Monday, 23 April 2018

Did you know No: 13

Hello Monday, what a weekend I have had some family drama, if you are my friend on Facebook you may have seen the drama. I am not going into it again, if you wish to read about it you can do so here:

Anyway here are this weeks did you know facts.

Whales have been known to carry around up to one thousand pounds (450kg) of barnacles attached to their skin

The shortest advert ever on TV was for Frango Sweets: it was less than a quarter of a second long

The word Hamster comes from a German word that means “to hoard”

Napoleon was terrified of cats

The skin of a hippopotamus is one and a half inches thick and nearly bulletproof

Friday, 20 April 2018

Five things Friday No:6

Here I am this Friday afternoon doing a quick five things Friday.............


Pain relief

Awesome family members

Being told I look nice

The end of a long ass day

Thursday, 19 April 2018


Well hello everyone, how is everyone on this Thursday morning or whatever day or time it is as you read this. I had a sleep in this morning didn't get up and dressed till 7am.

So let's talk about sleep, do you have trouble sleeping, when you go to bed do you fall asleep fast or do you toss and turn. Do you need a lot of sleep or not so much, I am one of those people who need around 10 hours a night, Tim however needs only around 6-7 hours of sleep a night.

I sleep on my side usually my left side but there are times when I wake up on my back but when I sleep on my back I end up with a backache which is not good.

Tim has to take phenergan each night to help him get to sleep, this he has been doing for 15yrs. I generally have no trouble getting to sleep at night and don't need to take anything to help me get to sleep.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Have you heard of: Nicolas Alkemade

Here we are at Wednesday and Wednesday means it is aqua class and have you heard of day, this week I am asking have you heard of: Nicholas Alkemade? No me either.

During World War11 Nicolas was a pilot who's plane was shot down in an air raid over Germany, forcing him to bail out from more than three miles up, without a parachute...........

As he fell his speed accelerated to an estimated 120 miles per hour, he landed in a snow covered pine forest and was completely injured. Bloody hell............

He was born on the 10th December 1922 and died on the 22nd June 1987 , his rank was Flight Sergeant , he was a rear gunner in the Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster heavy bombers.

On the night of 24 March 1944, 21-year-old Nicolas was one of seven crew members in Avro Lancaster he was returning from a 300 bomber raid on Berlin, when attacked by a German night fighter.

Because his parachute had gone up in flames and thus was unserviceable, he jumped from the aircraft without one, preferring to die by impact rather than burn to death.

His fall was broken by pine trees and a soft snow over the ground. He was able to move his arms and legs and suffered only a sprained leg. The Lancaster crashed in flames, killing pilot Jack Newman and three other members of the crew. They are buried in the CWGC'S Hanover War Cemetery.

He was subsequently captured and interviewed by the Gestapo, who were initially suspicious of his claim to have fallen without a parachute until the wreckage of the aircraft was examined. (Reportedly, the Germans gave him a certificate testifying to the fact.).

He was a celebrated prisoner of War, before being repatriated in May 1945.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Indestructible Creatures/ Giant Squid

Good morning and hello Tuesday, this morning when my alarm went off I got up and went to the toilet but I was still feeling tired so laid back down for only 20 minutes as my brain was awake so I got up and dressed. I am one of those people who generally like to get dressed as soon as I get up, it helps me feel ready for the day.

Being Tuesday means it is Indestructible Creatures day so today I am talking about the Giant Squid, throughout history sailors have told tales of huge sea monsters with many tentacles big enough to wrap themselves around a ship and guess what they exist.

In the last few decades people have caught on camera the real live giant squid, it's long arms and tentacles are lined with hundreds of suckers, each surrounded by razor sharp teeth. They grab and lock onto the squid's prey, such as a fish or smaller squids, which is then hauled towards the squid's terrifying beak which slices it up and gobbles it down.

