Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Camel



Tuesday again, a pretty damn warm one maybe even hot, just so you know......................

What else do you want to know, how about some facts about camels..........................

Well there are one hump or two hump camels which many would know both are native to the dry and desert areas of Asia and northern Africa. They live for around 40yrs and stand between 1.8 & 2metres tall, they weigh between 400-600 kgs. They can run 40 miles per hour.

What's in the hump? well it's not water like most people think it's full of fat and it's this that allows the camel to go without food for up to two weeks if needed.

They deal with hot,dry is a few ways they can heat up or cool down with no ill effects. They can lose up to a quarter of its body weight through dehydration, then when they get to drink they will slurp up between 95-150 litres at once. Such amount would kill most animals.

If caught in a sandstorm a camel will close their eyes and nostrils for protection also their thick, tough hair protects their skin from being blasted by sand. Their eyes have three eyelids and two rows of eyelashes that prevent sand to enter their eyes.

When they are provoked, they spit greenish substance from their stomach. Also they can use all four legs to kick their opponent in self defence.

Australia has the largest population of feral camels and the only herd of dromedary (one-humped) camels exhibiting wild behaviour in the world. In 2008, the number of feral camels was estimated to be more than one million, with the capability of doubling in number every 8 to 10 years.


Monday, 24 February 2020

Did you know, do you know, or don't you care


Hello world...................
How are you all today?
I am doing pretty good, the weather here is nice, not hot, not cold, just nice...................

Anyway here are this week's did you know facts.........................

A Frenchman Michel Lotito had an unusual diet be was born 15th June 1950 and died 25th June 2007, he used to eat large quantities of metal and glass since he was 9yrs old, he ate things like supermarket carts, televisions, bicycles, razor blades, bullets, nuts & bolts and such

In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, U S A, banknotes were made out of wood.........

In, 1894 there were only four cars in America and now look how many there are.

The side of a hammer is called the “cheek”

Ten inches of snow contains the same amount of water as one inch of rain.



Sunday, 23 February 2020

My Diary Week 8


Up and dressed by 6.45, Tim up at the same time and off to work..
Kathy & Michael came and borrowed the trailer, and Kathy brought it back on her own.
Jess picked Leo up at midday she was in a mood as Tasha wasn't able to pick her up at Lakelands. Kathy was here getting the trailer so I asked her if she would do it and she snapped that she had too much to do.
Tasha helped me with the washing..
Been another warm day

Up and dressed for aqua, when I went up to wait for Brian it started raining thankfully it was only light until I got back inside.
By the time it was time to leave for aqua it was pissing down rain and I was sneezing and coughing, so didn't go.
Been raining a lot, spoke to Tasha about her getting Leo this afternoon and she said not to stress she will deal with him
Leo was dropped at the door as no one was there to meet him.
Up and dressed before the alarm again, took Leo to meet his driver. I then had to go to the Dr's got scripts and form for blood tests, also form for injection into my knee.
Been a hot day had to have the air con on, I went up and waited for Leo this afternoon.
Leo here tonight,

Up and dressed as soon as my alarm went off, found Leo asleep on the loungeroom floor. I tried to remain quiet till he woke up which he did at 7.15am.
Another hot day.
Leo was late arriving this afternoon it was 3.55 when he arrived. Jess arrived at 4.30 got Leo and left.

Up and dressed before the alarm again this morning. Printed up 2 name and address info and laminated them, I gave 1 to Leo's driver.
Running late getting to up the to of the driveway.
Had to reschedule appointment for knee injection as Tasha couldn't take me.
I now go on Tuesday at 1pm.
Had a hypo attack this afternoon.

Up at 6.15 got my bra and shorts on before doing anything else.
Summer's seventh birthday.
I had a horrible morning at Charlie, I ran over Jess's feet while on the scooter. Her feet are sore and one is bruised. I feel so bad but there is bugger all I can do.
Jess finished early and was able to meet Leo when he is dropped off. She hung around and helped me get ready for bed.

