Thrifty is such a fun word

We don’t spend a lot. While $5 at times may not seem like much, other times it is. We are not poor by any means, just thrifty, so we won’t be poor. That’s us. Beyond blessed.

I love that word thrifty, it is such a fun word, isn’t it? It sounds sneaky & cheeky like a little mischief bout to happen…

The last few months have been a little hectic as the putting of the plans into action is finally a reality.

In the house is one project I have pretty much finished.

I love the idea of an unfitted kitchen, a mix mash of character in one room. Whilst it sounds disjointed & non functional. I find it gives everything a place & that place has a specific functionality for the overall process of daily comings & goings, which also in that provides a little whimsical fun. wow that was a lot of words, lol.

Mum & I happened upon some mischief. We manage to peruse(is that spelt right? lol) 1 thrifty shop each trip into town, which is great, about once a month. This thrifty shop we visited happened to have a furniture sale. mmm what do we need, no not what do we want? it’s kind of a combination really.

What to need, want?

We came across this beauty

Dark, foreboding & out dated, in a corner

It has perfect potential though. My creative brain goes nuttier than usual. Here goes…

Taking out the glass(very thin & dangerous), typical of when this cupboard was made.

Cut an arch into the middle exposed shelf & then painted it all white, semi gloss, a much nicer easier to clean finish. Replaced the glass with fine screen door mesh.

Cut out for power points at the back, glued a piece of wildflower print material to the back for an extra touch of sweetness.

Built a plate rack that slid into the top cupboard, stacked plates are not good for us as all our plates are different, plus I like the farmhouse look.

I haven’t decided on the bench top colour yet. I will know when I see something. Maybe an old butcher block or I may even harvest a slab of timber from the property? Something that it won’t matter if you slice the bread on it or put your hot cuppa on it. I think all those little stains & dints & scratches on old furniture is part of it’s character, it’s story. Like us we have dints & stains & scratches, it’s our story. lol.

Here you go

In finishing up for this, it is functional & sweet & kindly & welcoming.

Onto the Outdoors

My prayers & thoughts go out to those horribly impacted by floods. Check out The weedy Gardener, proceeds from his YouTube clip go to the flood victims. Mother the mountain farm also on YouTube is another touch of the reality of it all.

Out in the paddock, for us, I enjoyed a pedicure in the dam, lol, say what?

I built a deck over the edge of the dam in the anticipation that the rain will come & it did & still is, for us fantastic.

You can see the dam is quite low

Now I can fulfill the dream of being able to cool off, not just after but even during a bit of paddock hard yakka. May I say there is nothing quite like slipping off the old gumboots & soaking sore toes in the cool of the dam. Complete with free clean from the fishes….lol

Lets face it I don’t think those posh totty places would even let me in especially dressed in my paddock best. Homemade work bloomers(pattern from an old pair of pjs) I have all sorts of coloured material to use, cause pjs are the most comfy. hahaha

Walter is always with me

You can see from the base of the bottle brush tree how high the dam is now.Of course Walter always keeps me company.

May you find mischievous fun that tickles your soul & your toes, giving you a giggle wherever you go.

Thank you for being you.

If you dare

Crack me up, you know your day is just gonna be fabulous when it starts like this

Can you see it, I don’t know if I have just created a new way of making coffee? Is this even a thing? The suns not even up yet, really?

You may or may not want to join me for coffee this morning, I doubt tea will go any better. If you ever visit, it’s probably safer to make your own cuppa at this point. hahahahaha

Anywhoo, I wondered the other day as I watched the wild ducks fly into the dam & all the different colour & sized feathered sky frolickers, flitting & swooping & gliding about the place; Do they ever play airplanes? It was stunning & hilarious to watch, all the birds zooming around & suddenly my imagination just went with it. There was a whole repertoire of vroom, wheee, bang, plop, screeching brakes “Look out Russel I’m coming in for landing”!. A young Pheasant Coucal fell off the banana tree(the large leaf not as sturdy as it thought). Mum & I having a great old giggle. Honestly it is so fun.

mmmm & I wonder why I put milk in the coffee grounds.

