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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.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Throwback to March

Hello dear friends,

Whilst sorting through some photos I had taken over the past few months, I realised that I take many photos and never actually get to blog about them. 

 I thought why not just have a throw back to March, April and May and post about what I was doing at the time.

So this is what I got up to in March.

I did some things for myself. I enjoy doing this but unfortunately it doesn't happen very often.

I saw a similar idea on pinterest so gave it a try.

I also tried some card making.





This is my grandsons new pony.

 She just loves her new owner.

We went for a trip to Ceduna for a school class reunion. It was great to catch up with old school mates, and learn what they are doing in their lives.

Here we all are J

Op shops are the best!


Pretty doilies




 I fell in love with this tea cosy and pot. 
Someone has put a lot of time into making this cute cottage cosy.
And now it is all mine J


 And the teapot is pink!

 Some more pretty blue plates to add to my collection.


Could there be fairies in my garden?

 This plain one,

 turned into this...

Who knew toadstools were so cute?




Beautiful sunrises.

And sunsets.

Dried apples that we picked up on special.
I keep them in a variety of jars I have been collecting. 

Family fun time with a noisy game of Uno. 
We were all gathered together with a weekend visit from our daughter who lives in Sydney.  She came home to meet her new nephew.  
My souls sings with joy when I hear so much laughter from my loved ones. It can get quite noisy though!


My daughter doesn't have children, Can you tell?


There was also a birthday celebration.
~love~


The saga of the car continued.
It is finished now and up and running.

This was quite comical to watch.

We needed to get this part of the car out onto our block. The only access is via an entrance on the corner or our land. So with hubby, our son, his girlfriend and a mate this is how it happened.

The two at the front had to try and steer and brake this thing!

Out the driveway...

 Down the road, hitching our dacks up as we go lol!

To the corner of our block.

 Phew!

Had a rest and then off they go again...

Not far now...

Young ones and their phones. 

Eventually the chassis was placed safe and sound behind the fence in the chook yard.

So that was March.
Now for April J

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.










Monday, July 4, 2016

Beautiful Australia ~ Ayres Rock/Uluru and the Olgas

Hello dear friends,

Welcome back to our Northern Territory road trip.
After leaving Kings Canyon, we headed to the Olgas and Ayres Rock.

Along the way we stopped for a toilet break  at a car park on the side of the road. There were some Major Mitchell cockatoos enjoying a drink.




And a lone dingo.

She was hungry...

And thirsty.
Poor thing.

We arrived at the Olgas later that day.
It was overcast while we were there.


I loved this shade area.

 These benches are awesome don't you think?

 A walk through the Olgas.




 The next day we saw
The Big Rock!

Ayres Rock/Uluru at Sunset.

 We had the best seats in the house!

And the Rock at Sunrise. 
There was no sun on this morning but the cloud on the top looked spectacular.

The Olgas in the distance covered in clouds.


 Another view of the rock.

Look closely, you can see people climbing the rock.



We enjoyed our time here, and spent four days looking around this area.

Did we climb the rock?
We tried.

I went as far as chicken corner. You can see it in the pic above. This is the first stop before reaching the chain and this is where I chickened out! Hubby went up a bit further but it became too steep for him too!

Has anyone climbed Ayers Rock?
I did when I was sixteen years old, but I have lost my nerve now that I am older J

See you soon,

xTania