Something to keep you amused?

When we had two of our grandchildren visiting recently two of the things that kept them amused during the weekend, when screen time had been limited, were playing cards and the game of Fox and Geese which we only ever use as a type of Solitaire. The central hole is left empty and the aim…

One skein of wool

I recently visited, with my sister-in-law, our local wool shop in Lakes Entrance, Stitches ‘n’ Things. My sister-in-law likes to visit this shop when she comes to visit us.  She invariably buys a fair amount of wool as she doesn’t have such a great selection where she lives. I said I would go along with…

When did you last do a jigsaw?

I can’t remember the last time I did a jigsaw by myself.  I have done jigsaws with my youngest granddaughter but not one on my own for many years.  I bought myself a jigsaw when I was in Melbourne just before Christmas.  I haven’t done the jigsaw yet but the family worked on it during…

Finishing off a long forgotten project.

I started this project when our youngest granddaughter was a toddler, she is now in Grade 2 at school. It was a pattern I found in a library book and took photocopies of the doll but unfortunately didn’t have the complete instructions so I had to wing it in part.  I think that was why…

A word popped up from my past.

I can’t remember what prompted the memory of this word but it certainly brought back memories of my childhood in Scotland.  I must have been a particularly sulky teenager as I remember my father saying to me on more than one occasion, “What’s that boosach for?” or “What’s that boosach about?” I can’t remember having…

Nature in the garden

This incredible insect was resting on one of our outdoor chairs.I looks just like a eucalyptus leaf. My husband did a bit of research in the internet and discovered that it is a childrens stick insect. Its scientific name is Tropidoderus childrenii.  There are some beautiful photos on the internet.