will be "Black"

Should be a fun one for this week !

Take Care

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Word Phto Challenge 2016 - Week 15

Welsome back to week 15 of our challenge for this year!

Hope you all had fun with this word.

There are lots and lots and lots of directories, arent there?

I chose a couple from my computer:-

I thought that "phone directories" was as good a place as any to start

and I was right! So I chose 2 instead of the 100 or so!! I think that's renough to prove my point, don't you?

So join in with our Linky below and be a part of this week's word challenge!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016

So, here we are, back for the word for this week in our photo challenge.

We have been really busy today so I'm late a t the coputer, have to get to bed and do some kindle reading - I'll probably fall asleep after one page!!

But, never mind that, here is our word for this week:- it's "directory" , a nice easy one for a change of pace!

I'll be back ytomorrow to show you some  things!  (I'm sure that will spark your interest!!)

Take Care

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016 - Week 14

So we are back this week to show pictures of  our word , which is "universal" for this week.

Now first I must explain that I am not showing a picture for this week, as I forgot to take it and now it's too dark! So I am a very bad host, I know, but I also didn,t want to enter into my own prize give away. So that makes it a bit better. Maybe...,

So I now have to wait to see your "universal" and judge the most original one for the secret prize!

Sign in on the Linky below and be in the running!

Take Care

Monday, May 30, 2016

Take an Extra Week!

Hi everyone, sorry I couldn't make it last night, so now I am giving you all an extra week to find a "universal" to photograph!

How about I give a prize to the most original "universal" next weeK/

Okay, it's done.

See  you back here next Sunday evening, and there will be a prize for the most original photograph of "universal"!

So now it's time for us all to get our thinking caps on!

So, just to help out, here is the dictionary explanation:  I hope you can read it..........



adjective  uni·ver·sal \ˌyü-nə-ˈvər-səl\
Popularity: Bottom 50% of words

Simple Definition of universal

  • : done or experienced by everyone : existing or available for everyone
  • : existing or true at all times or in all places
Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

  1. Take care

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Has Wednesday become Tuesday??

So sorry I am so late with this weeks word for our Word Photo Challenge 2016.  It has been a busy few days.

So the word for this week is universal.

See you back here on Sunday evenine!

Take care

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016 - Week 13

Hallo everyone, good to see you back for another week!

This weeks word was "Gallery" - that was a bit difficult I thought to start.

But then, once you think about  it, there is just one way to go!

Like so:-

Our very own local Art Gallery!

and a second view, showing some  sculpture work from local artisans.

It is a lovely building and is right in the heart of our city.         We really don't go to look as often as we should!

So feel free to join in and show us your local gallery also! Just sign in belows with Mr Linky and I'll be back soon with our next week word.

Take care

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016

Hi everyone, it's Tuesday evening and I have been busy knitting on the knitting machine, and crocheting some special things.

So now it is time for this weeks word for our challenge!

The word for this week is Gallery

So have fun with that one, and I'll see you back here on Sunday evening with pics!

Take Care

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016

I'm  baaaack! Sorry for being so long missing, but it was Mothers Day and everything, so this is the second long week in the challenge - I'll try not to do anymore!

So the weeks (fortnights) word is CREATIVE, and have I got a photo for you!!

My friend offered me this a while ago, and finally I am able to stretch my CREATIVE mind and learn how to  use it!

"What is it?" I hear you ask.

"It is this" I reply:

I hear you ask again "What is it?", to which I reply "It is an Empisal KH91 knitting machine".

I'm sure you can understand how this machine is streatching my creative brain to its absolute limits! I can knit by hand, but I have never ever used a knitting machine, let alone one this old and beautiful!

But , believe me, I am learning fast - I can now cast on and knit plain rows, so I'm going well.

Now I just need to learn about this:

I'm sorry you cannot see this well, but this is the Empisal KH90 ribber, it attaches (!) to the flat bed machine, and i will be able to make all sorts of exciting things with these!

In the plastic bucket on the bottom is a load of lovely soft fabric for the backs of quiltm, and in the top box there are all the original manuals for these machines, plus lots of yarn!

Aren't I a lucky girl??!

I am really so happy with this, I am looking forward to letting my creativity take over once I learn all the basics.

So join in below and show us your "creative" and I will be back  Tuesday with next weeks word.

Take Care

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016

Hi everyone - Welcome back for this weeks word.

With no ado whatsoever, the word for this week is "creative".

I like that word, don't you?

See  you back here next Sunday evening for the show n tell!!

Been doing lots and lots of crochet, have to taqke pictures so I can show you everything. Soon I promise!

Take Care

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016 - Week 11

Welcome to you all, I'm glad to see you back with me!

I do hope that all my fellow Australians had a great Anzac Day long weekend, and another great time this weekend for May Day!!

