Saturday, 31 December 2011

happy new year

have a very happy and safe new year everyone 

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

just a catch up

i had the kids over for christmas a day early, which is something we often do.  we had a nice dinner and then opened presents and that was crazy.  kids were excited and it was great.  very noisy.  i went to wallaroo to visit my sister and her family on christmas day.  i came back yesterday and was pooped but had a great sleep last night so feel much better today.  i may go to a friend's house for a very quiet new year's eve.  i usually stay at home.  then, i go back to work on the 4th of january.  fish are ok atm :)

i found some old photos on the phone.  this is benni when she was little.  my favourite grandcat
i'd like to wish you a very happy 2012.  be safe, healthy and happy

Monday, 19 December 2011

oh no! another one

bloody hell.  another one died.  it was alive this morning.  he did look a tiny bit seedy yesterday but not too bad.  i don't know what to do about it.  i've put the 'medicine' in.  maybe i'm feeding them too much or maybe i should change their food.  if you have any ideas i'd love to hear them.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

the bug run

we went on the bug run this morning.  about eighteen cars in all.  weather conditions as you can see from the photos were interesting to say the least.  visibility was down to about twenty metres.  rain and fog (actually low cloud).  we went from burnside to mt lofty summit.  i don't know how long the trip was.  the conditions were amazing.  we couldn't see anything.  on a clear day you can see all of adelaide from the summit.  at night it's a gorgeous view.  i went with my dil and g/daughter whilst other g/daughter and g/son went with my son.  we had our own little convoy.  we met the other members for coffee inside when we arrived which was nice.  dil had a problem on the way back.  no wipers, brake lights and something else (i'm not sure what, maybe indicators).  she thought it was a fuse but seems it's something more.  hopefully she can get it fixed soon.  i had the kids for the weekend.  as usual, the house is a mess and i'm pooped.

adelaide from the summit on a clear day

getting ready to go

a nice little collection of vdubs.  ours are the white and yellow ones


not the best conditions to drive in

visibility not much

we arrived

on the way down.  we took a wrong turn and came home the long way.  yay

Saturday, 17 December 2011

a very generous gesture indeed

sometimes people surprise you for the good.  i was browsing my favourtie second hand shop this arvo with the g/kids.  ants asked me to buy him a tripod for the camera.  it was $25 and i thought it too expensive so said no as i'd already spent lots of them today already.  nicely off course.  he went back to browsing, no biggie.  anyhoo, when we got to the counter the lady was acting a little bit strangely. she said i have something to tell you.  i thought wtf?  i didn't know what was going on. then she told me that a customer had overheard the conversation between ants and me and had paid for the tripod.  well, i didn't know what to think.  i was overwhelmed by the generosity of this gesture.  lady behind the counter asked me if i would accept.  i didn't know whether to accept or not.  i mean what's the thing to do here?  i thought under the circumstances it would be best to accept in good grace.  who does stuff like this these days? we hear so much bad stuff these days it does my heart good to know there are still people like this in the world.  she did it to encourage his photography.  wow.  on another note it's been weird weather here today.  we had a storm this arvo.  excellent. it poured with rain and we got drenched.  garden loved it.  ants bought a bird feeder so we filled it with seed and it's all wet in the garden atm.  i hope the birds like it.  :)  we are going on a bug run tomorrow weather permitting.  it should be fun.  mount lofty and back.  a vw convoy.  lol

Saturday, 10 December 2011

happy saturday to you

well it's the weekend again.  where does the week go?  busy time of the year isn't it?  i've had a mixed week.  mostly all good.  i bought a second hand laptop for the g/children when they are here.  it's a toshiba and i think i've got it working quite well.  bit of a gamble isn't it?  seems to be ok even though someone has deleted the restore partition.
i've booked our plane tickets and insurance for bali in may.  i've finally heard back from the hotel and have asked for the room we want.  i hope it's going to be ok.  my friend from perth is going to bali, KL and vietnam in a few weeks or less.  that's exciting.  i'd love to go to vietnam.
i'm going to meet the kids for lunch later on and ....  i'm working tomorrow.  *sad face*  it's been quite wet here which is lovely.  we had some hot weather but now it's much cooler with a shower or two which is ok by me.  oh, and i think i've killed my tomato plant.  it's looking very sad.  on a positive note, no more fish have gone to fishy heaven and i've fixed the pump regulator thingy with a stylus the kids gave me.  the blue tack didn't work.  messy i know, but it works

Thursday, 8 December 2011

ryan and libraries

do you like books?  do you like libraries?  do you like ryan gosling?  then this site is for you. :)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


check out this page for the most wonderful glass art.  gorgeous stuff.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

oh no

1 little fish died this morning.  he's been looking a bit seedy lately. the others look ok.  i should put some of that blue medicine (my word) in the bowl.  the snail is active and healthy.  i had the kids for the weekend. i'm taking them back soon.  everything is good except that my house looks like a bomb hit it.  nice weather which is unusual for adelaide.  i hope you enjoyed yours.  :)