How giant is a giant squid well its arms and tentacles can measure as much a 12 metres or 40 feet long which his the length of an average bus. In 2004 scientists used a bait on a long line to study a giant squid, the squid got entangled and left behind a tentacle before it was able to escape. On deck the tentacle continued to move around and suckered itself to one of the scientists. How weird......

These giant squids have an even bigger enemy, the sperm whale, these fierce whales attack and eat the giant squid but the squid do fight back and sperm whales are often found with scares and bites on their bodies left by the giant squid suckers and beaks.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Did you know No: 12

Hello Monday, no school today but I was still awake at 5.50am as per usual so I am up and writing a post, still in my nightie as I won't get my swimmers on till it is time to leave and go to my aqua class this morning.

Anyway being Monday means it is Did you know day, so here are this weeks useless facts.

The loudest sound ever recorded from an animal was produced by a Blue Whale, it is thought that whales can hear each other as far as a hundred miles apart.

If you could stack up all the copies of the Guinness Book of World Records made just in the year 1985, your pile would reach into outer space, it would be 1,006 miles high, what the hell............

If we add up all the time we spend blinking, we spend about half an hour a day or around five years of life with our eyes shut while awake.

Americans use enough toilet paper in one day to wrap around the world nine times, if it were on a giant roll they would be unrolling it at the rate of 7,600 miles per hour, roughly mach 10 or ten times the speed of sound.

A supernova is the most energetic single event know in the universe, material is exploded into space at a speed of about 10,000 kilometres per second.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Have you heard of:Thomas Edison

Ok today is Thursday for some reason I thought yesterday was, thought that all day and into the evening but I was wrong.

Today is the first posting of a new series called “have you heard of” in this series I will talk briefly of different well known or famous people.

We will kick it off with Thomas Alva Edison, heard of him, I an sure you have. He was born 11th February 1847 in Ohio, USA, he died on the 18th October 1931.

He was an inventor an in total held patents for 1093 different inventions, including the microphone, the film projector and the light bulb. He developed some of the first working batteries and power stations and he worked on the telephone with Alexander Graham Bell. He also made the first film with sound and invented the record player, who knew, not me.

Some of his inventions changed the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera and of course the electric light bulb.

He set up his first lab in his parent's basement at the age of 10.

He was partially deaf and his first invention was an electric vote recorder.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

A Thursday post

Good morning everyone, been up since 6.30am but awake since 5.30am when Tim went to work, Leo, however, has been awake and up since 5.30am. He heard the motorbike this morning and rushed out to say goodbye to Papa and decided he was awake and so not going back to bed.

Why oh why do I have to ask Leo over and over to get dressed for school been asking for the last hour for him to get dressed for school, his lunch is packed and his communication is written in and in his bag. I write in the book each morning the teacher writes in it when he thinks about it which is somewhat annoying. This communication book was the school's idea.

At the end of the school term the school has what is called “soaring high day” which an award for students who have been well behaved at school all term. Well Leo didn't qualify and was told to write an letter to appeal but he said he didn't care and wasn't interested in going to soaring high day, this term it was a trip into King Edward Park which is a big park in town (Newcastle) and a trip to Newcastle beach.

My sister Sandra has been having car trouble as in her car will not start, she was jump starting it for a few days but even that stopped working so she has had to borrow her step-son's car to get her girls to school and I picked Denni yesterday and I will get her today as well and if needed tomorrow and Friday afternoons.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Indestructible Creatures/Peacock Shrimp

Good morning Tuesday, suppose to be a lovely Tuesday as well not as hot today with a temp of only 27°c much cooler then the last few days.

This morning on waking my first thought was “what a stupid dream” if only I could remember what was so stupid.

Anyway being Tuesday means it is Indestructible Creature day, today’s creature is the Peacock Mantis Shrimp, it's technical name is Odontodactylus scyllarus, now us Aussies say prawn not shrimp but anyway let's move on.

This little creature is a colourful creature and if you came across it while diving you might think “how pretty” but then it might whack you with its mindbogglingly fast punching fists, yeah you read that right, it punches.

