Monday, May 29, 2006

"Whhooo are you?"

I've been getting a lot of hits lately, and not all of them are from people doing unmentionable google searches for dead rodents or worse.

So I have been wondering lately: Who are you?

I have decided that in this little faux-communuty called cyber-space, it is time to reach out and say hello to your fellow neighbours.

It's simple, don't be shy: leave a comment and tell us who you are, perhaps where you come from, and even if you have a blog of your own (at the very least it is good advertising).

Go on people, come out of the shaddows. I really don't bite.... often.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


This is my latest painting, quite different from the last few:

Reflections- acrylic on canvas 70cm x 150cm

see more at

Saturday, May 20, 2006

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, FLOOR!

Someones mummy should lock up the liquor cabinet!

(kisses to Laura from Aunty Lou)

Monday, May 15, 2006

For everything else, there's Mastercard


They don't seem like particularly troublesome pets, now do they?

I have posted about our two rabits before, their fighting and needing to be desexed. Well we went through all the worry and expense of the operations to have them desexed, and they are still fighting. It takes a few weeks for the testosterone to get out of their little systems, but after 4 weeks we thought it was time to re-introduce them.

We did everything according to the book. We had kept them seperated but still able to see and smell each other so as not to "un-bond". We took them into a neutral environment to reintroduce them, and we held them next to each other peacefully. Then we let them go.

You know the Tasmanian Devil in the Warner Bros cartoons? The one that spins around so fast he is a blur? That's what we had. Bunny Blur, with tufts of fur flying everywhere.

In the process, the previously peaceloving Francis (in self-defence quite possibly) ripped an inch into Marcel's ear.

So the end of his ear is ripped half-off, and their is blood everywhere.

I frantically called the vet, only to be told that they closed at midday (it was 2pm), and there would be a RMB1000 (AU$160) out-of-hours emergency fee. Knowing that we had no choice, we bundled Marcel up and took him to the vet for his second ever anesthetic and operation, at a grand total of RMB1870 (AU$303)!

Now I have to force feed him antibiotics twice a day with a (needle-less) syringe in his mouth. Which he HATES, and Phil and I have the scratch marks up and down our arms to prove it. If anyone has any tips on how to medicate your rabbits, PLEASE let me know!

Rabbits: $100
Food: $20/month
Desexing: $325
Emergency Vet Bill: $303
The feeling you get when they snuggle into the crook of your arm for a pat: Priceless.....

...Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go sell one of my kidneys to pay for the vet bill.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

HAPPY MO...err too late.

Well I tried sending the email 9 seperate times today, with no success. Something demon-like is definately inside my computer.
I have resorted to a public announcement: Happy Mother's Day Mum!!!
But by now in Australia it is 1.30am the morning after Mother's Day, and I've proven myself, with the aid of a bad internet connection, to be a bad daughter.

It's the thought that counts, right??

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Balancing act

I never thought I'd be happy to see this:

Total debits: $0.00 DR
Total credits: $4.67 CR
Net position for accounts: $4.67 CR

Summary position: $4.67 CR

Yes, the bad news is that my bank account has only $4.67 in credit, but the good news is that I have finally paid off the debit amount.
Looks like I won't be declaring bankruptcy after all. At least not this week....

PS On another note: How totally ridiculous is the spelling of "bankruptcy"? Or is it just me...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Here at last!

So the website I have been promising for ages is here at last!
check out a gallery of my artistic endeavours. Yes, the internet now has yet another self-important website... just what the world needed!

Thanks to John, Phil and Liz for their work in getting this off the ground.