Here’s the latest project pretty much completed, but first! it has been raining like, really well, for the last couple of months, check out the garden.

Lets have a peek out the back

The ride on mower decided there is such a thing as too much greenery & blew both belts, poor Betty. So Sam scythe & Susie sickle mower to the rescue.

Out the front

Lets go inside for a moment

Really Mum inside?

I love French renaissance, provincial anything grand & of course way beyond the average budget. Here goes…my thrifty compromise, interpretation?

I hope you all, my wonderful blogger family, can do what brings you joy, (hopefully not to stress out the four legged family members, lol) & thankyou for being you.

No animals were harmed during the making of this project. Sticks were tossed that Walter fetched with great enthusiasm even a swim in the dam was included for extra fun.

Kooky in the bathtub

We have been having some fun lately. Hi everyone, are you well?, I hope so. Walter has an ear up ready for adventure.

You can just see him through his glass artwork

I just love Christmas time & the fun thing this year was we needed a new Christmas tree. Oh it is a beaut. I searched all over town which only takes a moment which is what I love about our town. Guess what? Town ran out of Christmas trees! 3 weeks before Christmas, crack me up that’s hilarious.

It reminded me of the great school shoe shortage of 2008. Too funny.

In the past for fun & experimentation we had a gumtree branch for a Christmas tree another year I did a wood pile(can’t find the photos?) this year compliments of just outside the fence line it’s well how about I just show you.

There is a star wrapped in the top branches

Isn’t it adorable. I have put pretty material to hide the black bucket since.

We had help putting it together

Aussie Elves

We have had great rain lately.

A view from our little town lookout

Surprisingly we did not get any of this ominous looking weather in town this day, you can see the rain fall too the right. This just blew north. This can be the cruelty of drought too we can get clouds like this for months & not get a drop. Not being in drought at the moment, thankfully, it’s been glorious.

Mum & I took a little trip the back way home it’s pretty country. We didn’t get too far as the water was just starting to lap over the surface of the bridge. The force of the water is not worth the risk. We have seen land rearranged by flooding. All this water is from up river so we can have no rain in town but it can still flood. Nature is amazing.

You can just make out the white wash as the water violently washes over the bridge.

In the paddock this month. Adorable poor little Peewees. Thankfully our Zina horse is gentle & hadn’t stomped them.

Had a broken wing & leg from fall?
Check the attitude, obviously strong but way too little to fend for itself.

Mum & I had been watching the parent Peewees tend to their young for a couple of weeks, not that we could see much they were way way up in the tree top. We had some rough weather, or was that the cause? I wasn’t quite sure?

Clearly a Frolic & Feed front headlines news story.

From the heated conversation that was going on between the parents & the Kooky the next day. Did the Kooky have a claw in it I don’t speak either Kooky or Peewee, I cannot be a hundred percent sure of the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Tucked into an old nest,(I have collected a few) & placed safely in a box. With their bellies full of grasshoppers & worms it was off to the vet.

When well enough they will be released back into our area.

Back at home I started topping up all the water troughs, crank up the pump at the dam & filling the horses tub first, I noticed Walter doing his “come & see this Mum” dance. Well here’s what I retrieved.

Could it be any cuter

The silly little thing had obviously thought the leaves in the tub were tucker. After a moment it flew off, dried off & came back for the dinner later.

So that’s all for this month so far. Whatever adventures you have your way may they be full off fun, love & laughter.

Always adventure time here at Frolic & Feed Farm

Bee Cheer

It’s gonna be tricky today. I have been a little absent & am late to all you treasures & your wonderful talent & beautiful lives.

You see, I deleted Microsoft edge from my computer & it took it me three days to work out how to get internet search back. Those that know me, know, I am a little challenged in many ways. As you can see I did it. I worked it out & my computer is running better than ever. Well with the exception of the back space key & the number three not always working for me, lol.