So, we have not had any rain for so very long - until last night, when it rained lightly all night, and didn't stop until late this morning!

So my "Green" is no more than a photograph of my beautiful, happy, satiated back garden!!

So we have gone from dry grass that crackled when you walked on it, to green overnight! You can still see the browner patches amongst the green - I think we need another downpour tonight yet!

You can still see the grass is not as green around the edges in this phto - but all the plants are standing up and look very thankful!!

I must say that I was disappointed when noene had a go for the "clean" prize, though I do understand that sometimes it is very difficult to get around to everything, and there is always the next time. So I'm not worried at all.

So sign up below with Mr Linky and let us all see your "green".

I will be back soon with this week's word.

Take Care 

Monday, April 25, 2016

ANZAC Day 2016

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.

Lest we forget.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Word for the Week

Gee, I'm sorry to see that noeone has had the opportunity to enter their picture for the prize for the funniest "clean" picture!

Never mind, there's always the next time!

So for this week, the word will be "green"

So have fun with it, and we'll see your "green" pictures on  Sunday 1st May 2016.  It is ANZAC Day here in Australia on the 25th April, so I will be missing that evening for show and tells. So you will get extra time for "green"!

Have fun with it, and I will see you later.

Take Care

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016 Week 10

Hallo everyone, glad to have you here!

So, today is the first prize give away for the "funniest" picture of the word "clean".  I'm really looking forward to this one, and seeing what you all come up with!

So without further ado, here's my picture:

The cleaning fairy is falling down on keeping the windows screen clean! Must get a new fairy!!

So, here is my "clean" washing on the line! Blurred, and through a dirty screen. Sorry, thats all I could do! I do hope that yours are bvetter, or Alan and I  will have a very difficult time, won't we, deciding whos is funniest!!

So sign up with Mr LInky below, and good luck everyone!

I'll be back tomorrow with next week's word.

Take care

Monday, April 11, 2016

This Weeks Word

Told you I would be back this evening, didn.t I?!

I'm on timfe for once, but apart from that, this week should be lots of fun.

So without further ado, I give you this weeks word -  "clean".

So for this week, there will be a prize for the funiest "clean".

See you on Sunday for the big reveal then, and good luck to you all.

Take Care

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016 Week 9

Hi everyone, glad you dropped by to take a look!

Well, this weeks' word was "black" and do you think I could come up with anything original?? Of course not, so I had to fall back on my favourite pet !

So here is my Black dog!:

So, dear old Tommy, my black dog, or to put it more precisely, my old black poodle, will be 11 years old next month - 25th of May to be precise.  He looks so distinguished in his bow tie, doesn't he?

He wore it last night, when we had the grand daughters over here for dinner - he wanted to impress them I think! They didn't even notice, I don't think. He was crushed!

Believe me or not, I still have not finished the work in the office area here, it will be May 25th before I get around to it!! But I will remember to show you the "after" pictures.

Next wee4k, for our word, there will be a prize for the funniest photo. So don't forget to enter!! I'll be back tomorrow with the word - this should be good!

So , enter your photo for "black" below and we can all see:

Take Care

Monday, April 4, 2016

This Weeks Word

Welcome back for this weeks word!

This weeks word is  : Black

I'm afraid that I cannot show youy my Uncluttered little room yet, we have been shredding papers and things all day - it's like the more we do, the more remains! Mayb e tomorrow!

Looks like noeone has found an "uncluttered " yet, never mind, black should be easier !

Have a fun week with this, and I'll see you soon.

Take Care

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016 Week 8

Welcome back everybody! Good to see you all again!

So, we have all had 2 weeeks to find our "unclutter" photo, how did you all go?

I had a bad fortnight, what with all the coming and going, and the rant! By the way, thank you for all your comments, I really appreciated everyone taking the time to talk me through that.  I have emailed everyone that I could email, and I have taken on board some wisdom. Thank you.

So anyhows, as I was saying, I have such clutter around me most of the time, I couldn't decide where to start! So i started with our home "office " area.  We have had to rearrange some furniture, so a lot of "stuff" got thrown into the "office" and left. So I have taken these pictures:

Just imagine how this room would look, if I actually got in there and UNCLUTTERED it!

This is through the doorway - it is only a small room and we keep a bed in here in case we need it - well, it used to be a futon, but that's out and those big long boxes contain a sindle metal bed frame, that will go along under the window.

Look at it!!!! It's the biggest mess!! I will begin to work on it tomorrow -- looks like a few days of shredding happening here! I might even show you a picture tomorrow night, of this same roon UNCLUTTERED!  Would you like that?

Bear in mind that my sewing room is in even a worse mess!

So, join in now by filling in my Mr Linky below, and then we can all see your photo of Uncluttered!!

If you are just passing through, join in below and we can all visit your blog as well!

See you tomorrow evening for the next weeks word.

Take care