Wednesday Natter

A peaceful day for grandma, the troops woke up at 5 am and went to visit my brother in Dubbo, since they have been here it has rained continually and the forecast is for rain up until Saturday, so they decided that they would do the 5 hour trek to my...

The Magic of home cooked Pizza

Turns out that Grandma is not quite the ogre that Miss 6 thought.  Pizza in her house is a once every blue moon Mom and Dad are going out treat, yet in this house because of my ethnic background I cook pizza about once a week 37 yo's request for...

Lily White thoughts

My thoughts had to do a U turn could not think of a large expanse of Lily White flesh instead the Madonna Lily crossed my mind.  

Monday Natter

Miss 6 is a big girl now "don't cha know" and insisted that she did not need an afternoon sleep, not sure about her, but I certainly did, so I quietly went into my bedroom around 2 and laid on my bed, it didn't take long and I was in the land of...

Saturday Natter

2 more sleeps and my eldest, his beautiful wife and my grand daughter and grand son will be here, I'm so excited I cannot settle, it's like I'm walking on a fire pit.  The basement is not ready for habitation, it never was going to be, but 28 yo and...

Friday Natter

It's Good Friday and part of a 5 day long weekend for us Aussies, we always get Friday and Monday off on the Easter Weekend (now that's an anomaly there, what has Easter got to do with a purely Christian celebration), this year Anzac Day falls within...

Thursday Natter

Somebody shoot me I've  become a perfectionist ~ I was married to one of those for 30 years, which just meant nothing ever got completed because it wasn't perfect in any way.  These days I'm finding that I'm spending more time repairing, sanding,...

Monday Natter

I need to pace myself I'm emotionally wiped out after the last few days ~ I've argued with my sister which I never do, I've told off my son's in no uncertain way then I've pushed me past all my energy levels and what I can cope with emotionally.  I'm...

Sunday Natter

Sometimes I just want to scream and throw a tantrum, but being blonde, 5'2" and only just being above the minimum weight for my age, height etc, throwing tantrums doesn't work.  Would you believe it no one and I mean no one takes any notice when I...

Saturday Postcard

Yesterday was the sort of day that I wished never came, it was crunch time for me as far as my finances were concerned.  I've still got quite a few expensive things to do to finish this house and get it on the market to sell. The deck that we have to...

Friday Postcard

Tonight was the night that I sat my son's down and explained about my money situation, what's needed to complete the renovation so that we can finally, complete, finish and move on.  I also explained that I've never been a slave and board just doesn't...

Friday Natter

A sort of frustrating day today, didn't do all I wanted to do, but also did things I hadn't planned on doing. I'm still painting, now I'm painting the basement to try and get it a bit more presentable ~ it stinks and has stunk up the whole house,...

Wednesday Natter

I'm seriously tired, all the good effect of spending 4 days in Vanuatu wore off when I got home and read my emails, my son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and grandson are coming to visit, this time they haven't booked a hotel are coming to stay with...

Monday Mutter

Different time zones, airplanes, catching up with friends not seen in a long time, make for a quite laid back Monday when I should be doing things.  I just cannot make the effort required to throw myself into the mundane things that I need to do.  My...

A Postcard from Vanuatu

It's 4 am and I'm very reluctantly opening my eyes, the alarm on my cell phone has been going off for sometime now, there is a knocking at my door and John the houseboy is desperately trying to wake me, I mumble and let him know that yes I'm finally...

A Postcard from Port Villa ~ Vanuatu

I'm sitting on a terrace over looking the Pacific Ocean in Port Villa tomorrow I return home to my day to day life, I'm watching as a fisherman slowly castes his net, then pulls it back in removes the few fish that his circular net has caught, he...

Sunday Natter

Been away for a couple of days did a completely impulse thing and flew down to Victoria ~ Mike the builder picked me up from the airport and we spent 2 days on a house boat, it was bliss, no renovation work, no nicks and cuts on my hands, 2 days of...