Friday, 24 March 2023



Well yesterday I started a post for word of the week but then my sister Sandy turned up and I forgot about it not the end of the world.

So what to talk about or should that read write about today, it is Friday and that means it is my thoughts day but what are my thoughts.

Ok I think this week's topic will be photos most people take photosof family and scenery but what do you do with them after you take them. Do you print them and store them in an album, or do like me hang many of them on your walls. Before we had all the work done to the house my walls were covered in photos but then we had to take them all down for the house to be painted.

Maybe you have an electronic device that displays digital photos, I have thought about getting one but they have to be plugged in and that means adding to our electricity bill, so no I think I will pass on that.

My daughters are so different from me as they have little or no photos on their walls and use to say I had too many.

My Mum had a lot of photos own her walls and scattered around her loungeroom floor. I will admit I was the one who hung many of the photos at my parents house as I thought the walls looked bare.

I will share photos of my walls on Wednesday as ya know that is photo day.

Wednesday, 22 March 2023




Tuesday, 21 March 2023


Welcome Tuesday it is creature day and this week's creature is the Wreathed Hornbill if you haven't guessed it's a bird.

This distinctive bird has specialised ridges on the top of its beak called casques, they signify dominance and gender. he males throats are yellow and the female is blue.

They mate for life and have a breeding practice akin to an ancient Egyptian burial. When the female is ready to lay its eggs she builds a nest in a tree cavity, the male then entombs her in the cavity, sealing it with mud, fruit and faeces and leaving only a slender hole through which he feeds her and their chicks.

For about four months time the female and her offspring are dependent on the male for survival.

Monday, 20 March 2023


Here we at anther Monday so it is Aussie fact day and today we are looking at Queensland.

Queensland is the second largest state in Australia it is on the East Coast, the coastline stretchers around 7,000kms. It's total area is 1.853 millions square kilometers. It has a population of over 5.185 million.

It is home to the worlds largest coral reef known as the Great Barrier Reef.

The city of Cairns is a gateway to the reef and tropical Daintree Rainforest.

The capital, Brisbane, is flanked by the surfing beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

Queensland separated from the Colony of New South Wales in 1859 becoming a self governing Crown colony and in 1901 became one of the six founding states of Australia.

Sunday, 19 March 2023

WEEK 11 OF 2023

Up at 4.50am as I woke up at 4am to pee and couldn't settle back down, so gave up and got out of bed.

Kathy here early she spent a couple of hours cleaning up Tim's office. She then went to help Tasha.

I will shower myself this arvo, not as hot today and no rain as yet.

Had a good night but have been awake since 3am, woke to pee and couldn't settle back down so got up at 4.40am.

At 6.20 I saw Jess & Sam get into her car and go out, they returned about an hour later. Jess came over with Sam this morning to let me know she was taking him up to meet his driver, as it feels like rain.

Tim has taken a few more things up the front for rubbish collection. He also went and bought another security camera.

Gave Sandy a 12 pack of toilet paper because she had none and we have a 24 or 36 pack unopened in the cupboard. However doing so pissed Tim off and when he started going off I said I don't need his permission to do stuff. He then something that really pisses me off that he is the one who goes out and earns the money.

Not up as early today 5.15am it is a wet morning and I am still annoyed with Tim's carry on yesterday about the toilet paper.

Although I understand how he feels, the comment he earns the money makes me feel like he expects me to ask his permission to spend it.

Leo's phone kept going to voicemail when I tried to ring him and I had to get Tasha to go and wake him.

Tim will have to go to Coles for me as my Pepsi Max didn't come and I am out of it.

It has rained all day more or less.

Had a decent enough nights sleep but needed to get up and pee 3 times during the night which was annoying.

Tim has I think 3 appointments today and left at 9.40 and should be home around 14.30.

Not as hot as I was expecting today. No need for the air con just the fan.

I looked up and printed off a list of Parkinson's symptoms and it all sounds like me.

Been awake since 3am up since 4.45am. We are in for a scorcher mid 30's they say.

