Sunday, August 30, 2015

Woo! Hoo!

How nice it is to sit in your brand new car ... when nobody else has owned it ... when its only got 200 kms on the meter ... when everything is shiny, and smells like leather.  Love it.   And so does our little Miss Peanut Daisy dog .... Now we can look forward to some nice driving trips around our beautiful province of British Columbia.  Can't wait.  A pretty spot near our home....


Monday, August 24, 2015

Pretty Bags to Make



I came across this pattern a while back and thought they were so nice.  Easy to make and what a nice way to dress up your outfit for summer or spring.  I'd love taking these to flea markets or outdoor events  ... I guess if you want the pattern you can go to the website mentioned.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Terrible Mother

Oh dear ... my sweet little dog, Peanut Daisy must think I'm a terrible mother after trying to cut her toenails.  What a fiasco that was  .. she is absolutely terrified of anyone touching her toes so I'm guessing she's had a bad experience in her previous home.  I know she had a bad time and needed rescuing (which we did) .. but I felt so sad and bad at having to trim the bear-like claws at least down a little bit.  I managed to get them done after a whole lot of wrapping her up, holding her down, tapping her lightly on the nose to try and get her to stop being so silly ....shouting at her to stop it ...  it was quite an effort and I was exhausted when we were done.  I thought she'd pack up her little doggie bag (toys and all) and leave home at the first opportunity.   But thank goodness she still loves her mum and we are "friends" again.  And she has perfectly groomed toenails fit for a beauty queen.



Saturday, August 22, 2015

Thank You



I just wanted to thank everyone who has commented on my blog.  Blogspot can be a bit of a bother sometimes and I've only just re-read all the comments that have been made and posted.  Inspiring, and lovely to read what you think about my life here in the woods, and information about my pets and the wildlife that surrounds me.

 My dad used to love animals and I'm guessing I got my love for them from him.  Bless him I miss him so much.  He used to take me fishing and we'd sit on the wharf for hours hoping to catch something. Some days I caught nothing more than a bad cold ..but it was fun and I was happy to be with him.  

Do comment on my posts.  I'm not sure if they should have headers or not...titles ... for each one but I've not added those at all ... unlike my hubby who always puts a post header in his blog..  Anyway adding to my blog each day or when I remember too, helps to fill in the long hours of retirement living up here in the woods with often not a lot to do if you can't go skiing or walk too far and not a lot of shops close by where I can go shopping ...argh!!!!   to be back in Oz with my girlfriends having afternoon tea or gossiping with a glass of wine out in their gardens.  Miss them too ... so, so much.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Blown Away

Wow, last evening we had a huge storm. It was like a hurricane blowing through our yard and tree branches were going everywhere.  I heard the geese coming in their formation for flying south and the poor darlings were getting tossed around and blown in all directions.   As much as I love them and have read all about them I never took the weather into consideration.  They were tossing and turning and I was hoping they could land somewhere quickly and find some shelter before any of them were hurt.

The storm didn't last long thank goodness so I sure hope they weren't injured.  I worried about them for a long time.  They have so much to deal with .........  and whilst I was looking for them in the sky and trying to keep out of the horrible wind I noticed a lonely little sunflower in the field which must have come from the crows dropping the sunflower seeds I put out for them all.  Hubby went out and picked it for me and it now sits in the centre of my table and looks beautiful.   Things never cease to amaze me.  A tiny seed dropped by a bird onto the field and up sprouts and blooms a glorious, colourful, flower.

Thursday, August 20, 2015



A pretty desktop wallpaper for your computer. I use them every day and often change them.  I love anything to do with teacups and this one is no exception.  Click on the image to bring it up larger and save it from there and please DO NOT upload it to any sharing place.

Monday, August 17, 2015




Three cards  for you to use perhaps to add to your emails on special occasions.
Please don't upload them to any other sharing place.



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wow this year has gone quickly.  August is half way through already and the beautiful Canadian geese are flying south already. It's way too early for them to be doing that so it's a bad sign for the coming winter.  I've seen four flocks of them flying over our house ... I love seeing them.... they fly in formation and honk all the way. I was surprised to read that they do a lot of their flying at night .. clever things they must be.  And it takes about 2 weeks to fly from way up north from us to Florida. Many, many hazards on the way of course  ... when I see them I always look up and wish them a safe journey.

A couple of images for you to save to your stash. Please DO NOT upload them to anywhere else.






Monday, August 3, 2015


I love all animals as you know if you are a regular visitor to my blog and sheep are no exception.  I had a pet one for 17 years .. her name was Lamby .. and her mother had twins and could not look after her so she came to our house with a guy on a motorbike when I was about 12 years old.  I had no brothers or sisters so of course she became my best friend and playmate.   I adored her .... 
this is such a nice vintage image of a sheep .... I remember mum would go mad when I picked a bunch of flowers from the garden to give to her to eat.  She loved roses best.   