It has two incredibly hard, tough, club like weapons which it keeps tucked up under its body, when it needs to smash through the shell of a snail, crab or clam to eat the soft body inside it flicks them forward with the force of a bullet.

What's most amazing is that the prawn can use its clubs thousands of times without damaging them, it leaves a trail of smashed up lobsters and seashells but its clubs stay strong and undamaged. Scientists have studied them and found that the clubs are made up of layers of minerals, some hard and some more flexible.

It ranges in size from 3 to 18cm in length, they are primarily green in colour with orange legs and leopard like spots.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Did you know No:11

Good morning Monday, I have given myself a shake (easy when you have a tremor) and a mental slap and told myself that in order to not get too busy and forget to do a post, I have to do a post before I read other blogs, so that is the plan from this day forward. Forward not back because I cannot go backwards, trust me if you saw me trying to walk backwards you would crack up, just saying.

Anyway since it is Monday that means it is Did you know day, so here are today's useless facts.

Joseph Haydn's Toy Symphony contains parts for actual toys to play, how they play I do not know

The first living creature to orbit the Earth was a Husky named Laika, she was sent into space by Russia in 1957 aboard Sputnik 11

You can't buy chewing gum at Disney World
In one morning back in 1996, Bill Gates mad
e 2 billion dollars, what the hell......................

In 1997 he made around $12 every second of the day..........(bastard)

Since 1984 I have made $0 each and every day, although till around 2009 I was working long days into the night, taking care of my husband and children and grandsons, since 2009 I have slowed down but I still do all the housework, shopping and still take Leo to and from school more or less like when I say all I mean 99% of the time, Tim does do things at times but I do not expect him to do stuff that is my job.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Pissed Off

Well here I am on this lovely, soon to be hot Sunday morning writing a post, the last few days have seen me up and down health wise but I think I have at last turned the corner and will soon be back to my normal self, which is good as I am over not feeling that good.

We had Leo here yesterday and last night while his mum was working, she was doing a wine tour and asked if she could have the night without him so she could have a sleep in this morning and of course I said that would be ok.

Anyway yesterday saw me have a blow up at Tim, I asked him if while he was out could he pick up some toilet paper, I showed him what I wanted in the catalogue and told him which one it was also and still he bought the wrong stuff which annoyed me.

I was speaking to him about getting the wrong stuff and his attitude just made me more pissed off and when he told me to just get over it, I lost it and yelled NO I will stay as mad and pissed off for as long as I feel like.

Then he had to go over to Jessica's place to check on something for her and snapped at me something about me going to Jessica's and I just looked at him and turned to get my thongs on and he snapped he would go.

By the time he got home I was in a better mood and attempted to apologise for my blow up but he was still pissed off and didn't want to listen and I ended up telling him to do what he told me to do and just build a bridge and get over it. After a while he did get over it.

I do not like to be told at times to get over it, it makes me feel like I am being treated like a child and not allowed to be mad or in a mood, damn I am 55 years old and can be in a bad mood if I want too.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Oh my head

Hello everyone, how is everyone?

I am so so, yesterday after going to the doctor I became unwell with a migraine so unwell that I had Natasha pick Leo up from school while I went to bed for a bit.

Before that we had a man come to replace the rollers on the sliding door, while doing that he had to use a drill and hit the glass and it shattered so had to have someone come out to replace the glass in the door.

I was really unwell, my head hurt a lot and I had a fever and all in all felt like shit, than at 1pm Natasha gets a phone call from the high school Blain was sick and they wanted her to go get him. So she had to get Leo out early as she didn't know how sick Blain was and thought she might have to take him home and put him to bed.

I slept for two & half hours before getting up and having a bath at 7pm I was back in bed again, I used Kool & Soothe to help with the headache and this morning I was feeling better, not great but better not so much like death warmed up.

Leo was great very concerned with nanna's health, told me not to do anything to call him and he would do things for me.

