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Sunday Selections

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Long, long ago, in days of yore...Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections. 

A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please. 
Nothing rude or vulgar though.


The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look.

today I thought I'd show you my Christmas decorating for this year.

I wasn't going to decorate, but then it just sort of happened:

it started with putting some of my Christmas earrings on my fake bonsai tree. I have two fake bonsais, they're identical, but after doing this one I couldn't be bothered with all the fiddly work of doing the other one.
some of you might remember these from a post long ago when I showed off the earrings I wore to work every day in December
the little sleigh is one of my favourites
the wreath earring has a matching br…

R.I.P. Missy

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Missy - 1999-2019

20 people years, 96 cat years.

Brought to us as a tiny, tiny thing, not yet weaned when the mother abandoned the kittens, I remember twice daily using a baby teaspoon to drip a warmed milk and water mixture onto her mouth and being delighted when she licked it off.

We progressed to Missy licking milk off my finger and eventually following the finger into the bowl of milk which then got slightly thickened with Weetbix for extra nourishment. From there she quickly moved on to soft cat food before beginning to steal raw and cooked meats from the table after clawing her way up the chairs.

Missy chose "no-one" as her Mum and spent a lot of time in her bedroom when she wasn't outside. Always slightly feral and always a very small cat under a huge amount of fluffy hair, "no-one" and I arrived home one day to find a very satisfied kitty and a clump of bird feathers on the front porch. Under the porch table was a beak and one foot. That's all we found.…

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. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

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 prompts are supplied by Cindi and can be found here.
This week's words/prompts are: something entirely unexpected: 

1- Look around and choose an object in the room. 
2- Now write something from the point of view of that object. 

I'm not sure how to say this, I'm not a talker, I don't have a voice, like a clock or a radio, I don't make sound of any kind, I'm not something useful, like a cabinet or a chair, but I do have colours so I am something pretty, to be looked at and admired. I don't remember much about the years before I came to this perso…

Just FYI

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I tried something new, foodwise.
Usually when I do, my reaction is "Meh, it's okay, but I probably won't buy it again"

not this time!
This time, my reaction was "wow! this is great, I'll definitely buy this again"

so what is it?

This, from Woolworths supermarket, in the prepared meats cabinet of the meat section, NOT in the freezer, NOT at the deli counter.

Wood Smoked Beef Brisket, pre-cooked and just needs heating in the oven for about a half hour, covered with alfoil until the last five minutes, then take the foil off. Instructions are on the back of the pack.
100% Australian beef. The included sauce sachet is a pretty decent size, served over the meat once the heating is done. But instead, I brushed a little of the sauce over the meat for the last five minutes of heating time.
Serves four, unless you are my children, then  this pack would serve two. I have plenty left over and will freeze one portion, while making beef sandwiches for a couple of days. Glute…

Sunday Selections

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Long, long ago, in days of yore...Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections. A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please. Nothing rude or vulgar though.
The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look. 

A few weeks ago, Joanne, from Cup on the Bus, mentioned Swedish Apple Pie, which sounds delicious and she included the recipe, which I immediately copied and printed. The next weekend I made SwedishApple Pie.

 A few problems were immediately apparent, the first being that my pie dish is way too small and couldn't possibly hold the eight apples the recipe called for. So I used five. 
Second problem, the topping seemed to be quite stiff and not easy to spread over the apples in the dish, I plopped it on in spoonfuls and spread it around via the backs of …

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. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

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 prompts are supplied by Cindi and can be found here.
This week's words/prompts are:

1- pardon my French
2- my mind is in a fog
3- you are on thin ice

Well, I'm counting this week as a big fail. I should have known it would be too soon to let Joey take charge.

I'd turned up to the interview, listened as his teacher explained why she had called me in and now my eyes are spinning as I try to make sense of it all. 

Joey had fully disrupted the class by declaring his mind was in a fog and he couldn't possibly answer the questions on the board. When called upon to p…

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. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

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 prompts are supplied by Margaret Adamson and Sue Fulcher and can be found here.
This week's words/prompts are:

1. orange
2. dizzy
3. perpendicular
4. languishing
5. virtuous
6. theatre

and/or:

1. pedestrian
2. laconic
3. stable
4. typewriter
5. dashing
6. branches

here is my story:


I was almost dizzy at the thought of dashing off a few sentences on my typewriter instead of languishing on the sofa reading about dashing heroes being all virtuous yet laconic at the same time.
The news from the latest publishing company had me almost ecstatic. They'd said my work was a little pedes…

Sunday Selections

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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 Elephant's Child, who gladly accepted my offer to keep this going, 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 a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.

I bought this Halloween Candy bowl so I could fill it with goodies that I knew I would eat myself since we don't get trick or treaters here. The label on the bottom read: Danger: choking hazard. Keep away from small children.
you see here the bowl is 30cm across and it is about 12cm high. I don't know a single toddler who can open his or her mouth that wide. 
the footpath garden just down the road a bit is in full bloom again. This year I discovered the bright…