I made a Freida cushion the other day.
You can't have too much tropical cheer when Summer drags into Autumn....
and remains generally five degrees above average.
Thank you for your kind comments on my last post.
It is wonderful to have a host of supportive online friends out there...
I love you all.
After choir rehearsal today, I popped in to the Paddington Antique Centre:
I have to ask:
Where have all the swans come from?
There was a time when having a swan ornament was a bit, well, kitschy...
possibly still is...
These tiny guys don't care - they are Together Always..
Did I buy a nice retro swan?
No, I did not.
I have this little one inherited from my mother.
European, c. 1974.
And a rather large wooden one, much loved by Little Aussie when he was a toddler.
A pity they can't take a few turns around our pool, seen here late today.
It has been empty for about three weeks, while a new vinyl liner was made to measure, the only way we can stop that crack from reappearing every few years. Did you know they use a surveyor to measure it with complete accuracy?
It took him several hours, standing in there in boiling heat with his instruments.
The liner looks awfully garish in colour, but I am assured it will look fine when the water is balanced with salt and chemicals.
Quite murky when filled, but should be fine by Monday.
I am a bit sad to lose the nice tile trim which went around the top, but in the interests of Mr C's sanity, we had to go with the only reasonable solution to our cracking pool problem. All set for the grandchildren.
Have a wonderful weekend.