A Day In The A Blue Mountains.

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014


I can't believe it's twelve months since our last visit to the Light Festival - Vivid - held in Sydney.
Well, I won't admit to visiting the festival yet this year.
Mr Honey Pie and I took an inopportune drive into Sydney to visit Youngest Son and his Fiancée in their new home.  It's been two months since they moved and life is so busy these days we seem to be forever chasing our tails and I was happy when Mr HP took the bull by its horns and organised a visit last Saturday afternoon.
What a  relaxing afternoon we had.  Our Son's apartment is so cozy and this is the first opportunity that they have had as a couple to decorate their own home. I must admit they have done a great job with a very small space.  Once more they have stayed close to the CBD but not so close that they are overwhelmed by it. 
After having dinner and celebrating our future DIL topping her class in Law, we ducked down to Lavender Bay and Milsons Point to see what we could of the festival.
Mr HP was due to work the next day (Sunday) so he was reluctant to walk into Circular Quay, and after last year's experience in the middle of a crowd-crush I didn't push getting closer to the action on a Saturday night.
So here are a few photographs of our adventure and we're hoping to get into the city again soon, on a week night to avoid the crowds.

Watt Park, Lavender Bay.

We walked up and down these stairs, twice in an afternoon...what a workout!

Hebe shrub in flower, Sydney Harbour Bridge from Lavender Bay.

Milsons Point

Sydney Harbour Bridge lighted up for the Light Festival, from Lavender Bay, Quiberie Park.

Milsons Point

Milsons Point

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Goodness, What a day that was!

I was up at seven, and off to do a group walk and meditation at eight with the lovely Naomi at the Infinity Health and Wellness Clinic.  At home I did a spot of ironing before going off to my yoga class.  After lunch I visited my Grand Daughter's school where her class was presenting this week's assembly.  She got to read and talk into the microphone!  What a beautiful and well projected voice she has.  Well done my beautiful girl.
Then I did a spot of shopping and dashed home to cook.
I made yoghurt, icecream, and quince jam.  Quince jam is so easy to make!  I hope it's a favourite. I'll be making this one again.

Then, for dinner I made a vegetable tart using some left over pastry I'd made for the weekend.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Moving On

Remember my cuttings from December last year?

The time finally arrived last weekend to move them on.

After a few alternatives were offered, I decided that they would go to the one that was the most prepared to receive them before the winter months set.

So They will be going to a disability service in Winmalee to replant a sensory garden lost during the October bush fires. 

But when the request was made, via social media, I knew that these herbs would be perfect for a sensory garden. 

The plants include:
Rose Geranium
Lemon Balm
Lemon Grass
Lemon Thyme
Bush Basil,
Eau de Cologne Mint
Chocolate Mint

Unfortunately, the sage cuttings didn't survive!  

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