JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Time to oil the verandah.

The weather has been quite dry over the past few days so we decided that it was an excellent time to re-paint the verandah floors with Sikkens.  We try to do this each year as the verandah cops a lot of weather, sun and rain, and that really plays havoc with the timber.  
The painting process takes a few days.  First we move all the furniture on to the western side of the house so that we can paint the other three sides and when those sides are dry enough to walk on we move the furniture back into position and then paint the western side.

We paint by brush and a special "mop" head. Philip does the edges by brush, on his hands and knees, and I have the easy job of following behind him mopping the rest.  It takes us about an hour and a half and the results are always so pleasing.

On another subject I was really sad when I heard the news that David Bowie had passed away after an 18 month battle with cancer.  It was kept very quiet so understandably the world was in shock.  David Bowie had just released a video from his new album  "Blackstar" just three days ago and one of the songs - Lazarus - really talks about his acceptance of death.  One line of the song says "now everyone will know me" is quite haunting. Even folks that have never been a fan will now know David Bowie.

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