Tuesday, August 06, 2019

My Street Library coming to fruition

Macleay Island 

So my venture into a Street Library became real today.

I sat down with Ian Kirk from the Renegades Men's Shed Inc. and we drew plans for my library, they will build me a library, I can tell you it's going to be awesome....I'm stumped for a name now for my library...HELP!!!

This wonderful band of men on the Macleay Island build other things for the community as well. One of them is the Heritage Trail Viewing Seats alot of them are dedication to people who have given so much to the Island and have passed on.


This is where my library is going in, I was clearing up the space and this beautiful Christmas tree  shape stared at me challenging me to get rid of it hahahaa. I will be keeping it and putting lights on it, isnt it a gorgeous tree.

It's a beautifully shaded spot but I will thin out the trees to bring a bit of sunlight in and turn it into a nice garden. My neighbour said it looked beautifully manicured 14 or so years ago but now its abit overgrown so a cleanup is long overdue.

Little Library in the Woods just came to me now as a name...so if you have a quirky name I could use please feel free to share it with me. Here's my email address.

Watch this space!!! 

Little Libraries was founded in 2009

For and Against and the founder of Little Free Libraries










How to keep your little library stocked - Karina Glaser

The day my little free library came home

How to keep people coming back to your Little Library

Building library mistakes

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Fallen Tree limb - Widow Maker


Hubby and I were sitting in the office at about 11.30am yesterday when we heard a loud bang/crash, I thought it was the workmen on the building site across the road so I walked over to see if they were ok. They said the sound came from our way so I walked  back home and took a walk around the house and checked the roof but no sign of where the noise came from. 

At 4pm I noticed an sms from my neighbour to tell me a tree from our yard had fallen in the duck pen.  I went to investigate and sure enough there was a huge branch down right over the duck pen.  Not sure what it hit on the way down to make such a racket.

A few days ago I moved all the ducks into the duck run which is secure. They always sit where the tree fell to keep cool and I always feed them at that time when the tree fell. So someone was watching over us all yesterday otherwise we would all have been crushed, by the sounds of the noise there was no warning.


The duck run is to the left of the tree and the green container is in the neighbours yard.

Made me think about how life is so precious and easily snuffed out by a falling branch. No wonder they call this tree a Widow Maker. Will have to get rid of the tree now as we can see more limbs about to break off.

Luckily a tree lopper on the island could fit me in the next day and chopped up the wood for me so I could mend the fence so the dogs from next door couldn't jump over the fence to terrorise my ducks.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

WOYWW 520 10th Annniversary cards for soldiers


Who would have thought that a photo of a desk all those years ago would create this extraordinary following.

Well my desk is featuring creative card making for the soldiers. I do cards for them every year.
It is very gratifying to know that we can help them send something from home and they can then send a greeting  back to their families.

As well as cards we make other stuff to send as well, we are also making little stockings to put candy cane or life savers in it.

I had help from Dayle and Faye who kindly offered to lend a hand, we had a fun day.

I do love my new craft area for visitors, my own craft area is a huge mess at the moment, maybe I'll share it next week

 Desk of cards
 Room view
 Desks set up all ready to go
 Dayle and Faye colouring their hearts out
 Stockings knitted

 Take a trip over to the Stamping Ground where it all started and visit more desks if you wish

T Tuesday R U OK

This is a cup I bought for a charity called R U OK. 
In 2009, Gavin Larkin chose to champion just one question to honour his father and protect other families from the pain his endured.  

The extraordinary story behind R U OK? was brought to life by Australian Story in 2011. In 2017, six years after they first aired the story of Gavin Larkin, they returned to his family to see how Gavin's extraordinary legacy has helped sustain them through their grief.

He started this as his graduation project called Landmark 

 I love this T2 tea maker. You brew the tea in it
 Then you pop it on your cup and it drains away

 You've got to know the capacity of your cup, as you can see its abit short, so I just top it up with water

Again our local cafe does lots of yummy dishes, this one is one of my favourites called Singapore Noodles, I like to eat it with a chilli and soy sauce that they make, I need to make some more of my own as I've now run out. that will be a hot affair and I have to cook it outside or risk choking myself on the chilli fumes

 The same cafe serves Yum Cha on a Sunday andn for $15 its value for money, I certainly cant eat it all.


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