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my last SUNDAY SELECTIONS for a while as I'm badly in need of rest and physical exercise out in the fresh (hot) air

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I've been neglecting myself and it has to stop.



Welcome back to Sunday Selections.
Begun way back in the mists 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.


Just a few pictures to finish the year, before I take a break.

I like to buy truly free range eggs as often as I can and was delighted to find these with only 14 "chookens" per hectare. To be classified as Free Range, chicken farmers must have no more than 10-15000 hens per hectare. If you ask me, that's far too many chooks in a small space. The big supermarkets buy "free range&qu…

this is the most adorable ad I've seen all year

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I saw this first at jenny_o's blog, and have watched it several times since, even sending the link to family members who don't read blogs.


it's only a minute and a bit, but if it doesn't make your eyes teary and your heart happy, then you're probably dead. Or asleep at the keyboard.

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 were supplied by ME and found right here.
This week's words are:

1. hair
2. dissolve
3. concertina
4. candlesticks
5. ribbons
6. causeway

and/or:

1. wizard
2. bonfire
3. unload
4. beams
5. discarded
6. chocolate

Here is my story:

(I skipped a couple of words, but they'll show up somewhere else eventually)

After going back to bed for a couple of hours, Eleanor and Harry stood in the back yard sipping hot chocolate and wondering what to do with the weedy shrub that still lay discarded by the fence.  "It hasn't rained in a while," said Harry. "The shrub is probably quite dry. We could have a bonfire." Eleanor said it wa…

remember the Palmolive dishwashing liquid commercial?

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the one that says "mild on your hands while you do the dishes". With Madge the manicurist.

this is it in case anyone has forgotten.

Now hear my version: 

I've been using Palmolive for over 30 years, not because of the advertisement, just because it does a good job on the dishes and stays sudsy.  Believing all that time that the dermatitis, cracked and painful skin, and weak breaking fingernails were my own fault heritage. Just like my mother's dry skin.

Recently, less than a month ago, I noticed Palmolive was a bit more expensive than usual and a rival dishwashing liquid was on special for only $3.50 for 900ml. Palmolive is down to 750ml a bottle. 

In the less-than-a-month that I've been using Morning Fresh (lemon"flavour") dishwashing liquid, the dermatitis has almost completely cleared up, there is no cracked, painful skin at the corners of my nails and the nails themselves are beginning to grow. 

I'm never buying Palmolive again.

Words for Wednesday

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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 ME and can be found right here.
This week's words are:
1. hair 2. dissolve 3. concertina 4. candlesticks 5. ribbons 6. causeway
and/or:
1. wizard 2. bonfire 3. unload 4. beams 5. discarded 6. chocolate
bonus phrase (copied from a book I was reading):
"as much character as a cereal box"

use either list or both, or mix and match, just have fun.
let the creativity begin!

Sunday Selections #411

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mists 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.

continuing from yesterday, more of the city's Christmas decorations:

in the City Cross arcade, which dissects the block both ways forming a +, these lights are my favourites, there are three of them hanging from the upper level and if I had $$ and space, I'd have one in my front entrance
here we are on the upper level looking across two of the lights/baubles fixtures
another tree within the David Jones building, also with a train around the b…

Sunday Selections # 411 on a Saturday

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mists 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.

this week we are looking at some of the city's Christmas decorations:

In Victoria Square, this is the city tree, which looks a bit dull, but much better when the lights are on at night. I no longer go out after dark, so I don't have a photo of the lights.
the base of the tree has a train running around it, I took a closer shot but it came out too blurry because of course the train is moving.

there are giant candy canes


painted elves singing
and…