Saturday 31 January 2015

Hey Hey its Saturday.................Mum's Party

Hey hey it's Saturday yet again, and what a Saturday it has been. I was up at 6.30am I had to prepare and bake the potato bake and the pasta bake, I did a chicken and bacon potato bake. This was for my mum's birthday gathering which we had at my parents place today, my brother did some chicken dishes, honey soy chicken thighs and some kfc style chicken legs and thighs and another pasta dish but for some reason I can't remember what it was it was some kind of fettuccine dish. Of course Dave was late turning up, and nothing could kick off really till he arrived with the rest of the food.

My daughter Natasha did a Caesar salad which everyone seemed to like well those who eat salad loved it I don't eat salad so I didn't try it.

We kept the lunch a secret from mum and only told dad last week, about it in fact mum wanted to go out to the Eastern Tiger for lunch and dad told her he didn't want to do so, which pissed her off but when she found out about the party this morning she was happy and surprised.

I don't have any photos today as I forgot my camera, Tim and Jessica took photos as did dad but I do not have access to those photos at the moment so sorry not photos. Tim had to go to work so he left early and of course he has his camera with him so can't get those photos and Jessica well she will need to upload the photos she took to Facebook or Dropbox when she is next here.

The weather was nice not hot nor cold and we set the tables up in the car port which was nice we do that a lot when we have functions at my parents place. There was a good turn out about 20 people in all and everyone had a good time.
The cake was nice it was a vanilla sponge with jam and cream and I also took over a apple and custard teatime, and a jam and custard scroll pull apart.

Mum said she had a lovely time and was really happy to see everyone. 

Friday 30 January 2015

Five Things Friday.................My Mum

Here we are at Friday again, so that means another round of Five Things Friday

75 years young (my mum)

A surprise party (tomorrow)

Aging well

5 children, 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren

On the go from 5.45-6am 5 or 6 days a week (my mum) 

Thursday 29 January 2015

The start of the school year

Good morning world, yes it is still morning here in my part of the world, yesterday was the first day of school for the year. I had to take Leo it was also his first day at the new school and all went well once we got there. Although in the morning he didn't want to get dressed and didn't want to go and get into the car, had to fight with him to get dressed and Tim had to drag him out to the car but once we got to the school he was fine.

In the afternoon he said he had a good first day, and today there was not problem getting him to school, at the school he and I were sitting waiting for the bell to ring and a staff member came up and asked me if I was waiting to see someone, I said no I was just waiting with Leo for the bell to go and she asked Leo if he knew where the “resort” was this is the schools play area and he said no so she said she would take him and show him. He then said goodbye to me and went off with her.

Since they live closer to me now Jessica doesn't feel the need to hang out here between her morning and afternoon shifts although she was here yesterday all day sleeping on my lounge, today though she went back to her place so I am home alone and enjoying the peace and quiet.

Natasha and I have decided that on Tuesday's I will pick Blain up from school and bring him back here and take him to school on Wednesday morning and she will pick up Leo and take him to school on Wednesdays. Natasha has also agreed to take Leo to school on Fridays after she drops Blain off as Fridays are my busy day and this will help me out a lot and yes some weeks Leo may be 5 minutes late to school but it is what it is and the school will just have to deal with it.

Yesterday it rained all day here and I had to park in the schools staff parking area when I took Leo to school, there is not a lot of parking at this school and it is on a main highway. Many people park on the grass area between the road and the footpath but I didn't want to do that in the rain as it was all wet and soggy. Also this school doesn't have disable parking which sucks, I don't have to leave as early to do get Leo but because there is bugga all parking I can't leave that late either.

Ok that is all I have for today, see you tomorrow for Five things Friday.

Monday 26 January 2015

History of Australia Day

How did Australia get its name?”

It seems such a basic Australian history question but it’s one that people often struggle to answer.

