Results tagged “Animals” from Kazza the Blank One

So those little bunnies that were so adorable...

Bunny cuteness

Me and a bunny

Not long after these were taken, Vicki got into the rabbit hutch to play with the bunnies.  Yeah blue heelers and baby bunnies don't mix.  Kit came home to one that was already dead (although not gored - Vicki was obviously just playing too rough) and Buttons and the other baby traumatised.  Kit brought them inside but the other baby didn't make it.  Super sad times.

Buttons has now been inside for a couple of weeks and Kit will probably breed her again soon.

Kit's Animals

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I never seem to have a shortage of Kit's animal photos..

These were the chickens all waiting for breakfast a few weeks ago..

Chicken feeding

Petal with her nails done..

Petal pink nails

About six weeks ago, Kit's friend gave her a bunny that was supposedly sexed by a vet as a girl.  So Kit thought she'd see how they'd go keeping it together with her girl bunny. 

Blobby

Except Bonnie was a boy.

Whoops.

They'd been together maybe an hour before they made babies.  They were born last week and are epic cute!  This is them a day and a half old, after having survived the 40C day last Friday.

Two day old bunnies

Plants and Animals

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A bunch more photos taken during the year that needed blogging..

One of Kit's brown frogs.  She had two or three of them that she'd had for years, and they died almost at the same time, she has no idea why..
Kit's brown frog

Curious George..
Curious George

Happy flower!
Happy flower

Petal snow!
Petal snow

Poppy
Poppy

Teeny teeny bug at the Christmas party last week
Teeny bug

Weekly Checkin

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Not too much happening this past week.

Friday night Chris and Zac came down, and on Saturday we went house hunting for them.  As of Monday she's already been offered a place but still wants to find out about her favourite.

Saturday night was a bit of a party at Mishi's to celebrate her birthday/retirement/Christmas etc.

We did buy some new fish yesterday - four baby angels.  They haven't died yet.  And Stu bought some Endler guppies which are pretty cute (three out of four of his shrimps died for no good reason).

I've been busy doing my year in review post (getting in early this year and not leaving it all to the last minute), filing photos (one month a night, should have them all filed by the end of the year), planning for the next trivia night (omfg it's a lot of work), but not doing nearly enough house tidying...

Rooster and hens

George perched

George being Maru

Buttons

Breathe

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So by the time I got home, did pool stuff, did fish stuff, put on some washing, cooked dinner, ate dinner, watched an episode of House, tidied the kitchen, hung out the washing, and backed up my computer... it's suddenly 10pm.

Sigh.

So instead of doing anything I wanted to do tonight, I'm just going to collapse into bed.

Here's some photos of a bunny rabbit.

Buttoms

Buttons

Stu and Buttons

More backlog clearing

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Just some more photos gathering dust that need blogging.

These were all the dried up paint-by-numbers paints I threw out.  In February.

Paint by numbers paints

This was taken during a walk around Lake Ginninderra. In May.

Belconnen peninsula

Italian thick white hot chocolate in a Hug Mug.  OMFG soooo good!

Hug mug

After a very long lunch to farewell our team as it was, I built this.

Everything is Awesome!

We brought this box of Cadbury Creme Eggs home from Junee with us (they'd been sitting in David's pantry for about five years).  We're still getting through them.

Cadbury Creme Eggs

Stu got kitty snuggles with George

Kitty snuggles

This was my lemon meringue mush a while back.  It tasted great but the recipe needs work.

Lemon meringue mush

Lemon meringue mush

This time I got George (and Petal) snuggles

Me and the menagerie

Holy beer it's your birthday!

Holy Beer

We had a bourbon night a few weeks ago.  They all had fairly unique smells but tasted relatively similar.

Bourbon night

Cute little flowers we saw on the walk up the Owl to complete a mission

Flowers

Awww

Pals

I totally love daffodils

Daffodil

Daffodil

Animals

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A huge moth that was doing a really terrible job of camouflaging itself on our brickwork

Big moth

Miss M and her little mop

Miss M and her mop

Some of Kit's duck eggs, possibly containing two, one and zero yolks

Duck eggs

Sleeping buddies

Sleeping buddies

This is the rooster that wakes David up when he comes to stay

Rooster

My three black neon tetras, and some of the rummy nose tetras.  Those little black neon tetras are nine years old.  What a spinout!

