Saturday morning art…..

I am trying to draw a cat for a friend. Teddy always liked to sit on multi coloured rugs.The bottom one was my first attempt a few weeks ago. The top one I did this morning.PS: My friend has chosen the darker drawing. I will now make a frame for it and the inscription will read ‘In loving memory of Teddy ‘.

My son called in today. The top drawing- has already gone to a new home. Gone to live with Koby my 4 year old grandson 🌝. Koby adores cats but cannot have one due to allergies.


Several months ago I mentioned in one of my blogs that I have cataracts in both eyes.

They were first diagnosed about four years ago and have got progressively worse.

In March this year I saw a new optometrist and got a second opinion. I was referred to the public hospital eye clinic. I knew the waiting list to be seen was long.

Almost 3 months ago I was seen. I was put on the Category 2 list for surgery.

I am booked to have the right eye fixed up on September 17th.

I am so blessed to be getting my eyes fixed up. Having blurred vision has affected my lifestyle somewhat, things such as no driving, difficulty reading books, problems finding items at the supermarket, had to move my chair closer to the tv, hard to do my art and craft things.

I now have a better understanding about the issues people have with permanent vision

Bus Stop Conversations…Updated.

Waiting at the Bus Interchange close to the Shopping Centre.

I always try to get there a few minutes earlier. The digital sign indicated that the 326 bus wouldn’t be arriving until 1.30pm, 15 minutes late. Oh well not to worry I will enjoy the sunshine, open up my pack of black jelly beans and check my phone.

Sitting on the seat by me is one elderly lady maybe in her 80’s, she has a walking frame and a hearing aid. I will name this lady Ms A.

Grandmother walking with a walker. Vector illustration

Along comes a young man promoting the Big Issue Magazine. apparently the sales help the unemployed and homeless. I said “not today thank and I wish you all the best”. The attached photo I found on google – thanks google. After researching in google I now know that selling the Big Issue is a paid job for the young man so next time I will purchase a copy of the magazine.


I then spoke to Ms A and said “He looks young and fit enough to look for a job”. Ms A replied “Finding employment for the young people these days is not easy”. She then went on to tell me stories about her grandchildren that were doing well for themselves. I gave my son and two granddaughters a good report.

A lady had sat on the other side of Ms A . I will call this lady Ms B who was probably also in her 80’s with a little extra padding like me.


She joined in the conversation. Her first comment was about her husbands old job working in a tyre production place in the UK there was dust and he developed emphysema. They then decided to move to Australia for clean air and a better life. The lady had what I call would classify as ‘Flight of Ideas’. The next few statements from her were not related to our conversation.

  • After arriving in Australia my husband wouldn’t use contraception. I ended up with three babies. Enough was enough so I divorced him
  • I trained as a RN
  • I had a triple by-pass surgery.
  • A man withdrew my shares and paid off my house, if he didn’t do that I would be homeless.
  • I don’t use town water because I have two tanks. I boil the tank water. They charge me $200 a quarter even though I don’t use their water.

Ms A sitting next to me said “Do you two know each other?”, I replied “No we have never met before”. She then turned to face me and try to ignore the lady doing all the talking who by the way continued to disclose.

I then suddenly had a hearing problem and decided to focus on the digital bus sign.

The 326 bus finally arrived. Ms A stood up to go on the same bus as me. We both said goodbye to Ms B

As we entered the bus I said to Ms A “well that was an interesting conversation”, she replied “it certainly was “.

Waiting at the bus stop is definitely entertaining and a great place to gain material for a writer.

PS: No offence was intended to the elderly in this blog.

Versatile Bloggers Award Nomination


Versatile Blogger Award Rules are to write a post about your nomination and display the logo of the award. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Nominate 15 Bloggers for the award (that won’t be happening) and write seven facts about yourself.

