Lots of information here Sarsparilla is a very old remedy for many things, including infections. It is currently being researched for Parkinsons, and makes me feel better. Read and make up your own mind. It can affect medication absorption so be careful, but may do some good in the current situation?
Why my phone would not work yesterday, as mentioned in my previous post. All the anxiety, discomfort and total disruptions to our lives has little to do with the actual viral illness (as yet), but everything to do with the pandemonium surrounding the threat of it spreading. I live a couple of hours from SydneyContinue reading “Now Our Phone System is Virus Compromised”
It’s arrived! My long lost new landline phone replacement (thank you Telstra). I am sitting here totally exhausted but happy, having finally assembled, connected and tested my new home phone . Since all manufacturers these days want to be Ikea, even the handpiece came separately, which is not good when your left hand drops everything.Continue reading “Red Letter Day!”
Just got this email. How kind of them. You should be able to go to the first recipe here. Im going for the afghans!
“Stay back!”, he cried out, but I was only putting my head round the screen door to spray my delivery box with sanitiser for him (and take his photo). Spare a thought for our postal delivery people at this time- right in the front line of germ warfare, handing package after bacteria-covered package. The motorcycleContinue reading “Poor Postie Panicked – Virus Life”
Praise where due. Telstra is leading the way in bringing back some reality into this madness, while also responding to a groundswell of discontent regarding customer service. Hopefully this will halt the move away by customers, which may help ensure these jobs in six months time. Wheels within wheels. https://www.itnews.com.au/news/telstra-pauses-job-cuts-for-six-months-to-hire-1000-extra-call-centre-staff-539606 Self-isolating is easy and peacefulContinue reading “(More) Good News From Telstra”
I am promised, by someone in head office (very nice and working from home due to the Coronavirus isolation moves) that my replacement landline phone is on the way after 3 months. He is also going to follow the trail of how my consignment disappeared, to be linked to a previously completed (in January) consignmentContinue reading “Telstra Saga Update – good news”
Sorry dont know who to credit with this lovely estful photo I hust heard today that my application for Worthworths Priority Online Shopping has been accepted, which is a huge relief. After listing half a page of why I am a miracle of modern science they understood why ordering online is such a life changerContinue reading “Virus Shopping”
In case you are stuck at home with nothing to look out on, feel free to download this to your screen, or contact me and i can email it. Stay well. Eunice Lake Maquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Apart from being at the dental clinic on Monday (necessary), doc’s yesterday (all clear so far, usual scripts but he insisted I come in), podiatrist and physio both home visits and necessary, all while trying to self isolate! 2 taxis to doc and back (sprayed his handles and seatbelt with disinfectant on the way in).Continue reading “When a Hypochondriac Self Isolates”
I did add music but think it is calmer without. If you watch carefully the birds change colour! Its solar powered.
Just got back from the garden centre with punnets of marigolds and pansies for autumn. Mind you, it is still 30C out there today, but I rarely feel up to gardening till the sun starts to move lower in the sky. Now with water restrictions and extreme heat, we courtyard gardeners are turning to gardenContinue reading “Keep Calm! The mug says it all”
Tempting offer to while away self-isolation with!
