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Fifty six year old empty-nester. Wife to one, mum to four and nan to three precious grandies. Living simply is my passion, I enjoy growing food, living healthy and playing with a variety of crafts. I am always up for a bargain and love to op shop for vintage treasures.

Monday, May 27, 2013

On The Home Front




Homemade 



 Progress


 On the last rounds



Tea cosy for hubby


Beautiful blue skies


New life to an outdoor clock



 Unwanted water bill


Morning sunlight 


 Pretty foggy mornings



I am the pied piper


 Hidden eggs


 Last of the summer garden pickings


 Succulent flowers



Cleaning up outside



Chopping wood


 Saving the sawdust


 Two bags for a friend for smoking fish


 Real cups of tea


Op shop finds




 Painting




 Sunsets


Lots of busyness at our place, what about yours?  

Simple Blessings,
xTania

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Feeling the Love

We met

Twenty Two Years

ago

On 14th May 1991


Copper Rings handcrafted by hubby 


engraved by the jewelers


LOVE!





For this anniversary Hubby went looking for something made of Copper.  This proved to be unsuccessful so he set to and made two copper rings. The idea came from a song written by local singer John O'Dea named "Bit of Copper Pipe", a love song about a ring made from a piece of copper pipe.  Wish I could play it for you but there isn't a clip on YouTube.   I will post another song of John's at the bottom of this post.

I received a lot of love on this special day starting at 9am with a song request on the local ABC Radio. Of course you can guess the song, "Bit of copper pipe" :)

10am A special delivery to my door of the six beautiful roses.

We were meant to go out to lunch, but our plans were waylaid because we had our new solar panels installed (a long story I will tell you about later).

2pm I went to the hairdresser to get a cut.  To my surprise hubby had been in there and prearranged for me to have a good ole pampering. With a new colour and my hair straightened, I came away from there feeling like a new woman :D

I had no idea what hubby was up to.  Have you ever had a lovely surprise that made your day?

xTania


Parachilna Sunset by John O'Dea 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

To All The Mothers




Hope your day brings just what your heart desires, full of family, love and joy...

xTania

Saturday, May 4, 2013

My New Gadget

These have probably been around for a while, but are a new discovery for me.

I am loving my new apple slicer...


Makes the task easier that's for sure :)

Cuts the apple in nice neat slices.  Apple chips instead of potato chips :)


I generally don't eat many apples.  But as I am on a health kick I have been eating one a day after my lunchtime wrap.  And if an apple a day keeps the doctor away, I will be a happy little vegemite :D

Wishing everyone a great weekend!

xTania

Friday, May 3, 2013

A New Chapter...

Today is another chapter in life's journey
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Our teenage son has landed himself an apprenticeship as an electrician and starts on Monday.  All the years, 28 of them, of running children to kindy, school and TAFE will soon come to an end...How the time flies, one minute they are babies, next minute they are all grown up. So proud of all their achievements 
xoxo 


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Baby Chicks and such...

Four new babies hatched out a few days ago...



Wotcha doin?


 Some more rogue chooks.  
We cant keep these in their pen, they like to roam around and scratch about everywhere.  Probably laying eggs somewhere in the bushes...


 My gorgeous grandson...


Had his 9th birthday yesterday the 1st of May...
This time has gone by so quickly xx


The beautiful birthday cake was made by Blake's "other" Nan pictured above...


 Every second Wednesday, I have the privilege of looking after Sarah's (my eldest) dog Bailey (grand dog) while she is at work.
In the late afternoon he sits in this spot watching and waiting for his mum...sooo cute :)


I have started a new project...a bright coloured blanket perhaps?


Another beautiful sunset to finish the day off yesterday...


Today is windy but warm.  Last night was a little chilly so I think it is time for putting fleecy sheets on the beds.

Abundant Blessings,  

xTania