Friday, 30 January 2009

The Host

The past few days I've been reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Finished it about 1.30 this morning. I've read the Twilight Saga which is written by Stephenie also. Took me a little bit to get into it (but so did Twilight). I enjoyed the story. It's about an alien race (souls) being inserted into human bodies (hosts). The souls retain all the hosts memories. Won't give too much away in case someone wants to read it. Talk about cry, at times I couldn't read the words on the pages for the tears in my eyes, tears running down my face. Keep a box of tissues handy.

Thursday, 29 January 2009


Melbourne's in a heatwave. We haven't had consecutive days over 40C in 100 years apparently. Tennis players have pulled out of the Australian Open this week. Train tracks are buckling in the heat. The power went out at our place for about an hour. Melbourne suburbs have had no power as well. In my neck of the woods it got to 45.5C today. Yesterday it was 41.1C. Tomorrow we're expecting 43C. The air conditioner has been on all day, at times it felt like it wasn't working. I'd then go outside for a few minutes and come back in to feel the cooler air. Going to be a hot night tonight.

Monday, 12 January 2009


Yeah, I've got it. Read all the books, twice. Onto my third read now. I've seen the movie 3 times at 3 different cinemas. I have the Soundtrack and the Score. And because I could, I have put the music from both cds into the order they appear in the movie. I have the Movie Companion. Even scrapped about it. I've even made myself a Twilight bracelet, which is a work in progress. Mmmm, can you say OCD. And if you have Twilightitis you know exactly what that means.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Teachers Christmas Gifts

Thought I would post a couple of pictures of the Christmas presents I made for the kids teachers.
The back has the same papers and includes the teachers names.
I wasn't around when the teachers opened their presents, so I'm not sure what they thought.


Hear that? Bzzzzzzzzzz. That's the mozzie that was in my bedroom last night. Bzzzzzzzzzzzz. How can something so small be so annoying. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Thought for sure I'd wake up this morning with bites. Bzzzzzzzzzzzz. Luckily I didn't. Bzzzzzzzzzzz. Mozzies are the one thing I hate about summer. Bzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

They bread like rabbits

We had a couple of new additions to our family last year in the shape of 2 rabbits - one for Amber and one for Bryce. Of course Amber wanted a girl and Bryce wanted a boy. Jamie purchased them from the pet shop a couple of weeks apart, both girls not wanting any baby bunnies and the fighting that males do. Amber’s is a light brown with some white lop eared rabbit that she called 'Stella Bella'. Bryce’s is a black with a couple of brown patches lop eared rabbit that he called 'Night Rider'. As it turns out, Night Rider is a boy..........

The above extract was what I put in my Christmas newsletter.

Let's cut to the present. But a little bit of back story first.

Stella Bella took to digging holes under the fence everywhere and I spent weeks stopping her from doing it. Finally she dug a hole under the cubby house. Jamie said to leave it as they aren't digging anywhere else. I suppose there's some logic in that. Both rabbits where in and out of that hole on a regular basis, now digging under the fence.

Then we notice Stella Bella filling her mouth up with grass and taking it into the hole. Looks like she's nesting. The rabbits are locked up at night, I didn't think that if she'd had babies that they would survive.

New Year's day, Jamie comes inside and tells the kids to have a look in the back yard at the little grey things running around. Two baby bunnies. Yeah, cute. The kids think it's great. They see 3 rabbits, I've only seen 2.

A couple of days ago the neighbour over the back tells the kids the bunnies are in his yard. So I hatched a plan to catch them. I'd noticed that around 5.00 they would come out from under the cubby to eat and they would wander to other parts of the garden. I got a calico bag and taped the opening to the cubby house and then covered the bottom with bits of bark. I then chased the rabbits one at a time into the bag, got them out of the bag and put them in the hutch. Easy.

Apparently there's still a baby bunny on the loose in the neighbours yard. Can't do much about that until it's back on our side of the fence.

Stella Bella had been looking very pregnant again the last few days. This morning both rabbits disappeared under the cubby when I let them out. It rained for most of the morning, when I finally saw them again, both of them were wet and muddy. I think she's had more babies. She doesn't look as fat and Night Rider has other thoughts on his mind. If you get my drift. So I've separated them. I need to find accommodation for them both. At the moment, it's one is in the hutch the other is out.

But there is a flaw in this. There is still this hole under the cubby that they disappear into and I can't get them out of.