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Camping Anyone? March 16, 2008

Posted by Mistress B in Family, Friends, Holidays, Hubby.

One of my favourite memories as a kid was of going camping. Every other weekend during summer we would grab our sleeping bags (and a tent if mum was coming too), our fishing gear, some old kitchen stuff, an esky full of beer and sausages, the portable radio, loo paper, a gas bottle & lantern and off we would head into the wild blue yonder.

Well OK. Off we’d head to the local state park and recreation area – commonly referred to by the locals as ‘The Dam’.

When I was quite young, we had a purple power boat that we’d take along. Mum would ski, dad would fish and we would get towed along on the boogey board.

When I was older we only had the old tinny and we’d putter around looking for good fishing holes. Sometimes we’d get a cabin near the recreation park where there are showers and toilets and a kiosk and water slides. Usually we’d go ‘out the back’ of the dam to where there was well, nothing.

We’d set up camp, establish our domain put out our rods and handlines, collect fire wood and settle in for some serious fishing. Us kids would grab the airbeds from the tents (again the mother thing) and take them swimming with us, we’d walk the dam edge to look for lost sinkers and lures, we’d whittle sticks with our pocket knifes (seriously) and if we really got bored we’d play cards.Β  We learnt to cook toast on a stick, roast potatoes wrapped in foil in the coals, sizzle sausages on a fry pan on the fire, to boil a billy to make hot milo, what catfish, yellow belly, trout and carp are and what kind of places they like to visit.

We’d always go home with a few fish, dirty clothes, dirty faces and a sunburn that would see us having cold showers for a week.

Good times my friends.

And something I looked forward to sharing with my kids (except the sunburn bit).

We’ve been out the dam a couple of times, we spent a week camping in Victoria the other year, but we just never seem to get away regularly. I know it’s hard for hubby to be motivated to travel when he’s not on the road for work, but I feel like we are missing out. There are so many different experiences that I want to share with my kids.

To that end I have been working on him about making the most of his occasional long weekend. One of the pluses of his work is that he is sometimes home on either Monday/Friday or both. So after minimal nagging/begging and threats discussion we are off on what I hope will be the first weekend of many camping this year.

For Easter we are going a short hop, skip and a few hours jump away camping at Wellington Caves.Β  We will be meeting up with friends from Dubbo for the weekend.

Camping, catching up with friends, cheap cask wine, cavorting through caves.

What more could a girl ask for?

Now to go find where all the camping gear has been stashed…………..



1. widdleshamrock - March 16, 2008

That will be so much fun !!!!!

How long does it take to get to get there?

2. Casdok - March 16, 2008

Oh i loved camoing as a child.
Have the best time!

3. frogpondsrock - March 16, 2008

wooHooo!!! have a great time!!!

cheers Kim xx

4. Bettina - March 16, 2008

Just a couple of hours WS.

thanks Casdok and Kim, I’m sure we will!

5. Trish - March 16, 2008

sounds like you had an awesome childhood Bettina. Did you do it sans parents ? Ah the good old days.

Hope you hsve a great time at Easter and the kids enjoy the adventure too.

thanks for your kind comments and advice. Much appreciated.

My Little Drummer boys

6. planningqueen - March 16, 2008

We are camping over Easter as well. I did not do it as a child and to be honest I could actually live without it! However just like you have done in this post, kids who go camping love it and remember those family moments. Also for me the thought of doing it is also worse than the actual act. Once we are there and the kids are having a great time, I do start enjoying myself. I hope you have a great time.

7. Anja - March 17, 2008

Ooooo have a great break.

*looks at the Irish kneecapping one*

Lurve fest coming up. *winks*

8. Naomi - March 17, 2008

How to make me ecstatic –

– camping (must include hot coffee though)
– water
– kayaks


Chuck in some rockclimbing and I’m in heaven!

