A White Christmas?

We've had an unusual cold snap. Outside it was 11degC (it had gotten down to 2degC overnight) and frigid rain was falling. It isn't autumn or winter here. I found myself making Christmas decorations with the fire going and listening to 'White Christmas', 10 days out from the first month of Summer, and I thought,…

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Juggling in And Out of The Garden

It is hard to write a blog post about the garden at the moment without using the 's' word and the 'b' word: slow and behind. I'm still playing catch-up in a busy season. Who needs to fold washing when you can have a self-serve for the family on the couch? It also seems to…

Pumpkin Madness

We entered the pumpkin madness zone this past weekend. The Great Pumpkin Carnival was on on Sunday and there was much preparation to be done on Saturday. I looked over all my pumpkins and made final selections about which ones to enter into which categories. Then they needed to be carefully cleaned, quickly photographed and…