Saturday Smiles

  An Aussie truckie walks into an outback cafe’ with a full-grown emu behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. The truckie says, ‘A hamburger, chips and a coke,’ and turns to the emu, ‘What’s yours?’ ‘Sounds great, I’ll have the  same,’ says the emu. A short time later the waitress returns with … More Saturday Smiles

Echoes of kRITTURs

  I’ve been busying crocheting soft toys – still. Some of you may remember a previous post . I was looking for names for three of my creations. In due course fitting names appeared.  Introductions will be made at the end of this post. Our lounge is beginning to look like a toy shop. On the right … More Echoes of kRITTURs

Music with a difference

Something different today –  sounds and vibrations. ‘Overtone singing—also known as overtone chanting, harmonic singing or throat singing—is a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds, and out of the lips to produce a melody. The harmonics (fundamental and … More Music with a difference

Saturday Smiles

Little Bruce and Jenny are only 10 years old, but they know they are in love. One day they decide that they want to get married, so Bruce goes to Jenny’s father to ask him for her hand. Bruce bravely walks up to him and says, “Mr. Smith, me and Jenny are in love and … More Saturday Smiles

Echoes of Gum Leaf

This would have to be the world’s cheapest musical instrument. It costs nothing. It’s a gum leaf. Just listen to what this man can do with it. Herb Patten is from the Gunai nation of the Brabralung grouping in Victoria. He is widely known throughout Australia as a professional gum leaf player and has released … More Echoes of Gum Leaf

Awesome Food

While on our mini birthday getaway to the Adelaide Hills we went to Aldgate. A good cup of coffee was calling us.  The plan was to get back to the cottage before dark. That was very nearly kyboshed when we got a flat tyre. Well, semi-flat. After inspecting it more closely TRH decided to try adding … More Awesome Food