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My week in pictures 20 – 27 November 2016

angelluckyOur chicks are about 2 months old now.  They are so tame and sweet the Black Australorp Angel looks like a hen and Lucky looks like it may become a rooster.  Does anyone know a bit about chickens and chicks who can confirm this?  We’re pretty much just going by the size of the comb.  Actually we were told that Lucky is a koekoek but looking at pics of them I don’t think so, it would also be nice to know his/her breed.

kids-pinch-pots img_1742 pottery-chameleonThere was no water at the children’s school last week and I had to skip pottery class.  I brought mugs home to add handles and there was some left over clay.  Mary, my pottery teacher kindly allowed the children to use the clay.  I showed them how to do pinch pots and Fjord made a chameleon, copied from one of his books.

Miss paints her face everyday with the face paints from her big sister.

Miss paints her face everyday with the face paints from her big sister.

For about 2 years I have been using vinegar instead of rinse aid in the dishwasher. Works just as well and saves money

For about 2 years I have been using vinegar instead of rinse aid in the dishwasher. Works just as well and saves money

the-lace-reader

My ultimate indulgence is reading in bed, enjoyed far too seldom.  The only thing better is adding chocolate to the picture.  I hate any spoilers and take it as far as not even reading the back cover of a book.  The Lace Reader picked up at the library turned out to be a really good read.  Part mystery, part psychological drama, part romance, it kept me turning the pages and finished on Saturday morning with coffee.  I will be looking for more books by Brunonia Barry.

My son-in-law Duncan gave me this coffee, LOVE IT

My son-in-law Duncan gave me this coffee, LOVE IT

spotted-petunia heckers

Cliff took us for milkshakes at Hecker Nursery in Boksburg, we had been house bound most of the weekend.  The chocolate fig tart was really yummy.  Cliff pointed out the night sky petunias, at first I wasn’t sure if I liked them but have decided that I do.  We came home with a tray of marigolds which Acacia fell in love with, at least with good recent rainfall it was probably safe to plant them despite current water restrictions.

daiquiri img_1800 Gr R class reps were spoiled by the teachers who gave us a sachet of Original Cocktails Strawberry Daiquiri.  Delicious!  What a heavenly summer drink

 

6 comments

  1. I love these bits and bobs posts with a bit of everything.

  2. A lovely week in pictures – I don’t know much about chickens except our neighbours seems to be farming them on their suburban property and we have been wondering about the bylaws and farm animals in the suburbs 😀
    I can see future artists in your family
    I use bicarb and vinegar all the time and for everything you can think of – from cleaning to beauty products to unblocking drains. My go to for everything- funny enough also wrote about it in a recent post 🙂. I haven’t tried it in the dishwasher as a rinse aid, but do add to most laundry loads and I also clean out my washing machine with it and the dishwasher.
    Those petunias are stunning. Our marigolds are growing like weeds with the rain we have been having.

    • I don’t think that farming is allowed in suburbs but maybe you can check with your councillor. I must have a look through your posts for your ref to bicarb and vinegar, cheaper, less toxic and work well. I’ve never added to laundry loads.

      • Our gardener seems to think they farm them and they have a shed full of them and they are not pets. So noisy and the flies are frightening. They not new to suburban life either.
        My post was just about the Parktown Prawns 🙂 but I do use both for unblocking drains, I use bicarb now if I have heartburn and for a whole bunch of things. I put bicarb and vinegar in white washing and vinegar in colours and dark if I don’t have vanish.

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