Tuesday, 15 September 2009


Patrick Swayze has left this world and despite the jibes at his career and movies, there will be a lot of tears shed. For all those who joke about Ghost, Roadhouse and Dirty Dancing, there are equally as many who did enjoy watching. May he rest in peace.

Thursday, 3 September 2009


Just had to share this very short video. Make sure the sound is turned up LOL.

Police checks for IVF Couples

Amazing isn't it that the Victorian government has brought in laws that require police checks to be done all prospective parents via the IVF program. Apparently this law is to weed out potential child abusers. Those who have an serious sex offences, violent criminal pasts will not be allowed access to the IVF program.

There is no way you can police this effectively. One only has to see how many children are born into families and conceived naturally yet these parents are not forced to undergo police checks. Child abusers, sex offenders, those with violent histories come from all persuasions of life.

Sex offenders, habitual abusers and violent peoples have no business having children but to single out one group of people and subjecting them to this new piece of legislation is in a sense discriminatory when the average couple who do not require assistance with falling pregnant are not required to submit to police checks.

This law will only catch those who have been brought to the attention of the authorities. I would be more wary of those who go undetected throughout life and get away with what they do.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Hypnosis via TV

If you sit on your ass and watch tv chances are you are going to be putting on some weight. If one also believes that you can be hypnotised by a 1 minute session of hynosis broadcast on a current affair show, then it surely has to be a case of , Huston we have a problem. How insane is it to think that by watching a 1 minute session of hypnotherapy could cause many viewers to be affected. In this story here, the television station concerned was breached by our communications watchdog. What a joke. The question I ask is does the general population believe as gospel or take so seriously what they see on television?


I am all for people being individuals and not just one of the flock. However, these photos that came in an email ( I get some weird ones), just beggars belief. What the heck is wrong with people that they have to go this far? Is it a fashion statement? A show of individuality? Or a serious case of look at me look at me here I am"? Looks stupid let alone anything else.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Hot Peter's

At a loss for words, imagine growing these in your garden.

According to here, these particular variety are native to Texas and Louisiana and are 10 times hotter than jalapenos. I couldn't stop laughing and yes as the email suggested, would bring a tear to the eye!

Monday, 27 July 2009


Squid rings that is:

This huge squid is by no means the biggest specimen caught but for normal anglers it represents the "big one" that many fisherman quite often brag about.

This squid was caught in a net that was being cast for bait. All I could think of was yum, calamari rings but he had been out of the water for some time before he was brought home.

You may be able to get an idea of how long it was , two A4 sheets of paper end to end just about covers it, and a normal size lighter lays beside it. I still can't imagine cutting it up for bait, alas he now resides in my freezer. I wonder if Felix who has taken up residence at every opportunity on my bed, would like a feed.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

It takes but a small whisper to say "I Love You",

but it takes a big heart to show them how much you love them.

To breathe your air is a blessing, to get lost in your eyes is a joy,

to become complete because of you is what keeps me going.

Quench my thirst with your heart and I will sip it slow.

Hold me tightly within your arms and never let me go.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Could you live in Sicily?

I could not resist having a go at Welshcake's quiz, Could you live in Sicily.
The result is posted above, I'm rather pleased with myself. Go on, you know you want to have a go at this quiz..

My Easter Friday 09

La distancia es sin fin, y un océano aparte, los pensamientos llevan la cruz un mar tan extenso, donde siento paz y amo anillos yo.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

G20 London

When I see supposed mature adults acting like spoiled children throwing a tantrum, it gives little reason for me to listen to their cause. Yes they may have valid issues but the circumstances surrounding how they air these issues makes them look like nothing but thugs with too much time on their hands. Smashing windows and burning effigy's does little for their image.

Sunday, 22 March 2009


I chose this meme from Sunday Stealing dated February 1st, for the reasons over the latest one, I don't have a wife or mother.

1) What was your dream growing up? To be a paramedic.

2) What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could draw.

