Monday, May 22, 2017

An autumns' afternoon at Lake Mac

Saturday arvo I took myself off for a drive to Lake McIntyre. It's like five minutes down the road.

I ducked into Woolies on the way and grabbed a pizza and some garlic bread I could chuck in the oven when I got home for dinner. Easy peasy. Rolled into the adjoining BWS bottlo for a bourbon can for the five minute road trip. Bob's you're uncle.

I spent an easy hour walking around, taking my time and taking photos. I was lapped three times by an avid afternoon walker at one stage!

By the time I'd got home Brett had nipped down to Woolies and grabbed some pizza anyway, obviously filled in by Izzy, and had it in the oven. I added the garlic bread and we spent a Saturday night watching a movie with the kids. Awesome.

Brett nursed his knackerbags after his day surgery 'snip' on Friday. Funniest thing ever! 
We are still finding things to laugh and joke about regarding that! Good on him though for taking one for the team. What a legend.

Joke's on me though, he's home off work for the next few days! Gawd sake!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Petticoat lane, Penola

If you read my last post you would realise that last week I took myself for a drive to Penola. I went to Sharam cottage to raid the herb garden, for a donation of course, and to get away from the house for a good part of the day. 

Sharam cottage, on Petticoat lane, is in Penola in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Penola, is well known, to locals maybe, for it's wool bombing. It adds an awesome charm to the town, and I love it.

I think it's awesome that someone has had the initiative to hang some petticoats on the line out the front of Davidson's cottage too. 

On the way home back to Millicent, I stopped to take a photo of the trees over the road, just before the Kalangadoo turn off. I grew up in Kalangadoo, and it always reminds me of how carefree and wonderful my childhood was. Why do we need to grow up?

I remember driving through this avenue of trees many, many times. The flickering of the sunlight through the trees, as I sat in the car with my four siblings.

Linking with Claire x

and also joining Denyse for #lifethisweek

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sharam cottage, Penola

Summer and I joined Mum for a drive to Penola a couple of weeks ago, to have a look at St Mary's Garden.

After lunch at the bakery in town, she took us to Sharam Cottage. 

Sharam cottage is a National Trust property on Petticoat Lane in Penola. It has been preserved to show how the Sharam family lived in the late nineteenth century.

So interesting to see and read their story, if you get the chance, GO and have a look. 

At the back of the buildings, there's a gorgeous little herb, fruit and veggie garden. Produce is left in a little wooden hut for purchase, and you're free to pick as many herbs as you like for a donation. You'll be greeted by the most friendly ginger cat on your arrival! He's a charmer.

The first four photos are from that day we visited with Mum. I returned last week on my own (I needed a mental health day/drive) and had a better look around and took more photos, as well as getting more herbs and some feijoas!

I'm so glad Mum showed me this, and I cannot believe I hadn't been before!

The internal walls were clad with hessian, then a layer of paper, so that the wallpaper of the day would stick to the wall. No gyprock in those days!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Back roads and windtowers

Sunday I took off from home about nine thirty in the morning.  I couldn't get out of there quick enough leaving the girls to a hungover Brett!

I was on my way to the holiday house half an hour away, to clean, as guests were leaving that morning. I had some time to kill as I didn't want to get there too early. They messaged me just before 10 (as I was chatting with the bull) to say they had left and that they'd had a great time, which was lovely. Most of the region was booked out for Generations in Jazz weekend in Mt Gambier. 

My camera came along with me, of course. I turned off at Tantanoola, along the Wind farm tourist drive. So many great views to stop and appreciate. 


Joining Claire for her Wordless or not so wordless Wednesday

and Denyse for #lifethisweek