Reads more like a dysfunctional Sesame Street episode. Shout out to my favorites Snuffleupagus & Cookie monster. That show rocked when my kids were little. I found myself watching it when the kids were at daycare while I did the domestics. Not just Sesame, also Bananas in Pyjamas’, oh & Bear in the Big blue house, ooohhhhh. FUN.

Today lets get onto other fun things

Wait first the not so pretty but amazing.

Can you see them

Ok so it’s a little gross I know but look closely can you see those teeny tiny black dots, too adorable. If Nemo was a frog this is how his life would of started. Instead of sharks(Bruces) it would be (Barry)butcher birds.

Teeny tiny tails

Now tadpoles. (We keep it covered in chicken wire to keep out the Barrys). Soon they be frogs. Fantastic little croakers disposing of mozzie larvae in all water storage & keeping demolition garden bugs (can you imagine the demo bugs with little vests & safety hats)to bare minimum here on the farm.

Lets have a flick throught some of the flowers so teeny tiny sweet

I hope your not sneezing cause it’s gonna be turned up a notch. Check out the Jasmine. The aroma was heavenly. As the humidity soaked through the air, it sent the scent along the verandah & all through the house.

Naked

Mum & I ventured down behind the dam where the Pom Poms are. The bees were so busy. I’m sure these were the cheer squad bees as they were loving the Pom Poms. It was very athletic.

Cheering for the Bees

Last but not least, the only surviving sweetest little treasure.

I have more little treasures but that’s for another telling tale.

Here on Frolic & feed Farm where we work in acres not hours & where we hope you feel appreciated & loved, just the way you are.

A Mole Chasing windmill

I laughed & laughed like a right nutter at this one. I had to laugh to or at myself is more fun. I saw an add that read, “Windmill, Mole chasing windmill”. Of course being a visual literal thinker all I can picture is a windmill, chasing little moles all over the place, & into Mr Gregor’s garden. I wonder what Beatrix potter would of thought of that. Was the most entertaining add I had read in a long time.

I think I need to get out more?

Anyway seen as we’re having a bit of fun. It was my mums birthday early last month, not sure what happened to last month but that I do remember. Whom ever Birthday it is in our household has always picked dinner & cake. Now we haven’t had take out in probably close to a year now, I think? & just the thought of it made us nauseous. With much deliberation, a home grown rooster, processed into Apricot chicken, slow cooked all day, served with rice. Of course Pavlova made with our own chook eggs & topped with passionfruit pulp, from yep you guessed it home grown passionfruit, the birds got to the Mulberry tree before I had a chance to pick some, so rude.

Mum’s morning was greeted with just shy of a dozen roses, yes from our garden, just glorious odifurous. Also roses came with a Happy Birthday greeting from teeny tiny very loud frog whom plopped out later that evening. Too cute.

Can you find the little party hopper. I so wanted to put a party hat on it.

We have had some much needed rain since & so I waited for a couple of days. Whilst Mum was repotting pots with potting mix a gift from my daughter, amongst other little sweet trinkets (we are not a jewellery, bags & shoes family) . I got to work constructing her other big pressy.

Mums new happy place & Danny seems quite content watching on..

We all have our happy places & Mums is on a swing, it is another place for her to chillax with different view of the property & beyond.

Whatever your view is today I hope it’s pleasant May you always find a happy place & celebrate the small things that surround you.

White lace honey myrtle. Or I call it a fairies loofah.

All to dreamy

My mini mammoth grumpy pony

After taking off Danny’s winter pjs, I caught my old Danny boy taking a gentlemen’s nap. Danny is known affectionately for his grumpy demeanour. He has never bitten or kicked anyone in his life though, the attitude is a complete act. He has taught many a child to ride in his lifetime. 25yrs young now he is.

