Thursday, August 31, 2006


Ohhhh ... So True ... and still CUTE !!!

As you all liked my last "cute" post - My Friday Prayer
here is another "cute" - I think I might call this lot "Ahh-Men"

Monday, August 28, 2006


Hi Everyone
Not a lot to report tonight .
My friends Ron and Irene went home yesterday (Sunday) after spending 12 days with me .Today started out with a couple of phone calls 1st to see if i was
playing bowls or just attending the opening luncheon tomorrow I opted to
play a few ends then lunch ,the 2nd call i think was just checking up on me.
Then ended up at my friend Gwens .
You might like to pop over and make her feel welcome.
Now to finish off with a few more holiday photo's
Darwin Crocodile farm houses more than 15,000 saltwater crocs producing
skins and meat for export. . Huge tourist park.
See Snowy the world's largest white croc.
Im glad its him in there and not me .
This lagoon has many large Crocs in it and there only another
Keeper in there with a Bloody large stick while this one feeds the
crocs with fresh chickens

2 comming up for a feed

Snowy the world's largest white croc.

well the sign says it all

Friday, August 25, 2006

Its Friday

Another busy friday, first off Irene and I went shopping to restock the fridge
and cupboard,then in and out a few more shops as Irene wanted to buy her
Daughter a bithday present so she could take it home when they leave on
Sunday .Back home to put shopping away then Ron decided he would like
a pie from the Bakery ,you guessed it back to the bakery we all decided to
have hot pies for lunch ,then just finishing and 4 friends called in to invite me to
the opening of our bowling season on Tuesday which I excepted and also to see
if i had my results back So on went the kettle left them making cuppa's while I
went for my Doctors appointment . Well good news the growth was benign yipee!!!
dont have to have another colonoscopy for 12 months but still have to have
blood tests every 3 months and I see Oncololgist early November. So all the
Family and friends walking around with big smiles .
To finish off a few holiday shots .
A Pleasant afternoon spent at Crocodylus Park
Certainly one of the most dramatic parts of the tour, here we witness hungry saltwater crocodiles feeding.

A male Peacock in full plumage is surely among the most beautiful and spectacular The Black-necked Stork, or Jabiru, is the only stork found in Australia. Standing at a height of 129 - 137 cm, with black and white body plumage, glossy dark green and purple neck and massive black bill, it is easily distinguished from all other Australian birds. The legs are long and coral-red in colour. The female is distinguished by its yellow eye. Immature birds resemble adults, but the black plumage is replaced by brown and the white plumage is duskier.

are a large flightless bird and very shy but when cornered can lash out dangerously with their claws their feet possess a large inner claw which can be deadly.


Here i am holding 2 year old Crocodile its mouths taped

as it can cause a very nasty injury like loosing a finger or taking a large nice

chunk out of your hand

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A Big THANK YOU to All

I would firstly like to thank everyone for there concern and prayers regarding my health and recent hospital visit. I am yet to get the pathology results on the growth that was removed, but fingers crossed, they got it all and I wont be spending anymore time in hospital in the near future. As Carol pointed out anaesthetic and myself are not the best of friends, but I have made a swift and fast recovery and are feeling again on top of it all.

Secondly my birthday, where do I start !!!

Merle, you are correct, I haven't reached 70 yet, got a FEW years still before I reach that milestone. I'm not sure how others feel about their age, but to say that I am now 67 doesn't sound as daunting, as to say I have a 46yr old daughter , and my eldest grandchild is 23 and the youngest has just turned 3 !!! The upside to it is when Carol and I are together and out shopping, people always ask if we are sisters !!! I'm not sure if that is an insult to Carol or a compliment to me - I take the compliment, Carol just smiles and says "come on sis, lets keep moving" !!!

Carol, thank you for for posting this beautiful poem on my birthday, and sharing it with everyone, I loved it when you first put it on your web site all those "moons" ago, and still do.

Peter, mmmm... "best catch in Yarra", I laughed when I read that remembering the conversation that you had extracted it came from !! Am looking forward to your next visit and hope you, Vicki and Rex have a great time at the "Musta".

