Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wordless Wednesday 4

Introducing Smokey - one of our cats.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

House update week 4

I am late in my posting this week, as nothing happened at all last week on site. The house builders have gone off site so the pool people can come in and dig the pool. Unfortunately they have been unable to get there until today. So here is my update for this week:

So there they are the latest pictures, the pool from different angles. By the end of the week the concrete will be in and the pool cover will go over it until the house is finished then the pool people will come back and finish the pool off. Hopefully the retaining wall man will be doing his thing in the next day or 2. Until my next update have a great week!!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

To market to market

This morning Ballerina and myself decided to take a drive to our local produce market. I haven't been to a market for ages, always forgoing fresh produce for the convenience of the supermarket. Well after one visit this morning I am a convert back to the market. The aromas of fresh produce, breads, cakes, flowers, plants and needless to say the money I saved and the wonderful tastes (yes we couldn't wait too long - the sweet watermelon and the little cakes mmmm) has won me back over. So every Sunday morning we shall be making the trek to the market for our fresh fruit and vegies.

Watermelon, sweet corn, strawberries, cakes and flowers!

I didn't get too much as I had done a shop at the local supermarket on Friday, but next week....well I can't wait.

These little cakes looked very cute and Ballerina tells me taste delightful - there were six when we got in the car and only five when we reached home!!!

And beautiful Gerberas one of my most favourite flowers. The gorgeous colours, how can anyone resist!

Enjoy your day.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Photo Hunters #2 - Silver

This weeks theme is Silver.

Our SILVER (slightly tarnished) cutlery which my Grandmother gave to us as a wedding gift almost 21 years ago. It is a 64 piece set and for years we didn't use it, but then decided it was too beautiful to keep hidden away in a box.

So it is the cutlery we use everyday now, whether we are having a barbecue or a gourmet meal!!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Friday Feast #3 - 2007

Welcome to my Friday Feast please enjoy!

If you could take lessons to learn any musical instrument, which would you want to learn?
The Harp

Have you ever mistaken a person for someone else?
All the time - especially if I'm walking around the supermarket with Nito. He often walks ahead or lags behind and I start talking to the person next to me, who is not Nito.

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how well do you keep secrets?

Main Course

What's the closest you've ever been to a dangerous animal?
I've come face to face with a Salt Water Crocodile - thank goodness a wire fence was between me and him!

When was the last time you lost your patience?
Last night.

Thursday Thirteen #15

Thirteen Things about Australia

1. Australia has been inhabited for more than 42,000 years by Indigenous Australians. However, in 1770, James Cook sailed along and mapped the east coast of Australia, which he named New South Wales and claimed for Britain. The expedition's discoveries provided impetus for the establishment of a penal colony there.

2. The British Crown Colony of New South Wales started with the establishment of a settlement at Port Jackson by Captain Arthur Phillip on 26 January 1788. This date was later to become Australia's national day, Australia Day.

3. Our flag -

4. Our Coat of Arms -

5. Our Capitial City is Canberra.

6. Our population - 20,264,082 (July 2006 est.)

7. Our National Anthem is Advance Australia Fair.

8. We remember our heroes on ANZAC Day

9. We are a culturally diverse society

10. Our currency is the Australian dollar.

11. We are a great sporting nation - swimming, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, netball, basketball etc etc.

12. We love being outdoors -

13. We are the lucky country!! And I am proud to be an Australian!!!

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of drought and flooding rains,
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me.

Happy Australia Day

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Wordless Wednesday 3

This wise old owl has seen alot, I'm sure.

Monday, January 22, 2007

House update week 3

Well the concrete slab has now been poured (today actually). The shape of the house is beginning to be seen:

Looking from the front of the house into what will be our garage - double garage with extra storage space (or a bar room for nito!!)

This one is taken from where a bedroom will be looking out over where the pool will be - note nito inspecting the pool area!!

This shot is the reverse of the above - looking from the pool area into the bedrooms and family room.

This shot is from the pool looking towards the front of the house.

