Anniversary Day !


A lovely Display of Carnations and Gypsophila (some call Baby’s Breath)

I thought this looked so nice to put on here – as today would be our Wedding Anniversary.


You can always make a nice arrangement for yourself

when it is your anniversary of any kind.

 The best thing to allow the flowers to stand where you want them – is to use Wet Oasis to hold them in place.  Most of us have Al-foil that we use for cooking, that can be used to put in the vase or container if you do not have the coloured paper as in the photo above.

Also if you have a piece of ribbon to make a bow

that adds a bit of extra niceness to your arrangement.

Remember to pamper yourself for your anniversary- even with just one flower in a vase as a memory of what that anniversary is for. 

Rose Bud

Just one Flower can bring back memories, if your loved one is not here.

Memories are something to treasure.


Maybe Celebrate with a Recipe:


Taken from the book: “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Hope you enjoy this if you are willing to try it… is very nice.


Here is a  Bible Verse.

Proverbs: Chapter 4 verse 1 – says:

Listen my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.


I Suppose if we pay attention to the above recipe

we will end up with a really good dinner.


* I hope you Have a Good Day Today *


Here are a couple of links you may enjoy.

recipe-bk-coveroneinch-jpeg             “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

“Flowers for the Altar”



Don’t be Fearful


This is a beautiful hanging Basket of a Coleus Plant.

I thought you may like to see this lovely hanging basket that I had a few years ago.  It goes to show that you can do something different instead of just putting this particular plant in a pot or in the ground.  It seemed to love being up high and even produced some flowers as you can see in the photo.

Yes we did have a drip going in – to water it, the drip was on a timer with other hanging baskets at the time.  You can of course water by hand with one of those watering cans with a long spout. 

Don’t be fearful – it is a lovely hobby to experiment with your plants – then to enjoy showing them off to your friends.  Lots of cuttings can be taken from this plant and they will grow quite easily for you

Hope you can have some fun planting a new plant soon and watching it grow and flourish, even a small one in a pot.

Rose Bud

Recipe for today:

Jam Tarts Recipe

Recipe is from Carnarvon Favourite Recipes Book. By. J.M.R. Larman


Available from:


“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”


Bible Verse:  Psalm: 27 verse 1   The Lord is my light and my Salvation – whom shall I fear?


So today let us not be fearful of things or people.  Let us not be fearful to try new things even just to plant that new plant or to cook something new for dinner  –  maybe some Jam Tarts as in the above recipe – they are delicious with the coconut on them.

Children can have fun making them with your help – so don’t be fearful to help your child to learn to cook.

I know they make a big mess but if they cook it (or help you) they are more likely to want to eat it. 

Learning to cook and fend for themselves with different recipes helps them in lots of ways, with reading the recipes, mixing the ingredients, talking and asking questions as well it helps their comprehension of measurements, oven temperatures or just cooking on top of the stove.

* Have a lovely messy day –

fearlessly cooking something nice for yourself or a friend *

May God Bless You & Me today


“Flowers for the Altar”










Pure Joy

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The above are Photo’s of some lovely flowers that I had given to me and thought I would put them on here as the title of this page –  is Pure Joy * 


So what gives us Pure Joy???????


Well it could be anything really that makes us happy.

 Christmas is on it’s way  this month so many things could possibly add to our Joy.  It is worth thinking about instead of rushing about worrying about things.  Just to sit a few minutes and look around us at the treasures we have in our homes. 


Some of us have children many of us are now Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Brothers and Sisters.  Surely some of the family may give us Joy.

A new born Baby is a great Joy even (Pure Joy) when we look at the little one asleep in it’s bed.

Pure Joy can be:

The Cake we have just cooked, the fruit we have picked, the garden we have just planted or tidied up, or a favourite pot plant that we can look at and watch it grow over the weeks.

So what gives you Joy?……you do not have to tell me…..but just stop and think to yourself for a few minutes, maybe put your feet up and have a cuppa while you think…..there must be something however small that makes you happy to think about.

Here is a recipe… may give you JOY to make it….

Makes 12 Chocolate Coated Bananas.

6 – Ripe Firm Bananas; Melted Chocolate; 12-Pop Sticks….

Peel Bananas – cut in half, insert one pop stick into cut end of Banana, lay on baking sheet and freeze at least 12hrs.

Melt Chocolate of your choice in basin over hot water in a saucepan or melt in the microwave till soft enough to stir.

Dip frozen Bananas in the Hot Chocolate put back onto baking tin and keep frozen until needed.

They can be stored in individual plastic lunch bags for quite a while in your freezer.

This is a good healthy food for children and adults.


BlueStar Ani

A Verse for today:    James: 1 verse 2-3…..says:  Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

* Have a good Joyful day today *



“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”


What about the Bees?

What about the Bees?


What about the Bees then?  This is a photo I took while on holiday sitting among the Daisy Flowers on my Granddaughters lawn.  I was so pleased to capture a Bee sipping the nectar – it took a few tries as they kept flying away.  And no I did not get bitten which I was thankful for.


Just to let you know that I flew down to Perth for my Grandson’s Wedding.  It was just beautiful, the day was perfect for an outdoor Wedding, photo’s were taken on the lovely lawns in the property grounds. The reception was in the large function room – all this in the Swan Valley on a Vineyard.


It is lovely to think that some people still like to be married to each other instead of just living together.

When a man and woman are joined together in marriage it is very special that they really mean they want to spend the rest of their lives together, instead of thinking that being just partners it is easy to opt out of the relationship.