To everyone else that left best wishes, I once again thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to reading all your comments, and enjoy my visits to your bloggs. It has been a really different experience for me, how we all get to now each other, sharing our lives and interests, becoming friends, although alot of us have never met. I like nothing more than making my "morning cuppa" and sitting down to browse and read what my friends have been upto, where they are going, where they are going next or just to have a good laugh.

I had many phone calls and emails from family and friends especially from my beautiful kids Carol, Gary & Joanne and their families. Donna, Brett and family came over for dinner as they live close by, along with my good friends Ron & Irene who are still here with me. We had a lovely roast lamb & veggies, followed by a birthday cake for desert. Here are a few snaps that were taken on the night, and please NO COMMENT regarding the FLAME on top of the cake, I was waiting a call from the fire department .. I mean 67 candles does make for a lot of glow !!!

The birthday girl with 3 of my beautiful grandchildren - Kayne (standing) Rylie (left) Maddison (right) and Ron

Okay the candles are all blown out (with a little help), its time to cut the cake, the girls are keeping a close watch that I dont touch the bottom, because we all know that if you do, you have to kiss the closest boy - YUCK !!!

My mate Irene or as we affectionatly call her "izee". Notice the glass is empty and the slight glow to the cheeks, yes we were having a few Brandy & Dry's. Of course for me it was medicinal !!

Ron & Irene in my back yard, winding down after a big day.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Happy Birthday Mum

Hey Jen's turned ???? (if I told she would come after me with the whacking stick, and I'm still afraid of that !!)

Here's a little something I did when I had my own web pages many moons ago, and I am wanting to share this again with everyone as it says it all.


My mother kept a garden,
A garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
That gave my life its start.

She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self esteem.

And when the winds and rains came
she protected me enough...
But not too much ...
she knew I'd need to stand up strong and tough.

Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.

I am my mothers garden,
I am her legacy
And I hope she feels the love
reflected back from me

Happy birthday mum,
Love you more with each passing day,

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Wheres mum !!

G'day all,

You might have read in the comments that mum was having a colonoscopy on Friday 18th. For those that are not aware, mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer in April, 2004. After quite lengthy and numerous operations, and areas of the bowel removed, she has been under constant specialist care, having blood test every 3 months and colonoscopys every 6th mths. We have had a few little scares with other growths popping up and being removed, and yesterday they found another small growth, but was able to remove it during the procedure. Mum is doing fine and her recovery has been good. She doesnt handle anaethestic very well, but I have spoken to her a few times in the last 24hrs and all is well, her spirits are high - she just has a nagging headache. She has her very good and life long friends Ron & Irene staying with her for a week or so, and they promise me they are taking very good care of her, and all is well. I know she will be chaffing at the bit to get back to the blogging community, which I expect will be sooner rather than later.

In advance I would like to thank you all for your good wishes and words of encouragement


Friday, August 18, 2006

Count, Then Count Again !!!

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This was emailed to me some time ago, and you might have already seen it, but I think it is a very clever use of graphics. I just wish I was clever enough to come up with something so simple yet mind boggling !!!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

I'm still here !!!!

G'day fellow bloggers,

Well you might or might not have missed my presence here along with Mum, but since getting my computer back, I have been so busy getting everything sorted and back on track, trying to catch up is the hardest thing without falling further behind .. now I know that might not make sense to some, but believe me when I say "its possible" !!!

I've had a very busy last few weeks, my daughter Serayha moved out of home, and into her own place with a few friends, which I will say was a very sad moment for me, and I thought I'd miss her terribly - but I think I see her more now and have more conversations with her than I did whilst she was living here !!!! She turned 20 on the 19th July, so we went out and did "lunch" that lasted a few hours, did girly things, shopped till we dropped, had a great day in all.

Hubby Ian turned 50 on 10th August, we planned to have a quiet celebration just go out for dinner etc, but family members had other ideas.

The weekend prior to his birthday, we had his family - Mum, brothers, sister-in-laws, nieces and not to forget my Mum, all come over and we did "lunch" at one of the local pubs, then back to our place for cuppa's followed by more drinking, which Ian crawled into bed around 5am. Sunday came and our guests left and headed back to Melbourne and left a very hung over Ian for me to care for !!!

