Swim Shirt

IMG_4138My latest piece! I was sunburnt, had a pattern I altered and needed to try out, and some spare material that needed using up (which looked good on the 9yr old). So I whipped this shirt up in a couple of hours (triple stitch on the sewing machine for strength and stretch). The neckline is a little dodgy but I am glad I found that out before I went and made those sports shirts I was going to make. Now I can alter it appropriately.

J9's Early 10th Birthday Party

IMG_4045 J9 had her birthday party yesterday. It was 20 days early.

She had a great time, as did her friends, and a little bit of sunburn later we all went home and relaxed for the rest of the afternoon.

Anyhow, I will leave you with a couple of pictures my hubby took. (not adding any of the party guests though sorry)



Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

I always liked that song, the one by Monty Python. I think it is a great song to sing when you are down in the dumps or feeling overwhelmed by life. (It is the 2nd song on the list)

If you don’t like the song then you can always play the glad game that Pollyanna plays.

I am going to play a version of the glad game right now.

Bad Vs Good


Storm Aftermath

The army just turned up at our doorstep. Well, one guy from the army did. He was asking if there was any damage from the storm that needed urgent attention, damage to the house.
I sent him next door.
Apart from that I have registered for the council green waste after storm pick-up. I just need to saw up some tree limbs now and drag it to the curbside.

Storm Damage

What a lot of fun we had, assessing the storm damage from last night. As you can see from the tree there was a lot of strong wind last night. That tree would have stood close to 4 meters high, now it stands about 60 cm high.
As you can see by the other tree, we had a branch land on our guttering. No damage to the house fortunately but that meant another branch had to be removed.
The house seems to be unscathed, though the fence is not quite so lucky. The way the fence leans in the photo does not do it justice, it makes itlook like there is a trick to the photography, when really there isn't and in real life it leans more so, but does not look to be going anywhere. Phew!
Just waiting for the real estate to get back to us in regards to what they will do. They have been inundated with calls due to the storm damage from last night.
We aren't a real emergency, fortunately.
Our neighbours above us lost tiles off their roof and now have water throughout their ceiling and house. The neighbours below us almost had their house flooded due to bad plumbing. Oh, and our fence looks like it could fall on them. They have only lived there for 2 months now! Another neighbour has had their pool filled with mud. I think I heard some pothole covers put back in place last night also.

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