Wednesday, 23 April 2014

If the shoe fits ...

There's been a bit of chatter out there in the blogosphere lately on the subject of shoes … and who has a lot or a little of them.

Now Sue … who seems to me to buy a lot of shoes … bravely revealed her entire shoe collection … and it really wasn't terribly excessive at all.

And then Sandra revealed her entire shoe collection … and it was a very modest, respectable size.

It was at about that point in time that I realised I may just have a little problem … a bit of a footwear fetish … a moccasin malfunction … a clodhopper crisis … which has remained unacknowledged until now.

But in my own defense … and heaven knows I need one … it must be noted that this collection has been amassed over a loooong period of time … which may in turn lead to the acknowledgement of previously undiagnosed hoarding problem.

So in an effort to put myself on the road to recovery … one must first face the reality of the issue … and face it head on.

So … *deep breath* … here … is my shoe collection.

The espadrille collection


The sporty collection


The hand me down collection


One of the side effects of having freakishly small feet is that whenever someone else finds themselves shod in a pair that feel a little snug … they hand them down … to me.  After all no one has smaller feet than me.

Not Hubby.


Not Master 16.


Not Master 14.


Not even Buster.

Note:  This photo may not be strictly to scale
The only ever worn once collection


I think you can probably tell why!

The wedge collection


The evening collection


The one legged collection


The heels collection


The flats collection


The mule collection


The sandal collection


The short boot collection


The tall boot collection



This pair also belongs in the hand me down collection.

The butt ugly but oh so comfortable collection


The slipper collection


Which would also be quite at home in the Butt ugly but oh so comfortable collection.

The bridal collection


PHEW … that's it … I have faced my demons and revealed the evidence of my excessive behaviour  … well except for my thong collection … that's them over there.


I'm hanging my head in shame … please don't judge me!!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 16 ...

A photo a day … every day ... in 2014.



Day 103:  What do you do when you're at the footy and it starts to rain?  You go inside and watch it on the television of course!


Day 104:  Buster takes his Neighbourhood Watch Duty very seriously.


Day 105:  Position Vacant:  Guest required to inhabit guest room.


Day 106:  Berries in the garden … eat at your own risk.


Day 107:  Master 14 sets an elaborate lizard trap … and then sits back and waits … and waits.


Day 108:  Morning dew … and thirsty caterpillar.


Day 109:  Saturday puts on a spectacular farewell.


Linking up over at The Beetle Shack.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Good grief … it's Good Friday ...

Umm … correct me if I'm wrong … but wasn't it only Christmas about six days ago … six weeks at the absolute maximum … and that's severely pushing it.

But apparently we find ourselves at Easter … and Good Friday most specifically.

Good Friday is an odd kind of day … the one day of the year where there is really nothing going on.  No shops or pubs or activities … but without the "gotta go and visit as many family members as possible in one day" pressure of Christmas.

It's a lazy kind of day … well it is for us nonpracticing religious type folk.

First on the agenda for the day was a bit of baking … Hubby is currently turning into some kind of Betty Crocker … and decided to whip up a batch of hot cross buns.

This is despite the fact that I bought THREE packets of them in Coles yesterday … because a) it's Easter and it's kind of a legal requirement to have hot cross buns in the house at Easter and b) I fell victim to the buy 3 for the price of 2 sting … when as it turns out I didn't even need 1.

They did look pretty good … Hubby's buns not Coles … I don't know Coles that well ;0)


After partaking of the buns … and feeling them making themselves at home on our thighs ... we decided a little physical exercise was the order of the day.

After all it was a beautiful day outside.

The boys played with their balls.



While I walked Buster from one sniffing post to the next …


and everything in between.


After which Buster settled into the only shade he could find to watch those boyish shenanigans.


Catching the ball.



Fighting over the ball.


And sometimes missing the ball entirely.


Time for a couple of quick  Easterish portraits.



A  quick run.


A drink.


And home again.


Then Hubby and I ventured off on a scenic drive … where I took a couple of photos of said scenery.



And one of the barbed wire … just for the sake of it.


And then … even though we are nonpracticing religious type folk … we decided to have fish for lunch … because a) anyday is a good day for fish in my books and b) it was the only place open.


Now I'm off to google just why it is we should eat fish on Good Friday.

Happy Easter Everyone!!