I didn't realise that the builder doesn't clean the house when he is finished. What a horrible job that is. I don't know how long it will take to get the house as I would like it. I think I will just have to keep on cleaning for some time yet. I know I hate the horrible out- door setting my husband bought. I have hurt my back just moving the chairs. The table is so heavy I can't move it at all and he loves it and won't have anything said against it.
At the same time as moving we have had two funerals and Mother's Day. Non of this was close to home. I seem to have been driving my car forever. One funeral was my husbands cousin to whom I was close. It was a beautiful Mass with lots of tears but also a close loving family to support each other. The other funerals was held out at Harris Town which is a tiny village west of Ipswich. We thought that we would get breakfast out there but had to settle for some flavoured milk. This town hasn't changed very much since it was first settled but it does support a thriving farming community.
They did have an interesting aquaponic garden next to the cafe, (which was closed because they had a job outside of the town.)
Very healthy fish
and the vegetables and flowers were thriving.
I would have liked some of these Rosellas to make jam with.
They had a series of paintings on a bill board about their founding fathers. One of these featured the Chevals, who were pioneer film makers.
One of their movies was "Sons of Mathew." This was about the O'Rielly family who settled on Green Mountain in the Lamington National Park. I saw this movie when I was a child and it was to O'Rielly's Mountain Resort we were headed for Mother's Day.
It was strange going to the funeral of someone who was very familiar but not knowing anyone else in the church. Estelle's life on the island was very removed from the other life she had lived in this small town but it was here that her heart was. The church was full of people from the town who knew and loved her.
We then drove into Ipswich where I found my favourite fabric shop there was closing down. I bought lots of No 8 Perle threads that had been reduced, plus a stock of elastic and cords. I then found a new knitting shop and got extra needles and some felt. I'm not sure where the felt came from but it was labelled "Fair Trade". It came in large sheets about A3 size at $10 each. We then had Saturday to recover and be up with the larks to get to O'Reilly's for Mother's Day lunch. Lots more driving.