9. scrappydo - March 17, 2008

We have a tent. We have had it for a bit more than 18 months. Has it come out of its box yet??? Nope!! It will because in this testosterone feulled house it is inevitable. I’m making a list of all the 5star camping grounds….. πŸ˜†

(We went caravan camping when I was a kid and while i remember a lot of the fun, I also remember freezing my non-existent balls off in the awning, being rained out, books being ruined and being bitten by nasty, infectious mosquitos. Oh yes, I want to relive those days……………NOT!!!)

10. Marita - March 17, 2008

Catch! I’ve flung some blog bling your way πŸ™‚


Got to admit camping is my idea of a nightmare holiday, give me 5 stars, room service and a good book.

11. widdleshamrock - March 17, 2008

Hehe Anja, yes I feel a lurve fest coming on !!!!

12. Tiffany - March 18, 2008

We are going camping too!
It’s something we did as kids every Easter.

Bling on my blog for you

13. Jayne - March 18, 2008

I used to love camping out πŸ™‚
Hope you have a fan-bloody-tastic time away…and enjoy the love-fest you’ll be returning to *snigger*

14. widdleshamrock - March 18, 2008

**Snigger, snigger**

We have allies.

I love it.

I am also never going away.

Bettina, all I will say is you know better than to leave your kids home alone. Same sentiment here.

15. Gemisht - March 18, 2008

Have a great time Bettina. I’d love to take my kids camping but not sure that I can bring myself to do it.

*looks at Anja and WS* – did she REALLY post this??? Does she realise what she’s done???? Bwaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaa

16. widdleshamrock - March 18, 2008


Yes, yes she did ……..

17. Bettina - March 18, 2008

Trish – bits of it were awesome, bits of it were painful and hard……… I guess that makes the good bits all the better.

PQueen – enjoy yourself. prep is often the worst of it, I’ll give you that though.

Naomi – sounds like my idea of bliss too!

Scrappydo – yes, camping has it’s moments, like the time all our tents got ripped and the creek flooded and we couldn’t get out (that was at a Girl guide camp mind you!). Aint nothing wrong with 5 star camping. We have a queen air bed that stands knee high and use powered sites so we have lights and music and whatnot! lol

Thanks Marita! Mwah! I guess it’s what you’re used to aye? lol

Tiff – Fantastic! enjoy your camping too. And thanks! Mwah!

Jayne, thanks I’ll have a great time. Even if it does take me days to read everything when I return. πŸ˜‰

Gemisht – thankyou, you could always try it. A small adventure close to home……. And yes I did really post that. And yes I realise what I’ve done.

Anja and Nikki……… do your worst πŸ˜› LMAO

18. scrappydo - March 18, 2008

πŸ˜› So when does the love-in begin guys???!!!!

19. Bettina - March 18, 2008

Traditionally you wait for me to actually leave town before you begin Scrappydo! lol

20. Gemisht - March 18, 2008

ROFLMAO – waiting, waiting, waiting.

Not that we want to get rid of you, but when are you going exactly?????

21. widdleshamrock - March 19, 2008

2 more sleeps and you are off. You must be SO looking forward to it.

And meanwhile ….. the vultures circle ….. ready to swoop…….. Oh did I say that out loud ?? I didn’t mean anything by it….really.

22. Bettina - March 19, 2008

I’m starting to feel………very loved.

Can you possibly love me this much when I return though? πŸ˜›

23. scrappydo - March 19, 2008

Waiting… schmating…. who needs it?

ummmm – patience isn’t my kind of virtue! πŸ˜†

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25. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Good morning Bettina,

I guess you are packing the car and making sure you have everything.

Have fun.

26. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Have you packed torches ??

27. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Insect repellant ???

28. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Guitar so you can sing Koom Bye Yah around the campfire.

29. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

So the kids will be in the car saying

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

30. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

31. Bettina - March 21, 2008


I’m just dragging my sorry arse out of bed lol

Will be sure to tell you when I’ve left. πŸ˜‰

32. Andrew Boyd - March 21, 2008

I can’t wait. I have so much lurve to share, and all weekend in which to share it πŸ™‚

Have a safe journey and a safe return.

Cheers, Andrew

33. Marita - March 21, 2008

Where do you get your latte from whilst camping?