Up at 7.45 and dressed, Tim took me to have blood tests done.
Wrapped Summer's birthday gift
Summer seemed to like her present.
I turned the air con on around midday had it on till 4.30pm



Thursday, 20 February 2020

Warmth of friendship


The warmth of a friend's presence brings
joy to our hearts, sunlight to our souls and
pleasure to all of life.

Notice words of compassion.
Seek out deeds of kindness.
These are like the doves from heaven, pointing out
to you who are the ones blessed with inner
grace and beauty


BY: Christopher De Vinck

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Quoll




Hello everyone here we are at another Aussie Wednesday and this week's creature is the Quoll.

Quolls are carnivorous marsupials native to Australia and New Guinea. They are primarily nocturnal and spend most of the day in a den. Of the six species of quoll, four are found in Australia and two in New Guinea. Another two species are known from fossil remains in Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits in Queensland.

Once found across much of south-eastern Australia, the eastern quol is now found only in Tasmania. Disease is thought to be responsible for a sudden crash in mainland populations in the early 1900s, although foxes, cats, rabbits, poisoning and persecution have all been linked to their decline.

Quolls are related to Tasmanian devils. Both are carnivorous marsupials in the family Dasyuridae

A baby quoll, is called a pup, it is the size of a grain of rice. Up to 18 quolls are born in each litter, but only six survive the first two weeks. The survivors stay in their mother's pouch for eight weeks, suckling on one of the mother's six teats for milk.

Quolls eat mainly insects, birds, frogs, lizards, snakes, small mammals and fruit. Quolls also eat carrion (dead animals), and sometimes scavenge around campsites and rubbish bins.

As of May 2016, a final release of 15 quolls from Western Australia was carried out in the Flinders Ranges, with a total population of 150. About half of this population was born locally. Monitoring of the population is planned for an additional two years.



Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Cuvier's Beaked Whale




Some of you may have noticed that there was no post yesterday this is because I had trouble with my internet dropping out.

Anyway here is this weeks creature the Cuvier's Beaked Whale which is smaller then last week's Sperm Whale at only 7 m or 23ft in length, it however holds the record for underwater endurance being able to stay underwater longer then any other air breathing animal.

Scientists studying these whales in 2014 recorded them reaching a depth of 2992m or 9816ft which is almost 10 Eiffel towers on the top of each other, for up to 2hrsd 18minutes, remember whales need to breathe air so that is a bloody long time to hold one's breath.

Also at such depths thee water pressures is enough to crumble a monster truck.

Now they stay underwater so long in order to feed on their deep water favourites such as glass squids and octopus.

They live for anywhere between 25 to 50 years they reach sexual maturity around 12 to 17 years of age.

Sunday, 16 February 2020

My diary week 7


Up at 7am, woke to rain beautiful rain, heavy rain as well just like yesterday. Had a text from Jess saying that Leo is really sick it came through at 3.22am I replied this morning saying if he is no better to ring Dr to your door.
Received a text from Jess at 11.08 letting me that Leo is still coughing but says he feels better.
She took him to a Dr and he has a chest infection and will have tomorrow of school. She rang his driver and let him know
.
Up and dressed by 6.30, Leo here for the day the antibiotics are working and he feels much better, he is still coughing a bit.
Stopped raining around 10ish and got really warm.
Had to turn the air con at 3pm as I am dripping sweat. Only had it on for 30 minutes
Leo asked to stay the night and of course we said he could.
Had a quick shower before bed

Up and dressed before my alarm went off a cool start to the day.
I went with Leo to meet his driver
Has warmed up nicely not hot enough for air con. Blain came home from school said he was throwing up.
Just as I was leaving to go up and get Leo the car with him in it turned up.
Leo here again tonight, at 5pm Tasha rang Jess to see why she hadn't picked up Leo as I didn't know he was staying the night.

Up and dressed before the alarm again, dry and warm.
Jess and Tasha came down and Jess took the scooter for a spin out the front.
Sandy asked me to order a photo of dad which I did straight away.
Mum rang early, to tell me what's going on with Michelle & Landon.
I left at 3.20 to wait for Leo so I wouldn't be late again, I would rather wait for 10 minutes then be late,
I have taken to listening to an audio book of an evening before going to sleep now I am up to chapter 5 of Mutiny on the Bounty.

