Hello, lovely readers...
Duchess Kate has gone to the hospital - the world's attention moves to London..
and my new Geraldton Wax shrub had its first two tiny pink blooms today.
Could it be a sign?
These are my neighbour's roses..
and these are mine. She wins!
I see the punters are predicting a girl, and the favoured name is Alice.
Princess Alice sounds pretty.
We chose Alice for one of our children, who turned out to be a boy.
That was back in the day when you never knew what you'd get until your baby arrived...
By the time you read this, we may already know!
Made these lemon crunch muffins today.
They are mouth-watering.
The recipe was featured on Shane's beautiful blog,
Pop over and have a look - I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do - the recipe appeared 3 days ago.
Brisbane has been inundated by an abnormal rain deluge with violent storms over the past two days.
Flash floods everywhere, and high winds.
We are fine, but shockingly, there have been five people lose their lives in separate incidents in floodwaters.
There were dozens of rescues in just a few short hours - so sad.
Our creek has flooded overnight and remains high and swift-flowing.
I saw debris up to 4 metres above the current water level.
Nature can be harsh in Australia..
Last week we took my Dad (94, and still loves an outing)
to view a dam in the hinterland...
It is Autumn, so some trees are skeletal, and striking to see in the bright sunlight..
We found this interesting, rounded, sculpture...
which on close inspection turned out to be:
I'm not doing a capsule travel wardrobe post..
done it before, always take the same things, and the only real decision made is which scarf to take. Or beret, purchased in Paris for fun in Quebec.
However, I have been working on my system of packing the other essentials for a month of living out of a suitcase.
Inspired by a post on Tamera Beardsley, last year, I have followed her system,
necessarily adding another couple of bags for medicals and the clear plastic on-board baggie for liquids required on international flights.
I like to be organised, and maybe, just once, I won't come home to find that something has disappeared somewhere along the way...
Wolf Hall is on TV tonight - we are still enjoying it.