In case you haven’t heard, here’a s story on supermarkets opening especially for older people from 7am to 8am etc.https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6679505/woolies-to-hold-elderly-only-shopping-hour/?cs=7 7am? I can barely function by 9am, honestly. Plus I need to book a carer with trànsport to help me because of my limited vision, if one is available, because most do the early morningContinue reading “Coronavirus Effects Impacting Already”
Hello again. Three months later I am resigned. Everything has gone full circle but I have proved the missing handset is a problem between Telstra and its carrier, not my fault. This seems to be a major breakthrough. Last I heard, about 8 days ago was that if not resolved in 5 days ny 15,000Continue reading “Telstra Update – came so close”
OK joke’s over. Despite putting in my online grocery order on Saturday, and the only delivery time being 8.30pm tonight Monday, they didnt manage to put aside these items. Boohoo! Now I am down to my last 8 toilet rolls. It’s enough to give you the s****, and yes this is real. Some bastard hasContinue reading “The Toilet Roll Crisis Hits Home”
A group of patients who realised they were now doomed by inadvertantly being placed in close proximity to each other got talking today. The catalyst was one woman who had slathered herself in sanitiser gel, for the fourth time, saying something about shopping before everything was gone. As the door closed behind her one manContinue reading “Its the News presentations that are Making us ill say patients”
https://consumer.huawei.com/au/phones/mate-x-s/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=SEM&utm_campaign=matexs&utm_content=brand&gclid=Cj0KCQjwu6fzBRC6ARIsAJUwa2Sukhh5UgzCzzq-7_YJ0Mem5aFq15GlI0qOYySED3yQgUC2mirTfDYaAscOEALw_wcB Coming to JB Hifi soon, according to my son who just returned from a conference in Melbourne. I dont think it will help me since it opens like a book, not a flip phone. I really liked those. The attached video is impressive though, but after my experience with combining my new iphone 11Continue reading “Folding Phones are back! – HUAWEI Mate Xs | HUAWEI Australia”
https://rss.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1740-9713.2016.00961.x It is a strange village to visit, this village in England that history tells us halted the further spread of the horrific Bubonic Plague 350 years ago by self-isolating the whole village. Even before you are told the history, the village has a strange feel about it. People within the village still died butContinue reading “Heroic sacrifice or tragic mistake? Revisiting the Eyam plague, 350 years on – Didelot – 2016 – Significance – Wiley Online Library”
Clever and informative. Sirry about the swearung:https://www.facebook.com/238182898451/posts/10159617985268452/
https://eunisworld2014.wordpress.com/ Check out my photos on my 2014 blog from when I was living there.
Isnt it just ‘the bees knees?’ Tjis hand-made little winter home for bees is on sale very cheaply from The Men’s Shed Community Project, based at the Neighbourhood Centre in Belmont North.I have been pleased with my extra- long spice rack for $20, and came home lately with a leaf-shaped platter. There is a veryContinue reading “Bee House From the Men’s Shed Belmont”
Despite every bathroom I have always having a nautical theme, I have absolutely no desire to buy myself a real yacht because I get so seasick, but I do like to look at them from the lake edge.From my time as a coastal Patrol volunteer, watching out for the passing of the yachts and anyContinue reading “Today I Bought a New Yacht”
Mums are unable to buy even sanitizer to keep their children safe. Also, I do my grocery shopping online with Coles fortnightly as I am vision impaired and have mobility problems and Parkinsons. I usually order on Sunday evening for Monday or Tuesday home delivery but have just heard delivery may take a week becauseContinue reading “Coronavirus Shopping Madness Affecting Mums and Aged”
Off to a free Seniors concert down at the hall to catch coronavirus with the other old people. Clever ploy by the government to wipe a few off the care funding bill and save lots of dollars? Must run that past Lou. Wonder if the free lunch will still be on with finger food? IContinue reading “Fearless or Foolhardy – Parkinsons update”
Good story today D and the video is brilliant! https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6664120/newcastle-harbour-gets-the-toilet-paper-meme-treatment-video/R What craziness has been going on over the last week and all connected to the Coronavirus. It seems leople are mistakenly including severe gastroenteritis among the symptoms and have been panic- buying and stockpiling massive numbers of toilet rolls. My helper and I saw itContinue reading “People Have Been Fighting for Toilet Rolls!”
https://www.cherryroadnursery.com.au/garden-design/3-benefits-bet-didnt-know-water-fountains/ My f favourite garden centre and coffee shop has some really good information. Check out this link.
This family comes frim Nottingham in my area of England, originally
By my Special News Correspondent – Angela Bennett: This Thursday just past, I accompanied Marion Fellowes and several of her friends on a train trip to a Regional art gallery showing of the 2019 Archibald Prize finalists, which is currently touring Regional NSW, after being initially displayed at the Art Gallery of NSW in TheContinue reading “Archibald Art Prize in Muswellbrook, NSW”
Mist and rain cloud covering the hills opposite but the sun is trying to break through. The rain has been very welcome after the long drought.
