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A wee rant

Performance…. NOT

pre-formance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Pre-formance makes me want to smack someone HARD…

Consider yourself warned 🙂 (Rachel Hunter on New Zealand’s Got Talent)


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Oh crap!

Pardon the language, but … REALLY!

I’ve been feeling pretty ordinary for quite a while. Tired, weepy, misery-gutsy…

I put it down to our two friends deaths, our dear friend’s cancer diagnosis, assorted other crap that happens in every life…

I’ve even been questioning my diet – craving sugar again, having another half-glass of wine – when really I don’t want it…

I take all sorts of vitamin supplements…

Red Seal Executive Strength Vitamin B – one a day, for months…

I suspect it’ll take a while to undo the damage.



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WordPress has FINALLY decided to let me into my own blog! I keep getting a ‘we don’t know you or your password’ message… Then I get a ‘have you forgotten your password?’ message [well NO, I haven’t, but since THEY HAVE – I opt to reset my password]… WHEREUPON, I get another message – ‘check your email to reset your password’  – which I do… and the cycle continues….

Today – I get the ‘check your email’ bit  – BUT IN THE MEANTIME – OFF YOU GO, LOG IN ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s enough to make a saint spit… And I ain’t no saint baby!

SO, while I’ve been fuming, I’ve also been doing stuff, so I’ve got a lot to show you 🙂

I’m still doing the Primal thing – I’m in it for life – it really has made me feel so much better. But, to be honest – when we had the two shock deaths of friends recently, my wheels fell off a bit. You know how I’ve been trying to kick the sugar addiction? Well, I confess I made and ate an entire plate of chocolate fudge… two and a half cups of sugar… on my own… over just two days…

I stopped taking my supplements. One of which was recommended to me by the lovely lady in the health-food store, to help me with sugar cravings…

Apparently, this stuff is lacking in New Zealand (food, soils… I’m not sure). Anyway, IT WORKS!

It takes just a couple of days for the effects to kick in – but it really does work. I find, when I take one of these a day, that I don’t even THINK about anything sweet.

This is a huge breakthrough for a junkie like me.

I stopped taking it when the boys died, and the cravings came back. The fudge tasted like sand… sweet sand sure, but still… sand. It was awful, but I ate it anyway…sigh.

Back on the straight and narrow now… but, I’m curious… Am I the only one, who in times of crisis, does stuff they know is not good for them… or stops doing stuff they know works??

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because this summer has been more like spring…

ie – wet, windy and cool…

birdies have been doing the wild thing… pretty much constantly actually…

SO… there have been baby sparrows in the roof above my chair… I hear the parent birds wittering all the time.

Then there was a HUGE commotion … I shot out to investigate… so did Percy…

suffice to say, Perc got there first. A baby (nearly fully fledged) had fallen out of the nest. Percy took it under the deck and tortured it for at least two hours… BASTARD

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Me – I’d RUN!

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Note to Self

Earlier this year I re-organised my spice cupboard… labeling every jar, but one…

… the one at the bottom, on the right-hand side… This afternoon I was looking for the Five-Spice jar… now, I knew this wasn’t it – but, what was it???

Opened it, sniffed it… ACK!

Note to self: Write a label for the jar of Asafoetida…

Asafoetida (Ferula assafoetida), alternative spelling asafetida,(play /æsəˈfɛtɨdə/)[1] (also known as devil’s dungstinking gumasantfood of the godsgiant fennelhing and ting) is the dried latex (gumoleoresin) exuded from the living underground rhizome or tap root of several species of Ferula, which is aperennial herb (1 to 1.5 m high). The species is native to India[2]. Asafoetida has a pungent, unpleasant smell when raw, but in cooked dishes, it delivers a smooth flavor, reminiscent of leeks. (thanks to Wikipedia)

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There is a flock of green-finch in our neighbourhood at the moment. They seem to be feeding on little bugs and seeds they find in the lawn.

The cats are in heaven.

Yoshi killed TWO yesterday and is now under the covers, sleeping the sleep of the innocent…

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