Monthly Archives: October 2014

WHERE THE DEAD THINGS LIE – or as I like to call it, the old appliance cupboard

We all have them.  Cupboards where we have shoved all the appliances that we have bought over the years that have been duds.  Yet we cannot seem to bring ourselves to throw them out.  Perhaps that’s just me.  Anyhoo, I’ve got … Continue reading

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My Green Thumb – Entry 2

It’s been a very satisfying day today.  I drove up to Bunnings (our large hardware/gardening centre) and spent time wandering between aisles of all manner of herbs and vegetable seedlings.  The scent of sweet basil was most prevalent and of … Continue reading

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My Green Thumb – An Adventure In Veggie Growing Entry 1

Well, today I finally got my beds filled with soil. I should explain.  Over the last five years or so, my knees have been deteriorating to the point where I’m close to bone on bone in the joint. Frankly, it … Continue reading

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Preserving Jars……… Why are people drinking out of them?

OK.. I acknowledge that I am old… apparently.  But I do not understand this business about drinking out of bloody preserving jars!   pardon me.. mason jars. What’s wrong with an ordinary glass?   I can’t understand why I would … Continue reading

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Hello? We Don’t Do Halloween Here!!

So, it’s October.  And of course the internet is full of Halloween preparations.  How to decorate your house.  What costumes are the best and most appropriate when you’re fat.  What candy is considered acceptable by parents.  What candy is considered … Continue reading

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30 DAY CHALLENGE – DAY 30

30  YOUR HIGHS AND LOWS OF THIS MONTH wait… what month is this? October.. OK.. let’s think about this…  how bad is it that I can’t think of any major highs… Look, here’s the thing.  I’m just an ordinary person, … Continue reading

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30 DAY CHALLENGE – DAY 29

29  GOALS FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS Setting up my raised garden beds to grow tomatoes and cucumbers and peppers and basil and parsley  (I sound like my Nana) Getting well, my body has kindly crashed and I’ve woken up … Continue reading

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30 DAY CHALLENGE – DAY 28

28 SOMETHING THAT I MISS I miss lots of things. I miss my long hair.  Even though I’m 55 and I know I cant get away with it any more, I miss it. I miss my first cat.   She … Continue reading

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30 DAY CHALLENGE – DAY 27

27.  A PROBLEM YOU HAVE HAD I don’t even know what that means.  Like, do I shower this morning, or later today? Seriously I don’t even know that this one warrants a serious answer. My biggest problem right now, is … Continue reading

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3O DAY CHALLENGE – DAY 26

26 – What Kind Of Person Attracts You I’m going to answer this quickly. Sense of humour.  Relatively intelligent.  Can have a conversation.  Can laugh at themselves.  I don’t care about looks in my friends, I like to find out … Continue reading

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