Tuesday, May 30, 2006


I could not believe my ears when my daughter Megan told me that she heard on the news that a man had put a thirteen month baby girl in a dryer for 2 minutes.....what...on earth possessed that person.....was he off his head or is he mentally ill......I can not in anyway understand the thought process that would lead to such a thing.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Thursday, May 25, 2006


Last night we went to the opening of Oliver's 365 painting exhibition at Soto's. It was great. The paintings looked fantastic all together on the walls. If I was the owner of Soto's I would'nt want them to be taken down but plenty were selling. Everyone looked wonderful and we had a fun night admiring the works while nibbling on scrummy morsels and supping wine from tassie. Fran, Karen, Mel and everyone are working hard to get the Artists in Arms exhibition up and running. When I was there the other day Robert Jenkins and Don Byrne were painting windows and such. I think most of the artists are helping out where they can....well I hope so anyway. I was talking to Judith Brooks and Annie Rawle last night and we are all excited about the opening night on June 2nd. Another opening...what to wear...what to wear ?

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Bag Lady.

Its busy, busy, busy over at Artists in Arms. Cleaning and painting and organizing the opening of our inaugural exhibition on June 2nd. I dropped off my paintings yesterday and helped out for a few hours. Fran and Oliver were a little bleary eyed after staying up till 4 that morning hanging Oliver's works at Soto's...whew. I had printed 365 stickers for the carry bags for this show, so I spent the morning peeling, placing and sticking them on, with help from Conrad and Oliver, who said that was about all he could cope with at the time and I said I always new I would end up a Bag Lady!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Friday, May 19, 2006

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Attack of the Purple Paw.

I was working on a painting, today, in my studio (room) and I was on the floor, because I had splashed on a lot of ink and I was waiting for it to dry. As I was waiting I was working on another area of said painting when in pops Peppi our beautiful husky. He often comes in and sleeps on the floor under my feet. He looks at me sitting in the middle of the floor then calmly proceeds to walk straight into the middle of the canvas, I scream, he pads around a bit then walks disgustedly out of the room...He seemed quite put out...how rude of me. Now he has a beautiful purple paw. Lucky...he missed most of the wet bits....whew.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Eddie Izzard's Innards.

If you want to visit a really outstanding website....and if you have a little hankering to experience some Eddie Izzard, then this is the site for you. He has a forum as well so you can blather on about anything you fancy or dont fancy for that matter. I just love the interactiveness of his site. It was made by Clock....mmmmm. Oh, the same group has made a site for The League of Gentleman as well. Also suitably cooool ...and kinda creepy....

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Saturday, May 13, 2006


I have just come back from another great meeting at Fran and Oliver's place for Artists in Arms. We recieved our invitations to distribute for our exhibition which opens on the 2nd and 3rd of June and runs through till the 11th of June. We also recieved the invitations to Oliver's 365 show at Soto's in Mt Lawley opening on the 24th of May. Exciting times.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Denton and Leunig.

I watched Andrew Denton's interview with Michael Leunig on Enough Rope the other night. Andrew is my favourite interviewer...he does'nt ask stupid questions. It was very refreshing to hear Michael Leunig talk a bit about himself. He's a gentle man..

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Weekend Work.

Brian, Mick, Pete and Ken put in new verandah posts at our place yesterday and they look great. Megan, Matt and Lachie helped us do some more tidying up in the backyard...Megan and I painted some of the lattice on the gazebo...She said that the guy who invented lattice should have bad things done to him...lol...Brian and Matt installed some more garden lights and filled the back pond with bluemetal...we are going to make it into a water garden...We got quite a bit done this weekend...Bewdy!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Thursday, May 04, 2006


The past two days I have been all over the place and I have inadvertantly bought a few clothes and things....as you do....Well I do. Um... I did'nt really mean to but as I passed by shopfronts I spied really cool tops and such and they cried out to me....Try me on....try me on...and once I had tried them on and they looked good well, I had to buy them did'nt I. You know you have to buy clothes when you see them because when you go looking for an outfit for a special occasion or something they are nowhere to be seen ...Well that's my story anyway...heh...heh

Wednesday, May 03, 2006



Tuesday, May 02, 2006

S'More Straylian Slang,

Chook : a chicken
Chuck a sickie : take the day off sick from work when you're perfectly healthy
Chunder : vomit
Clucky : feeling broody or maternal
Cobber : friend
Come a gutser : make a bad mistake, have an accident
Crow eater : a person from South Australia
Cut snake, mad as a : very angry
Dag : a funny person, nerd, goof
Dead dingo's donger, as dry as a : dry
Dinkum, fair dinkum : true, real, genuine ("I'm a dinkum Aussie"; "is he fair dinkum?")
Dinky-di : the real thing, genuine
Dipstick : a loser, idiot
These are all taken from The Australian Slang Dictionary.