Around the house
P:-) has been painting my bathroom ceiling. He is wonderful. I only asked him what was the best way to do it and before I knew it he had rubbed in down, done 2 coats of sealer, undercoat and top coat. It looks great.
I am readying my house for selling and I am trying to work on one room a week. Already I am behind with the bathroom, my first room. I have had to clean off a fifteen year old attempt at a stained glass pattern painted on the outside of the shower screen. Luckily P:-) had the clues on how to do this. I was trying to find some sort of material to dissolve it but P:-) soon had it off with a sharp window scraper.
I have inherited a garage full of old and disorganized tools - screw drivers etc all over the place. So I bought myself a compact tool set and I can start getting rid of all the other stuff. (It is a bit pink!)
|Compact tool kit|
In the garden
I bought a small thyme plant to add to my potted herb garden.
I added loads of it to tonight's pumpkin soup. (I really gave the little plant a haircut - I haven't even repotted it yet.) I baked the pumpkin with it and then took the leaves off about 10 stems and added to the soup before I blended it with a stick blender. The subtle thyme flavour was lovely with the baked pumpkin taste.
The seed pod on my Macrozamia palm has burst.
|Burst seed pod|
|Close up of inside of pod|
Cat birds have been frequenting my backyard. But I am having trouble photographing them. Here are a couple of dodgy photos just to show you.
These birds peck at my window and make a lot of noise but they don't sit still for long. I have to get faster if I want some good photos.
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