Author Archives: Helen

Wine O’Clock – Day 15 Inktober 2017

Wine OÇlock came early on Sunday. We visited Lake Charlotte Winery and enjoyed a leisurely lunch catching up with friends, at a table overlooking the lake.  The sun shone, the flowers glowed, the food was good, so was the wine, but the company was the best.

Wine O’Çlock – Day 15 #Inktober #Inktober2017

Hooroo
🙂
Helen

 

There Are Always Flowers – Day 13 Inktober 2017

My favourite household task is to wander our garden with my secateurs and a basket to cut flora to replenish vases indoors.  As Henri Matisse wrote:

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Indeed I always find flowers, even though some come in the form of grasses, herbs or weeds.

There Are Always Flowers – #Inktober #Inktober2017

I always start a housework session with this task – maybe I’m just playing for time!

Hooroo,
🙂
Helen

Time To Smell The Roses – Day 12 Inktober 2017

There was time on Thursday to stop and smell the roses!

We have a white variety of Dog Rose which climbs all over our woodshed.  As I enjoyed the light, sweet fragrance of the blooms I wondered how it got its name.  Wikipedia enlightened me – in classical times it was believed that the root was a cure for the bite of a mad dog.

Time To Smell The Roses – #Inktober #Inktober2017

Hooroo
🙂
Helen

 

Time Out – Day 11 Inktober 2017

Time out in the morning for coffee and retail therapy with a BFF.  Time outside in the afternoon to rescue a few of our grass trees from the evil Black Eyed Susan.

Time Out – Day 11 Inktober 2017

Made a mess of the sun dial – but I’m out of time!

Hooroo,
🙂
Helen

Choreless Chooseday – Day 10 Inktober 2017

On Tuesday 10th of October we decided to have a Choreless Chooseday to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

We chose to go to see an Art Exhibition and have lunch at the historic Rose and Crown Hotel in Guildford and let our property go to rack and ruin for a day!  It poured down with rain and the winds howled but we had a great day!

Choreless Chooseday – Day 10 #Inktober #Inktober 2017

Our beautiful, native wedding bushes always flower in time for our anniversary – well almost always. The bushes are covered in small,  white, star like flowers, as in my sketch, but the tiny centres are yellow.

Hooroo,
🙂
Helen

Time For A Change – Day 9 Inktober 2017

Spring must be in the air!  I don’t think I’ve had ‘the works’ at the hairdresser’s for nearly 5 years, but I felt it was time for a change.

Time For A Change – Day 9 #Inktober #Inktober2017

So a large part of my day 9 was spent getting my hair done.  3 hours in the chair!  Time for a better way! A wig perhaps?

Hooroo,
🙂
Helen