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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The little things…..

It’s the little things that make a difference, wouldn’t you say?  Such as hanging up a few hooks in our new home so we can put things on the wall, like a calendar and the kitchen clock.  No quilts hung up yet, but that will come, sooner or later.  I was giving the bed valence a press today, and realised that this was the first time I had used my new iron and ironing board, since it had been packed way in storage for the last few months.  Only another little thing, in the scheme of things, but quite a thrill, never-the-less.  I’m one of those who quite enjoy ironing, and I hadn’t done any at all while we lived in the caravan over the last few months.  Muffy jumped up onto the chest freezer to keep me company while I happily ironed away!

DSCF4735 Muffy is helping

Now we have moved to Levin, we are in the heart of the market garden area.  Produce grows so well here, and we buy our fresh vegetables from a market garden close by.  I love pumpkins, and was thrilled to bits to buy three smallish ones for the princely sum of $2 the lot.  I’m planning to cook the flesh and freeze it, ready to make delicious pumpkin soup in winter.  Little pumpkins, and a little price, another little thing that brings joy.

DSCF4738 One little, two little, three little pumpkins

And I am pleased that our elderly cat Muffy is now settling down in the new house.  It is good to see her relaxed and curled up, fast asleep, without a care in the world.  For the first few days she was not at ease at all in her new surroundings.

DSCF4741 Muffy is happy and relaxed at last

5 comments:

Maria said...

Your new home is gorgeous and it is nice to see you getting all settled in..

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Ah there's nothing like a relaxed cat to make a house into a home.
Cheers
Linda

MrsC (Maryanne) said...

How wonderful to finally be in - you will be well settled by the time the winter weather arrives :)
Muff is quite camouflaged on your couch, thank goodness for the tail tip or he may be mistaken for a cushion ;-)

Lis said...

Our very best wishes for happiness, health and blessing in your new home. If the cat is settled all bodes well!

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, ladies, I appreciate your interest.

Now, when can I get at that sewing machine? There are still plenty of boxes left to unpack!