Up and dressed as soon as the alarm went off Leo was dropped of at 7am.
I took Leo up to meet his driver and just after I got back it started to rain but only rained for a short while.
A very warm day.
I took my audio book to listen to it while waiting for Leo.

Tasha's birthday she is 33 now, I sent her a text this morning wishing her Happy Birthday.
When I took Leo up to meet Brian I also took my bags and left them at Tasha's.
Tasha & I picked up Mum & Dawson and drove them to Charlie.
Blain had the day off school as it is the swimming carnival.
Jessica got me ready for bed before her and Leo left.

Had a sleep in got up at 8am, felt good to have a sleep in.
Jess dropped Leo off at 9.15am and Tim drove her to pick up the van she has to use today.
Another warm day.
I managed to wet myself because I was too slow getting to the toilet.
Kathy came over and helped Tim change the sheets and vacuumed she also got the clothes of the line for me, she wasn't in the best of moods.
Leo here tonight.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Kindness


Kindness is given so softly, so greatly,
Falling like tiny seeds along our paths
and brightening them with flowers.

BY: Pam Brown



Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Aussie Wednesday Wallaby




Hello world, here we are at Aussie Wednesday today's Aussie thing is the Wallaby.

A wallaby is a small or mid-sized macropod native to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in New Zealand, UK and other countries. They belong to the same taxonomic family as kangaroos and sometimes the same genus, but kangaroos are specifically categorised into the six largest species of the family.

They are cute but aggressive animals within the mob can pose a danger to people, especially families with young children. Losing their fear for humans may also make kangaroos and wallabies more vulnerable to abuse by other people

I guess you are wondering what is the difference between a wallaby and a kangaroo.

The most obvious difference between the wallaby and the kangaroo is size. As a rule, the kangaroo is generally much larger than the wallaby. ... Another simple way to tell a wallaby and a kangaroo apart is by their colouring. A wallaby's coat is usually brighter with two to three different colour.

They live for around 9 years They rest at midday in long grass or like this mum and joey on a soft mossy verge. That's why they're difficult to spot during the day if you go out wallaby searching. It's best to go at dawn and dusk when they're most active.

Although physically more like kangaroos, wallaroos' genetic make-up is closer to that of some wallabies and can cross-breed with some wallaby species.

They are herbivores and they mostly eat grass. They can also eat leaves and fruits, and other plants like ferns and herbs. When grazing, wallabies will often congregate in small groups, though most species are typically solita


Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Sperm Whale




Hello world, how are you?
Today is Tuesday so that means it is creature day, today's creature is somewhat bigger then last weeks.

Today we have the Sperm Whale which at 18m or 59ft is somewhat bigger then the Kangaroo Rat. They also of course have bloody big teeth around 20cm's or 8in long and they can weigh as much as a kilo or 2.21lb each which are housed in it's bloody huge head along with the biggest brain of any creature.

This whale can hold its breath for up to 90 minutes and can dive more than 3200 metres or 10,500, ft, wow, males are 3x heavier then females.

Back in 1820 when hunting whales was com/mon a whaling ship the Essex was rammed by a sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean. The ship sank and the crew drifting in small boats resorted to eating each other, only 8 of the 21 on board survived.

They love to eat squid, octopus and cuttlefish including the giant squid.

Sperm Whales can recognise each others voice and have a lifespan of 60-70 yrs when they die they have a tendency to explode.


Monday, 10 February 2020

Did you know or not


Well it's Monday again, started out wet but drying up, well being Monday that means it's did you know day. So what amongst things do you know?

In 1850 two hundred and twenty six soldiers lost their lives when they crossed a suspension bridge that crossed the Maine at Angers in France. They were marching in step which caused an increase in resonance or vibration to the bridge. Since then soldiers often would cross iffy bridges out of step.

Radio waves travel so much faster then sound waves that a broadcast voice will be heard 10,000 miles away sooner then in the back of the room that it was sent from

The movie “Gandhi” featured 300,000 people

Elvis Presley was a avid gun collector and had 40 weapons including M-16s and a Thomson sub-machine gun.

