Sunday, July 01, 2007

Beautiful Lysterfield

Now that we're finally getting rain in Victoria, Australia, our countryside is green again. Graham was in a mountain bike race this weekend in Lysterfield and I couldn't resist taking some scenic photos whilst there.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

More on the Garden Show

There really was so much to see! So I snapped a lot of pics!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Melbourne International Garden & Flower Show cont.

After seeing the vegetable patch display at the show last weekend I'm fired up more than ever to start my vege patch. I'm really glad I've seen this - I was going to do the traditional furrow style garden but now I have other ideas and can't wait!

And of course this below is simply just a display, but it was colourful anway. My daughter liked the jelly snakes included!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Melbourne International Garden & Flower Show

Angie and I went to the Garden Show in Melbourne today. The day started out quite dark and overcast and it has rained overnight (thank God) but by midday we had a brilliant blue clear sky and it was getting warm. The displays there were fantastic and naturally I bought a number of items - couldn’t help myself. Got some new orchids, begonias and carnations to plant and bought Hyacinth and Dutch Irish bulbs, and Freesias as well. I love the cottage style garden we now have in our front yard and am looking forward to seeing even more splashes of colour in it in the months to come. Here are some photos from some of the displays at the show - there are more at my family blog as well. I will post more here later. KMT

Friday, March 23, 2007


Readers of my family blog will know that a stray cat arrived on our doorstep around Christmastime. He was thin, bedraggled, matted fur, really looked quite a mess but we could see he used to be a lovely cat. We ignored him at first, after all who needs a fourth cat? However, he kept hanging around and Mez befriended him. Then we fed him whenever he turned up and eventually he came every day and we brushed him, patted him and then took him to the vet to get him checked over and cleared of any diseases. On investigation we've discovered his owner died over a year ago and he's been left to fend for himself, being chased by people with brooms, having fights with other cats. When you see him now, and his fat round belly, and his shining fur, you wouldn't think he was the same cat. We've named him Toki.