Ode to Me

I’ve been cleaning the termite infested cupboard that has housed our thousands of slides (pre-digital era), photo albums and a mountain of my craft gear. I now need to find a new home for what is to be kept. In honour of me – I wrote this ode: Aching, tired bones and muscles wouldn’t you know … More Ode to Me

Thunderstorm Asthma

Obviously it’s my week for stories about weird an strange phenomena.  Have you ever heard of thunderstorm asthma? I hadn’t till last week when Melbourne and Wagga Wagga were hit with it. ‘Thunderstorm asthma is the triggering of an asthma attack by environmental conditions directly caused by a local thunderstorm. It has been proposed that … More Thunderstorm Asthma


‘Rrriiing,  rrrriiing, rrrrriiiiiing!!’ That persistent, shrill tone of the phone really irritated me. I was doing my best to ignore it. It just would not stop. For some reason it seemed to be ringing longer than normal today. For the umpteenth time. Why won’t they leave me alone, I muttered crossly as I walked deliberately … More Friends

Saturday’s funnies

Stewart and his wife Barbara go to the county fair every year. And every year Stewart would say, “Barbara, I’d like to ride in that helicopter” Barbara always replied, “I know Stewart, but that helicopter ride is seventy quid, and seventy quid is seventy quid!” One year later Stewart and Barbara went to the fair, … More Saturday’s funnies

Echoes at Home

  The roses this year are particularly abundant and beautiful. Even the new standards we planted just before we left for the road trip are flowering. Consider these freshly picked roses my gift to you.  I only wish I could add the scent. While we were away, our garden was being tended for us by … More Echoes at Home

Buttons Part 10 – Mission Accomplished

¥∉∧∂∇ПçΓΘΞΣΨζλξυψωℵ℘ ⊕⊗£€¥ĦƪʭΨϿѬѬԓᶘῼ₰   (In human language this reads –  A Very Important Mission : Button Nose) Buttons, the Woodland Elf,   has had many adventures during his Very Important Mission. He has now arrived home to a great celebration. ♦♥♦ MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Buttons had not long returned home from A Very Important Mission. He had been sent … More Buttons Part 10 – Mission Accomplished

Termite Battle Stations!

Today was FIELD INSPECTION DAY. Evidence of enemy infiltration was uncovered. The Enemy Frontline was found. I hereby submit evidence of the dastardly cunning of The Terminoidae. Inside  cupboards  have been munched and crunched. Hidden behind mountains of boxes seldom moved, they hid, probably for years. Behind wall panellings the munching, crunching has continued. Believing … More Termite Battle Stations!