This is how we rock

Hi everyone,sorry for the absence..i had planned to get a lot done and the recent snake versus Forrest issue kind of put paid to any of it. So I have been grounding myself in the kitchen…baking..and playing with the pups and kitties and just thanking my lucky stars that we still have our boy. I plan on doing a post with some info later as I have read some very disturbing things on blogs and forums and feel I need to get some clear information out there..as having first hand experience with not one but two bites in the same poochie..but for now as i ease my way back into some sort of routine I thought I would share part of that routine..the nightly struggle between canine and feline that exists in our multi-species abode..no animals are harmed in this..except maybe some canine dignity..you decide..who wins? Notice Forrest is happily sleeping through the whole thing..as always..he is Switzerland. Thanks folks and good to be back!

From a great height

Ok my head has been sore since last Saturday..i had a mini meltdown…Pickles had an operation and there is work to be done outside..i have caught up on some blogs but not all and I do apologise..you know the best cure has been getting out in nature..headache or not I feel better..today was no exception..

As I lay on the ground in the back paddock..camera in hand sun in my dried out eyeballs I looked to the heavens…..

You know that saying that you feel you have been ‘sh*t on from a great height’

Well when it’s an eagle it looks like a litre of white paint headin your way..
Summed up my week perfectly..and made me laugh my head off…

Excuse the quality of the picture..even Brutus cannot outsmart the blue sky great heights and sun glare..

Thursdays lesson…French cooking with Cleo

Thankyou Cleo…but really I can’t actually read the cookbook if your panfur butt is planted on it.
I will be a bit offline soon as some of our kids and better halves come up for the weekend from tomorrow…so Cleo is helping me go through my French cookbooks…she does this by whapping my pen on the floor multiple times..then chewing the corners of the books..this is followed by jumping on the bench to see if she can help with the segmenting and sugar syrup coating of the Tangelo’s..i mean she does have some lovely peacock feathers up there on the wall behind her…..
Who said you cannot be a domestic goddess and a cat owner ….

Blast from the past toy day

Our bud Bacon is having a blast from the past toy day…
one of my faves which has made a comeback is Mr Potato head…I loved him..little felt moustaches and bits and bobs….I had him and Katie Carrot..Cookie Cucumber but not sure if I had Mrs Potato head….funny such a simple toy and yet I loved it..

Amazing the things you remember…I still have all my kids legos and they still play with them when they visit!!
Bug catchers,microscopes,always pencils always coloring books..loved the paper dolls with cut out clothes!!

i had a few faves enjoy the blast from the past and urghhhh how old do I feel now πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 
Thanks for a great trip back to the 60’s Bacon πŸ™‚

The shopping list

My dear friend BACON and I were discussing how interesting it would be to do a post on our shopping lists..so we decided 30TH April we go shopping!

It will be so we can all compare or countries different costs for the things we use so often.we already came to the conclusion that Bacon wouldn’t be driving his mum’s car down under with the price of Petrol/ gas.

So I will do a conversion for folks as some of us use litres some gallons..some pounds some kilograms…yes a challenge for the mathematically challenged being organised by the queen of the Mathematically challenged!

So a quick conversion….sheesh here we go…

One United states Gallon = 3.785 Litres

250 grams = 8.815 ounces

One Aussie Dollar = 0.93 United states dollar

=0.5537 British dollar

= 1.0249 Canadian Dollar

= 0.6724 Euro

Now you are thoroughly confused and possibly snoring here is the list Bacon and I came up with πŸ™‚

Any other things you think are interesting to know just add them in πŸ™‚

A loaf of bread

Gallon of milk (we can do the conversions for litres)

Dozen eggs

Gas/petrol per gallon

Movie tickets

Movie concessions if any

Mc Donalds Cheeseburger

Jar of peanut butter

Can Fancy feast cat food (any type is fine)

So this should be fun..if we find a really great value country who knows we may all end up moving!!!

Sorry for the way behind post and catch ups..still really busy..i miss being in blogville!!!

 

 

Fridays Down Under

My day started with some comedy…I know how unusual…I thought Phil was getting up for work..ok so he got out of bed then the next thing I know he’s whacking at the Doona (duvet) straight away I though he had lost the plot and was trying to kill me…

I asked him just what he thought he was doing..bear in mind I was asleep still…sort of..

Well apparently something crawled up his arm and he was swatting it off the bed…it was a spider and was crawling on the covers near me…so he was trying to ‘get it of the bed’ hmmmmm

So we both went back to sleep ..me with one eye open…I didn’t see any spider…hmmm

And that is how Friday started…

After brekkie I spotted Holly and Boo in the front yard…they are so well camo that I am still finding it hard to tell if Boo is a boy or girl..there is a smallish mob that are enjoying the green shoots of grass that are coming up on the properties in our street..to give you a better picture ..

We live in a dead end street..right at the end on the left side..each property is large we are on the second largest with 11 acres the people at the very bottom are on 12 in all there are 8 lots ..none of them smaller that 9 acresΒ ..we have no neighbours yet on our left side but the lot has been sold..there are only 4 other houses in the street…so it’s good habitat for the roos with dams all around and people who respect nature..even when they build next to us and sell the 3 other lots the roos will be safe with plenty to graze πŸ™‚

 

Holly and Boo

Holly and Boo


Graceful Holly

Graceful Holly


And so Autumn is in full swing…the trees are changing…
Autumn hello!!

Autumn hello!!


Marbles is in her fave spot all day catching the rays from the top of my chair..
Marbles fave spot

Marbles fave spot


Dinnermintz is …..well Dinnermintz is showing her best ass-ets off…
Dinnermintz Tocks

Dinnermintz Tocks


And it’s finally cool enough for me to get my bake on in between crocheting like a lunatic..so today I made Cookies and Cream baked cheesecake with a choc biscuit base…
Cookies and Cream cheesecake

Cookies and Cream cheesecake


So all in all I am winning today..except for the fear of being swatted in my sleep again tonight !! have a great weekend everyone…loves you all πŸ™‚
I am a winner

I am a winner

KITTIES XMAS FEVVERS AND FERRETS

 

THOUGHT YOU ALL MIGHT LIKE TO SEE HOW THREE OF THE GIRLS SPENT BOXING DAY NIGHT..PICKLES SLEPT..SMART KITTY!! HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT XMAS AND BOXING DAY HAVE POPPED INTO MOST BLOGS AND IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE HAS HAD A BLAST …CAN’T WAIT TO CATCH UP..THREE DAYS OF 12 PEOPLE AND COOKING AND ENTERTAINING HAS LEFT ME A TAD LIKE ONE OF THE DOGS STUFFIES…MINUS SOME STUFFING AND POSSIBLY NO SQUEAK LEFT BWAHAHHAAHA