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Easter gifts for friends and teachers

One day of school left before the holidays so baked two types of muffins, added buttercream and some Easter eggs. A wee treat for some friend and teachers.











I am waiting with bated breath to see how the weather will pan out for Easter. This tropical cyclone is certainly wet. We had planned my first overnight tramp and I will be gutted not to be able to do it.

A few things

Making yummy apple turnovers with our Peasgood nunsuch apples.
Up the hill behind our friend farm - Pons Mountain. Amazing to be climbing up.
Last of the summer swims at the Pons place. A night camping and relaxing and freezing cold autumn water. Up Mt Thomas at last. A huge day for me. On the mountain top, never thought it would happen again. Thanks to heart surgery (though completely underestimated the amount of time!!)
My night in shining armour. He had to shoot up the hill with some head torches as I had taken the long way up and not gotten timing right.
Going down the fast way. Hmm sore knees
Absolutely rejoicing at becoming an outdoors girl again. Never thought I would ever be able to do these things. I cannot describe in words how it changes my life.

A 1970's Chair makeover

I am thrilled with my latest effort, although frustrated at some of the mistakes I made. I had the fabric lined up correctly on the seat so the dogs would go in the same direction on the seat as the seat back. For some reason I thought the seat went on the chair the other way around and so at the last minute I turned it. By the time I realised my mistake I had trimmed excess material and fully stapled the seat. I am just not pedantic enough to undo it and start again.
I bought the chair for $1 as the back was broken and there is bits of rust on the chrome. I used a technique I had seen on one of the many upcycle TV shows I watch, and the chrome improved beyond my wildest expectation. I am proud of myself for the "fixing" I am now managing to do. I wished I had taken more process shots as I took all the coverings off and managed to stabilize the chair back to the strength it would have been.   The chrome tacks on the back of the chair were quite difficult to do. The previous…