Making Black Marble Effect- Something from Nothing

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”

Got By The Cornavirus

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”

Baby Archie is Wearing our Ugg Boots!

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!”

Get in line girls He’s mine!

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!”

Musical Bathroom Chairs

I’m hating this old person thing, buying all these aids, such as a deep sided dinner plate, but I do love my new bathroom chair in the shower. Quite expensive through my Occupational Therapist, but there now case of those split- second blackouts I have now and then. My bathroom is tiny but easy-clean lowContinue reading “Musical Bathroom Chairs”

A Helpful Medical Fund NIB

I dont know about you, but dealing with these robot pretend chat customer relations people online “does me ‘ead in” but once you get past it can be marginally better than hanging on the phone forever. Having said that, my medical fund staff and service at NIB Medical Fund are always great, but it wasContinue reading “A Helpful Medical Fund NIB”

A Fridge That Does Your Shopping

You know that moment when you are in the supermarket aisle and you know there is something missing in the fridge that you were going to replace, but can’t remember? Or you wonder which vegetables you wanted and you wish you could just ring your fridge and ask it to tell you? Well now youContinue reading “A Fridge That Does Your Shopping”

Balloons and Tristan the Twister

How lovely must it be to have a Daddy who is a magician! Daisy and Willow could tell you. I came across these photos taken years ago when I first met my magic young friend, Tristan the Twiister, or Tristan Stothard. He was entertaining at The Lockeeper during lunch, blowing and twisting bright balloons intoContinue reading “Balloons and Tristan the Twister”

The Nicest Thing You Can Say

“I forget you have Parkinsons” my helper said as I was struggling to get out of tthe car after our two hour outing. For a professional to say that was praise indeed, for I try hard to stay on top of it. We had set off for the little shopping centre at Jewells with theContinue reading “The Nicest Thing You Can Say”

Med Appts Are the New Hot Dates

There was a time when seeing a good-looking doctor could at least brighten the day but now all my doctors are either children or young females so that takes the shine off that. We are still trying to coordinate carer transport and medical appointments which nearly sent me round the twist this morning. First IContinue reading “Med Appts Are the New Hot Dates”

Does Retail Therapy Kill Pain?

Well that got your attention! I did find the most wonderful bag today which has been made locally in Belmont and was so nice and well done with lots of inside pockets and the smell of leather that it simply had to come home with me. At the time I felt no pain apart fromContinue reading “Does Retail Therapy Kill Pain?”

Its Pleasant Peasant Pizza Night!

My kitchen smells divine, and Rustic Italin.I used to go out with a rustic Italian. Too tired to do much, but made a pizza to share with my neighour. Not being one for following tradition, and espousing Dominos, I add herbs to my plain flour, and minced garlic, before adding the olive oil and yeastContinue reading “Its Pleasant Peasant Pizza Night!”

Float Your Boat

On Saturday evening Angela and I set off for the yacht club nearby to bag a good spot for watching the Float Your Boat Parade, a Lake Macquarie Council initiative. To give them credit they do try, and the event was a big success, with people travelling from as far as Singleton,87 kilometres up theContinue reading “Float Your Boat”

Uncanny Elvis Tribute Artist

Note: clicking on the blue lettering should lead to my Youtube videos. You may need to tap the speaker icon to unmute and the square in the bottom right-hand corner to turn it sideways! Please comment below if it doesn’t worķ. x Do You Like Elvis? Phil Nicholson’s voice is uncannily like the late ElvisContinue reading “Uncanny Elvis Tribute Artist”

I had the Best Day! Qwirkle!

Recently I met an interesting young man and learned to play Qwirkle! Jonathon Bridge and Katie Butler came by Uber to our community room where we met up with Philip Atkins from Uniting to discuss Jonathon’s idea as a Young Entrepreneur With Disability of taking his passion for table games to engage people in theContinue reading “I had the Best Day! Qwirkle!”

Our Start in Australia

As told to the Newcastle Herald: Best Place in the World Herald history writer Mike Scanlon’s piece on the Greta migrant camp last Saturday brought back memories for Belmont’s Eunice C English. Eunice arrived in Australia as a migrant in 1972. “The Greta camp had gone, but we began our new life in Singleton. WeContinue reading “Our Start in Australia”

Letter to The Editor (humour)

A local designer/manufacturer has had one of her bikinis featured in ‘Sports Illustrated’, says our local paper: I was very pleased to see that Nicole Lucas is planning on expanding her recycled bikini range into what she deliciously calls her curve range, rather than extra-.large. Then I saw it only stretches to a size 18,Continue reading “Letter to The Editor (humour)”

The Height of Crazy!

Once you stop caring what other people really think life becomes a lot more fun! For instance I can now swing from the chandelier – literally ! I mentioned before my love of glass and the more my sight deteriorates the more I like sparkly. If you look carefully at the photos of Matt andContinue reading “The Height of Crazy!”

My Badly Spelled Easter Poem

Badly Spelt Easter Bunny Im a funny Easter bunny I don’t like eggs I don’t like hunny (Tho Pooh does) Don’t have a house And I don’t need munny I eat my veg But it must be carrots Or maybe greens Not seeds for parrots (yuk!) Im not a furry Critter in a hurry I’mContinue reading “My Badly Spelled Easter Poem”

Poyetry (sic)

Haven’t done a poyum in ages no lovelorn laments Rants and cross rages Came up with some thoughts Just a moment ago Then I blinked and forgot… ………. maybe it’s good that lately life has not given me much to complain aboutor be driven perhaps it is good to be sitting content thinking I mustContinue reading “Poyetry (sic)”

Shopped Till I Dropped

Actually I lie about shopping as my care providers messed up and nearly forgot to send someone to take me to the Audio Clinic so we were running half an hour late by the time they had sent someone who fortunately I had help from before and liked. Her van type car was murder onContinue reading “Shopped Till I Dropped”

“Manic Mobility Scooter Terrorises Village” on YouTube

NOTE: The subtitles are nothing to do with me, and often incorrect, as someone pointed out. Don’t know how to delete them. Norman, our new neighbour aged 92, against the wishes of his daughter has 2Day purchased a mobility scooter. Since he always does everything at top speed it was no surprise to find himContinue reading ““Manic Mobility Scooter Terrorises Village” on YouTube”