Thursday, July 23, 2015


Cute as a button.....  Mary Pickford .... famous in her days....


I've been very lazy over the past 8 months whilst I wait for my knee to get better after my bad fall on the ice.  I sort of got that somewhat better then pulled my archiles  tendon .. (that weird thing at the back of your leg down near your ankle..) by golly does it hurt when I try and walk ........ consequently I've been perched on my recliner chair watching the telly for most of the time.  

Tour de France, Australian Rules Football, Wimbledon tennis ... have watched them all and enjoyed especially the beautiful chateaux and scenery in France.  Stunning isn't enough to describe the glorious buildings dating back so many centuries.  

Anyway I've got a few nice things to share here with you so save them if you wish and add them to your stash....




Thursday, July 9, 2015


I wonder what the important announcement was.... 



If you have been reading my blog for years you will know that I love anything to do with Sherlock Holmes or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle... also Jack the Ripper amazes me and I've read just about every book there is about his murders.  I have also read the book created from the letters from  Arthur Conan Doyle to his mother and of those she replied ... correspondence between the two from when he was a little boy sent away to boarding school right up until her death many decades later.  It was enthralling to read their words and it was like a voyage back in time.  Happening at the moment they were writing them to each other.  There have been many Sherlocks during the ages but my favourite now is Benedict Cumberbatch.  Great stories and even better now when you can get them on audio and listen to them in bed.  :-)




Some of the old seed packets are quite beautiful.  There are thousands of them and I think I love each and every one.  Vibrant colours, and all things pretty.







Thursday, July 2, 2015

We're having a heatwave.....hard to believe that the winters are so cold here in northern Canada and then the summers can be so hot. I've not strayed far from the air conditioner ...thank goodness we have one ..... hoping next week there will be cooler temperatures and i can get the deck painted.  Its been too hot to even sit at the computer...........

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Please don't upload this beauty to any other sharing
 place especially Pinterest.  It's for your personal use only.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My little cutie pie has settled in wonderfully 
and made herself right at home. She is great company.....spoilt already.


Friday, June 12, 2015



Darling little koala clinging to his mum whilst she is undergoing surgery. He doesn't want to let go of her .... Phantom... a little joey ... is at the Australia Zoo wildlife Hospital in Queensland, Australia.  I sure miss the koalas of Australia and the kangaroos.  This little one is desperate to stay with its mother and they let him be there.  Good news is mum is doing well and baby is fine.   Thank God for the wonderfully kind people who care.....



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dear old hubby got his luggage back from the bus depot. They had it on the bus all along but it went somewhere else... urgh! .... at least he's a happy camper now and has a change of clothing etc.  I'm missing him but he'll be back pretty soon.  The time goes flying by.... I can't keep up with the months .. soon our summer will be gone and the snow will be back.


Some blog toppers for you if you have a blog and want to add its name or slogan etc... or just use them for cards or any other purpose BUT please do not upload them to any other sharing place especially Pinterest.



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hubby had an 18 hour bus ride this weekend to see his ailing dad.......arrived safely into the city thank goodness but they lost his luggage.....so its no fun for him till it turns up or he goes and buys more clothes. What a nuisance.......keeping fingers crossed that it will turn up but I have my doubts.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


A full size desktop wallpaper for you ...I love the soft colours in this one and also the cute little bear I made quite some years ago.  Click on it to see it larger and save it from there ....  
Please do not upload it to any other place .... 





Friday, June 5, 2015


sitting on my bed with my cute little peanut doggie ..... she has made herself right at home and we're both enjoying snuggling and watching the French open tennis.  I've fallen completely in love with her and just so glad we found each other and she won't have to be afraid any more. When I think of her awful experiences in such a short little life it makes me very mad and very sad that people can be so mean and horrible ...... on with the tennis now. Hope you are having a nice day wherever you are in the world.

Monday, May 25, 2015


I have a new little sweetheart in my life. Her name is Peanut Daisy.  She is four years old and was already named Peanut so I added the Daisy.  :-)   Dad was a german shepherd and mum was a corgi and she was rescued from a bad place.  Now she is happy and contented and filling our lives with joy and laughter.  I hope we have her for many, many years.  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Some cute new visitors to my backyard. A wild mummy duck came to show me her ducklings. Sweet little chirpy things. I sure hope they stay safe as there are a lot of predators in the field.  I love little ducks .. they remind me of boats .. floating along on the surface seemingly at ease but those tiny legs must be paddling like mad.  So wonderful.   Living in the woods is spectacular as I never know what I'm going to come across next.

Our grass is growing so quickly it needs cutting every three days... and the weather is warm .. actually too warm for this time of year .. and already we have forest fires happening down south. I hate hearing about those.  Devastating to wildlife and they consume so many thousands of hectares. Too big to put out.  Breaks my heart.

A birthday card to add to your stash .... family and friends would love receiving this one.