Not to be out done, my family - brothers, sisters, in-laws and friends all come up last weekend, to help him celebrate along with my brother-in-law Brett who turned 40 on the 11th, yep a double whammie. We all went out to dinner at a lovely restaurant "Sebastians" had a bottle or two of red wine, then back home for ALOT more drinking, put on some choice music from the 70's & 80's, did a lot of "daggy dancing", we all had a great night, everyone stayed over. Did he learn from the previous w/end ... NO NO NO ... We wont talk about the next morning.. just let me say that there were quite a few very sad, sick and sorry looking people walking around and all vowing never to drink again !!!!

Well, enough rambling from me, and as tomorrow is Friday, here is my "Friday Funny". I hope it doesnt take to long to load, but it is well worth the wait, I laughed so hard watching this I just had to share it with you all. The commentary is not in English, but you dont need to understand what is being said... as they say pictures tell a thousand stories !!!

Have a great weekend everyone .. I think a quite one is what I'm gonna have !!

I have not forgotten you Peter .. PROMISE !!!! Will try and see what I can do this w/e.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Another busy day over .first thing this morning off to have my 3 monthly blood tests then back home to have breakfast do a few chores ,then off again to do
food shopping and chemist to pick up medication .then back home
to greet my good friends who are staying with me for about 10 days .
then off out again this time to Doctors for pre. anaesthetic checkup all
went well for routine procedure friday .Home again its now 5.40pm time
for a couple of drinks, Brandy & dry ginger ale withfriends before
I start getting dinner ready.
Well thats my day .

Finishing off with a couple JOkes


Maxine took her car to her mechanic.
She told him "Every time I take any of my friends out in my car, after a while there is this terrible smell !! .
It never happens when I am on my own" This quite intrigued the mechanic so he said, "OK, lets go for a spin and see what the problem is".
Off they went.
She drove down a one-way street in the wrong direction at 70 MPH, swerving, hitting the curb on both sides of the street, narrowly missed three pedestrians in pedestrian crossings, ran several red lights, and just missed a policeman on street traffic duty.
They returned to the shop and she said, "There it is now, there's that terrible smell.
"Can you smell it?"
"Smell it"?
Lady, I'm sittin' in it !!

Pregnant Blonde
The other day my neighbor, who is blonde, came running up to me
in the driveway just jumping for joy!
I didn't know why she was jumping for joy, but I thought, what the heck,
and I starting jumping up and down along with her.She said,
"I have some really great news!"
I said,
"Great, tell me why you're so happy."
She stopped jumping
and breathing heavily from all the jumping up and down,
told me that she was pregnant!
I knew that she had been trying for a while so I told her,
I couldn't be happier for you!"
Then she said, "There's more."
I asked, "What do you mean 'more'?"
She said,
"Well, we are not having just one baby.
We are going to have TWINS!"
Amazed at how she could know so soon after getting pregnant,
I asked her how she knew.She said............................

(You're going to love this!)

"Well, that was the easy part.
I went to Pharmacy and they actually had a home pregnancy kit in a twin-pack.
Both tests came out positive!"

I do believe this with all my heart!

I don't do windows because ...
I love birds and don't want one to run into a clean window and get hurt.

I don't wax floors because ...
I am terrified a guest will slip and get hurt then I'll feel terrible
( plus they may sue me.)

I don't mind the dust bunnies because ...
They are very good company, I have named most of them,
and they agree with everything I say.
I don't disturb cobwebs because ...
I want every creature to have a home of their own.
I don't Spring Clean because ...
I love all the seasons and don't want the others to get jealous
I don't pull weeds in the garden because
I don't want to get in God's way, HE is an excellent designer!
I don't put things away because ...
My husband will never be able to find them again.
I don't do gourmet meals
when I entertain because .
I don't want my guests to stress out over what to make when they invite me over for dinner.
I don't iron because .
I choose to believe them when they say
"Permanent Press".
I don't stress much on anything because
. "A Type"
personalities die young and I want to stick around
and become a wrinkled up crusty ol' woman!!!!
REMEMBER . . . .
The safest way to double your money is to fold
over once
and put it in your pocket


Monday, August 14, 2006

Hi Everyone .
Well another busy weekend over. friends called in on Saturday
for a few hours ,after they left went to my Daughter Donna's to stay the night
with the kids while they went out for dinner then they partied on and
stayed at Carols for the night . Also watched my football team TIGERS
beat Peters team BRISBANE LIONS . GO Tigers !!!! then up this morning
10am(Sunday) and off to indoor carpet bowls arriving back home 6pm a long day
but a great day was had by all 32 teams ....