34. anonymum - March 21, 2008

the kids???? nah! me

are you there yet???????
are you there yet???????
are you there yet???????

35. anonymum - March 21, 2008

you gone yet???

36. anonymum - March 21, 2008

or are you still here??

37. Naomi - March 21, 2008

Are you gone yet?

Are you gone yet?

Are you gone yet?


38. anonymum - March 21, 2008

hello???? anyone home???

39. Naomi - March 21, 2008

Marita – lattes come in self-heating cans these days πŸ˜‰ Ahhh, technology… love it love it love it.

40. Naomi - March 21, 2008


She’s not responding…

First stage of first aid – yell loudly in her ear, in case she’s asleep or faking it. I think we should do that for a while.

41. Naomi - March 21, 2008




42. Naomi - March 21, 2008

Maybe we should see if we can get her blog coming up in the results for some weird search terms…

chocolate nipples with strawberry cream

43. Naomi - March 21, 2008

kinky frozen clinker use

44. scrappydo - March 21, 2008

Did you pack teh marshmellows to toast on the campfire?

45. scrappydo - March 21, 2008

…. and do you have a good stock of scary campfire stories – the ones that scare teh bejeebus out of all and sundry…

46. anonymum - March 21, 2008

what a great idea!!

chocolate bilby vibrating ears

47. Marita - March 21, 2008

Naomi, latte in self heating cans!!! You will make the baby Jesus cry with suggestions like that.

I’m going to work on that “chocolate nipples with strawberry cream” search term πŸ˜€

48. anonymum - March 21, 2008

self lubricating choclate sauce easter egg

49. anonymum - March 21, 2008

the typo on chocolate was deliberate in the last one…lots of people miss the 2nd O

50. scrappydo - March 21, 2008

….are we theeeeeeeeerrrrreeee yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet??

51. anonymum - March 21, 2008

i don’t think there’s anyone home….let’s have a partay!!

someone pass the vodka please?

52. anonymum - March 21, 2008

wonder if they’re there yet???

53. scrappydo - March 21, 2008

take anywhere Lattes?? gotta get me some of those!!

54. scrappydo - March 21, 2008

Might need to check with Anja on the possiblility of IV stolis and lattes concurrently

55. anonymum - March 21, 2008

doing good here…only just gone and this is the 53rd comment…good job people….eat more hot cross buns…lots of sugar to keep it up!

56. Marita - March 21, 2008

What I want to know is what is going on with our psychotic weather. This time last week it was hot enough to make clothing optional. Today is so freezing we are layering layers on layers.

Me need more coffee.

57. Naomi - March 21, 2008

strawberry margarita douche

will sex make my breasts bigger? (I don’t really need an answer to that, I know the answer’s YES – when you get pregnant and they start leaking milk everywhere and you look like you’re competing in a wet tshirt competition ALL THE TIME)

58. Marita - March 21, 2008

Ah the memories.

Got a friend who assures me that pregnancy and breastfeeding is the penalty I pay for committing the sin of hetrosexual intercourse. :grin

59. Naomi - March 21, 2008

Marita – scary thought isn’t it (the lattes, not the weather)

I’m not freezing. But I’m in qld, land of boredom πŸ˜€

60. Naomi - March 21, 2008

LOL Marita

Anonymum – great work on the search terms

help my bilby got stuck

emergency ward funny stories

61. Anja - March 21, 2008

The lurve is flowing!

62. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Someone bring scoth and rum for the coffee??

63. Anja - March 21, 2008

Bahahahaha… emergency ward funny stories.

I could tell some, but this blog would be shut down due to ickyness.

64. anonymum - March 21, 2008

LMAO…WHERE did your bilby get stuck is the question????

65. Marita - March 21, 2008

I’m thinking “sin heterosexual intercourse” might be a fun search term to play with.

Coffee is good. Coffee and chocolate is better.

66. anonymum - March 21, 2008

The search terms are Mark’s…he has THE most deviated mind I’ve ever encountered!
It’s why i married him!!

