Wednesday 31 January 2024

Aussie Slang

 


Good morning, or afternoon or maybe it is evening where you are, anyway you may have noticed that there was no post yesterday as I was not feeling very well and even though I am feeling some what better I am still not 100%.

Anyway here are this weeks Aussie slang.


Strides: Trousers or pants


Tall Poppies: Successful people


Too Right: Definitely


Tea: Super or dinner


Tinny: Can of beer, or a small aluminium boat

Monday 29 January 2024

Week 4 of 2024

THIS POST IS A DAY LATE DUE TO THE FREEZING CONDITIONS HERE YESTERDAY, NOT THE WEATHER BUT MY LAPTOP.


 

A new day, a cool morning but my 8.15am I was sweating although not that hot yet.

Sandy popped in yesterday to pick up Jeannie's Christmas present she will see her today at Samantha's baby shower. I feel she looks drawn and worn out and has lost too much weight.

SYDNEY-MAY'S BIRTHDAY SHE IS 14

Tim didn't come to bed till 4am and I was out of bed at 4.45am. There is a nice breeze flowing through the house and not suppose to be as hot today.

Tasha's first day at work will find out latter how it went. I saw Tasha briefly she said the job was ok and she has a second job of a weekend also as a cleaner.

Had to ask Tim to go to the post office for me and post my letters for me and get me more stamps.

Another hot day but not too hot there is a nice breeze coming through the house this morning.

We don't need the air con on which is nice.

Sue came over just for a visit she was in a so so mood. While she was here she changed the sheets on my bed for me.

Tim took cans & bottles over to be cashed in.

Another nice cool start to the day but it will not last in for a pretty hotish day.

Tim washed the sheet and hung them on the line outside, last night he did a load of washing hung it on the clothes hoist and placed the hoist outside to dry overnight and today.

When Tim went to use the whipper snipper the motor packed it in so he has taken it back to Bunnings.

He also has to compile a heap of documents concerning his accident to send off to his personal claims lawyer.

We are in for another hot day with a top of 32 degrees it is only 5.30am and I am drenched in sweat. I turned the air con on at 9am.

Tim up before 9am he had a phone call which woke him, he had a 11.45am appointment with his hand rehab people. When he got home he said he doesn't think there is any point in going although he has another appointment in a month but he said that will be the last, as the physio told him he isn't making any progress.

TIM'S BIRTHDAY HE IS 63 TODAY

Another stinking bloody hot day ahead of us, it is already hot at 5am when I got up. I opened the house up and the breeze coming through the house is warm.

Tasha came down to wish Tim a happy birthday and things ended up with raised voices because we didn't agree with something Tim he was yelling that he was right. After she left he said he didn't want anyone to come over tomorrow he then went to his office to do whatever.

I am really pissed off myself because I feel that we are not allowed to disagree with him.

Kathy came over this afternoon to talk to Tim about what happened with me and Tash and he remained calm and I again explained to him what we had been trying to tell him and he didn't agree but didn't go off his head.

We also talked about his depression and I told him I understand he doesn't want to take medication but we need to find a way to help him as he has pretty much given up on life and that's not good. I asked him he would like it if I stopped taking my anti-depression medication, Kathy pop up and said no I am not happy when off it and I cry too much and feel like I am always being attacked and he agreed I am better with the medication well he kind off agreed.

A new day and hopefully a better day then yesterday at least it isn't going to be as hot as yesterday.

I have cancelled Tim's birthday lunch as he says he doesn't want it and that is fine with me.

I told Tim I thought he need to apologise to both me and Tasha and he has done so. Tasha came down and had a chat with her dad and they have patched up their differences.

Friday 26 January 2024

Australia Day 2024

 


Hello everyone, we are in for a truly stinking hot day with a top temp of 40 degree at the moment it is around 29 degrees and it is 6.30am as I start to write this.

