Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Prayer For All Bloggers

Every single evening, As I'm lying here in bed, This tiny little Prayer, Keeps running through my head: God bless all my family, Wherever they may be, Keep them warm and safe from harm, For they're so close to me. And God, there is one more thing, I wish that you could do; Hope you don't mind me asking, Please bless my computer too. Now I know that it's unusual, to Bless a motherboard, But listen just a second, While I explain it to you, Lord. You see, that little metal box, Holds more than odds and ends; Inside those small compartments, Rest so many of my friends. I know so much about them, By the kindness that they give, And this little scrap of metal, Takes me in to where they live. Please take an extra minute, From your duties up above, To bless those in my address book, That's filled with so much love. Wherever else this prayer may reach, To each and every friend, Bless each e-mail inbox, And each person who hits 'send'. Amen

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

To my dear wife, my daughter and daughter-in-law who are great Mothers. I was going through some old "treasures" and found this poem written by my daughter to her Mum (when an early teenager). Below is the front page of the booklet card.

It says - Happy Mothers Day to My Mum! The best that Ever held the paddle!!

then goes on to say in the inside:

To Mum,

A Poem by Me for Mum.

Some Mums are Old & Dreary

They Moan & Groan all Day.

Some Mums are Sweet & Patient

Perfectly Gorgeous (thats what they say)

Some Mums are fierce & horrible

And scare you half to death,

And some are even meaner,

They have Smoke and Fire for breath!!

But my Mum's not old & yucky,

Or patient or fierce or horrible.

Or gorgeos or mean or a pain,

Cause my mum is the Greatest,

So I'd just like to say.

To a mum who is JUST RIGHT.

"The happiest of Mothers Days!"

Love (Mum-ee with a "y" at the end)

Her brother probably forget to get a card so he signed it too!

Love Wolf(y)

All the Capitals and Puntuation just as it was written (in running writing)

Saturday, February 7, 2009


I'm using the church's laptop - very difficult keyboard - to send this as my computer seems to have lost the Bigpond Modem's driver, I think.
So until I get that fixed I'm off the air. We are also off to Kingscliff next week - Sunday to Wednesday to visit a good friend there.
So until I'm back on air - Abyssinia

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Guess NQwolf & I are the Dumb Ones!

Well, seem's as though my son (NQwolf) married into quite an intelligent family. Both Chimera & Mummy McTavish worked out the answer to the below quiz. Chimera's answer was not spot on, but she did work out that without the first letter of each word, what was left was a Palindrome, so -
With the mixing of the genes of our two families, things bode well for Lion & Dragon's future.
(Yes, Possum Princess, you can now have the coffee and chocolates)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Congratulations Mum-me!

Yes, Mum-me got the the correct anwer to the quiz, but did anyone find the answer in the blog itself? All you had to do was left click your mouse and scroll or drag it over the space at the bottom of the blog and all would have been revealed.

Take a Coffee Break and Try this Quiz.

C IF U can figure it out?
I could not figure it out and had to look at the answer.
Especially for all you who have good word skills (unlike me).
See if you can figure out what these words have in common?
1 Banana
2 Dresser
3 Grammar
4 Potato
5 Revive
6 Uneven
7 Assess
Look at each word carefully. (You'll kick yourself when you discover the answer.)
Send me your thoughts and I'll give you the answer in a day or two (or you may even find the answer yourself somewhere in my blog space) Good Luck !!
Here is the answer: No, it is not that they all have at least 2 double letters.
Correct Answer: In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

NQwolf Doesn't Like Prawns Either!

I'm told that my No.1 son, NQwolf, doesn't like prawns either. (I wonder what happened to my other sons?) Here is a picture of him - obviously a throwback to his original roots (we St. Bernard's were bred from these wild ones). Notice the eagle, proving he was born in USA, the national animal emblem of that great nation.

I guess when he was a young'n we couldn't afford prawns, so he never got a taste for them. However there is still hope because I never really got the taste for them until I got older. Mummy McTavish says she likes them with garlic, but on this issue I must agree with NQwolf - garlic is the ruination of any food that is tainted with it (even a little bit). HB from "the Aussie half-dozen" would agree with Mrs McTavish - I've never seen anyone prepare his garlic prawns with as much garlic as he does and then be able to eat them - phewww!!! (I've never tried them with honey, but that sounds like it would be quite scrumptious.)

Of course, all is said with 'touch in cheek', we are all entitled to our own preferences in food without fear or favour - some people even eat dogs!!??!! - which came from wolves.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Who Likes Prawns?

"The Aussie Half Dozen" plus Mum-ee & HB have been staying with us for the last week. It just so happens that we have one of Australia's best Chinese Restaurants, called the Jade Court, here at Tanilba Bay. (The Honeyed Chicken is just scrumptious - according to Dragon & Possum). It is a sort of tradition that when family visits, we all go to the Jade Court for a meal. To keep up tradition, today we all went to for our traditional meal. Whilst everyone loves the Honeyed Chicken, there are two who just detest Prawns - there's obviously something wrong with them, but there you go! We almost got Dragon to try one, see below, but in the end he (honey) chickened out.
Then it was Possum's turn. She actually put it in her mouth, chewed it up and then swallowed it. See below for the after reaction.

So, I guess, it's true - there are some people in this world who just can't stomach PRAWNS - and we have two of them in our family, where did we go wrong?

However, Mousie saved the family reputation, she just LOVES 'em - you can see her eyeing off the ones that Possum wasn't going to eat.

We all had a lovely meal, thank you HB, and went home well sated.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

For My Wayward Daughter-In-Law

Remember this the next time you are tempted to have a taste of Champers!! It was at the end of the school year, and a kindergarten teacher was receiving gifts from her pupils. The florist's son handed her a gift. She shook it, held it overhead, and said, "I bet I know what it is. Some flowers." " That's right" the boy said, "but how did you know?" "Oh, just a wild guess," she said. The next pupil was the candy shop owner's daughter. The teacher held her gift overhead, shook it, and said, "I bet I can guess what it is. A box of sweets." "That's right, but how did you know?" asked the girl. "Oh, just a wild guess," said the teacher. The next gift was from the son of the liquor store owner. The teacher held the package overhead, but it was leaking. She touched a drop of the leakage with her finger and touched it to her tongue. "Is it wine?" she asked. "No," the boy replied, with some excitement. The teacher repeated the process, taking a larger drop of the leakage to her tongue. "Is it champagne?" she asked. "No," the boy replied, with more excitement. The teacher took one more taste before declaring, "I give up, what is it?" With great glee, the boy replied, "It's a puppy!"

Hopefully not a St Bernard.

For all those parents out there who are finding it hard to cope with their children's bad behaviour.

God's Kids Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own children. After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. The first thing he said was, "Don't." "Don't what?" Adam replied. "Don't eat the forbidden fruit," God said. "Forbidden fruit? We have forbidden fruit? Hey, Eve...we have forbidden fruit!" "No way!" "Yes, way!" "Do NOT eat the fruit!" said God. "Why?" "Because I am your Father and I said so!" God replied, wondering why he stopped creation after making the elephants. A few minutes later, God saw his children having an apple break and he was ticked! "Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?" God, as our first parent, asked. "Uh huh," Adam replied. "Then why did you?" said the Father. "I don't know," said Eve. "She started it!" Adam said. "Did not!" "Did too!" "DID NOT!" Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus, the pattern was set and it has never changed! But there is reassurance in this story. If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself.
If God had trouble raising children, what made you think it would be a piece of cake for you