67. Marita - March 21, 2008

I always struggled to find things to do when living in QLD. We do better now that we just visit for holidays, so busy visit family no time to be bored.

68. Anja - March 21, 2008

Help my bilby got stuck?

Now that WOULD be an emergency ward funny story.

69. Anja - March 21, 2008

*wonders if Bettina is going to run over the Easter bilby*

70. anonymum - March 21, 2008

We could always start a rumor about the Easter bunny and Easter bilby!

71. Naomi - March 21, 2008

Anja – I bet you could! πŸ˜‰ Even if we just limited it to things that people slip and fall onto in the shower…

72. Anja - March 21, 2008

At last click Bettina’s magic number was 9924.

We’re going to get it to 10000!

Let’s get busy, kids.

73. Marita - March 21, 2008

Darn. I had this weekend marked down for working on my cross stitch advent calendar and indulging in some of that sinful heterosexual intercourse.

Now I’m rethinking my plans. Wonder if hubby would mind the change πŸ˜€

74. Anja - March 21, 2008

A rumour about the Easter Bunny and Bilby, whoa!

Are you suggesting the fluffies are getting it on?

Them bunnies are randy critters.

75. Naomi - March 21, 2008

my carrot looks like a willy

erotic vegetables

my willy looks like a carrot

bilby rabbit crossbreed

76. Anja - March 21, 2008

Marita, hubby would really appreciate the sinful heterosexual intercourse. Best not disappoint him.

77. anonymum - March 21, 2008

76 little clicks to go, 76 little clicks
if all us do just one little click
damn! can’t think of another line!

78. Naomi - March 21, 2008

Marita – there ARE things to do. But I think it helps if you’re drunk

79. anonymum - March 21, 2008

bilby’s are as randy as bunnies so it’s possible!

80. Naomi - March 21, 2008

Marita – I agree with Anja. Especially with all the great ideas on this comment thread. Except the stuck bilby, try to avoid that one.

81. anonymum - March 21, 2008

LMAO….nothing worse than a stuck bilby!

82. Marita - March 21, 2008

You are of course correct Anja and Naomi and after that sinful heterosexual intercourse I can get him to help me clean out the garage and do some of that painting that is not finished yet πŸ˜€

83. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Waht would you call the offspring of a bunny and a bilby?
a bilny of course!
or a bunly!
it would have a big nose, big ears and little puffy tickler tail

84. Anja - March 21, 2008

Naomi, that’s just so freakin’ funny.

His willy looks like a carrot?

Shape or colour?


85. anonymum - March 21, 2008

painting? panting would be preferable…

86. Naomi - March 21, 2008

And you know what they say about the size of a male’s nose… πŸ˜‰

How about bunby? Bulby?

87. Anja - March 21, 2008

Marita has now given us the secrets of getting men off their hind quarters.

Give them some sinful stuff and they’re oh so grateful, they will do anything.

Clever woman, Marita.

I shall remember that tip.

88. Naomi - March 21, 2008

Marita – after? Why not during? Make it even more sinful, AND get work done!

89. Anja - March 21, 2008

I’m with anonymum.

I so prefer panting to painting.

90. Marita - March 21, 2008


91. Naomi - March 21, 2008

Anja – FOOL! Men fall ASLEEP after sex.

92. Marita - March 21, 2008


93. anonymum - March 21, 2008

The only time I like to paint is with body chocolate!
Then i can be quite artistic even if I do say so myself!

94. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

I am crying with laughter here guys !!!!

Pop away to do my domestic goddess duties and look at the mayhem I return to !!!

Just wondering what a “stuck bilby” is??

How is a “stuck bilby” different to a normal bilby?

Off to google bilby ……

95. anonymum - March 21, 2008

A stuck bilby has trouble breathing I would think! Assuming he’s stuck wherever head first that is!
If he’s bum first his eyes are going to be bugging out of his head…now THERE’S a vision for you girls!

96. Marita - March 21, 2008

I think that bilby got stuck in my wifi connection. Darn things is driving me batshit crazy.