Today is Australia Day an important and much celebrated day for this great country, it is also my darling husband's 63rd birthday. We have no plans for today but the girls may arrive tomorrow to have lunch with their dad Jess can't do today as she has been working all night.

Since it is Aussie Day I thought I would just share a few facts about the day.



Records of celebrations on 26 January date back to 1808, with the first official celebration of the formation of New South Wales held in 1818. It was not until 1935 that all Australian states and territories adopted use of the term "Australia Day" to mark the date of the 1788 landing of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove.

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Observed annually on 26 January, it marks the 1788 landing of the First Fleet and raising of the Union Flag by Arthur Phillip at Sydney Cove in New South Wales.

It was not until the thirtieth anniversary of European settlement, in 1818, that Governor Lachlan Macquarie officially created a public holiday in New South Wales. During this time other newly founded colonies were also celebrating their own beginnings, through sporting events, picnics and anniversary dinners.



Thursday 25 January 2024

Working Life in the 1899's Pt 3

 


Ok let's move on from being a servant and move on to occupations outside of the home, which were many and varied, if one was lucky to have one.

Looking through old year books and statistical registers of the time one will notice many occupations that no longer exist and those that do still exist may have transformed into something completely different.



Know what a gripman was? No, well I will tell you it was the person who controlled the cable trams in the 1890's but is now an obsolete with the arrival of the electric tram.

Because the horse was the made mode of transport the blacksmith was very important in the city and country alike. Same can be said for saddle and harness-markers, and farriers, were widespread and vital to society that depended on the horse.



Now these professions are considered specialised occupations for the leisure industry.

Jobs in the building industry such as a stonemason became less important with the invention of pre-cast concrete, it was such changes that contributed to the unemployment problems of the late nineteenth century.

Wages varied a bloody lot back then depending on your level of skill and the state of the labour market. In New South Wales in 1899 a skilled brewery worker such as a barrel maker could earn as much as three pounds ten shillings per week. A bottle washer working for the same company would be lucky to make one pound two shillings a week. A blacksmith would make between ten and twelve shillings per day in 1890 and the same in 1898. Victorian year books show that sailors earned seven pounds in 1890 and only six pounds in 1898 that's per month.

Wednesday 24 January 2024

Aussie Slang Pt 3

Hello everyone another hot and sticky day for me and a day for some Aussie slang.



Spit the dummy: To get mad or upset over something and go off ones head a bit over it

Sprung: To get caught doing something one shouldn't be doing

Squizz: To have a look at something

Station: A large farming type property

Straya: Australia


Tuesday 23 January 2024

Cuttlefish

 


Time for another creature and this week it is the Cuttlefish which despite it's name is not a fish but a mollusc.

This oceanic master of disguise changes colour depending on its surroundings, it has eight arms, two tentacles, three hearts and one of the largest brains compared to its body size of all invertebrates. It has a sharp beak-like mouth that it uses like scissors to open flesh, it then uses its tentacles to tear out the meat.

People have at times found pieces of white feather-shaped cuttle bone washed up on a beach, it's unique to cuttlefish and what keeps it afloat. Jewellers use it to make moulds for small objects, it's often given to pet birds as a source of calcium.

Fresh, raw cuttlefish has a texture and taste superior to squid,” Susman continues. With a light eggwhite and green-melon aroma, a texture that's tender, and a flavour that boasts mild milky notes and a fresh cream finish, they are stunning raw, but can hold their own in a deep-fried salt-and-pepper play, too



Monday 22 January 2024

Facts about Earth

 


Hello everyone here are some more facts about Earth.

The Earth's inner core is so hot it could melt metal, it remains solid because it is surrounded by such immense pressure.

The Earth is made up of different layers, which formed when the planet was young and extremely hot. These layers are all held in place by the enormous force of gravity, acting upon the planets inner core and incredibly hot ball of iron and nickel.

Some of the layers are partly molten which means that they contain extremely hot liquid and are covered by an outer layer of solid rock and called the crust.

