Thursday, April 23, 2009


Wait... What?

The daughter just attended her first ball... something similar to a junior prom.

She spent hours choosing her hair style, and I kid you not, 4 hours trying to decide between two dresses. She tried one on, then tried on the other, then tried the first one on again, then the second one again, then the first, second, first, second.

Stuart and I went across the street for lunch and came back to the shop afterwords, where she was still busy trying on the same two dresses.

What is like this for your prom?

OK So I heavily photoshopped that first photo so here are some more real ones.

WOW... And I though Great Danes were big.

He she is with all her school friends....

And.. uh...

Monday, April 13, 2009


Wow! What a fantastically philosophical title for such a boring post.

We are still packing and waiting to move and packing and waiting and packing and packing and packing and... what was I saying?

Even though we are still a couple of weeks away from moving to 'The Farm' (working title), the property has to be prepared for a horse, which means building fences so the horse does not escape and run off with the outback alien kangaroos.

So this weekend I spent building a front fence out of pine posts. Well, I held the spirit level while Stuart did everything else, but we don't need to get into semantics.

What else happened this week? Oh yes! I had the most terrible cold and/or flu and had to dress as a leprechaun for an all-day team building function at work.

Yeah, it was just as thrilling for me as it sounds.

Who got a visit from the easter bunny?

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bueller... Bueller.... Bueller... Bueller.... Bueller

Is there anyone left? I have gone entirely silent these past few weeks, because, well, it was either write on the blog or have a nervous breakdown.

What’s that? I should have had the nervous breakdown because then I would at least have something interesting to write about? You bitch!

What I am actually supposed to writing is copy on that anatomy of our brain and why it does what it does. So take your pick, a blog post about nothing or a 6 page article on the parts of our brain?

Well last we chatted, the offer on the property was accepted and the finance approval has only just come through today. There was a slight dramatic pause when we thought, for a day that the whole deal was going to fall through, but all’s well.

In the meantime I have been planning my garden. At first I thought of having a very functional raised bed type of situation, but the more I think about it, the more I am leaning towards, vegetable and fruit trees mixed in with ornamental plantings with meandering pathways throughout.

Something about creating a diverse bio-system or is it bio-diversity system? It is probably neither.

I have already bought four blueberry bushes, and have my eye on an olive tree (you know, for the martinis).

Which reminds me that I am late in honouring the monthly “You Need a Drink Award” I am currently concocting a recipe which may or may not be given to a certain person who may or may not go to matinees on Fridays.

What have you been up to