Apr 27, 2012

Guest Post - Cats show their love in the strangest ways!



Are you a dog person or a cat person? It’s one of the most common questions asked during any icebreaker or casual conversational between two people, and one that constantly divides pet owners. Of the two most popular pets in this country, cats are usually seen as the moodier of the two. Why so? I think it’s because unlike dogs, cats have a complex and nuanced way of showing affection and appreciation to their owners. They won’t just run up to you, wag their tail, and vie for your attention constantly.

Well, some cats do that.

Apr 19, 2012

Cat Thursday - Ikea Cats

 
Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.  

Last week I was chatting with Andrea from over at From the Sol, about her cat Diva's love of reaching the highest of heights. This put me in mind of this video which I shared with her, and she suggested I share it for Cat Thursday. The first one is the actual Ikea advert, and the second one is a "making of" video which I found adorable. 
What do you think your cat would do given this chance?

Apr 17, 2012

Granny Chair Makeover

When my daughter and son-in-law bought their brother a couch I was asked to pick it up with my trailer. So off to the recycling boutique (op shop, second hand store, bargain...) I went. When we were there I spotted a poor little old chair out the back. I asked the lady how much she wanted for it, and she said I could have it, as it saved them on rubbish collection fees. So this is how it looked. 

Apr 14, 2012

What a week - Have freebie on me!

This has been an amazing week.
On Monday, I announced the winner of my Hunger Games giveaway.
On Tuesday, I went to Elizabeth Arden with my daughter and had a shopping day with a sushi lunch and my son got one of those new Samsung Galaxy Notes.
On Tuesday night, I finally had to admit that my little sapphire engagement ring (bought when we were so young) was too tight and hubby cut it off my finger!

Apr 12, 2012

Cat Thursday


Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun. 

How this relates to Cat Thursday may not be apparent at first, but bear with me:

While we were on holidays we came across this cute Fairy Crossing sign.


Apr 10, 2012

Easter Weekend Break

Whether you celebrate or not, it's the perfect time for a break and some family time. I  was pleased to note that our state had a zero road toll, which was a good result, so well done to all the careful drivers and those who showed good judgement.
Even though I've been doing my heart health diet (the first diet I've ever been on in my life by the way) I still got a couple of treats. One nephew thought it would be a cute gag gift to give me some carrots instead of the usual chocolate. So clever. I'll be able to share them with the guinea pigs. We had a lovely weekend resting with the folks and our offspring.

Apr 5, 2012

Cat Thursday



Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.

Apr 4, 2012

Guest Post -Help, My Teen is Being Harassed! - Jennie Withers - Bullying (Part 3 in a 3 part Series)

I was recently invited to read Hey, Back Off!  Written by Jennie Withers with her mother, Phyllis Hendrickson M. Ed. This is a topic I have discussed before on this blog. Jennie has been so kind and has contributed some material for my blog posts. In part three Jennie shares some hints for parents. Thank you Jennie for sharing this with us. You can find Jennie Withers online at her web pageRead part one here and part two here.




Help, My Teen is Being Harassed!
by
Jennie Withers (www.jenniewithers.com)
Author of, Hey, Back Off! Tips for Stopping Teen Harassment (New Horizon Press Books)


Have you tried this yarn?

When my sister went on holidays to visit her husband's family, she brought me back this gorgeous scarf from her Grandmother-in-law. Have you seen these around?

Apr 2, 2012

Hunger Games Book Give-away!









The Butcher (Hubby) took me to see The Hunger Games movie last week. It was amazing. But it bothered me  a little that there were small children there. I would definitely recommend a mature audience and be prepared to discuss the themes with your teen because some of them are very powerful.
That being said, I thought I had entered a version of the Makeup Junkie's (daughter) world with all the wonderful costumes, colourful hair and fabulous eyelashes. 
Starchaser (son) didn't want to go because he wants to read the book first - so maybe he should enter my competition. It's open internationally and anyone can win.
I'm giving away a copy of The Hunger Games book by Suzanne Collins. Follow the Rafflecopter for entries and remember to message me on Facebook if you need help.


Hot Cross Buns using your Breadmaker

I made these last year and they were very yummy.

Ingredients:
2 teaspoons dry yeast
3 and half cups bread flour
3 tablespoons milk powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons mixed spice
45 g butter or margarine
350 ml water
1 cup of mixed dried fruit or choclate chips or raisins or any dried fruit you like (eg. cranberries)