time gets away…….

I am afraid I cant even remember my last post …… most of my time has been gobbled up by work, end of year school events, family and other types of media. I have become a bit of an instagram girl,  one photo and some wording quick and easy or lazy might be another term. Christmas is around the corner and  we are camping at the beach for a week keeping us well away from the yule tide craziness that sweeps this nation. Our camp sadly is not some secluded  beach hide away but a caravan park at a lovely little beach @ Elliott Heads near Bundaberg. I do have a pot and some scarves with me and I will roll some bundles this afternoon and boil a brew on gas. But in the mean time the water beckons.

camping bundles

I love nothing more than potting around the camp, rolling a couple of bundles then building the fire for my pot. We had a strong southerly winds that challenged us and a spot of rain. Bundjalung National Park has a creek that I collected the water for the pot, it is tannin and slightly bracken( not sure if this made any difference to the outcome) Dyed two lots of silk embroidery thread using lids to sandwich the leaves and thread.

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I played with paper, wool blanket, milky merino stitched into infinity scarves, wool jersey and a long sleeve thermal just for me.

some great bundles

We had a divine stay at the national park in Minne Water such fun was had by us all surf, snorkeling, bundle pot over the fire, walking on the beach and head lands, kite flying, rock pools, fishing and had the wind been kinder paragliding but sadly the wing gods were not on his side …..  all great R n R in our books. I have posted this at home as the internet connection was dismally slow from our telstra connection. Big Bertha the road side pick up ( an electric Malleys washing copper that is actually aluminum ) is a goer so she will make it out for my fist play day next week !

look what i found !!

Where we are camping the community are having what is call a road side collection and I am what is called a dump rat from way back and some times a gem is revealed …. and Pete my very obliging husband says ” sure it will fit on top of the camper !! ” bless him  we are only 400ks from home.

I am sure if it works it will produce some mighty brew’s