As you can see below, the attitude changes to, “oh, ok because your my pet, I will allow you to scratch my neck, thankyou, now I love you”

Danny’s Dreamboat squint

He’s a funny sweet old boy.

Then, now that you have interrupted my nap, you obviously have nothing better to do I will now have a roll & get as grotty as I please.

Really Danny

If their is a grotty gentleman type Danny would wear the crown. No I didn’t clean him off he & I both actually know grotty is the best stinging insect repellent out there.

After my pony moment I began working on the landscaping of the front house yard. I could hear a beautiful bird song in the distance. I had never heard this one before, so I downed my tools & out our little house yard gate I went.

Venturing into the 1 acre woods. It has the sweetness of Winnie the Pooh meets the mischief of Blinky Bill. Where I have started trails for walking or riding it always makes me smile. I found the birds but couldn’t get close enough for a pic, I will endeavour to upload their song we’ll see. Ok so I’m unable to do that, it was such a lovely sound (really it was) & from the dance the male was doing I suspect a type of bower bird but they were both black, it was just beautiful.

Caught up in the beauty of the moment I decided to say Hello to the tree’s, after all Winnie the Pooh said hello to the trees, this is his woods so we better be polite.

We are hugely blessed to have all this beauty on our land.

I call them little wispering trees, cause their so wispy & delicate & sweet.

There are a couple of different types of these trees they create such a romanticism to their environment.

Little pockets of soft sweet shade.
Beneath the giants.
Beautiful Vertigo
There is even a story in the narly scary dark woods.
The dead trees look like a giants dinner fork.

So many stunning angles, I love the sun reflecting off the white of the tree where the bark has peeled back. I remember many a night ride the whites of trees like these glowed in the moonlight, lighting up the forest track for us & the ponies.

Often light the way.

I love these trees for, the curtain rods, tee-pees, firewood, berms, the shelter & feed for all the Blinky Bills & Winnie Pooh mates, the nesting & resting places, the climbing fun for all the wildlife friends. From Kangaroo, Koala, Wallaby to Kookaburra & all his bird mates, goanna’s, cicada’s, even echidna who loves on the ground to forage & if you stand really quiet & still you can hear the quiet hum of the bees when the tree tops have blossoms.

Even artwork

Talented trees.

The next time your out & about & you bump into a tree please say Gday from me & try to imagine all the fun it can be.

Even the cat recycles

This week just gone has been a little different, time does fly when your having fun… G day you bunch of wonderful fun friends.

I had done a lot of cleaning up in & around the dam, to be shown off later. haha. Yes it was a little heavy, but you know me, it’s what I love.

After say about 2 days work slogging it out, chain sawing, dragging branches, cutting up logs, creating piles ready for mulching. I come inside on completing that part of the job. Excited as the next day I get to play with the mulcher, funnerer….

I open the fridge door as the cat & dogs & native birds were asking for dinner. I bend down to get a spoon full of meat, for the inside oldies, Princess & Turbo. BAM!!! I’m done. My lower back grabbed me like a vice with a knife in it. Thus causing the muscles on either side of my spine to go into a complete immobilizing spasm. I’m thinking, great now I have to live in the fridge & I hate the cold….

I stretched through the pain to release the spasming muscles. Who does that? Your kiddin? the job I had just done outside would fill a 1ton truck with debri, but pick up a spoonful of pet meat?????

This is where the human body does baffle me. Anyway don’t panic I have muscle relaxants, crucial to the healing process & the pain killers just for sanity. Without relaxed muscles that joint ain’t gonna budge. I could feel the joint in my lower right side, not where it was supposed to be. I have a back brace that I wore just loose enough to allow me to breathe, as I still have to look after my menagerie. 3 days later, which was yesterday. I did my morning stretches & a very audible clunk, the pain is gone, the joint is back where it should be & I can move a little freer. The area is still a little inflamed, that will settle with lots of comfrey ointment. 3 days behind in my chores but I can function & nothing is permanently damaged. I do so & have always considered myself hugely fortunate & blessed that I am not in pain like that constantly as some people are.