3) If I bought you a drink what would it be? Coffee

4) What was the last book you read? The History of the Hells Angels

5) Worst Habit? smoking

6) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride? no of course not, I don't know you lol

7) What is your favorite sport? swimming

8) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? avoid eye contact

9) Worst thing to ever happen to you? losing my children

10) Tell me one weird fact about you. I love tin peas and beetroot sandwiches

11) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly? I would pretend I wasn't home lol

12) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? my face

13) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? depends on the crime, but probably conscience.

14) Ever been arrested? hell no , think I may have come close once.

15) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it? repay a loan

16) Favorite thing to do in your spare time? read

17) Biggest pet peeve? people who lie

18) In one word, how would you describe yourself? loyal

19) Do you believe in/appreciate romance? yes, can never be enough

20) Who wins today: Arizona or Pittsburgh? Have no idea, I should of cheated and looked up records lol.

Saturday, 21 March 2009


R.I.P Queensland

The people of Queensland need not whine or complain over the next 3 years, you got what you voted for.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

A Nun's Life

Having an absence yet again from the blog world, today I thought I would share a few small photos of some happenings here in the tropics.

Herbert the peacock still visits. Some days I do not see him and yes I do worry. However, hanging out the window and calling him, quite often I see Herbert running up from the bush down the back or from across the road. He eagerly awaits his morsels of whole grain bread which is brought especially for him. I was pleased when I came home one day and found Herbert sitting by my front stairs as you can see in the photo. Felix has got used to him and just sits and looks, Herbert unfazed by the cat who I am sure would dearly love to eat him.

Speaking of Felix, he is quite the spoilt one. Not only does he camp on my bed but sees fit to scream at me whenever I enter the kitchen. Don't mind the brushing he also receives, there is someone out there who never fails to remind me to brush this grey fluff ball. Felix is a true master of this house. Poor Tikky my other cat just takes each day and you hardly know he is around. Felix decided to bring me a present one night, how lovely. I had to let the poor creature go, be different if it was dead when delivered but alas he was still very lively.

And now to one of my favorite dishes I put together last week. Sea scallops and prawns cooked in curry and coconut milk. Nothing is measured and it is kind of a throw it together recipe. Served on a bed of white rice, the end result is satisfying.

Modern Prostitution

Nadya Suleman the mother of 14 children is nothing more than an opportunist. A greedy selfish woman who went ahead and had multiple children with no thought to the lives of the babies.
With two of the babies coming home from hospital, paparazzi and onlookers gathered. Big deal. Her claim to fame is having 8 babies from one pregnancy. She should be more ashamed of bringing these babies into the world in the manner she did. On camera complaining about the rush of publicity, Nadya is exactly where she wants to be. In the spotlight.
The only reason she has a new home and nice surroundings for herself and her 14 offspring , she prostituted her story and her life. Nothing but disgust for a person who deliberately brings children into this world without a father and the doctor who allowed this to happen needs de-registering.
I don't feel sorry for the mother, the children are the ones who will ultimately suffer for the wants of the mother.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Mansell's Money Fix

Saying sorry for the past history of the stolen generation of indigenous Australians was done by our current government one year ago. There has been many calls for monetary compensation, lands rights issues and improvement for aboriginal health. Michael Mansell who is well known in Australia as an activist for aboriginal rights and issues had this to say:

"Aboriginal people, and especially members of the stolen generations, are probably worse off," indigenous leader and director of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, Michael Mansell said on Friday.
"There is no land rights for the dispossessed, no compensation for the stolen generations, the health standards are not improving and the Aboriginal imprisonment rate continues to climb ...

"The apology has provided the Rudd government with a political shield against criticism of its failures in Aboriginal affairs.

"Rudd used Aboriginals to improve his social standing, then walked away."
If Mr Mansell is claiming land rights for those dispossessed as he puts it, then surely he cannot mean today's generation.They were not dispossessed of any lands. They were born into a democratic, modern society where despite racism on both sides, they are a hell of a lot better off than if they were born 50 years ago. Will money make it right for the descendants of the stolen generation. For those that were unlawfully taken then yes I don't have any problem with compensation. Not for the descendants though. The Aboriginal culture is vast and rich in history and one to be respected but seriously, I ask, how many of today's youth truly live and explore their culture and live by it day to day.

