Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
and here's a virtual tour of our house:
Sunday, May 27, 2007
You'll also notice that I've decided to use an interrobang as the punctuation for the title of this entry. It has been introduced to me by Jamie Osborne and I think it's fabulous and well fitting for this bizzarre little filmette courtesy of YouTube.
I wonder what their children would look like should they decide to breed‽
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I don't know Mr Hat, what do you think? Do you think Mr Howard is a big fat loser breath stinky shit?
From The Australian
"Howard warned his troops that the Coalition could be “annihilated”, and that he has no rabbits out of hats.
It was blunt, dramatic and will have to be effective. Howard wants people to realise that if Labor is elected, there will be changes of policy and personnel that will “change the country’”."
Yes, Mr Howard. That is correct. We want to change the country, don't we Mr Hat.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Her ultimate fave rock star is Craig McLachlan and she especially likes the song Mona, which was his only hit actually. Craiglea was the chick in the video clip, when her name was originally Jenny. She got slightly obsessed with Craig so ate seven Chef Jay's Tri-O-Plex Duo Bars a day for fourteen months until she was satisfied she could play the guitar on the back of a ute as well as Craig.
Craiglea is currently single.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Did Tony's New Labour experiment over promise and under deliver, and will Gordon Brown ditch the project or continue it against the will of the Labour die-hards and the nonchalance of the nouveau rich?
I believe his legacy will be the quagmire in Iraq, spin and mistrust, instead of a social legacy of a minimum wage and union rights, the reinvigoration of the NHS (although the opposite is the perception) and the public service, better maternity leave and frankly speaking, good looks and charm. His mantra of "Politics may be the art of the possible; but, at least in life, give the impossible a go" may have robbed him of the legacy as a People's Prime Minister or as a Prime Minister of Hearts. For the very nature of what he was trying to do, by being heroic and tackling the impossible - fix the NHS - in effect, became his downfall.
Curing the NHS is an impossible task. It is a giant leaky bucket that can never be sealed and there will always be a story the opposition will find about an 80 year old grannie who stayed in the corridor for 4 hours in emergency, or an outbreak of a super bug that claims the life of a healthy man in his prime.
So many Brits had faith in Tony, and were stripped bare, along with Labour's membership and activist base.
The people can't pin all their hopes on one man - it will take more than one generation to fix the broken country that the Tories left - yet the general malaise that has enveloped Britain has a country drunk on consumerism and yearning for a spot on reality TV. The reality is, that the people who pinned their hopes on New Labour will be the same people that are needed to lift New Labour into the next decade of the 21st century. Those people have been left scarred and cynical by sound bites and lies, and can't see beyond the 80 inch wall mounted telly at the positive things ten years of Labour has done.
I will remain forever angry at Blair's decision to go to war. But I mustn't become cynical. He said in his closing remarks: "Hand on heart, I did what I thought was right. I may have been wrong - that's your call. But I did what I thought was right for our country".
So, dear reader, I will leave you with this quote from Glasgwegian artist and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, for whom I have much admiration:
Friday, May 11, 2007
You will need:
- 2 pints of double cream (that's 1.2 litres for my metric friends)
- 300 grams of castor sugar (that's a lot really)
- Juice of 5 lemons (don't cheat from that lemon squeezy thing you can never find at the supermarket)
- A bowl, whisk, pot, stove and some moulds
You will do:
- Bring cream and sugar to the boil stirring constantly
- Keep it bubbling for a further 3 minutes and keep stirring
- Remove from heat and whisk in the lemon juice
- Pour in to individual moulds or Vegemite glasses
- Bung in fridge to set, or window sill if you're in Glasgow.
Have fun making and eating it!
PS - photograph may not actually represent what this dessert looks like.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
The Scottish National Party has jumped on the mood of Scots who are well pissed orf with the Iraq war and so, there's no distinction between the Westminster and Scottish Labour Party who have their wellies firmly stuck in the same Baghdad quagmire. Worse, the SNP are using the logo "It's Time" (how dare they!) to get over the hill to Holyrood.
So, tomorrow I shall cast a vote in an election I have simply watched, and hopefully, the Nats won't succeed and Labour will continue to rool the roost at Holyrood. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
(pic: I took this with my phone when I visited a UPS depot yesterday...)