Monday, August 31, 2015

New Quilt

This is the quilt I am working on at present for my first Grandchild due in December, this photo was taken yesterday when it was still on the design wall I have taken away the dark piece on the bottom right hand corner and sewn it all together and I am pleased with the result.

31/08/2015   Photo a Day  Warm

Murphy likes to be warm and cries until I put his coat on when he's been clipped and he's cold, Oh and he likes to be comfortable !

Sunday, August 30, 2015

30/08/2015   Photo a Day  I do this on weekends

Most weekends I sew whilst watching TV shows on Iview that I missed during the week

Saturday, August 29, 2015

29/08/2015   Photo a Day  Handwriting

Friday, August 28, 2015

28/08/2015   Photo a Day  Daily life

Daily life involves plenty of rest for the four legged members of this household

Thursday, August 27, 2015

27/08/2015   Photo a Day  Communicate

Facebook although sometimes it is a time waster I am in communication with cousins I haven't seen for nearly twenty years.If I didn't have my Internet to stay in touch with other human beings my life would be very lonely indeed.

26/08/2015   Photo a Day  Charming

These sewing/patchwork charms are charming!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

25/08/2015  Photo a Day  Two things

These two blokes aren't valuable as such but I do love them

Monday, August 24, 2015

24/08/2015   Photo a Day  On my desk

Sunday, August 23, 2015

23/08/2015   Photo a Day  Lighting

This is a lovely (and very heavy) art deco lamp made of pewter.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

22/08/2015   Photo a Day  Path

Friday, August 21, 2015


I have been over to Adelaide for ten days to visit Tom and Jayne and to celebrate Jayne's 60th birthday , their son Steven and his partner Kayla drove down from Townsville and after having a break here we drove to Adelaide and back .Yesterday they left here to visit more family and friends in Sydney and Canberra before heading north again.

21/08/2015   Photo a Day  M is for

Macy,Murphy and Millie watching television back in May this year.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

9/08/2015   Photo a Day  Perfect

A perfect winter's day lots of sunshine, pleasant company and good food

Saturday, August 8, 2015

8/08/2015   Photo a Day  Door

Friday, August 7, 2015

7/08/2015   Photo a Day  Quirky

A quirky quote

Thursday, August 6, 2015

6/08/2015   Photo a Day  What I wish for

I need to get more healthy which means I need to start walking again

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

5/08/2015   Photo a Day  Something Purple

My big weakness is this chocolate but I don't eat any other lollies,chips, cakes, biscuits or even takeaway food .That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Richard Ousby

This article appeared in today's The Australian Newspaper written by John Lethlean and is about my nephew Richard the son of my sister Louise

A  shake-up in restaurateur Frank van Haandel’s world will see a big promotion for young Brisbane chef Richard Ousby.
The 32-year-old has been made executive chef of van Haandel’s Stokehouse trio, coinciding with the resignation of chef Ollie Gould last week as head chef of Stokehouse Melbourne. Former Van Haandel Group executive chef Anthony Musarra also is no longer involved with the Stokehouse brand and now manages the group’s Fatto restaurant at Melbourne’s Southbank. Stokehouse Q’s manager Peter McMahon, a familiar face on many restaurant floors through the years, becomes operations manager for all Stokehouses. The group faces a big year with the architecturally adventurous rebuild of Stokehouse St Kilda, a Melbourne landmark in its pre-fire days, starting soon, with a projected opening in October next year.

Ousby — something of a baby-faced assassin — has the task of appointing a head chef for Melbourne and ultimately replacing himself in Brisbane. He will move to Melbourne next year to run the ship from the south and cook at the new Stokehouse St Kilda for the first three months of its life, at least. Ousby, who grew up in Bathurst, Singapore and Brisbane, says: “It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind.” Stokehouse Q has gone ahead leaps and bounds under his culinary direction since he was appointed to the helm in May 2013. From an apprenticeship at red-sauce Italian Alberto’s, in Brisbane’s Paddington, to the Waterside Inn in Britain and nearly three years at Quay in Sydney, Ousby has enjoyed an impressive ascension. He won the coveted Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Young Chef award in 2011. “The Waterside was definitely the turning point of my career,” says Ousby, who sent a note up to chef-owner Michel Roux’s hotel room in Brisbane in 2006 that ultimately got him the job in Bray, outside London. “It’s where I was amazed by the effort required and the produce needed to excel.” As for Gould? “No news as yet. Sad to be leaving but looking forward to the unknown. I’ll take a little break. Mykonos or Santorini?”

4/08/2015   Photo a Day   On the shelf

On the shelf in the kitchen some of these jugs have stories to tell , there are four made by my sister one made by a friend of hers , two from Bendigo pottery ( I have been there twice!) and the little green one.
The little green one was on our table most Sundays holding the mint sauce Mum had made to go with our Roast Leg of Lamb it has a couple of mends  but now it holds cupfuls of memories.


Monday, August 3, 2015

3/08/2015   Photo a Day  Words

A shopping list for later in the week.

I need these ingredients for two recipes I am going to use next weekend , both recipes are from the two people I know read my blog regularly I wonder if they can pick their recipe!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

2/08/2015   Photo a Day  A little moment

The full moon on Friday night with a branch eerily reaching out

Saturday, August 1, 2015

1/08/2015   Photo a Day   Fiction

I don't read much fiction but when I do it's usually a good old who dunnit.