Say What?

Ahh… family gatherings. A couple of conversations I’d like to remember from the day: “Have you seen Fox’s bike? It’s one of them there nice special ones” “Oh really? No I haven’t seen it… does it have thin tyres and one of those seats that checks for hemorrhoids?” “Dad, are books by Dan Brown a [...]

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Thanksgiving

Well the road trip has begun with a 5 hour drive in B&K’s suped up VW GTI down to Thomasville, GA near the Florida state line. B&K were on their way down to Florida for the holiday and since B will be picking me up on the way back to continue our trip it seemed [...]

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Sammy

When I  moved to the states in ’92 I took my parrot, a Chattering Lory named Bob with me. He endured quarantine in Miami Florida and was in one of the few buildings that didn’t get blown away by Hurricane Andrew.  Bob was about 5 years old when he died suddenly of what turned out [...]

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Nana? Is That You?

At the weekend I went to the cemetery to see Nana and the flowers she’d been left a week ago at her funeral. I hadn’t been at the funeral but my mum had put together a hand tied bunch of Lillies and signed them from me, Cameron, my brother and herself – the only people [...]

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Goodbye Nana, Hello Peggy…

With my newly singled chicken left to roam on her ownsome I enlisted the help of a friend to house sit for me while I was away. I didn’t like leaving Susan the Chicken on her own but had little choice in the matter. The flights were booked and adding another chicken at this stage [...]

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The Sad Loss Of Wendy

At the end of last month I lost Wendy (one of my two chickens) to egg binding. Sadly I didn’t recognise the warning signs. Infact they weren’t very apparent until I was picking my brain later on as to why we’d discovered what was otherwise a very lively vibrant hen suddenly dead on the floor [...]

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Put That In Your Pasta And Smoke It

After setting down a plate of ‘Middle Eastern Pasta Salad’ in front of Wil he put down his fork and disappeared into the kitchen, returning with a bottle of Smoked Chipotle Tabasco Sauce and promptly began smothering the pasta with it. ME: “I can’t believe you’re doing that” WIL: “Why?” ME: “Because I spent time [...]

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The Pyromaniac’s Guide To Birthday Cake Candle Lighting

Some time ago after returning home to find a large burn mark in the middle of my new bathroom mat only to discover Cameron had been lighting candles in the house while we were out and accidently dropped one on the mat, I hid all the candles, lighters and matches in the house. Unfortunately when [...]

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Mines A G&T Please Gorgeous…

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Chickenbook

The girls are on Facebook and they have one mission in mind. To become the most popular birds on the net. Go ahead, Friend them and make your Friends friend them.

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