In the fast lane

Hi guys..well it has been life in the fast lane here for sure…with so many things happening either with animals, jobs ,health or family it has been foot to the metal and top speed !

Firstly thank you for your patience as i appear and vanish so often..so much to do and so little time..a problem we all have and not one that i alone suffer from i am sure.

Months back i organised for Hubby to do some Hot Laps at Calder Park Speedway as a Father’s Day gift..and last Sunday was the day.

Calder Park is on the outskirts of Melbourne..not far from Tullamarine (or as they now call it Melbourne) Airport..the half way point for us always for a coffee at the Mc Donalds as we either head to Melbourne or the airport.

So we had to be there at 8am and after a hellish computer issue kept us up late Friday night it was a tired us that got up at 6.15am…urghh

We got to Mount Macedon (near Hanging Rock) and it was dark and misty then raining..awesome..

By the time we arrived at Calder Park after grabbing a Mc coffee and having a Mc wee the weather had cleared.

Briefings were held papers signed peeps got their racing gear on, and folks were assigned their drivers. So the peeps doing the laps went first in an everyday car to go and check out the tracks,turns and other info .

The people doing the drive had their laps with the pro in the passenger seat..after their laps then the pros took THEM for the Hot Laps..to show them how a racing driver does it 🙂

These cars get up to 220kph..which is  about 136 miles per hour.

Now i thought keeping up with roos was a challenge..let me tell you this was a real struggle hahaha..between being deafened by having my head over the concrete barricades to get close ups and running up to the top of the grandstand to get long distance shots i was working harder than an elite athlete…which i am not..i love fast cars always have the only real sport i actually enjoy..and so not only did i have great fun watching but i had fun challenging myself with the camera..and i can tell you my arms were super sore from lifting that damn lens..

When it was over we met up with some of the kids and their other halves at Hanging Rock for a Picnic..was all in all a great day..and i hope you enjoy the fast lane with me today..forgive my less than pro car racing shots!

Hubby is in car Number 10 the blue and white  Hayman Reese one by the way 🙂

Cheers Fozziemum

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Hubby and our son Chris

Hubby and our son Chris

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Sometimes this is all you can do

So excited about giving my cards away folks.. you still have until Wednesday to comment and go in the draw! so go for it..my lens bag is filling fast 🙂

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I am super  busy with preparations for getting my cards out there..spending a good part of morning until 2am working through various things.

Funny as i will have to order more as all the sets i ordered i am giving away..so will be great to hear what people think.

This week will be a bit crazy..i will be on here with my winners on Wednesday and apart from that i do not know..

We are all healthy , pets included but some things are happening that require me to spend less time online for a little while.

I even have to step away from my photography this week i think too..

Changes can come when we least expect them and the timing for some things could not be worse..but this is life and as always we regroup and get on with it.

So please remember to enter the draw and do not worry …i will be popping in as often as i can..it is just a week that needs me to be present..

And i think my little friend here pretty much sums up how i feel 🙂

Have a great week guys..hugs Fozziemum

 

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Autumn finally brings some rain

Hi guys..Autumn has finally given us some rain..not a lot but it’s better than none….and the temps have dropped so the fire is blazing and the pups and kitties are taking full advantage of any warm spot!

Today we filled two more garden beds..one to go and i think another to be built and then filled..so hubby was back and forth getting trailer loads of mushroom compost.

I have seeds that are sprouting for Turnips (i love turnip tops and they are an amazing super food too) i also have seeds sprouting for Kale and Cavola Nero and a weird Italian cauliflower that is green and almost shaped like a pine cone! i want to get beetroots in and other goodies so very excited.

We get good frosts which Brassicas all love so finger crossed we shall have lots of fresh veggies to eat and sell at the local green grocer.

My meltdown from the other day is over..i took a breath and have been slowly rebuilding all the work i undid..sorry for the rant but i was super cheesed off and tired …yikes!

An interesting trip to the naturopath last week has me on some supplements for low magnesium and other bits and bobs..first time i have ever seen my blood cells under a microscope..poor things…tired they are..clumping in some places..oddly shaped in others…very bizarre..the weirdest thing was the teeny tiny floaties around the red blood cells..the naturopath asked when i had last eaten and what i had ..seems these floaties are fat..and she said my liver was breaking them down fine so bravo liver! she did however say she could see why i was tired…so armed with things i cannot even pronounce i came home..i have been a good girl ..less carbs more proteins..cut back a bit on sugar and back in a month.

I even got an email with the pics of my blood cells…we really are an amazing machine!

I am also excited because this week i get my new car! yep Harry High Pants (the Rodeo) will still be here as during fire season i need it to get out of Dodge! and that is why i am getting for the first time in my life a car that is NOT a family car or a WORKHORSE car..i am getting a lovely sporty hatch.

So lot’s happening this week..Doc is off to the vet tomorrow morning. He has a tooth i believe needs to come out and if so then his nails need doing while he is under..i want the vet to check some of his warts as they get knocked and bleed…and i also want to discuss his weird night time behaviour.

