Considering how lousy the end of last week was for me, these past two days have been wonderful.
I have had the worst headaches and hayfever that I have had in ages, so it was a pleasant change to wake up Sunday morning pain free.
Saturday night we put up the Christmas Tree.
There is now a very nice collection of Christmas presents under it, but anyone who touches them goes without presents for Christmas. Last year the threat worked, and it looks like it might work this year too. Trouble is they all know I am the worst one for checking out presents – they are so much fun to rattle – gently that is – and everyone puts mine at the bottom of the pile. Honestly – my family take away all my fun….vbg.
Sunday we went to the local Rotary Club market and picked up some seedlings – watermelon, zucchini and cantelope and an orange tree that was just calling our name. On the the hardware shop to get the bits and peices for the rest of the watering system in the vegie garden and then to a nursery that was closing down.
I didn’t frequent this nursery much. Indifferent service and very expensive prices put me off but we just had to have a sticky beak. Well my Christmas came early!!! There was the most stunning pot I have seen – about four foot high and round, the colour of blue agapanthus. Just had to have it and at 30% off full price it was mine. Now it is residing in the garden bed at Woodhenge. It is a real splash of colour that should highlight the miniture agapanthus and the Wedding Day Rose when they flower. So guess who now has to save up before buying any more plants.
Today I have cleaned the dining room. Why I kept putting it off I don’t know. Reality is there is less wall area to wash than in the lounge room, it just seemed like a huge job. Even took down the curtains and washed them. Then I decided that I wanted a table runner for my pine cabinet. I found this pattern a couple of years ago that is the best one I have ever come across. It is a freebie which makes it even better. Check it out. When I first found it I posted the addy to an internet group I was in at the time, heaps of ladies made it and all agreed that it looks difficult, but is soooooo easy to make.