For the record, we can thank explorer Matthew Flinders for the naming of our continent.
Flinders was the first European to circumnavigate the country and produce an accurate map of the entire continent. He completed the map in 1804 while in prison on the island of Mauritius having been captured by the French on his return journey to England.
Across the centre of the map he wrote the word ‘Australia’. Until that point, Australia was known as New Holland and Terra Australis. It was the publication of Flinders’ work which generated the usage of the term Australia. New South Wales Governor Lachlan Macquarie recommended in 1817 that it be formally used and the British Admiralty officially approved the name in 1824.

Flinders’ original 1804 map is therefore Australia’s ‘birth certificate’.

The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on 26 January is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date. Not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on that date.

The tradition of noticing 26 January began early in the nineteenth century with Sydney almanacs referring to First Landing Day or Foundation Day. That was the day in 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet of eleven convict ships from Great Britain and the first governor of New South Wales, arrived at Sydney Cove. The raising of the Union Jack there symbolised British occupation of the eastern half of the continent claimed by Captain James Cook on 22 August in 1770.

Some immigrants who prospered in Sydney, especially those who had been convicts or the sons of convicts, began marking the colony's beginnings with an anniversary dinner - 'an emancipist festival' to celebrate their love of the land they lived in. Governor Lachlan Macquarie, the emancipists' friend, made the thirtieth anniversary of the day in 1818 a public holiday, thirty guns counting out the years of British civilisation, a tradition Macquarie's successors continued.

In 1826 at the centre of the anniversary dinner, 'Australia' a new word for the continent, entered the list of toasts. The term, recommended in his Voyage to Terra Australis in 1814 by Matthew Flinders, the skilful circumnavigator of the continent in 1801-03, and proposed by Macquarie to a reluctant British government in 1817, was taken up in Australia, especially by emancipists. The most famous of them, William Charles Wentworth with a fellow barrister had established the colony's first uncensored newspaper, the Australian, in 1824.

So strongly did some emancipists feel about being Australian that the anniversary dinner in 1837 was for only the Australian-born. Wentworth, invited to chair the dinner, declined, disapproving of this new development. Having become a wealthy landowner and squatter, he found that he had more in common with his former enemies, the exclusives, than his supporters who pressed for wider rather than narrower voting rights in discussions about political reform. That year the celebration widened with the first Sydney Regatta, the beginning of a new tradition — one which still continues today. Five kinds of races, including one for whale boats, drew crowds to the shore of Sydney Harbour. 'It was', the official newspaper, the Sydney Gazette reported, 'a day entirely devoted to pleasure'.

Sunday 25 January 2015

Hey Hey it's Saturday no it's Sunday

Hey hey it's Saturday Sunday, yes I am a day late with this post, why well I will tell you, Tim is off work yesterday, today and tomorrow and because he had yesterday off he wanted to go shopping. I however, had to wait till after I had helped mum with something which I did and by 11ish we were out at the shops and when we got home Jessica and Leo and Blain were here, they stayed overnight too.

So because the boys were here and running amuck I decided to go and have a lay down for a couple of hours, I in fact only napped for an hour and a half then I came to write my blog post but first Jessica wanted me to order and go and pick up some pizza's which I did. I than of course had to eat said pizza.

Before I knew it, it was 6.10pm and mum was ringing, I talk to mum every night at 6.10pm and we talk for 20-40 minutes and it doesn't matter if I have spoken or seen mum half a dozen times during the day we still chat each night for 20-40 minutes.

While out we got the new air fryer out of layby, yes it is still in its box I will get it out later today, oh yeah since I have been up I have already peeled the veggies for lunch I am doing a baked lunch as it is Tim's birthday tomorrow and he loves his baked lunch. I asked him what type of meat he would like roast lamb or roast beef he said roast chicken bought cooked from Coles so that is what we are going to have.

Peeling the veggies early and leaving them in salted water till it is time to cook them makes me think of my nanna, I remember going to her place on Christmas morning for lunch and she would have all the veggies peeled and in sitting in the sink waiting to be cooked.

