Ticks and Crosses

^ sem.


Phone bill

Lovely mail
Lack of health

Lovely boy
Lack of motivation

Lovely friends
Money woes

Lovely family

And now to help quash the gloominess, here is a badly disguised wish list;

^ Lobster pad, by Linda & Harriet.

^ Par Avion / Silkscreened Boy with Airplane - Kraft by Humunuku

^ A Gentleman's Notecard Set by Little Red Fox

^ Piggies in ruby and lavender card set by Linda & Harriet.

^ Stamp set - Western Style Moustaches (Large) by Girl On The Rocks.

^ love / spoon / letterpress card by Louella Press.

^ The Small Object Labels & Stickers from Fred Flare.

^ This Is Not A Book by Keri Smith.

Here's a list of ways to cure hiccups I made several years ago:
  • drink a teaspoon of vinegar.
  • drink water out of the wrong side of a glass.
  • yell or sing as loud as you can.
  • get someone to drop an ice cube down your back.
  • eat a spoonful of sugar.
  • make yourself sneeze.
  • blow up a balloon.
  • plug your ears with your fingers and drink through a straw.
  • pinch the middle of your palm as hard as you can.
  • eat a wedge of lemon.
  • somebody unexpectedly pulls out a fifty dollar note and says "if you can hiccup again I'll give you fifty dollars" (my mum did this to me).
  • eat a teaspoon of peanut butter.
  • recite "the litany against hiccups" – as follows;
I must not hiccup.
hiccups are the lung-killers.
hiccups are the little deaths that bring total obliteration.
I will face my hiccups.
I will permit them to pass over me and through me.
and when they has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see their path.
where the hiccups have gone there will be nothing.
only I will remain.
The latter is the weirdest I've heard.
Can you think of any really strange ones to add?

New TV obsession: Breaking Bad. Doug lent it to me.

Yesterday Doug and I went for a swim at the famed Newcastle Bogey Hole. As the council is apparently intending to develop the site, I'd like to try to go there once a week until that happens. There's even a Facebook group in it's honour;

^ img credit; mark snelson.

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^ img credit; andy gock.