I didn't go to my aqua class as I just didn't feel up to it this morning.

Hopefully tomorrow I will feel more like myself.

Monday, 2 April 2018

My Easter

Well hello everyone, this Easter Monday with one thing after another I have hardly sat at my computer so no blogging for a week but things should now return to normal. Last week saw me going to Kmart on Wednesday to get Easter Eggs for the grandchildren but not for my daughters which somewhat annoyed Jessica but told her she is too old for Easter Eggs from mummy & daddy so to suck it up and deal.

Now on Good Friday we do not eat meat here in this house same goes for my parents house but this was a shock for my grandchildren they acted like they would starve but I said there is many other things one can eat that isn't meat. I don't eat seafood so I had chips and eggs for lunch and banana bread for breakfast, fruit for tea.

Saturday saw two out of three daughters turn up for a baked lunch, Jessica wasn't able to come as she had to work so we had Leo from 7am till when she arrived to get him around 4.30pm. Although for a change Michael came as well for lunch. We did all the baked veggies in the air fryer and for a change Tim did all the cooking and did an ok job but the spuds were undercooked.

3am yesterday morning saw our clocks go back an hour marking the end of daylight savings for a few months, of course we turned the clocks back before we went to bed and had Jessica turn the clocks in the lounge room back before she left. Why Jessica well she is the tallest in the family and thus she is better able to reach the clocks, yes she is a tad taller then her dad.

I did mange to write 7 letters to different pen pals yesterday still have two to do but I am happy that I got so many done.

School resumes tomorrow for two weeks then they break up for two weeks holidays before starting term 2 which is 10 weeks long, term 1 will be 11 weeks by the time school breaks up. 10 weeks is the normal length of a school term here this year.

Now we are in Autumn here but the last few days have been pretty bloody warm with temps in the low to mid 30's again.

Ok that is all my news so I will post this now............................

Monday, 26 March 2018

Did you know No: 10

Hello blogland people, here I just after eating lunch writing today's post. I went to my aqua class this morning and made a few phone calls after getting home now to write today's did you know facts. But first I have to say I am somewhat nervous because this afternoon Leo is catching a bus with his friend Daniel back to Daniels house after school it is the first time he has done this and I can't help but feel nervous.

The Pacific Ocean is very nearly as big as all the other oceans put together, it is home to the deepest places in the world.

The loneliest, most remote place in the world is in the Pacific Ocean at 47°30' South – 120° West, this point is 2,575 kilometres from the nearest land.

Australian Ben Carlin is the only person to really drive around the world. His car turned into a boat and he completed the drive, including the Atlantic Ocean and all the other wet bits in 1958.

Approximately one in every ten people who ever lived are alive today

The most accurate clock in the world is made by Hewlett Packard in the U S A, it is accurate to within one second every 1.6 million years

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Wet and Unwell and in Pain

Good morning world, yes it is morning here, be it a coolish, wet morning but still morning. My state has had some extremes weather wise, we had fires and then floods.

Many streets around here have been flooded which is the norm, certain suburbs such as Wallsend and Cardiff and of course Warners Bay are prone to flooding and flood they have. The school my niece goes to in Wallsend sent students home yesterday afternoon due to flooding.

The rain was so bad yesterday afternoon that I had Natasha pick Leo up from school so I could let Tim take the car to work, I didn't want him to ride the motorbike in such bad weather. Although she was somewhat pissed off as they had her walking all over the school looking for him and ended up drenched, when she got back here she took her wet clothes off and tossed them into the dryer.

My special girl aka Jessica was in hospital all day yesterday she rang us at 3am and her dad drove her over to the hospital she was in a great deal of pain, after blood tests, chest Xray and an ultrasound she was told it was a flare up of pancreatitis.

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, which can be either acute or chronic. Treatment options include fasting until the inflammation subsides, removing gallstones, abstaining from alcohol, medications and surgery.