The rock that makes up the surface of the Earth is constantly changing as more and more layers are added. Its composition can be divided into three different types of rock.

Estimates of the temperature of the Earth's inner core vary but scientists believe it is most likely between 5,000 – 7,000 degrees Celsius or 9,000-13,000's degrees Fahrenheit.

Sunday 21 January 2024

Week 3 of 2024

 


LIARNA'S 14TH BIRTHDAY

Up earlier then I would have liked as I woke at 4am and after 40 minutes of tossing and turning I decided to get up.

I have done bugger all today answered one letter and did some blogging.

Slept in till 5.50am which was a surprise but not a big deal. Another cooler day.

Kathy rang she said that Summer now has Covid.

Tim had an appointment with the new physio a nice young woman, she wants him to do some exercises and will be back in 2 weeks.

Sue came over to see me and just have a vent about her body aches and such, I get it and it helps to be able to vent to someone who knows what you are going through.

Had a good night up at 4.50am and thankfully it isn't hot just nice. Doesn't stop me sweating but what does other then bloody cold weather and then that can be hit and miss.

Stuck the diary entries into the new diary only to find that some weeks have been stuffed up with Wednesday & Thursday being on the same page like Saturday & Sunday's are very annoying but it is what it is.

Jessica's Christmas present finally arrived I sent her a text to come over and get it but she hasn't replied or come over.

Tasha came down with Freya to help me get ready for bed.

Slept pretty much straight through the night I did get up to pee at some point. We are in for another hot day.

Sue came over to get help filling out some paperwork to get assistance with the cost of moving to Qld. After finishing the paperwork and emailing it off she is told she needs to include her invoices but she hasn't moved yet, seems she has to move first and then lodge a claim for reimbursement. This had her is tears as she has no idea what she is going to do.

Just as Sue was leaving the cleaners turned up.

As the cleaners left Tasha came down to ask if she could borrow our car this afternoon. Tim started to record the conversation which pissed her off not the recording bit but the fact that he just started doing something else while she was talking to him. This is something he has done his whole life.

Gave Jessica her belated Christmas present which she loved a photo block of her favourite dog “Dot Dot”

Had another good night, woke just before 5am got up but my body has been in a go slow mood. It is going to be another hot sticky day.

Tasha has at last got another job as a domestic cleaner she is happy about it and starts on Monday. She didn't really want to work as a cleaner again but a paying job is a paying job and she will give it her best.

Tasha and Freya came and helped me get ready for bed.

A much cooler start to the day I had to close the front sliding door as the breeze was making my legs cold.

Kathy and Summer arrived around 8.30am, Summer is here till her dad picks her up after lunch. Summer went up to Tasha's to see the kitten.

Freya came and said goodbye as she was going home but she told me she would be back in five days.

Slept in as I was tired, I got up to pee at what I thought was 3.40am but now I think it was in fact 4.40am and it was 5.40am when I got up, I am not worried.

Tasha rang at 6.30 to get me to go and wake Blain up as he has work and has to leave in 10-15 minutes and he wasn't answering his phone. I went and I woke him up.

Hot but I haven't turned the air con on as Tim doesn't think it is that hot.

Tim went to Coles to get a few things as he was returning to the car he fell over, took the skin off his knee and elbow but managed to pick himself up and come home without issue.

Tasha told me that Blain went back to sleep after I left him this morning.

Friday 19 January 2024

What is Parkinson's Disease Pt 2

 


Ok here is the question what the hell is Parkinson's Disease, well from what I know it is neurodegenerative disorder in such diseases neurons which are brain cells die sooner than normal both inside and outside the brain, although most damage occurs in the brain.

We are born with hundreds of billions of neurons and yes many die off naturally and most people have plenty of “spare” neurons. Now unlike most cells neurons don't reproduce to generate new nerve cells for when something goes wrong.

With a neurodegenerative condition certain types of neurons die at a much faster rate then normal wear and tear and are not replaced.