As I said Jessica and the boys spent last night here and she is still asleep on the lounge, yes she slept on the lounge last night and the boys slept on the spare mattress. Tim is also still in bed but me I have been up for an hour and a half dealing with the boys.

Ok back again had to go and find Leo some clothes and get his boots on so he could go outside to play, his mum said he can't play outside without shoes on and the only shoes he could find was his boots.

On another note on Friday my dad and my sister Sandra told me I am fat and that they are worried about me and I should try to lose some weight. I said I know I am fat I do look in a mirror at times and I know I should lose some weight but I have very little motivation although my motivation is returning as only a few months ago I would have said I had no motivation at all now I have some and I would like to drop some weight before I see the diabetic specialist again.

I wasn't upset about what dad and Sandy said as I knew they were talking from love and concern but it is never nice to be told you are fat and it did hurt a little. At present I am between 97-99 kilos so I am about 50 kilos overweight.

Leo this morning told me he loves me and he thinks I am beautiful and I am not fat I am just nanna and he loves me just the way I am, Blain joined in and said he loves me more then Leo does so that started a small fight about who loves me most.

Well I have to go and peg the washing on the line, we are in for another scorcher here top of 36°c don't ya just love

Friday 23 January 2015

Five Things Friday...............Crime & Consequence

Five things Friday is here again

If you commit a crime suffer the consequence

If the consequence is the death penalty then so be it, you rolled that diced

One country can't tell another country what punishment they can have, if the criminal had a fair trial and did commit the crime they just have to deal with the penalty dealt to them

I am not in favour of the death penalty generally speaking, with some exceptions

Some countries have very harsh penalties

Thursday 22 January 2015

Happy Birthday Sydney-May

Guess what it's Thursday and not just any Thursday it is the 22nd and that means it is my beautiful granddaughter Sydney-May's 5th birthday. I can remember the day she was born as it was only 5 years ago and my memory isn't that bad.........yet...........

On the 2nd February she will start school which is another wow, her mum and Michael have asked us over Sunday morning to celebrate her birthday. I want to get my ass into gear and wrap up her present as I don't know if Kathy will be bringing her over this afternoon to see me and if she does I want the gift wrapped and ready.

What else it is another hot day here, so I have the air conditioning going of course. 

Tuesday 20 January 2015

I have experienced overtiredness again today

This afternoon I am going to write about being over tired, why, because I was experiencing the over tired symptoms. I remember Jessica saying to me when Leo was a baby if he is tired why doesn't he just go to sleep, I would say he is overtired and it is not that easy when one is overtired to just go to sleep.

Do you know the symptoms of overtired? I think it is something most adults do not understand as from the time we are young children we understand when we are feeling tired and we go to bed or get some sleep. Thus we forget the symptoms of being overtired.

So in case you don't know what they are I will list a few here, the ones I experience, shaking, nauseousness, headache, sore eyes, restlessness. When you start to feel like this you just keep getting more and more restless and things keep going downhill, till you get to the point when you try to sleep you find sleep is hard to manage.

You know when you are trying to get a baby that is overtired to asleep they will start to go drift off and then suddenly they will jump and start to cry, this happens because when you are overtired you will suddenly have these jerking moments they are involuntary, I know this because I have experienced them myself when I have been overtired. This is why when you are trying to settle an overtired baby you need to hold them tight to stop this happening.

This morning I was up and dressed by 8am and by 9.30am I was wanting to go back to sleep and by the time Tim got home at 10am I was really suffering from being overtired and needed to go back to bed which I did for 3 hours. I am feeling better but not great now.

Sunday 18 January 2015

Sunday at my place

Here it is Sunday afternoon, yesterday I didn't bother opening the computer, when I got home it was around 3pm and I felt so tired that all I wanted to do was go and have a nap which I did after the nap I didn't feel like doing much of anything so I did nothing.