https://youtu.be/kIL5m5XznNY This short video is very helpful
Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, yesterday we were advised by medical experts to no longer hug, shake hands, or even kiss in public to avoid catching the germs that are lurking to get us. This is going to be really tough as we are a very huggy, handshaking nation, and to hold back can giveContinue reading “Spread Love Not Germs”
black swans Belmont NSW Honestly. I do embarrass myself! That is why Damon at The Newcastle Herald is not allowed to use my full name. That way no one links me to my long suffering sons. As it was, the taxi driver told me one of my supposedly humorous submissions was in the other dayContinue reading “My Other Life”
Something is happening…BUT..second day in a row I get a pleasant call, from a faraway place, saying, in a cheerful voice, that my case (for my free customer credit handset – value $40!) is stull being followed up by their team (I get a whole feam, that is why they are too busy to putContinue reading “Telstra Saga Progress – full Circle”
” “Im a celebrity, get me out of here!” OMG, that was the bright yellow Yamaha Chappy automatic, straight out of the showroom. Only one in Singleton, and possibly this side of Sydney. 70kmh flat-out downhill – with the wind behind it. The local Nomads treated me with respect, I was told (by one ofContinue reading “Going Through the Archives – 1975?”
https://youtu.be/Ex8W795NuRgWhoosh! and it was gone! After a long wait the ancient bomber from the ‘Cold War’ and Falklands War UK days took of with its famous growling roar from Doncaster Airport, where it is now stationed in its own museum. Aged 21, I used to watch it take off low over my office in Worksop,Continue reading “Watch “Vulcan Bomber Takeoff 2012 on YouTube”
Being vision-impaired I cant see how this worked till I blow it up on the big screen. Dis a pour onto paper with the last of the acrylic marbling paint.Rolled it up then eased it open. Filled it with blue glass balls for weight. Will add string and tie it up. Bext time I willContinue reading “Using up old paint – something from nothing”
copy rxt from fbWell gang, after all day going back and forth over wrongful delivery of my puny little handset with the large numbers, I became convinced their delivery computer has been compromised, and so did they. I cant bear to document my whole wasted day but at the last minute I noticed that onContinue reading “Has Telstra been Hacked?”
Ive been adding photos and progress reports Visit my Bohemian Fairy Beroom!
In Harthilll, England, stands a ruined barn. It faces a castle motte from Norman times. The castle itself has gone but the old walls are nice. Harthill is a nice friendly village in Nottinghamshire, England. An ice cream van sits by the pond most days, selling its own Parnhams ice cream from a machine. .ItContinue reading “Dream On 🏖”
“Like the sands in the hourglass…” Due to the longest drought we are now on level 2 water restrictions. Despite the recent heavy rain over the pasr two weeks, in its wisdom Lake Macquarie City Council and the Hunter Water Board has issued all households with a free 4 minute timer. You just stick itContinue reading “Latest Water Saving Technology – well technically it is!”
https://youtu.be/EPN_XyolUn0 Check out this fun music video. Costa is our gardening guru on ABC television. As you can see, he likes to let his hair down! I think he may be one of Nigel’s relatives.
Using a pouring acrylic kit -$28. Update: Next norning.What do you think? Rubbish? I quite like it. It’It’still settling. Update: Some of the white marble effect has turned blue as it is curing. Even more effective. A visitor thought it was real marble! First attempt. watched some Youtube videos then poured colours on top ofContinue reading “Making Black Marble Effect- Something from Nothing”
Lately I have had a lot to whinge about and I am still waiting for the delivery of my Telstra handset which you would know all about if you are a regular reader. I am informed that unfortunately, one of their carrier companies has been hacked into so all deliveries have gone Haywire and itContinue reading “Well Done Australia Post”
Rang the mobility shop to enquire where my new special walking shoes had got to. It seems they are not being allowed out of China where they were manufactured because of the coronavirus. So at least my feet will not be catching the coronavirus and spreading it to the rest of me which is wasContinue reading “Got By The Cornavirus”
Funeral Report The funeral for succesful Australian artist, Max Watters, was held on Wed 19th February, 2020. He was 83 when he died. So sorry to lose my friend and former art tutor. Many others will feel the same, because as mentioned at his funeral, Max didn’t hold art classes, he had art groups. WeContinue reading “Painting With Max Watters – a memoir”
Two of my best friends are University-educated (so am I – to a degree), Karen Ractliffe https://aboutthecentralcoast.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/theatrical-overview-by-karen-ractliffe/, and writer/actress Gwen Downing, are very particular about the use of good grammer, and punctuation in particular. Both are excellent writers in there own right. Here is a train of thought from an email to Gwen just now.Continue reading “Grandma on Grammer – playing around with punctuation”
I was going to invite Jesus. He brings his own wine, has some great party tricks and tells great stories. He is a really nice bloke who stands up for his rights. He is the original sandal-wearing, long-haired hippie. Not a vegetarian though as he is very big on fish. With bread. Very full ofContinue reading “Which Historical Figure Would I Invite to Dinner?”
Thursday 13th Feb 2020 Because I had been missing sifrol for over 2 weeks, the hospital could only describe me a half dose for six days. Should be getting back into my system. Yesterday my new Carousel game with my tablets in. And last night I took the 1st full tablet on my normal doseContinue reading “Geting Back on the Parkies Meds”
I am very pleased with my new gadget. Battery operated, it’s to help get my medication at the right time. Also the right amount. The cardboard Pack that I will get was getting ready-made from the chemist was not working with my vision. After I had fought my way in there was usually one tabletContinue reading “My Flying Saucer! – new medication dispenser”
Darn, it hasn’t worked! My new iPhone has a gizmo to do a little drawings into emails but it doesn’t seem to save them they just go into the body of the email. I really liked my first one but I lost it before I could make a screenshot. I’ll try and find it orContinue reading “Coming Back From a Parallel Universe”
Will edit later: Thurs 7th Feb. After ringing my neuro and my chemist – again – felt so ill and ‘behind celloohane that I asked my carer to leave me up at the local hospital because I felt too il to stay at home, and had honestly lost the will to live. Thank God forContinue reading “AT THE Hospital”
Of course we are not, but we are both ageing rockers and we both have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Well anything he wants to know tell him where to find me. I am becoming quite good at living around the blessed thing. With a little help from my friends.
Xadago – https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2019-07-10/valeo-pharma-announces-the-canadian-launch-of-onstryv-safinamide-tablets-for-the-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease 5/2/2020 Fell asleep into blisful sleep ay 7pm. Had wanted to wait till after 10pm when I take my Madopar PBS overnight tablet. Disgusted to wake at only 10.30pm thinking it must be at least 3am. Got up had belated meal but not hungry. Got a sudden fancy for seafood. Seafood saladContinue reading “Xadago – Safinamide – Im Dreaming Horror Films – progress diary”
Be at peace for me for I am at peace I’ll go when I am ready I’ll hurt no more To go on is to crumble to not see to stumble to not be free How can I soar now I no longer fly my wings arent clipped Theyre broken I dont hear birds orContinue reading “Dlont Grieve for Mee – Poem”
Such a small item, but the instant relief of a strategically placed tiny neck pillow is beyond description. Even a rolled up Yoel can work wonders
LATER..no Im not making this up!0
Tonight I made another attempt to obtain this phone using my points for being a loyal customer. The fact that I am a loyal customer did not carry any weight where the call centre is in some foreign country. Remember this is my third attempt. Despite being told I cant see to drive, so noContinue reading “First time ever I have experienced disabled discrimination (Telstra)”
Note: goto Facebook group: Telstra Complaints (the vent your anger one) Don’t talk to me about TElstra – again! After an hour on chat because I don’t have a valid passport or drivers lecence for ID (I have alternatives that online won’t recognise) which are necessaryfor them to post out free my desktop phone usingContinue reading “It(Telstra) Is Not Just Mee …cant sleep contd”
I’ve done quite well for a while without needing to increase my Parkinsons medications but lately I have been having great difficulty even typing with a stylus onto the tablet or iPhone because my fingers are not going either far enough or getting the signal to the right place which is totally frustrating. I haveContinue reading “Parkinson’s update…My neurologist”
When you try to cash in your customer credits online for a $40 desk phone and it will only accept passport or drivers licence for delivery identification and neither of yours are still in use. Yet they delivered a very expensive iPhone last week without any I’d! Begin forwarded message: From: Telstra 24×7 Chat TranscriptContinue reading “When You Can’t Sleep”
apple.news/A_QzlgIUWSA2gB8qzn8Aa2Q well that is just what I needed, no seriously. In the pat few months I have been gnawing at my nails, especially in the evenings.My nails look disgusting and my doctor noticed and suggested I got false nails over to prevent the bad habit. My career and I were discussing options only last ThursdayContinue reading “Stopping Right Now”
oops please come back later So proud of all our firefighters who have been on the go for weeks. Many are volunteers.
