Sunday, December 9, 2012

New, Improved Blogger still stinks, but what have I been doing?


Wildlife carers have moved in next door and they have had wallabies, kangaroos, possums, a flying fox and a galah. The galah couldn't fly and just walked around, climbed trees and flapped around and was named Mrs G.

My new neighbour has three horses which live on my property and the adjoining one as well as hers. One really old fellow is 27! She walks my dogs for me which they love (Floyd puts on a performance when she's in the yard, and Meg shouts at her for attention if she's visible and looks like coming over to walk them.

Last week Meg disgraced herself. Mrs G walked into her yard.... all that was found was wings.
My neighbours were devastated. I wasn't terribly impressed, either.

Last week a dear friend had urgent surgery for a suspected tumor on the ovary (she's just got engaged and everything was just wonderful for her). I saw her on Friday afternoon and she was in good spirits, though not committing, the surgeon said that the tumor looked like a benign one. Pathology was back that evening and it was benign.

It's been a rough week.

I'm waiting for the 21st when my first Christmas break from work will begin. In January I'll be going on leave for a while, but I'm not sure what I want to do. If I go to Sydey I'll want to go to Canberra and visit the war memoral. I'll have to look at accommodation and stay overnight I think.

I hope to also get the photos I've taken and the rest of the NI trip on the blog, too. I'm sorry, but unfortunately in the last few months I've been so over working and with the changes to blogger I've just not wanted to post anything.


Zardoz said...

Glad that you're posting again. I was beginning to wonder if the link to Oz was broken. Like the rest of the tribe I'll be waiting patiently until you've worked up the motivation to blog again.

“Aloha” to Floyd. “Bad dog!!” to Meg.

bruce said...

Rough week.
They say bush fuel buildup in ACT makes this a year to be careful, just sayin'. Have a great festive season whatever!

kae said...

Hi Zardoz
Thank you for the kind words, they do give me a boost.
I will get my act together soon. I have to do some work on the RSL webpage (transfer all the old stuff into the new Joomla blog and that's going to take me time... and energy I'm afraid I don't have). Something to do in my first break I think.
Anyhow, thanks! Someone's interested that's nice.

Bruce, Hi!
Yes, though I don't think any inferno will compare to the one which will hit the place next Federal election!

Skeeter said...

If it's your first visit to AWM you should give yourself at least 24 hours to do it justice. It's a fascinating place.
We recently found the wings and head of a cattle egret in our yard. They looked as if they had been surgically removed from the bird and neatly arranged on the grass with a space where the missing fuselage would have fitted.
We are dogless at the moment and I don't think a dog would do such a tidy job of killing. So, my prime suspect is the fox that has been marauding next-door's chooks.

kae said...

Hi Skeeter
I've been a few times to the AWM, first when I was in primary school in the 60s, and the last time I was there was about 30 years or so ago when I took a friend's 14 year old son there... he's 44 now!!! (or 43, I'm not going to quibble about a year!)
I know it's got bigger since I was there last!

kc said...

Glad to hear from you sometimes gets in the way, doesn't it...

Miss the stories about Floyd and Meg, but as long as you're healthy, I'm glad!

Merilyn said...

Gave up posting here as it took about three times to get the letters and number correct, however, this lot look ok so here we go.

Sad to hear about Mrs G, naughty Meg, but understandable so you can't be to cross with her.

Enjoy your break whatever you do.