Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cold and rainey

It's a rainy day in paradise today and I was think about how my chickens are feeling in the cold and the rain so I thought I'd play them a song to cheer the up.

'till next time, cheers


Friday, May 28, 2010

Most Chemicals have not Been Tested for Safety

Cancer Pesticide Link - US President's Cancer Panel Report

Critical Issues around Chemicals Raised by the Report

Most Chemicals have not Been Tested for Safety
'Only a few hundred of the more than 80,000 chemicals in use in the United States have been tested for safety.'

Pesticides Linked to Many Types of Cancers
'Nearly 1,400 pesticides have been registered (i.e., approved) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for agricultural and non-agricultural use. Exposure to these chemicals has been linked to brain/central nervous system (CNS), breast, colon, lung, ovarian (female spouses), pancreatic, kidney, testicular, and stomach cancers, as well as Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and soft tissue sarcoma. Pesticide-exposed farmers, pesticide applicators, crop duster pilots, and manufacturers also have been found to have elevated rates of prostate cancer, melanoma, other skin cancers, and cancer of the lip.

'Approximately 40 chemicals classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as known, probable, or possible human carcinogens, are used in EPA-registered pesticides now on the market.'

Read more here

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

This made me laugh last night.

This made me laugh last night.

You see from time to time while driving a cab we can send 'messages' alerting other drivers of traffic accidents or other potential hazards that we might need to avoid. But after 5 years of driving cabs last nights message was a first and if you knew the establishment you'd understand more my merriment.

The message read, "27/05 01:15 Cars in vicinity of settlers inn please try to avoid as a fight is in progress in car park at rear".
Bah ha ha ha ha ha hah, I know I might seem easily amused but after five years this was hilarious.

'till next time cheers

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

K the P's and P the K's

My next major project on my way to my major, major project of a cardigan here at My Veggie Garden (The cardigan was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan,).

As I am teaching my self all this fancy knitting, the scarf is for practicing the Cables Stitch which I'll need for my major, major project.

My major, major project as I have mentioned is for a cardigan which I hope to have completed for Christmas so I can give it to my Daughter, Elysha, the self proclaimed Cardie Queen of Toowoomba.

I don't have a pattern for the cardigan as of yet so if anyone has one they would like to share I'd be interested.

So K1, P1 and K the P's and P the K's.

Cheers and wish me luck


Failed again.

Nope, big let down, the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology failed again.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Well slap my butt

Well slap my butt and call me a biscuit.
It feels quite humid here for this time of the year so I checked out the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology on look what they have to say:- Monday: Showers increasing to rain periods. Light to moderate E to NE winds MIN 11 MAX 18.......
Outlook for Tuesday ... Rain peri
ods. Truly Amazing if it happens. Might have to find where I put those broad bean seeds after all.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Elysha.

It's my most ravishingly beautifulest and most gorgeously elegant daughters 17th Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Elysha.

And the scarf I knitted for her. Modeled here by Ted.


Hey! Where's mine?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

4 eggs

Up around these parts we have a beer called XXXX, but when I went to feed the chooks this morning I had something even better than XXXX and that was '4 eggs'. (ha ha ha, do ya get it, XXXX, 4 eggs, it's early, it's the best I can do)

Way to go girls, thank-you very much. The scrambled eggs for brekky are much appreciated ;-] though I don't think they'll be reading this anytime soon.

While I'm here I'd also like to say today is the most splendiferous day ever, well, that is until the next one.
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Cheers and I hope your day is as splendiferious as mine,


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

On their way now.

Well here is the sum total of my knittingness.

A while back I posted about Knit One Save one and here is all the squares I've finished.

14 in total, which doesn't sound a lot when you say it like that, but there is a fair bit of my blood sweat and tears (slight exaggeration there) here.

Postage seemed steep. It cost $11.00 to mail this little sucker to Melbourne.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day.

Happy birthday, no not that one um, happy new year, no. Um, merry Christmas, no, no, no, um hang on don't tell me I'll get it, I know it's something today, hang on I nearly got it, ooh, ooh, no, that's not it either. Oh I know, that's it, it's Happy Easter, no, not that one either huh, damn it must be mothers day then. Happy Mother's Day.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New shoes

My feet have been killing me in the old joggers I have been using for walking in and making the whole experience horribly unenjoyable. I suspect they are half a size to small and have been pushing my big toe back into my foot and causing heaps big pain.

So with what money I had managed to save up I went shoe hunting and after much research and consultation I came up with these.

They are from Hi Tec and are basically a heavy duty sand shoe great for day walks. As I become more accomplished as a walker/hiker I'll need to up grade to a sturdier boot but for now these will do me fine.

So far I have found them very light and comfortable (hardly know I've got them on). In just the few short walks I have done since I bought them my feet are very happy with my choice so far.

The chorus in this song says it all ;-)

Cheers and until next time,


Monday, May 3, 2010

April, the month of the Hibiscus

During my Autumn ambling I was enthused each time I went for a walk to find all these, and more but I was camera less for a while, beautiful Hibiscus in flower all around Toowoomba.
And so it is that by 'royal decree' I here-by declare April, the month of the Hibiscus, in Toowoomba.

I've posted a few more Hibiscus flower photos over here

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bring it on.

Bring on the japonicas. I don't need much encouragement to go for a walk at this time of the year, but with the Carmelia japonicas coming into flower it's a walk in the park.