I garden, therefore I am…

I am…

…amazed at what you can find in an overgrown garden- more bricks and pavers along the left hand side of the garden, which had been previously covered by mulch, dirt and pine fronds. Most of them are intact and will be used for edging the path…

…astounded at the tenacity of ivy, of which I am finding suckers everywhere…

…did not know that blackberries are part of the Rose family– and thanks to my sister inlaw Kerry, now I do 🙂

…glad of my gym workouts, which have seen me in good stead with bending and squatting to pull those tenacious weeds. I just need to remember to have a good stretch later, as well as a hot bath…

…compiling a list of things to get at Bunnings which includes plants, weedkiller,  a spray contraption to spray the weedkiller, a sledgehammer, a hose, and eventually, a lawnmower…

…wishing Santa Claus gave me a gift voucher for Bunnings for Christmas!

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Operation Blitzkrieg

Hmmm…so much for blogging the 12 days of Christmas. The spirit was willing, but the internet connection was weak- nonexistent really. My sister in law is a firm believer of maintaining a healthy work-life balance and the presence of the internet would have her bringing work home.

So I took photos, and ate, went to the local falls and ate, drank wine and ate, and went out for coffee and ate. More of the Christmas road trip will be revealed over the next couple of days, when I attempt to catch up with my posts.

In the meantime, I am awaiting the arrival of a skip into which most of the backyard’s weeds, rose clippings and a fair few broken bricks will disappear. The backyard is set to be transformed from an overgrown wilderness to something with a lawn for the kids to play on, a paving of a barbecue area  and the planting of creepers to disguise the fence.

What’s more, we’re not letting the fact we’re not gardeners stand in the way of doing this :). I’ll keep you posted…

Cool Yule

I’ve been up since the crack of dawn and am keeping awake with regular cups of tea. Santa has been and we were notified at 6.15am by Master BG who discovered his stocking had been filled, the carrot left outside had been eaten and the snacks left out for the big man in red had been eaten. Oh, and there were presents in a sack under the tree…

Miss BG had the good sense to sleep through her brother’s hubbub, and awoke later. She was very excited with her presents and even more so by the fact that her dummy had been taken for the baby reindeer.

After a breakfast of pancakes, we are relaxing and will be heading to Geelong for Christmas dinner. Boxing Day will be spent travelling to Gippsland for the inlaw Christmas fest.

And so in a moment of madness (of which I seem to have a few), I agreed to blog for the 12 days of Christmas. Follow on twitter the #blog12daysxmas all the library tweeps which will be participating. With limited or uncertain internet connectivity over the next couple of days, I’ll be challenged, and may resort to a photo post. Think of it as a holiday version of the blog :).

Have a good day everyone, happy christmas, joyeux noël, felice navidad, buon natale, fröliche weinachten, nollag sona and a happy festivus!