When too many neurons die a persons everyday motions such as walking, talking, swallowing and writing are effected. Our brains need something called dopamine to assist the neurons to function like fine tuning our brain actions. However, with Parkinson's this fine tuning action is lost when the dopamine neurons die.


So a persons movements become less smooth and more stiffer, slower and they appear to hesitate when trying to move or do stuff.

Thursday 18 January 2024

Working Life in the 1890's

 


Now here we are at another working life in the 1890's last week I wrote about being a servant and this week I am also writing about being a servant.

The mistress of the household would normally have been taught to cook so she can instruct her cook on such manners. Knowledge of what a mistress should expect from her servants was part of the education of a “young lady”.

There were mistresses of the household who had themselves been a servant and these women were often feared by their servants as they would often impose harsher conditioners. One would have thought they would be more compassionate and understanding but no they were not.

There were of course many households that didn't have servants and by 1901 only one in ten Australian households had them.

Women who did unpaid domestic work for their husbands and families ranged from lower middle-class women who did not work outside the home, to those who also worked in factories or were servants themselves.

Society of course expected every home to be spic and span regardless of how many servants they had or even if they had none. Housework is still considered “women's work” by many even in the 21 century.

There were males servants and they earnt more then the women and like the work done by women the men also had very demanding jobs such as coachmen, grooms, gardeners and general handyman type work.

The family's coachman was expected to always be ready to take the family on outings when required. Many coachmen found themselves chauffeurs by the end of the 19 century, when more well to do families acquired a motor-car.

There were many servants who did not “live-in” but worked part time at the homes of the well to do, also many took in washing and sewing. During the depression of the 1890's these women would often be the only breadwinner in the home. Some considered themselves lucky if the made one pound a week, to support a family of more then 5 people.

Wednesday 17 January 2024

More Aussie Slang



Good morning everyone, here we are at another Wednesday which means it is Aussie Slang day.


Smoko: A smoke or coffee break


Slab: A carton of beer usually with 24 cans or bottles


Sook: A person or animal that is considered soft, tame or inoffensive


Spewin: Very angry


Spiffy: Looking good, great or excellent


Tuesday 16 January 2024

Wraparound Spider

 


Good morning all unless it's not morning then good afternoon or good evening depending on where in the world you are. It is time for this weeks creature and it is then wraparound spider.

This spider is found on the western side of Australia and is only small females are 9mm in length and males only 5mm, they have venom but are not particularly dangerous to humans.

Their colour makes it easy for them to conceal themselves in trees as they are built for tree hugging its body is shaped like a shield with the underside concaved to fit snugly around a branch and its abdomen slightly raised to complete a line.

It builds large orb shaped webs between trees in order to catch its prey.

Monday 15 January 2024

Facts about Earth

 


Hello everyone let me start by saying I believe God created Heaven & Earth and the human race, however, I respect that not all share such views do even though last weeks post and this week's post are about the beginnings of Earth doesn't take away anything from what I believe.

So here are this week's facts about Earth.

Earth has a breathable atmosphere which when viewed from space looks like a thin blue layer surrounding the planet.

In one seconded the Earth travels about 30km (19 miles) around the Sun.

Although the planet is called Earth only about 30 per cent of it is Earth the rest is water.

From 1930 Pluto was believed to be the ninth planet in our Solar System but in 2006 it was removed from the list of planets due to being too small, it is now referred to as a dwarf planet.

The Earth is made up of different layers which are held in place by gravity.

Sunday 14 January 2024

Week 2 of 2024

 


Had a pretty good night up at 4.50am only because my hose to my Cpap mask came disconnected and I had to get out of bed to find it saw the time and decided to stay up.

My feet haven't been as bad this morning

Tim has gone out to get Sam's birthday present.

SAM'S 16TH BIRTHDAY

I was surprised to see it was 5.10am when I got up this morning it is a much cooler start to the day.

Sam came down and I gave them their birthday present which they loved nothing fancy 3 different packs of playing cards, as they have decided to collect playing cards. Also gave some things for their arms and a set of fancy fingerless cloves.

Tim gave more practical things as in screwdrivers, a tape message and a small hammer all of which Sam loved. Sam does like to take things apart just for the fun of it.

I turned the air con on at around 9am which I suspect annoyed Tim but I was hot.

What a night last night was I was very restless and it took me a bloody long time to settle down. I realised I had forgotten to take one medication and got up and took it after which I did at last settle down.

I managed to find a diary online I hope it is the type I want.

I have been restless most of the day. Managed to not turn the air con on at all today.

Tim had a doctors appointment to get his medical for his driver's authority.

Had a good night slept pretty much straight through the night, I don't recall getting up during the night at all.

Tim went with Jessica for her rego check and noticed that the automatic registration failed as her pension card has expired so it cost her $443. Good thing he noticed. Although like me he has a habit checking the rego online after that time Jess got caught without rego because her CTP didn't go through even though we had paid it.

Tim had his Dr's appointment with him was a woman called Sarah who has been appointed by the CTP company “Youi” to help Tim get back to work. If only it would all run smoothly but nope isn't happening the company Tim works for are being difficult and one hand doesn't know what the other is doing. Hell I feel that neither hand even knows what it is doing. This is very frustrating for both Tim and myself, I hate seeing Tim so upset and confused.

Up at 5am and opened the house up but there is no breeze this morning which is annoying. It is a real muggy morning I am feeling very sticky so I have turned on 3 different fans. When I checked the humidity was up at 96%.

I turned the air con on at midday, as I was fed up with the heat.

I have felt restless on and off all day.

Tim had a talk to his case worker from Youi and seemed in a tad better mood after that. He now has to have different physio on his hand to increase his strength, his lack of strength is one of the things preventing him driving a bus again.

In for another stinking hot and sweaty day how lucky am I.

Had only a short chat with Kathy as neither of us have any news to share.

Tim and I went out for lunch and we ended up ordering the same dish and we both only ate half of it, I think next time we should get one dish to share. The meal was really nice, well I thought it was, Tim, however, thought differently.

I turned the air con on at 10am and thankfully Tim didn't say anything.

Tasha isn't able to come and help me this afternoon yet again she will not be home. This is more annoying to Tim then it is to me as I don't need help as much as I like seeing her and having a short period of one on one time with my daughter.

Awake and up at 4.45am once awake I get up not one for just laying in bed. Thankfully not as sticky this morning.

Ok it is 8.30am I have just folded up the clothes and I am now drenched in sweat.

Air con went on at 10am, even then I suspect Tim thought it was too early.

Sandy called in to drop off an apple turnover for me and left with 10 small packets of cheese & onion chips and a packet of biscuits I didn't want.


Tasha is helping get ready for bed this afternoon.

Friday 12 January 2024

Parkinson's Disease

 


Hello everyone as many will know I was officially diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease last year although the first sign of a tremor started way back in 2015, being told at first I had a Functional Tremor although back in 2016 or 2017 I was prescribed some kind of Parkinson's medication for a short trial, which didn't work. I was also told that the tremor wouldn't get worse which of course it did.

When I went back and asked why I was getting worse I was referred to the movement disorder clinic which turned out to be one other neurologist who agreed it was a Functional Tremor and shouldn't get any worse. It did.

In 2021 Tim and I decided to pay to see a private neurologist the other visit were through the public health system, this guy wasn't sure he thought possible Functional Tremor with some Parkinson's overlay and referred to another neurologist this time in Westmead, Sydney a 2hr drive from where I live.

This neurologist thought a Dystonic Tremor with some kind of Parkinson's thrown in and arranged for me to see another team of movement disorder people, this time there was something like 15 in total who checked me out discussed my case amongst themselves and decided it was more Parkinson's then anything else.

I was also started on Parkinson's medication the first lot didn't do much so she tried another type which helped more but still not satisfied I was changed to another, then another which is the Madopar I am taking now which works pretty well. I still shake and it has spread to my feet and I still breakout in sweat and have balance problems when tired but overall I am doing better.

This will be the first post of a few about Parkinson's Disease.

Thursday 11 January 2024

Working Life in 1890's Australia

 


Well how would you like to hear about what it was like to be a servant in the late 1800's. There were servants that lived in as in their wages include food and lodgings, these servants would start their day around 6.00am earlier on wash days.

Tasks undertaken by the servants included house cleaning but also they might be expected to deal with deliverers of milk, bread, meat and vegetables that would be delivered to affluent homes. They may also have to mind the children and do the mending and sewing under the direction of the mistress.

From 7.30pm provided she had completed her daily duties she would be permitted free time and could go out, she would, however, be expected to be back and I bed by 10pm. There were no days off and she was expected to attend church on Sundays, sitting a few rows back from the family.

Some servants would be accepted into the family, respected by the mistress and master and loved by the children.

During the troubled 1890's housemaids made around 10 shillings per week, cooks made between 15 & 20 shillings, laundresses got between 15 -17 shillings, nursemaids and general servants got paid between 6 & 12 shillings per week.

During the 1880-90's there became a servant problem with many mistresses finding it difficult hiring servants as due to the increase in industry many preferred to work in factories. They could live at home and spend their free time with friends. This shortage made it hard on those who were servants who had more work to do.

Wednesday 10 January 2024

Aussie Slang Pt 1 for 2024


For a little while this year I will continue to share some Aussie Slang words and phrases, why because I am only up to S in my list of slang and I can't leave it there.

She'll be right: To turn out ok

Shit House: To be of poor quality, unenjoyable as in this car is a shit house, a broken, run down mess. It also means toilet.........Der

Der: I don't think I have covered Der before it means stupid or obvious

Snag: A sausage

Spag Bol: Spaghetti Bolognese


Tuesday 9 January 2024

Tuesday's Creature: Platypus

 


Here we are at the start of another year, and to carry on from before the Christmas posts starting with a creature post and this weeks creature is the Platypus. Yes I did a post about it back in 2019 but here is another one.

When first discovered by Europeans this odd looking mammal was described as a cross between a duck and a beaver. Today we know it is as unique to Australia and one of two egg-laying mammals, the other being the echidna.

It has a rubbery bill, streamlined body and flat club-like tail that stores fat. The claws on its front feet are used for digging burrows in riverbanks, while its webbed legs and feet make it quite a swimmer.

The platypus is one of the worlds few venomous mammals the males have a sharp spur on their ankles which is connected to a venom gland in the upper leg. The venom won't kill you but the pain is suppose to be excruciating.

Monday 8 January 2024

Monday's Facts: Earth's Beginnings

 


Hello all this years Mondays are still my facts day, kicking off the year is a few facts about the Earth's Beginnings, no one really knows how the universe came to be.

It is believed to have started around 14,000 million years ago with the Big Bang.

10,000 million years after the Big Bang our Sun and planets and solar system formed a galaxy called the Milky Way.

Each planet has a fixed path around the Sun, closest to the Sun is Mercury, then Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and lastly Neptune.

The Earth orbits the Sun at a distance of 149.6 million kilometres which makes it just the right temperature for water to exist as a liquid as well as ice and as a vapour.

The name Earth is believed to be 1,000 years old, all the other planets were named after Greek & Roman Goddesses the word “Earth” is an English/German word meaning “ground”.

Sunday 7 January 2024

Week 1 of 2024

 


NEW YEARS EVE

Had a good night but managed to stay in bed till 5am I dosed on and off from 3.30am till I got up.

David and Leigh came over to drop off the bag of empty cans and bottles for Tim.

It has been a much cooler day

Had a good night remember getting up to pee at 11.45pm and seeing Jessica and Sam before I returned to bed.

I rang Kathy at 7.15am as she hadn't rung me she sounded more asleep then awake so it was only a short chat.

Tim had some kind of disagreement with Jess about Sam's gender as in he wanting to be referred to as a girl. Tim doesn't want to do it which caused the problem. Tasha said she is with her dad I also agree he shouldn't be forced to call Sam she or her.

Although I do not agree with her saying that if Sam and Jess don't want to respect Tim the can piss off and not come back till they do. This will hurt me as I love seeing them.

Had a good nights sleep up and dressed at 4.50am. Going to be another hot day and I am out of shorts so I will stay in my pj pants today, not like I am going anywhere.

A quiet day spent doing bugger all just no motivation.

Tim however agreed to take Blain for a driving lesson this afternoon and Tasha has asked if he could take him 5 days a week to get Blain's hours up and help his conference, he said he would.

I am down to my last clean pair of shorts and these ones are too short for my liking but they are all I have at the moment.

I turned the air con on around 9.15am due to the heat.

The cleaners arrived around 11ish and did a good job.

Had a little sleep in, not getting up till 5.20am, in for another hot day.

Tim got up at 8.30am and shut the back sliding screen door, because he doesn't get that there is a nice breeze blowing through the house. He thinks it makes no difference if it is open or shut he is wrong.

Turned the air con on around 10am as I was fed up being drenched in sweat.

A wet morning and of course I have to go to the doctors. The raining had stopped by just after 7am.

While talking to Kathy this morning I suddenly noticed that our car wasn't parked in its spot nor was it on the lawn. Turned out Blain had parked it in our carport.

I walked up to Tasha's for her to take me to the doctors and of course she was in a right mood. The appointment went well he has changed my diabetes medication again as my blood levels are so good.

I was sweating so much my feet were slipping in my thongs so I took them off while at the doctors.

Sue called in to see us, she just wanted to share how good her trip to Qld to see Kirsty and family.

I sent an email to Dr Babu about my feet moving so much enquiring if the new medication “Alziras” is the cause or is it just a progress of my condition.

Had a good night, although I was somewhat restless around midnight but in managed to settle again and slept through till 4.25am after peeing I decided to go back to bed for a but but ended up getting out of bed at 4.55am.

I finally heard from Snapfish and they are going to redo the lost project for free and I should have it by the end of the month.

Kathy and Summer came over as Summer wanted to see Tasha.

Saturday 6 January 2024

Jo-Anne's Thoughts

 


Hello everyone, I had planned to do a post yesterday with Jo-Anne's thoughts but it didn't happen after going to the doctors I just didn't feel like it.

When I was having my wash this morning I thought why is it some mornings when I look in the mirror I thought I looked ok as in ageing well, although yesterday when I looked at myself I thought differently. Now I do not think I look older then my years generally speaking but there are times when I wonder if I am being a tad vain.

My grandmother always told me to make sure I moisturise my body not just my face but my neck and chest and upper arms and I still do each morning, although now I also have to moisturise my legs as they are drying out causing me to scratch which causes the skin to break and bleed, something I find very frustrating.

I like to dress nicely when I go out wearing if possible a nice dress or skirt some jewellery, including my train broach that I wear in honour of my Dad. I also like to wear some lip colour either lipstick or lip-gloss and perfume.


Wednesday 3 January 2024

Word of the year

                                                         My word of the year is ACCEPTANCE


ACCEPTANCE:  The action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered.

                              The process of fact of being received as adequate, valid or suitable 

                               Acceptance in human psychology is a person's assent to the reality of a 

                              situation recognising a process or condition (often a negative or 

                             uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it or protest it.