I will continue to take it easy for the next couple of days. I did grin a little though as my back unlocked as local lockdown unlocked as well, haha.

I think I will be finding a lighter jobs to do for a few more days. In the meantime here’s a couple of projects I completed a few weeks back, that wont break your back or your budget.

Did you know a picture frame screwed to the screen door makes a perfect doggie/cat door. You can get as ornate as you like & whatever size you need.

The frames $2 from a thrift shop, a few screws, 10mins of my time & wella.

Turbo assessing her new front door.

The front door was the first one I did, my owners worked it out quite fine after a little disgust at the change, you see this meant that we, their pets, no longer had to serve them by letting them in & out by opening & closing the doors, they can come & go at their leisure, such lazy pets these owners have.

The back door, uninterrupted views.

The back door was the second one, we have 4 screen doors like this, which I will be doing like the back door. I decided to remove the ugly metal piece in the middle, screwed support pieces in the corners, this gave Mum & I uninterrupted views to the world outside. You see if any of our native friends landed on the veranda rail for a chat, we couldn’t see them through that metal piece. By removing it, we can now sit & chat with them all, anytime of day & It’s amazing how much light comes in just by removing that ugly metal piece. The biggest expense was the new screen gauze. I bought a roll off eBay for around $20.

Rolled up doona & pillow case.

Onto the Princess beds, to save the lounges. 2 pillow cases again as fancy as you like. $1 from thrift shop, an old doona insert cut to size, rolled & tied. Tuck the rolled doona into the inside edge of the pillow case, creating a nice little snug surround. Stitch the corners to hold the insert in place & wella a doggie bed not $20 or $50 just $5. Princess approved immediately.

Princess approval.

Don’t worry about any left over bits & pieces you have to clean up. You have to wait till the cat says you can. She’s really the recycle Queen.

You try clean that up….

Thankyou for being you.

Dunny door done.

Beyond ecstatic is what I was when I discovered these on gumtree internet site? page?, I don’t know what its called. haha. Anyway I shouldn’t look really as there are always awesome, fun, beautiful, sweet things to be found. The best thing ever, well maybe? is things are usually well within the budget which is even dangerousererer. This is why I don’t have a 70 room chateau on 92000 hectares. Then again…..? no, I am content with what we have there will be more land in the future somewhere(not 92000h)lol . My cotton socks are sufficiently blessed always, really truly.

Hi, everyone it has been a while. I love you all & have missed everyone. I needed to have a little time out, from a lot, which is important to do at times for our over all health. Life over load for me causes my whole body to shut down, I can loose days, time & it gets harder to form a thought, let alone trying to put it into a sentence which is not like me really. I can carry on like a galah at times & often have to ask my friends to slap me off the branch I’m swingin on.

Also like my brain, my old computer seemed to be having the same problems connecting to anything & the new phone I have is decent photo taking challenged, so I apologize in advance for the photos. we are Slowly getting back into the swing of things. From what I have been able to take in everyone seems well, which is just bonza.

So much happening on the farm, which keeps me afloat & my Faith of course. A few of you know I haven’t had much success with Indian runner ducks. The first 3 were stolen, so I purchased 3 more only to have a local dog bust into the yard & take my 2 females, leaving poor Doug all alone.

Being done with all this cruelty, I purchased 2 geese they are fantastic guards & Doug is now an honorary goose or the geese are honorary Ducks I haven’t worked them out yet, which is which, at times they seem a little confused too. Just adorable.

Oh hang on, that’s right, so back to the story. On Gumtree a gentleman bless his cotton socks was selling…. you guessed it Indian runners really cheap. I couldn’t help myself.

Hang on I will be back I’m just gonna feed everyone I’m a little behind today.

Ok so where was I? Oh yeh, well I had 2 days to organise a little enclosure for the new family members. Done.

