Friday, February 29, 2008

Well, Fancy That!

You're A Prayer for Owen Meany!

by John Irving

Despite humble and perhaps literally small beginnings, you inspire
faith in almost everyone you know. You are an agent of higher powers, and you manifest
this fact in mysterious and loud ways. A sense of destiny pervades your every waking
moment, and you prepare with great detail for destiny fulfilled. When you speak, IT

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Awards ... part two..

I have been given quite a lot of awards in the past few weeks. Each time someone gives me a lovely piece of "bloggy bling" I think ,"Yay and Excellent and Woo Hoo!!!!" I have to think these excited thoughts because if I high-fived the air next to my computer and Yelled them out, I would set the dog off into a fit of loud barking, which would remind the spouse that I was "still on that bloody computer"etc.etc. Anyhow back to the most important business at hand Awards...

Julie gave me this loveable blog award.. I know that Julie gave it to me because I had saved it to the desktop as a 'From Julie Yay'.. Unfortunately I have no idea why or when she gave it to me ooops.. But you can be assured that I did think "Excellent! Woohoo! High-Five" thoughts when I received it..

I would like to pass this award on to Veronica at sleepless nights, Cat at Fitcat, Maddy at Alien in a Foreign Field, Kellan from On the Upside,Miss Sniz, Tiff from Three Ring Circus , Trish from My Little Drummer boys, 2Paw and Tinkingbell who wishes she could knit in her sleep..

Another award from Julie ( Yay I heart Julie) this little award is a "bloggy blessing" I would like to pass this award onto Taz @Taliazko's Weblog. Witchypoo @, Dawn from Kaiser Alex , Bendy girl @ benefit scrounging scum and Xbox4NappyRash because I really want his xbox hehehehe....

I still have a few more awards to hand out but my bum is getting a bit sore from sitting here and I haven't even started on the links yet... hehehehe cheers kim

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday, WooHoooo!!!

You can see more Wordless Wednesday Wonders here or here or over here

cheers kim. (WooHoo!!!)

Cupcakes, well fancy that!!!

Obviously there are a few things that I need to work on to enable my quest for world domination to succeed.

But as the founding member of the "Apathetic as all Buggery" club. I really can't be bothered.

There is also the fact that I tend to get distracted very easily and once cup-cakes were mentioned that really was the end of what small ambition I possessed.. *sigh*

So to all the other Cup-cake inventors..(and you know who you are) here is a pretty little picture just to remind us that world domination is best left to those who want to rule the world.. (Magnetoboldtoo and old knudsen)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Hmmph..I wanted to rule the world... but apparently......

You Are Not Destined to Rule the World

You are destined for something else...
Like inventing a new type of cupcake.
You just don't have the stomach for brutality.
But watch out - because many people do!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Awards... part one..

It is time to pass along some of the awards that I have recently been given. I have some more lovely bits of blingery lurking within the depths of my computer.... But I have trouble formatting my page when I upload too much stuff and it ends up looking remarkably similar to something the cat dragged in.. *sigh* So without further ado lets get on to the good stuff..

This lovely award was given to me by Maddy from Whitterer on Autism. I would like to pass this along to Tiff from Three Ring Circus because Tiff has a lovely spirit and I would enjoy meeting Tiff very much..

Also I will give this to Kelley from Magneto bold too because Kelley is feeling old at the moment (hehehehe) and I am sure that she will appreciate being told that she is beautiful within... I will also give this to Julie a true pretzel eating hedonist and Queen of the Tangents as well..

I will also pass this along to Mariposa, Secret Agent Mama and Jientje for their lovely photographs that make me smile..

The gorgeous Veronica, she of the sleepless nights made this lovely award... Clever clever girl that she is...*sigh* I am going to pass these flowers on to Tina from a Bunch of Burts, HRH from June Cleaver Nirvana and to Caroline at Laughing alone in the Dark.. I have just recently discovered these blogs and I am enjoying them very much... Also I would like to give these flowers to old Knudsen from Frank Fearless Free mmm I think they would look very nice on his sidebar maybe just under the weather...