Well I am not here to preach to anyone – this is just what I think – yes I did get married and have some lovely children, all with the same father and we all have the same surname, which makes life easier.


Psalm: 10 verse 4   In his pride the wicked does not seek Him: in all his thoughts there is no room for God.



Here is a quick Seafood Dressing for your Prawn Cocktail etc.,

Mix equal amounts of Salad Cream and tomato Sauce in a small container with White Pepper & Garlic to taste.

This is great even to put on if you use White Fish for a Cocktail instead of Prawns.



Have a Lovely Day.




Holiday Flowers


Dog Rose by. J.M.R.Larman.

This is one of my drawings in Pencil with a splash of colour.


I have just been on holiday to Leeman in Western Australia which is just past Geraldton on the way to our Capital City of Perth.

Western Australia is called the Wildflower State as during the Winter months when we have rain, most of the State is covered in the most marvellous Wildflowers.  Acres of purple, pink, yellow or white, it can be like driving through a wonderland.

Where I live is around 1,000 kilometers from Perth, so you can imagine what a marvellous drive it can be when the flowers are covering the earth.  Not every Winter produces such an abundance as this year – so this has been very special.

Well – yes I had a lovely holiday with some of my family whom I don’t see very often due to the distance of travelling. So that was very good to see some of them for a while.


Psalm :  136 verse 26.

Give thanks to The God of Heaven.

His love endures for ever.


Just think God made all these flowers for us to enjoy.  Maybe we can put one in a vase to look at in our Kitchen today.  Feel and smell the petals, how soft they can be and the colour so beautiful, none of us could possibly make a real live flower. (Well we couldn’t could we)?  So let us just enjoy them sometimes.


This is a photo of a Dog Rose – the Petal are so soft.


Here is a tasty lunch recipe:

1 slice of Bacon – Chop into small pieces

4 small Mushrooms – cut into quarters (do not peel)

1 teaspoon Garlic – fresh or from a jar

Fry together in small fry-pan.

When  cooked keep warm on plate.

Add your Slice of Bread into pan to fry in the garlic/bacon/mushroom oil.

Eat while hot.  YUMMY!!!!!!


* Have a Lovely Day *

You may like to see my Recipe Book for Carnarvon. W.A.

recipe-bk-coveroneinch-jpeg   “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”   —— Just Click on the words to see the book.


Honour our Friends


This looks nice with the Dark Leaves as a central point in the Basket of Flowers.


Hope you may like a poem today:

So here we are:  It is about a Rose.


The beauty of a Rose is beyond compare.

The petals so soft as they take in the air.

The colours so subtle as well as bright and strong.

The perfume out passes even our loveliest song.

The Rose has thorns on the stems and the stalks.

The thorns are protection from predators walks.

So touch a petal smell the Rose.

The perfume will bwonderful to your nose.

Find time, look at its beauty it is so timeless.

Be refreshed with it’s perfume, it’s softness it’s loveliness.

Maybe it’s time to put a Rose in your home,

to look at each day and not feel alone.


Here is a picture of a Pen/Ink Drawing of a Cat from one of my books.  It may encourage someone to look at their cat differently or to encourage a child to start Drawing.

Australian Cat

This is what an Australian Cat may look like – have you seen one out Bush in the Outback of W.A.?


Verse from the Bible:

Exodus: Chapter 20 verse 12 – says – Honour your Father and your Mother.


I thought it would be a good idea to think about honouring our friends as well as our Parents.  Friends are very special so it is nice to think of them kindly and to appreciate having them in our life.


 * Hope you have a Lovely Day and be glad if you have a friend *


Here are some of my sites you may like to see:-
“Flowers for the Altar”
“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Little Children Love Cats


CalicoCat 2

I call this my Calico Cat.

 Thought I would try my hand at painting it with flowers in different colours.

I put transparent coloured paint on the black background then painted in white to bring out the multicolours.

Hope you like it  –  it will give you a different idea of painting.


We could talk about Cats today……they are beautiful creatures Great and Small.  They can be lovely companions and make great company.

If you live on a rural property then you are fortunate to allow your cat to run free but in town it is a different matter.

Over the years we as a family have had different kinds of cats as well as other animals i.e. dogs, goats, horses, pigeons, chickens, bantams, fish, pigs, sheep, rabbits, white mice, gerbels  –  one time even an Ass was left with us for a while on one property…. but he eh/ahed so loud that we had to let him go to another home.


This was our boy Cat called Harry.

 He loved to be in on everything even to be photographed with  the flowers.


As much as we love our Pets do you know that God our Heavenly Father loves them too, also our Children He especially loves them very much.

Just thought you may like to know:

that in the Bible  –

Matthew: Chapter 19  verse 14.

Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”


So if you happen to see a child today or someones pet

or another creature of any sort – just know that they are special – it is lovely to be kind to them.


What about this for a recipe for today:

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon,Mint (fresh or dried) Spring Onions/Scallion or Spanish or Red Onion. Which ever you prefer.

Cut Watermelon into balls or 2 cm.dice, place in large serving bowl,

add the chopped up Onion,

sprinkle in the fresh or dried mint to taste.

Cover and cool in fridge until needed.

Mix well and serve Cold with sliced – Cold Meat, Chicken or Fish.


CalicoCat 2

* Have a Lovely Day

maybe try out a new recipe

for yourself


your family today *


“Flowers for the Altar”