Tim has another lot of Xray's and scan to be done today and he is now talking about going back to ask our GP for the same things for his knee. He is so over the pain.

My postal voting forms arrived I will fill them it and send them back.

At around 1pm Warners Bay High rang to say Blain was sick and could someone go and get him, Tim was willing and happy to do that.

Awake and up at 4.30am as needed to pee and couldn't be bother going back to bed.

Natasha came down to have a cry it is all getting to her with her computer playing up and Blain's Xbox is playing up and now her phone is shitting itself. She feels like she is running up a hill and not getting anywhere.

Tim has hand rehab this morning and sounded annoyed when I asked him to go to the chemist and pick up the scripts.

Tasha saw her GP to get the results of her Xray the one that shows her groin fracture and he was shocked by how bad it is and the fact she is still walking. He is sending her to be checked out at the hospital.

The hospital rang her at midday and asked her to go straight over which she did. To be shock more people and she had a CT scan done and will here more either late today or tomorrow. She may need surgery.

Had a Mongood night up at 5.20am as I was hot laying bed. Opened the house up it is nice with the doors opened.

Tasha came over to let me know that she should know soon what the doctors at the hospital want to do about her fracture by sometime Monday.

Sam came over at 1.45pm and asked Papa if he could drive him to Windale to meet up with a mate.

At 2pm while I was exercising Blain walked in his dad dropped him home and Blain wanted to ring his mum but had no credit. So he wanted to use my phone.

Thursday, 16 March 2023


 Well here we are at Thursday and this weeks word of the week is “assemble” which means to put together or with bring or come together

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Tuesday, 14 March 2023



Well it is a wet Tuesday here in Newie and it is of course creature day and this week we have the Emei Moustache Toad,

it is endemic to China and They are found in Sichuan, Guizhou, and Hunan. They are rare species, and have nearly disappeared from Emei Shan. They live in forests, grassland, arable land, and rural gardens near rivers.

The mating season is a macho affair during February and March each year. The males sprout 10-16 spines on their top lip and migrate from the forest to swift flowing rivers to breed. They compete for territory and females by head-butting each other's bellies, often causing punture wounds. When mating is done and the eggs have spawned, the spines fall out and the fighters return to the forest.

In the frog world males that grow larger then the females as is the case with this toad ard known to be aggressive but in 90% of frog species females are the larger ones.

Monday, 13 March 2023


Hello everyone here we are at another Monday and that means it's time for some facts about Australia and this we are looking at the state of Victoria.

Victoria is a state in southeast Australia. It encompasses mountains, national parks, wineries and surfing beaches. Melbourne, the state capital, has a warren of 19th-century ‘laneways’, and a central arts precinct. The Great Ocean Road follows the coast west to Port Campbell National Park, where the Twelve Apostles are limestone stacks on the edge of the ocean.

It is the second-smallest state, with a land area of 227,444 km2(87,817 sq mi); the second-most-populated state (after New South Wales), with a population of over 6.6 million; and the most densely populated state in Australia (29 per km2)

Victoria was the first state to have a flag. It was first flown in 1870 but dates back to 1865. As with all Australian state flags the Union Jack appears in the top-left corner of the Victorian flag. The Victorian badge, which appears alongside the Union Jack, features the five white stars of the Southern Cross below St Edward’s Crown.

Victoria was the second Australian state to have a Coat of Arms after King George V gave his permission in 1910. The Victorian Coat of Arms is a blue shield picturing the five silver stars of the Southern Cross constellation. A Kangaroo holding a gold crown is depicted behind silver and blue twists(the colours of Victoria).

Victoria has four emblems: the floral emblem, bird emblem, animal emblem and marine emblem.

The floral emblem of Victoria was named as the Pink Common Heath in 1958. Victoria was the first Australian state to officially recognise a floral emblem.

The bird emblem of Victoria is the Helmeted Honeyeater. The Helmeted Honeyeater is one of 170 species of the honeyeater birds that inhabit Australia.

