We met our #2 granddaughter and her daughter (our 19 y.o. great-granddaughter) for lunch at Sizzler a week or so back. I had a delicious meal of chicken and salad followed by desserts. Yay, they had jelly which I have always loved so had to have some of that. We all enjoyed our meals and decided to 'do it again' before too long. Note to self: put jelly on shopping list.
I actually got out into the back garden for a while on Sunday. I do feel unsteady on my feet these days but managed to do some tidying up without using a stick which gave me more confidence. also using a broom makes me a tad more stable. Why do spiders have to make such an awful mess everywhere? I must say it does look a lot tidier under the patio so feel quite proud of myself although still much to do.
I saw a largish insect creature trying to get back on its feet and Candy looked interested so I asked Phil to stomp on it. I had an idea it could be a European wasp and Phil thought it could be a queen (although possibly a queen paper wasp). There are some European wasps in Western Australia now and the Ag Department are doing their best to eradicate them but I fear they will eventually become a big nuisance here. With our weather being so warm in W.A. they can remain active 12 months of the year. I also saw a poor little bee struggling to walk so had Phil dispose of that as well. I am always fearful that Candy will try to play with an injured insect and get strung or bitten.
My frangipani are beginning to show new leaves and some have inflos (the beginning of flower clusters). Phil moved the pots so they get more sun so hopefully it won't be long before I have some blooms.
Candy was quite excited with both of us being out in the garden and did a few 'maddies' running around and really enjoying herself. When Phil and I rested she would run between the two of us just so glad we were both out there together. She is never very far away and when we are inside she will come in every little while just to check we are still there. She has now taken to sitting on my lap most evenings and then sleeps on Phil's bed all night.
We have some very hot weather forecast for Perth and suburbs for the coming week with 37C (98.6F) on Saturday. We could be about to set another new record for hot days in spring in Perth. I don't mind new records for colder days or even more rain in winter but can do without new records for heat!!
*Did you know that Bert Appleroth, a tram conductor, created jelly crystals using gelatine and sugar in his bathtub? He sold these jelly crystals door to door, using his tram route to transport him around Sydney. He rented premises to manufacture his jelly and then formed a company with Albert Lenertz (named Traders Pty Ltd) in 1926. Planes were considered new and exciting at the time so aviation fan Appleroth named the brand "Aeroplane" Jelly. Appleroth used a Tiger Moth plane to make deliveries to rural areas in 1934 and his publicity stunts and Aeroplane Jelly's advertising campaigns made the jelly a national icon like Vegemite and Holden. I remember the Aeroplane Jelly song so well.