Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bits and Pieces. Floods. Soap. What eva!

Slade Point Lookout.

It's cool. It's cloudy with a lovely breeze blowing.  Just the right day for making a new batch of soap with the gorgeous colours I ordered on line from Heirloom Cosmetics.   If I want to sell my soaps at the markets I need to make lots of stock so that it has time to cure.    If I don't run out of steam, I can make a few batches.
older batches of home made soap.

I would take photos to show you BUT.   My 3 month old camera has now gone back to Nikon to get fixed or Nikon will probably  say it was dropped, it had sand in it, grass in it, your fault!  
The guys from the retailer warned me that this is Nikon's usual stance.   What a mob of bastards!!!   I'll wait and see.  
To make matters worse, could not buy a charger for my other camera at 2 big retail outlets.      Also, couldn't buy a phone battery from where we bought the phones!  The world is going down the tubes to Agenda 21.

Another lot of very yummy Mango Chutney was made here.  It is so nice that we could eat it by the spoonful!  I put a little extra mixed spice in and a little more garlic too and this has given it that extra hit of flavour.  Let me know if you would like the recipe posted.

   This is my first attempt at  sealing the jars in a simmering hotwater bath.  It worked and each of the jar's lids popped in.  I'm going to get out the Fowlers Vacola stuff and do it properly for the  next lot of jam making.       Storage is a huge problem for me due to the smallness of the home and my lovely collection habits!

We have had horrendous flooding in Australia, AGAIN!!  

The wonderful local  Coates Hire in Mackay, QLD  is taking their tilt  tray truck with 2 containers of donated goods and clothing etc,   down to Bundaberg to be there for any one in need. 

Believe me... that's a lot of people.   We took our donations in.  The containers were filled within a few days!!!    I love kind and generous people.   I had made a heap of kids clothes from fabric that a friend had given me a year ago and   I was going to sell it very cheap on my market stall.     Nah.... this is a far better use for them all.  Now, I can sew up some more and diminish that stash.

Also dropped my car off to get the damage fixed from the October incident!   Hell no.. don't want to rush these things...


Karen said...

Sounds like you are one busy lady. Doing our bit helps others which is a lovely thing to do. We earn our wings in heaven my Nan used to say. Are those little cuties bears??? Hope the car recovers for you! Karen x

Lydia La La said...

Hi Karen.... Those curies are frogs. I can't bring myself to give them away! Got the car repaired and the guy did a wonderful job. It looks like a new one. He even washed and polished it. I'm going to drop off some Mango Chutney and a couple of bars of my soap for him. How's the snow up there???? xo

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BumbleVee said...

what cute little froggies ....

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