Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tonight a few more plants in my garden

G'Day everyone, Ive had a quiet week except a few days bowling,we had our official Lawn bowls end of season closing day Tuesday followed by a lovely luncheon. sorry I left the camera home.We continue playing social bowls through winter weather permitting in Mufti (out of uniform) The weather is turning cold heating s on Last night temp got down to 1c =32f today a high of 15c=60f bbrrr winter is on our doorstep.
Now on with a few photo's

I thought I had lost this fuchsia through the extreme heat and water restictions
This one Ive only had a few months replacing one that I lost This Fuchsia survived the heat and drought

My White Butterfly Zigggy is full of blooms but hard to see against the white wall
Close up

look at the hares paw growing out of the stag
My little corner of bromelaids
A few close ups

Cheers \_/ \_/


Friday, April 25, 2008

A Day In The Garden

Hi everyone, My Good friends Ron and Irene arrived last Thursday, was lovely to see them again.Ron played golf a couple of days on those days Irene and I did some shopping and visited Gwen and my sister Pauline were we had a chat and a cuppa before returning home.Then the last few days we spent a few hours in the garden.

After spending 8days with me Ron and Irene went home today.

I hope to get around to visiting you all in the next few days

Now to end with a few photo's.

The 1st photo was taken when Carol (Cazz) and Ian stayed the weekend. and Ian did a few jobs for me.

Ian moved my newly transplanted Stag in basket out of the fernery to the front post were it should grow and cover the basket in a few months, Also you can see Ian hanging my Cockatoo.

Above & below:A close up view of Cockies


My Briar Rose rose in need of a good prune, Ron volunteered to get the ladder out and was soon cutting it back, while Irene and myself supervised and helped clean the mess up .

pruned back and cleaned up.

Coral tree in flower

My Coral tree was starting to make a mess dropping all its leaves so I was able to cut back all the lower branches, when Ron and Irene arrived I ask him to get the ladder out and finish it for me as you can see he did.

Bingo!! No mess all cut back

Crepe Myrtle in flower

I pruned the Crepe Myrtle back a couple of weeks ago.It had white powdery mildew all over it, Oh what a mess it was making dropping all the spent flowers and leaves..

All cleaned up tools put away was time for a cuppa.

or was that a Brandy and Dry ginger.



Friday, April 18, 2008

A Little Laughter

A blonde was weed-eating her yard and
Accidentally cut off the tail of her cat Which was hiding in the grass.
She rushed her cat, along with the tail over to Woolworths
Why Woolworths?

Woolworths is the largest re-tailer in the world!!!


A man and a woman who had never met before, but were both married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a Trans-continental train. Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they were both very tired and fell asleep quickly.....
He in the upper bunk and she in the lower. At 1:00 AM , the man leaned down and gently woke the woman saying, 'Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold.''I have a better idea,' she replied. 'Just for tonight, let's pretend that we're married.''Wow! That's a great idea!' he exclaimed. 'Good,' she replied. 'Get your own f/n blanket.
After a moment of silence, he farted.

The End

I took my dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes.
We decided to grab a bite at the food court.I noticed he was watching a teenager sitting next to him.
The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors: green, red,orange, and blue.
My dad kept staring at him.
The teenager would look and find him staring every time.
When the teenager had enough, he sarcastically asked,"What's the matter old man, never done anything wild in your life?"Knowing my Dad, I quickly swallowed my food so that I would not choke on hisresponse; knowing he would have a good one.
And in classic style he did not bat an eye in his response.
"Got drunk once and had sex with a peacock.

I was just wondering if you were my son."


A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller.

He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

'Miss Whack, I'd like to get a £30,000 loan to take a holiday

.' Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name.

The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager

.Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral. The frog says, 'Sure.

I have this,' and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, 'There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow £30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral.'She holds up the tiny pink elephant.

'I mean, what in the world is this?' (you're gonna love this)The bank manager looks back at her and says...

'It's a knickknack, Patty Whack.

Give the frog a loan, His old man's a Rolling Stone.

'(You're singing it, aren't you? Yeah, I know you are.........)

Never take life too seriously!

Come on now, you grinned,

I know you did!!!

Have a lovely day


Sunday, April 13, 2008


Hi everyone, hope you all had a good weekend.

What a great weekend I have had. Carol and Ian come early, caught up with some gossip Ian did a couple of jobs for me, then it was time to spruce ourselves up then off to the party were we caught up with everyone and had a great night.

Sunday Carol, Ian and myself went around to Donna and Bretts for a BBQ lunch.We sat around had a couple of drinks till it was time for Carol and Ian to bring me home before they left and headed home.

A great weekend was had by all..


