Thursday, April 30, 2009

M-Yass or MY-Ass

I saw a photo of this sign on the net several years ago. You would have thought Macas would have fixed it by now, seems as how it has that double-entendre thing going, but it is still next to the road between Goulburn and Yass.

When Taph and I saw it on our recent Goulburn – Yass opp shopping trip, and we could not resist taking this photo.
And for the record, MY Ass is not open 24 hours.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Wine Update.

Two quick updates to the wine making adventure.

First, The previous attempt of wine seems to have failed, but instead we think we have a vinegar mother growing.

Second, TSS got me a half box of white wine grapes. These were squashed and put into a separate container and are currently fermenting in the Bathroom.
As we find out more we will post it.

Second Hand Sunday

The ACT government gave me a wonderful birthday present. “Second Hand Sunday”. All I had to do was drive around Canberra and collect the presents that people left out for me.

And what a wonderful day it was too. I picked up a number of CDs (and after listening to some of them I can see why they were being given away).
A barrel vacuum cleaner .
A carry tray with some gardening tools

Taph also picked up some stuff too
11 eleven champagne flutes1 Bodum plunger

And we picked up some stuff that we thought other people might be interested in. We got:
A CD rack (for TSS)
A large collection of plastic pots (which I passed on to a friend who I work with).
Two camp stretchers (for Taph’s brother). An antique sewing machine (for Taph’s sewing machine collecting friend)Baby toys for puppies (for Taph’s friend the Westie breeder)
Magazines for Taph’s mum
Golf buggy for transformation into a beach-going oxygen bottle carrier (For a friend who is on oxygen)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Seven things wk 13

5 tupperware containers

Mug Tree
Souvenir bottle
Big sipper bottle
Polar bear sipper
4 old data cds
1 cane basket
1 wad of paperwork
3 old bodysplash bottles (the present you give, when you have no idea what to give)
1 camera tripod

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Seven Things Challange Week 12


  • 2 shirts
  • 2 tupperware jugs
  • 3 DVDs
  • 1 champaine stopper
  • 1 plastic container
  • 1 shirt
  • 1 belt
  • 1 glass jar
  • 2 backpack water containers (cheap camelpack ripoffs)
  • 2 Coathangers
  • 1 picture hanger
  • 1 jacket
  • 1 pair pants
  • 3 bags
  • 1 packpack
  • 2 pair shoes
  • 2 pair sandels
In: 8
Out: 19

Total for 2009
In: 81
Out: 217

I was a little slack with my outs last week, but with my hand bandaged up i did not feel like doing much. This is the final part of the cupboard of shame. At some point over the Easter weekend i will start in the room of shame.

TOF, jam and wine maker

TSS has a grapevine that has grown over her fence. Earlier in the year i asked her not to prune it, as we could grab the grapes that grow on it, combine them with my grapes, and if all goes well, we should be able to make a few bottles of wine.
My graphs failed. The ants turned them into raisins. It had been so dry they were pricking the skins and drinking the juice. I tried to take some photos, but as none of my cameras have a macro lens, this is the best photo I could get.

However TSS had more success with her grapes (apart from what the possums ate), so last weekend Taph, TSS and myself spent a little while in her back yard harvesting the grapes.

There was no mention of these being used for Grape jam.

No, these grapes were squashed (the traditional way) and are currently fermenting in the bathroom.

The only question is what to call this drop. Chateau TOF is one idea. TOF Juniors Creek is another. Pure Old Panthers is already taken, and besides, i do not follow the Penrith Panthers. Besides, Pure Old Brumbies or Pure Old Raiders, just does not have the same ring.