We have made some wonderful fun finds, & it is always nice to get a rockbottom priced bargain. Plus it is always good to recycle!
This gem of a Cookie Jar was one such find. My daughter loves pigs, & has quite a large collection of all things pig. When I saw this lovely cookie jar, in mint conditon, for a mere $2 I had to buy it for her. She was thrilled, & has it proudly on display on her kitchen counter.
We couldn't decide whether the pig should be facing this way, or the other. Daughter J says the lid, which is the Pig, seems to fit best this way.
Our friend L came out this morning & got a wonderful bargain bicycle, in mint condition for a price too cheap to mention!
She rode it home, while Gom drove her car home, & I drove ours. I think she regretted the decision to do that! It was so hot & humid with the damp conditions, she was very hot & quite exhausted on reaching home! Gom had offered to ride it for her, & I was rather glad he hadn't when I saw L, who is much younger & presumably fitter!!
I hadn't seen Small Grandson for about a week, since his father's work schedule has enabled him to be home to care for him. I was getting withdrawal symptoms, so I decided on this wretched, grey, intermittently showery day, to go & collect him, & take him out to a Duck Pond to feed the ducks.
He was delighted at the prospect of an outing, & his mother was glad to have a break. His father is on night shift again, so they have to creep about, & try to keep quiet.
Here is a 'forbidden pleasure' these days. He was given this for Christmas, & luckily we have had a good bit of rain, to fill it. With water so tightly restricted, it is not a good plan to use it frivolously! One layer had gone flat, & luckily I had bought a pump for $3 at the garage sale, so it was just the perfect item!
I collected SG & a generous donation of some stale bread, & off we went to the Duck Pond. It is a pretty area maintained by some community group, & the ducks seem to know it for a sanctuary, & they are always present.
On the way, I stopped to photograph gum blossom blown from the tall gum trees. Not a very good pic! I realised to my disgust that my batteries were almost out.
I had wanted to get lots of pics of SG with ducks, & so I was very disgusted with myself for not taking the camera I have been loaned. And/or the extra batteries I have.
SG was delighted when Mr Big Duck came & ate from his hand! I told him to be careful, as ducks can hurt with those big bills!
However Mrs Duck was a little timid & would not take his offerings from his hand, & she kept her distance.
There were many other plainer, smaller, ducks on the water, but none of the pics I took came out, so the batteries must have been too low.
I seem to have a curious feeling that the days are just 'rotting out from under me'. My brother was quite amused by this thought, & as he has been on holiday, & according to him, not achieving much, it is rather a good description!
He is off to stay with a Beloved Aunt, who is unwell presently. I wish I was there too. Our cousin, her daughter is staying with her, after having her at her place for a week. Slow improvement is a worry. She has diabetes, & not being able to eat is a serious problem, as a result.
Beloved Brother is to attend another Cousin's 40th wedding anniversary tomorrow.
I had thought to do a post about the little French couple's cottage, that became ours. I think I may have one or two photos, so must look them out. I do have some but they show little or nothing of the house.
Jean-Michel Jarre, Equinoxe