Monday, 29 November 2010

The Ashes

Well we are back from QLD, tired and totally worn out - lots and lots of walking were done and lots and lots of watching cricket too

Only a few photos were taken as I just did not feel like getting behind a camera - rather be "in the moment" - if you know what I mean.

  • So, we got to see Siddle take a hat-trick the first day!!!!!! What an atmosphere in the stadium for that - the roar was unbelievable.
  • Doherty made his Test debut for Australia and took wickets!!!!!
  • Hussey (Mr Cricket) made 195!!!! He is one of my fave players - so down-to-earth
  • and Haddin made 136!!!!!
Not bad for 3 days

Now I have to say that we had lots and lots of conversations with Pommies - Australian Pommies and English Pommies.

Absolutely amazing how many were at the cricket ☺ ☺ ☺

BTW - "The Queen" was sitting in front of us on the 2nd day, but I felt rude grabbing a photo, but "shim" did make the local papers.  She loved to go walking and often was found stirring up the Barmy Army (who were on the other side of the oval from us, a bit hard to find in the photo) when they were too quiet with her graceful wave  ☺  ☺  ☺

Nov 2010 GABBA 1st Ashes Test

And now a thank you - for no particular reason, other than its nice to say when its not prompted ☺

Well done to QLD Transit Authority (I think that's what they are called)!!!!!!
They provided FREE!!!!! buses from various points in the city to and from The Gabba
Very, very handy for us
It was chaotic at the end of the day, but moving over 35,000 people would always cause a problem

And to Brisbane Council who had a LARGE number of double bins (garbage/recycle) strewn throughout the city.  The streets were lovely and clean.  A pleasure to walk.

P.S. - Just noticed that I have over 300 emails and 300 blog feeds to read.  Oops, it will take me a while to catch up with eveyone.  But I will eventually

Bye for now

Saturday, 20 November 2010


Thank you to everyone for the info on the colours, especially to Caz, who had the full explanation.
I had very, very, very vague memories of an art class way back when as she described it :-)
That triggered some old memories :-)

And it would seem that the majority of the comments sided with hubby about the colour.
General census is gray

But I am adamant it is brownish in tinge
☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

Have a wonderful weekend

Friday, 19 November 2010

Santa Claus is coming to town ....

Are you all singing yet?

Pop on over to Caroline's blog - The Kansas Hooker where she has posted a pattern fore one cute Santa

Isn't he just adorable!!!
Funnily enough I have no red in my stash to make him - as yet
How can that be - red is one of my favouritist colours

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Been thinking about colours lately

..... and I have a question which I hope someone knows the answer to

The colours above are seen everywhere in nature
Why is it that brown never shows up in a colour wheel?
I know its a mix of colours.
Is it because its a mix plus a colour?

Much discussion has been going on between hubby and I about colours.  When I ask for input we seem to "see" colours differently.  I admit that what we are looking at is not "pure" colours.  They definitely are a mix.

An example is the "Blue Violet" above - I see it as blue and hubby sees it as purple.
Turquoise is another one - hubby sees it as blue, where I see it as greeny

My current project is another one of these - I see it as a brown, hubby says grey

What's your thoughts????

P.S. - If anyone sees Spring and the Sun, can you please send them back to us.  They seem to have got lost.
Hope Brissie's warmer than here :-(

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Hi everyone

Way back in September, a lovely lady named Pammy Sue at Scotty's Place had a give-away of 8 Mandala's that she had made.

I was a lucky winner of the 16" Aqua Mandala - Yeah!!!!

Now it must have been a very slow boat from the US, but last night I had the wonderful surprise of a parcel.

Isn't it so lovely
And the yarn is so very soft.
Pammy Sue what yarn is it????? Feels very soft, sort of cottony/acrylic.

And you should feel very honoured Pammy Sue.
Normally my coffee table has bits and pieces of projects and books etc on it, for handy reference.
But I just had to clear it to show off this wonderful gift.
Thank you!!!, thank you!!!, thank you!!!

So if you have never visited this lovely lady, pop on over.
You never know what you will find - crochet, food, or just plain crazy, funny Pammy Sue

Monday, 15 November 2010

Scarf in Late Spring!!!!

What am I doing???????
Just a little something I whipped up.
It's been on my "one-day" list for a while
I wanted to see how this yarn knit up - not much better to knit up than to crochet cause of its splittiness.  But it is lovely soft and silky - darn
And this is a very quick project - only took me an afternoon

Pattern link here for the Bow Knot Scarf
Made with Patons Smoothie DK and 4.5mm needles
Centre bit is 46cm/18in
Used 46g/92m
So wonderful one ball project
As I wanted something loose around the neck - I really HATE anything firm around my neck.
So I am able to just lightly stretch this over my head and it sits a bit below the neck, just a little

I have a lot of trouble wearing scarves
Love the way people are able to wear them as accessories etc - just not me
But this is something I could wear
No fiddling or adjusting

But as I really don't like the colour, its not for me
But this will be great for my charity knitting

P.S. - there is a big project I am working on at the moment, but I want to see it completed before I share with you all.

And I'm off to Brisbane next week
Hubby's adding another notch to his Bucket List - Watching Cricket Test Match in every capital city in Australia

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

First Tuesday in November .....

Hi everyone
For everyone living in Victoria, you know the basics, but I have a little extra, so please read on.
For everyone else - The First Tuesday in November is Melbourne Cup Day.
The State of Victoria has a public holiday for a horse race - lucky!!!!

I have a very, very, very small link
It is a very, very, very old link

The entrance to Flemington Racecourse (where the Melbourne Cup is held) has a very long paved entrance.
Within these pavers are tiles with previous Melbourne Cup Winners

So while we dodged the massive crowds trying to enter the Racecourse for Derby Day (Saturday) I got hubby to snap a very quick photo with his phone

Complete with the tips of our shoes showing!!!!

My connection??????

Well, my Great-Grandfather, Thomas WHITE, broke Zulu in!!!!!
Yep, Zulu won The Melbourne Cup in 1881!!!!!

How's that for a Melbourne Cup connection

And yes, Melbourne lived up to its reputation while we were there - wet and cold
Every day!!!!
But it was the first time that has happened to us