Echoes of February

Echoes of Feb, Five Little Figs

It’s been a bitty and busy week this mid February. But I did have some leisure time too. On Tuesday I went to lunch with a friend to this cute little out of the way organic cafe called “Five Little Figs”.  We both had the Chef’s Special for the day – Lamb Yiros on a plate. Yum, yum, yum ! And the daily juice – Watermelon, coconut water, lime.  It was so tasty.  I imagine it would taste even better in hot weather. Thankfully the weather has cooled down to a nice temperate 20’s this week. Hopefully we’ve seen the tail end of the searing heat and power failures.

Echoes of Feb, craft work, crochet

The crafting continues. I have three or four separate projects on the go at once. Yeah, I know, I’m a glutton for punishment. There is a theory behind this seeming madness. You see, if it’s seriously hot, or humid, wool just doesn’t work well. It’s too sticky and icky. So the bottom two projects in the above are cool weather items.  On the left is one finished knee rug which has already been delivered to a nursing home. Another is waiting to be put together. On the left is a baby shawl in progress. TRH (The Retired Husband) can’t get his head around where the baby’s head will go in this unusually shaped round one. It will go wherever it is put. I may yet make a hood for it.  At the top is one of my hot weather, good light needed projects.  I sit at the dining room table where there’s lots of light so I can see. The very fine cotton is an interesting challenge to work with.

Echoes of Feb, Marc, Henry, Roald Dahl

On Australia Day, Marc, who is now in the Australian Air Force, was involved in the official ceremonies attended by the Governor General in Melbourne. He sent us this happy snap. He’s the little brown kid in the middle where the row dips into a V.  And let me introduce you to Henry, the Pilot Bear.  We adopted Henry last year. He is a Care Flight fundraising bear.  And last, but not least, I present you with the Marvellous Roald Dahl library. I am looking forward to reading the 14 little books in this collection. The local newspaper does an annual kids book thing to encourage reading. Last year was Dr Seuss. I got that too. Just a big kid at heart 


©  Raili Tanska

Step of Peace

If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies — Moshe Dayan (1915-1981)

5 thoughts on “Echoes of February

    1. It has been so busy, I am way behind in reading posts and responding to follows. But life gets like that sometimes. Thanks for your kind comments 🙂 I seem to remember you are away now for a while. I hope you have a great time of it. I meant to help with the blog sit but other things got in the way – sorry 😦

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