I’m turning out to be a bit you-know-what at posting recently. I’m full of good intentions and then somehow I just wander off and get to doing something else.
I’ve been busy of course, Siddy now visits twice a week with his elder care friends – most of whom now remember that they know him, though some need to be reintroduced every visit. He is learning how to walk beside a power chair so that a) he doesn’t get run over and b) doesn’t cause his friend to find herself suddenly toppled upside down on the grass – now that wouldn’t be good! At the same time I am learning how to help when required and how to take over if required and of course also how not to run over a puppy or topple a lovely lady out on her ear at any time. All this so we can go for a walk in the park or take off into town and do a pub crawl – who knows! 🙂
I’m joining in with Sheila’s Secret Santa this year, much to my delight – I’ve been making and hoarding for a while now and today began to wrap up some bits – I remembered to take a photo of this
A delicious assortment of pure New Zealand kid mohair for the recipient to make something magical with. I’m having fun making and gathering bits I think my recipient might like.
There’s a garden been planted up last month and it is now starting to come away – when I say ‘garden’ you all know I mean the very tiny courtyard right? Let’s be clear it’s really not much more than a narrow pathway down the side of my tiny house – but it is all I have that is private so I like it to be pretty every summer. Last summer was so very awful that it never got its annual make-over done and then a new fence was put in and the whole thing fell apart and we started again. My wonderful friend Alys kick started me off with a generous gift voucher for my birthday which resulted in a miniature maple being planted up into an up-cycled trash bin which I use as my version of a water-wicking planter
and lots of daisies – this was the year for going bonkers over daisies. And Pukekoes – I’m trying to frighten off the slugs and snails with a little flock of wall art…….. Aren’t they the cutest things – rowdy little critters and quarrelsome too first thing in the morning so I’m quite glad mine are made of metal……
Even the lemon tree which I nearly killed is making a come back and the perfume of those tiny flowers, mixed with the jasmine, is filling the air
The Senior Sidd is almost disappearing already
and Junior Sidd has chosen his chair
So that’s it from me for now, just checking in to let you know I’m still going strong and absolutely ecstatic over our election results. Oh, and what about this as an idea for our little town that time forgot – do have a look and let me know what you think. Things are looking up!
Thanks for coming by today, I’m so happy that you did!