Monday 8 September 2008

Where did spring go?

Spring came, stayed for four days and went again. Back to rain, rain, rain, go away rain come again another day!

And windy, and cold!

Looking out into my bedraggled and un-springlike garden.

Maybe I shouldn't have painted my toes black, maybe I put a hex on spring! A pretty pink might have been more the go I am thinking!

We had a busy weekend, a big family dinner here on Saturday night to celebrate Babes birthday, his Dad's birthday and Fathers Day which was yesterday.

We had our usual strange mix of family members here, Babes and I (the strangest!), Babes grandparents who live across the road, my Mum who lives around the corner, Babes Aunt and Uncle and Babes Dad, ex son-in-law to the grandparents across the road. We had heaps of fun!

I set the table with a blue theme, blue being Babes and Babes Dad's favourite colour. They didn't realise it but I had tied the napkins up with blue ribbon that said "it's a boy"!!!!

It looked lovely with the candles lit and lights dimmed and I had other candles and tea lights burning all around the room.

Dinner was simple, spinach lasagna, big leafy green salad and nice bread. Dessert was chocolate birthday cake and cream.

Yesterday it was still spring, after cooking brunch for the two men I got stuck into my top garden, garden being a very loose term for it at the moment. I was going to finish weeding today and plant lots of 'spring' but alas . . .

Oh well, off to change my toe colour . . .

bye for now



Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

doesnt Spring always do that?
but give it about 3 months or so and it will be Summer yaye

happy birthday to Babes and his dad too

sounds like a nice dinner and get together


Aimz said...

Well at least last weekend for one whole day I was able to get into my front garden and do some much needed weeding. We've had more rain too *sigh* my poor geraniums are getting rained out. btw I don't think it would've mattered what colour you did your toenails, I did mine blue last week and it still rained *sigh*

Linda said...

Hi Rachael,
You must be getting the rain that just pasted through here. Although we really needed it, about 5kms up the road from us it was flood they got approx 100mm in one day not sure how much we got but we weren't flooded. Hopefully you will get some more lovely Spring weather soon.
Cheers Linda

Katrina said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. Love your toe tat! No that's not the sick bubba. The sick one is not directly related to me. Thanks for asking though!

One Shabby Old House said...

Hi Rachael,
It's Becky from One Shabby old house. The window doesn't have boards behind it. But it does have small rods for added strength.
Thanks for asking.
It looks like you had a lovely dinner. Special touches everywhere.

LiLi M. said...

Congrats o Babes! And if changing your toe color helps to stop the rain, please let me know!

LiLi M. said...

I meant congrats TO Babe (still a little foggy here once in a while)

Connie said...

Well, I think it sounds delightful, sweets! Family is always nice to have around in my humble opinion.
Smoochies to your princess,
Connie :-)

The Beauty Bargainista said...

I think its still summer here! lol It was like 103 yesterday, Im ready for fall already!

Muriel said...

Congrats to Babes!

I like your dinner table!

Unknown said...

Hi Rachael! Your weather sounds EXACTLY like ours right now! It seems like the beginning of spring and the beginning of fall are a lot alike!

I LOVE your table!!! It looks stunning!

Love you,
Amy said...

Rachel...I adore your toenails!! I don't think you 'hexed''re just ready for Halloween!! Beautiful table setting. I'll be sure to stop by again!


bluemuf said...

Sounds like you had a great dinner party and I love your table setting.

Hugs Karen

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your table setting is lovely!

Ywp, the spring issue started with the black toes...go get another pedicure with pinks!

Artifax said...

Spring will arrive. And day now, I bet the sun will start shining for you.

Wouldn't that be too funny if painting your toenails black really did make it rain and pink really made the sun shine? You could become the local weather woman :)

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Spring is a lovely season...But can be a tricky one for predictability...
P.s Love the sound of your dinner party in previous post...Yum!

Anonymous said...

Spring? you are having spring? *huge sigh*. where do you live? I love spring and summer and we're almost at fall and I don't like that.

I look forward to seeing your pink toes and the sun shining for you this spring. :o)

I'm glad you had a nice get together and your table looks so pretty.

Hope you are enjoying better weather today.

Just Between Us Girls said...

OOh my gosh the table looks lovely. Such clever ideas and lovely photographs. I enjoyed them all.

Petticoat Lane said...

Thanks SO much for your lovely kind comments on my blog, glad you enjoyed reading it!!
It seems strange you talking of spring when we're just entering Autumn! I love the springtime.
I LOVE the tablecloth and what a beautifully set table.
Great nails by the way!
Jane. x

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Love the black toe nails.My yard is at the end of its summer wits.LOL You really did set a beautiful table.Marie Antionette

Joyce said...

Well it all looks fun and lovely to me....keep the toe nail color too I've seen many with that color on and it's cute....not on me but on others. HA!
I could use some "Spring" right about now a minute.....never mind.....that would mean we would have to go backward and I'd have to do this "hurricane season" again...and the whole Gustave thing..and I'm not up for that. We now only have a few months left of it....Fall should be on it's way some point. It's still VERY hot where we are....and humid. HA! So I just want to get THROUGH it at this point.

Thanks for your comments and concern!! I really did/do appreciate it. It's so neat to know that someone way off across the world is wondering about you during a disaster. VERY COOL!

Your blog is so fun......I'm learning lots of things about life where you are!
Keep up the good work Rachel!
Talk to you later......I am SOOO behind and have a million things to do and people to write.
My crazy life. HA!

Happy Birthday to your "Babes!!!"
See ya,

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Rachael,

Oh, I'm so happy your book arrived safely! I'm hoping you get some sun soon! Nothing worse than a rainy, rainy spring when you're set to see a bit of sun! Have a wonderful day,


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said... it was Rachel all the way over in NZ that made Spring go naughty girl you. Take off that black nail polish immediately!! LOL

I prefer pink anyway. Here's hoping your new nail colour will improve the weather in Melbourne.

Secondhandrose said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You made a lovely table setting. Happy Spring!

blessings said...

Yes, it's very rainy and chilly here in the Midwest as we are approaching Autumn. I do wish I could flipflop the world and have Spring instead. But everything has a season, right?! Have a wonderful new week. Blessings... Polly