It’s hard to move a house in this weather – so I’m being very
impatient understanding and waiting for the monsoon trough to get the hell outa here move out to sea. The clouds are coming from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald (my grandfather’s middle-name was Oswald – thought you’d appreciate that bit of useless information).
Rain, rain go away
(picture courtesy BOM Australia)
In the meantime, I’m preparing more trees for my garden. I’ve got two avocado trees that are nearly ready to plant (they are in the black pots) and also three frangipanis (in the terracotta pot).
Next door to our temporary accommodation they have a Foxtail Palm. See the red things hanging from it – they’re seeds. They fall off and roll over to my side of the fence. Being the good neighbour I am, I clean them up and put them away (in pots of soil). So far I think I have eighteen of them to plant down both sides of the driveway leading to the new farmhouse (or The RUC as it is adoringly known).
If you look closely on the right side of the Foxtail you’ll see a bird’s nest. I’m not sure what kind of bird it is yet, but I’m ready to go undercover
and stalk it to find out.
My new addiction
I’ve found since moving back to the tropics I’ve become addicted to second-hand and antique shops. When I lived in the city I liked them, but they were always too expensive. Now that I’m in the country the prices are ridiculously low and I’m finding I’m shopping every day. When I walk into the shops now I’m known on a first name basis – yes, I admit it, I’m an addict. One day I’ll collect all my pieces and lay them out on a table and take pics for you. My lasts acquisition was yesterday when I bought a brand new espresso/cappuccino machine (still in the box) for $10. I spend about $10 a day buying cappuccino so I’ve already saved – having used it five times now!
Are you addicted to bargains? or am I just a weirdo?
My muse has also made a dramatic appearance and I find myself sitting here looking at the beautiful Foxtail every time I lift my head from my WIPs.