I had a chuckle when watching the news to see all the Queenslanders who had driven down to the border with New South Wales to see the snow. One person had even come down from Gladstone :-) There was a flurry of snowflakes near Eukey and just over the border in Tenterfield there was heavier snow. Check out the photos here . Of course our Northern Hemisphere friends would be laughing themselves silly to see all the Aussies get so excited about seeing snow for the first time but it doesn't snow all that often here apart from on the snowfields. We last had snow in Toowoomba in 1984 from memory when my children were very little and we had them rugged up in so many clothes they could hardly move. LOL!
There was no snow around here though...just wind, wind and more wind! It really was too cold to work outside so I did some cooking and a little sewing. As we had soup planned for dinner tonight I cooked Chilli Cornbread based on this recipe in one of the Coles magazines. It turned out really well. I replaced the castor sugar with stevia.
The addition of Feta cheese and corn was really nice.
I discarded the chilli seeds so the dish wasn't too hot. The CEO grows some really hot chillies. If you would like to find out how to test the hotness of your chillies watch 'How to test chillies with Curtis Stone' .
I thought I would experiment with making a rag rug and this is my first attempt. I really don't have much of an idea how to do patchwork so half followed a tutorial I found on Pinterest. I had problems with the corners of the binding so gave that a miss. I am trying to use up the InsulBrite I bought a while back for potholders I made for a DTE swap.
One of the Down to Earth forum members sent me this chookie one recently so I thought I would try my hand at making one too. Cute eh?
However one can only stay indoors for so long and when the sun came out in short bursts I would venture outside to see how the garden was faring. There are flowers on the passionfruit and I wondered if they will survive the expected frost on Wednesday.
There are signs that spring isn't really all that far away as the mulberrries are forming already. I am not quite sure why I am looking forward to spring as the last couple have brought heatwave conditions followed by mild summers. Hopefully this year they will go back to normal and we will have a gradual warming up of temperature. That way our beautiful spring flowers are not ruined by the heat.
However, at the moment any warmth and improvement in the weather would be appreciated :-) I hope all the Aussies out there are staying warm and our Northern Hemisphere friends are staying cool!