7 reasons not to mess with children.

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.
The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.
The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.
The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah".
The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?"
The little girl replied, "Then you ask him".

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing.
She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.
As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.
The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."
The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like." Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing,
the girl replied, "They will in a minute."

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor" thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, "Thou shall not kill."
One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink.
She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.
She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?" Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."
The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said,
"Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"
The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.
"Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say,
'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer, ' or! 'That's Michael, He's a doctor.'
A small voice at the back of the room rang out,
"And there's the teacher, She's dead.
" A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood.
Trying to make the matter clearer, she said,
"Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it,
and I would turn red in the face.." "Yes," the class said.
"Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?"
A little fellow shouted,"Cause your feet ain't empty."
The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch.
At the head of the table was a large pile of apples.
The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:
"Take only ONE. God is watching."
Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.
A child had written a note,
"Take all you want.
God is watching the apples.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


Hi everyone
I have had a busy day been out shopping then to hairdresser.
it was such a beautifull day I didnt want to waste it inside
so spent the rest of the day in the garden ,
till it was time to get ready to go out for dinner with the Bowling club.
The menu: Smorgasboard Seaford.
A good night was had by all.
So tonight i decided to give the photo's a rest and post a few Jokes
Someone out there either has too much spare time or is deadly at Scrabble.
(Wait till you see the last one)
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Never Argue with a Woman !!!!
One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and
decides to take a nap.
Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out.
She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.
Along comes a Game Warden in his boat.
He pulls up alongside the woman and says, "Good morning, Ma'am.
What are you doing?"
"Reading a book," she replies, (thinking, "Isn't that obvious?")
"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her."
I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing.
I'm reading.""Yes, but you have all the equipment.
For all I know you could start at any moment.
I'll have to take you in and write you up."
"If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault," says the woman."
But I haven't even touched you," says the game warden."
That's true, but you have all the equipment.
For all I know you could start at any moment."
"Have a nice day ma'am," and he left.
MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.
A man entered the bus with both of his front pockets full of golf balls and sat down next to a beautiful (you guessed it) blonde.
The puzzled blonde kept looking at him and his bulging pockets.
Finally, after many such glances from her, he said, "It's golf balls".Nevertheless, the blonde continued to look at him for a very long time,deeply thinking about what he had said.
After several minutes, not being able to contain her curiosity any longer, asked, "Does it hurt as much as tennis elbow?"
Italian Math

An Italian man wants a job, but the foreman won't hire him until he
passes a little math test.

"Here's your first question," the foreman said, "Without using numbers,
represent the number 9."
Wit outa numbers?" The Italian says, "Dat is easy." And he proceeds
to draw three trees.

"What's this?" the boss asks.
"Ave you got no brain? Tree and tree and tree make nine,"
says the Italian.

"Fair enough," says the boss. "Here's your second question.
Use the same
rules but this time the number is 99."

The Italian stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture
that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree.
"Ere you go."

The boss scratches his head and says, "How on earth do you get that to
represent 99?"

"Each of da trees is dirty now. So, it's dirty tree, and dirty tree, and
dirty tree. Dat is 99."

The boss is getting worried that he's actually going to have to hire
Italian, so he says, "All right, last question. Same rules again,
but represent the number 100."

The Italian stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture
again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says

"Ere you go. One hundred!"

The boss looks at the attempt.
"You must be nuts if you think that
represents a hundred!"

v v
(You're going to love this one!!!)
The Italian leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each
tree and says, "A little dog came along and crap by each tree. So now
vyou got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and

a turd... dat makea one hundred. So, whena I start?"

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


A few short Photo stops on our way back to accommodation
200 year old banyan tree
It's got vines that hang from the branches, and when they touch the ground they take root and become another mini trunk of the tree. . Really big.

Termites build these mounds for several reasons: as a place to store plant material, to protect them from ants and other predators, and to provide them with dry ground in the event of season flooding. The photograph, shows a "Cathedral Mound" which is, perhaps, 100 years old, and is probably about 7or 8 metres tall.

The Lost City
The Lost City is an area of unusual sandstone pillars and block formations evoking the ruins of a long forgotten civilisation that have been sculpted by wind and rain over thousands of years.