This morning I was up at 7am I heard the tv going in the lounge room and thought it was later in the morning and that Jessica must had been here but I was wrong it was Tim he left for work a few minutes later.

I checked the casserole and turned it back on for a couple of hours ready for lunch there was only me and Jessica here for lunch and casserole is her favourite meal. I also watched the girls while Kathy and Michael went out to find Sydney-May's birthday present, Summer ate a fair amount of the casserole but Sydney-May only had a few grapes.

The funeral was good, I shed a few tears it was mum who was emotional but Aunty Nita was mum's favourite aunt so that is to be expected. Afterwards there was a wake at the bowling club which was great all in all it was a nice day, we spent the night at a local motel one of the cheap motels but a nice one anyway.

Friday night I had a so so sleep took me a while to settle down and I was woken during the night by dad who was having a coughing fit and was not well at all. In fact on Saturday morning he didn't want to wake up but of course he had too, mum drove to Macca's for breakfast and then she drove out to the cemetery at Wauchope, we went to put flowers on mum's grandparents graves.

Now days mum prefers to use artificial flowers over fresh flowers and have to agree they last longer and look nice so much better then seeing a lot of dead flowers left on graves.

This afternoon I am watching Great British Bake Off it is a favourite Sunday afternoon show for me. 

Friday 16 January 2015

Five Things Friday...............Funeral

Here is today’s Five for Friday yes I am posting early but will not have a computer for the rest of the day.

Off to a funeral

Only a 4 hour drive

Can't find knee high stockings in fuller figure lately...........annoyed wearing last pair today

No eye-shadow just in case I cry

I wonder how many more funerals there will be this year

Tuesday 13 January 2015

I had a trip to the doctor...............just so you know

Ok we all have had a headache from time to time but the ones I have been getting the last week or so have been shocking they border on migraines and I have had to take really strong pain relief in order to function at all but of course the strong tablets make me sleepy and this means I have had to have an afternoon nap and early nights.

I went back to the doctors yesterday about my depression but since I was still coughing so bad he was worried about that and had prescribed me another lot of antibiotics and have to go back in a week.

He thought the reason my moods/emotions have been all over the place is because I have been so unwell and thinks once I am feeling better my moods will improve, we will see.

I also have to get a chest x ray and have some blood tests done which I though I would do this morning but of course Tim took the car to work so that isn't going to happen and of course the blood tests are fasting ones so can't go and have them done this afternoon it will have to be in the morning. I will have to make sure Tim knows not to take the car in the morning.

I have in fact not felt like doing much of anything the last couple of days but the doctor did tell me again that I should be resting in order to recover so not feeling like doing much is ok right now.

Monday 12 January 2015


This is one of the nicest things  I have ever seen !! Pinched it from Facebook 

I dreamed that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, 'This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them." I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledgement Section, my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed.

"How is it that there is no work going on here? I asked."
"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgements."

"How does one acknowledge God's blessings? "I asked.

"Simple," the angel answered. Just say, "Thank you, Lord."

"What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.

"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy, and if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."
"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness.. You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day."

"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation... You are ahead of 700 million people in the world."

"If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world."

"If your parents are still alive and still married.... you are very rare."

"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair......."
"Ok," I said. "What now? How can I start?"

The Angel said, "If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all."

Have a good day,count your blessings, and if you care to, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are..........

ATTN: Acknowledge Dept.
"Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people with whom to share it."

Sunday 11 January 2015

A Death in the Family

For a while now I have felt like I need a break away just a night or two away from everyday life, and now it looks like I may indeed get away at the end of the week, however, not for a good reason. I have asked my parents if I can go with them to Port Macquarie at the end of the week, we will be going to attend a funeral my great-aunt Nita passed away.