Jessica had her gallbladder removed in 2015, so they are trying to find out what had caused this flare up, she needs to have an MRI done as well. She thought she was going to spend last night in the hospital but they sent her home at 6pm.

We didn't tell Leo about her being at the hospital he would have worried and wanted to see her to see that she was ok, so we told him that she was having a long day at work and when she got home she just wanted to have a bath and go to bed, which was why he had to stay here last night.

I hope today isn't as wet and Jessica isn't in pain.................................

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Indestructible Creatures/Ocean Quahog

Well it is Tuesday a much cooler day at last which is nice, being Tuesday means it is indestructible creatures day and today's creature it the Ocean Quahog, heard of neither....................

This creature lives for a bloody long time longer then elephants or blue whales or even giant tortoises. In 2006 scientists collected an ocean quahog from the seabed near Iceland and named it Ming. To keep it fresh for studying they froze it, and it died. Later when they studied it, Ming turned out to be one of the oldest creatures ever known, Oops........................

When it's alive an Ocean Quahog has two shells with a hinge and a squishy mollusc living inside, it has growth rings a bit like the rings in a tree that can reveal how old they are. To count the markings properly, scientists have to cut through the shell and look at the patterns inside.

Their first attempt revealed that Ming was 405 years older, later on in 2013 using new methods it was revealed that Ming's true age was 507, now that is old.

So it could live for over 500 years but couldn't survive being frozen.

It was called Ming after the Ming dynasty which was between 1368-1644, which was when it would have been born.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Did you know No:9

Here I am on a Monday afternoon writing a post it is a warm day but not as hot as it has been over the weekend which saw really stinking hot days and nights.

Being Monday means it is did you know day so here are this weeks did you know facts.

The song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” has different words in different countries, in France the gifts include Four Pigs' Trotters and in Scotland, an Arabian Baboon......weird or what

In one of the most unusual military manoeuvres ever, King Richard the Lionheart captured the fortress of Acre and because the inhabitants were barricaded inside he instructed his soldiers to throw 100 beehives over the walls forcing those inside to surrender immediately.

Geese have been know to fly higher than five miles up in the air.

The character of Cinderella dates back to an ancient folk tale from China, really...........I don't know

The tin can was invented in 1810, the tin opener was not invented until 45 years later

Friday, 16 March 2018

Five Things Friday No 5

Here I am on Friday afternoon been another hot day, last night was pretty warm the weather feels more like Summer then Autumn it is going to be a hot weekend with temps in the high 30's.

Anyway being Friday means it is Five Things Friday, so here are this weeks five things.

Falling bridge

Crushed cars

Many dead

Prayers said

Such sadness

Thursday, 15 March 2018

This and That Thursday

Hello Thursday, hope you are nice to me.

Do you ever wonder about your dreams, do you remember your dreams, do you wake up thinking what the hell was that all about?

Last night I dreamt about murder, someone was murdered and the murderer was hiding in plain sight under a different name around people I knew.

I also dreamt about looking for a toilet and asking a weird person where one was and being shown one that was in a machine like a dishwasher, what the hell was with that.

I often dream about going to the toilet and finding the toilet has no doors or doors that will not lock and having people watching me. I don't know what such dreams mean if anything but they are weird.

I just took 3 soluble aspirins these I take for headaches and I dissolve them in Pepsi Max as weird as that sounds, I used to dissolve them in water like normal people but a year or so ago I accidentally poured Pepsi Max into the glass and found it tasted better so have used it since. I find soluble aspirins work better for headaches then paracetamol.

Now I have to take Leo to school, home again and when I parked I noticed that the curtain was pulled across and thought that Natasha was still here as I walked in Blain jumped out and scared me making me yell, this made Blain happy.

Yesterday was my niece's birthday she turned 24 in a few months she will have her second child this time it is a girl. This niece is the one I call my sweetheart, she is my sister Susan's youngest daughter.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Indestructible Creatures/ Starfish

Hello everyone here I am on this Tuesday morning it is a nice morning not too hot nor too cold kinda just nice. Been up since 6am when Leo arrived, I was wondering why he was so quite and when I walked down to check and he was asleep on his bed but he is awake now as I can hear him. It is nearly time to take him to school.