Little fishies

George came by the other week and found a nice place in the sun to warm up

Geroge

George

George

George

The tension of this week got to me so much today I was actually in tears at one point.

Fricken.

Didn't even feel like staying at drinks tonight.  

Yeup.

But now I smell like dog, cause Kit is back from Europe and the dogs wanted cuddles.  Anyone's cuddles it would seem.

Three years ago today we went to the Israel Museum and saw some of the actual Dead Sea Scrolls, went out to Bethlehem and visited The Chuch of the Nativity (hrmm) and saw the fields where angels might have appeared to shepherds when Jesus was born, and explored the Herodium, where Herod built a fortress and was buried.

Whoops so I didn't post all weekend..

This ring tail possum was at the club on NYE.  I touched its tail because I could.

Ring tail possum

Friday was super hot.  The birds were suffering.  Crows and magpie larks were coming to the fountain at the Labor Club to get a drink and cool off in the shade.

Crow at the Labor Club

Did our food shopping and came home.

Saturday I did some housework, and got a bit annoyed that it feels like I'm *always* cleaning the house.  It's just never ending :/

We did jump in the pool to cool off though which was nice.

In the evening we went over to EffanC's to have a glass of bubbly and some cheese before we went to the movies.  

Pre movie bubbly

Wine at the Palace

Palace Electric wine

Then back to their place for a fairly late dinner (of some very nice quiche and salad).

Sunday was more suffering in the heat.  

In the afternoon mum came down from Sydney to stay.  She *finally* had a swim in our pool (for one reason or another it'd never happened before).  I had a beef stew going in the slow cooker all afternoon.  For dessert we had Heston Blumenthal's Hidden Orange Pudding.  I'd seen these advertised on tv before Christmas, but didn't get one.  Then on Friday saw them for half price so grabbed one.  It was pretty good.

Hidden Orange Pudding

Hidden Orange Pudding

And today was back in the deep end trying to stay afloat again.  

I really haven't had the time for Christmas up until about yesterday.  Yesterday was awesome, just pottered around the house cleaning and tidying.  Managed 11000 steps without even leaving the house (other than to go across the road for supplies).

Last night EffanC came over for roast pork, and Kit came up as well.  Sooo much pork and the crackling was super awesome.

Us with animals

Party time

Pork - before

Pork - after

After dinner we sat around chatting and I put on the Carols in the background.  A good fun night.

Today I've finally had the time to go through my photos from the past two months and get a lot of them online in older blog posts.  Check em out.

In the meantime, here's some Christmas trees!  And Lego!

Market St Christmas Tree

QVB Christmas Tree

Lego Christmas Tree

Lego surfing santa

Lego koala

Martin Place Christmas Tree

Martin Place Christmas Tree

Westfield Christmas Tree

Our Christmas Tree

Our Christmas Tree

Another long driving day today.

Slept ok last night, pillow was definitely better.

Breakfast was pretty much the same as yesterday.

Then off we went.

Had morning tea at Injune.

Got to Roma and went through the Big Rig museum. Ok if you're into mining and stuff but I wasn't hugely interested.

Lunch (pies!) at Roma outside the museum.

As we were driving through Yuleba, someone shouted "camels!" Then there was actually a real life camel train walking down the road. This couple from Gympie were just walking around the country with their caravan of camels. Super cool.

Toily stop at Chinchilla.

Then finally into Toowoomba early evening.

Just had time to dump our stuff and go hack a few portals for dinner.

Dinner was nice enough, but I was feeling a bit blah and pretty anxious to be with friends, so didn't enjoy dinner as much as I could have.

Also, super tired now.

Think I slept fairly well last night. Although I finally remembered to run sleep cycle which indicated I was somewhat restless till quite late (but that's pretty normal). The pillow was a bit thick for my liking, but then I realised this morning there's another one that's squishy so will use that tonight.

Breakfast was ok this morning.

After breakfast we headed up into Carnarvon Gorge.

We walked up with the rest of the group and the guide for a while, but mum wanted to show me the Amphitheatre, so we made a break with one of the other guys and walked up to it. It was quite spectacular and well worth the hour's extra walk.

Then we met up with others back at the Moss Garden.

So we ended up walking for over three hours, which is the healthiest day we've had so far.

Lunch was back at the lodge area. I had battered bassa and chips and that was quite nice.

