THE WEEK THAT WAS.....

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN

Do you go into a cleaning and gardening frenzy when you decide to have a party or even just a small get together? Or are you the relaxed kind of people where things like that don't matter....

I think you can all guess what camp we are in!

 In our case.... this time around we just added a few extras into the mix, like..... painting, laying turf, building new garden beds, edging....etc etc etc

I know it's stupid! Like our friends care, they just want to come and see us! I even uttered the words "how about we just throw a few snags on the barbie"!!!! Ha! Like that would ever happen! 12 hour slow roast pork cooked in cider thank you very much...  A 6 kilo monster butt of pork Arth had to do the lifting out of the oven...not so easy for him. Thanks honey....

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN
A YEAR IN MY GARDEN

Had quite a few vegetarians and 1 vegan at the party.....  you just can't go past a delicious Caponata. 

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN
A YEAR IN MY GARDEN

Branches that are bursting with buds...greenery, anything I can lay my hands are put into vases. And I only do this when the house is sparkling clean.

My favourite part of all!

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Friends of ours had a couple of these sitting around on their property not doing anything at all......

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A lick of black paint and we have a couple of new tables.....perfect for outside tables on the courtyard.

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN
A YEAR IN MY GARDEN

Country style presents.....

How special is it to get cuttings, bulbs and all sorts of treasures from our friends garden.  I will always be reminded of them when I look at my special plants knowing where they came from.

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No secret that everyone knows I love succulents!

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN

You can never have enough throws or twine!

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN
A YEAR IN MY GARDEN

Now this one has extra special meaning.....

Remember a few months ago we did a whole lot of tree pruning/cutting down.....

Well....we gave Phil, a most talented wood turner, a few logs, and this is what he made for us. Squeal with delight! 

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Honey from down the road....good for my sore throat!

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN

The best lemons that you will ever get.....blemish free and pretty much perfect.

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN

Tony the best bread baker...arrived with 3 loaves...all gone in a blink of an eye. 

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN

Turkish delight.....perfect with a strong coffee the morning after....

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN

Rather than texting a boring thank you message....the news bunny had a special message for each person. Yes we did get a beautiful old ladder which I will post a pic up next week.

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN

So now that the party is over.....I have just come back from a trigger point massage because I can barely move...I have a hideous cold (like most people at the moment) but feel so blessed to have such beautiful friends.

Thank you xxxxx