The animal emblem of Victoria is the Leadbeater’s Possum. The possum is an endangered marsupial that was thought to be extinct from 1909 until 1961 when it was rediscovered.

The marine emblem of Victoria is the Common Seadragon. The sea creature is delicate and graceful, perfectly depicting the seagrass that it inhabits.

Sunday, 12 March 2023

WEEK 10 OF 2023

Up at my usual time 5.10am, I'm feeling fine this morning I slept pretty much straight through the night, got up at 12.30 to pee but settled straight back down.

A hot day but no air con as Tim doesn't think it is hot enough. At around 1pm Michael and Kathy with Summer came over so Micheal could help install the new security camera's.

Kathy also went and helped Tasha with her assignment there were words she didn't understand and Kathy is the smart one in the family now days.

Up at 4.45am and found that Tim left stuff all over the kitchen bench which pissed me off and I had to unpack the dishwasher. I am sneezing a bloody lot and have a slight headache. The computer is driving me mad this morning, damn it would drive any sane person mad.

Tim has gone for a nerve test on his arm.

Also got the small ramp mat at the front door.

Jess is getting a window air con installed in Sam's bedroom.

A very warm morning at 5am and there is a warm wind.

I managed to spill milk all over the floor and managed to mop it up without falling ass over head.

Looks like Tasha has a fractured groin. This is what it looks like to those doing her ultrasound, one look had the technician going to find the doctor to have a look, who said it is a deep fracture. This is not good.

Turned the air con on at 9am I was expecting Tim to winge but he didn't maybe because he stepped outside and felt how hot the wind was.

The heat is making me feel ill.

Had a so so night caused by my body shaking after going to the loo at midnight. Then again at 4am when I to the loo again, so at 4.50am I gave up and got out of bed for the day.

Had workmen come and check the roof for leaks and found some cracked tiles which they repaired. They also found a dead rat in the cage Tim had put in the ceiling.

Sandy called in this arvo she has found a house only a 10 minute walk from me. She was so happy and excited about getting a place.

Been another bloody hot day.

A much cooler morning this morning but it will heat up during the day.

Sandy turned up at 8.30am and left around 1pm, she spent most of the time on the phone sorting out her bond and 2 weeks in advance rent payment, as it all has to be paid on Monday. She should get the keys on Tuesday.

I have a shit load of back pain today.

Tim up at 4am and I was up by 4.50am with Tim being up I can't listen to my audio book.

While I was waiting with Sam this morning the cow in unit 14 pulled into the driveway and gave me a dirty look. Yesterday she swerved towards Tasha's lawn where Tasha was standing.

I am not feeling good I even went for a lay down for an hour or so it helped with the headache but I still don't feel good.

I am going back to bed and hope tomorrow I feel better.

Had a decent enough sleep woke with no headache and feeling better then yesterday. I was up at 5am as per usual.

After 3hrs working on the computer it started to freeze so had to reboot.

Saw Sandy and Denni this morning for a couple of hours.

Another bloody hot day, Tim has been cleaning out his shed and taking stuff up the front for Monday's bulk kerbside collection. I think he is doing too much but he can't be told.

Friday, 10 March 2023


 Here we are at Friday and that's Jo-Anne's thoughts and this week I am thinking about yoghurt. I like yoghurt but not Greek yoghurt and not a big fan of chunky yoghurt as in yoghurt with a lot of fruit in it. When I say Greek yoghurt I mean plain Greek style yoghurt, I have tried it but no I will pass on that.

Back when I was a child yoghurt wasn't common place in our household. I don't know how common it was in general here in Australia as I was a child, your know.

As an adult I started buying yoghurt and liked the smooth creamy taste of what I was buying, but when yoghurt with real fruit pieces in it came about I tried it and found some brands ok not to much fruit but other brands had far too much fruit in it and that I didn't like.

Many years ago my daughter bought me a yoghurt making kit were you add water to a powder mix and sit it in the container with hot water overnight. I used it a lot over the years but not anymore as it got tossed in the clean out late last year.

