Sunday, 31 May 2009


Tomorrow sees the first day of Winter for us Aussie girls.
Time to bring out all those Winter woolies.
Let us hope for some rain here in Victoria
as our water storage level is down to 26.3%.
This morning we have beautiful blue skies and sunshine.
Thought I would just stroll around the garden
and see what is still around.

Not a bunch of coconuts
but a bunch of lemons
Love the colour of this ajuga

Iceberg Rose

Iceberg Rose

The thrip are loving this rosebud

Pretty camellia

Love looking deep into blooms

Pierre De Ronsard

I just love the shapes

Camellia bud with an ant on it

Primula by my back door

Hope you enjoyed checking my flowers
before Winter comes visiting tomorrow

Saturday, 23 May 2009


Home again after a fun time in Singapore.
Grab a coffee and have a look at some of my photos

It was wonderful to spend so long with my brother Greg and his wife Judy.
They live in a lovely condominium in Upper Changi Road East in a rooftop apartment.

My brother cooked a wonderful Steamboat dinner for us


Singapore Racing Club - night meeting

Max and I having drinks at an Irish Pub
called Muddy Waters on Orchard Road

Chandeliers at Shangri-lah

Max and I about to go upstairs
at Shangri-lah for High Tea
Gorgeous light fitting at Shangri-lah

Sunrise from my brothers rooftop
As you can see it is quite close to the airport

Saw this chair on the beach while
walking to the yacht club from Pasir Ris Park

Lunch at Pasir Ris park

Huge Birds Nest fern in tree at Pasir Ris Park

Brunch of Roti Pratia at Tampines Food Court

Sunset from my brothers rooftop garden

Max and I also went to Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
for a couple of days
Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower
Mmmm.. yummy afternoon tea from Menara

View from Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower where we had
afternoon tea in the revolving retaurant

View from our hotel window - Petronas Towers

Great chandelier at Hotel Istana in Kuala Lumpur

Difficult living conditions in Kuala Lumpur
Petronas Towers

Great view from the Petronas Towers

Max and I at Petronas Towers

Chijmes used to be a convent but now houses
boutiques and bars/restaurants

Court yard at Raffles

Raffles - had drinks in the Long Bar and did some gift shopping

St Andrews Church opposite one of the many bus stops we waited at

View from the Singapore Flyer

Arab Street shops - great fabrics

Drinks with Judy my SIL at Blu Jaz - great for nightlife

Fabulous architecture

The swing bridge at Sentosa lead to the
Southern Most Point of Continental Asia
Great view from one of the Bars on Sentosa

Lots of construction going on in Singapore

Flamingos at Jurong Bird Park

Monday, 4 May 2009


You may ask
What is she talking about?
What came early???
MOTHERS DAY of course!!
Well it was Mother’s Day for me yesterday.
For the first time since becoming a mother I won’t be with my children on Mother’s Day.

Amy, Daniel, me, Michael, Melanie
Click on pic. to make bigger if you want to
The girls are not really way taller than me they were standing on tippy toes!!
The kids, their partners and the grandchildren came for lunch.
I love it when they all get together. Every Wednesday we all get together for dinner and that is fabulous too but on Sunday they came for an early Mothers Day lunch. Always lots of chatter and laughter accompanied by great food and drinks.
Mothers Day was early because on Wednesday Max and I are flying over to Singapore to visit my brother Greg and his wife Judy.
My brother has worked there for about 8 years and we have never been over.
When I booked the cheap flights I never realised it was so near Mothers Day.
Never mind, they will survive without their Mum being around.
We come back from Singapore on 18th May
The lovely Amy from Crafting by Candlelight has given me
the Makes My Heart Smile award.

Thanks Amy.