29 April, 2008

Is there any thing better?

sprinkles on toast, it's so evil..... and so yummy

28 April, 2008


Dinner, yum!

27 April, 2008

oops, I forgot to mention

That we got a new rug. It was around the same time as the 'garage' incident. So I forgot.

26 April, 2008

20 April, 2008

oh dear

So Saturday morning dawned, with only a slight hungover haze, we pottered around, had movers arrive and take stuff away, did not a lot. Neil took a trip to the garage and a few swear words ensured. It took me quite some time to get him to use some more helpful adjectives so I could work out what the actual problem was. So now it's time for some back story so that all of those of you who don't live in my area can understand just what all the swear words were all about.
Our area is post war, so around 50-60 years old. All* the garages were made with one wall on the fence line, made of brick, and the rest made of wood or cement sheet. Ours also has an asbestos roof, lucky us! To make them nice and cheap, the mortar was made with lots of sand and not much cement, which means as they age they can almost blow over in a stiff breeze**. A few months ago our neighbours garage was pulled down because it was slowly breaking in have and leaning into our backyard. As the house is a housing commission house, and all the work was done for them, that was all very fine and dandy for them (oooo and we scored some of the bricks, which someday, we are planning on doing dome paving with).
Back to the story, so it turns out out brick wall is now in a fairly similar condition to the one that was taken down. We had known it would happen eventually and had been keeping an eye on it for just that reason, but it has rapidly deteriorated in the last week, it might even be storm damage, as it has been really windy and rainy. Our wall is kind of bulging out in the middle, making it almost impossible to 'brace'. The beam that holds all the roof beams has completely fallen off the wall and the roof is starting to fall in. Many swear words followed the discovery of just how bad a position the whole thing was in.

So, a trip to Bunnings*** was in order for first thing Sunday morning (yuk). We procured:
  • Wood, various lengths
  • tarps (for which we forgot to pay)
  • plastic boxes (120L)
  • two $40**** marques

Now all the content of the garage are either inside (if the things were clean) or under the al-cheapo marque and under tarps (yay free tarps! They were in the bloody trolley, I didn't hide them, the stupid man on the counter just didn't scan them and I didn't realise till we got to the car, so stuff them!). The roof as been successfully 'propped' and Neil will have and exciting day tomorrow ringing place to find out how far off affording a new garage we are. *swear word*

There are more pics you can view if you want

* ok probable only a lot of them rather than all.

** Whilst this might be a bit of an exaggeration, there have been small children who have died when they have grabbed the, for example, basket ball ring attached to said wall, which has then collapsed onto them. Not joking! You have to be a tough kid to survive that!

*** for the most of the world that isn't Australian Bunnings is a HUGE hardware place that you tend to loose the people you go there with, the staff and useless and they cell alot of cheep crap mixed in with hardware.

**** This is not just cheap, it's positively cheap arse!

18 April, 2008

Wow I've gone all shy

I have been posting and posting, not really giving a shit, and then I did that sodding survey, and now I am thinking, ooo thats a post idea, ooooo no it's not a 'worthy' post.
Oh dear.
So tomorrow, when I find my camera, I'll do a nice post on the new kitchen bits. I'm too drunk now. Neil has fallen asleep in his chair in front of Buffy heaps of times, and is now heading off to bed. There are both good and bad bits about living walking distance from a brewery.

11 April, 2008

oh dear

I wasn't going to put this up after having done the quiz, I was just going to do it out of interest sack, you know, just to see the answer. But when the last question was something along the lines of "are you going to blog about this answer" and I had to be honest and say "probable!" I thought I should follow through, so here you are:
71%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?
Also, one of the questions was, how do you read your blogs you regularly keep up with, I was forced to answer, visit them. One of the other answers was "with technoratie (what ever) or other blog tracking service. I didn't know they existed, so no more manual shit for me!!!!

06 April, 2008


We had a wedding yesterday, to be honest, neither of us were particularly keen on going. I would have preferred to just sit around and do nothing, but we got all scrubbed up and headed out. Given the weather lately, they had a very nice day for their ceremony, it was all outside, at the Collingwood Children's farm.
The ceremony was very heartfelt and really quite moving, I spoke to the celebrant, and she said that the couple had made up all of it, except the bit that has to be said. Neil got to catch up with all his uni buddies, although I find it all a bit weird that they all have kids. There was this bloke there, who I knew I should know who he was, but you know how it is when you see someone out of context and you therefore have no idea who they are, but your sure you should! Sorted it out in the end with a minimum of embarrassment.
The reception was really good, the food was excellent. One of Neil's friends had organised a band, that people put in money to pay for as the present, which was ace. The band was also great.
So, in the end it was an excellent after noon and evening, and even thoguh i ended up way to drunk and am now hungover, we were both really glad we were invited and went along.

04 April, 2008

Laughed till i cried

So I am work, and cursing the web, like i really probable shouldn't be, and I found this blog. I read the first article, and chuckled a bit, kept reading and eventually found this one and quite literally laughed till I cried, completely uncontrollable, tears, couldn't breath and now I have a bit of a head ache I laughed so hard. Happy reading!


I'm so sad. All I want is somewhere in Australia that sells Kopparberg cider, and there isn't anywhere..... I email the brewery ages ago, and didn't get a response. I don't think I'm ever going any, unless I go back to the UK. That won't be for a while.

03 April, 2008


I just found this picture of the cats:

Aren't they cute?

02 April, 2008


A hambag is a bag, of varying size, that proper ladies carry around all their stuff in.

01 April, 2008


Snausages are best consumed from with in a 'blanket'. The really need to have sauce on them, preferable fairly cheep plain tomato sauce, non of this flash relish stuff. Onions, that have had the crap fried out of them as completely optional depending on your own tastes.
(man I'm hungry!)


Our new table and chairs arrived today. It's even nicer than the one in the shop, as not only does it not have scratches all over it, but it is of even nicer timber.
We were putting it together this morning, naughtily before I came to work, and Clara was sitting on it, just watching us screw the legs on (it was upside down, hence the dog on the table was very similar to the dog on the floor) The only problem was, once put together it was too heavy for me to be able to help Neil turn it over. We had a re think, left two legs on, turned in, propped it up and I went to work, leaving Neil to put the other two legs back on. We also had to make little squishie feet for it, as the ones that came with it weren't ace.

Addition: The finished product