Wednesday, 24 February 2010

A significant event

I have had a migraine for the past 4 days (here's hoping it's gone today) so things have been going in slow motion and blurred vision.  One thing I have been able to accomplish is reaching the bottom of my laundry basket.

It has been the one good thing about these days of heat and sunshine, a truly rare event to find ones self with no washing to do, except for when mother comes to stay.  Now to find room in the drawers for all of this clean laundry.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The real truth about Summer

Now I didn't tell you yesterday what Summer is reeeeally like, those photo's were the good bits.  I have a love hate relationship with Summer, love swimming, the beach, sun light but the heat and the rest that comes with it, I'm not a big fan of.  On those stinking hot nights where a fan just blows hot air and provides no relief, I wrap myself and the boys in a cool wet sarong to cool us down and get us off to sleep.  

The fear of walking through those giant, sticky, yellow spider webs and imagining that the spider is crawling over your hair and the terror of actually finding one is even worse.  

The days where the heat sucks all energy from you and you mope about in a hot, steamy lethargy unable to do anything because it is so hot and humid.  Not wanting to go out into the back yard, to the beach or anywhere out side for fear of being burnt to a crisp or turning as red as a beetroot because you have fair skin.

Not wanting to cook a thing because it's too hot and you can't be bothered, all you want to eat is fruit and then that ripening fruit spoils because it's so hot.  The weeds in your garden take over because it's too stinking hot to go out and pull them out (not that I ever really weed, except in Autumn when it's cooler).  I really can't wait for Autumn, the cooler nights, warm days with a little chill in the air, the changing of the leaves.  I have been searching for the signs of Autumn.  The first William Bartlett pears at the fruit shop is a sure sign, I love their blushed cheeks when they ripen.   

The pecan nuts dropping next door is another sign and being able to sleep with more than just a sheet covering you at night is a little bliss.  I've got my eye on those green leaves and the moment they start changing to their Autumn colours I'll be doing a little joyful dance.

Happy end to Summer days!!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Reflections of Summer

Summer cream



the beach


my soft green shirt

mango salads

flowers in my garden

dodging spider webs in the back yard


this man

I know Summer's not over yet but I'm willing it to be over....not long now.....I can hear the pecan nuts falling on the roof next door...Autumn must be on it's way.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010


Thinking cap? 


Monday, 15 February 2010

Oh Sunshine!

It's good to see you today, even if for only a little bit.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Friday, 12 February 2010

Did I forget to tell you... much I love this quilt?

Well I do and I just want another opportunity to show it off again, in all it's full glory.

You see Autumn is nearly here and I'm counting the days till Summers' end.

And this quilt reminds me of what's ahead.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Speaking of webs...

Spiderman, Spiderman,
Does whatever a spider can
Spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies
Look Out!
Here comes the Spiderman. 

Is he strong?
Listen bud,
He's got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread
Take a look overhead
Hey, there
There goes the Spiderman.

In the chill of night
At the scene of a crime
Like a streak of light
He arrives just in time.

Spiderman, Spiderman
Friendly neighborhood Spiderman
Wealth and fame
He's ingnored
Action is his reward.

To him, life is a great big bang up
Whenever there's a hang up
You'll find the Spider man.

**Spiderman lyrics found here

Monday, 8 February 2010

Dear Mr Rainmaker (and the clouds of course too!)

Thank you so very much for the wonderful rain that we have had this last week.  It's been lovely to hear the rain thundering on our roof then spilling over our gutters, and to see little rivers running down our driveway.  I especially love the little drops that you leave on the spiderwebs, they are so delicate.

Our bunny seems to have survived your downpours (that's because we put him in our cubby house to keep dry) but he still enjoys a little run around the yard in between showers.  The boys don't mind so much either because they got to stay inside and play some nintendo (their homework hadn't started until this week) and jump on the trampoline in the rain.  We even enjoyed a Saturday morning at the second hand bookstore and iced chocolates at the cafe, all because of your rain making skills.

I know our garden has been lapping up the water that you so freely give.  Our grass has been enjoying the lashings of rain too and I've never seen my nasturtiums happier.

I was wondering though if maybe, just maybe, you could hold off on the rain just for tomorrow please.  You see I have a little bit of washing I would love to hang out on the line, one day should do it (Tuesday that would be).  I'm happy for more rain but would be really grateful for a little breeze and some sunshine until my clothes are dried thank you very much.  Until we meet again with your drips on my cheeks.

Yours Most Sincerely


P.S. I really do love those magical drops on the spiderwebs.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Diving into the new school year

New teachers, new good teachers (phew), swimming carnival then rain, rain, rain and signing up for winter soccer.  Things are busy, things are good, boys are happy.  That is all I have to say about that.