Sunday, February 10, 2008

January 27 - February 7 2008

Me bad..
I must have been real bad. Yahoo 360 is punishing me for it! I cannot read messages at all unless they are comments on my blogs. Sorry, I am not ignoring anyone! I still have not blogged on Multiply and not sure if I will. But I wont be blogging back here unless something changes....radically!! I will keep reading everyone elses blogs though and commenting on those. I will keep you posted on when and where my next blog will be
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Thursday February 7, 2008 - 04:55pm (EST) Edit | Delete | Permanent Link | 3 Comments

I dare you..
Ok I am joining the fray...

This is copied and pasted from Mona's blog -

'I call this game "I dare you!" and every Friday I will dare you to show me something! (Nothing nude or nasty!!) Obviously it has to be your own photos, or graphics!

This Friday, until next, I dare you to show me anything you got that is made of glass.'

and here is my piece of glass....a little hummingbird that I actually found in Australia last year. It is locally blown, fancy that eh, a hummingbird from Oz!

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Tuesday February 5, 2008 - 04:37am (EST) Edit | Delete | Permanent Link | 2 Comments

This is a real tear jerker...
Peter Allen 's - I still call Australia home. If you look at the bottom of this video when it is finished, there are many other lovely versions of the song . They are advertisements for QANTAS.

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Tuesday January 29, 2008 - 06:38pm (EST) Edit | Delete | Permanent Link | 0 Comments

Happy Austrlalia Day (belated)

On Saturday I went to an Australia Day afternoon with a bunch of Aussie and Kiwi expats from the area. We all usually get together for this day each year and for Anzac Day. The beer and wine were flowing and there was much good old Aussie tucker to be eaten. It is really nice to be around my countrymen and women and share stories of immigrations trials and tribulations, trips home, adjusting to driving on the right, food analysis and the list goes on. The American partners of some of us are very good sports at these events where we are usually all a little less refined than usual. LOL.

Australia Day.
Australians are a funny lot, you'll often hear one curse,
How things have started badly, and they'll probably get worse,
The weathers dry, the sun's so hot it's stolen all the water,
The Government has never done the things we think they oughta'.

But if we hear a tourist say his home is much more grand,
They had better be prepared to make a very solid stand.
For although we Aussies may complain at what's become our lot,
When someone knocks this country, we defend with all we've got.

We may criticize some teenage brat, may even wish them failure,
But we stand behind them cheering when they're playing for Australia.
Because, if this is home to you, the country of your birth,
Then you back the native player to beat anyone on Earth.

When the cricket bats are swinging or when someone scores a try,
When a home grown horse has won the cup and made the owner cry,
When some paralympic athlete hits the front and sets the pace,
You'll hear 'Aussie Aussie Aussie' as the crowd goes off their face.

And although we like to take a break in overseas locations,
If you take the time to question this nomadic population,
They will tell you without blinking that wherever they may roam,
The best part of the journey was the last bit, ....coming home.

For the sun was never brighter on the beach at Waikiki,
Than it is on all the sandy shores Australia has to see,
The water never purer nor the air as fresh and clear,
The people never friendlier than those that we have here.

If you venture to the outback where grass is scarce as snow,
As you swelter you may wonder what it was that made you go,
But just look at the locals who have lived there since their birth,
And I know you will not find a better class of folk on earth.

All across this wide brown country from the Cape to Hobart town,
There are people who will help you when you find the chips are down,
And if someone should abuse you, and does it just because,
Then that person's not Australian, and that person never was.

So when you feel disgruntled just remember this rendition,
And never blame the country for the acts of politicians,
Look up and count your blessings when you see our flag unfurled,
And be grateful that you live in the best country in the world.

Happy Australia Day.

26th January.

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Tuesday January 29, 2008 - 04:26am (EST) Edit | Delete | Permanent Link | 4 Comments

Lemon Chess Pie recipe
Lemon Chess Pie
This is a good, old-fashioned, never-fail pie. 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon cornmeal 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup milk 4 eggs 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine sugar, flour, cornmeal and salt. Add the melted butter, lemon rind, lemon juice and milk; mix well.

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour into an unbaked 9-inch pie shell. Bake for 50 minutes. ok here is my attempt, it got the thumbs up!Tags: lemonchesspie, recipe, | Edit Tags

Sunday January 27, 2008 - 11:59am (EST) Edit | Delete | Permanent Link | 2 Comments

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