Saturday, March 14, 2015


Lots happening here at the moment. Last weekend I painted the bathroom and gave it a bit of a tidy up. It was so nice to have an extra day to get things done. 

This week we have jumped on the current trend of creating pallet gardens.  I was in charge of design and my son David was in charge of creating the picture I had in my head.  This is the first one, planted with Primulas.

When I came home from work yesterday there was another one completed all ready to be painted and planted. Lots more shelves this time for all my rusty bits. I am really loving how they turned out and they look wonderful against my rusty tin fence. 

Outside the house there are four helicopters taking off from the airport, fighting the fires at Tom Groggin. We have had them flying over for a week now.  It is really hard to get a photo with all the smoke around at the moment.

A little better.

As usual Fred was right on hand to help me take the photos although he is looking just a little bit grumpy. 

The other bit of creating happened today.  I always look at the amazing recipes in Country Style magazine and think to my self that I really should try some of them. Today I finally got around to dragging out one of the latest magazines and trying out a recipe that looked really good. Potato, Rosemary and Onion Bread which I was a little bit hesitant about making because handmade bread usually turns out like a rock for me. It turned out beautifully. We had an amazing dinner tonight. 


Pam said...

They look wonderful Jackie! Well done you and David! I've got two waiting in the wings to be altered although I had been thinking of doing something similar with mine too. and they look just right perched in front of all that lovely corrugated iron!
Poor old Fred does look a bit grumpy doesn't he, but gorgeous with it. lol

Don't you love it when a recipe that you weren't too sure of works out!? Love the sound of the bread, but I find these days that flour bread doesn't agree to well with me! But I have to say that your dinner spread looks so tasty!

....and look at you linking your post to FB! A fair feat for someone who once said not to expect too much from you on there. lol! Hugs. x♥

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Hope that smoke is gone for you soon Jackie and the fires are under control. Why is poor Fred so grumpy? LOL! Man, that dinner made my mouth water! Good job on the bread too, I've not had much luck in that area, but I love homemade bread so much! The pallet gardens are wonderful ~*~Lisa

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