Gra Nomad Wanderings

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


 We've sure done a bit of work in the garden over recent weeks. There is a path through this part of the garden. The grandkids love wandering through it.

 This part of the garden is what I look out on from the dining room. I start my day alone in the dining room, looking at this beauty. It helps that we've taken 2 trailer loads of weeds and clippings and prunings to the tip.

 Fence is getting to be in need of replacement. There's a walkway the other side of the fence. That's the route to the shop.

Here is the chief engineer when it comes to the garden. She's done a mammoth job and put in a heap of hours.
Hhhhmmm. Well, it's like this.... I was mowing along... and ..... yeah.... they don't make pruning shears like they used to eh? Back to the gardening shop I think.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


 Would you like a stay in the Hunter, a couple of hours north of Sydney? Why not try the SEBEL KIRKTON PARK in the Hunter at Pokolbin. It's right in the heart of wine country. You will not be disappointed.

You should see the pool complex! Pretty neat too, although the spa wasn't operable while we were there. It's just 5 km from Cessnock, a lovely little country town.


 ...and now, in no particular order.... 
these are the new men in 2011! How cool are they? 

I repeat... they are in no particular order....


Four grandsons.... so far! But wait.... there's more!!! Keep watching this space for more details.
And Deb said: Like the latest blog posting dad.
Jack – looking cute. As always.
Connor – eating. As always.
Logan – eating. As always.
Owen – pulling a silly face.  Pretty common J
Think you managed to capture their interests!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


 This guy could also be called a "right hand man!" His leading hand... always the right.... points to where he wants to go and what he wants to do. It is very effective. Everybody knows what he wants and there are people available to help (help him get what he wants!) He has inherited his grandfather's good looks so he is quite a danger to society.

 Here we are indicating once more. Maybe it might be called his right hand indicator!

Is there a likeness do you think? Maybe the eye colour is different.... nearly 18 months old. And looking quite menacing. He is one of FOUR gandsons we have. Keeps us poor and busy! But also very blessed.

Friday, November 11, 2011


 So... who's idea was it to have some jerk drop this load so I could shove it all over my garden?
How much did that cost???

 The head gardener has already done this bit. Awesome!!! I'll keep her on. (Head gardener also cooks!)

 My favourite plant is this rose near the letterbox. It really is great. And there's a glimpse of the head gardener below! She even cooks for me!!!!

 Now.... what's this weed? Maybe asparagus weed. How do you get ride of it? And don't say "pull it out!"

 This was a jungle before this week.  Hey... we even have neighbours I never knew we had!

 The area outside the telly room. Looks great. Wonder who's gonna spread all that mulch from out the front?

 This weed.... is way worse than the other one. What's it called? Maybe Argentina weed.... named after a Sth American country if my memory serves me correctly... Brazillian weed????
It is WAY WORSE..... and spreads like.... like..... like a weed!  How do you get ride of this? Can you spray?

This is the damage that the damn bandicoots leave after they've checked out the lawn! Mongrels! Anybody want a few bandicoots?

Monday, November 07, 2011


 Thanks Keith at Trivett at Roseberry for letting me take the new Peugeot 508 for a spin. What a top motor car. Very comfortable, plenty of extras and just gorgeous to drive. This was the station wagon or "touring" as they say.

 I drove the 2 Litre turbo diesel which has 120 kW of power. Peugeots have been doing diesels for a LONG time. I was about ready to walk out with the vehicle.

The big question.... will a 4.7 metre long Peugeot fit in the garage? Wait and see. Thanks again Keith.