Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Where has the week gone?

It's all happening at the Wilsons this week! Work on Monday and a Toastmasters contest on Monday night. On Tuesday I went into the city to check out the venue for the calligraphy workshop I am doing next month. It is at the Melbourne University - a HUGE complex, and one that I have never had occasion to venture into before, so it is all a bit intimidating! While I was in town, I had lunch in Lygon Street with a dear friend that I haven't seen since last year.

Wednesday was work again, and later in the day we took Topsy to the vet to have her Elizabethan collar removed, and her wound checked by the vet, who was pleased with her condition.

Today (Thursday) was another day off work for me, but that doesn't mean I had time to stitch or read...I wish!!! No, first thing this morning I did the weekly shop and ran a few extra messages for Ken. I took with me my photo album of the Elvis concert, as a couple of shopkeepers had asked to see the photos. A bloke from Foxtel arrived just after lunch to connect us to Digital, which took half an hour. While all this was happening, the landscape guys were in our back yard creating lots of noise and dust with a jackhammer, cement mixer, etc., so although all the windows and doors were closed, the dust still managed to infiltrate inside (Ms Robyn, you would have gone nuts trying to keep the place clean!), and I felt grubby all day as a result. Our friends Helen and Ray came around about 3 pm, armed with books on Australian native plants, and suggestions of what to plant where, after looking at our desolate back yard. We are going to plant 100% native, with as many as possible plants indigenous to the Eltham area. Having the appropriate plants help to attract the birds and insects to our garden. Topsy is going to be an INDOORS cat now on for more than one reason!


Blogger Ashleigh said...

You've been busy! I just posted my week's menu :) Looking forward to seeing yours - and I love the Elvis photos btw :)

Friday, 24 February, 2006  
Blogger Nicole said...

Congratulations on going 100% native. More people should do so! You have caught the busy bug also.. It seems many bloggers have been spinning around, places to go to, people to see. Cannot wait to the outcome on the calligraphy classes as you are very talented already.. we should see some fine art work out of you! Have fun.

Saturday, 25 February, 2006  
Blogger Flossy said...

Oh, I'd love to learn calligraphy - I'm jealous! *lol*

Nicloe is right, it seems we are all busy bees at the moment - must be the way the planets are aligned or something :)

Have a lovely week Gina...

Sunday, 26 February, 2006  

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