Trying to be good and start posting.
I’m good, doing yoga now, wrecked house nearly finished all its repairs, furniture ordered and being delivered soon, lost a dog and found her, not moving back home – it’s going on the market in 3 weeks (praise the lord), photos will be posted.
How is everyone?


Things I don’t really LOVE about the Dodgy Rental House

There are lots of not quite right, Better Homes and Gardens’ Projects here.

Weeds thrive overnight.

The two huge and heavily laden Coconut trees we all had to walk under.

But there’s always a blue sky waiting for me

and I found it once the coconuts were removed.



So, the proof I am neither creative or artistic ….. AT ALL!


artistic types

may be offended by content below.

I promised the homework would go up on the blog, so here it is.
I am ever hopeful that gradually we might all see a little improvement over the next 12 weeks.

Fingers Crossed everyone.

So here’s the mind map – on the Hippo, the Hammer and the Teeth.

Well I did what the question asked

but it looks Dodgy to me.

It gets worse.

I did my own drawings,

and wrote up all the ideas.

Well, at least it’s sort of neat.

Now on to week two

the Buckets.

We had to think of 30 things to do with a bucket


here’s 30

Then choose 10 to actually do.

So I picked 10

and today I’ve been busy with buckets.

Remember Yasi the Rat my friend G gave me for the first hospital stint this year?

Well he helped me illustrate Creative Bucket Use Number One.

Use a bucket to cover up stinky, icky dead vermin, until someone else disposes of them.

Then Siggi B helped out with the second one

Use a bucket to catch (small but really) wild animals.

You may notice I caught a small but scary wild wombat.

How’s this, a Bucket Target for my tennis serve.


the car got to help out with number three.

And here’s me really SHAMELESS SHOWING OFF

Grandma Whacker are you reading this?

I decided to show that I have been paying attention in previous art subjects

and produced my own Marcel Duchampish


Google: Dadaism Marcel Duchamp, Fountain

PS – the blue mats on each step are for Bee (17 year old Bichon Frise who is blind and needs to feel her way up and down the stairs here).

Linda in Chile chatted to me about the Bucket List

and I came up with another take

A Bucket OF Lists.

4 more to do tomorrow.




Art &Creativity at Uni, Week 2 can I possibly be behind already?

A resounding YES!
Of course!
(Edited to add, there are typos in this post, but I can’t scroll down in the wordpress editing screen to fix them when I’m using the iPad. Sorry!!! Fluster, fluster. L)

This week I have to come up with 30 weird and wonderfully creative uses for a bucket.
Then I have to actually do 10 of them for real and photograph them and post them onto the Uni’s Digital Discussion Board, and into the Digital Drop Box.
Easy peasy.

If you guys come up with the things to do with the buckey, I’ll get busy learning how to access,post, do digital drops, and find this discussion board.

I Really, Really Really promise to put photos up on the weekend.
Especially the mind map of the Hippo, the teeth and the hammer.
You do not want to miss seeing that I am genuinely and appalling lacking in any artistic skill at all.

My bucket list so far includes
1. A Ned Kelly costume for a toddler.
2. A cover for dead vermin to both hide them and contain their odor – till someone else disposes of them.
3. A head cover which hides you from people who know at your local coffee shop, while still letting you see and read your newspaper in peace.
(This one I am definitely going to do and photograph at my coffee shop and post to the Assignment drop box? promise to show iton here too)

That’s all for now my wonderful and exceedingly patient .
This is another in bed with the iPad post.

Thanks for all e wonderful help with last week’s mind map,

I’m bad, but I’m needy too…. please help.

So my bluddies.

The novelty of a broken elbow/arm wore off very quickly and I crawled into my misery hole and felt very sorry for myself.

Whew, wallowing in self pity gets very tedious.

Luckily a big pile of work, having to wade back in to the “Battle of Getting the House Fixed”, and my new Uni Subject have put the pressure on me to cheer up.

Please help me with my homework.

I have to find connections between the following:



My Subject is


Can you please be creative and give me some (weird and whacky most welcome) ideas on connections between all three?

I need

3 obvious connections

and 7 unexpected or imaginative ways the teeth, the hippo and the hammer are related.

And I’ll be blowed if I can even  find the obvious connections.

I thought doing a subject such as Art and Creativity would teach me to be creative

but NO

they expect me to just BE creative.





Lots of love


PS  I will do a LIFE with ME update post soon.

To date – I have not broken anything since the 13th August.

(Not even a cup).

PPS  Grandma Whacker – I cannot believe what your daughter did to you!

PPS My comments to everyone – are missing because WordPress is in another of it’s huffy moods and won’t let me comment.Sigh!

What to do on a Saturday morning?……. Here’s an idea.

Why was this kind and very concerned face staring intently at me at 8am on Saturday morning?



Maybe because I was lying like this?


I did it again.

Decided it was time to break something.





you are all correct

I did it by coming off this

at a bit of speed.

Saturday morning,

 at Kirra Beach Surf Club

I took a huge stack

right in front of a bunch of lifesavers about to be tested on their medical rescue skills

by Kaye the kind faced rescue assessor

who’s face is at the top of this post.

Kaye, and the 20 guys who watched my head (inside my helmet)

hit the concrete at 20k an hour,

held me down until this came.

despite my best efforts to

get up

and get out of there!

I spose it’s 6 months and 1 week since my last ride in an ambulance.

And it was a nice day to look out through the windows at the passing scenery.

Till I got to the John Flynn Hospital

where they XRayed my neck

which is so much more bendy than my spine

that it magnificently

did NOT break.

Neck – I’m proud of you.

According to the witnesses

(I think they have a touch of the dramatics)

without this

I’d have cracked my skull

well and truly OPEN.

I know there was a bloody loud bang when it hit the deck

there was even a pretty loud crunch inside my head when it landed.


I can’t really complain about


1 broken Elbow.

(There’s a Tshirt on me – despite the photo looking slightly nudish).

So now I’m

getting around like this

Those Okanuis are a bit too big I know

but very comfy and easy to pull on with one hand.


 I think the brand of my helmet

speaks for you all!


Sensible Arnie was in my bike basket,

wearing a harness and a very thick coat

he was fine

the basket did not hit the cement

and Arnie stayed put.