I just say no to Halloween. It is Un-Australian.


The supermarkets will not miss an opportunity to sell us crap we don’t need, especially sugary crap. PS Coles the fact that you have to tell us which day Halloween is on, perhaps this gives you a clue? ;)


I find trick or treating deeply annoying, as well! Join me and just say NO to Halloween in Australia.


Back On The Horse


I’ve had a lovely little blog holiday, part of which was spent planning our upcoming actual holiday to the Gold Coast, Tamworth, Bathurst, the Blue Mountains and Canberra.

I’m the kind of person who wants to research everything very thoroughly before leaving. If we are going somewhere to eat, I will have already read the menu. For places to stay or visit, I will read the reviews on Tripadvisor and various other places.

I have many stories to type up, for you! SOON!

blog housekeeping, travel

Sunday Selections @Snoskred 8


Today, some tiger photos from a Taronga Zoo visit in 2005.




Summer is just awesome here at the moment, and I have been enjoying my break from blogging. I’m going to start posting twice a week, Sundays and Wednesdays, at least until this gorgeous weather is over.

Sunday Selections Link Up

Link Title – The name you want to appear with your link eg Sunday Selections @Snoskred 1

Email Address – You can feel free to put in a fake one eg none@none.com – I’m not going to be emailing you, unfortunately I cannot remove this field.

URL – The link to your post.

No spam links will be accepted. Your post must contain at least one image. The linkup will remain open until I close it, most likely on the following Saturday.. You do not have to put a link back to this link up or to my blog on your blog, because adding your link here will make it available to everyone else.

Also Linking Up With

Sunday Selections @ Drifting Through LifeSunday Snap @ JibberJabberUK


January New Feeds

I’m not seeking out a lot of new blogs at the moment. With my recent lifestyle changes I am not having as much time for reading blogs and commenting as I used to do. My apologies if I have been a bit absent from your comments sections, it is not you, it is me, focusing on me. I will be back soon, I promise!

If the lack of blog additions continues, I might only post new feeds once every two months for a while.

New blogs to the feed reader since 30th November –

A Girl Named Allyn
An English Girl Rambles 2016
Full Of Curves
lower your presser foot

Welcome to my feedreader, bloggers.

There are 4 of you. In my internet travels I found my way to your blog, often because I read a blogger who linked to you. I liked your blog a lot. While there, I probably read back about 40+ posts or so. Then I added you to my feedreader.

Most of you will know what a feedreader is, but in case you do not, click here for info. The quick run down – it is an awesome program which collects new articles that bloggers post. So when you post something new, I get a copy, and if I have the time and something to say, I will click through and comment.

If you want to get a feed reader, I highly recommend Inoreader, which I have been using a lot lately. I wrote this post – how to get started with Inoreader.

At the end of 6 months or so, if I am still loving your blog as much as I did when I added you to my feed reader, I will add you to my permanent blogroll. YAY!

A Note For Bloglovin’ People

Did I follow you this month on Bloglovin however you do not see your blog listed here? That means you followed me, I followed you back, but I did not add you to my feed reader. It is not you, it is me. It might be one of the following things – you use a partial feed – I did not love your content – your blog was not interesting to me – you use too many photos and/or gifs – your blog is written in a language I do not understand. If you want to know why specifically, you can contact me and ask.

June & July New Feed Review –

Did you notice I took a sneaky month off from new feeds in December? I have gone through the review process and the blogs which I am keeping are these –


Adventures in Weseland
An English Girl Rambles
Assholes Watching Movies
Blake Hill House
Cat Eyes—A Cat Woman’s Photos
Cathy @ Still Waters
Chickens Out Yonder
Coloring Outside the Lines
Cup on the Bus
The Gluten Free Alchemist
Kati Rose
Kayaking Seattle
Life at Golden Pines
Life with Tweens
Mitchell is Moving
Our New Life in the Country
postcards from the rain
Sarcastic Granny
Sue’s escape from Cancerland
The Hedge Combers
The Kay Times
The Occasional Nomads
The Randomness of Twee
The Run*A*Round Ranch Report
Things are looking U.P.
Things I Make (for Dinner)
thoughts & happenings
Voluptuous Chatterbox


All About T
Booth #555
Buttons Thoughts
Curves & Curls
Curvy Wordy
Dkzody’s Weblog
Edwardian House Renovation
Fat Girl For Life
HRH The Countess of Wessex
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
It’s All About Purple
Lea’s Menagerie
looking for identity
Paul Zizka Photography
racheerachh eats
United Cakedom
Viewing nature with Eileen
Wanderlust + Sweets

Why did I unsubscribe from 19 of the June blogs and 11 of the July blogs? The reasons are as follows listed in no particular order – taken from my blog posts 14 Reasons and 10 New Reasons I unsubscribed from blogs.

Blogs With A Partial Feed. Where Are You? They Are A Wanna-be. I’m Overwhelmed. Too Many GIFS All The Time. The blog was deleted.

See previous new feeds posts by clicking here.

New Feeds