Wednesday, 10 March 2010


How time flies when you are having fun
My Iceberg Roses survived our recent cold spell

On Sunday we had a family reunion for Max's mothers side of the family
Unfortunately due to cancelled flights and the expected bad weather many didn't turn up.
We were lucky with the weather, not a drop of rain.

Monday was a family get together for Chloe's 6th Birthday

Today is a babysitting day
Took Riley to his favourite store - Bunnings Hardware and bought him some new garden gloves.

Potted up a Chinese Star Jasmine this morning, can't wait to see how long it takes to fill this wreath. Hope it is full enough by Christmas time to sit by the front door as my Living Christmas Wreath.
Yep, time does fly when you are having fun


LiLi M. said...

Happy belated birthday to Chloe! Nice to see you back here, you're right; time flies when you'r having fun!

oldflowers4me said...

oh -i love going to Bunnings-must catch up soon.....

Pineapple Villa said...

You HAVE been a busy girl! I just love your new header. Wish it would cool a little here - am so over the constant humidity. Mel xxx

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Never seems to be enough hours in the day Alison. I look forward to seeing that wreath at Christmas - should be a beauty by then.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

NeereAnDear said...

It really does look as if you have been having LOTS of fun!

Seems your days are filled with family and gardening and parties... what a joy!

Thanks for coming by ... its been a long time .... I am trying to get back into the swing of things... the weather has been gorgeous here though so have been trying to take advantage before our rainy season starts ...

I cant wait to see how your jasmine turns out... what a grand idea... and thank you also for the input on the furniture... I am at the stripping stage ... will show photos once its been sanded down


Sugar Bear said...

Happy birthday to Chloe and oh my gosh - the gardening gloves are too cute on Riley!

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

It certainly seems like you've been having some fun family time

Victoria xx

Amy M. said...

Beautiful roses! And I love that little wheelbarrow! Looks like you have a good helper.

Crafting by Candlelight

Susan Tuttle said...

that's the best way to spend time:)

savvycityfarmer said...

you're always havn fun , aren't you

the children are dolls!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

You have had a busy family weekend.
Happy Birthday to Dear Chloe, she's growing into a beautiful young lady.
You'll soon be able to visit a hardware store closer to you than Bunnings, we're getting a Woolworth's Hardware Store were the Antique Centre is, yes it's finally being pulled down!

How funny you drove past Fig Tree Cottage!!

have a good day ~ Gail

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Alison time does fly when you are having fun. I can't believe it's almost Easter feels like we just finished Christmas yesterday. I love your roses I have Icebergs too my favourite and I love your garden it is so green. Take care Carol

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

What fun!
Happy Birthday Chloe! She is so precious!

I love the angel on the is soooooooo beautiful!

Missed ya,

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful pics ~ those children are adorable! Babysitting days are just the best, aren't they!?!?

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I've never heard of a Chinese Star Jasmine. Can't wait to see it form a wreath!

Pearl Maple said...

What a delightful week you are having in the garden with your little helpers. Ours is almost big enough now to drive her own little cart around Bunnings, though I think she could do with a big L plate some days.

Ohhhh bring on the weekend.

vicki archer said...

I love that idea for the Christmas wreath Alison...It should be beautiful by then. Have a very happy weekend, xv.

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Allison,
I am sorry to hear about the cancelled flights but Happy you had no rain, i have heard about all of the rain in Australia!
Happy Birthday to Chloe! And Riley! My Doug had a wheel barrow and "worker man gloves" also! I love little boys like this! And they grow up to be such great men!
Your photo of the Jasmin, what a beautiful shot of the garden through the center of the wreath! so artsy :) :) :) Like Architectural Digest :)

I like your slide show of your shop!


Cathy said...

Hi Alison,

I'm glad the weather held out and you were able to have a great family get-together.

Love the photos of your beautiful garden. I can't wait for it warm up here in MA, it's still chilly. Spring hasn't arrived yet.

Have a great weekend.

xo Cathy

Katrina said...

Haven't those kiddies grown! Wow, they are so gorgeous too. Your garden loks very fresh too. That's the trouble with a new house, no lush gardens like yours. I will linger here a little longer :)

Janice said...

Hi Alison!
Love your roses and your wreath will be so pretty when it is finished. Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to Chloe. Time does fly doesn't it. The only time that it seems to stop is when you are tired of winter and awaiting Spring.

What a wonderful get together for your family. I can't wait to see that wreath filled with your Chinese Star Jasmine. Everything in Australia always sounds better to me.