This was the old set up the chooks spent more time in the shed. The cage kind of became wasted space really.

All I did was move the front cage to the side of the shed, great summer shade & winter protection. An old futon lounge base, covered in wire netting made a great new chook pen door. I am yet to hang the door bell. I don’t want to be rude.

An old dunny seat made for a great henhouse back door which can be hooked open or drop & locked to protect the gang from nasty intruders.

The girls instantly approved.

I am not sure if I have ended up with 1 female & 4 males or 2 females & 3 males? I know you are supposed to be able to tell by their quack or squeak, they all sounded different. I am just too excited to care as they are just the sweetest & as they mature I will sort them out. So far it looks like one female & 4 males, lol.

I am not one to follow trends when naming, I am thinking fruits, you know haven’t people named their children after fruits? like there will be Apple, Cherry, Persimmon, Guava, Mulberry & Banana…. I will decide when I know whom I will keep here forever.

All my ducky’s in a row.

From Frolic & Feed Farm, Thankyou for being you.

If an animal eats a red bug does it make the animal hyperactive?

You can tell the tanks are low when the birds attack the house & cat starts licking the sheets.

Not sure where to begin today, give my brain a minute it may or may not flow into some sort of sense.

We need rain again we’ve had dribs & drabs just enough to keep the 9000ltr tank just above half full. Are you a tank is half full person or a tank is half empty, when comparing to life? That’s about as deeply philosophical as your goin to get from me about life there is too much fun to be had.

Not the best selfie but I had fun.

So it’s hook the little red wagon up, a gift from one of my besties & her husband, fill it with containers & buckets. The reason for this is the pump at the dam isn’t working, admittedly it’s been a couple of years since it was needed. I wonder if farmers in drought affected areas are having the same issues with their pumps? I’ll keep at it. For now it’s off to the dam on the trusty old Greenfield mower, Betty Boop, cause she goes boop whenever we hit a tree stump left by the power line guys, followed closely by the little red wagon.

A welcoming wander waiting.

Once at the dam I unhooked the wagon & mowed a path right around the dam, the grass was so thick, awesome issue to have. When mowing grass like this in our area you need to be cautious of snakes as they will actually skim out & over the top of the long grass in fright. A mate of mine had a snake skim across his lap whilst he was mowing, stories like this are common in our area. Anyway so no snakes freaked, not that I saw.

I did notice teeny tiny jumping things in the grass. On closer inspection, oh no! I hoped they hopped out of the way quickly?

I stepped down to the dam with the containers ready to fill & wow that’s an odd worm? UH, No, it was the cutest little baby brown snake, by the time I got my phone to take a pic it had slithered off. Too cute, hang on, mmmm where’s the rest? I only ask this question as a few years back I walked into a nest of baby browns, maybe about six or seven, if I include the adult, I managed to sneak away without us all freaking out. I know flamin nuts right? No more snakes to see but the dam was alive with

Teeny tiny fishes keeping mozzie larvae away.

Little bugs complete with their own oars.

Sweet little Kermit cousins.

Many more hovering buzzing things, too quick to pic.

Where was I? oh yeh, all those containers of water are for the menagerie, horses, chooks, geese & dogs. I love my life, there is never a dull moment always something to admire, be in awe of or freak out at.

From the garden.

I almost missed it, first rose off this plant just stunning, can you smell it? Ok so we can’t scratch & sniff yet, but Dreamy right?

Little Paris carrots, grow in any soil, first ever purple carrots not full size but too cute, teeny tiny beetroot, lettuce & our morning eggs. Even without enough rain they still grew! Tiny but grew none the less. We do have very considerate chooks. Give us 3 eggs for brekky & 3 or 4eggs for dinner.

Oh yeh, as for the cat cleaning the sheets. Is her latest thing as we settle for bed, silly kitty we’re not that grotty.