To begin with I would like to thank The Mysterious Blogger for this nomination  – I am flattered.  You may visit The Mysterious Bloggers site at:

I would consider The Mysterious Blogger to be a Modern Geek whose blogs are full of inspiration, humor, art , delusional funny collage, serious messages.  In summary the blogs make me smile and I love reading them.

Seven facts about me:

  1. Retired Registered Nurse who specialised in Addictions and Mental Health.
  2. Pensioner – live alone in a seniors studio and loving life.
  3. Occasionally play my guitar and sing to myself at home, my own jam sessions. I  used to be a Karaoke Queen.
  4. I love using essential oils. My favourites are lavender, rose and bergamot
  5. Passionate about writing, art and craft. I would not consider myself to be tech savvy.
  6. I have published a book ‘Love & Romance 21st Century Dating’ which is available at for $2.99US which is a real bargain.
  7. I do my best to maintain a healthy lifestyle, love to travel when the budget allows.

Because I am not computer savvy and struggle to find people’s website addresses I would consider everyone worthy to receive a Versatile Bloggers Award.

Hugs to everyone .




Friday Afternoon Doodling

Spontaneous painting today. I fear for people, their homes, animals and the trees that get consumed by fire. The bush fire season has started early here in Queensland …very sad. Controlled burn offs were in happening but unexpected fierce winds took over and then it became a disaster. I was going to add some flowers to the tree, my neighbour said it’s fine as it is.

Ally’s Pizza – gluten free.

I made pizza for one at home tonight..easy as.

Cauliflower base:

Partly cook cauliflower rice, cool then squeeze out moisture. Add tasty cheese and egg to bind together. Place on pizza tray.


Top with your favourites. I used spinach, cheese, tomato, salami and some crumbled feta.

Prepared ready to cook. 14 Minutes in a moderately hot oven, about 190 degrees.

All cooked ready to eat….delicious.

The Joys of Technology

Recently I had been experiencing problems with my cell phone. After doing some research and putting a lot of thought into it I purchased a new phone.

I now need to learn how to use it, familiarise myself with all the features.

So far I have worked out how to sms, make a call, take a photo and most importantly I managed to learn how to install WordPress.

Tomorrow’s challenge will be trying out the Pocket Wi-Fi that I got for my pc.

I am determined not to stress.

The Facecloth…one for the girls! LOL

Today I have been decluttering craft gear, educational papers, old assignments, payslips, recipes saved that I will never use,  evidence of divorce etc.  I am hoping to reduce four 50L plastic storage tubs down to two.  …..please wish me luck.

I found a printed email from 2008 titled ‘The Facecloth’.   I don’t know who wrote this but I thought it was funny and worth sharing.


This has to be read, laughed at it and passed on. There is not a Woman alive today who won’t crack up over this! 

I was due for a cancer smear with the doctor later in the week. Early one morning, I received a call from the doctor’s office to tell me that I have been rescheduled for that morning at 9.30 am.  I had only just packed everyone off to work and school, and it was already around 8.45am. The trip to his office about 35 minutes, so I didn’t have any time to spare.

As most women do, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn’t going to ne able to make the full effort. So, I rushed upstairs, threw off my pyjamas, wet the facecloth that was sitting next to the sink, and gave myself a quick wash in that area to make sure I was at least presentable. I threw the facecloth in the clothes basket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car and raced to my appointment.

I was in the waiting room for only a few minutes when I was called in. Knowing the procedure, as I’m sure you do, I hopped up on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended that I was in Paris or some other place a million miles away. I was a little surprised when the doctor said, “My, we have made an extra effort this morning, haven’t we?”  I didn’t respond.

After the appointment , I heaved a sigh of relief and went home. The rest of the day was normal – some shopping. cleaning, and cooking.  After school when my 7 year old daughter was playing, she called out from the bathroom, “Mummy, where’s my facecloth?”  I told her to get another one from the cupboard. She replied ” No, I need the one that was here by the sink, it had all my glitter saved inside it”. 

NEVER going back to that doctor, ever !!