My first flower in my new garden!
It’s been almost 9 months since we moved into our new home and we are finally starting to see our environment come together. It has been a dream of mine to start a veggie garden for a good couple of years now and this is now finally coming together. I feel like I’m following in my Mothers footsteps (she finds it very amusing I might add!), back on the farm we had a huge veggie patch and a large beautiful garden. I’m finding as I’m getting older I’m also craving the things I had around me as a child. It’s a little hard to re-create that on a suburban block…but at least it will be a scaled back version!
So in our small backyard we have a veggie garden…
A place for the trampoline…
Kids play area
And a place for lawn and pretty flowers…
Lawn and garden
It has all come together very nicely. And come early next year we will add decking so we can have a nice area to sit outside and enjoy it all.
I’ve been putting it off and putting it off for so long, but I finally got a nudge along (thanks Tania!) to get my butt into gear and make the curtains for the dining/family room. I’d been putting off for so long as it is such a big window and I would need so much material that I was a tad daunted…plus the fact that making curtains previously had not worked out exactly the way I planned! 6 of the curtains made were a tad short for the windows….it’s what happens when not getting correct measurements and only working from the plan, Oops! But anyway I digress, the curtains are now made and hanging and even hemmed! I’m pleased how they have come up and they really set the room off, now just have to make a pelmet for the other window and it’s finished! A photo….(of course!)
Dining room curtains
Now to get organised and do the pelmets for the kids rooms and the ties for all the curtains! Busy, busy, busy.
That is the question that I asked myself about 6 months ago. I’ve been slowly going grey over the past 10-12 years (getting faster as I tipped 40!) and have been dying my hair for that long. It’s fun, but oh so damn expensive and at the rate my hair grows I end up with the skunk stripe after about 3 weeks, so I was asking myself if it was worth it or not. My Mum went salt and pepper in her 40’s and now is a lovely shade of steel grey and it really suits her…but was I ready to admit I was getting older and risk making myself look even older? Then I thought, well, I’m comfortable being the age I am, certainly wouldn’t want to turn back the clock, so why hide what nature is telling me? So I made the decision…grey it will be and if i really can’t handle it I can always dye it again!
So here is me about 6 months ago …
Approx March 2010
And now 7 months later …
Taken 2 weekends ago
I have to say I’m pleased with how it is growing out. It will be interesting to see what it looks like once there is no dye left!