At $20 a pop to use the large washing machine at the laundromat(more than what the sheets are worth)lol. No biggie I’m not a complete grot no matter what the cat thinks, I managed to do a load of sheets & it’s way cheaper to take the cloths to the laundromat when needed.

She doesn’t look too distressed, really?

Todays adventure is trying to find a water cartage company that delivers real water to top up our tanks. For the sake of the cat is all.

A funny phrase.

Ok, last week in a nut shell, “in a nut shell” that’s a funny phrase isn’t it? Hang on I’ll look up it’s origin. Apparently first seen in 77A.D. In the work of Pliny the Elder. Cicero recorded the poem of Homer called Iliad, was written so tiny it was either enclosed in a nutshell or described as being written so tiny it would fit in a nutshell? Anyway it was tiny, Cool! Well my antics whilst not poetry & probably wouldn’t fit in a nutshell, let me think for bit?

My maybe a little nutty last couple of weeks.

Our winter temps are here a little early, is the talk of the town. It’s been 1c, 33f at night. To some of you that may be ok, usually we’re eased into this kind of cold, but no “BAM” here it is. I’m a beach bum country chic & up with the birds does not fly with me in winter at all!!!! My whinge out the way.

As a result our days have been slow, I am getting at least one project done a day & better yet getting use out of the projects completed & tweaking them in the process.

You remember the one I did for Mothers Day, I have added an extra to it. The big pot has the dog food in it, Chicken rice & vegies & I drop the pot into the barrel of hot coals to complete cooking & when it’s cooled, I bag the food up into portions & freeze it. Cheap as, & I know what our Walter & Princess are eating.

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The hot plates are standing at the sides as there was a slight breeze that day & with our surroundings there is no such thing as being too paranoid. I may cut a piece out of the barrel to slide the metal frame further in, Looks like a perfect set up for a smoke oven????. The red pot has coconut milk curry chicken cooking ready for dinner that night YUM. The hot plates fit on top of the metal frame. Where did I get the metal frame from? That was what the motor of the woodchipper was packed into. I am a rockin recycling Queen I know! haha

Oh & Mum & I toasted & ate Marshmallows whilst all this cooking was going on, cause you can have dessert any time of day, right?

As you all guessed I love animals & have always had a great repo with them. You know the kid in the neighbourhood who everyone brought animals to, yeh I was one of them, ok this is freaking me out a little now. Mum & I having lunch at riverside park, hello, first on Mums side then mine. There were 3 of them, thankfully we ate what birds eat apparently. I asked if they heard about us through the bush tweeting telegraph they wouldn’t tell me. Too sweet

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It was great chatting tweets & sharing lunch.

If there was ever a time to steal a trailer, it’s ok I am not that silly but can you see why I would be tempted. I was in the car on my own & talking to it in the hope that it could lip read, I wonder why my friends often shake their head at me, I gave it my address, told it the pen is almost ready, you never know it may turn up on our doorstep. I think it was even smiling at me don’t you?

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It is so missing a pink bow between it’s ears.

I mentioned how cold it was, well it became urgently necessary to get PJs for Walter. They are ridiculously, rudely expensive new. What to do? Danny’s old rug, perfect. I cut the neck piece of the rug off, with a little extra skirt more. Stitched it at the front so it slips over his head . Machine stitched around the edges so the quilting wouldn’t fall out. Cut a belly strap off the rug & attached one end on the top of his back, that way when it is done up the buckle wont dig into him when he’s curled up & “tada”. I may pretty it up for him, I think he looks sufficiently humiliated but happy for the moment.

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His tail wag is a blur of uncertain gratitude.

Meanwhile our Turbo is obviously psychotically deliriously warm & snug under the blankets with me.

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She’s actually hugging my arm. Too funny.

Well it’s probably more likely to fit in 2 coconuts & a duck egg, than a nut shell. That’s my joyous frolicking fun of late.

Have a awesome time in alll that you do this week & beyond. Thank you for being you.