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Sunday Selections

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

Today I'll introduce you to one of my favourite pieces of equipment, commonly called a clothes airer, I use it for drying things small enough to fit when the weather outside means I can't hang things on the backyard line. Which is most of the time because it's not nice out there where the sun rarely shines longer than an hour before being shadowed by the buildings.

here she is, all folded up to fit nicely behind any door. You'll noti…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the words are supplied by Vest and can be found here.
This week's words are:

1. dumped
2. welcome
3. incident
4. sounded
5. ended
6. unaware

and/or:

1. moving
2. attended
3. responsible
4. smell
5. arrived
6. window

Here is my story:


Being dumped unceremoniously at the altar was the last straw, Jill decided. She’d had enough of this town and its cliquey inhabitants. She’d been unaware of Dan’s skirt-chasing shenanigans until the morning in the church when a mobile phone was handed to her. Dan, who sounded annoyingly cheerful, had told her he wouldn’t be there after all, having just arrived in Fiji with his secretary Mona. “I’m sorry things have ended th…

yesterday was an anniversary, sort of

July 25th 2017, after several weeks of saying there'd be no other cat, I only wanted Angel back,  I made the decision to collect Lola from the Animal Welfare Shelter. 


Perhaps I should have stuck to my original 'no other cat' decision.


Lola has settled in well, she is happy here, has put on weight and has a glossy coat and I like to pretend she loves me, but here is how she celebrated her one year anniversary: 

Refused several types of food. 
Ate dinner too fast then vomited it right back up, onto her newly washed fluffy blanket.
Three bouts of diarrhea throughout the day and evening. 

Fun times eh?

*sigh*

calling all Americans

How many of you watch America's Got Talent
(or maybe he's on American idol, but I'm pretty sure he's on America's Got Talent...)

Anyway, I'm talking about Hans  (and his lovely ladies) aka Matt Gilbertson who is currently over there wowing the judges and audiences just as much as he does here. 
He's hoping to win of course, who doesn't? and your viewer votes will help, but don't vote just because I said so. Vote if you think he deserves it.

I've seen him myself, in person, on stage, and think he's fabulous. He's a homeboy, from my very own Australian city, Adelaide, in South Australia.  He writes a column for the entertainment page of our Sunday newspaper.

Check out the show and see for yourself. You won't be sorry.

Another Musical Monday

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Let's hope this plays, it's one of my favourites:


Nick Lowe: I Knew the Bride When She Used To Rock and Roll

Sunday Selections

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.


Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.


you might find today's selection a little boring, several photos of just one house very close to where I live. 

It's an empty house, rather dilapidated and I'm told dark and dreary inside. I knew the woman who lived there, but not well. 

The house is scheduled for demolition, with two, two-storey townhouses going up in its place. Sometime this year I think.


the fence you see is what separates that yard from the flats (units) I live in alth…

remember when I worried Lola wouldn't get used to the pet door?

Now she barrels through it at great speed, as if she is trying to out run her own shadow.

There are times when she still takes it slowly, nudging at a corner of it then slithering through like a snake. At those times, the door swings gently back and forth until it stops. 

When she barrels through, the door swings more wildly, more noisily and I think she does that on purpose, because it's often in the middle of the night when she is doing that frantic 'race around the house for no good reason' thing, or when I am quietly reading and unsuspecting. 

Cats. 

Will we ever understand them?

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the words are supplied by Vest and can be found here.
This week's words are:

1. cheerful
2. river
3. children
4. Sunday
5. house
6. age

and/or:

1. demise
2. noise
3. point
4. idea
5. above
6. year

Here is my story:

The cheerfulnoise of the children splashing in the shallow pools along the river bank was interrupted briefly by a shriek of joy as Christine discovered the newly made fairy entrance in the trunk of the old willow tree. 
"I found it! I found it! Come and see!" and the rest of the children raced to where she stood, pointing with delight at the tiny door with even tinier mushrooms either side and a sparkly pebble path leading to it. 
Th…

Sunday Selections #

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

let's begin:

how sweet is this?
Lola only got to enjoy this doona cover for a couple of days, then I noticed dozens of tiny rips beginning with that kneading clawing thing she does before sleeping, so I put it somewhere else. The same little rips are appearing in my lovely percale sheets too 😒
these two garden chairs, which I've rarely sat on have been cleaned and given to a young man who has nothing but his clothes and a job,and is setting u…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the words are supplied by Vest and can be found here.
This week's words are:

1. observation
2. enjoying
3. dining
4. capacity
5. manufacture
6. embarrassed

and/or:

1. journey
2. business
3. baptism
4. subject
5. loudly
6. surprised

here is my story:



Scurrying along the halls, halo askew, wings flapping behind him like, well, like wings, Peter spied Mary coming out of the manufacture room. Skidding to a stop, he asked, “How’s that new batch of haloes coming along?” ‘They’re beautiful,” said Mary. “I’ve got the cherubs doing a final polish, then they’ll be stored on cloud nine until needed.”
Peter leaned in and whispered, “Where is He?”
“On the observation

Ground-breaking news here!

Or not, it depends on your point of view. 

Lola went out through the cat flap into the back porch!

All by herself!

She went to it, hesitated, nudged the door, and was out.

Five seconds later she came back in,  but she's been doing that part all week. 

I am so happy right now.

Sunday Selections

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

A random selection today:

a bit of winter whimsy in the city
this had me stepping backwards early one morning, my son's cap and sunglasses where Lola usually lies
devilled chicken wings baking
and deliciously finished baking
Asian Lemon Chicken sauce is very nice,
this is the recipe on the side of the jar, onions and capsicum sliced and gently fried until soft, ( I added some green beans for colour), stir in the lemon sauce, while cooking some rice, …