I make no apologies for my absence from here. Suffice to say, moving house is not really recommended when you reach a “certain age.”
Apart from the body parts not always moving like a well-oiled machine, some of us STILL seem to accumulate stuff we no longer need.
So, down-sizing, whilst highly commendable, is bloody difficult. You get clothes packed into suit cases, books packed into boxes, the bigger kitchen utensils packed likewise, flower pots and cuttings assembled in a shady place for later transportation and you very wisely get the heavy-duty pros to shift the whole lot.
Nice theory! So how come the “spare” bedroom is still piled high with things?
Ah, well, I daresay places will be found for them. I must say I’m loving my new drawers! (No, Muriel, not the new knickers…). The kitchen has wonderful deep drawers with, oh joy! even more wonderful easy-glide hinges.
Did I mention that we are not far from the beach? Hmm…would have been closer, but new building approvals have seen some “new people” restrict others’ access. Ah,well, the walk will be lovely in cooler weather.
We had some drama over having the telephone transferred. Finally, after TWO HOURS on the ‘phone, being switched through THREE states and assigned a new number I was told I could expect it to be completed in 2 to 3 days. Guess what? No one could get through on the new number!Why? Our old number had been transferred. I may have said some cuss words…
Anyway, here we are, loving our new place.
Of course, Sporran was not allowed to roam alone and for the first few days tolerated a harness-and-leash outings. She seems fine with the new place and comes home when called (if she’s ready!)
Let’s play a guessing game! I’ll put a picture up and you guess what it is. What? You want a prize? Dream on, Sunshine!
Here’s a snap of some plants, still sheltering in the front entryway…with temperatures into the 30s I’m not going to risk planting much until autumn!
There are two trees in the back yard which I think are a native known as riberry https://www.gardeningwithangus.com.au/syzygium-leumannii-riberry/ . I doubt the birds will leave enough for jam! That’s OK- it’s far too hot to slave over bubbling pots of jam!
One more small amusement before I do something about lunch…
This is not our house; we have cleared all our gutters, lest we end up with a similar nightmare.