Showing posts from 2015

Boxing Day

After a windy and stormy night I drove up to Glenlyon via Daylesford for lunch with Fran. It was just Annemarie and Michael with 5 week old Jarrah.

The other Hartz were working or elsewhere.
Annemarie and Michael were over from Hobart to visit family as well as attend a wedding on King Island. Michael had done some diving there and they had lobster for the local seas!
Jarrah is usually a calm baby but the last few days has been having screaming spells so parents are a bit fraught.
But he looks good and they are doing a great patient job!

My craft gifts were well received !

Christmas Eve

As the rest of the family form Melbourne is in New York visiting Celia I am having a quiet Christmas day(but busy few days)
Last night I went to Bridie and Seans for Christmas Eve.
I am regularly going over on Alt Thursday afternoons since Max was born, and this was the alt Thurs. so I arrived at 1pm.
Dylan and Sean were at his work lunch, so Bridie and I had Max to ourselves and Bride was wrapping

and cooking and tidying.
Bridie prepared a lovely meal of BBQ meat( Sean did the cooking)  Rice salad boiled potato salad and green salad.

As a starter we had delicious smoked salmon loaf on toasts

Sean squeezed some lemon on the chicken but initially got pips over it Then did it sort of strained through his hand. Dylan was busy(we thought) but then said 'You should use the lemon squeezer" and got it out of the drawer.

We had Xmas crackers that went off with such force the gifts shot out onto the table and floor.
We all had Gold crowns except for Sean; his was silver.

 They kept kid…


Our Knitting Group has moved form Spotswood to Williamstown to a cafe.
 It was great the 1st week, but not so sure this week,We may have to keep looking
One of the woman in the group makes dolls (not knitting)

So in checking out the library I found this book ( as well as some others) So decided to try one out 
So i hunted out an old pair of socks

Then I decided that even though it was old it looked a but grubby So I washed it  Then when it was all stitched and stuffed I revised the problems 

The mouth is the writer's special trick They are made by bunching up the heel. But I struggled with the directions and could not get them tight like you see on his book cover

Last Year

A year ago today we moved from Footscray to Brooklyn  The only real change in that time is to the garden