Leather money was used in Russia up until the 17th century


Sunday, 9 February 2020

My Diary Week 6


Yet another stinking hot day, turned the air con on at 7.30am as soon as I got up.
Tim is replacing the air con in the kitchen, Jason Brown came and helped him took around 3hrs to do it.
He also finished the ramp for the front door.
Been extremely hot again around 41 degrees today.
Mum rang me around 10 and she was near tears, Michelle was being Michelle nagging and demanding. She wants to buy Dawson a TV and have him give the one he has which Mum bought him for Christmas to his Dad so she can have the old set which he gave to his Dad to have in his shed. She thinks because gave Dawson the old set 4yr ago that it's hers so she should get it. When you give a gift it is no longer yours.
Tasha looks really drained today.

Up at 6.15 am, coolish enough to have the doors open.
Leo & Jess arrived around 6.40.
Leo is making a mess with the Styrofoam packing from the new air con.
I went to aqua and enjoyed it came home and had a shower.
Around 1pm the scooter arrived so I rang and told Tim, he is happy.
Leo walked in at 2.45pm didn't realised it was his early day
Tim has assembled the scooter when he got home from work.
I love it...................................

Up at 6.15 and dressed by 6.25 when Jess & Leo arrived. Vacuumed the lounge room before doing anything else.
I rode the scooter when Leo went to meet his driver, I had no trouble getting in and out of the house.
Leo forgot to take his medication this morning, so I rang the school this morning.
I rode the scooter up to meet Leo this afternoon.

Up at 6.15 opened the house and got dressed, Jess & Leo arrived at 6.50 she was running late.
I took Leo to meet his “taxi” it is a good feeling to be able to do this.
Been a coolish day so no air con needed.
I have been unwell this afternoon low BGL Leo made me a ham & cheese toastie and I started to feel better.
Tasha had to meet the taxi as I was not good

Awake at 6am so I got up and dressed before alarm went off. Still cool this morning, I have opened the house up.
Leo's school photos being taken today I had to find cash and put it in the envelope for him.
Tim home at 10 for a few hours.'
Mum rang late and she was annoyed that I had Blain & Leo around trying to talk to me.

Had a restless night, got up when the alarm went off and had a shower before getting ready.
Leo sounds terrible, he also had a bad night.
It is raining this morning and very humid.
Tasha walked Leo up and spoke to his driver and asked him if it is raining this afternoon would he be able to drive Leo down the driveway as I would have trouble getting up the driveway.
It has been raining all day so I was glad that I didn't have to go and get him.
Tasha rang at 5.30 to say she wasn't able to help me get ready for bed, as she was just leaving Kurri Kurri and to ring Jess. I am not ringing Jess, I will cope on my own.

Awake and up at 6.30 after a bad nights sleep I woke feeling sick mostly it's a headache. I am suppose to be going to Dave's for Mum's birthday, but if I continue to feel like this I may not go.
Just had some banana bread and feel like I am going to throw up and the headache is getting worse.
Went back to bed for 1.5hrs after I got up I got dressed to go to Dave's but Kathy & Tim thought I didn't look well enough to go and talked me out of going.
It has been wet on & off all day.
I am up going back to bed as I am still not good.



Thursday, 6 February 2020

Thursday Poem


Love planted a rose
and the world turned sweet,
Where the wheatfield blows
Love planted a rose
Up the mill-wheel's prose
Ran a music beat,
Love planted a rose,
and the world turned sweet.


BY: Katharine Lee Bates

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Kookaburra



Good morning seems I forgot to do a post yesterday, why I forgot I do not know, I just did but here I am doing a post on Aussie Wednesday. Today's post is about the Kookaburra.

They are native Australian birds and the largest in the kingfisher family. They are noisy and territorial, but their confidence makes them welcome and lovable backyard visitors

This bird is the world’s largest kingfisher bird and grows up to 46 cm from beak to tail! It is known for its chuckling voice which sounds like human laughter. Laughing kookaburras can be easily heard and thus spotted.

