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Friday, June 29, 2012

Wet Day At Byron Bay

It has been raining all week here in Brisbane, this morning the sun was out, my daughter is on holidays so we decided to have a day out to see if we could spot any whales as they pass by beautiful Byron Bay.
As we were getting closer towards Byron Bay the weather was closing in and it was very wet, windy, the rain blowing in from the sea and we could see very little, not a good day for whale spotting.
Nevertheless, it was a great day out, a great change of scene which does us all good from time to time.
It was quite rough, the waves were pounding in,  though beautiful to watch.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Shirley :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Winter Vegie Garden Photos

A few photos of what's happening in our vegie garden now it is winter.
A supply of pumpkins for soups, curries, pies and what ever I can think of!
       Johnny Jump Ups, Cos Lettuce, Broccoli and Cabbage leaves in the                                         background.
                               Yellow stems of the rainbow chard.
                      Sugarloaf cabbage, just about ready for harvest.
                         Shallots growing amongst the Herb Robert.
A crop of tomatoes, so much easier to grow in the winter when there is no fruit fly around.

Have a great day.

Shirley :) 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Just Love Candles

                       I love the relaxing mood that candles can give.
Have a lovely evening :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Our oranges are ripening, so time for some healthy juices to keep the cold's and flu's at bay.
Freshly picked oranges and the last of the dragon fruit, tastes great and the colour is fantastic.
                      Today, fresh oranges, pawpaw and banana.

Lovely sitting in the garden enjoying the fruits freshly picked from the trees   blended into healthy drinks within minutes.

Enjoy your day.

Shirley :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

In My Kitchen

In My Kitchen for the month of June are some Chelsea Buns, made yesterday when it was raining and it felt like we just needed something hot and chewy to nibble on with a cup of coffee while sitting watching the rain through the window.
A couple of Bannetons or proofing baskets to get those lovely looking loaves one sees in all the bread recipe books.
My KitchenAid mixer, I have wanted one of these for years so I indulged and bought one last year.
A colourfull Rooster Tile that my daughter bought recently at Eumundi Markets

Why not check out Celia'a blog at to see what others are doing in their kitchens

Have a great day

Shirley :)