Casdok had an awards post recently and if you haven't read Casdoks blog you really should go over and have a look..
At the end of Casdoks post she put up this lovely little piece of bloggy goodness for anyone to have.. So of course I nicked it quick smart...
I would like to pass this along to Tracey from Why Bother just to stop her moaning about never getting any bling.. hehehehe. To Lou for his comments that make me giggle not just on my blog but everywhere he goes.. to Lotus from Sarcastic Mom her silliness just makes me smile and she forgave me for being a bit snippy..

This is only part one of my awards ceremony.. this has taken way too long to do.. ooops the spouse is getting a tad grumpy so i had better go and do some *shudder* housework

cheers kim xxx

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Weekly Winners #13

I cant believe that it is Sunday already...*sigh*Time is racing away from me as per usual... But at least the good thing is, that it is time once again for Weekly Winners Yeehaaa!

To see more Weekly Winners just click yourself over to Lotus aka Sarcastic Mom and have a quick squiz...

cheers kim

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Favourite Photo Friday on Saturday

Tadaaa! I am pleased to present my Favourite photo Friday on Saturday.

This photographic event is the brainchild of Julie from Causes Rats in Laboratory Cancer...


Friday, February 22, 2008

Today was a Great Day!!!!

I am tired and a bit sore, my right wrist is a tad tender and my knee is giving me a bit of grief.. But! But! But! I have had a great day today.. Yay.

I am finally back at TAFE after an impossibly long summer break. I have had two very intense days in the ceramic studio. I am a happy Happy girl..

Look at this sunrise.. I think the colours here capture my mood today.. The pic is a bit blurry because it was bloody cold this morning and I was on the balcony in my knickers taking this.. before my first coffee too!!!!!
" pretty skies wait for no woman"


It rained this evening.. Yay!! double and triple farking Yay and a great big WooHoo thrown in for luck!!!!

I had plenty of clothes on when I took this shot but then a leaf blocked one of the downpipes and I was not just shivering but soaked as well... hehehehe..

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Zucchini Pickle

Zucchini Pickle.

1 kilo zucchini chopped

500 g onions chopped

1 can corn kernels..drained

500g white sugar (or more)

2 TBS curry powder

2 TBs cornflour (heaped)

1 tsp tumeric

500g beans chopped

¼ cup cooking salt

2TBS mustard

1 tsp paprika

6 cups white vinegar

1 large red capsicum chopped

Boil 5 cups of the vinegar with the zucchini, onion ,beans and capsicum for 20 minutes add corn and sugar.

Mix spices with the cup of vinegar add to the zucchini mixture and boil for another 5 minutes..

then bottle... yumm..

cheers kim

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

wordless wednesday

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Cheers Kim...

Monday, February 18, 2008

I went looking for snakes today....

I went looking for snakes today. I wanted to take a couple of photos but it was a bit hot and I couldn't be bothered walking down the hill. A large black tiger snake likes to bask in the sun atop a pile of rocks, halfway down the hill.. and it is a bit of a bugger of a walk.
So I wandered over to a pile of car parts instead. I know that there is a tiger snake that lurks over here. I heard some likely sounding rustlings but didn't see any snakes..

Witchypoo has mentioned a couple of times that she is a bit concerned that my frogponds will attract snakes.. So I thought that I had better take some pics and give her a better idea of the sort of country I live in.

This is part of my front yard. As you can see I don't live in suburbia and I am lucky enough to share my home with heaps of wildlife.. including all three types of Tasmanian snakes.

This is looking down the hill, the one I couldn't be bothered walking down earlier.

I have only been 'surprised' by a snake three times in my adult life, one of those times was when one of the cats brought me a young tiger snake as a gift..It was still alive but luckily it was only a baby. I get glimpses of a small copperhead hunting near one of the ponds occasionally but I have only ever see the flash of a tail disappearing.
I like snakes but I also treat them with respect. We taught the children 'snake safe' behaviour when they were very young.

