Showing posts from April, 2017

A wedding

My dear friend Jo was down in Melbourne for her eldest son John's wedding and called in to visit last week . Showing off her 15kg weight loss!  I commented how in the old days people went to see the bride (or groom) at the church without going to the reception. So I was delighted when she rang on Friday to say they were very happy if I wanted come to Yarraville Gardens for the Wedding at 10am . So I got there at 9:50 and people were still setting up, and Jo was there with her kids and grandchildren, and a few guests. Ina's (not sure of spelling) family are originally from Samoa and Jo said that the invitation said 9am so that they would all be there about 10am!!  So by 10:15 the crowd was trickling in and a big surge at 10:20 , and probably from some pre-arranged signal the bride arrived at 1030.
It was a lovely simple ceremony with about 60 people there. I have not seen Jo and Paul's kids all together for years, and their children have grown considerably since I saw som…

60 years of RCH Good Friday Appeal


Good Friday

Doing the usual stay at home in trackydacks, and read, garden, cook, and watch the Good Friday Appeal. With no TV this is the first year I have realised that Live on top of Plus 7 Yahoo actually means Live broadcast not Life style! (that I had only clicked on about 3 months ago. So seen the AFLW games!  But I had been looking at the courtyard last week and while it is a big change from 2 years ago
I wasn't happy with the pots all just line dup along the edge. (partly to control where along the garden Spencer would walk and compact.HE has a favourite pee spot next to the begonias pots so I have left that accessible.
But I was after some 'spaces' rather than a row of plants
So I started to move stuff around

Still not sure but looks better I still have to water the plants even if they are at the garden edge so being under cover is no big deal, but they still get sunshine.
I need to be sure I don't trip over stuff and that Spencer doesn't knock things over as he races…