Hello again friends,
We are home safe and sound. On the way we called into Dublin to get a big bag of carrots for our neighbours horses, and then into Port Pirie to have lunch at a little cafe. It was a dark dreary day, with very little rain around.
The house was freezing inside when we arrived home, so the first thing to happened was the fire. It was 13C outside and it stayed that way all of the afternoon. It got down to 4C last night so no wonder the house was so cold. Winter is definitely here.
After eating a filling lunch, I wasn't sure what to have for tea as we weren't all that hungry. I had purchased a bag of capsicums for $2.00 yesterday so these were stuffed with rice mixed with a few bits and pieces and put in the oven. They took a long time to bake but they were really nice. Lucky I put them on early.
I served the capsicum with a bit of salad and toasted sourdough.
Yesterday on our travels we found these at an op shop for $1 each...how could I leave them there? I love the Fire King range especially the pretty golden orange colour.
We also caught up with a friend for coffee yesterday afternoon and there was a cheap green grocer nearby. I stocked up on many items including these mandarins and Jonathon apples for $1.99/kilo. Our mandarin tree out the back has been cut right back so unfortunately there will be no fruit from it this year. We do have oranges and grapefruit growing, so they will have to do. With the bad flu season that is upon us, I figure I should get as much fruit and vitamin C into my body as possible. I have not had the flu or bad cold for years.
My grand babies came for a visit and stayed while their mum went to boot camp. She is on a health kick and is trying to lose some weight that has crept on over the years.
This rainbow appeared a couple of weeks ago when we received a bit of rain. It was the end of the day and quite spectacular! The rainbow was so big I could not fit the whole of it in the photo. Originally it was a double one, but by the time I grabbed my camera and ran outside the second one had faded.
I still have to finish unpacking tomorrow, mostly clothes to sort through and then I might spend some time outside gardening and checking on things. In the afternoon I shall go and visit my parents in the hills, and deliver some groceries I picked up for them.
Well I think that is about all for today, I am a bit tired and am looking forward to climbing into my bed tonight.
See you soon,