Bloggiversary

It seems I have missed my own Blog anniversary…..on the 26th March I had my first Bloggiversary.

A whole year I have been waffling on and annoying the daylights out of the world..

I have had a ball, I have made some wonderful friends both in my own country and over the seas of distance…

I started as a way to show some pictures and tell some stories of the world where I am as I see it.

I wanted to share my pets my landscapes and my sometimes weird world that I live in.

Never did I think I would have anything of big interest to anyone and I never wanted to have anything but fun …which I sure have had!

I am still navigating my way around this media and up until a year ago could not even send an email…tragic…I know..i still have things to learn but also so much to share..

I want to say thankyou to all my followers..to all the people who take the time to look at my posts and like them, I also say a big thankyou to all those who leave comments..i love your blogs, they make me smile, fill me with knowledge and feed my insatiable need for information.

I love that you share your world with me and I love that we all have laughs and tears no matter what the distance…your brilliant photos inspire me to become better at capturing my world with my camera, your stories inspire me to be a better writer of tales and your animals fill my heart with joy..like only the natural world can!

So cheers to all of us for reaching out and putting our words our images and our lives into the bigger world around us..

THANKYOU ALL EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU…

Fozziemum (Bev) and all the crazy critters here 🙂 xxxxx

TOTALLY DISTRACTED

These past few weeks I have been totally distracted.. with the heatwave that descended upon us in all it’s fury I was already a melting mess…you simply cannot function when you are so hot .

The house is normally not to bad over summer but day after day with temps around 43-45 c well eventually that heat just doesn’t leave. It would be nice to wear a thin dress and bare feet but too many things make that impractical. The need to be able to get up and go if a fire is nearby, snakes, well you get the picture.

The worst of it is my poor garden..it has been watered incredibly well but this heat…in a 20 minute period my beautiful white roses turned to Pot pourri..literally crumbling in my hands..Salvias, snapdragons, daisies, artichokes, figs, zucchinis, catnip, lavender…the list goes on..weeks of TLC down the gurgler…to say it is disheartening is an understatement.

POT POURRI

POT POURRI

POOR SALVIA

POOR SALVIA

While I have been melting and watching my garden dissolve and listening to the scanner for fires I have been working on things for the CWA.

I have been setting up a blog for our Branch as I am the only one who really blogs..this has been a lot harder than anticipated and we have had many meetings and discussions with various ladies from different branches in the area..

The design that at first was decided on I must confess to not really liking, I felt it was not bright enough and had some very different ideas, these ladies are amazing , I have explained my ideas and what I think we need to do to bring our organisation more ladies to it..this I think will be done with a bright catchy header and  a mix of information and fun!

So I was given the go ahead to take the bull by the horns and run with my ideas…some of these ladies are a good 20 years older than I and really keen to learn! So I re-did the whole thing..this has involved hours upon hours of sorting through my pictures that I thought were apt, touching them up to add some more colour and designing the header in a friendly and inviting way.

Also we have some fun bloggie events coming up that have had me pizapping until my eyes were ready to pop 🙂 …and the damn heat!!

Today we have had a mild day..hideous wind and some scary fires around all controlled now …I had an appointment this morning for an ultrasound so had been Fasting( which gets me cranky)  and then back to finally continue with this CWA blog…spent hours again..lost some work..found it again…and finally finished and got the newer and I think poppier Blog up and running..also got the pictures sorted for the cards I want to print out for the CWA with our blog address on them…phew….then finish fine tuning the xmas meeting minutes, the syllabus meeting minutes and do a blog post for the fur babies…

So I am going to have a mini me break for a day maybe..i need to recoup..my garden needs help while these two days ahead are cooler…the ironic thing is I have yet to do another post on the CWA blog….spent more time on the design…I will mull on it I think..

I am going to have a drink and head to bed.. tonight will be a doona night…thankyou !!!

The sooner this Summer says goodbye the better.

 

 

THANKYOU THURSDAY

 

 

FINALLY I AM GETTING AROUND TO THANKING PEOPLE FOR NOMINATING ME ..WELL US REALLY FOR THE AWARDS..THE CRAZY ANIMALS THAT SHARE MY LIFE ARE THE REAL STARS OF MY BLOGGIES…THEY ARE THE REASON I BLOG AND THE REASON WE ALL ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY…WE LAUGH TOGETHER WE CRY TOGETHER AND WE ALL HAVE OUR LIVES MADE A BIT BETTER FOR THE FRIENDSHIPS WE ALL HAVE.

ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR WHEN NOT EVERYONE HAS FAMILY OR FRIENDS AND WHEN SO MANY HAVE RECENTLY LOST THEIR FURRY FRIENDS OR ARE DEALING WITH SICK PETS..IT IS NICE TO KNOW THE BLOGGIE WORLD CAN BE THERE TO LEND A SHOULDER OR AN EAR AND REACH OUT WITH GENUINE CONCERN AND LOVE AS WE HAVE ALL BEEN IN THE SAME SITUATION.

IN ORDER OF RECEIVING THESE I AWARDS I AM SO EXCITED TO SAY THAT I GOT THIS LOVELY AWARD FROM LITTLE BINKY

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WELL MOUSES! I WAS CHASING MY TAIL LIKE A MOUSE IN THE HOUSE WHEN I SAW THIS LOVELY AWARD!! AND THEN I WAS LIKE A MOUSE ON A TREADMILL WHEN I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET THE SAME AWARD NOT LONG AFTER FROM NYLABLUE

I FELT LIKE THE MOUSE THAT GOT THE CHEESE!!

WITH THIS AWARD YOU NEED TO POST ON YOUR BLOGGIE …DONE ..LINK BACK TO THE PERSON WHO GAVE IT TO YOU…DONE AND USE THE WORD MOUSES ..DONE!!

I WILL PASS THIS ON TO …APOLLO AS HE IS A GREAT HUNTER OF MOUSES AND DINNERMINTZ PURRFECT BOYFRIEND..

NEXT I RECEIVED THIS AWARD FROM BACON

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THANKYOU SO MUCH BACON..I HAVE THIS AWARD BUT AM SO HONORED THAT YOU FELT I WAS WORTHY..YOUR FRIENDSHIP IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US ALL HERE MY FRIEND !

THE NEXT AWARD I GOT FROM CLOWIE

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CLOWIE WE THINK YOU ARE FANTABULOUS TOO!! WE LOVE YOUR STORIES AND PICTURES ALSO..CLOWIE DIDN’T KNOW THE RULES FOR THIS ONE AND SO I SAY YOU ARE ALL FANTABULOUS AND IF YOU WANT TO ACCEPT THIS AWARD THEN PLEASE DO ..WE MEAN IT!!

THE NEXT AWARD WE GOT WAS ALSO FROM OUR FRIEND BACON

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THANKYOU SO MUCH BACON FOR THIS AWARD THE RULES ARE SIMPLE WE HAVE SHOWN IT ON OUR BLOGGIE WE HAVE THANKED BACON..OF COURSE 🙂 AND NOW WE CHOOSE SOME FOLLOWERS TO PASS IT ON TO

THIS IS HARD AS YOU ALL ARE GREAT FOLLOWERS..SO I WILL CHOOSE

NYLABLUE

SAMMY

MISAKI

MY THREE MOGGIES

I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL AGAIN  ..AWARDS OR NOT YOU ARE TRULY THE SUN THAT SHINES IN MY DAYS AND ALL SUCH VALUED PEOPLE IN MY CRAZY WORLD.

LOVE TO YOU ALL AND JUST AS A GIFT TO YOU ALL…

WE ARE ALL VERY BUSY AND CHRISTMAS IS LOOMING ..BUT MY GIFT TO YOU IS THIS…

IT IS 129 DAYS TILL EASTER..SO AT LEAST YOU HAVE THE HEADS UP NOW 🙂 🙂

FOZZIEMUM AND THE WHOLE CAN OF IJITS XXX

Sunday Catch-up…Award time

versatilebloggerawardHow exciting to have received an award from Ruby the black Labrador…
Ruby has a wonderful doggie blog and always has me amused at her antics:)
I did get this a week or so ago and have only now had the time to proudly display it.
The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are..

Add the Versatile Blogger Award on your blog post.
Thank the person who nominated you for the award and link back to him or her.
Share seven things about yourself.
Pass the award on to 15 favourite bloggers,contact the bloggers to let them know about the award.
This is really such a lovely award and I will nominate 15 bloggers but I understand some people don’t do awards…that is fine as I think you are all great regardless!! that’s why I follow you.
So…
http://thepariscat.wordpress.com
http://threeyardcat.wordpress.com
http://nylabluesmum.wordpress.com
da tabbies o trout towne
http://mythreemoggies.wordpress.com
http://howlingmadcat.wordpress.com
http://easyweimaraner.wordpress.com
http://kirbysdawgblog.com
http://baileyboatcat.wordpress.com
http://wendyquinn.me
http://themisadventuresofmisaki.wordpress.com
http://animalcouriers.wordpress.com
mollieandalfie
http://dakotasden.net
Codycatchat

Now Seven things about myself that you don’t know (me Fozziemum)
1. I once won 1000 dollars on a tv game show and gave half to my volunteer shelter to finish the cattery roof
2.I was hoping to win more 😉 as we could have done more at the shelter
3.I can’t choose between cats or dogs.
4.I have hundreds of cookbooks…but still not enough!
5.I will never get the hang of driving a manual car…just don’t get it
6.I had four children under five by the time I was 26
7.I may be nuts..see above note!
So thankyou again to Ruby the black Labrador for the lovely nomination..
And I hope you all have a great day 🙂

My new Bloggie

I HAVE STARTED A NEW BLOGGIE..THIS IS SO I CAN DEVOTE A WHOLE BLOG TO JUST THE THUMBLESS FAMILY MEMBERS

I HAVE NOT BEEN FORCED INTO THIS AGAINST MY WILL..MUCH…

SO THIS BLOGGIE WILL BE MORE RANDOM PICS AND WILDLIFE ETC AND THE NEW BLOGGIE WILL BE FILLED WITH EXTRAORDINARILY BEAUTIFUL CATS DOGS AND SHEEP….NOT THAT ANYONE MADE ME SAY THIS…MUCH..

OF COURSE THE EXTRA TIME THIS TAKES WILL NOT IMPINGE AT ALL ON MY QUALITY TIME WITH THE THUMBLESS ONES…OR ELSE..

SO HOP OVER TO THE NEW BLOGGIE AND FEEL FREE TO ADORE ,ADMIRE, PAY HOMAGE, BEG ,BE DAZZLED BY  BEAUTY, AND GENERALLY BOW DOWN TO THE SUPREME BEINGS THAT FILL MY WORLD WITH THE GREATEST JOY….SHEESH…..

I REPEAT I AM NOT!!!! BEING FORCED TO TYPE THIS ….MUCH..

THE NEW BLOGGIE IS …….

ALL FUR ONE AND ONE FUR ALL….

AS YOU WERE FOLKS AND HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY…MINE IS ALREADY BEEN TAKEN OVER ……