It’s getting a bit crazy round here.
Cool, cloudy weather on the Atherton Tableland made for perfect motorbike riding temperatures
A great spot for smoko
Lantana and tree ferns
Morning Glory: what a colour!
Red stems and beautiful veining
Tomatoes are loving the rain
Rootlets on the cuttings
Firstly, we didn’t get away early on Friday as planned. This was due to a major scheduling stuff up at the Husband’s work. Instead of being home by midnight and leaving at 7am on Friday, he didn’t get home till 6am, and while I could drive the first leg and let him sleep if we’d been taking the car, this was a motorbike trip. So we reluctantly had to postpone and let the people we were meeting up there know we’d be a day late. The one small upside is that I was able to get a bit of stitching done, and I’ll post on that tomorrow.
It was a long trip up, and we were pretty tired at the end of our 10 hour journey, but it was great to be there. Sunday we got on with the scheduled swooping around the curly bends, looking at fabulous vistas, taking photos of scenery and plant life, eating lavish morning teas and tucking into lush curries in the evening. It was a good break, and good to be away, but the return trip came all too soon.
I didn’t have a good trip back. Three solid days on the back of a motorbike just got too much for the arthritic hip, and by the end of the journey we were stopping every hour so I could painfully unlock it. I’d run out of the quick acting painkillers, and a painful lesson has been learned. I can’t do a trip like that again unless I have them.
I’d let the coffee shop know we were going to be away, and that if they wanted an order of baked goods for this week, they needed to order by Thursday. Yup. You guessed it. They didn’t order till Friday, by which time we should have been on the road. It came too late in the day to buy some of the groceries I needed, so yesterday started at the crack of dawn, baking the things I had stock for, and then dashing out as soon as the supermarket opened. Still, it’s ready, even if I could have done with the day off…
On the upside, it rained here while we were away, and the tomatoes are making good progress. Something is giving the spinach a hard time, but everything else is pretty happy. The little mango tree is loving its new home, and next week, we’ll be planting the avocado next to it. And last but not least, the three Angel Trumpet cuttings I put in water last week are showing dozens of white rootlets, so I have great hopes of being able to pot them on soon.
Next week, on Monday, I start two weeks of jury service. I won’t necessarily be serving every day, but I have to be available, so I can’t plan anything for that time. The way it works is that you check online after 5.30 the day before, to see if you’ll be required the next day, so at least I’ll have some idea the night before.
I have a full schedule this morning, but this afternoon I should finally, finally be able to get back to Worldwide Friends… I have one short side halfway stitched on and the hexies for the other side are assembled and joined. Lots of ladder stitching and hemming to be done, o joy. Still, it’s good to see edges finished.
Right, must get on, I have a busy day ahead.