Happy Birthday Alex
My sister Pauline and her hubby Alex
Alex with his Grandson Mathew who turned 21 the day before his Grandad's Birthday
Four generations:
Alex with sons Alex & Terry, Grandson Mathew & Greatgrandson Alex 4 months
Alex , Pauline & their family
Look who I found at the bar! Cazz
Alex & Pauline their Daughter, Ann & my Daughter Carol (Cazz)
Yours Truly Jen, Pauline, Pauline's Daughter Leanne & and My Daughter Donna Donna and Son Kayne
A BIRTHDAY KISS .Married 50 years in august.
A good evening had by all...


Thursday, April 10, 2008


Hi everyone, .Not a lot to report today .had a quiet few days ,Monday went shopping ,Monday evening played carpet bowls, Tuesday played lawn bowls and today played pennant indoor Carpet bowls.

And now to acknowledge couple of awards I recieved.

I Want to thank Jim for this award I appreciate it very much.

This award was created by Teach of Work of the Poet

Light gives of itself freely, filling available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not there-fore diminished." I think this award is to honor someone filled and radiating with compassion, concern and good.
Now I must pass this award on.
My dear friends : Gwen @ Gwen's Den
Anni @ Hootin' Anni
Gattina @ Writer Cramps
I cant list you all so all my friends please feel free to use both awards
I also would like to thank Anni from Hootin'anni's
for this award Im pleased ewe think I rock..

I also would like to pass this award on to
Connie @ Meow -Connie
Alice @ Tea in my Cup.

Now a couple jokes
The Church Gossip
Mildred, the church gossip in a small town, and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business. Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.
She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon.
She emphatically told George (and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing.
George, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away.
He didn't explain, defend, or deny.
He said nothing.
Later that evening, George quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house . . . walked home . . . and left it there all night.
My friends You gotta love George!

John B, a Dublin University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a storm.
The night was rolling on and no car went by.
The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him.
Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stopped.
John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the car and closed the door, only to realize there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't on!!
The car started moving slowly.
John looked at the road ahead and saw a curve approaching.
Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life.
Then just before the car hit the curve, a hand appeared through the window and turned the wheel.
John, paralyzed with terror, watched as the hand repeatedly came through the window, but never touched or harmed him.
Shortly there after John saw the lights of a pub appear down the road, so, gathering strength, he jumped out of the car and ran to it.Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and started telling everybody about the horrible experience he had just had.
A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realized he was crying and....wasn't drunk.
the door opened, and two other people walked in from the stormy night.
They, like John, were also soaked and out of breathe.
Looking around,and seeing John B. sobbing at the bar, one said to the other...'Look Paddy...there's that bloody idiot that got in the car while we were pushing it.' !!!!

rubber gloves
Next time you use a pair of rubber gloves, you're going to smile
when you think of this:

A dentist noticed that his next patient, a little old lady, was nervous so he decided to tell her a little joke as he put on his gloves.
'Do you know how they make these gloves?' he asked. 'No, I don't,' she replied. 'Well,' he spoofed, 'there's a building in Canada with a big tank of latex and workers of all hand sizes walk up to the tank, dip in their hands, let them dry, then peel off the gloves and throw them into boxes of the right size.
' She didn't crack a smile.
'Oh, well. I tried,' he thought.
But five minutes later, during a delicate portion of the procedure, she burst out laughing.
'What's so funny?' he asked .. .
. 'I was just envisioning how condoms are made!'
Gotta watch those little old ladies!
Their minds are always working

Mick and Paddy were walking home from the pub.
Mick says to Paddy, 'I cant be bothered to walk all that way.'
'I know,' says Paddy, 'but we've no money for a cab and we've missed the last bus home.'
'We could steal a bus from the depot,' Mick suggests.
They arrive at the bus depot and Mick tells Paddy to go in and get a bus while he keeps a look-out.
After shuffling around for ages, Mick shouts, 'Paddy, what are you doing?
Have you not found one yet?'
Paddy shouts back, 'I can't find a No. 91''
'Oh Jeysus Christ, ye thick sod, take the No. 14 and we'll walk from the roundabout".
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass
... It's about learning to dance in the RAIN! .
May your troubles be less,
Your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness come through your door!


Saturday, April 05, 2008


Hi Everyone,
Last Wednesday we had a nasty dust storm, the weather
forecast was high winds and rain,
we had high winds and a bad dust storm.
I got inside quickly and shut all windows and doors as the air was thick with dust.
Then the sky turned brown,Day into night.
Tonight a few photo's
Click to enlarge all photo's

Heading home: to get the washing in before the storm hits

click to enlarge photo's
Standing outside my home looking towards lake as the storm gets closer

After the storm had passed everything just covered in thick dust

Just look at the pool Im glad the pool blanket ( Cover )was on

I took this photo next afternoon as the wind stopped.

I dont know how Harry, The pool man is going to get the cover of without all the dust falling in the water, Harry came every 2 weeks over summer months to maintain and clean pool now swimming is over till next summer he comes in monthly.

Today the storm has passed and you can see the lake .


Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Hi everyone!
Well what have I done this week ? I have to say not a lot, Monday I took my elderly neighbour to a rehab appointment in wangaratta then took her to do a little shopping before returning home,and going to carpet bowls . Tuesday I went to Doctors it was check up time and to get results from last tests, Happy to say all good results,
Today Wednesday had a day home. this morning the gas plumber arrived to check out and run a new gas pipe to kitchen, in readyness for my new oven and gas top to be installed tomorrow. then later in the day the weather turned nasty,forecast was high winds and rain, we have high winds and a bad dust storm the sky turned brown and from daylight to to having lights turned on in the middle of the day, and the car is covered in thick dust.l
looks like the local car wash will have a good day tomorrow , due to water restrictions households only allowed to wash car windows.
Tomorrow Thursday, Im of to play indoor carpet pennant bowls first game of the season. Hopefully when I get back home my new oven and cook top will be well on the way to being installed, sorry I wont be here to take photo's of old cook top and oven getting removed but maybe I will still get some of the mess on my return.
Well Im off for early night as a Bowling day tomorrow.
Ill be round visiting you all in the next day or two.
Now to end with A few jokes.

Gentleman Golfer
A fellow was getting ready to tee off on the first hole when a second golfer approached and asked if he could join him.

The first said that he usually played alone, but agreed to the twosome. They were even after the first two holes.
The second guy said, "We're about evenly matched, how about playing for five bucks a hole?" The first fellow said that he wasn't much for betting, but agreed to the terms.
The second guy won the remaining sixteen holes with ease. As they were walking off number eighteen, and while counting his $80.00, he confessed that he was the pro at a neighboring course and liked to pick on suckers.
The first fellow revealed that he is the Parish Priest. The pro got all flustered and apologetic, offering to return the money. The Priest said, "You won fair and square and I was foolish to bet with you. You keep your winnings."
The pro said, "Is there anything I can do to make it up to you?"

The Priest said, "Well, you could come to Mass on Sunday and make a donation.


Just what the Doctor ordered .....
This is so true!

They always ask at the doctor's office why you are there, and you have to answer in front of others what's wrong and sometimes it is embarrassing.

There's nothing worse than a Doctor's Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you in a room of other patients I know most of us have experienced this, and I love the way this old guy handled it:
An 86 year old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk....
The Receptionist said, 'Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?' 'There's something wrong with my dick', he replied.

The receptionist became irritated and said, 'You shouldn't come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that.'
'Why not? You asked me what was wrong and I told you,' he said.
The Receptionist replied; 'Now you've caused some embarrassment in this room full of people.
You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something, and discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private.
'The man replied, 'You shouldn't ask people questions in a room full of strangers, if the answer could embarrass anyone.
' The man walked out, waited several minutes and then re-entered.
The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, 'Yes??
''There's something wrong with my ear', he stated.

The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice.

'And what is wrong with your ear, Sir??' 'I can't pee out of it,' he replied.

The waiting room erupted in laughter.

Mess with seniors and you're gonna lose

Cardboard Men

A car gets a flat on the interstate one day.

The blonde driver eases it over onto the shoulder of the road, carefully steps out of the car and opens the trunk.
She takes out two cardboard men, unfolds them and stands them at the rear of the vehicle facing on coming traffic. The lifelike cardboard men are in trench coats exposing their nude bodies and private parts to approaching drivers.
Not surprisingly, the traffic becomes snarled and backed up.

It isn't very long before a police car arrives.
The officer, clearly enraged, approaches the blonde of the disabled vehicle yelling, "What's going on here?""My car broke down, officer" says the woman calmly."

Well, what the hell are these obscene cardboard pictures doing here by the road?" he asks.

says the blonde. "Those are my emergency flashers!"

Two men are out ice fishing at their favorite fishing hole, just fishing quietly and drinking beer .
Almost silently, so as not to scare the fish, Bob says, 'I think I'm going to divorce my wife - she hasn't spoken to me in over 2 months.'
Earl continues slowly sipping his beer, then thoughtfully says ,

'You better think it over - women like that are hard to find.


Last year a Blonde replaced all the windows in her house with that expensive double-pane energy efficient kind and today, got a call from the contractor who installed them.
He was complaining that the work had been completed a whole year ago and I still hadn't paid for them.
Hellllooooo, just because I'm blonde doesn't mean that I am automatically stupid.
So, I told him just what his fast talking sales guy had told ME last year, namely, that in ONE YEAR these windows would pay for themselves.
Helllloooo ? It's been a year ! (I told him.)_
There was only silence at the other end of the line, so I finally just hung up.....He never called back.

Guess I won that stupid argument. I be the felt like an idiot.

To End with a couple of Quotes

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind:

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
:Georg C. Lichtenberg:

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.:
George Bernard Shaw:

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.:George Bernard Shaw: