Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Friday, June 27, 2008


The national emblem of Australia (Commonwealth Coat of Arms) has two native animals the kangaroo and emu holding a shield featuring the six states.

It's believed that the kangaroo and emu were chose to symbolise a nation moving forward (ever seen a kangaroo hopping or an emu strutting backwards).

But did you know that last year, the government authorised the culling of more than 3.5 million kangaroos, that is 3,500,000 !!

Read about culling at the News Corporation site.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Woman's Brain

Have you ever wondered how a woman's brain works?'s finally explained here in one, easy-to-understand illustration!

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Every one of those little blue balls is a thought about something that needs to be done, a decision or a problem that needs to be solved.
Good thing a man's brain requires only two balls.
Thanks to for bringing this to my attention :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Birthday Present

Big thank you and hugs for the wonderful surprise box of birthday goodies.
Can't wait to sink my teeth into it.

Boo hiss to the Aussie Quarantine and Inspection Service who confiscated the buffalo jerky and summer sausage :(

Still... more than enough to keep me going these winter months...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ahhh.... sweet

Parcel exchanges.

A real pick-me-up when one receives a box of goodies for overseas. It's expensive (blame Aussie Post) but definitely fun. In case you're wondering what to send from Australia, here's a list of recommended goodies.

Drool... here's what I've received and here ...

Drowning my sorrows on a bar of Dagoba, Organic Chocolate with Acai, goji berries and currants…God, this chocolate is exquisite…. 


Friday, June 6, 2008

Hills Hoist to take on the US

(Left: Lift-O-Matic Laundry Dryer - Right: Hills Hoist Model 450)

The South Australian company that manufactures the iconic clothes line has found a niche among American consumers concerned about global warming and high cost of energy, says Hills home hardware eco-products manager Barry Sharpe. Read more from the Heraldsun

But will they call it a Hills Hoist? Not likely. A new name is needed... how about a Lift-O-Matic Laundry Dryer. Guaranteed to sell by the thousands :)

Buy a a Lift-O-Matic Laundry Dryer from the Vermont Country Store only $179.95