After lunch we went on a helicopter ride!! I'd never actually been on a helicopter before (neither had Cutie, so she came with me). So it was pretty awesome. We went up to Moolayember Gorge and was appropriately spectacular. Shameless plug to Heli-Central :)

Came back to the room via kangaroos and echidnas and did photo stuff for a while.

Then out again to the sunset at Bandana (sp?) which is a cattle property near the gorge which run evening sunset drinks and nibbles. I thought it was a *tad* overpriced (they're only allowed to serve two drinks without a liquor licence) but after one of mum's glasses of wine I felt better and enjoyed the old farmer's stories and song.

Then back for dinner (I had steak tonight which was a little tough on the ends but nice in the middle, and chocolate pudding which was very nice) and suddenly it's 9pm ..

Weekend Roundup

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Friday morning I cooked dinner.

Failed stroganoff

Failed stroganoff

But because I didn't have time to fry down the mushrooms, there was a *lot* of liquid in it.  So it was very watery :(

Failed stroganoff

Still, our dinner guests (EffanC) enjoyed it.

After dinner we watched Rocky Horror and then Frozen.  Yeah same movies as we watched with Marc and Jo the other week!  Silly really.  Stayed up quite late chatting.

In the morning we all went out for breakfast to A Baker.  The celeriac didn't work that well for me, but the whipped feta and bacon were great.

A Baker eggs

In the afternoon I did some organising of our filing.  Still a long way to go though!  In the evening we watched The Railway Man.  I wasn't in the right mindset to begin with, so found it a little tough going at the beginning, but once I'd settled into it I thought it was pretty good.

Today was more organising of finances.  We went for a walk to hack some portals and then got laughed at by the fairy wrens who wouldn't stay still to be documented.

Weird ..
Fairy wren

Fairy wren

Fairy wren

Then had lunch at Fortune Box (a rather nice dish of pork, duck and more pork, with duck egg) before doing our food shopping.

Fortune Box pork duck pork

George came by while we were cooking

George the pest

George the pest

George the pest

This was dinner - a recipe out of my newest Women's Weekly cookbook - harissa roast chicken.  It also included a stuffing of Stu's suggestion, of butter, mushroom, thyme, garlic, lemon zest, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.  

Harissa Chicken

Harissa Chicken

The harissa was a tad burnt, and a tad too spicy for me, and the stuffing didn't really add much.  But the chicken and veggies were certainly yummy.

Harissa Chicken

After dinner we went over to Annie's for a while to say hi and have some dessert.

Marc and Jo Visit

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15-17.8.14

Friday night (after several disasters at their end) Marc and Jo arrived in town for the weekend.  We chatted til quite late.

Saturday morning we went into town for some breakfast at Mocan and Green Grout.

Mocan toastie

Mocan toastie

Mocan eggs

And we also had got some tapioca and persimon.  The tapioca was nice but the persimon was a little tough.

Mocan tapioca

I took a *lot* of photos of this dog trying to get one of him with his tongue out.  I got a few.

Dog tongue

Dog tongue

There was also a honeyeater that needed documenting

Honeyeater

Then we went down to the lake to document more birds

Incoming

Swanlings

Swanling

Magpie lark squawking

Magpie lark squawking

At the lake

Then we went for a drive up Mt Ainslie

Mt Ainslie

There were more birds :)

Ainslie wren

Marc and Jo went off to visit some other friends so we came home and chilled out, then went and did some food shopping.

We cooked up a *lot* of mushrooms (and had some leftover cause we bought too many) for Marc's strog

Marc's strog

Marc's strog

It was delicious!!

We put on Frozen after dinner while we chatted, then Rocky Horror.

In the morning Marc and I cooked up a storm for breakfast while various spouses dozed.  Bacon, eggs, hash browns, onions and mushrooms - yumm!

Mega breakfast

Then chillaxed and didn't do anything exciting.  They left later in the afternoon on Sunday.

Bits and stuff

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One of the coldest nights we had this winter was the 5-6th August.  The ice on the tub of water was so thick it took a *lot* of effort to break through it to see how thick it was.

Chunky Ice

This candle was at @CLBradley's.  I thought it looked like a tower out of Lord of the Rings.

Tower candle

Sometimes George comes in hoping to be fed (rarely happens but doesn't stop him investigting).  He rarely ever stops for more than a few seconds at a time so this picture of him laying down on the sweetie is pretty rare.

George pillow

Have seen balloons (and frost) a few times this week.

