Yay, Autumn is finally here, though they say it will be a truly hot one. I am in the wars again, my friends. After my cataract ops on both eyes, I got new spectacles but sadly my eyes are still in a mess. I can no longer read well without glasses, and I get awful aches in my eyeballs at the end of the day. So annoying after spending all that money and time and discomfort! And my auntie actually had to have the new lens in her eye replaced as they had put in a scratched one. What the?! Back to the eye guy I go!
Completely off topic - I don't know if any of you have a similar quirk, but Mr P. and I love going to cemeteries on our country drives, especially reeeaaaallly ancient ones with lots of falling down tombstones and creepy bits of old grave vases. We visited a couple on our recent break, 'cos country cemeteries are the best!
|the ancient cemetery in Clunes, NSW
This is a cemetery where you have to unlock a gate, close it after you, drive down a gravel lane, then do the reverse on the way out. Such fun!! And funnily enough, we met two other cars coming in, as we were leaving. So out I jumped to open and shut the gate again.
Rightio, enough of that. Join in everybody; bring on your IMK posts. We want to see you all here! And we want to know everything! - as my old library boss used to say. Well, she actually used to say: "Come and sit in the pink pouffy chair and tell me everything!" So go ahead ...
In My Kitchen:
|so here's some of my actual kitchen
|and here's Mr P. hiding behind the fridge door
|I bought a Dusk tumbler from Emi Ceramics
|and I was given this butter to try by our mate Lucy from the local provedore Mumbleberry
I told Lucy that I am not a fan of Pepe Saya cultured butter (which everyone else seems to rave about), so she gave me this one to try!
|and I bought a jar of local tomato relish on our trip to Northern Rivers
|and a couple of Donna Sharam tea towels
We stayed at a B&B down in the Byron hinterland, which is owned by local artist Donna. She and her hubby live upstairs, and guests stay downstairs with the pool, and the macadamia plantations for the view. The Northern Rivers area of New South Wales and the Byron hinterland are the home of native macadamias and finger limes. How lucky are we! I love that you never know what colour the tiny citrus-y bursts of flavour will be till you cut open the dark-skinned finger limes.
|I picked up a few goodies on our travels
|including this mixing bowl
I can't resist Mason and Cash (you know what I mean, Sammie!), so I had to buy this ochre bowl with bears on it! I mean, who wouldn't? And it goes well with my green bowl with the hedgehogs.
|I bought Goosey paper napkins and tiny Falconware bowls
Okay so what else do I love? Yep, pretty paper napkins and anything Falconware. I am lucky enough to have found some orange 1960s enamel baking dishes in an op shop a few years ago. Mmm yes I must take a photo for the next IMK post :=)
|pretty pink jug and a beautiful blue tumbler
The wee jug is by Ruby and Frank, and the blue one? - nope can't remember.
|and here's my curveball!
Our mate Christian's beautiful blue Indian Ringneck Parakeet. He is a charming fella - yes, both Christian and the bird :=)
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