Millions of dollars are spent on health issues in Australia, as well as extra on aboriginal health issues. If the money spent was managed and spent in the correct way as to educate all people and maybe, just maybe some, not all of those affected took notice of the education and health programs available, then again I ask, would there be so many issues?

There comes a time when you have to accept responsibility for your own actions which brings me to the point of Mansell's comment about the high rate of indigenous peoples in prison. Well why use race? No matter your race or ethnicity, you do the crime, you do the time. It is about time people such as Michael Mansell stopped using his aboriginality as an excuse. That is an insult to the intelligence ALL peoples especially those of his own culture. There is good and bad in all races, be it Caucasian or Aboriginal.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Fire , Floods and Frogs

Over the past few weeks Queensland, more than 61% of Queensland has been under torrential flooding. Where I live had its own dramas, the worst being water flooding my street, the river bursting its banks in many places and the town cut off to the north and south. Ingham which is about an hour and a half south of here had been entirely cut off and houses inundated by the rising waters for over two weeks. The above photo shows the river bursting and between the dinghy and line of trees in the background is a road and a jetty. Supplies in the shops were getting to a bare minimum and despite living in the biggest banana growing district in Queensland, the price of bananas went through the roof. Funnily enough we never ran out of alcohol or the likes but many of the supermarket shelves were bare. I have spent time fishing, standing in the rain like an idiot but still happy to do so.
The peacock who ventures into my back yard everyday has now been named, which is Herbert. One only has to stand at the window and call him and he comes running up. Very friendly but still wary. The cats don't take any notice of him anymore but Felix still likes to get in on the action and see what is happening and makes sure he sits beside me when Herbert is there, think he is afraid of the big bad noise that scared him once when Herbert let out the call that peacocks do.
With all the wet weather, there was another visitor to my house. I am glad he didn't take a venture into the oven like poor little one a few weeks ago, would of been enough to for a feed with the size of him.

Take a look at this green beauty. As much as I do not like frogs, this one got me all excited due to his color and his size. I don't think the photos truly reflect just how vivid the green was and his exact size, you can see by one of the photos that his back foot was longer than a normal cigarette lighter. Quite impressive.

We can consider ourselves lucky in many ways after thinking of the plight of the Victorian people who have lost homes and lives in Australia's worst bushfire in all our history. Over 700 homes and more than 181 lives at time of posting, have been lost. The sheer sadness is overwhelming at times and nothing compared to what the people are going through, the firefighters and the wildlife included. Mother nature can be cruel at times and when tragedy such as the fires and floods, it makes one grateful of what we do have, appreciate and treasure those around us and know that there is always someone who has it worse than our own worries. Out of every sad tale comes one or two of hope and inspiration, this little guy was sure happy to have a drink of water, right now at time of typing this , there is an update on television on this koala who has been named Sam.

Sunday, 25 January 2009


Sunday Stealing: The Sassy Meme 1. If you could say anything you wanted to say to George Bush, what would you say? Did it hurt when they extracted John Howard's head out of your ass?

2. If you had to be the mother of Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, who would you choose and why? Oh I think Britney. As a mother I can understand half of what she went through with the press, even though fame is what she wanted it still wasn't good to suffer what she did in public eye and be judged.

3. You get to be Queen for a day. The kids are all taken care of, and you can spend as much money as you want. What do you do all day?
Read books, knowledge is real power that money can't buy.

4. Is there a song that brings tears to your eyes every time you hear it? If so, which one? You sang to me by Marc Anthony or Fly by Celine Dion

5. A fairy taps you on the shoulder and tells you that you can either have a perfect face or a perfect body for the rest of your life. Which do you choose? The body of course!

