Home, the spot of earth supremely blessed, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
I love my home. There are times when I think I should sell it for various reasons, but I just love it. I love that it is near the bush. I love all the love that has been put into the house and garden. I really feel that to sell it would be to lose a part of myself. Sometimes it is lonely. Sometimes the memories it holds are just too sad. Sometimes what needs fixing on my house seems overwhelming. One day the time will come when I will be parted from it but for now I will keep it.
|Vintage flower fairy|
Friday afternoon saw me having coffee at Gloria Jean's in Wollongong Mall. Every now and then I have coffee with Cheryl a client from Manna House, a place at my church where people down on their luck come in once a week for a free meal. Cheryl is 42 and has an intellectual disability. We always meet at Gloria Jeans as it is very public.
This is the view up the mall from Gloria Jean's towards the west.
Below is Wollongong Mall looking from Gloria Jean's towards the East.
The local council plans to 'redo' the mall. But I think it is fine. I really don't want my rates to go up to prettify a perfectly useful and pleasant place.
P:-) and I spent quite a bit of Saturday working on our poor little caravan. The skylight has cracked and let lots of water into the ceiling. P:-) has it all under control. We manage to find a new skylight in a catalogue at the local camping store and we ordered it. Hopefully it should come in about a week.
We spent some time pinning and gluing a part of the canvas which was falling down. We plan to go away in about 3 weeks to Davis Town but we haven't quite decided if we will take the caravan or the boat.
This is our little Jayco Finch.
Today was a bit of a mixed up day but I found some time to fix a wreath I made a couple of months ago from roses P:-) gave me, which I had dried.
The leaves had shriveled up.
|Pressed eucalyptus leaves|
|Leaves on wreath|
|Wreath with new leaves|
If you scroll back to the old wreath, you will see that the new version is infinitely better. I am hoping that having pressed the leaves first they will keep their shape and color.