Sunset from tour bus window

End of a very informative and most enjoyable tour and a very long day over .

Arriving back at Leepoint About 9pm

Saturday, August 05, 2006


A guided Tour
Our nature walk
as we leave Florence falls on our nature walk gradually decending,
a little further on we come to a stairway so down we all must go 127 steps
(cant turn back incase you get lost ) bottled water in hand as we reach the bottom
and cross a few streams we have a photo stop and rest to admire the scenery for
5 mins then a very slow climb back to the top then back on the bus to the Buley Rock pools.
were most of us got in the water to cool off before another easy walk then all aboard the bus
for journey back to Leepoint

One of the beautiful streams we crossed
This very unusual looking spider had everyone on the walk
clicking away with there camera's
These beautiful Cycads grow wild in Northern Territory Buley Rockhole is a series of small water falls and rock pools in Litchfield National Park
Buley Rockhole
A lizard in the rock pools in Litchfield National Park

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


More Holiday Photo's
Of on a bus tour picked up from Leepoint 6.20am then of to Litchfield Nature Park
photo's below show The spectacular Waterfalls

Tolmer Falls, in magnificent Litchfield National Park, cascades over high escarpments into a deep plunge pool. A short walk takes you to a viewing platform at the top of the most spectacular waterfalls in Litchfield. Access to the bottom of the falls has been restricted to protect the habitat of colonies of ghost bats and orange horseshoe bats. Continue on the walk past some lovely small rock pools above the falls.

“The spectacular Florence Falls, , cascade into a plunge pool, set in a pocket of monsoon forest. Joanne took a refreshing dip in the plunge pool, then we enjoyed a scenic walk to the viewing platform high above the Falls, which affords views of the waterhole below.More Photo's to follow of the tour .Nature walk , croc farm .etc.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Aunties Brag # 1

Well I thought it was about time I did a little bragging ...

This is a pic of my nephew Kayne, besides being a great looking young man (which he gets from his aunty !!) he is also a great and mad Karts fanatic, he races at local meets and also competes in national competions. Well he raced at Rochester in the third round of the 2006 Golden Power Series, and was placed 2nd in the Junior National Heavies & 3rd in the Junior Clubman class. We, the family, are so very proud of all his achievements. He even made the headlines in the sports section of two of our local newspapers.

Mother & father (Donna & Brett) still have not come down from there high, and I cant say I blame them. Brett is already talking Formula 1 .. nothing like having a dream and aiming for the top !!!!

Here are a few pics that were taken by the sports photographer on the day.

Kaynes Kart #34.

Kayne (furthest on right) accepting his 2nd place trophy .. look at that smile, it will take alot to wipe that from his dial !!!



Cazz is BACK !!!!

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G'day everyone,

Just a little note ... I'm BACK ONLINE .. YIPPEEEEE....**jumping up and down and squeeling with delight, doin a bit of a "bum dance"!!!

You just dont realise how much you rely on computers, until you dont have it at your disposal. I was totally lost, no chatting with friends, no blogging, no emails, no banking, no music, no gaming, I can go on and on. The upside to it all I finished a few novels, re aquainted myself with the TV, surround sound, DVD player, video remote controls, much to my hubby's horror (we all know how much they like to have control of those devices). I actually heard hubby mumble something that I never thought I would ever hear .."when is that bloody computer gonna be back". Now that its back, I've got that horrible task of reinstalling and reconfiguring programs, and trying to retrieve / find all my favourites sites etc. *Note to self - do regular back-ups .. sigh*

As you all have read, MUM is back - and I might add, quite happy with the changes that I made, liked the posts, music and pictures - I received the stamp of approval "Great job love, thanks for blogg-sitting". Now I'm not sure if that means "I'm back so, blogg off" or "I'm back, but happy for you to add a post here and there" .. so I'm I've decided to go for option 2 !!!!

I have read the comments about the music on site, and I hope I have fixed the problem of no controls showing. If you want to turn it off, just scroll to the header and it should appear there, if you are not able to hear the music, you need a player that can play .wav files, as I compress them to make them smaller and quicker to d'load. If you still have problems, please leave a comment and include the problem and I will try and rectify it asap.

Keep on smiling
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