I like different flavours, Tim is a strawberry flavoured fan it is his go to flavour.

Thursday, 9 March 2023

 Here we are at word of the week this weeks word is:GOGGLE not to confused with Google, just saying.

Goggle means to look with wide-opened eyes being rolled or projecting rolled eyes. Another meaning is what they call spectacles for protecting eyes.

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Tuesday, 7 March 2023


Here we are again at another Tuesday which is creature day an this weeks creature is the Tufted Deer.

It was named for the distinctive patch of coarse hair on its forehead, which often hides its small antlers. It is by far the scariest looking deer with its oversized protruding canine teeth that look like fangs.

Males use their 2.5cm long tusks during mating season to fend of rivals. When threatened or startled they also bark loudly, they can also take flight moving with rabbit-like jumps and flashing the white underside of its tail. This can confuse predators long enough to escape.

It can be found in high altitude forest regions in north-eastern Myanmar (once called Butma) and Southern & Central China.

Monday, 6 March 2023


Good morning Monday a day for some facts about this country I live in, Australia. This week I have five facts about the Australian Capital Territory or ACT as it is known.

The Australian Capital Territory houses Canberra, Australia’s capital, built between Sydney and Melbourne in the early 20th century. The federal district’s forest, farmland and nature reserves earn Canberra its nickname, the "Bush Capital.” The city's focal point is Lake Burley Griffin, filled with sailboats and kayaks. On opposite shores are the grand Australian War Memorial and the massive, strikingly modern Parliament House.

The ACT has two emblems: the faunal emblem and the floral emblem. The faunal emblem of the ACT is the Gang-Gang Cockatoo. It was adopted on 27 February 1997. Canberra is the only city in the whole of Australia where these grey cockatoos live.

The history of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) as a separate administrative division began in 1911, when it was transferred from New South Wales to the Australian federal government. The territory contains Australia's capital city Canberra and various smaller settlements.

The ACT is 2,358 square kilometres, it has a population of 431,215 as of 2020

The Australian constitution mandated establishing such a capital territory. The site was chosen in 1908, construction began in 1911, and parliament moved from the temporary capital, Melbourne, into the first Parliament House in 1927.

Sunday, 5 March 2023

WEEK 9 OF 2023

Sunday again another nice cool morning, I found on my table a heap of address labels Tim has prepared for me. Also on the kitchen bench was a meat tenderiser doesn't seem big enough to be mine but I could be wrong. Yes I was wrong.

It is a pretty hot day.

This afternoon Jess had a visit from her childhood friend Mary-Anne and she came over here to say hello. I recognised her she hasn't changed. They use to live in unit 7 where Tasha is now.

The start of another school week, I have been up since 5.10am again it is nice this morning with the doors opened and a breeze coming through. There is the feel of rain in the air. No rain happened

Sandy came over in a right state she said she hadn't stopped crying all morning. She spent an hour at the cemetery talking to mum & dad before coming here. All I could do is hug her and listen.

She really needs out of that house.

The last day of February and going to be another hot one. On the 24th my great-niece Thea, was born weighing 3.2kilos I am on happy and excited Aunty.

Youi (CTP) mob have given permission for Tim's surgery hopefully he won't have to wait long.

Managed to get through the day without the air con being on.

Well it's the first of March already another nice cool morning going to be a pretty warm/hot day. Had to turn the air conad on at midday.

Had a good talk to Kathy this morning about my mum's childhood and how she lived with her grandma till she was 14. Also how her mum left her father when mum was only 4yrs old which is when she went to live with her grandma. Nan left with 3 children the youngest a babe in arms and a suitcase of clothes.

Going to shower myself this afternoon as I stink.

I slept well till 4.20 when I felt like peeing but managed to stay in bed till 5am. Had to ring Sam four times before he answered this morning.

A cool morning but a hot afternoon.

Tasha went and got another ear piecing with the money we gave her for her birthday. She also finally saw a doctor about her back and hip pain. He has sent her for an Xray and ultrasound but thinks it is ligament damage. Only taken months for her to admit she needed to see a doctor.

