It started as a sunny day……yay…


This morning I woke up to Fuzzy, my wire-haired terrier jumping on me and trying to lick my face. I looked up and saw a blue sky. Well fk me if I wasn’t excited to see a blue sky. That inspired me to wash, coiffure and bouffe my hair, don a summery dress and some wedges and fly elegantly out the door.

Tomorrow we start shearing. A good time on the farm. Xhosa women wearing their oldest clothes for working with lanolin drenched wool, babies on the boob, snotty kids running around and shearers sweating beads over the sheep. I’ll post more about this later when I have some photo’s to share.

Thanks to a phone call from the auburn Alice, I realise I need to go back and see my lady. For some more snot flying crying sessions and coping techniques. Oh great………. something to look forward too.

Thanks to Charlie’s Bird for the book referrals. Will take you up on it. I sadly don’t have a Kindle but have requested one from my farmer  for Christmas. So let’s hold thumbs.

About a quarter of the way through my Christmas shopping. Now I just need to decide on a theme for my wrapping and then buy the goods. Any suggestions?



10 responses »

  1. I just had a coughing fit brought on by spluttering all over my computer screen when I read your request for suggestions for a Christmas wrapping theme. It shone such a huge throbbing spotlight on my own inadequacies as a Santa wannabe. The only time I ever have a “theme” is when I have managed to buy enough of the same wrapping paper in bulk from the big box at the checkout at Clicks. Otherwise, I guess I could claim “recycled” as a theme since we’ve been known to use newspaper, magazine pages, plastic bags and bin bags in last minute attempts to wrap the presents.

  2. Christmas presents aready….I am so not ready for that…hiding head….ostrich style.
    Shearing sounds like a busy time….not that i have a clue….so not the farming rural type

  3. And now I am phoning you to make sure you have made the appointment and guess what, you are not there….. Apparently you are in town…..

    Sent from my iPad

  4. I think I am doing a green and white christmas this year, but like a leafy/pear green, so lots of naturals, some leaves and a hint of dark brown thrown in. Maybe a touch of silver too? But very natural and pretty.
    I hope you get a Kindle, it has changed the way I read forever! And the books are cheaper!

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