Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Planking Piglets

Need we say anymore???

Even the pigs have been swept up in the new craze.

At least the places picked aren't too dangerous for planking.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hello From The River Murray

Yesterday mum, dad, Uncle Mick & Auntie Sally went for a drive to see some of the River Murray in flood. So myself along with Petunia and Rodney jumped into the back of the Nissan Patrol and off we all went.

Lots of talk about how low the river has been over the years of late. Uncle Mick & Auntie Sally have spent many a weekend or holiday with their caravan camping along the river. So did mum & dad until dad got too sick for it.

We have some cool photos to show you too.

Me first though.........then sis and Rod........


We had lunch at a lock near Renmark. Both families brought different foods for a share picnic on the lawns near the water edge. No pelicans though? We didn't see a pelican at all for the whole day.

We stopped at Waikerie for a break and another cuppa here. Check out the riverfront, we saw people fishing.

Isn't she a beauty. I found the Murray River Queen in Waikerie while we were taking a break.

That is Terry the ferry operator. He was showing me how to steer the ferry and we had a chat about how the water was really smelly back a week or so ago. Guess what?? Terry is a butcher!!!!

Oink!!! He came over to our car and told us as we were ready to leave. Crikey I nearly wet myself when I heard that. I think if I was told that while sitting on the controls I would not have crossed my legs.....heheheh

We crossed the mighty Murray 5 times over the day and each time the operators were really nice and waved to us as we left. One guy had a beard like the guys from the group ZZ Tops.

Look at all that water.........My mum said the last time she saw water like this was in 1974 (boy she's old) Ouch!! Mum just read that and flicked my ear. Mum and her family did a trip like this one to see the waters.

I wanted to go for a swim, but I got stuck. I thought while I swam they could have had a cuppa.


This is me at Lock 1 at Blanchtown.

Look at all that water behind me. So glad I didn't fall in. The green stuff floating on the water is called "duck weed".

Mum took me up real close to see the water.


Howdy! I'm showing you the Kingston Bridge on the Murray. Lots of water flowing and heaps of back water areas flooding out around the area. Australia sure is a beautiful country.

Here I am at another lock, somewhere. Mum forgot to write down where this photo was taken.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We Had A Wedding

This morning Petunia married her Rodney. It was a lovely wedding with lots of their family and friends invited.

The venue was Dawn's house before the morning's stitching started.

Lots of photos and the Bride & Groom are now on their way to Stansbury for a honeymoon.

Bride & Broom with their wedding cake.

Photo of them with the best man, who started this crazy ride off, a year ago.

Wedding party with all the guests that came.

Family photo, note the hat I wore for the ceremony.

Going from 1 pig to now 3 and then a pile of beautiful softies from caring people who are helping me round some up for sick children......has been an amazing journey. I am loving the idea of making a child smile and using my imagination thinking up fun things with the 3 piglets has been lots of fun.

I hope it never ends.

In the up coming days Percy's photos of when he was in Fiji on Amy & Ben's honeymoon. I finally got the photos off Amy's computer.....yay......

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Announcing An Engagement

Engagement yes you read right. eek

While the piglets were away Rodney proposed to Petunia and she said yes.

The 3 of them arrived home from their mystery trip away with the news.

I am in shock as they want to get married next week on Tuesday at Dawn's house.

But lets not get ahead of ourselves. First things first, where did they go?? They were in Melbourne for a surprise birthday party and I am trying to get a photo or two of their trip over there.

Now about this engagement. Like all mothers, I am worried that they are rushing into things, but as you know....pigs do grow faster than little people. I can only hope they will be happy traveling the world together.

This works out rather well as Petunia will have all her relatives here for the wedding. Guess this means I'll have to make a veil for Petunia.

Talk of a honeymoon at Stansbury .

Stay tuned.......

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

We're Off Again....But Where To??

Well the little piglets are off again on a family trip. Not saying where they are going and for what reason. You'll have to wait and see.

Percy: "Hey this is my suitcase, who said you 2 could come"?

Petunia: "Hehehe cut that out Rodney"!!

Rodney: "Wasn't me, Petunia"!!

Petunia: "Percy... move your foot or I'm telling Mum".

This could be a long trip....................

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Family Meeting Family

Pat & I took a road trip up to Burra to see my sister and her little dog Jody. So the 3 piglets came along with us. We were hoping to get a look around Burra, but it was raining and very cold.

So the piglets huddled in Jody's basket and played with Jody. She kept sniffing Rodney and was making sure he's going to be a good little pig while visiting Petunia and her family.

Rodney was a bit worried about the licking of his bottom and was going to join us humans in the kitchen.

So far all 3 piglets are getting along okay. At times I feel my sewing room is turning into a pigsty .....chuckle.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

As My Piglets Grow

As Percy and Petunia grow and travel the world, I guess it only fair that a romance or two will develop.

On Petunia's first over seas trip she met Rodney in the USA.

Thank goodness no little accidents occurred and all is sweet.

Rodney has come over on a visa for a while and if all goes well, they may get married.

So here is a closeup photo of Rodney in my sewing room.

He's very charming and a little bit bigger in size to both Percy and Petunia. Maybe its to do with him being a razorback breed???

He knows to behave himself and act like a gentleman as well or his visa will be revoked and he's on the next plane out of here. mrgreen

Also he's blind to the fact Petunia's ears a "bit different" that goes a long way in my books.

Rodney has only 1 fault sad his catch cry....sigh

Marinated pork spare ribs are yummo!!

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