Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hello everyone. I'm off to Melbourne and then overseas for a month.

If you want to follow my journey and see where I go.... check me out on my very own blog.

Hoping to be able to post about my travels while away.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Almond Blossoms

This morning Pat & I went walking and we actually remembered to take our cameras. This almond tree isn't all that far from our place.

Smells beautiful as we walk past and bees are filling their full from the blossoms.

Pat was saying he thinks the blossoms are out early this year. I can never remember from year to year, when the trees start to flower.

Something about the almond blossom with the light pink blush on their petals. Makes for some stunning photos.

I don't think the tree is harvested by anybody. Just the local birds. There was a lot of last year mummified almonds on the trees still.

Pat took some beautiful macro photos of bees. I'll post the in the next day or so to show you all.

Until next time....hoo roo

Friday, July 10, 2009

Introducing Percy

I have always wanted a pet pig...just a little pig for the backyard. Living in the city, this won't be happening.

So instead I made a little pig for myself.

His name is Percy and he's not going to be sitting around Lucky's Duck Farm looking cute. No sir.... not this little pig.

He's off to see Australia & the world. He's got his own blog and he's also on Face Book. There is even a trip to Europe planned for next month. Little porker isn't taking us though.

If you want to follow Percy and his "Pursuits & Pastimes" you can click on the follow button.

  • Otherwise we have had some wonderful rain that has been falling steady all day.

  • Tomorrow I am spending the day with Amy, her future MIL & her maid of honour. I haven't said anything yet but Ben & Amy are getting married on the 1st May next year. Tomorrow is a wedding day prep for us 4 girls, starting with a champagne breakfast.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Monday, July 06, 2009

Market Trip

On Sunday Pat & I went to one of the local markets in Port Adelaide. I was after a triangle steamer insert for my pressure cooker I love using for our vegies.

At these markets there are kitchen wares being sold that your grandparents used when they were young. So its great place to find what one is looking for. Thing is I wasn't going to pay $29.00 for the steamer inset as last time I was there and bought one....it was $3.00.

Anyway when we go there, we always park away from the markets and walk along the wharfs and see what there is to look at.

On this day the tall ship "Falie"was in for a visit. Beautiful ship...not as big as what I thought it was going to be though.

Look from the back of her.

This ship amused me as its way out the water on dry dock.

We've been here in Adelaide for 15 years now, never taken a river dolphin cruise. Pat & I will need to change this when the warmer weather is here.

Light house on the outside of the huge shed where the market is held. Around this are the food trailers offering all those yummy hot foods that aren't good for us.

Impressive isn't it??? Old and new items are sold here. The stall I wanted is gone now, the man died a few months ago and his wife wasn't interested in continuing. Now new stalls have taken up his area and hence the old kitchen wares aren't as easy to find or cheap.

Different look under the roof, its also got an upstairs area as well.

Our brunch.... best donuts in my books (15 mini), egg & bacon roll and a skinny coke. You can if you want dine in a couple of those little cafe shops......... but we didn't want to increase the house mortgage to pay for it. lol

A great morning out and fun strolling up and down the isle.

Oh I did get a streamer insert at a different market we went to afterwards, for $5.00. Not a triangle insert, but good enough and way cheaper......

Until next time....hoo roo