They are almost exclusively carnivorous, eating mice, snakes, insects, small reptiles, and the young of other birds; unlike many other kingfishers, they rarely eat fish, although they have been known to take goldfish from garden ponds. In zoos they are usually fed food for birds of prey.
The average lifespan of a kookaburra is about 15 years. Kookaburras live in loosely-knit family groups with clearly defined territories. The family unit consist of a monogamous male and female pair, together with up to 6 helper birds.

'Kookaburras are unusual because they exhibit two extremes of social behaviour — as older birds they are altruistic helping the parents to raise their siblings, but as chicks they actively try to kill each other.


Monday, 3 February 2020

Did you know facts


Good afternoon everyone here we are at Monday afternoon writing a did you know facts.

Tourism is the world's biggest industry

The first movie to use sound was “The Jazz Singer” released in 1927.

The first words spoken were “wait a minute you ain't heard nothing yet” by Al Jolson

The Bank of Vernal, in Vernal Utah, is the only bank to be built from bricks sent through the post. In 1919 the builders realised it was cheaper to send brick through the U S Postal Service 7 bricks to a parcel than to have them shipped commercially from Salt Lake City.

On the 14th September 1987 the New York Times had 1,612 pages and weighed twelve pounds or 5.4 kilos.


Sunday, 2 February 2020

Diary Week 5


Had another late start as I slept in till 7.30ish I got up and dressed and did my daily weigh in. turned the air con on at 8am.
Tim's birthday.
Blain home by 8.30am.
Kathy and Summer came over to see if Tasha can help with doing something to Summers hair.
Yesterday afternoon Leo went for a bike ride and decided to ride up and see his great-nana (my mum).
I am so proud of this boy he has so much compassion and empathy.
When I spoke to mum she told me about Leo's visit was really happy to see him.

Up at 6.30 after another restless night to find Tim up and in his office at his computer he also had a restless night and had been up an hour. He has now gone to work.
It is cooler this morning but I am sitting in sweat. Turned the air con on at 1pm.
Blain came down a couple of times to check on me.
Jessica said that Leo rode his bike to his friend Kaja's place she said he is becoming very independent.

Slept in till 7.30am still have pain in my hip and tailbone.
Tim has an appointment at the hospital about his nose.
Tim is off for the rest of the week.
He got another script for the stuff to wash out his nose maybe this time he will use it.
Tim has ordered new ink for our computers.

Up at 6.30am when the alarm went off I was in getting dressed Jess & Leo turned up.
Tim and I waited with Leo till the driver turned up, Tasha was rude to him it was her tone but she thinks she did nothing wrong.
Tim went to Jess's with trailer and took a load of stuff she didn't want to the tip. When he got to the tip he wasn't allowed in because he was wearing thongs she had to come home and change them.
After the tip he took the cans and cashed them in he got $170 spilt between him and Leo.
Kathy has jury duty, she was at the court all day and has to go back next Tuesday
Leo had a good first day when he got home he made himself 2 ham & cheese toasties.

Up at 6.15am before the alarm went off opened the house up and got dressed. Got a text from Sandra saying not going to the club for lunch no one has any money. Both Tim and myself are disappointed.
Mum's birthday she is 80 today we went to cemetery before going back to Mum's for lunch, hot chips.
Leo is here for the night, it has been stinking bloody hot all day.

Awake at 5am but laid in bed till 6.30am, I got up when my alarm went off.
No make-up today just eye shadow, lippy and jewellery.
Tasha had to help have a smoke as I was in a bad way, I then had a lay down till mum rang.
Really stinking hot today, and when I got home from shopping Tim didn't have the air con on.

Awake at 6am but didn't get up till 7am.
Last night at 10.30 I thought I heard Jess crying in the lounge room so I jumped up came out to see what was the matter only to find Tim alone watching telly .and he said no one was crying in what he was watching.
Had a stressful morning, nothing I did was easy and it all felt too hard and not having any rollies to smoke didn't help.
Tim took his compute over to Kathy's for Michael to put in a hard drive for him.
He also took Sydney's birthday present, which she loved.





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