Cooking, Renovations and Fun Stuff

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recent News

On Sunday our next-door neighbours from street where we used to live came to visit. They brought their dog Ollie with them. Ollie and TJ used to 'talk' to each other under the fence between our properties. Apparently Ollie has been very clingy since we moved, because he doesn't have his friend to talk to anymore. We sat outside in the back yard for most of the visit, and Ollie and TJ chased each other around. Once the sun went we moved inside for some coffee and biscuits. Our neighbours had brought a selection from Cookie Man in the David Jones food hall, and we also had some ginger kisses and creme-filled gluten-free cookies. TJ and Ollie crashed under the table while we were having afternoon tea:


Over the weekend we also picked up a new (to us) lounge suite we won on eBay. Our old couch with its chaise is too big to fit in our smallish lounge room, so it's gone upstairs to the retreat and we've gotten a couple of two-seaters to go in the lounge. I wanted a leather one because I was sick of vacuuming dog hair off the couch. Yes, the dog is allowed on the couch - and apparently he finds the new one quite comfortable:


After a weekend of sunshine the last couple of days here have been quite wet. The trees in our back yard have been loving it though, and are producing lots of blossoms. Here is a pic of the apple tree from the kitchen window:


I haven't been doing much exercise the last few days. I've got an annoying cold that's like having persistent hayfever - just walking the dog is exhausting. Food has been good though.

4 comments:

Kathleen said...

That picture of the dog on the leather couch is very cute!

Kerry W said...

If I die real soon and come back as a dog Charlotte, I'll be sure to request you as my OWNER! :)

Your apple tree looks beautiful! I just love this time of the year, and with all the rain, everything is blossoming. Some sunshine at the moment would be lovely though.

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Kathleen, yes he seems to like the 'pillow' arms!

Charlotte Orr said...

LOL, thanks Kerry! I'm looking forward to some more sunshine too.