97. Anja - March 21, 2008

I’m so new to this ‘man business’

If they fall asleep after sex, what do you do with them after that?

Do you lock them in a cupboard until next time?

98. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Nothing worse than a bilby stuck in your wifi!! I can almost feel THAT!

99. Marita - March 21, 2008

Well that comment went through but the last two gave wordpress the hicups. Might be a sign to log off, eat some of the chocolate the girls got given (poor kids they can’t have dairy, what a shame that mum has to eat all the chocolate for them) and maybe drink some more coffee.

Then I might take a hammer to that stuck bilby and see if I can get it panting its way out of the wifi connection.

100. Anja - March 21, 2008

anonymum, I think I actually fried a brain cell trying to visualise that.

101. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Send them home Anja! Send them home…if they get too comfortable, you’ll never get rid of them….invite them back on garbage night honey!

102. Marita - March 21, 2008

Dunno about most men Anja but my hubby is always wired after sex, so is good to use that energy for something useful.

He stayed up for hours the other night arguing on a wrestling message board about the moral implications of a picture of Jesus holding a baby dinosaur. Then got very cranky at me when I woke him at 4.30am because it was time to go to work.

103. anonymum - March 21, 2008

scary huh!
boy are we gonna cop it!
If EVER I go away, I’m not telling anyone!

104. Anja - March 21, 2008

Alrighty, kids.

I’m off to pick up a yummy delivery.

Hit it hard!

105. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

The bilby looks like a cross between a mouse and a rabbit.

106. anonymum - March 21, 2008

My yummy delivery is sitting beside me killing himself laughing!

107. Marita - March 21, 2008

Yummy Delivery?

What is it Anja?

I’m picturing hot nekkid guy covered in melted chocolate.

108. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Thos of you who have B’s e-mail addy, feel free to use it.

109. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Marita! What a wonderful vision you’ve given me!

110. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

OOOOOoo, that would make a nice lunch now wouldn’t it??

111. anonymum - March 21, 2008

I do…and LOTS of emails I can send too…turns to in box

112. Naomi - March 21, 2008

Anja – never leave a man in the closet. They get depressed and lose interest in women πŸ˜‰

113. anonymum - March 21, 2008

and breakfast, and dinner, and supper, and morning tea, and afternoon tea…
I’m such a tart!

114. anonymum - March 21, 2008

If you DO leave him in the closet make sure he has water! Don’t want him to dehydrate!

115. anonymum - March 21, 2008

You may need hime later

116. Naomi - March 21, 2008


bilby stuck in the wifi connection

I think Anja got an easter ‘bunny’ delivered… but is he chocolate-covered?

117. anonymum - March 21, 2008

2 to go! nearly there!

118. Marita - March 21, 2008

Very good point Naomi. Closets are dangerous places to leave men. Better to find them a good shed.

119. anonymum - March 21, 2008

A yummy bunny!! Lucky Anja!

120. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Snigger snigger

He has his own chocolate coating.

Anja uses white chocolate body paint.

He would look like a kinder surprise.

121. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Sheds are good too! Bit more light for the little possums…

122. Marita - March 21, 2008

Are we there yet? πŸ˜€

123. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Are you there yet?

124. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008


Passed the 10,000 mark !!!!!

125. Marita - March 21, 2008


How long has Bettina been away for?

How long left to go?

If we keep up at this rate how many comments?

My mighty mathematical brain has calculated all the figures and come up with the nearest exact answer.

Lots and lots and lots πŸ˜€

126. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Now the comment rate…we need to have a goal here…suggestions anyone?

127. Naomi - March 21, 2008

Actually, just tie him to the bed. Or the sink. But the bed’s probably more what you have in mind for the weekend.

128. anonymum - March 21, 2008

The bed is good, but you need the rope to reach the sink…he may as well do the dishes if he’s going to stay!

129. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Do you think we should start this happening on another post, or stay here??

130. Naomi - March 21, 2008

OK, I’m gonna have to split for a long while, lovelies – housework to do, showers to take, babies to hose down, children and other assorted relatives to pick up. I actually managed to write part of a story while we were commenting away, and there’s NO BILBIES in it! πŸ˜€

131. anonymum - March 21, 2008

No bilbies??? Disappointing!

