Monday, November 29, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up

Oooh, don't you just love a bit of turquoise?
The photos doesn't quite do the colour justice.
My weekend was spent sitting in the van between hubby and No 1 son as we travelled across the state to a music festival at Queenscliff.
All up, it was at least 8 hours travelling and that's alot of time one could spend, knitting or crocheting.
Well, actually, knitting would be tricky, as there isn't alot of elbow room, so I decided to start on this scarf I spied at
I am a little rusty with the crocheting, so this will no doubt be pulled out and restarted a couple of times, till I am happy with it, but it was nice to be hooking away and enjoying the time with my boys, even if it was a little squashy AND they were listening to the cricket.
I am not a cricket fan, but I am learning more about the game and their enthusiasm is rubbing off on me......

We stayed at a caravan park at Ocean Grove, a little seaside town we used to holiday at when I was a child.As soon as I got to the beach I would start shell collecting, filling up an empty jam tin with any treasure I could find.
Early Sunday morning, I decided to head down to the beach while the boys still slept. I didn't have an empty jam tin with me, just my camera and a hubbies windcheater I borrowed.
it was veeerrry windy and chilly too, but at least it wasn't raining.

Don't you just love a stormy sky?
I had the beach to myself, apart from someone walking their dog up the other end.

There were quite a few 'sea horses' rolling in.
I was looking for shells, but sadly there were none around save a few broken pieces, which I scooped up for old times sake.
The beach was pristine, no rubbish, which was lovely to see. Might be different during tourist season, but hopefully people are thoughtful enough to take their rubbish home or place it in the bins provided.

We had breakfastsat this wonderful cafe in Barwon Heads.
It's down at the jetty, right on the waters edge. You get a wonderful view, out to sea and inland. I could've sat there all day and just gazed at the view, or crocheted, done some drawing, drunk copious cups of coffee or read a book.
I love the beach, the waves have a mesmerising effect on me and I can lose myself watching them rolling in.

Last week, was somewhat different.
It was warming up and we were all feeling a little warm under our wings, a reminder that Summer is just around the corner.

It was picnic weather and the orchard was the place to be, under the fruit trees.
Fortunately, we had finished our lunch before a very curious young lady came looking for scraps.

There was mowing to be done, the rain has made sure the grass continues to grow at a great rate of knots.
But the end of the week bought more rain, just in time for the weekend.....
The temperature has dropped and an extra blanket is needed on the bed, ensuring a good nights sleep in the cool of the evening.
We had three inches of rain whilst we were away at the weekend........
The grass will need another mow in a day or two, the weeds will need pulling out and the berries will need picking and freezing.
This is just a little of what's been going on in my corner during the last week.

A little bit of Sweet Birdy Love to finish on.
Reading some of the UK blogs about snow and birds looking for food, I had to whip up a Robin just because...........................
I love these little birds, although they are different from the ones we have here.
I think I might have to have a bit of a play with some fabrics and sew up a few more.
Because I can.................
Do I need a reason?
Thankyou for dropping by. I would love to hear from you if you have time to leave a comment.
Hope your week is going well and you all had a good weekend.
Till next time, take care,
Claire X


  1. Oh Claire , love your robin , I love these little birds too .
    Your crochet looks great, tourquoise is one of my fave colours :0)
    Jacquie x

  2. I think your little robin is the best I've ever seen!
    You are such a talent:)
    My birds are currently eating me of house and biggest problem is trying to keep the bird bath free of ice.

  3. Love the little robin. You are so clever.

  4. claire your blogs are always so wonderfully full !.
    That crochet pattern has turned out great in the blue - i used a sock yarn and it looked like a pile of cat chuck.
    Great seaside snaps, and escape.
    And ditto what is it with grass this year - my tractor slasher has even choked on out hay/lawn.
    And robins are just ace - your embroidery always cheers me :)

  5. Oh, thanks everyone for your comments. Seems I'm not the only one who like Robins, but you can't beat the real thing.
    K.F. Lee, the crochet scarf is at a standstill at the moment as I am not sure I have the pattern correct,so we will see how far I get with it.....
    My blog posts always seem very wordy and full of photographs, I cant' seem to keep things to a minimum.
    Perhaps I should post more and that way keep on top of things I want to tell you about.
    Hope you are all having a good week,

    Claire X

  6. What did you mean, let's not talk about the cricket? WE are doing very well!! :)) I have the radio on all night and wake up from time to time to listen in, it makes very pleasing listening at the moment.:) I'd love to have some of those wet storm clouds, we are snowed up in Britain and they say it may not clear until the New Year. Your robin is lovely too.

  7. The robin is so sweet! The beach looks lovely to walk along, glad it was so clean, it always depresses me when there is litter about! :) x


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