Thursday, August 11, 2011

Just One Of Those Days

It was one of those days............foggy, Wintry, just perfect for heading down the road to Beechworth.

No. 1 was up for it too.

We headed straight for the bakery, ordered some breakfast and found a spot to sit in the window, where we could look out onto this beautiful day.

After breakfast we went our separate ways..........

I mooched around the shops but sadly no treasures to be found in the op shops today.

No. 1 happily retreated to the car with a guitar magazine.............

With mooching over we headed to Lake Sambell so I could take a few photos.......

I think this is the best/worst pea souper we've had this Winter.
The above pic is relatively clear.
I was a little apprehensive driving in such thick fog as you could barely see metres in front of you.
It's amazing how many people only had their parking lights on, which meant you couldn't see them until they suddenly appeared out of the fog, which was a bit startling...............

A splash of colour to brighten the day.

The Wattle is blooming all around the area, I love to cut bunches of it and bring it inside.

It was just one of those days, where the hours were frittered away doing bits and pieces, relaxing, enjoyable and not feeling guilty at all about the fact that I STILL hadn't finished my Sunflower tea cosy..............

I have recently been given an award by the lovely Cuckoo

So I have to tell you 7 interesting things about myself.

Hmm,.......... interesting now that's a challenge, but here goes,

1. As much as I try to be organised and keep my work area neat and tidy, I seem to work better amongst chaos and mayhem. When the creative mojo is in top gear there's no time to stop and tidy up. It's just go, go, go until the job is done and then groan..........tidy up.

2. I love looking at the night sky and try and go out to see what's on view every night. We live in the country so there's very little light pollution from neighbours.
Life's simple pleasures are often the best.

3. When ever it rains I have to go on 'Worm Rescue' patrol...........they wriggle out of the flooded soil onto the pavers where they remain like beached whales.
I always feel I have to rescue them before they die or the birds find them.
I put them back in a sheltered part of the garden where they get on with what they do best.

4. I would love to have a go at living in the bush, you know, Bear Grylls or Survivor style.
I think it would be 'fun' to pit yourself against the elements with just a few basic pieces of equipment. You know, find out what sort of stuff you're made of..............

5. My sister gave me a skateboard for my 17th birthday. They had just come onto the market. It seemed a bit of strange gift as I don't think I had expressed an interest in them. No. 1 is a skateboarder and I think he saw me in a new light when I told him I once had one..............

6. I used to lack a bit of self confidence at times and could feel intimidated by other people, but now I am alot more comfortable with who I am and my abilities. If need be I can easily strike up a conversation with strangers or stand in front of a room full of people and give a speech.

7. I like to have a good laugh. When I get together with my sister we talk about silly things, act like kids, play jokes on each other and have a good belly laugh. It's fun, it's good and it's the best exercise.............

Okey dokey that took me forever..............

Now I am meant to pass this award on to 3 other bloggers but I as you are all so versatile, creative and interesting, it just makes it too hard.
Does that get me off the hook?
Sooooooo anyone who would like to play along and tell us 7 interesting things about your self, please feel free to join in.


Well, as you can see I have been having a little play around with my blog layout.
Not being a techy type it's taken me alot longer to learn what you clever things have no doubt known for ages.
I had quite a bit of fun and frustration working it all out but I am happy with the final result AND I didn't have to ask No.1 or hubby for help.
Needless to say there will be a little bit of tweaking going on over time and if you have any little tips you would like to share, please feel free.............

I hope your week is going well, thanks for dropping by to read my ramblings.
It's always nice to hear from you,

Till next time, take care,

Claire X


  1. Great posts and great photos, sounds like you found a lovely way to spend such a wintry day. I love the seven things about you, I could relate to a number of them, especially the last one.

  2. A fellow worm rescuer! I saved one only yesterday. It does seem odd to be looking at pictures of fog in your country (naturally I always envisage it as being blazing hot), especially as I am looking out of my window to blue skies and puffy white clouds.

  3. WOW, you have been very busy and I love the new layout and header design. Good for you. Really enjoyed the foggy photos, especially making them bigger, they are very atmospheric.

  4. WOW....I love your new look!!!!!! I thought I was logged on to the wrong blog at first.

    Love the foggy photos and I am a night sky gawker also.

    Finally a lovely crisp morning here in Virginia...I'm reveling in it.

    Enjoy the weekend

    Janet xox

  5. A fellow worm-rescuer! Yaaay! And the new layout looks great. :)

  6. I love your new header, Claire and also the things you wrote about yourself. Well done on your blog award!

  7. I love your new header, those little hens are so cute.

    The foggy photos are so atmospheric.

  8. I love your new layout Claire, so bright and cheery. I don't like driving in fog either and you would know what it's like where I live. Heading up to Sassafras today to have an Anne day with a friend.
    Rescuing worms! That's one I've not heard of before. :) Lucky worms and just think what they are doing for your soil.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Anne xx
    P.S. How are the polkadot inspirations coming along? :)

  9. We've had many fogs this winter. Normally I can count the fogs per year on one hand, but just this winter we'd already be in double-digits!

  10. Was a pea souper here too!
    Love that you rescue worms. I don't see enough of them!
    Liking the new look :)

  11. Hi Claire, I popped over from Deb's 'Ramblings of a Square Peg'.
    You've a lovely blog and I've had a great time reading your posts.
    Your stitchings are beautiful, as are your photographs :D)
    Cheerio for now, Susan :D)

  12. Hi Claire, i love your new header, very cheery.
    it is also lovely to hear that worms are safe in your neighborhood!
    jooles x

  13. Love the new-look blog layout Claire - looks great :) Mmmmmm, skateboarding eh, hehe! I bet that impressed No. 1 son - I should think so too :D Lovely to find out more about you too!

  14. Your new header is very cheerful! And the wattle is gorgeous!!! I got a chuckle out of the worm bit. I guess people who enjoy puttering around in a garden appreciate critters like worms. And bees. Your fog looks very dreamy. I was once found myself in such a bad fog that I could not even see an exit to pull off the highway to wait til it lifted. So I kept following the red tail lights of the truck in front of me. If that truck had gone off the side of the road, I would have too. Scary. Nearly an hour later we came out of it, but I never want to experience that again.


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