Thursday, August 28, 2008
I have taken the next two days off work to tidy the house and pack bags.
We have a family coming to house-sit, to look after the animals and plants; therefore I am being a little manic with the cleaning. I have even pulled out the fridge and stove to clean behind them. I would hate our guests to get any nasty surprises.
This week the whole internet/blogging thing has been very frustrating... something to do with me using up all the download quota on a TV show (cough...cough). And now we are running on dial up speed.
I have been stopping by to read and catch up on your lives, it just takes a looooong time. Click on a link, and then go and make a cup of tea sort of thing, and maybe all the pictures will be loaded by the time I return.
I'm sure the hotel in Hawaii will have a computer so I can blog away to my heart's content.
PS: Hello to my reader from Scotland. I don't know who you are, but I can see that you drop by via Rachel's blog. Do you have a blog too? I could come and 'visit' you.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Corroboree frogs - an endangered and poisonous little creature.
My favourite animal of all.
Sumatran tiger - a neighbour to our shores.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Tomorrow it all begins again.
The week, that is.
There is a lot of washing to get through before Monday though...
Saturday, August 09, 2008
but there were too many other things to do last night.
I had not caught sight of Knox and Vivienne yet (have I been living under a rock this last week?).
That was a priority. Sorry China.
My legs needed attending to.
Have I mentioned I'm off to Hawaii soon!?!
Some major deforestation happened after their hibernation during for Winter.
Of course, I spent some time sobbing in the bath afterwards.
*We did record the opening of the games, and I will watch it later with the kids (it finished after 1am in Australia).
Friday, August 08, 2008
This one was sent to me this week.
Obviously written by a man.
There are so many things I could say here... and I began to, but soon realised that I was going to go on and on. Therefore, I'll let you scoff and choke on whatever you are eating as you read on.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Now, here is a book recommendation. It has become my kid's favourite book to pour over when choosing what they might like for their next birthday.
I bought it via Amazon. I was buying the Martha Stewart cookies recipe book (because you American ladies seem to have the most amazing cookie recipes, and I wanted in!!), and Amazon suggested I may like this one too. So of course, I couldn't help myself.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
(too easy Kelly - I could think of many more!)
Kelly meme-ed me (can that be a verb?!?).
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.
1. I have a corn on the inside of one of my little toes. It hurts a lot in Winter when I have to wear closed in shoes, and I dig it out every now and again.
2. I often fart in bed.
3. I sometimes hide from my children in the bathroom (probably normal, rather than unspectacular).
4. I don't understand grammar, and I am supposed to teach it each week (gerunds, subordinators, etc.).
5. I love scabs (the coagulation of bodily fluids, not the strikebreaker - enough said).
6. I drink too much wine.
I am going to tag:
Heather, one of my best friends in real life, and a fellow blogger.
Anthony, an Australian friend living in Minnesota now.
Justin, another Aussie friend, this time in New York.
Amanda, because it is about time she posted something on her blog!! (Love you Amanda)
Jennifer, one of my favourite bloggy friends. &
Mary, a new bloggy friend.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
You are the Sense of Sight
You are a very observant, detail oriented person.
You are able to take in a lot of information at once.
You often see things that other people never notice.
You have a good eye for design and aesthetics.
You love to be surrounded by beauty - natural or not.
When you imagine how something should look, you see it clearly in your mind.