Aunty Nita is my nanna's younger sister by a year so she would be 92, when I was a child my parents would pack us all up on Boxing Day and we drive to Aunty Nita's place for a couple of weeks holiday so I have a lot of memories as a child being at Aunty Nita's house.

I was also named after Aunty Nita, my middle name is Nita. Anyway with the passing of Aunty Nita nanna is the last of her siblings left alive. My sisters Sue and Sandra have both also said they would like to go to the funeral with mum and dad, so dad told mum that the two of them would have to fight it out between themselves as to who goes with them and me, interesting dad didn't say I had to fight it out.

However, even though Sandra would like to attend the funeral in reality she has two young children Temika & Denni and who would look after them if she went to the funeral so really I expect it will be me and Sue who will be going with mum and dad.

Aunty Nita has three children, Peter, Colleen and Lynn and it was Peter who rang mum last night to tell her about Aunty Nita's passing.  

Saturday 10 January 2015

HEY HEY IT'S SATURDAY......Plucka Duck

Now this week I am going to tell you a little bit about the different segments that were on the show, there was Red Faces, Chook Loto, Pluck a Duck, Molly's Melodrama to name a few.

Red Faces was segment when people would come on and preform and usually make us laugh and sometimes embarrass themselves and there would be three judges to give the scores these included Red Symons along with two of the shows guests for the week. There was also a large gong which Red would hit when he had, had enough of the performance.

Normally contestants would be gonged by Red Symons well before they finished their performance. Each contestant was then given a score out of 10 by each of the judges. For most acts, Red, always the last to give his score, would usually give his trademark score of 2 along with a pithy and acidic comment. Other times he would give high scores when the performance really was particularly good (or poor!)—on several occasions he declared a performance the winning one, even if the others hadn't been done yet. The winning contestant received a $500 cash prize, second received $250 and third received $100.

During the second reunion show, the "Red Faces" segment featured a tribute act to the Jackson 5 called "the Jackson Jive", consisting of a Michael Jackson impersonator and five backup dancers in blackface, Harry Connick, Jr., guest-judge for the segment, was offended and left the stage. Somers later apologised to Connick on-camera. Connick said that if you'd done this (offensive) bit where he came from, the show would be called 'Hey Hey, We've been Cancelled'. This incident was mentioned in several publications in the United States and the UK, including New York Magazine and

I remember the act and I thought it was funny and though Harry Connick Jr had stick up his bum and no sense of humour.

A longstanding segment was "Chook Lotto" it involved a large barrel of numbered frozen chickens, or "chooks", and was a parody of Tattslotto, one of the National Lottery Draws of Australia. This segment ran from 1984, was rested in 1985, then returned in 1986 and went till the end of 1988. Daryl and Jackie McDonald would draw out 4 chickens numbered from 10 to 19. The home viewer would send in their entry and have to circle one of those numbers as a "Super 69" number. Then another cast member would enter the numbers into a computer (Originally an Atari 800XL, later an Olivetti Model) and whoever had those numbers would be the winner. Then Daryl would return to the desk and use the Super 69 number on ten paper eggs which had the same numbers as the chickens drawn out. Each of them held a prize. The main prize was a car from Ken Morgan Toyota or if the prize card had stars on it they would win every prize inside the other eggs.

This segment was eventually replaced by Plucka Duck (Pluck-a-duck), however returned in the 2010 revival of the show, with viewers invited to go to the shows website and select 4 numbers as well as a supplementary number. Due to gambling laws in Australia, when "Hey Hey" was revived in 2009, the game was called "Fake Chook Lotto", and contestants played for no prize whatsoever, however, real prizes were offered in 2010.
The chickens were provided by Inghams, and all 210 finalists would receive a voucher for a free chicken.
Next week I will talk about Plucka Duck,just so you know

Friday 9 January 2015

Five Things Friday...............Heat

Well here is this years first five things Friday.

