Saturday, 29 August 2009
The council and the SPCA only have one trap each for the whole of the city and so we'll keep on feeding the unwelcome guest until we can deliver him to the SPCA, (we've called him Head because his head seems unnaturally large) Luckily he's quite a quiet and polite cat, so there's no fighting and no noise.
I've been playing with making up a bunny rabbit. This is the 2nd one. I love his pompom tail. I've popped him into Andrews shop. Just have to think of a name for him now :-)
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Sunday, 23 August 2009
The fab new machine has shown it's worth.
It is easy to use, quite a bit of fun, and the sushi looks and tastes just like a bought one! We went for a classic smoked salmon and avocado filling. This lot is boxed up ready for lunch tomorrow, and with a squirt of wasabi it really does look like it comes from a shop :-)
We also made ministrone soup for tea, and yummy Anzac buscuits for morning teas. So, with all of this cooking and baking there hasn't been much sewing or crocheting. Andrew is planning on finishing one of his cushions tonight and has said he'll come by to show it off and wax lyrical tomorrow :-)
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Which is funny because I always wanted to be a writer. I actually have the beginnings of a couple of books written, and some chapters too. Then Helen Fielding wrote Bridget Jones and I swear she'd been secretly hacking into my pre-internet connected computer and had read my ramblings.
Anyway, here we are.
We are Andrew and Gill it's Gill writing now. We rent an old farm cottage which we share with two cats, Ginger and Harry. The cottage is on an avocado orchard just outside of Tauranga, New Zealand.
At our place it's just turning into spring and the daffodils down the road are nodding their heads in the breeze and luckily for us since we've run out of fire wood, it's starting to get warm. Though as you can see from the pic of the scarf that I took on Sunday, the trees are still quite bare.
Thank you Mr Wordsworth :-) A bit of culture is always nice
"I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze"
I guess I should also tell you that I have a shop on etsy http://www.JacBerKitsch.etsy.com where I'm a member of the Etsy Hookers team, and have just recently decided to give artfire a go as well http://JacBerKitsch.Artfire.com please come along and check out my creations. Andrew is busy sewing away with his pre-loved material and soon JacBerStitch will be ready to go! He has really taken to the sewing machine, which is great since the loom was a bit of a bomb.
We will use this blog to chat about our crafts, things going on with us, our inspirations and things that ring our bell. And you might find that the weather pops in every so often, as I've heard that some international visitors comment that people who live in New Zealand quite like to talk about the weather. Well, I suppose Crowded House, did have hits with 'Weather with You' and 'Four Seasons in One Day' so maybe they have a point :-)
And if you're still reading I am honoured, thankyou. Please come back regularly and check us out.
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