More than a week has disappeared since I was last here and my only excuse I guess is that I haven’t been well.
Once my mind was constantly buzzing with ideas of what to write here but lately my mind has been tired.
Recently my work hours have made it more challenging to find the time to sit quietly and let the words flow.
Further to work, longer at work and I am one tired little chick when I get home in the evenings.
Probably the reason my system crashed once again with a sinus infection which put me in bed for three days.
But I am better, mostly now, back at work and with a change in roster, I have a little more time in the morning to get a few things done.
So what else has been happening?
Art class on Saturday followed by time with a girlfriend having lunch and a look through cafes and shops at art displayed as part of the SALA festival.
She had four paintings included and managed to sell two. I had none by choice after deciding to break ties with my previous art school.
It was exciting and fun and was so much fun to have a proper catchup.
Before I forget, this is what happened at class.
Interesting project in colour mixing and tones.
Two complimentary colours, plus white was the task.
So Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Orange.
Who would have thought that just those three tubes of paint could create such a variation of colours?
So if Saturday was art filled,Sunday was all about friends, food and fun.
I think I might have mentioned back a bit about a competition I won, the prize being a Fondue party for four.
Well Sunday was the day, and with good friends we traveled to Hahndorf, arriving just before 1pm.
Our table was in the “cheese cellar”, down a set of narrow winding stairs and delightfully decorated in all things cheesy and cow themed.
Included was a cheese fondue for four, with little pickles, warm bread and spicy sausage, and a bottle of sparkling Merlot.
Sadly the boys are not really drinkers,leaving us girls to knock off the bottle between as we dipped and twirled the bits of yummy into molten cheese.
The treat wasn’t over when the fondue pot was empty, coffee and cake was next and being too lazy to choose our own cake, the lovely waiter just picked four treats from the cake cabinet and cut them into four pieces each so we all go to taste the selection.
After this wonderful indulgence, it was almost a struggle to head back up those stairs, and back out into the cool but sunny Winter day.
Hahndorf is a historic tourist town in the Adelaide hills. It has a strong German heritage and is probably the place to go if you are looking for a sauerkraut fix as several of the pubs and cafes include traditional German meals on their menu.
However after all our cheese and cake, the only think we wanted to do was enjoy a walk and a poke through the shops.
Oh and maybe spend a little money too….
Well, my girlfriend is a bit of a bad influence..and I did my best to be good but there was this candle… oh and a bag which I reluctantly walked away from only to have Hubby buy it for me.
So spoiled, I am.
I took this pic on our walk simply because the camellias were so beautiful.
Thinking my new phone takes some very nice photos.
Not a whole lot more left to say today. It is almost time to get ready for work. Only a few more weeks before I get some vacation time with a few days away in Perth with a good friend.
This year is disappearing, it is almost time to renew my domain name here as I was reminded a few days ago too.
Keep smiling, and look after your mates.