Wow, what a weekend we have had. The rain continued to fall last night and I hardly slept a wink as the wind was so strong it felt like the house would blow away.
Late yesterday I went for a drive to break the day up a bit and to check on the houses & farms of our friends who are away. I also headed down to the spot where two creeks meet, not far from home. Can you see the bridge in all that water?
The dogs weren't sure about going for a swim at Twin Bridges, much to my relief. I didn't feel like jumping in and also didn't want them swirling down to the Blowhole!
Back at home it was time for some comfort food. When I started the gnocchi I didn't realise the power would be out for..hours!
But it was kind of fun making it by candle light. And amazingly it was the softest, most delicious gnocchi ever. The power shortage lasted most of the night and then all day today. This meant no electricity, no heating, no hot water. We made do pretty well as we have a gas stove top so we could still have cups of tea, phew. The kids played 'olden days' outside and it seriously felt like olden days, folks. I was pretty happy when the power came back on this afternoon.
These three were pretty happy too, snuggled up watching Ghost Busters.
Not much time for crafting this weekend. I didn't miss it actually, being pretty preoccupied with other things, but I'll be back on track tomorrow and adding to the shop.
The rain hasn't seemed to bother these local ducks who appeared next door today.
And Henrietta & her friends have been partying hard in the garden, finding all manner of worms, snails and exciting morsels.
These kangaroos looked a bit uncertain about the creek,
bushfires, floods, what next?
Some creatures aren't too fussed by extreme weather though.
What's all the fuss about? It's nice and warm hanging out where the dogs sleep. Straw? Who needs it? Ponds? They're for the birds.
(Does anyone have Dr Harry's phone number?)
Have a happy week
see you soon xo