Tuesday, 10 July 2012

PROJECT 365: Part 11

And the good news is I have my car back!

Day 93: She's back! And super shiny :)
Finally! And my Dad washed and polished her for me.  I am enjoying the heater and radio SO much!

Day 94: Violent restoration.
Work on the restoration of the Kruger House is ongoing.  And sometimes headache inducing.

Day 95: Belligerent turkey

Seriously, either this turkey is attracted to me or threatened by me.  Every time I'm at the farmyard of the farm museum, this guy finds me, sidles up to me, puffs out, makes gobbley noises and leers at me out of one eye.  I'm thinking of having turkey for Christmas dinner this year...

Day 96: Paws for thought.
He's such a lady... Erm...

Day 97: My favourite pixie.
Meet Calia, my friends daughter.  She is too cute and waaay too clever.  I got to spend the day with their family, as they took me to see Disney on Ice for my birthday.  My friend understands that I am actually a 5 year old in a 33 year old body, and panders to that fact.  It works out well as her daughter is four ;D

Day 98: Wishy Washy.
Laundry is just never done!  My weekends seem to be always full of laundry.

Day 99: Phases of restoration

They are working right outside my office door, so I can't help but take photo's of the restoration of the house.  In fact, I'm now making sure I take pictures every day, documenting the progress.

Day 100: Winter blossoms.
The flowers of a petrea, which blooms bright purple flowers every winter.  It always seems so incongruous to have them littering the path at this time of year.

Day 101: Hidden vent.
A discovery made during the restoration.  This vent was found under a part of the stoop along the back of the house.  Apparently, vents like this were put in to provide air flow for the wooden floors of Victorian houses so that the wood was kept at a pretty constant temperature and humidity and didn't swell, or shrink or crack.  The existence of this vent proves that originally the stoop at the back did not run the length of the house.  However it seems the additional part of the stoop was added soon after completion of the house.  Obviously no-one cared about the floors and we're lucky they seem to have weathered the lack of extra air flow.  Discoveries like this are fun!

Day 102: Is it ready yet?
My ice-cream cone timer that my sister bought me.  It's so cool!

Day 103: Like diamond sparkles.
Zoom lenses with a macro function make the ordinary fun!

Day 104: Sushi experience.
My first sushi.  My sister wants to take me to a restaurant where you can see them preparing it.  I did rather enjoy it, but I'm not so sure about the seaweed wrapping (almost) everything.  It doesn't taste so bad, and doesn't feel too awful, but I find thinking about what is actually in my mouth while I'm eating it makes me a bit squeamish.

Day 105: Oliver. My guy.
The elusive Oliver!  I got Oliver about 3 months after I got Sam (I think she's Day 11's photo).  Luckily he was about the same age as Sam was.  There has never been a friendlier, more gentle cat.  But he does like his freedom, and LOVES being out in the bush.  So getting a photo of him can be difficult.  But he is my guy.  When Sam went missing for 17 days, he stayed by my side almost constantly, and when we walked around looking for her he followed close at my heels.  And when Sam gets stuck up trees (which doesn't happen so much anymore) I swear he comes and calls me and then practically takes me to where she is.  I love him.  And the dogs love him!  I must try get a photo of one of their threesomes.

Day 106: 'You have access!'
New security at the big museum and I am authorised.  I know this because a disembodied female voice tells me so every time I put my finger on the pad.

Day 107: Office distractions
We all need them.  And this one sparkles!

I do like sparkly stuff ;)


  1. I love all of these pictures and all your stories. I need to pet that cat - too sweet.

    1. He would love you to death! It's what he does :)