Sunday Cook Up at Ally’s Castle

Recently I have been craving sausage rolls and no I’m not pregnant.

Yesterday at the shops I did my stint of ‘hunter gatherer’ getting ingredients for the sausage rolls.I purchased Pork Mince, Carrot, Zuchinni and Puff Pastry.

Today I grated the zucchini and carrot and mixed it with the pork mince. I also added a small of diced red onion and some thyme.

I defrosted the pastry while preparing the mixture.

I then decided to make a pie because of laziness . I placed a sheet of pastry into a pie dish, filled it with the mixture, placed another sheet of pastry on the top. I made some air vents on the top and then brushed it with beaten egg.

Cooked into a preheated 170 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

There was enough mixture for another cook up so I froze it in a small sealed bag, maybe for the sausage rolls when I have more energy πŸ™‚.Definitely delicious with a dash of BBQ Sauce. I made enough for 4 small serves. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

The Weather Forecast

I have the Brisbane Weather Forecast app on my cell phone. The background photos change to compliment the weather. In Australia we are now enjoying my favourite season SPRING.

I really like the photos. I screen shot them so I could share with you. These shots were taken during the last 4 days.

The next photo was a photo displayed by Brisbane City Council celebrating spring.

Another Milestone Achieved

September 1st . Today I reached the age of 70th. I really don’t know where all the years have gone. Time waits for no-one.My day started with a phone call from from my 87 year spiritual soul mate Geoff who lives in Victoria ( I live in Brisbane). Geoff sang Happy Birthday to me. So sweet, it was a delightful start to my day.

Up bright and early , dressed in pink ready for the start of spring .

Waiting at the bus stop in preparation for a day out. Another cluster of Covid-19 in Brisbane, recommended to wear a mask on the bus.

Met up with my bestie mate Joan. We usually try and meet up for lunch and chit chat every couple of months.

We shared a chicken and mushroom pizza, followed by dessert and coffee. I opted for pavlova my favourite dessert.

I have been thoroughly spoilt today with lots of beautiful messages and some gifts.My daughter from the cattle station sent me a bottle of soup mix and a lovely poncho type garment…nice and warm .

My son posted me a monetary gift card and a packet of Gingernuts. The gingernuts are a kiwi brand that he knows I like, so does he and his beautiful wife….they are really yummy

My friend gave me a silk pillow case, an oriental bloom soy candle, earl grey tea and Griffins MellowPuffs…yum.yum.Receiving gifts is lovely but the most important thing in life for me is love and support from friends and family.I live alone and have been now for 12 years. I am not lonely. I am contented and comfortable with my life. I am happy and truly blessed.

I did order myself some more art gear

Lucky me πŸ™‚πŸ€πŸŒ»πŸŒΌπŸŒΊ

Your Opinion is Valued.

I plan to buy budget cube shelving x2. My living room is small and rather dark because it doesn’t get any direct sunlight.

The internal walls are brick and have to stay that way.

I have found the shelving I like but can’t decide whether to get black or oak.

I plan to store books, art gear and maybe a couple of pot plants on them.

I would appreciate your thoughts on the matter.

In anticipation thanks for your ideas πŸ™‚

Rustic Farm Shack

Weeks 21 & 22 : Part of my online art lessons was to learn about Point 2 Perspective. To understand about this I needed to draw a old farm shack and focus on getting the perspective correct.

Once the outline and perspective was correct it was then time to fill in the details.

I enjoyed creating the farm shack.

Supermarket Trolley Rage

I got abused at the supermarket today.

I wanted to move into an aisle, there was a trolley parked across the aisle accompanied by two woman aged between 18 – 25 years of age. I politely said ‘excuse me’ . Neither looked at me. One moved on without the trolley while the other one moved the trolley about half a inch. I proceeded to go past and accidentally knocked her trolley very slightly. Wow, she turned, looked at me and said ‘you rude bitch’. I responded and said sorry but I did ask you to excuse me. She then accused me of deliberately ramming her trolley.

I didn’t say another word. I waited until she had moved on and was well out of my way.

It was an interesting visit to the supermarket. I definitely didn’t let it get the better of me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

Cataract Surgery Completed

Last year in September I had cataract surgery to my right eye with good results.

Last week my name came up on the waiting list earlier than I expected for my left eye. The surgery was done two days ago.

I stayed overnight at a hotel with my son Andrew. We enjoyed a mini holiday together.

Early yesterday I had to visit the Eye Clinic to have the patch removed, start eye drops and have the eye examined by the surgeon.

The cornea had a astigmatism which meant it was shaped like a soccer ball instead of a basketball so that made the procedure more delicate. All good.

Back at home now relaxing. Two lots of eye drops four times a day for one month and then back to the clinic for review.

I am thankful and feeling blessed. I am looking to getting back to my online art lessons with better vision πŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ‘πŸ™‚