“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…
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
Being a self confessed beach bum I can’t seem to get enough sea and surf and neither can our Golden Girls, Daphne and Margot. We have conveniently and strategically located ourselves just a 45 minute drive from our nearest seaside … Continue reading Ride ‘Em Cowboy!
Trying to galvanise myself into writing a more normal blog since returning from my sad trip home to England has been a bit of a trial. Other people go about their business as normal but what’s normal? The world rants … Continue reading The View From The Farm
At 8.30am on Monday 9th January when I was just about to have breakfast my phone rang and I could see it was my parents calling. “Odd” I thought. Without even saying hello, Dad said “I’ve got some bad news” … Continue reading A Family Tragedy