Friday, 23 May 2014

Questions? Answers?

I was surprised when I realised that three months had passed since my last Blog. So much has happened in that time but not really in a way that should affect me in doing an update. I could easily have updated you on the family visit of Sue's dad, how the garden is growing and the Nickisson family tree developments.
I think the main reason for not updating my Blog is that I haven't really felt like it. Been honest, life has been a bit of a downer lately with issues coming and going that knock you about a bit.
There have been a lot of questions asked of us, answers given that are not always agreeable but have needed to be said.
So, can we be happier?
Stop Blaming: People make mistakes. People don't always meet expectations. Who's to blame? Take responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others, because then you focus on doing things better or smarter next time.
Stop impressing: No one likes you for your clothes, your car, your possessions, your title or your accomplishments. Those are all "things". People may like your things - but that doesn't mean they like you. Genuine relationships make you happier, and you'll only form genuine relationships when you stop trying to impress and start trying to just be yourself.
Stop whining:  Whining about your problems makes you feel worse, not better. If something is wrong, don't waste time complaining. Put that effort into making the situation better. Unless you want to whine about it forever, eventually you'll have to do that, so why waste time? Fix it now. Don't talk about what's wrong. Talk about how you will make things better, even if that conversation is only with yourself. Do the same with family and friends. Don't just be the shoulder they cry on. Don't let them whine, help make their lives better.
Stop criticising:  You may be more educated, more experienced, been around more blocks and climbed more mountains. That doesn't make you smarter, or better, or more significant. That just makes you you: unique, matchless, one of a kind, but in the end, just you. Everyone is different: not better, not worse, just different. Appreciate the differences instead of the shortcomings and you'll see people, and yourself, in a better light.
Stop. Listen:  Want people to like you? Listen to what they say. Focus on what they say. Ask questions to make sure you understand what they say. And what they say may be right!
Today is the most precious asset you own - and is the one thing you should truly fear wasting.
A song that says a lot to me - The Living Years (Mike and the Mechanics)

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye.

Wow, sorry it's a bit deep, it's just my thoughts.............

Questions? Answers? Do you believe in miracles?
According to the Bible, Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in Palestine, a country where people are called Mohammed, Abdul, Mounir, Aziz, Ahmed, Farid, Omar, Youssouf, Mouloud, etc.
And he managed to find 12 friends called John, Peter, Paul, Phillip, Mark, Thomas, Luke, Mathew, Andrew and Simon ... who all drank wine !!!

That's what I call a  miracle!

So what about life over the last few months?
'Keithybabe' arrived on holiday from England.
It was his first visit, would he like Australia? Will he come again?

Sue's dad arrived in April for 3 weeks and it was a fantastic time for us all. Thank you for being with us Keith, we really did enjoy your visit. Come again.

Questions? Answers?  What should we do with people who rely on government handouts but are too lazy to work?

Kick them out of parliament.

Stoke City V Blackburn Rovers?
Competition in our household has now been made worse by the addition of a Blackburn corner.
The question: Which one is the best?

No competition; Come on you Reds, it's also got the beer fridge and BBQ, nothing else to say!
What do you think?

Questions? Answers?  What's the ideal weight for a mother-in-law..?

About 2.3 kilos including the urn..

So what's growing in the 'allotment'? It is now Autumn in Australia so the weather is a lot cooler and far better for growing vegetables, it's about 22/23 degrees in the daytime dropping to 12/14 in the evenings. A little more rain helps too.

Newly planted Radish, Peppers, Onions, Beetroot, varieties of Lettuce and Zucchini are now really starting to grow in the sandy/composted soil. The potatoes have been planted but are not showing yet.
Question: Why are the Zucchini (Courgette) flowering but not producing any fruit? Anyone have an answer?
Have you ever entered a competition without even thinking of winning? Sue did! When Keith was with us we went to a garden festival and Sue entered a competition with the 'Western Australia' Sunday Times newspaper. The prize was two Square Foot Garden Bed Systems supplied and fitted with plants and growing material. Sue won!!!!!!
Awaiting arrangements for the installation.

Questions? Answers?  Should he have asked? A bride on her wedding night says to her husband 'I must confess darling, I was once a hooker!'.
He says 'That's all right, dear. Your past is your past, but I must admit that i find it quite erotic. Tell me about it'.

She answered 'Well, my name was Nigel, and I played for Wigan Warriors Rugby Club!'

As I mentioned above, Autumn is now here and there is less to do in the garden. The lawn is Buffalo Grass (St Augustine Grass) and only needs mowing once a month during Autumn and winter. This will now give me more time to devote to the Nickisson Family Tree.

So what are my Nickisson Family Tree plans? I have 488 family members in the Nickisson tree, of those, I need to find births, or marriages or deaths for 121 of them. So there will be questions asked, hopefully answers found and the certificates to order to prove the connections.

Really missed having time to delve into the research. Let's see what we find.

Questions? Answers? Two Irish hunters get a pilot to fly them to Canada to hunt moose. They bag six.
As Paddy and Mick start loading the plane for the return trip, the pilot says "The plane can only take four of those."
The two lads object strongly. "Last year we shot six, and the pilot let us put them all on board; he had the same plane as yours."

Reluctantly, the pilot gives in and all six are loaded. However, even with full power, the little plane can't handle the load and down it goes and crashes in the middle of nowhere.

A few moments later, climbing out of the wreckage, Paddy asks Mick, "Any idea where we are?"

"I think we're pretty close to where we crashed last year." Says Mick.

Speak to you soon.


  1. Hi Garry, you all ok? Sound a bit down, can't have that!! Love to see your posts, you seem that bit closer. Love and miss you loads. I will email you soon. xxxx

    1. I'm fine Sandra, yes, I have felt a bit down but things are not that bad. Love you xxx

  2. Just came across your blog! Whatever part of WA you are in your vegies are doing well (no don't know answer to the Zucchini).

    1. Thanks Angie. I live in Perth and the vegies are definitely growing better in the cooler weather here. Thank you for your response. Garry.