Sunday, 3 January 2016

Happy New Year catchup

It's been a very busy few weeks since we got home from Tasmania.  We said farewell to Carol, got through the silly season with several visitors, and have been busy with the progress of the house. I'm way behind with my record keeping and am feeling the pressure to choose, buy or order the next items needed for the house.  Mick's been painting and now installing the kitchen. 

We had some very hot weather leading up to Christmas.  Lucky Carol left just in the nick of time with the week from then on being 35 degrees plus every single day. Thankfully it eased off for a few days from Boxing Day and now we even have a good few days ahead that will only reach high 20's.  That's a big relief for us.

There have been dreadful fires along the Great Ocean Road over the Christmas period and Christmas day 98 houses were lost in Wye River - 1/3 of the town!  The fire has been burning for a couple of weeks now and still isn't under control.  How frightening for the local residents, some of whom are only now being allowed back in to their homes.  The Great Ocean Road businesses will be suffering too with no tourists allowed in and locals having been evacuated.  Not a very merry Christmas.

Klara met Lochlin, my friend Vic's new guide dog puppy.  We thought she'd be gentle and motherly with such a tiny pup but she was so excited she just saw him as another playmate.  When Anthony and Leanne were here with Zac she had  a great time running through the doggy tunnel which I haven't brought out for a quite a while. 

I bought a couple of old quilts on Ebay and went to collect them.  The lady selling them had the most enormous collection of antique quilts I've ever seen.  It was lovely to see and also to meet someone as passionate about their antique quilts as I am.

Now it's time to go back to work.

Carol waiting for the airport bus

3 nieces

Klara's dog walking group
Lochlin, the guide dog puppy

Lochlin testing out Klara's bed

Non stop playing

Running with Zac

Klara & Zac

Klara loves the doggy tunnel


Kitchen in progress

A big tidy up
Veggie garden shade

More antique quilts than I've ever seen in one place!

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