Where has April gone?
I 'd not realised that it has been 2 weeks since I posted.
This month has been ever so busy, what with all the holidays, ie. Easter & for us here in Oz, also Anzac day, which is actually today. I've had all sorts of appointments with doctor, physio, podiatrist, dietitian and X-rays, which are just all sorts of fiddly bits that happen from time to time, but not necessarily on a regular basis. We've also had a little bit of grandie minding, which makes a change for us, car club meetings & an outing, ferrying a friend to hospital for a cataract removal, then home again, and a couple of other days out. I'm also dealing with the new Disability Scheme interviews, etc., they are bringing in over here, for my brother. So much to take in. All in all, I don't feel that I've been home much either. . Need to catch up with photos for the Scavenger Hunt, plus general type bits of house/garden stuff & my sewing, which is terribly behind on what I set out to achieve recently.
After that bit of twaddle, let's see some photos to go with above blurb.
We'll start with a second day out to McCraes Homestead on the Mornington Peninsular which belongs to the National Trust. This time I took photos. Above is the house, which was built in 1844.
Now for a few pics I took inside & in the garden.
The main room above, where they ate, relaxed & entertained. There is a central hall with 4 rooms leading off, this being one of them, with 2 bedrooms, plus another smaller bedroom, which has a storeroom behind. The kitchen was in a separate building a short distance from the house, in case of fire.
In the main bedroom, the bed is sporting a very old quilt, with the papers still in tact. There is also a lovely timber cradle and another single bed.
This is the storeroom, where they kept valuable items, so they weren't stolen by bushrangers or strangers. This was in the very early days of settlement, with not a lot widely available, so everything was important.
An assortment of lovely old household items, toys & games.
The outdoor bread oven, behind the house.
And what else did I find outside, but a beautiful bed of Arisaema. I didn't even know you could grow these in Australia. I saw them in the glasshoue at Harlow Carr once & thought they were so pretty. They are a native of northern USA, I've discovered & I came home with a small bulblet, which I've planted in a pot. We'll see what happens and 'yes', I had permission to take one.
Another day out was with Master L & Missy Moo over Easter when we looked after them for a day.
We went to Werribee Open Range Zoo & took a ride on the Safari Train, then wandered at our own pace for the rest of the afternoon.
Before we did go out, DD had baked some fancy biscuits for Missy & I to decorate.
|A little icing, squeezy stuff & few decorations, we ended up with 2 trays of pretty biscuits.|
|The Safari Train.|
|A medley of African animals.|
|And what can we see here? A Meerkat. |
They are very hard to photograph, as they run round like mad if they catch a glimpse of movement.
I had so much to tell & have had a hard time trying to fit it all in. I know I had a photo of the quilt on the big machine, but for the life of me can't find where I saved it.😒
Now we knew we had frogs in our pond, but can never see them. But, to hubby's surprise yesterday morning, he found one in a bowl that we keep to soak pots in occasionally. Poor little mite couldn't get out because of the straight plastic sides, so we took him up & put him back in the pond.
Enough from me, as I will be back on Friday with the Scavenger Photo Hunt & hopefully be a little more organised. Too much has happened this month & I'm exhausted.
Take care all and huggles from Susan.