Sunday, October 22, 2006

Karen's skills

Here is a copy of one of Karen's banners which she used on her blogger. Yesterday she won a Highly commended certificate at the Kelmscott show photographic exhibition. Congratulations Karen, as I said, we knew you were good, now it is officially recognised. You'll have to enter more. Flu progressing, still coughing and bad ear but slowly getting there. Actually had 2 walks with my dog to try & get out of the rut.Trev DID see the Dr and was also quite impressed with him. He is still coughing as well ofcourse , but again,we'll get there.We shopped at Carousel yesterday and had a drive, with coffee at Carmel Rose nursery, to help pep us up a bit. Bought some soil improvers too. I think he is going to have a go at the front garden as the bulbs are finished and looking messy. (For those who don't know, it is handkerchief size, probaly 2x 2 1/2 meters!!!! )

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Maybe Tomorrow

I went to see Rick & Karen's doctor yesterday and was quite impressed with him. He said I should be starting to feel better after changing my anti-biotic and conjunctivitis medication to stronger ones and told me to keep taking the chinese cough mix,hold my nose & blow it to try & get the gunk from behind my eardrum and take telfast or claritine for the sinus problems. Today I speak better, cough less but the bad throat and ear are the same. Maybe , not quite as bad because I am getting a few batches of 4-5 hours sleep in instead of one hour at a time. Maybe Tomorrow it will be better again. Now the old boy has increased coughing. Ofcourse he won't see the Dr so we put up with it, don't we!!!! I am very grateful to Travis, Net and Karen who have stepped in to help mind Caitlyn and the other odd babysits Trev & I have managed between us. It does stress me out a bit wonderering what will happen with the kids if I'm sick but it seems to have worked out OK. If I have forgotten any important events like birthdays, I am sorry, I am not thinking too well as yet. Wow, I even managed to load up my Bottlebrush in bloom!! and here's a smile I was sent by Nick.

Monday, October 16, 2006


Grevillia I sit at the computer while almost everyone in the village is attending the special meeting to consider the Rules.A most unlikely event since normally I would not have missed it for quids. I always hope a few sparks will be ignited or even better, will fly but generally I am disappointed. People seem to want to criticise but when it comes to a forum where they can actually do so, they seem to have lost their tongues. Well, I do believe I have made my thoughts known at the Residents Committee meetings but as I am generally outvoted , it is just a wipe out.Trevor has gone and is even doing the Registrations for me so I'll hope to get a full report from him. The reason I'm not there is because I've had this dreadful flu and mainly ,because of my having to use a CPAP machine to sleep,because of my sleep apnea, my throat has just been so sore all the way through.This has developed into a laryngitis. It starts with terrible body pains,I had it in my upper body and thought it was a real bad bout of arthritis. Then the sniffles and the bad coughs appear. I also now have a closed up ear and conjunctivitis. We managed to get Caitlyn minded for two days so I could stay in bed but this week I have to do my best because sons Scott & Rck are away in Kalgoorlie for 10 days so we can't abandon the girls.Today I just kept my glasses on and wrapped a piece of sheeting around my face as a mask. Must look really good but Caitlyn did not mind.I Did get some antibiotics from another doctor,mine was on holidays .The stipid woman asked me if there had been a change in my voice , when I was hardly able to get the words out at all.!!!!Someone here suggested a Chinese herbal medicine and I am trying that and hope for some success because I'm not getting much sleep either.Oh well,it can only get better. I do miss my walks. Am including some Grevillia and Bottle brush in bloom along the way of my walk. Ah well .it does not like my bottle brush.Tried loading it twice.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Arcadia Waters Birthday

Cousins at Re union 2006 4 out of 5 Justlove her in that hat href=""> Pretty girl in Aunty Denise's dress. The Village had another Birthday on the weekend and we celebrated with a fair ,couple of stalls,sausage sizzle and afternoon teas. Was quite nice and they made some money as well. Our "Kelder "family had their annual re union on Wednesday last week and have just received the photos from cousin Cees,for which we thank him. It was obviously in an idyllic setting and the weather was good.Ofcourse one always wishes to be there but, a bit expensive for just a day, just an airfare to Holland!!!! Rick and Karen have their Anniversary and we wish them a Happy Day. Scott had his Birthday and we celebrated that too.aOne more year and he is 40!!!Poor Caitlyn has had a really bad time. She was vomiting & had bad nappies so Dr diagnosed Rota Virus,a gastric virus which makes a child intollerant to dairy products. She loves her milk & cheese. Poor baby lost more than a kilo in weight but the last 2 days she has been much more cheerful and is eating what we can find for her. Hope she is not stuck with this as Vicki & Travis were told at the hospital and by the Dr , that it could be 6 months intollerance to dairy products. Vicki sent me some lovely pics so I'll pick a few.

Monday, October 02, 2006

2006 Royal Show

That swing!!! Just have a look at these ducks everyone! We decided on Saturday for our Royal Show visit and at the last moment Vicki & Trav decided to go as well so we met them at gate 9. (They had a long way to walk from parking and Vicki was pooped before we started. )However, we really had a great day. There were 2 farm animal sites and Caitlyn thought all the animals were lovely. We went through the sideshows and ooh'd and aahh'd at the rides which were new to us and very scary. We played the clowns, remember kids, we always played the clowns, and won enough toys to stock up at Oma's place as well as her own place. We had a cream waffle, take away chicken,drinks, rolls,hotdogs, as you do at the show. I bought 2 showbags but Vicki did not.We saw the grand parade and the NZ Army band which were great.Dogs were showing, non sporting breeds and we saw the hens and roosters and pigeons,as well as horses and cows. The day was beautiful and we had a lovely time. Caitlyn was a good girl and the other kids will get some money to buy a showbag when they go.