If you have been wondering where i have been of late, we got a new addition to the family and she is taking a bit of settling in but is making lots of progress.
Maggie is a staffy x – crossed with something with long legs🙂 She is submissive and a bit cautious of the world – she is what is becoming known as “a covid puppy” born in a time of lock downs with less opportunity to be socialised. But this little girl has a warm heart and just wants to be part of the family.
She is learning that we are here for her and that together we can learn so much.
Her favourite things are; Me, food and third Garry and the lounge.
Recently we hosted a couple of young travelers in our home for a labour exchange – have you heard of Helpx.net ? A great way to meet new people, learn about other cultures and get some jobs around the home done too. This time around we say thank you Jessie and Scotty (and Adele and Kendal who also stayed briefly with us).
We have Scotty and Jessie to thank for this wonderful drone image of our house and garden.
Scott’s amazing art and photography can be viewed here: http://scottdenholm.com/
To learn a little more about Jessie (and see more shots of our garden/home) and read about the helpx experience first hand- check out this blog post http://theycalleditparadise.com/blog/helpx-travel-affordable-experience-culture-meet-lovely-locals/ Thanks Jessie.
Some of you may have noticed my recent lack of presence. It has been a particularly difficult few months for our family dealing with 4 deaths in a matter of weeks. I have taken a few months break from reading and reviewing, I just haven’t been able to concentrate. But I will be back…I think.
At the moment we are on short caravaning holiday – a time to refresh and regroup.
What a difference a day makes- The Porongurup Range – Great Southern Region of Western Australia.
Big thanks to Brenda for providing content to keep the blog running.
The past few weeks I have been very lucky to be able to participate in a couple of cooking classes – one provided by a local resident (who makes authentic Vietnamese cuisine) and one impromptu lesson by a visitor (Indian cuisine) and then I have been making preserves, jams and pickles. You know what they say, “make preserves whilst the garden provides.” And you have wondered why I haven’t posted any book reviews of late 🙂
What a fantastic family filled weekend celebrating husband Garry’s birthday – a long lunch – pairing wine and food at Hay Shed Hill winery – what fantastic service, food and wine and company – a wonderful celebration; memories were made this weekend.