Monday, 29 October 2012

WOW! - Time Fly's When You Having Fun.

I am always amazed at just how fast time goes when we have a bank holiday. before one knows it's back to work next day kinda thing, even though we started every day at 6am and crammed a lot it in it flew us by.

 Oh well as the saying goes( Time fly's when you having fun.) we must have had fun.

and to be honest we spent most of it doing car test drives and research plus lots of eating out and relaxing by the pool - and no pictures taken of any of it.

Still Back to normal now and back to blogging ye hey!! 

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Apple and Cranberry Sponge Cake

Wow I say that because i am now eating this wonderful sponge cake with apples and cranberries in it, and it taste so good.

I often look at things in the fridge and think what can I use these for etc.

So I made a quick batter (I trow all in and mix type of person so fast and easy to do)

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup of veg oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
4 apples peeled and chopped

just mix all together and put into a square baking tray about 9inch 

and cooked high one hour,

Method see photo below..

Trust me its a winner and taste so good even though i know self praise is no recommendation lol.


If you are like me and bake for two, chances are you will have left overs to put away, well here is my tips for storage.

Rule No1 - Never store in refrigerator. - Makes the cake wet and tasteless.

I find the best way is to wrap in greaseproof paper then place inside clear sandwich bags to keep out the ants etc.

Then I use One of my oven's as my bread bin - makes sense as its out of the way and keeps the cakes in your eyes view more chance you will eat them while fresh than forget then trow later on. - I know because thats what happens to me.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Big Ants - Used my Arm as a Bridge.

Ants - So OK next to the 50cents, I guess it does not look that big, but somehow when they on your arm marching in a line it made me jump and scrape them off and jump around a bit like a big girl lol (Glad no one was looking at me).

I mean they meant me no harm, although one had a bite along his merry way and was just doing what ants do best and that's work as one together to fulfil there objective, whatever that may have been. 

One thing for sure, I was not letting it be me......

I try not to kill any of gods creatures no matter how bad they look and always try to move them on another path that does not bother me. After all we should all try to live together on this big planet of ours.....

So the story was as follows - I made a nice mug of hot steaming coffee and headed out on to my balcony as i do most mornings to catch up on whats happening around the world via the newspapers  and while leaning back relaxed my elbow had gone between two plant leafs and made a nice bridge for the ants to cross, hi ho and all that lol.

and I turned to see about twenty marching over my arm to the other leaf to eat so once i moved they scurried all over my arm which made it worse as they now were running up and down my arm, urrrrrr so nasty I am itching now just thinking about them. 

after a calm down i returned and carried on with my papers, occasionally glancing over at the ants having to go the long way round now and I am sure that one of them was giving me the finger lol.... so funny

This is the image i get when i look at them now. lol....

Friday, 19 October 2012

I Am Not Fat! And Here Is Why!

You got to love the people who think these things up.

But I Kinda like this one and so thought I best share it with you all.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Exercise thy Brain !!!! ONE FOR THE DRAFTSMAN --- Brilliant!!

OK, How does it work?  These drove me nuts.

1. Look from left to right from top to bottom.
    The rod in the middle does not exist.

2. How many, 7 or 10. Count at the top and then
     at the bottom.


3. Is the door open to inside or outside?

4. Round or square?

5. How many, 3 or 4?

6. Is this just one?

7. Rare construction..


8. The centre beam disappears, look from left
      to right.

9. 2 or 3?

NO, I don't know how they work…
but,   May be I need new glasses!

Hope you enjoyed as much as I did....

Ailing Memory - OK Who Else Having Problems...

Come on now be honest and tell me that you have forgotten something over the last few weeks that you should have remembered.

Well my problem has been happening far to much lately, I can not remember my password when logging into accounts that i have online.

Then a dear friend sent me this, so I just have to pass it on......

Brilliant! ... Why didn't I think of that!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Swimming I love it but I Tire easy these days.

Me doing Crawl.
I wonder why that is? you see I have been swimming for years but recently I find that two or three lengths of the pool and I feel so tired.

I am at a loss but one thing I have noticed lately is that my feet no longer push me along in fact no matter how hard i paddle them i do not go forward in fact I go backwards. ha ha it's true.

I hold on to a swim float and with arms stretched out, I paddle me feet keeping the toes pointing out and back but nothing not forward motion and after few second of this i actually start to go backwards in the pool.

Everyone thinks i am joking and messing around so I have given up trying to explain to others  about my predicament and just swim with my arms and let the feet float behind me.

I still go fast and it looks ok but I would love to have the propulsion I used to have many years ago.

I was wondering if anyone reading this has come across this and what steps did your take to rectify it?

Dawn my Lovebird is So Cute I entered her into a Contest

Sleeping Bird Contest

Hi Bloggers,  I just entered my little Lovebird Dawn into the above contest, the photo is so cool of her laying back after a good hand feeding.

