Monday, May 10, 2010

Where have I been

Gday everyone,
Why have I been so long away from blogging this time .. Well !! I've been kept busy bowling , doing a little gardening, (Photo's later) the normal household chores ... then to top it all off I lost my telephone and along with it went the internet. It took TELSTRA 8 days to get it up and running. So here I am, back and ready to share lifes little things again !!!
I'm not sure if I mentioned it before, but Donna won the "Boystown Lottery" last Novemeber which was a house in Buderim QLD and a new Mercedes car. Donna and Brett and kids spent Christmas at the house and decided it wasn't a "holiday home" it was more suited to executive style living, so they put it on the market, and the house was sold and handover is mid May. Donna suggested that Carol, Joanne and myself head up North and spend a "bonding" weekend before handover . Well you didnt have to ask us all twice, Donna made the arrangements and off we went. We spent 4 days together, shopping, eating, drinking and a little sight seeing thrown in - it was just a wonderful time. You cant visit up North without putting a phone call through to Peter, and as expected he made the short journey down and spent Sunday with us all .. the angel amongst the devils .. or in his own words "he now knows what Hugh Heffner felt like - surrounded by beautiful women !!! such a card and character but we love him dearly. Peter decided to spend the night and help us pack up in the morning before heading back home. I took a few snaps .. surprise surprise, keep scrolling down, and enlarge if needed.

Thursday night we stayed at "The Mantra " in Tullamarine, close to airport just to make sure we didnt get caught in the early morning traffic and miss out book in. Having a night cap in the lounge at the hotel.

Friday morning , breakfast at Macca's at the airport before we fly out.

In the clouds
Arriving on the Sunshine Coast .. we left Melbourne wet and cold, arrived to a lovely sunny and warm day - first stop change of clothes!
Donna and Carol On the tarmac
L/R Donna, Carol and Joanne collecting our luggage.
Front entrance to the house
The House

Dinning & living area - The house was fully furnished, as you see it is how they received it. I fell in love the light fittings, so unusual, the pics dont do them justice.
I had to share this with you all, the tree is growing around a large volcanic rock - it gave the impression of a large bonsai. It also attracted bats of a night, spotlights were placed around the base lighting it up of a night to try and deter the little NOISY critters.Saturday we spent strolling along the beach at Mooloolaba, shopping along the esplanade, and having lunch on the wharf.
Joanne out on the rocks
Testing the water
Having lunch at "The Wharf " Mooloolaba
The area is all built on and amongst volcanic rocks, which makes for some lovely landscaping. The back garden at the house, very steep but perfect for native ferns and palms.
Upstairs looking down on the terrace - Peter having a chin wag with the girls.
All packed and ready to leave for home.
Peter "Hugh Heffner" Holtie and the girls
Leaving the Sunshine coast and heading home.
Leaving the Queensland shores

After a few drinks on board, the girls decided to have a quick nap

About 1 hr out from Tullamarine Melbourne Airport

Decending comming in to land at Tullermarine, Melbourne.
Colin and the kids were at the airport waiting to collect Joanne. Carol, Donna and myself headed home (Carol driving) 3 hrs to Yarrawonga - We arrived home approx 9.30pm Monday night.
Carol stayed with me ONCE again, mothers day being the following Sunday. Ian and Serayha come up Saturday, we all then went to Donnas on Sunday to celebrate my milestone Mothers Day .. yes it was my 50th one (shhhh dont tell Carol I let the cat out the bag) - we had a lovely lamb roast followd by hot apple pie and ice-cream. The only thing I have to do now is DIET DIET DIET, I need to drop all those extra kg's - but what fun it was putting it on.
Until next time my friends, stay safe and well. Jeanette


Friday, April 09, 2010

A little senior merriment

Gday all,
I hope you are all had a very happy Easter long weekend as I did . Gary, Christine / Joanne , Colin and their families along with friends Marc,Kristy and Baby Aiden arrived Thursday evening. Then surprise Carol and Ian arrived Saturday making it 17 in all. A happy fun time with lots of laughter was had by all. with perfect weather plenty of sunshine , a few drinks and the swimming pool getting plenty of use ..All stayed on till Monday/ Tuesday.
A happy fun time filled with lots of laughter was had by all..

Now on with a few jokes to put a little laughter into our lives .

Couple in their nineties

are both having problems remembering things.
During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember ...
Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair.
'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks.
'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?'
'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she asks
'No, I can remember it.
'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too.
Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?'
He says, 'I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.'
'I'd also like whipped cream.
I'm certain you'll forget that, write it down?' she asks.
Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember it!
Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!'
Then he toddles into the kitchen.
After about 20 minutes,
The old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.

She stares at the plate for a moment.

'Where's my toast ?'


Hospital regulations

require a wheel chair for patients being discharged.
However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital.
After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator.
On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.. 'I don't know,' he said.
'She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.

Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says: 'Slim, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're about my age.
How do you feel?'
Slim says, 'I feel just like a newborn baby.'


Like a newborn baby!?

' 'Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.

An elderly gentleman......

Had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%
The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, 'Your hearing is perfect.
Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.'
The gentleman replied, 'Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations.

I've changed my will three times!'


Garage Door

The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his zipper was down and his fly area wide open.
His assistant walked up to him and said, 'This morning when you left your house, did you close your garage door?'
The boss told her he knew he'd closed the garage door, and walked into his office puzzled by the question..
As he finished his paperwork, he suddenly noticed his fly was open, and zipped it up... He then understood his assistant's question about his 'garage door..' He headed out for a cup of coffee and paused by her desk to ask, 'When my garage door was open, did you see my Hummer parked in there?'
She smiled and said, 'No, I didn't.