I am blown away by the sound these two create together online even though it seems they are not in the same place, or even the same town. Amazepots! Check them out from the link (click on the pic) and tell me what you think on the comments below. I will see pwhat I canContinue reading “Watch “Someone You Loved (Lewis Capaldi) Cover by Cory and Allison” on YouTube”
apple.news/ABxNCN8iGQG634Ni7TVhFDA A authorities are trying to track down relatives belonging to the violets lost in this plane crash during the war. Its believed theremains may still be inside the bomber and a proper funeral will be respectfully provided which is why they want to find family members even after this time. It must be goodContinue reading “Missing Wartime Bomber Found”
100f in the shade on the patio thermometer meaning it is higher in the sun. Poor Posties and Tradies* are getting fried. No afternoon siesta here. The weather is a bit wild here today but it seems to be that way all over the world. I just wish we co uld get through one dayContinue reading “Its Mee That is Warming!”
Maybe it is the Viking family blood, but my eldest son, Richard, is a whizz at putting things together from a flat pack! I had no longer turned my back when it was finished. proud Mum. Love my finished bedroom
Well for those of you my friends who have been watching the progress of my bedroom refurb (hope you weren’t holding your breath) you would have seen from the original plan that my finishing touch was to be the lights to stand behind the bedside cabinets. I have found the perfect ones thanks to Google,Continue reading “Bedroom update – When is a lamp NOT a lamp?”
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/this-scottish-reporter-was-tricked-into-wearing-full-protective-gear-to-hold-a-fearsome-aussie-drop-bear So we got another one and the funny thing is that the reporter, Debi Edward, is Scottish like me and in Scotland the haggis is the equivalent of the Aussie drop bear where we can warn tourist to look out for them! She will be forever always welcome in Australia and be ‘shouted ‘aContinue reading “This Scottish reporter was tricked into wearing full protective gear to hold a fearsome Aussie drop bear”
From The Gambler by Kenny Rogers country music star. Well I was sitting watching a program on the ABC about stroke victims coincidentally from my area and I realised I was still trying to untangle the blooming Christmas lights to put up in the garden. Then I realised my face was very red and IContinue reading “You gotta know when to fold them”
Something I like to do is turn my photos into graphics, then have them Printed on to mugs in very small numbers for special people. These were my Xmas gifts for friends and helpers last year. The photos were taken around the gardens in my village and I like the vibrant, cheery colours. In additionContinue reading “A Mug for a Mug”
At 8am my new coffee percolater is set to spring into life, and hiss and burble as it drips boiling water on to the coffee grounds in the paper filter. The water will then percolate through and drip into the jug on the warming plate. Assuming it actually knows when 8am is in my partContinue reading “The Timer is Set”
Please click here to watch When you can’t sleep which is a big problem for us parky’s people YouTube s a real help and last night or around 4 a.m. this morning I came across this lovely little girl and her lovely voice. Connie actually wrote the song she performed on Britain’s Got Talent whenContinue reading “Watch “Connie Talbot Sings LIVE! at GMTV Album Launch (4:3 version)” on YouTube”
Well it has already been described as ‘Bohemian Fairy’ and ‘whimsical, but my updated bedroom is nearly there after a lull over Christmas. I picked up my Indian carving from Cherry Road Garden Centre, and Naughty-Norman-93 (he of the runaway mobility scooter on Youtube), insisted on staggering along the path with it. He is stillContinue reading “Bedroom Update – something from nothing”
Just spent two hours ttempting to untangle 50 metres of solar garden lights. Since they are not coloured thought I would string them around the courtyard. Untangling was quite therapeutic really – for the first 90 minutes. The lights cling together like velcro. Tomorrow I will attempt to untangle 50 metres of … Update: Sunday.Continue reading “Deja Vu”
Isnt this the most beautiful thing?! Designed and made in Sydney, Australia, by Sheryl and Brooke of WHICH BAGS, to fit in the front bag of my rollator. I am absolutely wrapt with it! Each item is carefully hand-made, so I requested a large makeup bag for my Dance Mom daughter-in-law in this dance fabric.Continue reading “Merry Xmas to Mee!”
