Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
basket bought at a market this morningladybird, ladybird fly to my home2 older copies of Country LivingAt last Autumn weather , rain, lovely, it started while I was at the market and everyone hurriedly packed up to go and I was going to go myself but went back for the cane basket as I knew if I didn't get it I be kicking myself later. The books and mags picked up for $4.00 including a" Abbey girls" book and Alison Holst muffin recipe book not shown. I got them at my favourite second hand book shop.They had heaps of "Abbey" books in and I just bought one, I'm always looking for Noel Streatfield, but they rarely have them . Not a bad day considering the beach was freezing this morning but walked further than ever before. I think I have my beach Autumn shot so I'm a happy camper. Love Aunt Bee.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Tray discounted down to $5.00 at Stevens and 3 blue willow coffee cups for $5.00 at Op shop, Tom was still with me but flagging, I told I'm shopping training for his future partner.These 3 books and 1 craft mag, plus 2 books for Tom cost me $17.00, I was so happy I wanted to go back and buy more, but got the cups and tray, so felt I'd done well.Christmas labels 60c at Stevens, beginning to love that shop.And last and also least, this, I'm not telling you what it is and I'm confident you'll not guess. It has taken so much blood, sweat and unravelling to get to this stage and I'm determind to finish, but it is so frustrating, the pattern is supposed to be easy. Ha I say to that, looking at it I think it looks like a snakes head, imagine eyes and a red felt tongue and I think it would look good, but that's not what it's meant to be. So lucky you, 2 posts in one day, I see it says it's the 16th, here in the Land of Strange knitted things it is actually Saturday the 17th. Love Aunt Bee.
Many of the books are Australian, one of the things the Aussies do well is baking and cookbooks in general, some are English and one is a fundraiser for a local charity for a young man with Motor Nuerone disease who actually went to the same school as the "men".Lovely Miss Marple book, tights, perfume and tea calender from Chris.Lovely big mug with huge polka dots from work came with some Chai Vanilla Latta sachets.This wonderful clock from Basil previously seen in a previous blog entry hanging on the wall at La Boutique. There is more but I have to go .Love Aunt Bee. Will continue next post becos I have to tell how much the books cost .........amazing.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
This for Basil because he loves cats and because he is sick, I hesitate to say sick again, but he did have the flu injection two weeks ago and of course he got sick. My sister thinks I'm crazy but I maintain that Basil always gets sick after he has his flu vaccine. He came home from work last friday night feeling very poorly and took to his bed or our bed, unfortunately he took a turn for the worse and I had to rush home from work Wednesday, ( this was particularly distressing for me as I had just heated up my soup for lunch), cut a long story short he's off work till sometime next week and he needs more tests as they think there is something wrong with his kidneys. I'm sure he'll be fine, he's a tough old codger, old as in older than me by 5 years. Aj has worked for a week and half these holidays, at a real job and real hours, 7.30 to 5.00pm, I get to drop him off and then go on to work which makes me 1 hour early, so I grab the newspaper till someone comes and unlocks the door, the boss has had 3 free hours out of me this week. I'm having tomorrow off as it's my birthday not something I do often but there is a great big book sale on tomorrow so Tom and I are going hoping to get some good books, craft, sewing, and crime for me and history and classics as in the Greek and Romans for him, if I'm good he's taking me out for lunch. Aj is moaning that he isn't off too, not that he would have gone with us, he said going to a book sale is like inviting Superman to a Krytonite party. This working experience has been good for him, he now knows alot about customer service, he works at a large building supply company, he has learnt not everyone is honest, he learnt that not all your workmates pull their weight and that the new boy gets all the rubbish jobs, on the plus side he has learnt that customers can be funny and friendly, that some of the people you work with can have great senses of humour and don't mind helping out the young guy and he found out he never wants to do this job full-time when he leaves school. And he's learnt having money is great. For Autumn the weather has been nuts 27C and 26C today, enough already! bring on the wind, the cold and the rain.......the leaves are falling but it is warm at night we have had the windows open to try and get some fresh air. Thats it for now hoping to go Op shopping if I have some money over from the book fair, haven't told Tom that yet........Love to all Aunt Bee.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
This quilt top which I show in its UFO state,it is to be my "I must finish my UFOs before the end of the year, first quilt". It stretches my weak brain to far to remember when I actually started it, but it was while I attended my quilt group so therefore before full-time work, therefore at least 5 years ago, so" I've started therefore I'll finish", ten points if you recognize that quote. Now my thinking is, if I show the quilt to you I'll be honour bound to finish it as soon as possible or be humilated by my own laziness or sloth like behaviour that you will know about. Yes I'm dubious too, but this is only one of a pile of quilt tops to be batted so to speak and quilted. Some thing must be done and with the weather turning, it is time to be productive. Watch this space.........not to closely I hope but I will make a start tomorrow, which as Annie said is only a day away..........Love to all Aunt Bee.
Friday, April 2, 2010
The tree is gone and there is light, we can't believe the difference it has made even the "men" noticed and said how big the back yard looks now. The contractor a former workmate of Basils, arrived Thursday just as I arrived back from work, it was all done in 1 hour, and although Basil had said cut to the fence I thought no it needs to go all the way down. The real difference will be in the winter time when before we got no morning sun and next spring when we plant more veges in the space behind the trellis. Let me introduce you to Pookie Maximus, I won him in a raffle and collected him on Thursday, he came with a white chocolate Easter egg which has gone of course. It is a tradition that all teddy bears in this house are called Pookie so that is why he is called Pookie Maximus as Pookie the 12th didn't really suit him, he really is a large bear.He lives on our bed for now, Basil isn't too fond of him so he has been found in the wardrobe and the linen hamper, was kidnapped for awhile but ransomed with chocolate so he stay's with me till he is given due respect by the "men" of the family, of course Aj loves him, that boy is a big softie. Have a lovely Easter, and enjoy spending time with family, eating good food and chocolate.Aunt Bee.