132. Naomi - March 21, 2008

OK. Maybe just one bilby ;-P

133. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Goodo then

134. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

B should be at the camp site now.

Wonder what the weather is like.

Wonder what the neighbours are like.

Wonder who will pitch the tent.

Hope they didn’t forget the tent poles.

135. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Oh goodie, I’m not alone! I hate talking to myself…i will in a pinch, but I prefer company

136. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Hope they didn’t get the neighbours from hell! Nothing worse

137. Anja - March 21, 2008

Far out, we’ve cracked the 10k mark, well and truly.

Hmm, next target.

Howz about this…

I received 231 comments on my lurve fest. We have to crack the ass right out of that. We can do it. We’re evil.

So sayeth the coven.

138. anonymum - March 21, 2008

We’re at 136 now, we shouldn’t have too much trouble cracking that…when is she back?

139. Gemisht - March 21, 2008

Found the partay. Pour a girl a drinkk will you, please.

Cant stay long, but I will be back later.

This is soooooo much fun πŸ™‚

140. Lee - March 21, 2008

Tracey (wife) and I have been camping as adults only once and it was an awful experience 😦 but we are determined to go again and have a good time as we both love camping from our childhoods.

141. anonymum - March 21, 2008

I’m half pissed already, i drank your share waiting for you!

142. Anja - March 21, 2008

I just thought of something.

I hope this isn’t one of those campsites that you have to dig your own ‘facilites’

I would be holding on something wicked.

143. anonymum - March 21, 2008

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH…i hate having to do that! Not a nice thought

144. Anja - March 21, 2008

Um… I’m not sure when she gets back.

I shall have to consult the Evil… um whoops… Widdleshamrock.

HEY, WIDDLESHAMROCK (It’s a long way over the ditch, I have to yell)

When does the Mistress return?

145. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Mistress B returns on Sunday.

So 2 days of loving her.


Though me thinks Anja will be busy a lovin’ someone else. πŸ˜‰

146. anonymum - March 21, 2008

That Anja…such a tart! LMAO….in THE nicest possible way of course
2 days hey? We can do LOTS in that time…

147. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

hehehehe, yes, yes we can………

148. Marita - March 21, 2008

How long before uneaten hot cross buns are fair game? If the kids ignore them for 5 minutes are they mine? 10 minutes?

Me wants some more hot cross bun.

149. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Thank goodness Mr Shamrock is home to feed and watch the kids ….

150. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Nah, 3 minutes…

If ya snooze ya lose…..

151. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Less than 2 mins in our house! Wouldn’t last 5 or 10…i can’t eat chcocolate so i make up for ti with hot cross buns!

152. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Jelly Beans Tell a Story
Black is for the evil planned that night.
Yellow is for God’s Son Who is the Light.
Red is for the precious blood that Jesus gave,
Green is for the grass that grew beside the grave.
Orange is for the setting sun as soldiers slept.
Pink is for the rising sun as Mary wept.
Purple is for rulers who could not win.
White is for the cloth He left within.
Blue is for the water in the sea.
On the shore, β€œThe risen Lord; Oh, could it be?”
Many people witnessed this great event.
Disciples watched as heavenward He went.
The angel said He would return
Exactly when we do not learn.
A bag full of jellybeans; help us tell.
A story of love, we know so well.
Share the candy; share the joy
Jesus died for girls and boys.

153. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

lol, I am naughty, I don’t wait for Good Friday to eat them…

**Naughty ex~Catholic, naughty naughty**

Just shared the poem I am putting in with a bag of jellybeans.

I bought a bag of jellybeans and separated the colours and then bagged them.

154. anonymum - March 21, 2008

Now, that’s nice…very nice….where did you find it?

155. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

It was on the internet, was googling easter stuff for the workshop we are doing tomorrow.

