Hello, everyone. We have been to Esperance. We planned the trip with our friends, Gail and Deb, before we got the puppies. Forever an optimist, I thought it would be lovely for us and the pups to go for walks along the beach, to frolic in the water and to run with gay abandon along the squeaky white sand. What a naïve idiot I was. Well, I got the squeaky white sand part right. The pups ran amok with their friend, Henry, a miniature dachshund, but they had a great time. And the good news is: both are still alive 🙂 For Nigel, that is a miracle. They slept all the way home and have barely woken since. I really can’t wait for them to “settle” down 😦 .
Well, hasn’t it been ages? At least a year, in fact. My annual WordPress subscription came up for renewal not so long ago and I paid it, just in case I decided to keep blogging. I have wanted to do a post for ages but I just haven’t got around to doing it.
Of course, I have excuses galore. Firstly, we did go to England for three months and, as you can all imagine, life was chaos for a while when we got back. Then, before we knew it, it was spring and we were working our butts off on the block and then … we got two puppies. If you are over 60, do not underestimate the amount of work two puppies can be. Ours are nearly six months old and life is only now returning to normal.
This story starts with a pre-Christmas get together with my old school friends. We have known each other since primary school days. On this day, we were having a chat and I was telling them about my Afghan cameleer theory for, you see, I have blotchy brown skin and I am always asked about my background. I was barely believed when I said, “I am English on my mum’s side and Irish/Scottish on my dad’s side.”
When we were in southern Spain, an American tourist asked me directions in Spanish. When we were in Biblos in Lebanon, locals from Beirut asked me directions in Arabic. When I was in India, I was asked more than once whether I was Indian. Maus and I used to frequent a Lebanese restaurant in Perth and the proprietor would mock me because I couldn’t speak Arabic. He tried to teach me a few words because” I should know my mother language”. He would not believe me when I told him I was not Lebanese. Continue reading
The emphasis is on the “we” in the title.
It all started about a year or so ago when I watched this YouTube video. The video was uploaded by Soap Perfect. She made some gingham soap using a mould made out of Lego. You have just gotta watch it. She did cheat with her significantly photoshopped final pic, though 🙂 If you check out the video, you will note the difference! Continue reading
We are back from our wee holiday and I am sad to say I am going to bore you all with some holiday shots. I have hundreds of photos but I will spare you. I know other people’s holiday shots are no where near as interesting to others as they are to those who took them. Continue reading
Maus and I have been busy of late (when I say busy, remember, everything is relative) so we decided we needed a break. Maus chose Augusta, a coastal town 1½ hour drive south west of us. We had a fab time.
We stayed at the local hotel (which is not recommended but was adequate). When booking in, Maus picked up brochures for local whale watching tours. I have had whale watching on my “must do list” for quite a while. We had intended to go to Albany later this winter for that purpose. I didn’t even know that you could go whale watching from Augusta. Continue reading
This is a post which has been sitting in Drafts for ages. I just hope I can remember how we made the dish.
I am sorry it has been so long since I have written a post. One reason has been lethargy and the other is that I have had computer problems or, more to the point, software problems. I will tell you about them in case you have the same, or similar, issues. It will save you hours in forums. Continue reading