Anyway here is this weeks indestructible creature, the Starfish yep the Starfish we have all heard of a Starfish but did you know that like the Flatworm the Starfish are good at regenerating and can often regrow a lost arm. Because when a hungry ocean hunter tries to crap a Starfish they end up with just an arm, as their arm can easily come off when they are attacked. Although it isn't a fast thing and can take months for the new arm to grow.

In some species an arm that has been cut off can grow into a whole new Starfish, to regenerate animals need special cells called stem cells, which can change to form any type of body part. Flatworms and Starfish have lots of them and can use them as needed.

Humans also have a few stem cells and we can regenerate some bod parts such as fingertips that have been cut off (never heard of that). We can also regrow our liver if part of it is removed, that I did know.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Did you know No:8

Good morning Monday going to be a pretty warm Monday temp around 28°c, other then my aqua class I have no plans for the day, but let's be honest here I rarely have plans for the day, I will take Leo to school go to be aqua class then home to do nothing for the rest of the day.

Anyway since it is Monday that means it is did you know day.

There is an estimated ten billions tons of gold in the oceans, however, the ratio is one part gold to over 83 million parts water, so it is quite difficult to collect.

In Spain the word for hot is “caliente” in France it is “chaud” and in Italy it's “caldo” thus the hot water taps are marked it a “C”. This might be confusing for some foreigners.

King Henry V once held a Christmas feast that included carps' tongues, flowers in jelly and roasted dolphin. Talk about yuck................

One person in five alive today is Chinese

The readers of “Batman Comic” were once given the chance to vote on whether Robin survived being blown up by The Joker. The vote was close but the hard-hearted readers voted to kill off the Boy Wonder.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Make Up Q & A

Ok yesterday I came across these questions on someone's' blog but forgot to copy the link of whose blog anyway since I am more a girly girl I thought I would use them for a post.

1. Eyelash Curler Yes or No?
Nope never used one

2. Favourite Nail Shade?
When I was younger I wore red

3. Favourite Lipstick Shade?
Depends on what colour clothes I am wearing, but I do like red if I am not worried about matching my clothes

4. Blow Dry or Air Dry your hair?
Air dry

5. Artificial Nails: Yes or No?

6. Foundation: Yes or No?
Yes, I like Avon in nude or ivory

7. Hair Up or Hair Down?
I have short hair have done since my 20's

8. Bar Soap or Body Wash?
Body wash for sure- I like to switch my scents up!

9. Bath or Shower?
Bath always only have showers if we are on holiday and there is no bath

10. Favourite Body Lotion?
Not into body lotion much , only use it when it is given as a gift

11. Do you wear perfume? Is so, favourite scent?
Yes I like Avon's Night Magic or Imari but wear different ones if given as a gift

12. Do you shave your legs everyday?
Nope too lazy

13. Favourite Lip Balm?
Don't use it

14. How old were you when you first started wearing make-up?
Around the age of 20 but I don't wear it every day only when I am going out shopping or for a meal or when I am on holiday

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Indestructible Creatures Flatworms

Have you heard of a Flatworm?

They range in size from a grain of rice to a foot long, damn that would be a long ass worm. They are leaf-shaped creatures that usually live in water, many of them have an incredible ability to regenerate or regrow their body parts.

Now if these worms are chopped in half each half will become a whole new worm. In experiments scientists have even cut a flatworm into a hundred tiny parts and every part grew into a new worm.