Headaches caused by the heat

Being a moody bitch

Trouble sleeping

Leo's turned 7............yesterday

Feeling oh so tired 

Thursday 8 January 2015

My New Years................Yeah I know it's late

The weekend after New Years Tim went and bought himself a new telly for his office and has moved the telly from his office into the spare room for the boys to use when they are here, mostly it is for Blain to use when he comes over as he brings his Xbox with him.

It is better if Blain brings his Xbox with him as it keeps him amused, he is not like Leo who likes to just watch Foxtel (pay tv) or use papa's computer to play computer games.

The boys spent New Year's Eve here and drove me crazy for most of it, they fought a lot and things were made worse by the fact that Jessica didn't give Leo is medication so he was really bouncing off the walls both figuratively and literary. He was throwing himself against a wall and landing on the bed.

I was really annoyed with Jessica I felt that she knew he would be here with Blain and that when they are together they are crazy and he really needs his medication. New Year's morning I gave him a dose not long after he woke up and another dose around 12.30pm and he was pretty good all day.

Have to tell you New Year's day was a bloody hot day so hot that even though I had the air conditioning going I still had moments when I felt hot and sweaty but that may be due to my high blood glucose levels.  

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Why some people are too afraid to ask for help

Sometimes I think “docs” also know as child welfare you can find their website here:, are bloody stupid.

Dawson's mother has had a breakdown and is in James Fletcher hospital at the moment this is a mental health hospital, she will be there a while I think we are expecting her to be there for a couple of months. The reason for the break down is complicated the big cause is Michelle's own mother.

Anyway on Monday “docs” went out to visit her father Allen who is taking care of Dawson's little brother Landon who is only 2yrs old, now Allen has taken care of Landon since he was born and is use to caring for him.

Well the stupid people from Docs said they thought Allen is a bit too elderly to be caring for a 2 year old and they thought Landon would be better off in care. Now the reason Michelle would not get help for her mental state was because she was worried that if she asked for help “docs” would come in and take Landon and put him in care.

The only reason why she has been admitted to hospital for care was because on Christmas Day she was assaulted and was still in pain so Allen took her to the hospital emergency department about her pain and her off the wall behaviour raised concerns and she was admitted to James Fletcher for help.

If Michelle was to hear that “docs” want to put Landon in care it wouldn't help he mental state, she is afraid that if he is taken into care she will not be able to get him back, since she has siblings who were taken into care and never went back to their parents this is a real concern for her.

Allen told “docs” that Dawson's grandmother (my mum) was willing to help him by watching Landon if he needed a break during the day, so mum gets a phone call from “docs” she tells them she is willing to help Allen out and they wanted mum to take Landon 3 or 4 nights a week. Mum had to tell them she would not have him overnight as it would be too much for her but she would help out taking him during the day if needed, so they asked her if she could take him 5 days a week from 10-3 mum said NO she couldn't do that she has things she needs to do things on Wednesday & Friday, so then they asked if she would take him 3 days a week from 10-3, mum said yes as she doesn't want to see Landon taken into care.

Now the woman mum spoke to said a few times that Allen is elderly, Allen is in his early or mid 60's mum will be 75 in two weeks time. Allen has no problem taking care of Landon he has done it since the boy was born.  

Tuesday 6 January 2015

About Leo and my teeth

Ok it seems I didn't write or post anything yesterday, how did that happen I opened a page ready to write a post and yet I wrote nothing. Now I know I opened the page then had to leave with Jessica to go to Leo's appointment with his paediatrician but them of course Jessica wanted me to go and do some grocery shopping for her and when I got home I had to help Kelli with some laminating and when everyone had left I had to vacuum out and tidy the kitchen and somehow along the way I forgot about my blog post.

Anyway back to Leo he is doing ok weight and height wise he isn't underweight as some members of the family thought and he isn't either too tall or too short he is pretty ok for a 7 year old, yes there are 7 year old who are taller then him but considering that he comes from a short family you really can't expect him to be tall.