6. If you could live any place in the world and money was no object, where would you live and why? Where there is hardly any snow, and squirrels are aplenty...

7. What is your biggest regret in life? Signing on the dotted line

8. If you could go back and visit one person in your life who is now dead, and ask one question, what would that question be and why would you ask it? I wouldn't visit a person, I'd see my old dog Goldie and ask if he missed me as much as I missed him.

9. If you had the choice to age forward (like we are now) or aging backwards (think Benjamin Buttons) which would you choose and why? I would age back 20 years...reasons that only one other understands.

10. What will the epitaph on your headstone say?
Here in a coffin with handles of brass, buried upside so the world can kiss my ass!

Saturday, 24 January 2009

New Vocabulary 2009

Yet another amusing email I thought I would share with you all. Forget being politically correct, have a sense of humor. A few I have heard of before but with different names, the meaning is still the same. Do any of you have sayings that you would like to share with us, I know around the world, different sayings mean different things. Here in Australia going for a fag is having a smoke, being pissed is usually meaning drunk but can mean in a bad mood.

A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything then leaves.

The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die.

One who has bleached/dyed her hair but still has a black box

The contents of a wonderbra, ie, extremely impressive when viewed from the outside but there's actually naught in there worth seeing.

Bottled premixed spirits, regularly consumed by young women.

A woman whose knickers are too small for her, so she looks like she's got 4 bums.

Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.

What a shitty decision

How bizarre that one man got the sack just because he chose to wash his backside after number two's instead of doing what most do and wipe.

Amador Bernabe who is on a working visa from the Philippines was sacked by Townsville Engineering Industries. At a time most would consider a personal and private affair, the foreman noticed Mr Bernabe had a bottle of water and followed him. He was reported to the manager and next day told to wipe his arse the Australian way or be sacked. The manager musn't do either, he is so full of it, it's dribbling down his chin to suggest there is an Australian way.

What is the Australian way of wiping ones butt after using the toilet?? Fold? Scrunch? Dried gum leaves?

Friday, 16 January 2009

Calling all fans of Bush

If you think you have a keen eye and good throwing hand, test your skill here.
I wonder if Colin from Adelaide Green Porridge will have a go after reading this post of his, Howard Gets Gonged.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Battle of the Sexes

Anyone recall the Cher music video aboard the USS MISSOURI? Back in 1989 when it first came out, it was viewed by some as risque.

Tonight on channel 9 we had a show with top 10 music clips that caused controversy. Cher's “If I Could Turn Back Time” was one of them. Millions of men, young and old watched and wished they could of been one of those sailors aboard the ship. Many women worldwide wished they could look like her. On this show tonight, a comment was made by one comedienne that she should of put some panties on and not been so brazen, she only wished she looked half as good. Who cares -- if she looks good, go for it. I don't care if she has been surgically enhanced, she looked good at 43 in that video and everyone knew it.

Then, Duran Duran's film clip, “Girls on Film” was another. Mainly because it showed two girls together, kissing and getting up close and personal. Comments for that film clip from the guys on the show all said it was hot!! I think there is double standards where some men are concerned. If it's acceptable and so hot for two women to be shown together, why is it not so acceptable for two men? Yes it is all about taste and quite often talked about this and what was said to me is , you can't argue taste. BUT, those men who gladly tuned in many times to view the video would of been outraged if there had been a video of two men. One can safely say the song would not have been as big a hit had men been involved. Humanity is made up of different sexualities, so if lesbians are an acceptable difference then so should homosexuals.

This post isn't about whether homosexuality is right or wrong, it isn't about own personal choices or tastes; what it is about is, if two members of the same sex together, i.e. males, is deemed as wrong by a lot of homophobes then how can two females not be?

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Sex with a Fake

One Cairns man isn't so bright. A sausage short of a bbq one thinks. This fool has broken into an adult shop and helped himself to a blow up doll on more than one occasion. He takes the alternative to real life sex out the back and does the deed. Not a smart move to leave DNA behind at the scene. I guess he preferred the plastic fantastic, look at photo below courtesy of the Cairns Post, she even went down on him.

Whilst on the sex subject, have a look at Tales of a big city cop, goes to show masturbation and cocoa butter when mixed together can be lethal.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Sunday Stealing Meme...

Sunday Stealing: The New Year Meme

1. Looking back on 2008, what might your theme song have been? Good Charlotte's Unpredictable

2. If 2008 was a movie, who would play you? Sarah Palin cos she has balls

3. What was your greatest gift of 2008? the gift of friendship

4. What is your New Year Resolution, or, what are you committing to this year? The only thing I am committing to is close friends and my children, and finding a way to develop prawns that peel themselves.

5. If January could be represented by one song, what would it be? I can't stop the rain by Peter Criss...we are in the middle of monsoon season afterall

6. What do you wish for your body in 2009? to still be in working order

7. Name one new thing you would love to try in the New Year. to hit Jameeca with a snowball, the stuff dreams are made of lol

8. What do you long for 2009 to bring? A used pillow,

9. If that happened, how would you feel? richer than if I had all the gold from Fort Knox

10. Where would you love to vacation in 2009 if money were no object? Macchu Pichu or up in the mountains in snow

11. What would you like the theme of 2009 to be? Hit me with your best shot by Pat Benatar

12. If 2009 was a book, and the title was 5 words or less, what might the title be? Look whose laughing now !


You really have to wonder if there are two different sets of laws in Queensland.

In this story , two parents are charged after their 2 month old baby swallows an ecstasy tablet. The young child was placed in an induced coma, then released back into the parents care the next day after they were released on bail.
Ok, fair enough they did not deliberately give the child the tablet. Now it is reported that it was a mix up with medications. The Department of Child Safety is investigating.

YET.... if you buy six cans of alcohol between a week to fortnight maximum, you are considered and alcoholic. If you write online, and spend many hours once doing so, you are too consumed with your own life.

If you dare to stand up and question authority, you can guarantee you will face a litany of untruths and innuendo and in Queensland, innuendo is everything. Innuendo is seen as LAW, innuendo is deemed as FACT. Forget the presumption of innocence, you are GUILTY before you get to court. Emotions are seen as weakness, dare not cry, be angry, you must smile at all times, even when staring in the face of twisted half truths. At any given time they can change the rules to suit themselves.

This department has a mantra where they state to keep families together. They are a law unto themselves. The power this government department has reaches far beyond a true democracy and who keeps an eye on them ?? No one. The Minister and Premier don't give a rats about the little people, as long as they hold office and are seen to be doing their jobs as elected by the people, they don't have to investigate proper complaints.

Amazing how a two month old child can accidentally swallow an ecstasy tablet!!

The need for child safety is paramount, the need to rid the department of Hitler type know alls is another.


The department director general, Norelle Deeth states..

"In making assessments such as these, the department consults with inter-agency professionals including police, pediatricians and other health experts.

"These professionals inform the department's assessment of the potential future risk of harm, taking into consideration the particular circumstances surrounding a matter.

"In cases such as these where families reside in other jurisdictions, the department will work closely with other relevant agencies to ensure the safety of the child and will provide support to the family."

As reported in the News bulletin on WIN tv tonight, it was also stated that the parents got the infant's colic medication mixed up with the ecstasy tablet. I have never heard of any medication in tablet form for a child under 6 months for colic. I know there are liquid medications available to treat such an ailment but who is more stupid here, the parents, the police or the department when a tablet can be mistaken for a colic remedy? Get real. The parents are now back in Victoria after intense media interest. Still, it is incredulous how the law is interpreted to whoever is in charge and at times, those who makes decisions do get it wrong and just because they hold the career position they do, does not mean they are right, for some,the power goes to their head and don't they just know it. It is a great pity no one can see that for all the good this Department of Child Safety does, they certainly do a lot of irreparable damage as well.
Check here and here again for more of the same stories , don't take my word for it, see for yourself exactly what is happening.