Monday, November 19, 2018

Weekend Away

We took off for the weekend with a couple we've become quite good friends with since moving up here....... We left Friday to head to Lake Mondurah where we had rented a house to share for a couple of nights.  So my FNWF was spent doing some knitting - more chatting, eating and drinking done though ..... you'll see my knitting a bit further down

It was lovely out on the water - although no fish to be seen and only one nibble over the whole weekend.  Unfortunately you couldn't even see the water from the house and there was no easy way of getting my kyack down to the water without taking the boat off the ute and using it to get the kyack up and down the steep roads ....... so it didn't end up seeing the water.

Sharon isn't keen on fishing so she worked on some sewing while I was out on the boat and then I left the boys to it and worked on some of this cowl which will be another Christmas gift.  I found it slow going as I'm not yet able to chat and work cables easily at the same time lol!

Lake Monduran is not far inland from Gin Gin (near Bundaberg).  It's nice to begin exploring our area a bit further out.

On our way back we made a detour to check out Paradise Dam ....... it has camping spots right on the water which would be much better.  We decided to book a weekend in March next year so that will be nice to look forward to!  We had seen the signs to it on our way to Lake Monduran so figured we may as well go check it out.
Mal and Pete checking out which campsites would be the best pick
Blurry photo - but Sharon and I just having fun!
Getting closer to Paradise Dam we passed a sign that pointed to Biggenden which is not that far from Maryborough so on the way back we decided we may as well head back home that way.  It was quite a nice little trek and let us see a bit more of the area around us as well as much more direct route to Paradise Dam when we next head out there.

Sunday afternoon after the unpacking process was completed I enjoyed some more relaxation just sitting on our veranda ..........
View from my comfy rocking chair which sits tucked away at the corner from the side verandah

Thought I may as well put in a photo of the corner where the side veranda meets the front lol
Side verandah where I often sit to have breakfast

Check out the flowers on the Lily Pilly Trees........ the bees are loving them!

I'm currently reading this ............   I know season 3 has started on Foxtel, but we don't have that channel (sure wish we did though!) 

  And now ........ well, it's Monday so time to get ready for work.  Only another 4 weeks and we will be getting ready for our holiday north!
Have a wonderful day everyone!  Hugs Sharm

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

And Life Goes On

I've finally managed to get something finished!  This knitted cowl will be put aside for a christmas
 gift....... Just need to get some matching buttons that will suit and look fine for a guy!

And I've started work on another cowl which will also be Christmas gift giving!

It's been somewhat tough not having my little mate around - but I've spent time working in the flower garden ........ From a puppy he always loved flowers - smelling them and laying in or around them lol

and when I started making a flower garden here he found a spot he liked ........ he now rests there permanently and I've used the basket (which used to be Gramps and Muffins) and the bed (which was originally Mitzi's) - lucky Scruffy ended up getting to use them both for a few years,

 and now I've incorporated them into the garden to surround him.  It makes it feel more like he has his other little mates right there with him.   I think the flower garden is looking quite lovely now.  
Well I'm off to finish getting ready for work - seems to have been quite a drama getting the photos to load onto the computer this morning so instead of a 10min job, this post has taken over 30mins!!!  I'm sure there has to be a quicker method - perhaps I just need to update my old gear!  Anyhow, I'll leave you with this great Snoopy Clip which reminds us of all the wonderful days we get to spend enjoying life !

Have an awesome day!
Hugs Sharm xo

Saturday, November 3, 2018

RIP Scruffy

Yesterday was just the worst day ....... We had to farewell our beautiful little Scruffy.  He turned 16 yrs old in September and we originally got him at 4months of age as a rescue from the RSPCA in Wangaratta.  

He hadn't had a nice first 4 months, but we more than made up for that with the rest of his years.  When he first came into our lives we also had Mitzi, Muffin and Gramps who were a good few years older than him. 
Unfortunately Scruffy has been fighting a bone infection in his mouth for the past few months which was no longer responding to the antibiotics and the pain medication was just not doing it anymore.
My Little Mate, never far away 
  Many of you have shared in his adventures with us here on my blog and I thankyou so much for that.  We will miss our little Scruffy so terribly much. 

 Rest well little boy and be reunited with Muffin (who you loved heaps), Gramps (who you got into mischief with ...... we will all remember the plaster wall you both chewed through when we did renovations to the kitchen lol), and Mitzi who acted as your Doggie Mumma right up till she passed away.  We love you heaps and you will always hold a part of our hearts xo