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Alfresco Saturday – Huonville

It’s been a while since I’ve done this, so here’s one I’ve tried before. The coffee through the camera taken by the phone.
Huonville, 10.30 am.
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Windy, sunny, cloudy – you name it it’s happening.

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A day like no other

Some things I learnt today:
– watching movies with a head cold and an ear infection is not a good idea (I swear my head was about to blow off by the time it finished). After a day of rest yesterday I thought I was ready to face the world, not so much.
– first, buying, therefore taking the right medicine is a must to make sure said head does not blow off.
– an afternoon sleep will fix just about anything.
– tea is really good! Hubby asked me how many coffees I’d had today. My answer – I’ve had none since Sunday. I swear he fell of his chair through the phone.
– the supermarket is a place of hell when you have a killer headache, and ears that feel blocked up, with one getting that sharp spike that only comes with infection, and it sounds like everyone is yelling.
– a killer headache is nothing compared to how the people will be feeling who were involved in a four car incident this afternoon in the rain.

Despite feeling like crap the movie was brilliant, I was going to write a review but can’t be bothered now. Just a mention, if you haven’t seen the Lego movie yet, Go and See it!

I’ve graduated several levels of tea drinking. First it was Bushels tea with Lipton honey and lemon tea, then Bushels with Tetley Lemon (and a dash of honey), then I discovered Dilmah Lemon tea at the airport, and today at the supermarket had to make do with the delicious (and soon to be a staple in my pantry) Twinnings Lemon tea. This stuff is perfect.

Computers are a pain in the backside. There are 3 laptops and my iPad in the house. Do you think any of them will do what I want? The iPad will work, but sometimes the laptop is easier as it comes with its own pet (mouse). The laptop I normally use wont let me access WordPress but will open my camera card. Mr 15’s will let me use WordPress but wont recognise the sd card so third time lucky, I’m going to hunt out Mr 17’s and see if i can do both on it and get a few picture posts done, plus the post-market posting I do.

I got an unexpected phone call asking for Mr 10 to go for a play date. ‘It was meant to be for earlier n the holidays and I know school goes back Monday, but is tomorrow ok?’ Tomorrow is perfect, and he will love it. Mr 10’s response? Awesome, what time?
I have known, to see as compared to talk to, this woman for a while, but she has not ever spoken to me. My first impression of was not favourable until I found out a bit of history and had some understanding, and since she sees me when I’m at work, I think she has softened a little.

The weekend is here, I plan on relaxing and getting as much rest as possible as well as being as busy as I can manage. I know that makes no sense whatsoever, but pottering around can be productive, especially if it’s a crap day like it’s been forecast. Oh, and we get to go and vote again, local stuff with people we don’t even know about. Yay. Not.

Have a good weekend, be safe, well and drink lots of tea!
Jen

What’s in a name, my name?

Not my personal name, that’s something else again. No, whats up with my blog name and tagline. Does it catch your eye, make you want to stay and look a little further? I hope so.

I’ve had this blog for nearly 3 years now, and it’s had a couple of name changes. All variations of the same theme.
When I first started this blog I wasn’t thinking of the future and whether my URL might need changing. I have looked into changing it but it just seems like too much trouble, I am easily confused by this sort of thing, and I could very well have to start fresh with followers, I’m not sure I want to go down that track.
So jenbeads it is. And jenbeads it will stay.
I think its easy enough to remember even if it’s got nothing to do with what I am writing about.
The name for my blog. As my friends and family know, and those who read long enough, I am never far from my camera and usually have a coffee close by or in my hand – I will do anything for a coffee. (Yes, I have one next to me as I write this).

The tagline, simply put, is what it is.
“Ramblings from a coffee addict”
A bit of this, a bit of that, coffee pictures, photos of other stuff. And occasionally family stuff.

That’s it for me, for day 2 of the challenge. It’s actually quite nice to come back, and start from the beginning again. To write, and think about why I did something, why I chose what I did. And for new visitors it should help you, maybe understand me a bit better (not that I understand me).
Maybe I can learn from that? Let’s see what the Challenge for day 3 brings us.
Catch you later:)
JEN

This makes it all worthwhile

This is what happens when I leave 2 boys with my camera…. and with results like this, I don’t mind at all.

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Jennifer 🙂

Off to the Zoo

~sigh~ where do I start?
It’s been such a long day and I really have more to do, but (a decent) sleep ready to rise early for market will have to take precedence.
After a slightly rushed start this morning we headed off to visit ZooDoo. A small zoo north east of Hobart. It is more a zoo park than traditional zoo but they have an ok variety of animals and are knowledgable about everything they have.
Believe it or not, (actually I see its not that hard to believe it,) some kids have never seen farm animals, so there is a menagerie of those wandering around the park – chickens, geese, sheep and goats.
There are the usual Aussie animals, koalas, a wombat, small kangaroos, emus, parrots, galahs, a trolling cockatoo (yes I’ll tell you about him soon enough), a petting zoo and the like – yes, and several Tassie Devils.

We arrived right on time to jump on their ZooDoo Safari bus and head into the paddocks to feed the emu, ostriches, llama, alpacas and Camels.
Then there was the feeding of the lions, meerkats, visit the reptiles and then feed the Devils.
After that we were on our own so spent the time wandering and taking pictures.

Back to the beginning, at 8.30 this morning. All was going good until we got, oh about, half an hour up the road and dropped the eldest at work. Uh-oh. I had left my spare camera battery at home. It doesn’t normally go flat very quickly but I like it as a safety net, particular as I like to take huge amounts of pictures.
I figured I would just play it safe and not go overboard. Haha, yeah I actually thought that and was able to behave myself till about the last half hour when I just let it rip. And then the battery died.

We left and went for lunch around 12ish, stopping for a picnic (it was outside, so a picnic it was) at Richmond, ten minutes down the road, and sat near the river.

On returning home, about 2.30, I set about doing the things I needed for tomorrow’s market and dinner before picking up the eldest. And as I write this, 10pm, I still haven’t looked at the pictures. And at last count there are over 200 of the suckers. (Am i stupidly patient and controlled??) Some I definitely know are not worth keeping.
I was very good today, and only used the manual mode on the camera, so I’m hoping, fingers crossed, there are more good than bad.

Once I sort the pictures out, here will be several posts on the trip, and a few select animal specific posts on the other blog as well. One of the first will be a post just for the Tassie Devil.

Now to find a quick picture or two to break up the words – once you arrive here, this will be nonsense, but hey, it’s late, I’m tired, so whatever. (It just took 20 mins to get 219 pictures not the iPad, am now really tired)

Hope you have a great weekend,
Jennifer 🙂

Bucket of chow and how my feet felt at the end of it all…

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