Technical stuff The flatworms, flat worms, Platyhelminthes, Plathelminthes, or platyhelminths are a phylum of relatively simple bilaterian, unsegmented, soft-bodied invertebrates

In other family news I have Leo here all day as he sill feels sick but I can tell he is improving, I took him to a doctor this morning who said it is just a bug and he should be ok tomorrow. His mother has been feeling unwell today herself. Also Blain is off school with the same thing. I hope I don't end up with it.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Did you know No:7

Hello everyone, if any of my readers are in the area of America that have been affected by storms and flooding, I truly hope you are well and safe.

Here in my area it has been cool and overcast we had some rain this morning but not much.

Little Leo had the day off school he wasn't well last night and today as well.

I went to my aqua class and then to see podiatrist to have my toenails cut and my diabetic foot check, all is good.

Last Friday night after not being able to get hold of her brother my mum at last received a phone call from him, he is in the Philippines till the end of the month.

Anyway here are this weeks did you know facts.....................

Swedish people are the biggest users of tomato sauce/ketchup in the world

Candles burn more slowly and evenly with minimum wax drippings if they are placed in the freezer for an hour before using them.

More than a third of all adults are believed to hit the “snooze” button every morning, on average three times before getting up.............NOT ME

Bug zappers as in the high voltage cages that attract insects to an ultraviolet light, then kill them by electrocution increase the likelihood that you will be bitten by mosquitoes, as the ratio of attraction to kills isn't great.

Skateboards were invented in 1963, however, inline skates also called rollerblades have been around since the 1930's

Friday, 2 March 2018

Five things Friday No:4

It's Friday and so I am doing five things Friday, the day didn't start out too good as I over slept then when I was dropping Leo off at school I misjudged and side swiped the gate and got green paint on the car.

I sent Tim a text and he went on about complaining to the school because I told him the gate moved and that was why I hit the gate but I don't know how much it moved it did move a bit but not a lot.

So this weeks five things are:

Green paint

Car polish

Lost brooch

A new top

Red hair dye (for Leo)

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

A sore foot on Photo Wednesday

Hi everyone after a couple of cool wet days it has been dry and hot again, had to turn the air con on again this afternoon, went to my aqua class this morning and I have no idea what I did but I some how hurt my left foot, the top of the foot is hurting a lot.

This morning while working out I noticed the leg of my swimsuit was loose like the elastic has snapped, so on Friday I will have a look for a new swimsuit. I still have the gift card my sister gave me for Christmas, so I will use that.

On Monday I noticed that my Uncle has put his house (my late grandparents house) on the market, this is the house my grandfather built and many people in the family are upset about him selling it but there is nothing we can do about that.

A because it is Wednesday I will leave you with this photo

Monday, 26 February 2018

Did you know No:6

Well hello everyone this cool and wet Monday afternoon been a busy morning with my aqua class followed by going to the shops for bread, tobacco and wine then before I knew it, it was time to go get Leo from school.

When I got home I notice that my sister had tagged me in a Facebook post and when I check it out this is what I saw.

Anyway it is Monday so that means it is Did you know did you know

The pumpkin has been known to develop roots whose total length reached more than 15miles or 24 kilometers, what the hell

The sound of someone snoring can be as loud as a pneumatic drill, sleeping with Tim I can believe this

The famous Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky could jump into the air and cross and uncross his legs 10 times before

Only 4% of the energy put out by a light bulb is light the rest is heat

Castor oil is used as a lubricant in jet planes

Thursday, 22 February 2018


Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage it head-on?

When it comes to disagreements with others what do you do are you one to stand your ground or do you try to avoid the conflict.

Are you someone who speaks their mind even if it will course an argument or are you more likely to say little or nothing but do whatever you want anyway. Maybe you are someone who smiles and nods while thinking things like “you're an idiot” or “just shut up you fool”.

I am one who tries to avoid an argument, I don't do conflicts very well I get confused and my heart pounds and I just want things to settle down. I have never in my life been in physical conflict aka fight, that is just not me.

Although I have two sisters who will go all badass on you if you start in on her or any member of her family they never back down and will stand their ground. This they get from our dad, who if he felt he was in the right would stand his ground and not back down and dad is only 5'2”.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

This and That

Good morning everyone, didn't get around to doing a post yesterday, it was a somewhat busy day.