She is now a mother herself and it makes me realize just how fast, time is passing us all by.

Hope you enjoy the photo and if you get time click like for me on the face book page

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Car lost in car park. I have the Solution.

Admit it. You got back to where you thought your car should be and it's not. I have and in some big car parks I got lost looking for it.

An I getting old and forgetful - I like to think the second choice. But I now have a solution we can all use.

Get Your Phone Out. Take a photo of the Bay Area and also of the lobby area. This way you will know which area to return to your car.

Good luck.

Cat at Peace With Life.

I have some very chilled out cats. But saw this photo online and still laughing. Hope it make you smile also.

Divorce -Celebrate with a Cake.

Yes that's the new trend in the UK and USA. I find it so funny.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Calling All Expat Ladies in Johor

Do you know that you have your very own International Ladies club.

Johor International Ladies Group is for ladies of all nationalities and ages living in Johor - especially around the areas of East Ledang, Ledang Heights, Horizon Hills and Leisure Farm. It's for Expats and locals - everyone is welcome.

The purpose of the group is to give women in Johor a chance to make new friends, enjoy social outings and increase their social circle. We can also have Meetups for members with children.

Who should join? Anyone who lives in Johor and would like to make some new friends and increase their social life! Also anyone who has children who'd like to do the same for their kids (and maybe even their partners).

For More information or to join.

Please click here for more information.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Baby Lovebirds so Cute in the Nest.

Well this is Day 4 of the hatching period and 3 have hatched out already. it is so exciting when new life comes into this world of ours. and to be a part of it is wonderful.

This is Dawn the Proud Mother


This is Dusky the Handsome Father

This is short Video of todays chicks in the nest.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

6 Course Meal in Johor Bahru - Just Had.. Yummy

Just got back from a great meal out in Taman mount austin Johor Bahru.

6-Course Chinese Meal  at Wang Zi Chou Zhou Restaurant 

The food is great and so tasty we got their early and service was really fast.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Breaking News in Johor Bahru -Dawns Eggs start to Hatch.

This is great news in more ways than at first you may think. Why?, well you see Dawn was abandoned baby and we thought she would not live through the night (hence her name, as she made it past dawn).

So one and a half years later not only is she doing great but is now a mother herself.

I am so excited for her. It will be interesting to see the rest of the babies as they emerge from their shells.

It is funny how they vary so much in color. Dawn being green and black head. And dusky is yellow and green. It's looking like yellow head green body for the babies but we will see.

Ok enjoy this short video.
I will post more as events unfold.

Day one of hatching

Day Two another Chick hatched overnight.

wow another one hatched overnight so cool.

Day Three another one hatched

Friday, 5 October 2012

Day Out To Kl from JB.

Decided on Day out to kl. do some business then relax in the new shopping mall. Seitia City Mall in Shah Alam.

The started out well with a nice quite journey up here. Traffic was lite. On arrival at the Finance ministry in putrjaya. My Shoe fell apart. So had good excuse to go shopping and eating. Went to the new Setia City Mall in Shah Alam. And very new. Been open about four months. Had lunch Tony Roma's then left to go Sunway pyramid. Here I got some new shoes and another snack at Carl jr. Then we off to cinema watch Hotel transevania then for meal before returning to Johor Bahru. Amazing what you can do in a day.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Before (me 16) After (me 54) in Sydney Australia.

I thought it would be fun to try and find the place i had a photo taken when I was a young 16 year old boy on holiday in Sydney Australia.

And when I returned over to the same area last month the pictures was taken in the Taronga Zoo. and took me some time to remember the exact spot and while not identical I was not to far from it.

And then again on my last visit at the age of 54.

So here you are folks the Before and After photos.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Johor Bahru Looking Spooky in the Haze

The last three days in JB has had a spooky appearance to it, The Dreaded Haze has covered Singapore and I can see it crawling over the Johor Straights onto the banks of Johor Bahru.

JB Haze

As I am looking down from the 22nd floor the perspective is quite spooky its rather like a rolling in of a FOG Bank with the trees poking out here and there.

FOG BANK not in JB
Yet the Air is Good - Normally when the haze is here I have sore throats etc, but none this time so that's a relief.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Todays Daily Bread - Rising so high.

This morning before I went off to Swim/Gym I got my bread underway so it could rise while I was away. 
On my return I was greeted with a baloon type loaf that had risen so big.

I put it into the oven and wow once it was cooked, it tasted so nice with some tuna cheese and fruits.

JukeBox Time Machines - You Will Love This...

This is so cool, who wont love to read about the year you was born and while doing that you can listen to the top 20 of that Year on the Jukebox.

Clicking Here will take you to the main screen when you can choose your year and enjoy it - I DID.

Share It Now.



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