Monday, 21 November 2011

Gorgeous little guys and gals

Four of my dearest friends recently had or are expecting bubs. No denying, we are now the grown ups!

The first arrived in September... Jen & Terry's Dante Michael.

This week Liz & Paul welcomed Pela Jean:

And this little munchkin, Isaac, will be a big brother soon:

Hugs and love to all!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

November in the Balcony Garden

Argh! The caterpillars. A couple of months ago I posted a piccie of a butterfly in one of my pots and commented that I hoped it was a 'good' bug. Nope, it is the enemy, the dreaded Cabbage Butterfly (white-pale yellow wings with a black spot). The butterfly itself is not the problem, it's 'the very hungry caterpillars'.

So far I have been using some companion planting and picking them off individually but I am loosing the battle. Today I bought and built exclusion netting (see photos).

In other garden news I have had a few fails recently. My mushies became too waterlogged, potato rotted in the pot and the lettuce is all in Mr Smokey's belly. But it's a learning process and some things are flourishing so I am happy. I may have also solved my irrigation difficulties... stay tuned.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Happy Feet Two Wrap Party

All dressed up ready for the Dr D - Happy Feet Two wrap party. 
Below, the lovely couple to the right of Matt and I are Cherie and Gareth. Gareth is an animator (lensing and pre-vis artist). He and Matt get along well. Cherie is an OT. They are both fellow (ex) QLDers. Cherie and I hit it off straight away and for the past two Dr D Xmas parties I have been trying to convince her to come work for Pathways. I finally succeeded, Cherie and I have been working together for about 6 months. It's all a little cosy, but they are such beautiful individuals and a great couple - fast becoming firm friends.