May 22nd, 2011
|10:39 pm - still a seedling of a thought|
but i think i'm going venturing into the cake making business.
this could be exciting...
December 15th, 2010
god giveth and he taketh away
but never should we be the giver
in the true wonder of life.
for all those in pain, in shock, in disbelief,
i am thinking of you.
April 3rd, 2010
|06:02 pm - just this side of heaven, is a place called rainbow bridge|
I started following Mike & Bondi's journey some time in 2008.
I fell in love immediately - with Bondi's grace and fortune, with one man's bottomless pit of love for his furry friend, and for their journey around the world, and his amazing travel pictures (including right in front of the leaning tower of pisa!)
The blog captures his journey with his dog around the US and Europe - by foot, plane, car, ferry and bus. From Mike's introduction, he is:
"an Aussie who spent 30 months roaming around Europe with my dog Bondi, a very large Alaskan Malamute. Our adventure began in May 2005. We travelled through nearly every county of the UK, including a week-long walk across Scotland, a coast-to-coast crossing of England on foot along Hadrian's Wall path; spent 2 months each in Spain & Paris, plus a 5 week circuit of Ireland. I did a lot of family-tree research (UK/Ireland/Sweden/Germany); and a side-trip to dive wrecks in the northern part of the Red Sea. Between March-June 2007 we completed a 20,000km 20-country tour of Europe by car, followed up by 3 months in Scotland."
They have since moved back to Sydney in the inner west and introduced a new friend to the family, Munson.
I fell out of constant reading a little over a year ago. I rekindled my love for his dogs and his writing just last night and have been in tears ever since. I've read and re-read every post of his over the last 18 months and am devastated, because Bondi has passed away.
From memory, he stumbled across Bondi by accident shortly after his father passed away, and Bondi has been a source of comfort ever since. I think that is the saddest point of them all - it seems that his birthday, his father's birthday, Bondi's passing, and his father's passing, all occur within weeks of each other. To have so much profound sadness at the one time of year breaks my heart into pieces.
Two of his Bondi pics are below:
And of course, one of life with Munson titled some days, a light strikes the heart.
Memorable posts that I would urge each of you to read - Bondi's World - Mike's 9 minute movie tribute to life around the globe with Bondi. Provides a great summary of their history.
"There's a big hole in my heart filled with my love for Bondi, and the best way to carry that forward, to honour Bondi's memory, is to apply that capacity to Munson and other furry companions.
Today I took Munson out for a swim in the shallow waters of one of Sydney Harbour's many bays. As he leaped and gambolled, circling me on the waters edge, I was reminded of similar days with Bondi and heartened by the prospect of future days like this, when
with what pleasure, with what joy,
you enter harbours you're seeing for the first time.
As surely as Bondi magnified what was in my heart, he taught me more about living and dying than any human. I offer Munson what I instinctively offered Bondi, what any us would offer a human child in our care: a place to be safe and to be stimulated, to grow in confidence, to know that to offer love is to invite it in return."I've never seen him around because I am usually too scared to bring my dog out to Newtown and prefer the safety of my local park - there can be some really mean dog owners at Sydney Park! If I ever see him I can't even promise myself that I won't hug him in a fit of tears and play kisses and cuddles with Munson.
It's almost a year on since Bondi and I hope that the next few weeks bring him comfort and peace. I love you, Bondi.
If my dog wasn't so damn independent she would return my hugs. Instead she rolls over and walks away. Like me, she has a general issue with touchy feely affection.
March 17th, 2010
|10:13 pm - HEH|
I had a hankering for some sweets and found some apple and berry crumble in the fridge. Assuming everything would be fine, I heated it up - what could go off about baked apples and berries?!
After one bite of the crumble I decided it was too risky to chance, especially after eating the bacon that I'm 99% sure was fine but could be 1% wrong.
I now realise that I made the crumble when last posting on the 10th. Luckyyyyy
DAMNIT i even served the ice cream on top.
February 18th, 2009
Am I wrong in thinking this is a totally banging bod?
Look at her!!!
December 30th, 2008
|09:00 pm - question:|
what do you get when you combine truffled scrambled eggs and chips from the 24th; duck pie, curry pie, spring rolls, turkey, cup cakes, roast chicken, potato, prosciutto, pumpkin, glass noodles and pavlova from the 25th; steak, salad, bread, meat on stick, chips and dip from the 26th, more bread, fish, prawn, steak, sausages, biscuits, chocolate cheesecake and multigrain bread with egg and baked beans from the 27th; thai beef salad, cheese, crackers, chips, ice cream and lollies from the 28th; and steak sandwich, chicken sandwich, ice cream, chips, biscuits, noodles and chocolate brownies from the 29th?
one angry little constipated asian girl with bloat belly.
June 9th, 2008
|05:46 pm - buzz buzzz|
have you ever been so x10 constipated that it wakes you in the middle of the night? Dreaming about finally letting your load go, only to wake and have it laugh at you in the face?
i'm desperate to see the SATC movie... how can one not have ONE friend to go watch it with? pfft.
Also, mum's head is shaved now. The wig lady told me that to figure out where to place the wig once there is no hairline, you place 4 fingers above your eyebrow. common logic, she says. Am i nonsensically illogical? It takes me at least 5 fingers !
i made chocolate cupcakes today !!!
April 25th, 2008
|03:06 pm - quick update|
Picked mum up at the hospital yesterday and she was high as a kite. Kind of endearing, really.
The dye inserted into the tumour only fed back to one lymph node (which she seems to be pleased about?). The lymph node was removed and we will find out next week if the cancer spread, in which case surgery #2 is brought on.
What I find amazing about this entire situation is how it seems (momentarily at least) to have united my family. Who would have thought - ever - that my father would b ring me dinner in bed? strange.
Mum will need to start radiotherapy in two months time, which they say can result in burns over her body. Until then, I just need to do lots of research on good foods for her - low in sugar, GI and carbs, nutritionally beneficial AND tasty. goobers.
Happy long weekend all x
October 19th, 2007
|10:52 pm - emzaleee:|
coming soon to a perth near you.
March 6th, 2007
|06:01 pm - life is drab|
thats really about it.
I get up. I go to work.
I come home. I cook and shower.
I zone out and watch television.
I wait for the weekend.
I go to a beach house with friends. I play cranium. I win. I get breakfast served.
I get fed lots.
weeeeeee..... did i tell you i can read the future? Massive cranium challenge and i so have this in the bag.
uh huh. duh nuh nuh nuh....
because i have lots of pictures in my head. I started the club last week with that song.
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: Sneaky Sound System - Pictures (remix)