156. anonymum - March 21, 2008

i’m not a big fan of most things google, but they have a reasonable search….you find some great stuff….yahoo always freezes my computer for some reason….

157. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

We are also doing He is risen placemats.

I have a laminator to laminate them.

Then we are doing these banners which I am REALLY excited about. I am making them out of material so they last.

I hope what is in my head comes out ok.

158. anonymum - March 21, 2008

It will…..I’ve been goping to get a laminator for 4 years now! One day

159. anonymum - March 21, 2008

OOPS! going…not goPing!
DUH Maureen!!!

160. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

OH !!!!

I would be lost without mine now. I only got a cheapie, but it does up to A3.

Great for playgroup, Sunday school, My Missions board. I keep finding uses for it. lol.

161. anonymum - March 21, 2008

If you’ve got a good one and it was cheap, then that’s a bonus..
I love this using comments as a chat room! They’ll build up quick!

162. Andrew Boyd - March 21, 2008

Just dropped by to share the lurve for a comment or two before keeping on keeping on working…

Sounds like everyone is having a good Easter so far πŸ™‚

163. Andrew Boyd - March 21, 2008

And here I am again, about to head home, will be thinking of you all as I dig up materials for vodka tonics for after dinner when the work is done πŸ™‚

164. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

It’s gone all quiet…….

That’s no good…….

It is REALLY windy here, hope the campsite is nice and calm.

165. lightening - March 21, 2008

I hope you have a great time Bettina!!!! πŸ™‚

166. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

I wanna know how she got online !!!!!!

Those eyes ……. it scared me it did……

167. Anja - March 21, 2008

Scary, I nearly passed a grey kitten.

168. Meg - March 21, 2008

So glad I’m not camping in Sydney. The whether is atrocious!

169. Meg - March 21, 2008

So glad I’m not camping in Sydney. The weather is atrocious!

170. Meg - March 21, 2008

Oops, sorry – excuse my bad spelling

171. Meg - March 21, 2008

Just checked – 18 degrees. No wonder I’m wearing trackies.

172. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Naughty B, thought she could catch us out huh??

I think a double assault is required !!!!

173. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

A 3-year-old boy examined his testicles while taking a bath.
‘Mom’, he asked, ‘Are these my brains?’
‘Not yet,’ she replied.

174. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.

The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, “Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.”

The gentleman replied, “Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I’ve changed my will
three times!”

175. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says: “Slim, I’m 83 years old now and I’m just full of aches and pains. I know you’re about myage. How do you feel?”

Slim says, “I feel just like a newborn baby. ”

“Really!? Like a newborn baby!?”

“Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.”

176. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Three old guys are out walking.

First one says, “Windy, isn’t it?”

Second one says, “No, it’s Thursday!”

Third one says, “So am I. Let’s go get a beer.”

177. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.

A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.

A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, “You’re really doing great, aren’t you?”

Morris replied, “Just doing what you said, Doc: ‘Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.'”

The doctor said, “I didn’t say that. I said, ‘You’ve got a heart murmur; be careful.”

178. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

Funny huh ????

Ha ha plop.

I think that was someone laughing their head off.

179. Anja - March 21, 2008

You’re a weird woman.

180. widdleshamrock - March 21, 2008

It’s the company I keep…… lol

181. deb - March 22, 2008

Here in the Great White North (PEI, Canada) I’m staring at the trailer tires that are still frozen to the lawn, sigh, have a GREAT weekend camping.

182. scrappydo - March 22, 2008

Right – just logged in to check on you lot – man! WTF is a Bilby??! how do they get stuck?? πŸ˜†

183. Anja - March 22, 2008

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell, they get stuck in numerous ways.

Bilbies are like that.

184. widdleshamrock - March 22, 2008

Google it, scrapmeister ….

It’s an animal, native to Australia I think. Looks a cross between a mouse and a rabbit.

I think getting stuck refers to the mating ritual……..

185. Anja - March 22, 2008

Yeah it is. And it’s a valuable lesson to learn. Using chocolate as lube can get you stuck.

186. anonymum - March 22, 2008

come on guys, it’s slowing down!!

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