A bloody early start up at 4.30am due to feeling restless and needing to pee.

Not sure if Sam is going to school as I know he has an appointment but don't know what time that is. Yes Sam went to school, Papa picked him up at midday for his appointment.

Did my online shop for delivery on Tuesday as it is only $2 for midweek deliveries.

Tim will need to go to Coles over the weekend to pick up a few things as we are out of milk and Pepsi Max.

As I am home alone I will put myself to bed, which is easier said then done.

Slept in this morning as no grocery delivery this morning, I got up at 6.20am. I was surprised at the time, as I went to the loo at 4am and didn't expect to go back to sleep but I did.

While writing this diary entry it started to rain but only a shower didn't last long.

Started to feel worn out by 11am after doing bugga all.

Kathy came and showered me and changed the sheets, she looked and sounded very tired.

Friday, 3 March 2023



Hello everyone let's talk about cheese, I like cheese but not fancy expensive cheese that I don't like. I like Tasty Cheese, Colby, Edam, Swiss, Jarlsberg and Cheddar to name a few I will also eat processed cheese which to me is not real cheese. It is, however, Tim's favourite type of cheese. He doesn't like it when I say it's not 100% real cheese.

Processed cheese is a food product made from cheese and unfermented dairy ingredients mixed with emulsifiers. Additional ingredients, such as vegetable oils, salt, food colouring, or sugar may be included. As a result, many flavors, colours, and textures of processed cheese exist.

So what type of cheese do you like, if any.

Thursday, 2 March 2023


Well it is Thursday so time for another word of the week, this week's word is: “hypersonic” which means of speeds of more than five times that of sound .

Wednesday, 1 March 2023



                                                                    TIM AGED 17

Tuesday, 28 February 2023


Good morning everyone such a lovely morning here in Newie it is creature day and this week's creature is the Coconut Octopus heard of it, I haven't till now.

This octopus is named for its habit of carrying coconut shells across the sea floor and using them to build fortresses. Before construction can begin the octopus must dig up and thoroughly clean its building materials. During this time the shells afford no protection leaving them open to attack from predators including  fish and crabs.

They are the only invertebrate known to use tools and one of only two octopuses known to walk on two of its legs.

When threatened they retreats into two halves of its coconut shell and pulls them together, forming a near impenetrable orb. 

Monday, 27 February 2023


Hello everyone here we are at another Monday so here are five facts about Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Newcastle is a harbour city in the Australian state of New South Wales. Its plentiful beaches are linked by the Bathers Way, a coastal walk stretching between Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. The walk provides access to Bogey Hole, a convict-built ocean bath from the colonial period. Also on the path is the 1880s Fort Scratchley, a historic site and a viewpoint for spotting migrating whales.

Founded in 1804 with an area of 261 square kilometres

We are famous for our coal, Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbour in the world, exporting 159.9 million tonnes of coal in 2017. Beyond the city, the Hunter Region possesses large coal deposits. Geologically, the area is located in the central-eastern part of the Sydney Basin.

We like to be referred to as Novocastrians.

Newcastle and the lower Hunter Region were traditionally occupied by the Awabakal and Worimi Aboriginal People, who called the area Malubimba.

Sunday, 26 February 2023

WEEK 8 OF 2023

Sunday again I woke at 4.50am to pee and decided to stay up, it is nice an cool at this time of the day.

By 1pm I had to turn the air con on as I was drenched in sweat again.

Monday is here and I am up washed and ready for the day, in for another hot day.

Sandy came over to take a phone call in private, as in away from Ed.

I went to the podiatrist and my feet are good.

Upset Jess as I forgot she is working tonight ans so she was sleeping when Tim rang her to go meet Sam's transport.


An early start up at 5.10 after the 5am news as my body was shaking too much to settle. We are in for another bloody hot day.

Tim off to yet another doctors appointment this one with our GP, as soon as he left I turned the air con.

