Good evening dear friends.
Thank you for dropping in on my little blog.
February has arrived, and this means just one more month to enjoy Summer.
It also means that hubby gets to celebrate his big fiftieth birthday.
Last weekend I called into my favourite little op shop and found this set of six place mats and a table runner in the palest colour blue for $1.50. Unfortunately the table runner is too big for my table so I will need to find somewhere else to place it. I may brighten the placemats up a little. Maybe a crochet border, some rick-rack or lace? We will see.
I also found these cute retro jars. I have not seen them in this colour before. One is filled with lovely smelling pot pourri and they were just twenty cents each. Wouldn't it be great if all op shops could sell things at this sort of price? That would make me very happy.
This old toy trolley belonged to my big brother as a youngster. I would sit in it and he would pull me around and occasionally tip me out!
I am hoping to bring this back to life. It will need a lot of work, but I am confident it can be done. It needs a long pull handle, some new wheels and a coat or two of red paint.
Bossy bantam rooster strutting around.
We also had a brown snake pass through a couple of days ago. Gave us the fright of our lives lol!
Sorry there are no photos of the snake, I was long gone...
Tomatoes ready for the dryer.
As soon as I spied the bag with all the knitting inside, I knew I would be taking it home to finish off the blanket. It needed six more rectangles which I have knitted up, and now it is ready to sew together and put a nice border around.
Pretty bath bombs on my kitchen bench. Sweet daughter in law is making them.
There has been more bread making, a regular part of my routine now ~smiles.
and more beautiful roses.
A classic back to basics recipe.
I browsed a couple of recipes and then made up my own.
You will need;
One tin of salmon, two potatoes cooked and mashed with butter, cream and approximately two tablespoons of mayonaise. One onion finely chopped, one tablespoon fresh parsley chopped, 1/4 cup cornflour, 1/4 cup of flour, one egg and some fresh breadcrumbs (I didn't measure the bread crumbs sorry, maybe around a small handful). Mix ingredients altogether and form into patties, then place in fridge for half an hour. After they have rested, roll in flour, dip in beaten egg and toss in some fresh (or bought) breadcrumbs. Fry in a little oil and enjoy.
Very delicious topped with cream cheese and sweet chilli sauce.
This little guy dropped in a few nights ago.
This old 70's Kriesler stereo has made its way into my lounge room. Hubby picked it up cheaply and has already replaced the stylus on the record player. It also needs the tape player looked at by someone who knows about these things lol. Thankfully we have found a place in Adelaide that repairs them.
So of an evening we have been playing our old 33 records. We much prefer to do this than to watch television. I had forgotten how good they sound.
I bet some of you owned one of these players back in the day. Do tell?
Finally somewhere to keep and play all our records from years gone by.
An ordinary pile of logs makes a great spot to sit and watch the sun go down. At the moment the salt lake out the back has water in it so this makes for a good photo.
One of my favourite quotes. This says it all ~smiles.
Such a beautiful sky on show this evening.
We have known that our son has been looking at buying a house of his own. Well on Tuesday it finally happened. He will soon be paying for his first home and moving out in April. I am very happy for him, and wish him well, but this house that he has called home will be so empty and quiet.
Very soon we will be empty nesters. The last of our four chicks will have flown the nest to pursue a life of their own. I am a little sad at this thought after thirty six years of having a busy home. This new life will take some getting used to.
To end on a much happier note; later that same day my daughter told me that I am to be a grandmother once again. A tad excited about grandchild number three arriving. So maybe our house wont be quiet for long.
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So tell me, what did you get up to this week?
Hope your weekend is a good one.