Monday, March 27, 2017


No additional words needed:

When you've been retired a number of years as we have the days tend to roll into one another but fortuantely, so far, we do know which day of the week it is and the date too.

Monday, March 20, 2017


Our Candy is somewhat like this.  She comes when called and is quite obedient, loves to be with us and yet still retains the haughtiness of a cat when she feels so inclined.  😊

Friday, March 17, 2017


As you know I love to scroll through YouTube searching for songs from my earlier days.  Came across this one which was a big favourite of mine.  It is "Big Bad John" performed by Jimmy Dean.  Hope you will enjoy it along with me.

Monday, March 13, 2017


Well I think I'm normal but there are others.............

Hope this managed to bring a grin to your face and keep smiling through the coming week.

Friday, March 10, 2017


I found this on YouTube and as I have always loved the tune I found this very interesting, interesting enough to share it with you.  The tune is Unchained Melody.   I hope you will enjoy this as much as I did and a word of warning....the sound does tend to rise and fall somewhat depending on the artist performing.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


I don't think I've ever hated anyone and doubt anyone has ever been jealous of me but I found these words very profound.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


....and so our Indian summer continues on and on without a break in sight.  This is our third day in the high 30ºs and the rest of the week doesn't drop below 30ºC/86ºF.  We were congratulating ourselves on having a much milder summer (coolest in 10 years) but are well and truly making up for it this autumn.

Phil can never make out why our seasons in Oz always change on the 1st of the month (Jan, March, June and Sept) whereas in the northern hemisphere they always change on the 21st or 22nd.  Does anyone know why this is I wonder?   Is it a political thing or what?   Someone must know the answer to that question.  Do you?

I had blood tests yesterday week but so far no results have arrived.  Yesterday was a public holiday in Perth so no mail.  Maybe the results will arrive tomorrow, hopefully. Sometimes they forget to send results to me and if there is any bad results I'll get a little letter from Dr Ken asking me to make an appointment.  I like to get a copy and then I know exactly whether I will need to see him or not.  Just trying to find out why I'm getting little aches and pains I've not had before.

Not much else to report as in this weather I don't go out and about, or even into the garden for that matter.  Just pop out and check on my frangipani and take a few snaps.  Those of us who belong to the Frangipani Group of Perth put pictures on there so everyone knows who is doing what.  It's as bit of fun and some of them have so many glorious blooms.   My plants are in pots and I only have about 10 but they bring me a lot of joy and take very little looking after which suits me.

These are four photos I took this week...they are 1) Puu Kahea 2) George Brown 3) Cotton Candy and 4) the traditional white that you will find in many old gardens.  It may be a common one and there are many beautiful colours but to me the white is very special.  All of them love the hot weather.

Monday, March 6, 2017


I really can relate to this fellow....hope this makes you smile........keep smiling.

Sunday, March 5, 2017


Do you remember this little poem from when you were a child?

Saturday, March 4, 2017


Trying to be positive about the two days this weekend in Perth at 39ºC/102ªF.  Hope wherever you are and whatever you are planning, that everything goes well.

My blessing right now is that we have an effective airconditioner that will help keep me cool!  😓

Friday, March 3, 2017


Had a song going round and round in my head today and neither Phil nor I could remember who the artists were that sang it.   Off to ever reliable YouTube and sure enough it was The Platters.  Do you remember them?   The song is "Only You" and I still enjoy listening to it.  Best not to look to closely as I feel it is a little out of sync or is that just me?   Anyway, have a listen and tell me what you think of the song and the singers too perhaps.

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Yes I am still in the land of the living but sort of dormant right now.  I had blood tests on Monday to try and discover what is causing all my aches and pains and hopefully my dear GP will find some answers.  I am yet to have an injection in my ailing ring finger (left hand) but this week is just to hot to even contemplate leaving an airconditoned house.  😓

Had to share this beautiful bear with you.  Isn't he gorgeous and so cleverly done too,

Autumn in Perth began with a hot one....close to 38ºC (100ºF) and the rest of the week promises to be the same.   Our summer certainly was milder than those over the past 10 years so the long range forecast was right but seems we will make up for it in March, which to me is always our hot and humid month anyway.

I will continue to pop back from time to time just to annoy you and promise to catch up with other's blogs soon.  I can see I will have a lot of reading to do.