Monday, December 28, 2009

Bungie, my very bouncy "Japanese Chin"

Well I've survived the first nearly 3 months of having a new puppy around. Toilet training is 99%, just the odd occasional accident :)
Bungie is raring to go at 6am each morning...even on
Breakfast, then runs psycho around the house and yard, ripping off flower heads, blades of grass and anything else in his way, flies back inside and begins his klepto traits...steals shoes and anything else he can grab and continues a stock pile in his bed....finally winds down around 10am while I restore things to normal, catnaps for a while, goes exploring then conks out around 11am - 4pm. Then he is off again, outside to scout around...inside for dinner then psycho pup again....and I thought I was on

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Tribute to my wonderful Rebel

I realised I haven't blogged for quite some time, I had truly lost heart there for a while. A week after my last post I lost my beautiful dog Rebel, my beloved Shih Tzu. I'm one of those people that loves and cherishes a dog so deeply that my heart was broken and grieving and healing has taken some time. I threw myself into work taking on extra hours so when I came home I was so tired I couldn't you pet owners know, coming home is the joyous part of your day to be greeted with unconditional love :) Online friends helped me immensely, as I could sob at the computer without them knowing, on facebook I created a virtual garden dedicated to him (fairyland if you play) tributes and kindness flooded in from virtual strangers who are pet lovers too. A beautiful site was sent to me that floods me with tears each time: a gorgeous site....the rainbox on prepare for tears, prepare for tears

If It Should Be…..

If it be I grow frail and weak,
And pain should wake me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad – I understand,
Don’t let grief then stay your hand.
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years,
What is to come will hold no fears.
You’d not want me to suffer…so
When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where all my needs they’ll tend,
But stay with me until the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you too will see,
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.

Do not grieve that it should be you
Who must decide this thing to do.
We’ve been so close – we two – these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.

this is the last photo taken of my boy just after a bath, bit wet and scruffy:)

Part of healing after time is finding the strength to move on. Last week I was blessed to adopt a puppy...a new little boy to love. I'll post about him next week as I find laughter in my life again.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

To all the mother's, mother's to be, Grandmas...Happy Mother's Day.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.

Virtual tour of the Memorial

The Last Post is played at an Anzac Day ceremony in Port Melbourne, Victoria, 25 April 2005. Ceremonies like this are held in virtually every suburb and town in Australia and New Zealand on Anzac Day each year.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


It's the small things that count when you have been feeling blue. I haven't had the energy to post for a while. My contract at work was coming to an end, knew I'd be laid off then at the last minute was offered a months work at another campus and hopefully more to follow :) In the meantime have spent two weeks coughing my lungs out with a head cold.
Today I received this email and it made my day and I doubt Nita realizes how much so I will share it with you. I know it's more or less like a chain letter but sometimes they touch your heart when you need it.

There comes a point in your life when you realize:
Who matters,
Who never did,
Who won't anymore...
And who always will..
So, don't worry about people from your past,
there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future..
Give these flowers to everyone you don't want to lose in 2009

thanks Nita, you're a beautiful lady with a warm heart.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Did You of the day

It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

One human hair can support 3 kg (6.6 lb).

The average man's penis is three times the length of his thumb.

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.

There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.

Women blink twice as often as men.

The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.

Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.

If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

Women reading this will be finished now.

Men are still busy checking their thumbs.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Moods.....a common subject from a pre menopausal woman

My husband, being unhappy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring
the other day so he would be able to monitor my moods.

We've discovered that when I'm in a good mood, it turns green.

When I'm in a bad mood, it leaves a
big red mark on
his freakin

Maybe next time he'll buy me a diamond.

Please note: this is not my story :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Thank you Nita who has given me this award :o)

I have to pass it on to seven other blogs, and also tell you 7 things that I love:

1. My son
2. my dog
3. my circle of close friends
4. reading
5. Sudoku and other like puzzles
6. craft work
7. my new found internet groups and friends to chat to.

ok 7 other bloggers, this is always hard to choose, so I’ll choose the people that take the time to follow and visit my blog :)
plus one new one I discovered because I like her tiny teddies :)

Leanne (because I like her name :) ) and her blog…lol



Aunt Pitty Pat




Jacqui as a follower I would have chosen you too but I see Nita already did :)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Kitchen Wisdom

Kitchen Wisdom

Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to prevent ice cream drips.

Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway!

To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix. Keeps in the pantry for up to a year.
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

Go to the bakery! Heck, they'll even decorate it for you!

If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant 'fix-me-up.'

If you over-salt a dish while you are cooking, that's too bad. Please recite with me the real woman's motto: 'I made it, you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes!'
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

Celery? Never heard of it!

Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

The Packaged frozen pie directions do not include brushing egg whites over the crust, so I don't.

Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead.. The throbbing will go away.

Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink! All your pains go away!

If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dish washing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

Go ask that very cute neighbor if he can open it for you.

Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

Leftover wine??????????? HELLO!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


March is the first month of the Australian autumn. Warm turning to cool weather would be the norm in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the southern parts of Western Australia. In tropical Australia, warm weather is expected to continue with rains at the Top End as the Wet season continues.

Melbourne's Moomba Festival takes place during the Victorian Labor Day holiday weekend.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bushfires in Victoria

I've had lots of queries about the bushfires from on the blog, constant emails and bookclub site. I haven't got the heart to express myself here at the moment. I feel sick and teary looking at the media stories and knowing how lucky I am. That a fire can travel 32km in 16 minutes is so scary. It was our day in hell and that people can commit arson on such a horrendous day of heat makes them a mass murderer in my eyes.

Thank you to everyone who contacted me with your thoughts and prayers.

I did not want to publish any photos of devastated towns with respect to those that have lost. The photo of the koala and the cartoon artists' rendition gives us a little hope and a smile.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

You Know You're Australian If:

You know you’re Australian if….

You know the meaning of ‘girt’.

You believe that stubbies can either be worn or drunk.

You think it is normal to have a Prime Minister called Kevin.

You waddle when you walk due to the 53 expired petrol discount vouchers stuffed in your wallet or purse.

You’ve made a bong out of your garden hose rather than use it for something illegal such as watering the garden.

When you hear that an American ‘roots for his team’ you wonder how often and with whom.

You understand that the phrase ‘a group of women wearing black thongs’ refers to footwear and may be less alluring than it sounds.

You pronounce Melbourne as ‘Mel-bin’.

You believe the ‘L’ in the word ‘Australia’ is optional.

You can translate: ‘Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas’.

You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns, cows and sheep.

You call your best friend ‘a total bastard’ but someone you really, truly despise is just ‘a bit of a bastard’.

You think ‘Woolloomooloo’ is a perfectly reasonable name for a place.

You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that’s twice as big as its $2 coin.

You understand that ‘Wagga Wagga’ can be abbreviated to ‘Wagga’ but ‘Woy Woy’ can’t be called ‘Woy’.

You believe that cooked-down axle grease such as vegemite makes a good breakfast spread.

You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up, at which point they become Kiwis again.

You know, whatever the tourist books say, that no one says ‘cobber’.

You know that certain words must, by law, be shouted out during any rendition of the Angels’ song ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’.

You believe, as an article of faith, that the confectionary known as the Wagon Wheel has become smaller with every passing year.

You still don’t get why the ‘Labor’ in ‘Australian Labor Party’ is not spelt Labour.

You wear ugg boots outside the house.

You believe that the more you shorten someone’s name the more you like them.

Whatever your linguistic skills, you find yourself able to order takeaway fluently in every Asian language.

You understand that ‘excuse me’ can sound rude, while ’scuse me’ is always polite.

You know what it’s like to swallow a fly.

You understand that ‘you’ has a plural and that it’s ‘youse’.

You know it’s not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle.

Your biggest family argument over the summer concerned the rules of beach cricket.

You shake your head in horror when companies try to market what they call ‘Anzac Biscuits’.

You still think of Kylie as ‘that girl off Neighbours’.

You get choked up with emotion by the first verse of the national anthem and then have trouble remembering the second.

You find yourself ignorant of nearly all the facts deemed essential in the government’s new test for migrants.

You will immediately forward this list to other Australians, here and overseas, realising that only they will understand!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Australia Day

Australia Day, also known as Anniversary Day, Foundation Day and Invasion Day, is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, the day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, marking the start of British colonisation of Australia. Australia Day is an official public holiday in every state and territory of Australia, and is marked by the Order of Australia and Australian of the Year awards, along with an address from the Prime Minister.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Life is too short!

Life is short. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh
uncontrollably, **and never regret anything that made you smile**.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

One for the Girls.

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my shape to keep.
Please no wrinkles, Please no bags
And please lift my butt before it sags.
Please no age spots, Please no gray
And as for my belly, Please take it away.
Please keep me healthy, Please keep me young,
And thank you Dear Lord, For all that you've done.

Five tips for a woman....
1. It is important that a man helps you around the house and has a job...
2. It is important that a man makes you laugh.
3. It is important to find a man you can count on and doesn't lie to You.
4. It is important that a man loves you and spoils you.
5.It is important that these four men don't know each other.

Foot Note:
One saggy boob said to the other saggy boob:
'If we don't get some support soon, people will think we're nuts.'

Can't Live Without My Books!!!

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Book Snob
Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Literate Good Citizen
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Best Virtual Puppy Ever - Cute or Creepy?

Your Spiritual Number is Seven
You bring knowledge and wisdom into people's lives.
You are an expert in many fields, and you give excellent advice.

Right now, your life is about perfecting your skill set.
You are almost a virtuoso at the thing you love best. With some practice, you'll get there.

You are highly intelligent and intellectual. You have profound analytical skills.
But you also have the soul of an artist. You long to create.

Ah Memories