Had to take Leo to see his paediatrician and then dropped him at school by that time it was after midday but he really wanted to go to school. Jessica said why do we need to have him there he is weighed and height check and blood pressure checked and then he isn't needed and we talk about him while he sits bored.

Anyway at 2pm Jessica rings me I had to go and get him because he was upset and crying, turned out they forgot to give him his midday medication. They gave it to him just before I picked him up so after about 20 minutes he was ok, I brought him back here till his mum picked him up at 4.30pm.

He was dropped off this morning at 6am as per usual, he should be staying tonight here so we both get a bit of a sleep in tomorrow morning. It is pissing down rain as I write this how lovely, hope it settles down by the time Tim needs to ride his motorbike to work this afternoon, I worry about him riding his motorbike in bad weather.

Here there is still a lot of carry on about our Deputy Prime Minister and his affair and new relationship with a former staffer and I am so over hearing about, ok his marriage has broken up and he has a new pregnant girlfriend. Did this relationship stop him doing his job NO what has interfered with his job is all the media carry on since the news of the relationship broke.

Just saw an add on telly for some kinda “pickup” this has annoyed me as here down under we do not have “pickups” we have “utes”a “pickup” is what the Americans have, just saying.

Also heard that Camilla will be joining Charles on his trip to Australian for only 2 days because she has trouble with long trips, hell who flies from the UK to Australia for only 2 days. Also not like the woman is going to be flying economy she will be able to have a nice sleep on the flight.

The Winter Olympics are on but I am not interested at all, I have every little interest in sport, but that is ok man people love sport and the Olympics.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

14 February or Valentine's Day

For some reason I didn't do a post yesterday, I was, however, very tired yesterday and ended up going back to bed at 10.30am after I hung the washing on the clothes hoists to dry and I slept till 1.30pm when I got up to get ready to go get Leo from school. Speaking of Leo he was going to sleep over on Monday night but after being here for an hour or so after school he decided he wanted to go home, this really annoyed his mum but after they talked for a bit she was ok, he did end up sleeping here last night this meant that I got a half hour sleep in this morning, he woke me at 6.30am. Going to be another hot day here temperature around 36°c.

Leo is happy he got his tablet playing through the tv, he doesn't know how he did it but he is happy it is doing it.

Today it is the 14th which means it is Valentine's Day Tim has never had time for Valentine's Day although I just got a message saying Happy Valentine's Day Darling from Tim, I am lucky that I am married to the love of my life who is my soulmate.

It is also the 31st birthday of our second daughter Natasha, Tim has always felt that she was the best Valentine's Day gift ever.

Natasha has always been a younger, female version of Tim and as a teenager she was our little rebel and caused us both a lot of worry and some sleepless nights but she turned out ok in the end and is a loving and caring woman and a good mother to Blain our eldest grandson.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Did you know No 5

Hi everyone, here we are at another Monday, this morning I had to take Leo to see his paediatrician only to get to the hospital to find she isn't there and we now have to see her next Monday at Belmont Hospital not the John Hunter Hospital talk about frustrating. Although this made Leo happy as he doesn't like going to see her and does not like to miss an school.

Anyway this week's five did you know facts are as follows:

Before deciding on the name “Sherlock” Arthur Conan Doyle had called his now famous detective Sherrinford Holmes.

Before settling on the name “Tiny Tim” for his character in “A Christmas Carol” three other names were considered by Charles Dickens, they were Little Larry, Puny Pete and Small Sam.

The first man to fly a plane solo in Australia was Harry Houdini, would never had guessed that

Author Charles Dickens wrote and slept facing north, aligning himself with the poles of the earth, strange man.

Lobster shells and mushrooms are made out of the same thing, chitin

Did you know No: 13

Hello Monday, what a weekend I have had some family drama, if you are my friend on Facebook you may have seen the drama. I am not go...