Saturday, August 23, 2008

My first blog!

I've been reading lots of blogs from all over the world and thought I might give it a go. I am not sure if I have anything interesting to say but I welcome all visitors to this site.

We are nearing the end of our winter and I must say, I am looking forward to some spring weather. Here in the Lower South East of SA we get all four seasons. Our winters are usually cold, windy and wet. September brings Spring with longer, sunny days which meld into hot summer. We are not far from the coast so we get cooling breezes in the evenings. March brings Autumn and the temps starts to cool in preparation for winter again.

I have an area of garden at the back of our house and it is in much need of some tender loving care. We built our new house 4 years ago and the garden areas are still a work in progress. My husband, A is busy with our business 6 days a week so that only leaves Sundays for work around the house. I work in the business as well, so during the week gardening is pretty much out of the question. Keeping up with the laundry requirements of two girls, K17 and B14 is a job in itself.

I am proud to say I gave up smoking (cold turkey with the help of a hypnotist) in March this year and I used to spend a lot of time outside, poking around the garden and puffing away. Since giving up, I haven't paid much attention to the garden and it shows!! In the next few weekends, I must finish pruning a few of my carpet roses and the weeds, aaargh! It has been very cold and wet lately and weekends are spent going to netball of Saturday with my girls and catching up housework on Sundays.

I am in awe of some of the gardens I have seen on different blogs. I hope one day to have a garden worthy of taking photos of. In the mean time, I will plug away and keep it neat and low maintenance.

Cooking is something else I love and some of the recipes and photography of same that I have found on blogs are just phenomenal. Where do people find the time?

While we are not living very frugally at the moment, I love reading and collecting hints on how to live a simpler life. I know food does taste much better if it is cooked from scratch and my family do appreciate it more.

Well, I hope to welcome lots of people to my blog. I am still navigating my way around and don't yet know how to add photos etc so bear with me. Feel free to drop me a line to say G'day.




  1. Hi Julie
    Thanks for vising my blog the other day and glad to see you've also now taken that first step.. scarey isn't

    As you are heading towards spring we are now leaving summer (summer what summer, some one forgot to tell summer to appear!!!) and about to enter autumn.

    I have to say, many congratulations for giving up smoking, thats great. My husband gave up just over 2 years ago and wished he'd done it sooner.

    I look forward to reading your blog so shall add it to my blog roll to keep an eye on you.

    Bye for now x

  2. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging and many congratulations on giving up smoking! Lucky you winning Rhonda's stitchery as well!!


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