This afternoon while waiting for Tasha I managed to change the bottom half of my clothes granted it took me 10 minutes to do so but still I did it.


Up at 5.10am again same reason as yesterday. Going to be a much cooler day today.

Pissing down rain when it was time to leave taking our last umbrella.

Sandy dropped in to give me postage stamps and to use the loo

Tim at last has at last been able to reset the pin on his computer so he is happy now.

A new day is here no rain this morning, hope it stays that way.

Took Sam up the front not long before it pissed down rain. Sandy had just turned up to get some forms I printed out for her. Turned out fine no more rain today.

Friday again and again I was up at 5.10am needing to pee. I have to wake Tim at 7.30am, he has more medical appointments.

Well Tim needs surgery on his elbow before they will operate on his wrist, not sure how long before that happens.

There was a blow up between Tim and the girls because they said he was told stuff that he can't remember but I also don't remember being told so I maybe we were not told.

I will need to talk to the girls about helping me after Tim's operations as he will not be able to use his right arm for a few weeks.

Up at 5.20am opened the house up and had breakfast before ringing Tasha. I needed to check that she didn't need her dad's help this morning.

Had a good talk to her about yesterday's carry on with Tim and Jess. I explained that we were not told about needing to take Sam to an appointment next Friday despite what Jess is saying. I also pointed out that Jess work schedule changes often and us checking that she is off or working is normal.

Kathy & Syd came over so I had a good shower and Kathy vacuumed while Syd cut up and divided my fruit for the week.

Friday, 24 February 2023


Hello Friday, today I am asking what do others think of milk, I like a class of chocolate milk each morning with my breakfast but have no liking for plain milk.

While talking to Kathy-Lee the other morning she said milk isn't that good for us and flavoured milk even less so. I don't get that she wasn't raised to think that way.

My Mum would always say if you don't feel like food have a class of milk or better yet have a egg-flip. If you are unfamiliar with the term egg-flip it is just a milkshake with an egg in it. Mum would make it in whatever flavour we wanted, chocolate, strawberry or caramel.

I also would make egg-flips for my daughters in different flavours but Kathy doesn't do anything like that for her girls. I know Jessica has always given milk to Sam who now at 15yrs old likes a large class of Milo. I believe Tasha use to give Blain egg-flips when he was younger.

Thursday, 23 February 2023


Hello to Thursday's word of the week and this week's word is: inductance

This means property of electric circuit in which variation in current produces electromotive force

Wednesday, 22 February 2023




Tuesday, 21 February 2023



Hello everyone this week I am starting a reference book called World's Most Freaky by Elizabeth Ginis and is published by Australian Geographic in 2019. This book belonged to my grandson Sam aka Leo and he gave it to me to use for my “online thingy” aka my blog.

The book covers Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania, North America and South America

Within the animal kingdom there's no shortage of creatures that have evolved specialised bodies and techniques for killing their prey or defending their territory. Understanding these animals is the most important step in conserving these species for the future.

Our first creature is the Proboscis Monkey no other primate has such a large, fleshy, dangling nose as the male proboscis monkey. It's believed the nose helps increase the volume of their call, impressing females and intimidating rivals.

They have evolved webbed feet and hands to swim quickly a great help when evading the crocodiles that lurk in the rivers of their native Borneo.

Enthusiastic swimmers, both male and female are often seen launching themselves from trees to belly-flop into water below.

They are unable to eat ripe fruit as the sugar ferments and expands in their bellies causing them to bloat which can be deadly. They eat unripe fruit as well as leaves and seeds.

Habitat destruction throughout Borneo means this big-nosed primate is endangered.

Monday, 20 February 2023


 Here we are at another Monday which is Aussie Fact day number two and today's facts are about my state New South Wales.

New South Wales is a southeastern Australian state, distinguished by its coastal cities and national parks. Inland are the rugged Blue Mountains, rainforests and outback towns where opals are mined. Along the coastline are long surfing beaches. The Hunter Valley region, in the north, has dozens of wineries.

It consists of an area of 801,150 square kilometres and a population of something like 8.200 million.

