Firstly my apologies for the loss of content in the first blog I sent out today. I hit the “save” button followed by the “publish” button and you know what? WordPress lost a whole afternoon’s work. All gone. What a … Continue reading A Message for Insects and Other Creatures
A significant proportion of Aussies call their evening meal “tea” which is not to be confused with the English tradition of “tea at four o’clock”, that’s “Arvo Tea” here. The full list of meal breaks is as follows: Breakfast – … Continue reading Yabbies for Tea
“How orften do you shar?” said the posh pom to the sweaty shearer giving his gazillionth ewe of the day a haircut. Through gritted teeth the shearer politely said “Aw, most days mate”. “Rarely?” says posh pom, “I didn’t realise … Continue reading How Orften Do You Shar?
Should a bloke be looking for a new squeeze, we’ve got just the ticket for you. Upon a “run-out” to Daylesford, a mere 2.5 hour drive away we discovered a new form of chic magnet. Never to be forgotten on … Continue reading Tips for Single Blokes and a few other goings on….
For those who know me and for those who are about to find out, a good pair of Welly’s are fundamental to my equilibrium. After just one and half winter’s my Hunter wellies sprang a leak. Knowing that there was … Continue reading I Know My Place in Life
Something that has been on our bucket lists for sometime is to breed a litter of puppies and especially of the Golden Retriever variety. Back in August of last year we met a breeder of show Retrievers and she owned … Continue reading Getting in the Family Way and a Walk in the Mountains
The Kiwi hails from Christchurch, a city which during the past few years has been through the mill and back. A catastrophic earthquake struck on a Wednesday lunchtime in February 2011 registering a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter Scale … Continue reading Out of the Ashes…
Anzac Day dawned in Dunkeld drizzly and cold as we joined a respectful crowd huddled under brollies at the Dawn Service around the towns impressive war memorial. Bowing our heads to the sound of the pipes played by Bruce our … Continue reading Anzac Day, A Trip to Sydney and Horace the Guinea Fowl
Having been given the week before Easter off work I saw an opportunity to whisk the Kiwi off to the seaside (again). We had finally cleared the caravan of all our (temporary) worldly goods and unloaded about two thirds of … Continue reading Hugga Mugga with the Grockels
What’s “hard yakka”? In explanation “Yakka” is the aboriginal word for work and have we been yakkering hard over the past couple of weeks! The cover photo shows our reward for our hard labour which constituted several very nice glasses … Continue reading There’s Nothing Like a Bit of Hard Yakka