10 Jan 2017

Third time lucky…..

….I think so!

Lol, we had such a fun day! Due to a few miscalculations and not having my craftroom properly set up the dress wouldn’t have been finished in time so we went shopping this morning and I bought myself a gorgeous dress for practically nothing.

I changed my surname again yesterday afternoon, (9th January 2017) at 5pm when I married PC at the local courthouse, with our adult children in attendance.

We had written our own marriage affirmations for the ceremony and the registrar said the statements, before and after our affirmations, which made it official. All of us then had dinner at a local restaurant and we had a lovely evening.


8 Jan 2017

Tick, tock, Tick tock……….

Roflol…..I knew I’d leave something to the last minute! I can’t find anything nice to wear, that fits properly, in the stores.  I would have had to unpack, I don’t know how many, boxes to find the fabric I knew was there somewhere and all 3 fabric shops were closed in my local town on Friday.

Fortunately, a lovely woman in a dress shop I was looking in, in despair, pointed me towards Young and a fabric store called Robynettes! I made it there by 4.30pm. Haha, it must have been fate as the two ladies there were helpful with fabric advice and pattern layout, and even though it was a 45 min drive each way, I will be returning there in the future.
Now I’ve drafted the pattern, pinned the pieces together and tried the paper version on - and made adjustments, and ONLY have to cut the fabric out and sew it up.

I only need it by tomorrow afternoon :O

Wish me luck :P. More details and photos later in the week. Stay tuned :D.


7 Jan 2017

Decluttering, cleaning and the Home Journal

This week has been setting up for the beginning of my our life here. PC has gifted me his woodwork room for my craftroom as he said he can enclose the bays behind the garage and place all of his machines and tools for woodwork in there as it's outgrown the space available.

There is still some tidying and cleaning to do and lots of unpacking as most of these boxes contain craftroom items.

We've also begun our DTE Home Journal but it's been interesting settling into a routine while needing to be away all day for a couple of days this week.

There are still items like the freezer inventory, completing the Christmas wish list, the master to-do list (that is a WIP here!) and a few other pages but we've made a start. 

One step at a time, hey :) . We are trying to be organised before the end of January 2017 so the remainder of the year will be scripted and we can just flow along with the story we've written.


1 Jan 2017

So long 2016, Hello 2017

It's been a quiet few days since last post and the end of 2016. Partially because my camera lead to the computer developed a problem and I couldn't download photos. There were some hot days in which flowers glorified in the sun....

.....some one decided this was the coolest place in the yard, complete with cold beverages.

I noticed the cherry tomatoes had set fruit after the first rainfall...

and  the end of the thunderstorms gave us a lovely light display!

2017 came in with mid to high 20 Celcius temperatures and a lovely partially cloudy morning that developed into some nice rain and cleared to a beautiful sunset in the evening as evidenced by my new blog header photo and the photos below.

Wishing everyone a New Year that is enjoyable, peaceful, filled with family and friends and is everything you make it become.


RobynLouise xo

28 Dec 2016

Do you name your hens?

PC and I were chatting about the hens this morning and he mostly ends up laughing when we do this. He’s amused as he inadvertently named our rooster a day or two after we acquired our Silver Wyandotte flock because of its behaviour.

The rooster's name is FIGJAM. 

When you go into the hen house or yard FIGJAM struts around with his head up and his chest out and if you talk he “talks” back like he’s answering you. Also, when you pick him up, and then put him back on the ground, he doesn’t run off but steps away in a dignified manner and shakes himself – all the while chastising you in various tones. I think he’s still indignant that I clipped his flight feathers, on one wing, the day we brought him here to ensure he stayed and didn’t try the option of flying over the 5 foot high gate.

RobynLouise xo