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Wicked Snuggly

So it is now Monday evening, as I promised it is now continued.  Hoorah!  I suppose.

I did get out in that garden between laundry cycles and DVD’s and kitten snuggling.  While out there I even planted little itty bitty seeds.  I planted some Rosemary, Oregano and some heavenly little Johnny Jump Ups. (viola’s, heartsease etc) 

I also took some cuttings of my favourite daisy from my parents house.  A cutting from a cutting I took from a plant I purchased at my very first job at a nursery.  My very first job anywhere in fact.  I took three so hopefully all or at least one of them grows. 

I even planted to potted colour I got last week in the garden near the front door.  Hopefully they’ll make it look more inviting out there.  It’ll look really good when the stump from the ornamental ficus is removed completely.

Beautiful faced Pansies/Violas.  So lovely.

Then I got my mean gardener on, and got out the environmentally better than the bad weedkiller, weedkiller and my spray gun out.  I went all Hitler on the weeds down the side alley and the weeds in the trough like garden just off the deck.  Makes me sick just thinking about them, and that I resorted to POISON.  It’s a huge job, I wouldn’t have used it had I a smaller garden.

Whilst slaughtering the weedies down the side I caught a glimpse over the neighbours fence and what do you think I saw?  I saw the loveliest of all the lovely things I had seen today in there yard.  So lovely, I ran back to the bench and got my camera back out and put the longer lense on.

You want to see?

Yes you do!  I’ll show you!

What a delightfully attractive Magnolia.

I wish it was growing in my yard instead.

And because I thought this was worth posting also. 

We’ll leave it with Lavender now though I suppose.  Because Top Gear UK is on.

Evening.  Peace be the journey =)


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There is something pleasurable about Monday’s, maybe it is due to the fact that I don’t have to go to work today.  I can sleep in.  Instead of working for someone else, I can work here and get stuff that we need to get done.  I can do it at a leisurely pace.  I don’t have to deal with the scum bags you deal with in a grocery store on registers every day. 

I’m alone. 

Except for Finn, he’s chewing on my wrist and getting excited watching the letters pop up as I type them.  He’s doing that little comfy march that cats do to make things comfy before they curl up, on my tummy inside my green cardigan.  I love him.  He is my hairy little mate, he keeps me company while my bigger hairier man friend is at work.  We are listening to Beethoven.  Because we can’t concentrate on a DVD and blog at the same time.

I have done two loads of laundry this morning (I did sleep in until 9.30am, what a baddy.  Tee Hee), I have also put away all the lovely clean dishes and pans in there special places in the cupboard.  My new jars are looking amazing, filled with Tea Bags and Sugar like a real kitchen.

With the laundry, I have taken the risk of hanging it on the outside, not undercover line.  It’s starting to get even more cloudier, so cloudy I may even need to do a laundry recovery dash very soon. 

I finally finished my emailing.  I don’t think I did a very good job this time.  I publicly apologise.

The Mermaid over at her J-I-G-G-L-E design studio (lol @ studio) has finally gotten an online store going for anyone who cares to see some of her amazing creations.  It can be found here.


This is only a small photographic sample of what she is capable of.  She does amazing things with fabric.  Millions of mini skirts/tutus, patchwork quilts, choker style jewellery.  Everything is handmade and designed by her eccentric lovable little brain.  Go there, buy her stuff it is UNIQUE.

My garden needs more work, so you can see the amazing plants that are hidden by the weeds.  For example.

This Grevillea.  It’s beautiful.

This Lavender.  It smells delightful.  The bee’s even think so.

I think I’ve just talked myself into going and planting the new viola’s I purchased.  I’ll show you when I’m finished.  I might even take cuttings of Daisies and plant seeds. 

Little Finn’s hug is to be ruined again.

To Be Continued….

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Happy Monday everyone!! 

What an eventful week it has been.  I’ll start with, Sometime last week while waiting for my boyfriend to pick me up from Westfield I thought it would be fun to look in the pet shop.

So I did.  That was my first mistake.  He made eye contact with me.  He, the cutest little furry I’ve ever seen.  My initial reaction was ‘oh, don’t you dare do that face at me you little turd’.  But he did.  So naturally every day this week, while I walked through the mall to get to the bus stop I casually strolled past the little pet shop and there he was.  Still in that hideous kitten tank they were keeping him in.  Looking as lonely and adorable as ever.

