Sadly, we live in Queensland where Munzee hasn't yet taken off as well as it has in other Australian states.
I have created a Facebook group for those who are into the QR code hunting game called Munzee here in Australia. here is the link - it is a closed group that you can ask to join and on thre we can share images, tips, information and perhaps one day arrange meets etc. Here is the link to join the group -

If you have no idea what Munzee is - visit to learn more.


 Haa planking it's a funny  craze  but it's been around a long time - here's one of the first pioneers of planking -  so when you ask "Where did planking start?" here's your answer!


 For the love of God - wasn't there anyone in Beatrice and Eugenie's entourage brave enough to take them aside and have a quiet word in their ear about their choice of not only outfits but headwear too? Is this a case of the Emperor's new clothes where no-one dared to say what they were REALLY thinking?

Having said this, I felt that Eugene and Beatrice's attire was well suited to the panto that Royal Weddings are - they are overpriced farces just like Charles and Diana's wedding was - yes, the same Charles whose vows included 'let no man put assunder' and who didn't take long at all to go 'assunder' himself!

So all in all perhaps Beatrice and Eugenie were sending out a not so subtle message with their panto-inspired Ugly Sister outfits - in which case 'Bravo!' girls!  'Bravo!'

John Cleese - Terrorism announcement

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved."

Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.

The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the Bastards." They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France 's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.

Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides."

The Germans have increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbor" and "Lose."

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels .

The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

Australia , meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "She'll be alright, Mate." Three more escalation levels remain: "Crikey,!" "I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend" and "The barbie is cancelled." So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.

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On the Gold Coast here in Queensland we remain unaffected by the recent floods - there are only some minor roads blocked in the Hinterland and some residents are experiencing leaky roofs due to the amount of rain we have had for the past few days. However 75% of the state of Queensland is now officially a disaster zone.

To give you some idea of the extent of this flooding disaster...the State of Queensland is roughly 7 times larger than the UK, 4 times the size of Japan, 6 and a half times the size of NZ and approximately 3 times bigger than the American state of Texas... with three quarters of Queensland now declared a disaster zone - this is the scale of disaster we're talking about!


My husband is an architect and I made these for him.

They're the type of motivational posters you can make online at





My Photoshop interpretation of Venus de Milo - the original of which is in Paris' Louvre Museum..minus the tin of Milo :)


Are you consdering emigrating to Australia?

Just do it - get the paperwork started....get a good lawyer if you have to and just start the process... don't get caught up in the minutae of life down under like much water and electric bills are - how much a loaf of bread costs in Australia and all that - look.... there are 20 million of us living here - working, playing, bringing up kids, having holidays and having fun - we pay what we pay for rent and bread and cheese and petrol and  for the chlorine for our pools....and we all manage .... well the greatest proportion of us manage anyway - so don't get caught up with the details.

If  you think Australia's lifestyle will suit you - chances are that it will...

Seven and a half years on we have no regrets - we love it here - every day we're glad we made the move ...


Sometimes, you just have to get away and spend a few days with your partner somewhere like this.
These pictures are from our week-end spent at Witches Falls Cottages - a haven that consists of 5 self contained detached stone cottages each with its own garden, lounge/dining/bedroom/kitchen corner but best of all...its own bathroom complete with glass ceiling, spa bath for two and shower... think about it - you can lay in the spa at night and watch the stars - or in the day - you can watch the rain fall above you onto the glass ceiling... which we did...

It was magical and a great way to re-connect
with my hubby of 18 years...

These are our knees!!!   Honestly!

That's the wine port with two glasses that awaits you on arrival... yum!


The above is not your usual mugshot -but it does depict a murderer. However this is a murderer who already was in 'prison' - when you pen a wild animal used to roaming and migrating our vast and deep oceans...into a bathtub... why be surprised when he shows rage and then looses his mind?

SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau was chest deep in water playing with a five-tonne killer whale moments before it grabbed her pony tail and dragged her under, a tourist's video shows 

Victoria Biniak told a local TV station that Tillikum, nicknamed Telly, "took off really fast in the tank and he came back, shot up in the air, grabbed the trainer by the waist and started thrashing her around".
"He was thrashing her around pretty good; it was violent," said Ms Biniak.

Her husband Gary added: "He dragged her underneath the water and wouldn't let her come up. The force by which the woman was pulled into the water... her shoes were pulled off, it was terrible.

"Generally they don't allow any of the trainers to swim with this particular whale because he's so large and has a different temperament."