Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Quite Simply......

Donna is teaching my kids how to cook ....... I love her.  I love her a LOT!


Leonie....You must bath your dog ALL THE TIME......Um....no....Never!

One of the things I get asked frequently when I visit the hospital, is how often do I bath Layla?    

I did bath her once, a lot, and it was a disaster.  She ended up with ear infections, dandruff and lacking luster.  She was an, itchy mess.  So I rang a show dog breeder and got the best advice ever. 

STOP washing her!!  Ok... but I live on a farm block with all sorts of dust, smells and shall we say... poo!



The trick is....

* Take one bucket with the hottest water your hands can handle.  
* Squeese in some dog Shampoo or Conditioner into the water and bubble it up.  I use Rufus and Coco 2in1 Oatmeal Wash (see image below). 
* Place the rag into the water (I use a torn up old towl), give it a good wring and rub it all over your dog.  
* Rince and repeat.   You may have to do this a couple of times. 

Layla is dry again within 20 mins.  She gets the hot towel treatment every Tuesday before we visit the hospital and she is clean, dry and smelling divine before we arrive.  No sopping wet dog that takes hours too dry in the middle of Winter!

To maintain a good healthy coat I also give Layla one fish oil tablet a day and a quick flip of the brush a couple of times a week.  







Saturday, April 30, 2016

When one is a little overwhelmed.....

This week, the loo packed up, the fridge shit its self, my washing machine started to pee on the floor and my combustion oven took up smoking.  So....I stacked wood.....firmly...... while reciting very lady like words, like dam it, fudgenuckles (fudgenuckles may have come from Google) and poop. 


Weekending

Love to you and yours.  Leonie xx


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Finn : Mum.....Can I have your camera?

Sure thing.  Go out and take photo's of things that make you happy.  



Finn is now 15 and living a full life with an ID.........I love this kid! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Oh Lord, mama's got a new toy"

Now ladies, sometimes you have to plant that seed in the most obvious spot, water it a little and wait. Wait until lightning strikes him and he says..."Hey babe, I think we need a new hedge trimmer".  Oh...........how we love them. 


Facts about new hedge trimmer.  I didn't go for the battery or fuel option because I was concerned about weight.  Electric was the way to go again and I'm ok with that.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Once upon a time....

I lived a life of a NORMAL PERSON.  I had a nice house with beige painted walls, matching sofa, crystal glasses and the perfect make up and hair.  I was, in my own stuck up, special way....quite posh.  Everything was perfect, the new house, the new car, the good job. The kids were clean and we were all so perfectly pretty.  

I now have a chook roaming in my house..........................Oh!  What a fall from grace I have fell. 

"Can someone PLEEEEEEEASE get chick-o-letta out of the GOD DAM HOUSE!!"

For your own entertainment, you would be delighted to know, it took 5 minutes of chasing said hen, with the help of 2 children and one labrador until capture was achieved.  

SHOOT ME NOW! 





Sunday, January 17, 2016

LOVE LOVE LOVED IT

July 22, 2014 I was torn.  Thinking of stepping away, not in love any more and I had given up hope.  But then last week I saw it on the shelf and invested yet again.....OH! IT WAS SO DAM GOOD TO BE BACK!! Tricky Twenty Two - FABULOUS!! 

If in the holidays you are looking for a whacky series to read, one with laugh out loud humour, go out and get Number 1...... "One for the Money" - Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich.  You just might get hooked! 


Sunday, January 3, 2016

So....I got to thinking

As you are aware from a previous post,  I poshed up the kids for their portraits and they turned out BEAUTIFUL.  

Then I got to thinking........What do we usually look like?  

This is me.
Covered in dirt.
Missing a tooth (still on order...hope to get it soon)
Bed/hat/been in the wind hair.
Need to loose 5 - 10 Kg.........not going to happen in a hurry.
Eyebrows needing a good shaping........must get onto that. 
Old bra showing..........lucky I've got one on. 
Skin on chest starting to show some wear.
Wrinkles strong and present. ......................and I couldn't give a shit.  

This is me. 


Sunday, December 27, 2015