Tuesday 2 January 2024

Books Listened to in 2023

 As many people would know I listen to audio books downloaded from my local library, I use to listen to audio books when I was driving but when I stopped driving I  stopped doing it then a few years back I started to have trouble holding a book and reading it and due to Covid I wasn't able to visit a library I took to downloading Eaudiobooks and this is something I enjoy and I do get through a lot each year as you can tell.  This is 2023's list of books listened to, 

BOOKS LISTENED TO IN 2023

THE BARRAKEE MYSTERT ARTHUR W UPFIELD

THE HOUSE OF CAIN ARTHUR W UPFIELD

THE GREAT MELBURNE CUP MYSTERY ARTHUR W UPFIELD

WINGS ABOVE THE DIAMANTINA ARTHUR W UPFIELD

DEATH OF A LAKE ARTHUR W UPFIELD

MURDER MUST WAIT ARTHUR W UPFIELD

THE MOUNTAINS HAVE A SECRET ARTHUR W UPFIELD

BONY AND THE WHITE SAVAGE ARTHUR W UPFIELD

THE SANDS OF WINDEE ARTHUR W UPFIELD

WINDS OF EVIL ARTHUR W UPFIELD

BONY AND THE BLACK VIRGIN ARTHUR W UPFIELD

THE BONE IS POINTED ARTHUR W UPFIELD

MR JELLY'S BUSINESS ARTHUR W UPFIELD

AN AUTHOR BITES THE DUST ARTHUR W UPFIELD

DEVILS STEPS ARTHUR W UPFIELD BUSHRANGER OF THE SKIES ARTHUR W UPFIELD THE LAKE FROME MONSTER ARTHUR W UPFIELD THE WILL OF THE TRIBE ARTHUR W UPFIELD BACHELORS OF BROKEN HILL ARTHUR W UPFIELD

VENOM HOUSE ARTHUR W UPFIELD

DEATH OF A SWAGMAN ARTHUR W UPFIELD CLUE OF THE NEW SHOE ARTHUR W UPFIELD CAKE IN THE HAT BOX ARTHUR W UPFIELD

BONY BUYS A WOMAN ARTHUR W UPFIELD

BONY AND THE KELLY GANG ARTHUR W UPFIELD

TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ HEATHER MORRIS

CILKA'S JOURNEY HEATHER MORRIS

THE CODEBREAKERS ALLI SINCLAIR

GULPILIL DEREK RIELLY

OUTBACK MIDWIFE BETH McRAE

WALZING AUSTRALIA TIM BORTHWICK

THE CHILDREN'S HOUSE OF BELSEN HETTY E VEROLME

THE TUNNELS GREG MITCHELL

OUR VIETNAM NURSES ANNABELLE BRAYLEY

BAREFOOT IN THE BINDIS ANGELA WALES

THE KELLY HUNTERS GRANTLEE KIEZA

MIDWINTER MURDERS AGATHA CHRISTIE

THE SOLIDERS STORY TERRY BURSTALL

IMMIGRANTS AND SPIES BARABRA MACKAY CRUISE

RAT CATCHER KIM KELLY

THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND ADAM COURTENAY

THE MIDWIFE MURDERS JAMES PATTERSON &RICHARD DiLallo

THE LOST AIRMAN SETH MEYEROWITZ & PETER F STEVENS

THE QUEEN'S COLONIAL PETER WATT


INSIDE STORIES TIM BOWDEN

STUBBORN BUGGERS TIM BOWDEN

LARRIKIN'S IN KKAKI TIM BOWDEN

SURVIAL TIM BOWDEN

1913 PAUL HAM

KOKODA PAUL HAM


HITLER'S DAUGHTER JACKIE FRENCH

PENNIES FOR HITLER JACKIE FRENCH


A STUDY IN SCARLET ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

SIGN OF THE FOUR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

VALLEY OF FEAR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

HIS LAST BOW ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE


SONG OF COMFORTABLE CHAIRS ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

THE HOUSE OF UNEXPECTED SISTERS ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

STRANGE CASE OF THE MODERATE EXTREMISTS ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

ALL THE COLOURS OF THE CATTLE ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

THE JOY AND LIGHT BUS COMPANY ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH


THE CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACSMITH TOM KENEALLY

SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER TOM KENEALLY

SCHINDLER'S LIST TOM KENEALLY



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