So by Thursday just after lunch while at work after spending most of the week text messaging nasty little ‘meows’ and kitten related messages to my boyfriend.  I made the decision if he was still there at 7pm-ish tonight after I finished work there would be the to purchase little furry or not discussion with boyfriend.

After boyfriends visual internal argument and distress about making a hasty addition to our little family, apparently cute little furry and I managed to win him over quite easily.  Had cute little furry been a puppy, I don’t think we would have been quite as successful at manipulating the situation.  LOL @ bad girlfriend and cute furry taking over the world one boyfriend at a time.


After a traumatic relocation, an hour and a half later cute furry was not so traumatised anymore.  He was playing and loving like we gave birth to him ourselves.

After two very furry love filled days of kitten naming we settled on the name Finnigan.  Yes that is what we named our kitten.  Finn, Finnie, Little Finn.

We did consider a thousand names, so it would seem.  More than one person did suggest a Michael Jackson derived name, because kitty is Black & White just like the song.  Sorry guys, no little Jacko, Jackson, MJ, Mikey, Mickey Jack whatever.  Finn. 

So far his personality is absolutely delightful.  He takes turns at the cuddles, so the mummy or the daddy get jealous.  He is very keen on the maintaining contact practically at all times.  He likes to play fun things.  He likes to sleep on you.  He likes to playfully nibble toes, noses, lips? and other bits.  He especially likes zippers on your coat and buttons on your pants for chewing. 

His little farts smell disgusting!

He likes to know what you are doing at all times and is keen to help.  He finds the mouse pointer on the computer screen fascinating and likes to chase it.  He runs like some flailing idiot all over our house, not stealthy yet.

WE LOVE HIM!!!!  I think he loves us too.  I’m glad he made eye contact seven days ago when I was just looking at pets in a pet shop to waste some time.

The weekend consisted of my younger brother coming over to meet our furry baby Finn.  While here boyfriend thought he’d do some yard work, like lawns and such.  So younger brother and I thought we’d do some yard work too. 

The side garden with conifers is on it’s way to be Tradescantia free. (Wandering Jew, Creeping Christian whatever other politically incorrect name for it you can think of?)  We managed to completely fill the green waste bin, so now there is a massive mountain of Trad, just sitting on the decking until the bin is emptied.  I think that will be next week.  Crap.


Now to the craft scene.  I’ve started crocheting the granny squares together.  I don’t know if I like them as much crocheted together though.  Maybe it’s just the way my mum showed me to crochet them together that I don’t like.  Maybe I should be trying to learn another way to crochet them together from one of those amazing inspirational crochet queens I usually post links too. 

While the Renapturous Mermaid was visiting last Monday we went shopping at Spotlight.  While there we found some funky yarn for me to crochet her a granny square treasure bag to go with her Mermaid Costume.  It’s not quite finished yet, as it needs strap.  Otherwise she’ll probably just drop it while she’s swimming around in that big ol’ ocean of fabric she has.  

Finn wanted to help, and look super cute.  So I let him.

Anyway, I think it’s cup of tea and time to reply to some emails.

Also, it does suck that MJ died.  I’m just to wrapped up in Kitten Clouds to care right now.

Thanks for coming.  =)

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Good morning peoples!

Just a quickle to let you all know (anybody out there) I’m still here.

Very busy week.  No time for crocheting.  No time for the Sims 3.  No time for reading.  All the time being consumed by domesticity and work.

Stupid dishes don’t clean themselves.  The stupid laundry doesn’t clean the clothes on its own.  We need one of those fantasia mop & buckets!  If they could spare, also something similar to pain the outside of our house.  Now that’s an idea.

The sun is shining.  So at least while I’m walking to the bus stop I will be able to enjoy it.  What I really want is to have the day off, and finally get out in the garden and just go nuts!!!!

I will send as many Agapanthus as necessary to plant heaven.  I will slaughter the ornamental fig, which some moron planted years ago in the front garden against the house.  The Tradescantia can go to hell for all I care, when it’s taken care of.

There will be the planting of seeds.  Rosemary, Sage, Lavender all beautifully scented Nana plants which some believe to bring healing, peace and wisdom and other wonderful things to your garden.  There will be happy little Johnny Jump Up faces (aka Heartsease) smiling from every little bit of the garden I can squeeze them into.  There will be daisies.  They make me happy.  How can a flower be so happy?

Anyway to end unhappily.  I have to go chase a bus now and serve for the next five hours.  Sad Face.

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