Frost and balloons

On Monday morning it was *cold*.  Freezing in fact.  The ice was so thick on the tub of water out the back that I have no idea how thick it actually was.  It held up a potplant with no effort.

Freezage

There was slight freezage of the pool that morning, but just a few crystals.  Same with this morning.

George came by yesterday and said hi to the fish.

George and the fish

Last Sunday was such a lovely day that I felt kinda bad that we'd stayed indoors the entire day.

So the sweetie and I went for a walk around Palmerville.

And I took lots of photos of the sweetie and black cockatoos and stuff.. 

Palmerville walk

Palmerville walk

Palmerville walk

Palmerville walk

Palmerville walk

Palmerville walk

Palmerville walk

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos

Mr Bug came over for dinner afterwards - slow cooked lamb shanks - nom! The Stus had a good long catchup, and we watched some of The Wind Rises.

Been a bit of a boozy few days.

On Thursday, and dude from McLaren Vale came up to offer a wine tasting, mainly for the bar, but for others as well.  So a small group of us partook.  There were five whites, a muscato, a rose, four reds, a dessert wine, a tawny "port" and a "Delight" - which is much like a Baileys.  It was a fun night, had a taste of some lovely boutique wines, and I bought a mixed case of things.

Wine Tasting

Yesterday we went along to Whisky Live.  $99 for 100 whiskys in three and a half hours.  Stu and I shared tastes to start with, so we could try more things.  But then it got a bit complicated trying to have any working method of working the room, so I ended up wandering around by myself towards the end.  There was an ample supply of hot food (cheesy risotto balls!) as well which was great.  A fantastic event, I'd be interested in going again next year.

Whisky Live

Afterwards we went over to F&C's (who were also at Whisky Live) for a yummy moussaka.  And I ate blue cheese for the first time since 1987 (I've had it a couple of times on pizza, but it's a bit different cooked).  Then we watched Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.  But I just didn't *get* it.  It was funny reading reviews on IMDB as well - people either loved it or hated it.  I'm on the hated it side heh.

Today was fairly quiet.  I finished geotagging my holiday photos, and have started culling them down.

Honeyeater

Kit bought three more chickens and two ducks today ..

More chickies

Duckies

This afternoon I was craving a roast dinner, but we had nothing to roast, so I popped over to the markets to get something.

After unpacking and organising everything from the trip, I put together my purchases and souvenirs for a photo ..

Turkey purchases

Yesterday we went out to the club for the afternoon/evening for the club's birthday party.

The mushrooms are getting bigger ..

Club mushrooms

There's also a super cute ringtail possum that hangs out around the sauna

Ringtail possum

Ringtail possum

Ringtail possum

Woke up in the middle of the night and took forever to get back to sleep, so we came home mid-late morning and I crashed for an hour or so.

Really didn't get anything much useful done today, although I have geotagged three days of photos from our trip.

And I went and played with Kit's new chickies

Chickies

Easter Weekend

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On Good Friday we headed out to the club.  I left Stu to read stuff for uni, and went off to help hazard reduction.  That is, pulling dead branches into piles to be picked up later for transport to the fire.  Spent a couple of hours on Friday afternoon doing that.

With all the rain a few weeks ago, mushrooms have been sprouting up all over the place!

Club mushrooms

Club mushrooms

Club mushrooms

Club mushrooms

Club mushrooms

Club mushrooms

Club mushrooms

Club mushrooms

Club mushrooms

John was chainsawing larger logs as well, and he found this bat inside a hollow log!!

Bat

Bat

Bat

Bat

Friday night we played some Phase 10 (a commercialised version of "Frustration" we played in Queensland a couple of years ago) with A&J and had a relatively early night.

Saturday I burnt wood.  Piles and piles and piles of it.  This was at the end of the day.

Bonfire

Afterwards I had a refreshing dip in M&M's spa (I'm even claiming the last dip in the pool for the season after the morning's bonfiring)!

We didn't end up bonfiring at night, but I did make some meringues using some leftover egg whites..

Meringue

Sunday we came home fairly early (Stu's uni work had been a bit of a disaster, as he had a sore throat for two days that turned into a pretty nasty cold).  I didn't do much at home, just pottered around and changed some passwords.

Monday was a pretty fail day.  Did pretty much nothing around the house or on my todo list .. ended up feeling completely blah, and we got pizza for dinner.

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