Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Birthdays & Bombardment!

Hello all you lovely bloggy buddies! I've finally made it back here. Between travels, power outages, Telstra issues and a computer that has a mind of it's own, I've been trying to pop in for a chat for a few days now. SHEESH!! So much for computers making our lives simpler. :0)

So ... following on from my last post ... we took a trip north to Bargara to help my Grandma celebrate her 93rd birthday ... which we did with a DEEEEEEE-LICIOUS morning tea at Breathe Bakery and Cafe, where I snapped a pic of the birthday girl ready to gobble her sweetie treatie ...

She looks pretty spry for 93, right?! :0) And it was a good opportunity for a generational pic, too ...

AAAAAAAWWWWW!! What a motley crew we are! :0)

And since it was my birthday on Sunday it was a bit of a double-whammy weekend. Celebrations were pretty low key and laid back with my family, some fresh prawns and mango macadamia Weiss ice cream bars while we watched the waves roll into the beach. A very Queensland birthday celebration! Tee! Hee! Hee! And speaking of my birthday ... I received a lovely giftie from my Buddy Lynda ...

... a new tea mug! And the sentiment is DEFINITELY one I agree with! :0)

After our road tripping and celebrating, it was time to come home ... unfortunately!! And we had a rather dramatic homecoming! About half an hour after we got home we were hit with a VERY nasty hail storm ... YIKES!! It was the worst one I've ever seen first hand and lasted about 20 minutes. Thankfully, there was no major damage to our house, BUT ... the garden wasn't so lucky! SIGH!!

Let me show you ...

This is our rose garden ... that white stuff is the hail stones ... it will give you a bit of an idea how nasty it was.

The ice piled up in the gap between the shed and the tanks ... and smashed my poor watering can! How rude!!

And ... my poor pumpkin vine copped a beating too ... SIGH!! The pumpkins aren't quite ripe yet, so I'm crossing fingers that the vine will hang on a little longer to finish them off. Then, while we were inspecting the damage (cold toesies and all due to paddling around in icy water!!) the sun came out and when the warmth  hit the cold rising from the ice ...

... a mist started to rise and spread ... it was like a creepy horror movie! EEP!! :0) And in the aftermath of the storm, we were left without power for about 11 hours. This meant no showers (a COLD splash bath!!!) and no fans to move the humid air around - not fun! Thankfully it was back on in time for us to hit the shower before work, but let's just say that a generator has gone to the top of the save-up list! :0)

So ... this weekend will be filled with pruning, trimming and cleaning up the mess ... good thing it's a long weekend ... hopefully there'll be some sewing time in there somewhere too. :0) And hopefully there won't be any more nasty storms!!!

I hope your week has been toodling along nicely ... without any hail storms!! In case I don't get back before hand ... have a HOPPY Easter! :0) Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS







5 comments:

Janice said...

Happy Birthday to you and your grandma. She looks fabulous and so good to get the three generation picture. That was quite the hailstorm for you guys. At first glance I thought it was snow! Hope your plants all bounce back.

Love Bears All Things said...

Good to read a post from you and Happy Birthday.
Mama Bear

Fiona said...

poor garden - it will be happy with the wet though and shoot up again nicely.... looks like you need to splash out on a new watering can though!!

Hugz

Melody said...

Happy Birthday to you and your lovely Granny.

Maria said...

Pleased you had a lovely birthday with Granny...
Sorry to see the mess of your garden..
Yes we know about power outages when you live on acreage... Our generator is a life saver...

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