2012 in review

Again I have received a lovely annual report from wordpress….this is my 2012 🙂

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Merry Christmas Bloggers

Merry Christmas to you all and I hope you have a great new year.  Christmas for us has been a bit tough with illness and remembering family members lost,  nevertheless we have been blessed with parcels and a bazaar ability to enjoy some Christmas cheer with each other.

So here is my Christmas cheer I give to you with one sleep to go……Merry Christmas my lovelies

Charlie Mgee

On Thursday night I went and saw a live performance by Charlie Mgee  at the Flame Tree Community food Coop at Thirroul. Charlie is an  awesome ukulele player who writes all his songs about pemaculture as he endeavours to educate the world through his catchy songs.

Some songs really struck out at me such as, the edge. He explained that planting on the edge of places that nobody thinks of is one of the best ways to practice permaculture principles. Living on the edge is a more interesting place and I think I would have to agree.

Another song that spoke to me was about obtaining your yield  We must obtain a yield, whether it’s produce or the happy feeling one gets when they reap what is sown. This makes a lot of sense to me and I’m sure it the way God intended it. Jesus said that he came to give life and life in abundance, yet many don’t grasp that and live a life where there is limited yield.

Sorry if that sounded all preachy but I’m talking to myself here and it’s time for me to really be still and know that God is God and I am to receive the abundance and obtain my yield!!!

Anyway I’ll leave you with this catchy number and I hope you enjoy the tunes of Charlie Mgee

Inspired by Jamie

Last night I had fun looking after Jamie and while we were playing I grabbed my iphone and with pleasure took candid snaps of her. It was the most fun I’ve had in ages taking photo’s of a person and has renewed my love of photography in a new way. Here are some of the results.

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Jamie is the best model ever!!!

I Remember when I used to Nice

Today I yelled at yet another man in public. 

Unlike the other times, today’s moment wasn’t about my son and I didn’t let any bad words fly. I stopped to chat with a mum whose son has had an all mighty breakthrough concerning his psychological inability to eat. (You can read about him here).

Dane is such a cute little guy and we were celebrating together at the wonder of his massive success when there happened to be a bit of a jam that took place. Behind the mum I saw a man with a very cranky look on his face. That’s when my back stiffened and my eyes went squinty. He then said “stand somewhere else to talk” in a very rude way and I shouted out “Why don’t you walk somewhere else you cranky old man!!!”

I just don’t seem to care any more! What happened??

My son is now seven and after a while you just get sick of the  ignorance  that some people seem to posses and tolerance vanishes like a vapour. Okay, I don’t expect the world to know everything there is about disability but when one is rude, or arrogant, or displays impatience and disgust, or shouts at my son or any other vulnerable person then watch out.

The spring has sprung and I really don’t know how to go back to being that  nice polite understanding  person that I once was.  I guess I will move on and learn some grace along the way which my Father in Heaven will show me. I hope to learn that soon as this life is a marathon and having Grace for company would be great!!!

Bernard, Bob and Barry

I have made such an interesting observation about my celebrity crushes; they all start with the letter B.

I really do have an uncanny knack of noticing patterns and the one mentioned below is a very odd pattern indeed.

Shall we start with the first B, Bernard Fanning who I found myself being quite fond of back in the mid 90’s when he was lead singer of Powderfinger. Oddly, I was mightily surprised to discover his first name to be Bernard as I thought he looked more like a Sean or a Shane. What was also bazaar about that discovery was that in the 80’s I was in love with the lead singer for The Angels, Doc Neeson and his real name is Bernard too!!!! So my theory is; if you are a lead singer of an Aussie band and your name is Bernard then it’s likely I could have a crush on you!!!

Any way, lets move on. The next B is Bob Downe. Such a cheerful lad that he brightens my day whenever I see him. My dream would be to sing a duet with him, however it would have to be karaoke as I always forget the lyrics.

Last but not least of the B’s is Mr Barry Morgan the organ salesmen. How can anyone not love Barry, with that charm and charisma?? Like Bob, Barry has the ability to make the day shine with his winning smile. Maybe I could ask Barry to accompany Bob and I when we do our duet???

So there you have it and interesting pattern of B’s, lovely smiles and sensational lapels!!

Tell me, who are your celebrity crushes???….don’t be shy.

1st of December

Finally the first of December has arrived and we got to put up the Christmas tree. My son (cough cough…me) has been so excited that he wanted it up in October so I had to photocopy the calendar and we marked the day of each night.


This worked beautifully and I think I might continue to do this as it helps my son understand that not everything happens when he says so!!!!!!!

So here is our master piece that the three of us did together as a family.


I think it is special and creates a family tradition that is full of happy memories, as opposed to paying someone to decorate your tree!!! But I shalt talk about that this year as that was my last year grief and this year is new.

Merry Christmas