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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ANIMAL BEATBOX - Tropfest 2011 Winner

This is the winner of the 2011 Tropfest short film festival. I love it and I thought I would share it with you.


Monday, February 21, 2011


I have not eaten Sugar for nearly 5 weeks now. Results are worth it. Not that it has taken much effort anyway in the sense of avoiding cakes etc. The hardest thing is to remember to look at what the sugar content is in a product. When I see that there is over 22% sugar in just one serve of a jar of a particular pasta sauce I am still amazed. Anyway if you are interested in finding out more for yourself have a read of the book SWEET POISON and it will answer all the questions. All I can say is that from my perspective and what is relevant in my life this book is just what I needed to read at just the right time. Sooner would have been better. Everything he says has been true for me and has personally worked. I have gone down a dress size already. I do not use scales so I actually have no idea what I actually weigh. But cloths are fitting me and the bloating is less and the energy is increasing. I woke up today and I have obviously shifted some more weight. I simply feel lighter. My appetite control centre is starting to work. I am not constantly looking for food and I am noticing when I am full. I am also noticing when I simply am not hungry. Anyway if you are interested in learning a litle more about your health then I recommend this book. I also recommend taking on board the suggestions and giving it a go.

The second of newest crop of pineapples. I cannot tell you how good this was. I have a few slices left and am just about to devour the last of it. YUMMY.

Dancing the night away with friends on Friday night. Nothing like a party of local people on a deck in the cool of night.

Being silly - Happy Birthday Stu. You are a great neighbour.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Special Friends

I had a special friend visit me a few weeks ago and I had such a lovely visit. When we dropped him back to Caloundra we went for a walk along the board walk and here are a few shots of that lovely Sunday afternoon. It's hot and muggy here atthe moment and I wish I wasn't decluttering my house at the moment and I wish I could take off some place nice but alas life goes on. So I looked at these pictures that I had not posted as yet and thought I would share them with you. They make me feel good.

Caloundra, Queensland

Board Walk at Caloundra, Queensland

It does not matter how much Graeme stands on his tippy toes he can't reach Mick.

I can see why this man is riding his bike along here late on a Sunday afternoon.

I have another very special and dear friend visiting me this wekend for a few days. I am excited. Hopefully ww will get lots of opportunities for some good photos.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Fun Weekend

It is GREEN here in Bauple Land - very very green. The grass grows every two days and needs mowing every three really to stay on top of it. We have given up on the back paddock because we do not own a ride on mower yet. When it is dry enough we will just hire a slasher to come and clean it all up. Way out of control now. Where there was dirt just 2 months ago there is grass cover over everything.
 But isn't it just so pretty.

We have resident kangaroos that visit the back yard but these little guys are wallabies and they seem to have decided that they like my overgrown front garden. This is directly outside my office window facing the carport. They just do not mind and it is pretty cool when I look up from the computer screen and see this.

Friends took us to a swimming hole in the forest near us. Been here into our 4th year now and never been there. I will be going there a lot while the heat is still turned up. What an awesome place. Friend got bogged going in on one of the tracks but that was soon fixed up and we took another track.

Friends daughter Angel standing in a big hollow out tree. You could sleep inside this it was so big.

Number three Lagoon. There are a series of three of these. This being the biggest. It was awesome to swim in. I usually do not like going into things like this because of the mud and eels and stuff like that that I can't see. This is actually red water because of all the tea trees surrounding it and it is so good for you skin. It's like swimming under red cellophane paper. It is very deep and warm water sits on top and cooler water runs underneath. Like sitting in air conditioning - it's the only way to describe it. The bottom is all sand. No mud.

A bunch of teenagers arrived and spent their time climbing up this old tree and then having someone throw them the rope and then they swung out over the water and jumped in. It was fun to watch but in the end I didn't want to watch them anymore as the tree has a crack in it just where it bends over and the stumpy bit is sticking out. Disaster waiting to happen. Problem is that if anyone gets hurt they will then fence it of and gate it up and tell everyone else that they can't go there anymore. It is on State Forest property and apparently over the years have tried unsuccessfully to stop anyone going there. I am in two minds about getting the chain saw and going in there and chopping that tree down. There are plenty of safe places to jump from.

What an awesome weekend - new friends to meet - BBQ on Saturday night. Sunday swimming and anothr BBQ early dinner - late lunch when we got home. In bed by 8pm and slept like a baby all night.