He has taken to going out at night and sleeping outside on his bed..now this is odd for him..neither of the boys ever sleep out at night they are in our room..and usually the slightest breeze and Doc is shivering…so weird.i have had to lock the laundry door to stop him as ..and i know you will think i am odd….but my biggest fear is that if something is wrong and he passes away in his sleep i do not want it to be outside alone in the cold.

So i think maybe he has a little doggy dementia or perhaps a cognitive issue with night and day which can happen to pups..thing is we have never been lucky enough to have dogs live to 12  and 13..so this senior dog stuff is new to us too!

So now i head to bed..and leave you with pics from last winters flowers…only a couple as i am still mid photo wrangling!

Have a super week guys…Loves Fozziemum xxx

 

Apricot Tea Rose

Apricot Tea Rose

 

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Yellow Rannuculus

 

Pink Rose

Pink Rose

A day to play

Well happy belated Easter and Passover wishes my friends..we had the kids and their partners up for Easter and then i got the post flu shot lurgy…bliss..

I spent some time with two of my boys taking pics of their tattoos..i forgot to get Michaels which i will have to do another time.
A funny thing to do i suppose but they are so proud of them and as they are on my boys then i take an interest too.
I also spent some time playing with some pics of flowers from my garden ..i was in a funny mood and i think maybe wanted to just do something different for a change..
Maybe i am sick of the dullness of a dry Summer that is stretching into Autumn..a seemingly endless stream of brown and grey..we have watched the clouds go around us..heard the news of rain and it has missed us completely….well i lie..we actually had three drops today.

The nights have been cool which is a blessing but the days are still warm and dry..and today alone there were three dead roos by the highway as the poor things come for the grasses by the roadside..

So with my landscape being so mundane i think i went in search of colour ..i did include a picture of a lovely piece of architecture on the St Mary’s church in town..i found the shape lent itself to a little sprucing up and is my little contribution to the Easter season ..

I hope you do not mind my little detour from the normal wildlife…

Hugs Fozziemum xx

St Mary's and the architecture

St Mary’s and the architecture

Brad's forearm

Brad’s forearm

Brad

Brad

Close up Brad

Close up Brad

Christophers chest

Christophers chest

All the kids and Phil have a family tattoo all different even Rhiannon has one..all except me..i am still working on a design

All the kids and Phil have a family tattoo all different even Rhiannon has one..all except me..i am still working on a design

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More busy bees

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Love the leaves

Love the leaves

A different perspective

A different perspective

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Thursdays lesson…French cooking with Cleo

Thankyou Cleo…but really I can’t actually read the cookbook if your panfur butt is planted on it.
I will be a bit offline soon as some of our kids and better halves come up for the weekend from tomorrow…so Cleo is helping me go through my French cookbooks…she does this by whapping my pen on the floor multiple times..then chewing the corners of the books..this is followed by jumping on the bench to see if she can help with the segmenting and sugar syrup coating of the Tangelo’s..i mean she does have some lovely peacock feathers up there on the wall behind her…..
Who said you cannot be a domestic goddess and a cat owner ….

A week is a long time in Blogville

Hi everyone

I have been offline for a week..may as well be a lifetime..i feel like I will never catch up now!!

Between intruders from Fri through to Monday..Applefest…CWA and everything else I have exhausted myself well and good and all I can say is I need a holiday…

You may or may not know I have Fibro so when I push myself I end up in a world of hurt..and that’s where I am at the moment…awesome..so bear with me as I try and catch up with all your bloggies and reply to your comments..i will get there ..I will try my hardest to catch up …good grief 🙂

So in the meantime as I try to get my energy levels back and get my CWA stuff up to date I will leave you with my prize winning pie pic ..yes best Apple Pie and best Apple cake…muffins I was beaten by our CWA treasurer who took out first and my daughter Rhiannon who took out second!

The start of the great mother daughter bake off

The start of the great mother daughter bake off

 

The winning pie

The winning pie

 
 

 

Rhiannon and her boyfriend Michael

Rhiannon and her boyfriend Michael

 

The pipe band was fantastic ..channelled my inner Scot!

The pipe band was fantastic ..channelled my inner Scot!

 

Mmmmmm Toffee Apples

Mmmmmm Toffee Apples

 

My Michael and his girlfriend Nicole

My Michael and his girlfriend Nicole

 

Of course pups are always welcome

Of course pups are always welcome

 

Christopher

Christopher

 

Amber... Christopher's new wife

Amber… Christopher’s new wife

 

Yummy local Apple Cider

Yummy local Apple Cider

 

Rhiannon with her second place Apple Muffin award...that's my girl..was worth the kitchen war!!

Rhiannon with her second place Apple Muffin award…that’s my girl..was worth the kitchen war!!

Local parliament member Maree Edwards telling me my cake was sooo delicious

Local parliament member Maree Edwards telling me my cake was sooo delicious

And then the best Apple pie award..needless to say I am sick of Apples!!

And then the best Apple pie award..needless to say I am sick of Apples!!