Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Grand-niece's first Birthday cake below, loveingly made by her Mum. The day started like any other Saturday. Knew we had an hour and a half to drive to the party so left about 10.30. Traffic was slow in the city and the car started to make clicking noises from the front wheel. No where to pull over till we turned a corner and pulled up in a bus stop with a flat tyre. An hour or so later we were on our way again. It is so nice to experience the kindness of other people. After finding that the jack wasn't quite what we were used to we rang road assist. A lady pulled up with two kids and probably her Mum in the car and offered to change the tyre. We declined her kind offer as we had already called for assistance. A few minutes later she returned with two bottle of cold water as it was a warm day and we were using a lamp post for shade while waiting. Then to top it off a nice man on a Honda motor bike pulled up and also offered to change it. He obviously had no problem find where and how the jack worked so we accepted his kind offer. Road assist arrived as he was changing the tyre. God bless them both.

The picnic party was delightful. We also caught up with other family and friends. Left about 3.30 and had a good run home to feed our dog and cat. Feeling a little weary and time for dinner. M

Photography - My other hobby

This is a photograph taken on the western side of Bribie Island looking towards the Glass House Mountains last year.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Our Dog (an American Fox Hound Cross), a pound puppy being hugged by one of the grandchildren.

Left: The old cat having one of his many naps. When he sleeps like this I sometime watch for a while to make sure he is breathing.

Right: Himself, wide awake. He's a Devon Rex. They have little hair and supposedly one of the best breeds to have if you have allergies.

Finished reading a Julia Ross novel last night. An easy read called "Games of Pleasure". Might see if I can find more of what she has written. Been shopping today - just the household stuff but bought another couple of canvases. M

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Have had fun playing Five Hundred and Pony Canasta with a local community group. Didn't win though. M

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

No painting being done today but I have framed my painting of the bushfire.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This is a painting I am working on at the moment. Its from a photograph taken in a park in Townsville.

This is a painting of images viewed from various sources of my impression of the bushfires in Victoria. Hope there is a bit of green peeping through by now. M