My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Things I've been doing

Spending hot afternoons in our cool bush gulley with various family members who've been visiting.

Admiring my nine fluffy yellow ducklings. And laughing at how they ALL want to swim in the old frying pan filled with water at once.

Worrying about Griselda's growing lump. It looks yucky, but she seems happy. My brother (who happens to be a HUMAN doctor) thinks it might be a basal cell carcinoma. I guess we'll just continue to give her a happy life - and I might look around for a vet who knows something about chooks.

Being teased by the weather Gods. Looks threatening, but do you think it'll rain properly? Nope. A drizzle here, a few drops there, then I know my hopes will be dashed again. Oh well, I'll just go cool off in the bush again.


  1. Ooh, I love the look of the bush gully and the kids look like they love it too. Our weather has been mad, 43c one day, then 18c the next. Hail last night then rain all morning....I'll send some your way.

  2. Please, we're begging for it. The farmers are drying up stock, neighbours are sending all their animals to the yards.....but I'll pass on the 43 degrees thanks ;)

  3. All sounds so lovely. I cannot believe you have your own bush gully and pool!! Wow!


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