Monday, August 29, 2011

Cafe Blind

The Cafe Blind has been installed and it looks terrific.

What's that, you can't see it?

That's the whole idea.

This shot shows the bottom rail of the blind as I was winding it down

...and here it is in all it's glory.
Still a little difficult to see?
Excellent! That's exactly what I was hoping.

I couldn't be happier with it. Not only is it almost invisible, it makes the deck feel (almost) like a room.
It's an ingenious design. there are two long brackets on each post that each edge of the blind slide in to. That means it doesn't need to be secured with clips or ties at the bottom....and it doesn't flap around in the breeze as it's securely held in those brackets.

When we don't need it, we simply wind it up and you'd never know it was there.

Yep...very happy.

Thank you to all who sent kind wishes about MONT's dad....he was very touched.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Some sadness

First of all...I'm sorry that I've been MIA for quite a long time, but we've been dealing with some sad family news these past couple of weeks.

MONT's elderly dad passed away. He was 97, a former POW and a really lovely man.

MONT's OK, but emotions are still a little raw as he spent the past few months making sure he was at the nursing home to help feed his Dad most nights.

So there you have it. I'll be back soon with some better news

Take care everyone

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Time to bake

If you like fruit cake, then head over here to check out my Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake.

How easy is it?

Well, if you can boil water, you can make this cake.

I knew it!

Do you have one of those supermarket loyalty cards that you swipe to get a fuel discount?


Well, there's a story in the Sunday Age that has just confirmed what I've suspected (known) for some time. Those organisations use those cards to keep tabs on our buying habits.

Every time you swipe your loyalty card a little bit of you is gobbled up by the Supermarket. It not only tells them what you're buying, it also allows them to compile a profile on you so thay can then specifically market their goods to you.

That's why I never use one of those cards. The less info they have about me and my buying habits, the better.