The capital is Sydney, which is home to iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.Based on a total site area of 12,368.2sq km, the current population density of the Greater Sydney area is 442.3 persons per square kilometre which includes a number of surrounding national parks. The built urban area is estimated at 4,196sq km which translates to a density of 1,279 persons per square kilometre.

The second largest city is Newcastle or Newie as us locals say it has a population of around 350,000.

The coat of arms of New South Wales is the official coat of arms of the Australian state of New South Wales. It was granted by royal warrant of King Edward VII dated 11 October 1906. Wikipedia

Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites; "Newly risen, how brightly you shine"

Crest: On a wreath of the colours a rising sun each ray tagged with a flame of fire proper

Sunday, 19 February 2023

WEEK 7 OF 2023

 An early start today up at 4.45am as I had to pee so just stayed up.

Sandy came over just to hang out for a while. She helped with a few small jobs around the house.

Damn it is a hot day.

Up at 5am found Tim already up, he was restless so got up at 4.30am. A much cooler day.

Went to brush my teeth only to find that my toothpaste was missing, along with Sam's toothbrush, teenagers..........

Also while toasting my banana bread the baking paper caught fire, I turned the toaster oven off and it went out.

People from the DoH turned up to inspect the renovations, sometime today someone will be here to finish the ramp and paint the side guards.

Blain is back at school and Tasha is back helping me get ready for bed.


The ramp looks completed but when I asked Tim about using it he said no and he will talk to me when he gets up. Also it is wet out and I don't use the scooter in wet weather. Saw on the family chat that when Tim attempted to use the ramp there was some damaged caused to I don't know what. The damage is to the bottom part of the door frame.

Tim say we need a board on the outside of the door.

Sam (Leo) didn't take his meds before school and surprise surprise Jessica rang and asked if Tim could go and fetch him as he was having a bad day.

Been a much cooler day

Another wet morning so no taking the boy up the front by the look of it.

Tim has another doctors appointment as well as another physio appointment for his wrist.

Sandy called in to sort out some paperwork without Ed around. Temika has started at Cardiff High within half an hour she was texting her mum saying she didn't like it there and wanted to leave.

I will shower myself this afternoon as I have a doctors appointment in Sydney tomorrow.

Had a decent enough sleep up at just after 5am. Not sure what time Tim wants to leave this morning.

The trip to an from Sydney went well, she (neurologist) increased my medication, I am now working my way up to 2 tablets 3 times a day.

Also she referred to my condition as Parkinson's, so after years of being told I don't have it, I am now told I do. The medication is for Parkinson's.

She said I need to get my knee seen to I am still waiting to see a specialist about my knee.

A bloody hot day but we have air conditioning so we coped.

Friday at last and we are in for another hot day.

Took Sam up without a problem.

Sent an email to the neurologist asking for her to give my GP permission to give me copies of her correspondence with him.

Tim off to hand rehab he feels like he has a medical appointment nearly every day. He is also fed up with helping me get ready for bed he doesn't do it every day but still it is getting to him. It also gets me down needing help.

Saturday here, had to wake Tim to take Tasha to her course and hopefully Jess will be able to pick her up this arvo. When I asked Tim if Jess was getting Tasha he reminded me that Jess & Sam have gone away for the weekend to see a friend who lives up near Casino.

Kathy arrived at 1pm to give me a shower and run the vacuum over the floor. While she was shaving my legs Sandy turned up for no reason other then to get away from her husband (Ed) who was getting on her nerves.

Another stinking hot day.

Saturday, 18 February 2023


Well this Saturday and maybe future Saturdays I am posting how I feel about stuff, starting with the neurologist saying I have Parkinson's. This happened on Thursday at our visit twice she referred to my condition as Parkinson's, so I asked if I had it and she said yes, with a look that to me said “I thought you knew that”. I could hear my Mum who always thought it was Parkinson's.

How do I feel about this well I am happy that this diagnoses may help me get help around the house but Parkinson's isn't a condition one wants to have. Also this is the third diagnoses I have had, first it was a Functional Tremor, then a Dystonic Tremor and now Parkinson's. So will it change again.

