Wednesday, 22 July 2015

friends for lunch

maz and jean came for lunch yesterday.  we had a platter of tasty things.  and chocolate cake.  it's been ages since maz came over here, i usually go to her place for her fantastic roast chicken.  with lots of whole roasted garlic.  yum.  the nbn people are here again today.  that must be an enormous undertaking.  and expensive too.  it's taking forever.  they've been in our area for nearly a year.  i'm having a lazy day today.  i must post a birthday parcel to my friend in perth.  i hope i haven't left it too late.  i hope it's not too cold and wet where you are.  it's very cold and wet here.  i'm looking forward to some spring weather.

Monday, 13 July 2015

what me worry, never

i'm feeling better again today so going into work this arvo.  i am picking up a car seat for the baby this afternoon after work too.  my friend's mum, who he cares for, is not doing very well atm.  he was going to go to vietnam with me after planning it for a long time.  alas, not to be just now, but he said i should go over to bali with my perth friends at the end of july.  they are staying for only a week (i am not jealous of perth people being able to get such cheap flights or the fact that they are a mere 3 hours from bali).  he talked me into going so i'm all paid for and thankfully i purchased travel insurance as usual.  mt ruang in java as you may or may not be aware erupted recently and the ash is preventing planes from landing and taking off at bali airport.  oh dear!  i am not worried.  i travel on the 27th so i am sure that by then flights will be back to normal.  i feel so sorry for the many people who are unable to fly home.  they say it's better to be safe and that's true isn't it.  flying is stressful enough without volcanic ash to worry about as well.  here's hoping that those who are stranded over there can return home soon and those of us who are booked to fly can get there safely.  mt ruang indonesia

Friday, 10 July 2015

fish pond

hi everyone, i've been away from my blog for ages because of sickness and just being lazy basically.  i had an infection that just hung on and i think i'm finally getting better.  i had the flu vac again this year.  oh well.  my grandson anthony came over for a few days last week and he fed the fish for me.  i told him to only use a tiny bit but i didn't check on him.  yesterday, when i went out there, i couldn't see any fish.  the water looked awful.  there was uneaten food on the surface and i thought perhaps a bird had taken them all.  i had about 10..  not good signs at all.  the water has been a bit green of late.  anyway, i decided to take out as much water as i could and the further down i got the dirtier the water was.  i took some rocks out and made the mistake of kneeling down to make it easier.  i put two containers of fresh conditioned water in and it's still not full but i think i'll leave it like that for a day or two to settle.  when i bent down i couldn't get up again.  bugga.  my legs just wouldn't work.  i finally got up but have decided i need to do squats or something similar to build up some strength in my legs.  i was walking everyday (well, most days) before i got sick so i think it's time to start again.  i found the fish in the pond eventually and didn't come across any bodies.  i've put the electric pump in it for a few hours to help (i hope) clean it a bit.