Here in Australia we were so proud to see baby Archie wearing the tiny sheepskin boots given to him by retired Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, on our behalf. Called Ugg boots here for as long as I remember (although there has been a legal challenge to the brand name from outside the country) theyContinue reading “Baby Archie is Wearing our Ugg Boots!”
Yes its scary but the smoke that has thickened is from further away so far. The wind has just changed direction so the smoke we are getting may be coming from inland now till the southerly promised blows it Batemans Bay down past Sydney that you are watching. I get txts from the fire serviceContinue reading “Bushfires Getting Closer”
There was a young man on ABC television this evening who seemed to think he was a comedian. Somebody Ballard I think. Sadly most of his audience did not seem to agree with him perhaps because they, like me, were of the Baby bBoomer generation he was harranging in the name of comedy. It seemsContinue reading “Mildly Irritated”
Two different photos. Two different outfits (both homemade by the way). I was the volunteer new tourist officer at the time and the first one for the area so I put everything in the local paper, The Singleton Argus. A member of the community said to me “If you’re not with the men you’re alwaysContinue reading “My Wicked Past 1976 Age 30”
Fires moving in. Latest one 7kms across the lake. Thanks for your love and concern. We’ve been lucky so far, and the power has stayed on, meaning my air-conditioner can cool and clean the air. One of the problems is floating embers that can travel on the hot air for a long distance, and onceContinue reading “2nd January .2020 Bushfires closer”
Oh duh! Been looking everywhere for the bed adjustment remote since before midnight, New Year’s Eve last night. Just as well the bed was horizontal at the time. No sign of it anywhere, so I decided to fix up my new bed organiser properly. It is from ebay, about $6 inc postage from China andContinue reading “Found It!the remote control”
Didn’t realise this was in Tuesday’s paper till I came across it just now! I never know what Damon is going to make of my epistles,but its a lot of fun. I write lying down, as I am doing now. The relcipe referred to is for the Apricot liquer wine I am always harking backContinue reading “dont Quote Me!”
Best things out for gardening! to be cntinued..
T Reply to a friend: Thanks Jean. We are getting used to smoke in the air, and the risk of any spark starting a massive blaze. The fire station is not far away and its all closely monitored. Nowhere is safe where there are trees like here but apart from being ready to go ifContinue reading “Bushfires Still Everywhere”
2019 Sorry I havent been up to much over the past week. Divericulitis got out of control. kept me awake, all very sore and boring, but am on second lot of antibiotics, had ct of lung nodule for monitoring today and once they found the vein for the contrast and got the dreaded canula inContinue reading “Garden Update Slideshow Xmas”
but two new Xmas presents are in place.
Off the record. Definitely NOT for the newsletter. Hottest Xmas dinner on record? At least by temperature when the aircons werent coping. Knew it was a big mistake when the young soprano sang Brahms Lullaby before we even lined up for the food. It started off with everybody quite chirpy and a good crowd butContinue reading “The Annual Xmas Dinner – Village Life”
Tucked away at the bottom of the Topics column today was a snippet that made my day. Mr D’Arcy and his wife have finally separated. Whoopee!At last he can be mine! Cutting back on chocs and Christmas pud immediately. Never mind a New Year Resolution. What better incentive go hit the gym and finally startContinue reading “Get in line girls He’s mine!”
20/5/2012 A mother is a gift on loan to us she brings us onto this earth nurtures feeds and loves us In time she leaves us but she is in us we are her dna and though we cannot see her she stays with us forever
From the frozen north they came. Maybe on the same jet in the same bag in the hold. Certainly in the same bag on the postie’s motorbike because he rode it right up to the front door! 25C already on the outdoor thermometer in the shade by the front door at 10.40am. Up to 40CContinue reading “When Scots Send Me Xmas Cards”