His medication is to stay the same for now, another appointment will be made for us to see the paediatrician again around the middle of the year. She said she will do a letter to the school and send it out to us in the next week or so, so I hope she does. She said she will add to the letter that she wants to have Leo accessed by the school counsellor to see if he has any learning difficulties, we had wanted that done last year but the school never got around to doing it.

On thing I don't like about this new school he will be going to is that they do not have an OOSH (out of school hours) care centre near the school, the Fair Play Cafe operates an after school OOSH according to the school's booklet I read but it says nothing about before school I guess I would have to contact Fair Play Cafe and find out more.

I am still coughing like I am dying or something at times it seems to have improved but at other times not so much. I will get the repeat of the antibiotics on Friday can't do it before hand as I don't have any money for the script this lot run out on tomorrow so I will have to miss a day then go back on them nothing else I can do.

You know last year I spoke about how I can't have my false teeth in for very long and I wanted to wear them each day and work up to wearing them all the time, well that didn't happen here it is a new year and I still only wear them to eat when I remember to put them in so I am going to give it another shot learning to wear them by having them in of a morning and hopefully within 3 months I will be use to them and having them in all the time. We will see how that goes.    

Sunday 4 January 2015

December 2014

Well we are into a new year but I will be telling you a bit about the end of the last year today, during the month of December my youngest daughter Jessica moved house and that means Leo will have to change schools when school goes back at the end of the month.

We have already enrolled him into his new school, I am unable to tell you which school he will be going to as Jessica has asked me not to do so, she also doesn't want me to say where she has moved to but I can tell you she is now only a 10 minute drive from me.

She did most of the moving herself with some help from her friends but no help from her dad as he didn't have time to help her.

The week after she moved she went and bought a new fridge and a new washing machine, yes new I told her that buying new would mean they would last her for 10 years or more as my washing machine is like 15 years old and the fridge is also years old.

She was given a second hand lounge from her cousin Heather and they even took it to her place for her. So she is pretty happy with things as they are now, they have settled into the new place nicely. 

Saturday 3 January 2015


Now in Australia when you hear those words you think of a TV show that ran for 27 years from 1971 to 1999 and yes I know that is 28 years but they took a year off in 1978. It's host was Daryl Somers from day one to day end, it started out as a Saturday morning children's program. It later became a night time show in 1984 and have to say it was Tim's favourite show, me I could take it or leave it but when Tim was home we watched it and have to tell you Tim was home most nights back then so it was pretty much always watched.

How to explain Hey Hey well it was influenced by vaudeville and the American Tonight Show in format and also was in parts kind of like The Marx Brothers or the Goon Show some will even same Monty Python. Does that help? Well if you have never seen any of the above shows or movies maybe not.

Now of course Aussie's will think of Ossie Ostrich when they think of Hey Hey because there was no way you could have Daryl without Ossie, Ossie was Daryl's puppet sidekick. He was a pink ostrich who had a light blue mohawk hairstyle he was good natured and funny. Ok in 1994 the voice of Ossie decided to retire so that meant Ossie had to retire and the show wasn't quite the same without him.

Of course you also may think of “Dickie Knee” when you think of Hey Hey, Dickie was a cheeky “schoolboy” ok what he really was, was a ball with a school cap and wig on a stick, he would pop up in front of Daryl or other guests and make rude remarks, Dickie was operated by a stage hand.

After the show ended there where some reunion shows which were ok but for me not great, although they did do well in the ratings with a peak of 2.64 million viewers (yes I got the figure from the internet) it even beat out the debut episode of Celebrity MasterChef Australia which only had 1092 million viewers again I know this thanks to the internet.

The show had a number of different segments which I think I will talk about in other posts just because I can.

Oh yeah the show is now online and can be found here:

Damn this post was not suppose to be about an old show how did I manage to get off course like that, I also could write more about the damn show and in fact may do so but not right now. I had planned to tell you some ramblings about my life but that didn't happen.

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