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Monday, February 13, 2017

Garden and Steam

Well did not really mean to start with a pic of myself but, well, here I am.....this low carb thing has sure helped as now in slimmer jeans and bought this neat little top at the warehouse here in Auckland NZ

we have had good weather which of course means I can get our clothes washed and dried same day

and lots of gardening is happening here, bin number 1

this area was filled with vines and mega weeds.....could barely walk through 

and here down the side of house was also FILLED with plants/weeds etc Paul has been doing the strong Gorilla stuff of sawing/slashing/pulling....I assist with the carrying to bin and lots of sweeping

at night still doing some hooking 

we do try to do enjoyable things for an hour or 2 like driving past this theme park and I managed to get a snap of one of the rides with everyone going upside down and they rotate and swing up and down.....

we have been here before many times but not this time 

Woody usually is in my bag and enjoys getting out of the house lol 

we had a tasty lunch out at a Chinese cafe, mini yum cha without the carbs....no rice and no won tons for us lol 

my new batman t-shirt....I now have 4 all different 

oh dear, what happened here.....got a bit close to some wood that was sticking out......

and yesterday (Sunday) we had a morning out and of course this made me very happy toot toot....

Glenbrook Railway info here

I just love the breathing of the engines....and this one left going backwards...

off they go


we jumped in the car and tried to find a road to get close to track.....

and amazingly we found a track and it led to this bridge which was right near where the train ended its first part of ride....

1912, pretty great bridge 

and Woody got to sit on the bridge to wait for the train to come on under 

you can see the train in the distance now going to be facing forward....

there it is backing up to the carriages....great spot we found for sure....

here it comes....

puff puff and Woody was very happy as was I 


back in the car and we drove alongside waving to the driver and passengers....


we got back to Glenbrook station to wait for it to come back.......


some people had fun on one of those things called Jigger 

and a selfie with engine about to pass us on the platform 

it then unhooked and came back past us to do the backward thing again.....great fun time 

and last night I made a low carb chicken/cauliflower dish....cooked chook on the bottom, with a bit of Tabasco and mayo....spring onion/capsicum scattered over and topped with Cauli rice mixed with chili cream cheese/cream/butter and tomato and cheese on top....

and a simple salad 

and this meal was delish....have other half to eat either today or tomorrow 

and now just look at this pathway.....plants/weeds gone...took this pic this morning (Monday)

and looking back from the front of the house and can now take the washing through the laundry door and walk down path to the clothesline lol 

yep bins filling fast and yep now have TWO.......
as I type this Paul is outside attacking another area with a shovel/axe/pruning saw......
well back to it and may you be having a good week where you are xoxoxo

3 comments:

  1. Wowee what a hell of alot of gardening you two have done!! You guys must be exhausted everyday. So glad you get out of the house each day to have a break and wow Mum you look Amazing, love your new tees �� that food looks very yummy too xoxoxoxx

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  2. Gadzooks, you two sure are working hard! Did Paul inherit the house to sell? It's good his dad had you two to be able to come sort through it all.. it's not an easy task. We had to do it for my mom and some for his parents. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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