My children walked down this dirt road to catch the school bus at the corner. Today David mentioned that on the walk home he saw a copperhead at the corner and then halfway home he saw a tiger snake disappearing into the scrub. Dave spoke about seeing the snakes as casually as a city kid would mention seeing an ice cream van on a hot day..It is something that you expect to see...
cheers kim

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Weekly Winners #12

Yay!!!!! It is time for my Weekly Winners... I really enjoy being a part of Lotus' photographic magic..

If you would like to join in the fun it is as easy as, just visit our host... Drumroll Puhleeeease....
Lotus aka Sarcastic Mom

Cheers Kim xxx

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008


Look at this gorgeous little elephant. Look at the yummy celadon glaze.
Look at me grinning like the village idiot, (oops I deleted that pic *phew*)

Recently there was a great bloggy give-away hosted by Rocks in my dryer and Look!!! I won something. I went over to A Bunch of Burts and entered Tina's competition for aThai hilltribes quilted zipper bag.

A parcel arrived for me today and inside the gorgeous quilted bag was this little elephant, carefully wrapped in elephant patterned paper. To say that I was thrilled to bits would be an understatement. I just cant explain how much this small gesture of kindness and generosity by Tina has made me feel .. ( apart from very happy)

Do yourself a Favour and go and check out her blog, A Bunch of Burts....
cheers kim xxx

Thursday, February 14, 2008

This is what it's all about.....

Today was Pop's funeral but I really don't want to talk about that. I do want to thank everyone that left a nice comment on my post about the death of my Grandfather and thankyou very much for the emails as well.. I was very touched by your concern and it helped me.. So thanks Heaps!!!! xxxx
This is 'the spouse' meeting our brand new niece Kaitlyn for the first time yesterday. Kaitlyn is just 6 weeks old and absolutely gorgeous *sigh* My brother and his wife came down from the mainland for the funeral. It has been a bittersweet week.

I am just writing stuff here and then deleting it.. Writing in circles so to speak.. I am so going to plan a new frog pond tomorrow.. then I am going to start on Petra's platter. but right now I am going to have another can of beer and a great big cry...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008


It rained today.. Yippee!!!!!

Cheers Kim

Monday, February 11, 2008

Clean up and Green up... WooHoo!!!!

Lotus aka Sarcastic Mom is trying to clean up her part of the world.

Here in Australia, We have the annual Clean up Australia Day which is huge.

The similarities with these two projects are also huge. Clean up Australia Day was the brainchild of one person. Ian Kiernan. Project Restore Beauty to Nature is the brainchild of one woman Lotus Carroll

I live a 'green lifestyle' I often forget that how I live here in my little part of the world is not actually considered normal.. and the day to day stuff that I do as part of my everyday routine would actually be considered a bit strange..

So today I have just included some photos as bit of a starter.. I would like to write a bit more about how I live and I would like to share some of the stuff that I take for granted. Simple things like using this bright yellow container in the sink when I wash the dishes.. 1. It uses heaps less water and 2. I can then tip the water onto thwe garden..

this photo is just for fun...

I have an organic garden. this is old horse poo. I am soaking this overnight because the manure is old and very dry.I will use this as a mulch and soil conditioner in the garden tomorrow. If I put it in the garden dry.. It would either rob the garden soil of precious moisture or it would just blow away..

I love this detergent. I put all my dishwater on my garden. this stuff hasn't got any of the nasties in it that will bugger up the ph balance of my soil.. and it is cheap.. and lasts for ages.. etc etc. and it only smells a bit lemony..

Eat more greens Yay...

When I build a new garden space, my first thoughts are for the frogs and lizards that I want to be in the garden with me. so I always try to create a habitat for them as well..

This will do for now. I will add to this later.. please check out Lotus post. and if you click here :) :) :0 you can check out what all the other bloggers have been doing..

cheers Kim and Thankyou xxxx