I know I have gone down hill the last couple of years and expect to continue to go down hill, I just hope the medication acts like a brake an slow me down.

The road ahead is covered in fog and full of pot holes.

I often feel like I am a burden to family and it will only get worse.

So really I am all over the place with how I am feeling.

Thursday, 16 February 2023



Here we are at Thursday and that means it is word of the week day. This week's word is “pantomine” a word with two meanings

Pantomine.........Theatrical entertainment based on a fairy tale

OR: Gestures and facial expressions conveying meaning like in drama and dance

Wednesday, 15 February 2023




Tuesday, 14 February 2023



Well is is again Tuesday,so it is creature day and today it is the Leichhardt's Grasshopper, another creature I have never heard of.

This grasshopper is an incredibly rare Australian grasshopper long thought extinct until 1971 when it was rediscovered.

It lives in the top end of Australia where it feeds on a special selection of plants.


species is named after Ludwig Leichhardt. It is known as alyurr in the Kundjeyhmi language.

Monday, 13 February 2023


Ok everyone since I have no fact book, I will just give you some facts about Australia.

Australia is officially the Commonwealth of Australia, it is a sovereign country comprising the mainland, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres, Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country

There are 6 states and 2 main territories but in total there is 10 territories

The capital isl Canberra located in the Australian Capital Territory ACT for short.

Our largest state is Western Australia and the smallest is Tasmania.

Sunday, 12 February 2023

WEEK 6 OF 2023

 What a bloody restless night I had I managed to stay in bed till 5.30am. A much cooler start to the day but won't last top of 30 degrees again.

Workmen here at 8.45am to do the finishing touches to the ramp. Took them all day to do.

I turned the air con on as I can't stand the heat.

Tim did a load of washing and hung it out to dry.

Blain has covid.

Had a reasonable nights sleep up at 5.30am a warm start to the day.

Spoke to Tasha about Blain he is sleeping a lot but feeling like he has the flu.

Sandra called in for a visit she said Centrelink has finally recognised that her and Ed have separated. This means her Centrelink payment will increase.

She has been applying for rentals every week between and 20 places with so far no luck.

Had a restless night from around 2am found it difficult to settle after going to the loo. Got up at 5.20am opened the house up, there is a nice breeze coming through.

Heat set in around 10.30 so I put the air con on.

Blain still sleeping a lot but is otherwise ok.

Wednesday again, I slept better last night, I have opened up the house but no breeze this morning.

Tim went to have a look at a car he saw advertised but didn't like the look of it.

He also got a text telling him our electricity bill had not been paid. This pissed me off as I have been asking for the P O box to be checked since the end of January.

I got up at 5.30 after sleeping all night to find a mess on my table, which included the electricity bill which I will pay today, we have of course lost our pay on time discount which was $47.

Late yesterday arvo I had a phone call from the Occupational Therapist wanting to know if the ramp and bathroom had been done. She will be here next Monday to check out the work.

Managed to piss Tasha off by not getting that she was feeling stressed. It went right over my head.

I have to put myself to bed a task that is becoming much easier to do. Tim has medical appointments.

Friday here and after a good nights sleep I feel good, the house is opened and a slight breeze is coming though.

Had a visit from Kelli and Freya she needed some rental applications printer off. They have been given 14 days to move, like that is enough time. It is very hard to find a rental place she has already applied for over 20 places with no luck.

Also her baby is due in 20 days time, so she is very stressed.

Tim has his Dr's appointment this afternoon about his elbow.

Saturday morning and I slept in till 5.50am, got up opened the house up made breakie and had Tasha message me to if her dad was driving her to her course, he is so had to wake him up.

Came back to the lounge-room to find the groceries being delivered.

Kathy and family arrived they had been out and decided to call in so Kathy could shower me.


  Well yesterday I started a post for word of the week but then my sister Sandy turned up and I forgot about it not the end of the world. ...