It has been raining a little hereabouts, much to the delight of the local cockatoos...
Meantime, I have been working on my Flu Recovery -
it takes time.
I am unable to take the popular Cold Tablets as they affect other medical issues,
and had to deal with my flu the old-fashioned way:
Rest, fluids especially herbal tea, Vicks cough drops, fresh fruit, rest, one Panadol per day, rest...
I cancelled most of my normal activities, and for two weeks only ventured out for a short while to re-supply the larder or grab a coffee with Mr C.
On Day 14 precisely, the malaise lifted. Halleluia!
I feel very out of touch with my normal life - missed my Art Gallery, my Ladies Choir, my Church, etc etc.
Time now to get back into action...
This is how the pool looks, with its new vinyl liner. I know, BLUE!
It looks OK when the sun shines brightly, which is 99.5% of the time here..
Let's hope for no more cracks. Ever.
My lovely friend M gave me this delicate little tea set, with a great selection of unusual teas to try.
And just look at that gorgeous green porcelain spoon.
Here's a close-up:
Thank you dear M - I love it.....
While I was lying about moaning, Qantas Airways emailed to say they would take back my Frequent Flyer points if I did not use them.
They gave me ten days.
Things are tough out there in loyalty programmes, apparently.
Anyhoo, not having any flights that needed immediate purchase, I went shopping in their point-devouring online store.
And now we have a smart new, shiny, red, coffee machine.
And no idea how to use it.
When we have a couple of hours spare, we will unpack all the other little bits, and try to interpret the booklet which no doubt was originally written in Outer Mongolian at the very least. Then we will have a coffee party.
It is a bit late to mention it, but last week our nation observed Anzac Day, our day of remembrance for the service people who have fought for our country in many wars. I made Anzac Biscuits, because it is un-Australian not to do so, and a yoghurt/berry cake - because we had company.
Rosemary for Remembrance.
Lest we Forget.
We visited my father yesterday. He spoke a bit but would not open his eyes, and did not want to go for a drive.
We pushed him around the garden in the wheelchair, where I saw this spider web covered in raindrops.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, turning one this week.
What a little cutie.
Have a great week, and avoid the Flu...