Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday - change coming ....

Well it's Sunday, 2pm, April 29th. Got cooler last night - minimum of 2.5C (36.5F) so weather is definitely on the change - expect more frosts from now on until late winter/early spring.

Its Rhonda's only day off work this week. Crikey she's one for work.

We no sooner had breakfast and washed up and she had two loads of washing on the clothesline. I weed wackered around the lawn edges then I took a rest as this cold has flared up again. Rhonda grabbed Denny, hooked him up to the clothesline and gave him a wash. He was not impressed but he submitted. The last couple of days he's been rolling on the concrete and scratching his back so time to wash the extra dog out of his coat.

Had some cold sliced sausage (beef and chorizo), some crispbread crackers and slices of the soda bread for lunch - sat outside looking for some sunshine but a big black cloud just sat in front of the sun. Just ate  it alfresco style (with our fingers) as we had a mug of tea (coffee for Rhonda) and Denny hung around picking up all the leftover bits and anything that slipped from our fingers.

Soda bread slices
I cooked another loaf last night, more traditional recipe, but I must have had too much moisture in the dough as it failed to rise much - but it tastes OK!

As I write this, Rhonda has just finished running the vacuum cleaner through the house and has now got the mower out cutting the grass. There's not a lot of grass to cut but with all the heavy dew it's not drying out until around 2 pm. Will get a few catcher full of clippings into the compost bins though - the worms will like that, be like a sauna for them!

Rhonda is then heading up shopping . She will come home and put the shopping away and then she will cook a roast dinner of baked fresh chook (chicken, that is) and vegetables - we've got potatoes, parsnip, sweet potato, carrots, string beans and snow peas to have with the chook.

I guess by then she'll parcel up a small 'leftovers' lunch to have during her shift tomorrow (10am to 6pm) and then we'll settle down and watch a movie on the television - if there's anything half decent on television, that is!

Here's a couple of images I took on Saturday  of the War Memorial in Yass from the Anzac Day Commemorations.

I realise that some readers are a bit sensitive about memorials to war, but this is our memorial to those who fell during war.

Not too many of the WWI diggers from Yass served at Gallipoli - most of them served in France - so seeing as most of them would have been British or Irish extraction,  its probably apt that our Memorial is a large local stone quarried from nearby that looks to all intents and purposes like a 'Menhir stone' found in parts of southern France. 

menhir (French, from Middle Breton : men, stone + hir, long) is a large upright standing stone. Menhirs may be found singly as monoliths, or as part of a group of similar stones. Their size can vary considerably; but their shape is generally uneven and squared, often tapering towards the top. Menhirs are widely distributed across Europe, Africa and Asia, but are most numerous in Western Europe; in particular in IrelandGreat Britain and Brittany)

The Building behind the commemorative stone is the Memorial Hall and its an impressive and imposing structure.

I've got to finish up now as its cooling down and its time to close up the house and turn the heating on.

C'ya all around the 'traps'!


North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

I am tired just reading what Rhonda did all day !

LindaG said...

Feel better soon, John!

JohnD said...

Reading about her? I get tired just watching her do it all!

JohnD said...

Need to get better - I'm overdue for my annual influenza vaccination!

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