Playing with paint

Playing with paint
abstract art

22 May 2014

I Can See Again

Can you imagine not being able to see the bright colours clearly on these lovely plants or to be able to read a book.   If you imagine a veil covering the photos then that is how my sight has been recently.  I have had to use a magnifier on my head to see to do any of the everyday things like reading my phone messages and  reading my mail.  Checking out the groceries for place of origin was impossible.

Now though, I have undergone laser surgery to both my eyes, and these colours are now as clear as crystal again and the print is shape and black.   It is wonderful.  We do not appreciate just how important our sight is until we begin to lose it.
Now I am back to normal.....and it is such a long time since it was...I am anxious to get back to my embroideries.  I just hope I dont find so many mistakes that all my time is taken up in reverse sewing.

I am actually posting this without my glasses!!!!!

Off to read some more of my book.

18 May 2014


On this visit to serenity the daisies are in full flower, and the sunrises are just as lovely.  Unfortunately a lot of the garden is showing signs of neglect which is sad.  The pink rose has gone to heaven, 
It used to look like this...the pink one at the back

now it looks like this...
I made some progress with the garden, but even more progress in the kitchen.

There were sausage rolls, and there was soup.....
Not much room for anything else.

Last but not least, when I was a young girl my grandmother sang this song to me and I never forgot it.  A few years ago I was fortunate to find the sheet music for it......
Then while at the Gold Coast DIL actually found the song recorded from many years ago on u-tube.. This style of music may be well before the time of many readers, but it puts a spring in ones step just the same.

Just google

In Your Green Hat Nathan Glantz Arthur Hall Earl

click on this and it will take you to you tube.

Catching up

It seems so long since I was home in my new abode....and even longer since I posted here.  I had a lovely relaxing time at the gold coast, and was able to spend time with both my sons which Ienjoyed.  Over easter eldest son and his wife took me to lunch at a wonderful place called The Teavine Teahouse.  It is situated at the Gold Coast inland from Tallebudgera.
The grounds are lovely and ideal for taking photographs.

 Beside main meals, they are known for their  morning and afternoon teas served in beautiful china from lovely teapots, with choice from an array of delicious cakes.

As you can see while at the Coast we enjoyed some amazing weather, warm days, and continuous sunshine. It was magnificent.

My eldest son has recently upgraded his tablet and I was fortunate to receive his old one.  It is a Samsung Galaxy  and I am totally in love with it.  For mothers day they bought me a pink cover to keep it in...
I was able to purchase a wi fi gadget that allows me to connect to the internet when there is no internet connection available.  I have no idea how this works when I am away at "the farm" in the middle of nowhere. ...but it does.

My grandaughter has moved back to Queensland to live with her father, and it was wonderful to see her.  She is 17 in June, and is a delightful girl.  I love her to bits.
At the Gold Coast I was able to catch up with an old friend from my days in the art group where I lived at Rainbow Beach.  
 We met for coffee, and then adjourned to Broadbeach for lunch at my younger son's unit overlooking the ocean. This is the view we saw while sitting on the balcony enjoying our lunch.

Although I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Gold Coast, it was good to get home so I could have the laser treatment on my eyes.  I have had the left eye done, and am now having the right eye done next Tuesday.  The difference in my sight already has been remarkable so after Tuesday I will be able to see an ant at 60 paces.....cant wait for the further transformation.

I have only just returned from 2 weeks at "the farm" so will write a separate post for that.