Sunday, January 28, 2018


Australia Day

Another hot week has gone by although today, we had  a slight rain shower later this afternoon. Hopefully a promise of more to come. Jan 26th. was Australia Day and we celebrated down by the river for an evening BBQ.


 Mostly we ate salads and a couple of  cake slices, with a few sausages and steak from the BBQ. The kids all went swimming, and apparantly the water was nice once you got used to it.

Not a lot of people down there at this time which was very unusual. The heat  maybe put everyone off.

Lamb sausages and kofta.

Getting ready for our feast.

Our eldest and his family joined us and although still 26C was ok in the shade. A very pleasant evening.

One of the BBQ sheds, this one has no tables.

Today I have had a day scrapbooking with the group. Our first one of the year, and just a one day one. 8 in total came.

 I have started some books especially for cataloguing different things and today worked on my Sizzix dies. It has taken more time than I thought to cut them and stick them to the pages so only got about 1/3rd of the way.

Nice to get away with the girls, and we sat under fans all day in the hall. I am feeling very tired and can only put it down to the heat, so left at 6pm to have dinner at home. Some stayed on, but no sleep overs this time.

 Our makeover on the front garden has slowed to a halt this week. John has been busy and the weather has been so hot. Not much I can do while waiting, although out the back I planted a few lettuces and tomatoes to keep going, but checking them constantly for heat stress, and keeping them covered for some shade. This week the extra bricks should come in for pick up.

 The week has been very slow. I hope things have been a lot better in your world?

Till next time


  1. Hi Chris,

    Looks like you had a nice Australia Day celebration down by the river.

    We didn't do much at all. We went to the local breakfast and award presentation, then came home to spend the day inside away from the heat.

    What a fun day to spend scrap booking with like minded friends, even if it was hot.


  2. Love that photo of you on the log. :)


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