All I saw was an old mini van with two flat tires..


If you are a senior you will understand this one, if you deal
with seniors this should help you understand them a little
better, and if you are not a senior yet........God willing,
someday you will be......The £2.99 Special
We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the 'seniors' special' was
two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for £2.99.

'Sounds good,' my wife said. 'But I don't want the eggs.' 'Then, I'll have to charge you three pounds and forty-nine pence because you're ordering a la carte,' the waitress warned her. 'You mean I'd have to pay for not taking the eggs?' my wife asked
incredulously. 'YES!!' stated the waitress. 'I'll take the special then,' my wife said. 'How do you want your eggs?' the waitress asked. 'Raw and in the shell,' my wife replied. She took the two eggs home and baked a cake.

DON'T MESS WITH SENIORS!!! WE'VE been around the block more than once!


I went to the doctor for my yearly physical.
The nurse started with certain basics."How much do you weigh?
she asked."135," I said.
The nurse put me on the scale
It turns out my weight is 180.
The nurse asked, "Your height?""5 foot 4," I said.
The nurse checked and saw that I only measure 5' 2"
She then took my blood pressure and told me that it is very high.
"Of course it's high" I screamed,
'When I came in here Iwas tall and slender! Now I'm short and fat!

"She put me on Prozac.

What a bitch


Thursday, April 01, 2010

Out and about

Gday all. Im back once again.
Ive have been a very busy lady, Carol came over for a few days to go with Lady bowlers to see "Cats" and ended up staying nearly 3 weeks as I had a couple of medical appointments,blood tests , Ultrasound .its that time of year when all my tests start again . No results yet.
Apart from Photo's below showing some of our activities over the last few weeks.
we went to woolen mills in Wangaratta were we made a few purchases. after Ultra sound and again made return visits to mill for more wool..also had Grandfinal pennant Dinner played carpet and lawn bowls..had a trip to Shepparton called in to see Merle . Now im slowing up as my back is playing up and giving me some discomfort.
Well folks We wish you all a very HAPPY EASTER .
I have family arriving any time now. so will be off . I promise to visit you all after family go home after Easter Break..
Take care till I return .
On wth the photo's. Please enlarge any or all for better viewing....
Indoor Carpet bowls enjoying A social get together BBQ on the Club lawns over looking Lake Mulwala

walking back to car after BBQ

end of evening undermoonlight
Arriving to watch and support our club Lawn bowls pennant team
in Grandfinal
My Club in Green
Our girls did us proud and a good game to watch, the game hinged on the last
end played . we went down 70 to 71 ..
Coach load of Lady Bowlers off to the Regent theatre Melbourne to see Live Musical "CATS"
A much needed refreshment break to stretch the legs and have a cuppa Well worth setting alarm 5.30am. it was along day getting back to Yarrawonga about 9.30pm.
Pauline,Carol, Donna enjoying a much needed cuppa

Leaving Cats to find our bus
Brian and Myself
It was my Dear friend Gwens 1st Anniversary of her death
So Brian Gwens Hubby , Paula and myself went down to the lake as arranged to let balloons go at the same time as her family did in different parts of Melbourne.
Balloons like dots in the sky they soon dissappeared out of sight

Donna and girls picking Carol and myself up heading to Gold class theatre Albury to see Alice in Wonderland
L/R.Carol , Rylie,Donna, Maddison and Sanae. ready to order our meal before we go into theatre, were our lunch is served
Myself and Donna feeling quite relaxed in our recliners after the movie , lunch, a couple of drinks and to end with a shared cheese platter.

Maddison enjoying popcorn

After theatre was off for a little retail therepy
In the shopping Mall

The girls happy with their purchases.Rylie, Sanae,heartshape earmuffs to keep the noise out at Karting and Maddison a Beret
heading back to the car after a great girls day out
To end with Penny fast asleep on her lambswool mat
after spending the day with friends.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Bromiliads new home

Gday everyone. Not a lot to report . Ive bowled a couple times this week . last Tuesday few of our bowlers including me travelled by bus with our A1 pennant team to Corowa to watch and support them in the pennant semi final. Yay!!!! they won now into grandfinal to be played next Tuesday so 7.30am bus back to Corowa. ill take Camera try to take a few photo's for another post..

Now on with a few photo's

I started this project before my eye operation ,as you all know I had to becareful and wasn't allowed out in garden. Yippee the weathers been nice and ive been able to get back in the garden and get my hands dirty .

Please click on an any or all to enlarge for a better Look

Bromiliads old home

Start of new project. After watching a Tv garden show I decide to try my luck at putting some of my bromiliads on a steel mesh and hessian frame.
You see in the wire in background I originally had it put up to grow Sweetpeas but changed my mind and now use it to hang a few Bromiliads on boards or in small pots.
Must say I was very pleased with the end results. Then one job led to another, extentsion to exsisting fernery and new shade cloth the whole length of fernery and fence painted .

Started to move bromiliads in then decided on shade cloth to protect them from winter frost

Bromiliads moved out while shade cloth was put in place. you say why move , well he wasnt the most gentle person in the garden with a few plants getting knocked about and broken in the process of replacing other shade cloth and a few repairs along the way.

Above and below a few close ups

This one seemed to come into flower overnight the next two are close up of same plant a few days apart.

another close up

Complete but still might move some about in here

move complete It looks so bare now

Next job to clean up and move a few of my other plants here.
Cheerio for now im off to watch the winter Olympics live on television.
And slowly making my way around to visiting you all...