January 28, 2012

Bad Blogging and Tamarillos

I’d like to report that there has been a truckload of decluttering going on, but I’d be fibbing!

In fact there has been increased activity in the following areas -  eating, drinking,  spending of money, books read, restaurant dinners, socialisng  and just plain good times.

Hence this photo which I'm thinking it represents a certain suggestion of gluttony which may have happened in our household over the Festive Season.   In our case this season extended right into the end of January!  (I took this photo a couple of years ago on a holiday at Iluka NSW).
It seems Ali and I have something in common. .. no, not any of the above, but Bad Blogging  - I’ve certainly been guilty of neglecting my little blog lately.

We don't have much produce at all at the moment.  So I thought that I’d show our Tamarillo trees that are fruiting.  So much rain lately it’s not funny – but at least things are definitely growing in our very tropical/sub tropical garden in SE Queensland at the moment.

They seem to be very slow in the ripening process.  The trees really are small trees, at a rough guess ours would be at least 2.5 metres I’d say.
Everything else is growing like crazy.  In between the rain it’s been very hot and steamy – can’t really complain though, we’re nearly into the dreaded February – the most humid month of all.

We have been fairly busy of late as most people are this time of year.  We enjoyed a lovely week on the Sunshine Coast in the last week of the school holidays - which seemed to fit in well amongst all the showers. 

Our son is in Year 12 this year.  It was certainly a bittersweet moment on Friday when I attended the school opening service.  It seems like such a short time ago that he started off in Year 8, and now this is his final year. 

...... and if that wasn't enough, my husband is celebrating a special birthday tomorrow.  One that ends with an '0'.  So I'm treating him to some V8 supercar laps as a (surprise) present which should make him feel like 21 again.

image from here

He's not really a racing fanatic, so now I'm getting nervous that it wasn't the right choice. Fingers crossed that he does, and that's the day is not too wet.  I'll just make sure that I'm the one in the driver seat going home!

Hope that  2012 has been kind to you all so far , without too many dramas with the weird weather.

Just thought I'd mention too - I'm having all sorts of problems leaving comments on other blogs lately. I am reading them and wanting to comment.   Is it just Blogger, or just me??  Maybe I've been barred for being a bad blogger?!?  

Cheers for now Wendy


**Anne** said...

Hey Wendy, it's great to hear from you. How is your job going? Not much time for blogging with the commute you are doing.
Year 12....it's a big year and I hope your son has a good one.
If your hubby is anything like mine, V8 car birthday present will be a winner.
About commenting with blogger, I'm finding there isn't anywhere that say to leave a comment, rather the word "reply" after everyone else's comments. I just click on reply which will bring up a reply box. If you scroll down you will see the words "leave a comment", click on that and the comment box will come up. After you've left your comment and need to type in word verification, scroll down again and you will see the whole word. I hope you can understand my rather tangled instructions.
Anne xx

Daffodil said...

Hi Wendy!

Welcome back to blogging world. I only just got back myself. Sometimes life just gest int the way and finding a quiet moment to write and post just slips through your fingers.

Your Tamarillos look fantastic. I would post pics of my garden, but it is sadly neglected. The orchard is gunning along, but everything else is just blah. So I have little to blog about anyway!

delia hornbook said...

It sounds like you have been enjoying real life and having and fun and so you should be ;-)) Blogland will always be here. I know what you mean about them growing up so quickly my eldest will be 16 this year i can't quite belive it. Im sure your hubby will love that with the cars men always love their toys ;-)) Take care, dee x

saving for travel said...

Lovely to see you blogging again, thanks for the catch up.

Sft x

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