We are hoping that in the next week or 2 the pool will be dug, retaining walls will be put in (around the pool area) and then the frame will commence. Yippee!!!

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Unconscious Mutterings week 207

This weeks Unconscious Mutterings

I say...... and you think.......?

  1. Audition - dance

  2. Urgent - attention

  3. Lunch - time

  4. Adult - grown-up

  5. Mug - acinno

  6. Awful - terrible

  7. Comics - DC

  8. Damage - wreck

  9. Kicks - high

  10. Experience - wonderful

Enjoy your week!

Home made Peppermint Icecream - yum

This year was a small appliance Christmas for us. Nito loves to cook (and is good at it) - so we bought him an Ice Cream Maker for Christmas - actually no cooking required, but still involves mixing ingredients. So I recently gave it a whirl - making Peppermint Crisp Icecream. So this:

plus these:

mixed in this:

and then this:

equals this:

and this:

YUMMY - food for thought - enjoy your Sunday!!

A warm summers Saturday night!

So what do we do on a warm summers Saturday night? We share it with friends. We eat. We drink (a little). And we watch Comet McNaught of course.

The food:

The drink:

The Comet:

(photo courtesy of

What a spectacular sight that was. And even though it's not my photo - that is exactly how it looked!! Currently the comet can mainly be seen in the Southern Hemisphere. It really was a great night.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Photo Hunters #1 - Wild

My first photo hunt today. Wild is the theme. My side garden has become a little 'wild' lately!! A bit of a trim is in order!

A hedger and a bit of work will get it back in order.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Friday Feast #2 - 2007

Which television shows do you just refuse to miss?

Greys Anatomy

Who did you last speak to on the telephone?

My Hubby - Nito

How many pillows do you keep on your bed?


Main Course
Name one addition to your computer (software, hardware, etc.) that you'd love to have.

Video conference thingy

What is your favorite foreign food?


Hope you enjoy!! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #14

Thirteen Aussie Slang words and their meanings

1. airy fairy - vague

2. barney - an argument or fight

3. cactus - something has had it, doesn't work anymore, or someone in a lot of trouble

4. dial - face

5. flat out - going at full speed, as fast as possible, or busy

6. ga-ga - to be mad, loony, or insane

7. hum dinger - an excellent something. Something is a real hum dinger

8. jiffy - a very short time. To do something in a jiffy is also instantaneous

9. knee high to a grasshopper - very short

10. Lucky Country - Australia, THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD! (OK, so I am biased.)

11. molly dook - a natural left handed person

12. no worries! - typical Aussie attitude that everything will be OK, there will be no problems

13. servo - a service station, where you purchase petrol or gasoline

Enjoy your Thursday!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Happy Anniversay Mum and Dad

To our Wonderful parents

"A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year."
-- Paul Sweeney

Happy Anniversary - enjoy your day!!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Peek-a-boo to our Adelaide Princesses!!

myspace layouts, myspace codes, glitter graphics

Elmo says enjoy your day!!

House update week 2

There has been movement at the house site - some pictures from the last week:

So we have these white pipes sticking out of the ground, to do with plumbing and electricity I think. It's very exciting!!!

Happy Birthday Jeff!!

To a great brother. Have a wonderful day!! Won't be too long before we see you. And remember:
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.

Some Homer stuff:

Marge: Homer, the plant called. They said if you don't show up tomorrow don't bother showing up on Monday.
Homer: Woo-hoo. Four-day weekend.

Homer: Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel.

Bart: Dad, what's a Muppet?
Homer: Well, it's not quite a mop, not quite a puppet, but man... (laughs, then pauses) So, to answer you question, I don't know.

Enjoy your Day!!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Unconscious Mutterings week 206

This weeks Unconscious Mutterings

I say...... and you think.......?

  1. Episode :: Star Wars
  2. Source :: Information
  3. Jerk :: Off
  4. Introduce :: Hello
  5. Ralph :: Vomit
  6. Stare :: Into space
  7. Cast :: Away
  8. Scenario :: Example
  9. Flu :: Winter
  10. Mad :: Crazy

Enjoy your week.