Saturday, December 23, 2006


To all my Blogging friends:

This might be my last post for a little while as I will be spending Christmas Eve /Day with My Daughter Donna and her family. My Good friends Gwen and Brian will also be joining us for lunch.Then from the 26th My Daughters and Son. Carol, Gary,Joanne And their families and My good friends Irene and Ron will be visiting and staying with me over the Christmas /New Year holidays. So a lot of fun will be had by all, along with a lot of photo's getting taken.

I would like to wish you all

A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Some will always be prettier.
Some will always be smarter.
Some of their houses will be bigger.
Some will drive a better car.

Their children will do better in school.

And their husband will fix more things around the house.
So let it go,and love you and your circumstances.
Think about it!
The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
And the most highly favoured woman for the job may be unable to have children.
And the richest woman you know,has the car, the house, the clothes....but may be lonely.
And the world says, "If I have not Loved, I am nothing."
So, again, love who you are.
Looking in the mirror in the morning, smile and say,"
I am too blessed to be stressed, too anointed to be disappointed!"
"Winners make things happen--Losers let things happen."


May you always have love to share
Health to spare
And friends that care


"Angels Do Exist..
but, sometimes, they don't have wings,
We call them Friends!"


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"My Garden "

Another part of my Garden

A couple of ferns

A Couple of small Daphne, Hoya at the back,

Pelargonium in need of a trim
Pink Tree Begonia and my dog" Clayton"
A hare's foot fern
little pot of impatiens
another of my many stags


Friday, December 15, 2006

A Few Jokes Tonight

Hi Everyone ., I am feeling very frustrated that I have been unable to leave comments on a lot of your sites , won't let me log on, not even as "Anonymous" , but I have visited many of you , but just cannot leave a comment no matter how I try .
But will try getting to you all as soon as possible

Secret To A Long Marriage
With a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary at the church's marriage marathon, the minister asked Brother Ralph to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he managed to live with the same woman all these years.

The husband replied to the audience, "Well, I treated her with respect, spent money on her, but mostly I took her traveling on special occasions.
" The minister inquired, trips to where?? "For our 25th anniversary, I took her to Beijing , China .
" The minister then said, "What a terrific example you are to all husbands, Ralph. Please tell the audience what you're going to do for your wife on your 50th anniversary?
" Brother Ralph replied: "I'm going to go get her."


A man woke up in a hospital bed and called for his doctor. He asked "Give it to me straight. How long have I got?" The physician replied that he doubted that his patient would survive the night. The man then said "Call for my lawyer." When the lawyer arrived, the man asked for his physician to stand on one side of the bed, while the lawyer stood on the other. The man then laid back and closed his eyes. When he remained silent for several minutes, the physician asked what he had in mind.The man replied "Jesus died with a thief on either side, and I thought I'd check out the same way."
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The Cowboy Boots
(Anyone who has ever dressed a child will love this)
Did you hear about the Texas teacher who was helping One of her kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots?
He asked for help and she could see why.
Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on. By the time they got the second boot on, she had worked up a sweat.
She almost cried when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet."
She looked, and sure enough, they were.
It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on.
She managed to keep her cool as, together, they worked to get the boots back on, this time on the right feet. He then announced, "These aren't my boots."
She bit her tongue, rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why didn't you say so?", like she wanted to.
Once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet.
No sooner had they gotten the boots off when he said, "They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear 'em."
Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry.
But she mustered up what grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots on his feet again.
Helping him into his coat, she asked, "Now, where are your mittens?
" He said, "I stuffed 'em in the toes of my boots."
She will be eligible for parole in three years.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

My Garden

Just a glimpse through part of my garden today
Todays Temperture43
Looking through my glass doors
I believe this is a Flame Tree ,The flower below is a close up My Hare's foot Fern

Cabaret Cherry Rose 1 of my many Stag horns that I started of in a hanging basket to form this ball

When i took this photo the Azalea was nearly finished flowering
when the Granny bonnets come peeping through

Spider plant and little pink wax begonias


Friday, December 08, 2006

Smoked Out

Our Headlines in this mornings paper.
Firefighters are racing against the clock to build containment lines around raging bushfires.
with Temperatures forecast 40c+ over weekend .
40 firefighters from New Zealand arrived in Melbourne this morning And are now Stationed in boost the fire crews battling fires around Mansfield , Jamison ,outskirts Wangaratta and other areas . The Army has also been called in to help.
So too say the least we are getting smoked out .
No I didnt put a wrong photo on here I Took this one looking at the sky from my backyard at 10am Just smoke

Looking down my Street

you all may have seen this photo in earlier post with out the smokey condition

its hard to see the water very smoky

and again before and after


Wednesday, December 06, 2006


The Festive season is upon us once again .and here we are celebrating at our Christmas break up dinner held at the club Monday evening.

Our entertainer for the evening was well known Artist Rodney Vincent

We were kept entertained all evening .While we were having dinner Rodney started of with nice soft music, then progressed to Christmas Carols.Then onto a singalong ,Rudolf, Jingle bells,Aussie Christmas ,then a few jokes and requests,Pretty Ribbons,Are you lonesome tonight ,and many this time the foot tapping had started. Which created people getting up to dance and have some fun there was a lot of Rock n Rolling, of cause I joined in there were a few slow ones also . and to end the night everyone was up for the Hokey Pokey and a lot of fun had by all.

Rodney Vincent on stage

My Sister Pauline the night had just begun

Rodney Vincent And Myself (Jen)

My Sister Pauline ,Rodney,And Myself (Jen).

Notice the rosy cheeks the night is nearly over

Its early but Cheers

To all my Blogging friends and their families I wish you all A Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Saturday, December 02, 2006



A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company.
One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.
The old poodle thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!" Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.
Just as the leopard is about to leap the old poodle exclaims loudly,
"Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?"
Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.
"Whew!" says the leopard, "That was close! That old poodle nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use, and trade it for protection from the leopard. So off he goes, but the old poodle sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says,
"Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!
Now, the old poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?"
Instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says.
"Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!
Moral of this story...
Don't mess with old farts...age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill!
Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience.
I am in no way insinuating that any of you are old, some are just more "youth challenged" than others!!!!

A drunk walks out of a bar with a key in his hand and he is stumbling back and forth.
A cop on the beat sees him and approaches "Can I help you sir?"
Yessh! Ssssomebody ssstole my carrr" the man replies.
The cop asks "Where was your car the last time you saw it?"
It wasss on the end of thisshh key" the man replies.
About that time the cop looks down and sees the man's weiner hanging out of
His fly for all the world to see.
He asks the man "Sir, are you aware that you are exposing yourself?"
Momentarily confused, the drunk looks down at his crotch and without missing
a beat, blurts out
"Holy shit ----- My girlfriend's gone, too!!!!!"


Living on Earth is expensive,
but it does include a free trip
around the sun every year.