I went back to the doctor again for two lots of stronger antibiotics to make me well, but still I have an ache. So today I bit the bullet, so to speak, and made an appointment to see the dentist tomorrow. I had an x-ray. It was bulk-billed and so free!! Here are my teeth. They look OK to me. Some of my back molars on both sides have one pointy bit missing, so I have been 'rebuilt'.
Consequently life has been quite quiet. I did meet up with MrsValley for lunch at Ut Si. It was delicious: we shared a pulled pork, pear and walnut pizza and a heritage tomato salad with bread - it had a fancy Italian name. We had sparkling elderberry juice and it was fabulous and local. In fact I think everything was as local as possibly and really reasonably priced too!!
After lunch we sat on the deck at her house and saw lots of native birds, the duckies, some eagles soaring, native hens and lots of wallabies. MrsValley knows every one by name!!!
Mrs and MrsValley gifted me some fresh basil garlic and rhubarb from their garden and so I have been cooking and eating very well!! I have made some rhubarb sponge cake, risotto cooked in the oven (which is just so easy) cheese biscuits and some Gala apple muffins. Yum. The risotto is for me, the rest was shared.
This week we have had an awful lot of rain, a few towns had their third highest rainfall ever, 330-ish mm, or 13 inches. There have been road closures because of flooding and we have raised the flood barriers in town. They aren't expecting bad floods, but just in case.....
The little creek is full of water again and this morning we walked in the rain and Peri and Gilly played.
Peri had a such big run and rowdy running game when we came home that she had to have a very long sleep.
Apart from when I woke her up taking her picture.
I must not be feeding Lorelai Gilmore enough because she vaulted the barrier to the kitchen and ate almost 300g of organic oats this afternoon.
I think she looks a little chastened. Now I know why there was no water left in their big container inside.
I did buy her a new toy today, so I think that cancels out my strictness.
My mum went for two holidays recently and so when she came home, The Labradors and I went for a little walk to the PO at the corner to post her a letter. Peri looks a little worried that I was inside the PO, but Gilly just looks exceedingly happy!! The wind had blown Autumn leaves everywhere lately, and there are a million acorns in our back yard.
I've been sitting on the couch knitting Freshly Cut Grass. Somehow or other I have managed to be making the buttonholes at the end of the row, instead of the beginning. I sent a Ravelry Message to the designer, BabyCocktails, and she very quickly answered and said that as long as everything else was going well, she wasn't quite sure what I had done, but not to worry. How kind of her. I didn't worry and I have knitted on, Technically I am up to the part where I should be starting the outward slant of the hourglass, but I am not sure it will be long enough. I will take it off the needles and try it on at sewing tonight. I am really enjoying knitting this cardigan, it is growing quite fast and the Full o'Sheep is beautiful, if a tiny bit splitty.
My new Delicous Magazine came today in the post and Lo and Behold, there was Jamie Oliver cooking flatbread. Jamie and me, we're like 'that'!!!!
Sad news that Elizabeth Taylor died, she certainly lived a full and interesting life. She's one of the last of the Hollywood greats. It's very sad for her family.
Now I am running late for Sewing, there's no deadline or anything but we usually start at 7pm with a nice glass of wine, a cup of tea/coffee and some nibbles!! Luckily, in The Northern Capital nowhere is very far from anywhere else!!