Sunday, July 29, 2012
We drove Tom back to Sydney on Friday in readiness for university on Monday. We drove back home on Saturday and I have come to the conclusion that driving for 12 hours plus in two days is just too much for a body to handle. I do not know how long distance drivers do it, they are made of tougher stuff than me.
|A rare occurence, all of us together.|
I have only just realised that I have been AWoL online for a week or two. I think my mind has been away with the fairies but hopefully I am on the not too straight and not too narrow now. I also hope I can think of some things worth blogging about because I do miss that when I am away from it.
Now I have the finishing touches to put to our Sunday soup night dinner, a phone call to Tom and then off to bed then ready for a brand new day tomorrow.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
All good things must come to an end and today the girls went back to school for term three. I did feel sorry for the two of them having to go outside this morning in the heaviest frost we have had this year.
|Frosty ornamental kale.|
|Thyme touched by frost.|
|Puss enjoying the sun on Hope's bed.|
Last week I signed up to host a High Tea for Humanity. I didn't and still don't know too much about the charity but any excuse for a tea party is good enough for me. So sometime in September there will be much baking and tea sipping in the name of a good cause. For now though Grace and I are dreaming big about what, when, how and who, we already know the where. Right here on the farm.
Friday, July 13, 2012
A couple of days by the seaside and I am back at the helm at home. We arrived back home to some very wet weather which thankfully hadn't made it over the mountains to the beach while we were there.
My daffodils are starting to bloom. They are stunning and I am trying to establish a patch in a meadow type of effect. It takes some time but I can see them multiplying each year.
Diggers and Eden Seeds. It's nice to come home from a trip to mail that is not a bill. I already have a few seed varieties in mind to buy for the upcoming spring planting.
Now though it is definitely back to normal routine. The girls go back to school on Monday and Tom is returning to Sydney next week too.
Friday, July 6, 2012
I have often read about parents trying to manage their children's screen time but sometimes in my house I think it is me who needs to rein in my screen time. It is just so easy to get caught up reading blogs or checking out Facebook or family history research. I really like my computer time but I don't want my life to be online and not in the real world afterall, then there would be nothing real to write about. In fact I really don't know how some people seem to manage to do so much and be able to write about it too. I wish I knew their secret to time management. I'm not even sure what a good balance is supposed to be. I guess it is different for everyone. I would probably spend on average an hour a day, six days per week online with blogging, emails and bits and pieces. Sometimes maybe a little more.How much time do others spend online?
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The oven has been working overtime though. Tom may cook his own meals when away for university but he doesn't bake. It is a good thing to cook for an appreciative audience and it means I can try out new recipes because baking really is at its best fresh so if it is gobbled up quickly then a new offering can be prepared.
Frosty weather has been upon us for a few days now. It is gorgeous right now.