Tuesday, January 11, 2011


It's been a while since I posted on this blog and I think (?), possibly that's a good thing.  I do find summer (what little we are having with all the rain) so much easier to cope with.  There is more light for one thing and I'm not cold.  When it isn't raining, the back yard is another room for playing in, whether that be gardening or watching dragonflies.

I've had the odd moments of despair and anxiety during the lead up to Christmas and the past week or so, but overall I'm travelling o.k.  School holidays are nice for me as Miss G. is relaxed and not bringing her stress home.  I'm quietly contemplating how I will manage this year with her being in her last year of school.  This is the big one.  I guess it will be managed by remembering to take one step at a time, not panic and not take on her stress. 

This Sunday I will be going to visit my parents in W.A. on the farm where I grew up.  I'll be there just over a week and am looking forward to seeing wide open spaces, lots of sunshine, plenty of hot weather and of course my family.  I might even take a walk to look at my "Standing Up When Falling Down" tree in my blog photo if I can dodge the snakes and not enhale too many flies. :) 

I hope everyone else is going o.k. and hopefully I might come back with some nice photos to share.

Bye for now,


  1. Please do dodge the snakes! We would like to hear from you again! Glad to hear that the extra sunshine is improving your life. Hugs Cherrie

  2. So glad you are doing OK I had been wondering where you were and if you were alright! Have a great time in WA with your parents - my daughter is in WA just now in a little town called Leonora. Glad she had moved on before the floods came to the Eastern side as all those names are names I had heard her mention!

    Take care


  3. Hey Anne, lovely to hear from you, so glad you dropped by.
    We don't have too many foxes around here, you usually see them dead on the roadside. I have chooks, but have never had any problems with foxes.
    Despite their nasty habits etc. I like the look of them,(better not say that out too loud...)
    I love hydrangeas, my mum grew them, gorgeous blues and pinks, wasn't Summer without them.
    Hope things are getting better for you, enjoy the warm weather, it's going to be a stinker next Monday, just saw the weather report.

    Claire X

  4. Hi Anne
    Thanks so much for popping by my way.. and your lovely comment..

    I hope none of your relatives and friends in WA have been affected by the bush fires...

    Ok.. Have a lovely week.. and thanks again!!! ciao xxx Julie

  5. Hello! Thank you for the comment on my blog re the Splash Of Colour project. It really was a pleasure to do. Hope you have had a good break and are feeling better in yourself.

  6. Hi Anne,

    Thank you very much for your comment on my blog. I enjoyed it very much...a comment all the way from Australia! You wrote about the picnic races. It sounds interesting. We don't have events like that overhere in Holland. Hope you had a nice time with your parents.

    Lieve groet, Madelief