The age of consent

I don't like "nanny" laws and I don't like it when my Government introduces "nanny" legislation that takes away a parents rights in respect to bringing up your children.  Recently I've read far too much in regards to children setting the rules and...

Oops it wasn't me

  Phil the dill my back neighbour received a visit from the Council building inspector today, seems that neighbour Craig's property has sold and a compliance was carried out by the Council ~ Craig's house complies, my house complies, but Phil...

Oh dear how sad, never mind

Today I got an email from someone who is on my friends list that once more you've mentioned me in one of your blogs, there was a link to that blog and I followed it stupidly and subjected myself  to your special personal self pity party.   In my...

Just a senior moment

Oops I just pour about 1/2  a litre of milk into my electric kettle and turned it on, what a mess ~ just another senior moment for the lady that lives in the house that "Jerry" built.   Ciao

I think I've got webbed feet

  Typical Australian weather. Western Australia is burning and N.S.W is flooding. I'm in the flooding state but not a flooding area. Just a very wet one, we've had a week of rain, rain and more rain, my open for inspection on Saturday wasn't...

Reality vs Sentiment

  Reality is I'm broke, I don't have enough money to pay the bills that are due, let alone those bills that recur each and every month.   Reality is I need to sell my house (very soon) yet I have no idea what it is worth in this uncertain...

Echo's from the heart

I sat today cross legged on the floor of our bedroom, closed my eyes and brought back the beauty of our love, I revisited all those happy, loving times remembering them, embracing them as they unrolled across my mind, so out of sequence, yet they told...

She's MIA

I know where she is but I just can't contact her, I haven't spoken to her for a week now and I need to tell her about sister S, at least warn her that niece is on the war path again, but she's staying with sister T at their holiday place, they have no...

Clueless

  Spring seems to have deserted us just at the moment, it's the second day of very wet cold weather and cabin fever seems to be settling in.  I've just had a very unproductive conversation with my niece, she's my eldest sisters daughter and is...

When we dance to a different drum

  I've always wondered why I wasn't just the same as my peers, why I was always the odd man out that heard a different song in my head.  In my teens I decided I wanted to be an engineer and with single minded determination I perused that dream...

It's not always black and white

  Sometimes there's more grey that you just cannot seem to get your head around, I'm in that place at the moment, I have so much to be grateful for yet all I can see is the grey areas that are holding me back, they're making me feel depressed...

When you come knocking at my door

I can hear you, your doing it again, you've come once more, it's time that you left me alone, it's time that you allowed me to enjoy this festive season, yet your knocking again, wanting to be let in, I'm trying hard to keep you at bay, once more I'm...

Nieces, Weddings and Ex's

My niece my younger brothers little girl marries this Friday the 18th, both his daughters have married within weeks of each other.  E who lives in Dubbo where my brother and sister-in-law live married a short 6 weeks ago, Dubbo is about a 7 hour...

Just a thought

I read the following this morning and thought umm true, so I thought I'd share it.   "If you are going to be cross, enjoy being cross.  If you want to sulk, throw yourself wholeheartedly into the experience.  If you wish to indulge a sense of...

Just a touch of the blues

  When I get depressed or angry and I'm both at the moment I take it out on my garden, this is when I do the heavy pruning and decimate otherwise beautiful trees and shrubs.  Today I did the job on one of my Maples that had grown too tall and...

Thursday Natter

  Give me a break for fk sake, I've just had the worst 10 years that anyone could imagine, now all I want to do is move on and start afresh.  On Tuesday I had my second, second inspection, someone who had seen the house on the Saturday before,...

Wednesday Natter

Seems the sarong weather is here to stay, a truly beautiful Spring day today, not long now and we will be in full blown summer and spending days down at the beach just to keep cool.  Friend Pete came for diner last night, he did his usual trick and...

Monday Natter ~ it would be funny but she's my Mom

  My Mom's been staying with me for almost a week now, she did this really brave, daring thing and caught a couple of trains, a bus and landed in the recovery room about the same time that I was coming too.   When Mom stays we put her in...

Mockery

My neighbour K aged 28 a 20 year friend of my 28 yo when he was 18 and celebrating the end of his High School years on the Gold Coast during Schoolies week, was standing in line to get into a Night Club when he was king hit from behind and knocked to...

Sunday Natter

  I love this time of year, when I can once more break out my sarongs and float around doing gardening things, the days are getting so much longer, it's no longer dark when I wake around 6 am (or earlier) the sun is still up at 7.30 slowly...

Thursday Natter

  It's nice having my mother here again, this time there isn't a thousand things to do, most of the thousand things have been done already ~ what hasn't been done isn't ever going to be done.  With the house up for sale, the first "Open for...