On the Beach

Delia and Pat in Australia

We’ve got a new old car

We’ve bought a new second hand car – yah. Starting to feel like we are settling in to our new life and we now have a little car to run around in. It’s a Honda Jazz, bright red and 10 years old, however it has low mileage for its age. We’re very happy with it and planning on keeping it as clean as possible. We’ve already got a cover for the back seat so that Siena’s dog hair doesn’t get everywhere (that and the beach sand).

Job hunting in this Covid19 world is difficult, I’m still looking, which is a surprise to me as I thought I would get a job much quicker than this. Due to the time factor it has made me realise that I needed to sign on for unemployment benefits, which I have now done. Hopefully our first payment will be this week.

One thing I have been doing is a sewing course, this is on Monday nights and this week is week 4 (it’s a 6 week course). Absolutely loving it, and my sewing knowledge is getting much better. So far I’ve made a sunglasses pouch, a cushion cover (with a zip) and a reversable tote bag, tonight we start on a jacket – which is what our last three classes will cover. Looking forward to it as we will be covering patterns and how to read them and making a jacket.

I’ve also been trying to do some art, I dug out a painting I started for my dad a couple of years ago and of course it got packed up back in March 2019. It’s been difficult to get back into the swing of acrylic painting but I am enjoying it and unlike watercolour, if you make a mistake you can paint over it.

We did get down the beach this morning for a walk with Siena and discovered the sand is freezing first thing in the morning!

For now á beintôt from our wonderful part of Australia.