RED KANGAROO

Hello Tuesday, hello world, this Tuesday we are looking at the good old red kangaroo.

A red kangaroo can hop 13 metres in one jump that is as long as some buses. A kangaroo has very strong and powerful legs that act like springs and a big tail which helps them balance. When they get going they can move bloody fast.

Red kangaroos are the largest species of kangaroo. Often found on the open plains of inland Australia and can live on very little water. Males appear maroon with a white face and belly in colour. Females are bluish grey in colour and are smaller and faster than the males.

Male Red Kangaroos mature at about 2 years of age, and females when they are from 15 to 20 months old. Red Kangaroos can live for up to 20 years in the wild.

They have a gestation period of just 33days after born they spend 1yr in the mothers pouch. A mother kangaroo can produce milk of two different types to feed different babies at the same time. One that has emerged from the pouch but is still nursing and a newborn.

Females are called a doe, flyer, jill or roo, males are bucks, boomer, a jack or old man.

They cannot walk/jump backwards.

FACTS BECAUSE IT IS MONDAY

Good morning all here we are at another Monday so here are some facts.

Two hundred years ago pregnant women in France were told to look at nice things in order to have pretty babies.

They were also expected to dwell on lovely thoughts and to read slushy books with happy endings. Also to avoid looking at bears and other zoo animals at all costs.

In the 1600’s a hospital in Louvain, France they refused to hire ugly doctors just in case it caused an ugly baby.

In the 1600’s anyone in Turkey caught drinking coffee was condemned to death by law.

Once in China the Beijing Duck Restaurant could seat 9,000 people at one time.

WEEK 19 OF 2022

MOTHER’S DAY 2ND WITHOUT MUM

What a stinking time I had yesterday arvo and up to 7.45pm when I was finally able to settle down enough to go to sleep. I tried listening to my book which I did but in restless couldn’t stay still way. I manged in the end to sleep till 4am when I got up to pee and then I settle down till 6.15 when I got up for the day. Tim was very frustrated when I couldn’t settle yesterday, he ended up yelling that he didn’t know what I wanted, I snapped back how did he think I felt.

Had to call Tasha down to apply Deep Heat into my knee and change my pants.

Got a lovely Mother’s Day text from Kelli and Dave.

At 1.10pm Kathy rang to see how my day has been, while I was on the phone to her, Tash & Jess turned up with Mother’s Day gifts a large tray of danishes and beautiful grey weighted throw rug which I love.

Had a damn good night settled without issue and woke at 3.40am feeling unwell so I got up and had some dry crackers followed by the cheese that went with them and went back to bed till 6.10am.

I was still having my morning wash when Kathy rang, Tasha got tired of waiting so she went for her walk and was just returning home when I rang her.

Saw Kelli and Freya while they were here seeing Jess and received a nice gift for Mother’s Day.

Very unsettled this afternoon hope I am able to settled at bedtime.

Another decent sleep awake at 4.30am after a good 8hrs sleep. Managed to dose on and off till 5.20am.

Went to print yesterday’s diary entry and got a damn paper jam took me 15 minutes to clear it enough so it prints, still a little bit of paper jammed but it printed so I am happy.

A wet day, it started to bucket down at 7.50am so I wasn’t able to go up with Leo.

Had a house inspection didn’t know it was happening expect the letter is still in the letter box Tasha hasn’t checked.

Had a pretty good night but have been awake since 4.20 and up since 4.45am as my body was shaking a bloody lot and I felt more or less awake.

Another wet start to the day so no going up with Leo.

Started writing a letter to a pen pal, I now have a small pile to answer.

Not a good afternoon.

Had a so so nights sleep and was awake at 4.30 again. Another wet day.


Had a message on FB from a pen friend letting me know another pen friend had a heart attack a week ago and was in hospital in a coma for a bit but is awake now but she has no short term memory at this stage. I have been writing to her for 20 odd years.

Sandy called in this afternoon just to see me and it was great seeing her.

Wrote a few letters still more to do.

Been up since 5am awake since 4.10am and have to say after a couple of weeks with no sweating it is back, which is why I found it difficult to stay in bed.

Kathy arrived at 10.30 and gave me a shower and dressed me to go out for lunch at the Eastern Tiger with her and Summer as well as Tasha. Jessica had to work and Leo didn’t want to come.

Lunch was good but I needed help to cut my food and to go to the toilet.

POEM DAY

Limericks By Edward Lear

Edward LearBy Edward Lear More Edward Lear

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, ‘It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!’


There was an Old Person of Ischia,
Whose conduct grew friskier and friskier;
He dance hornpipes and jigs,
And ate thousands of figs,
That lively Old Person of Ischia.


There was an Old Man in a boat,
Who said, ‘I’m afloat, I’m afloat!’
When they said, ‘No! you ain’t!’
He was ready to faint,
That unhappy Old Man in a boat.


There was a Young Lady of Hull,
Who was chased by a virulent bull;
But she seized on a spade,
And called out, ‘Who’s afraid?’
Which distracted that virulent bull.


There was an Old Person of Ems,
Who casually fell in the Thames;
And when he was found
They said he was drowned,
That unlucky Old Person of Ems.


There was an Old Man who said, ‘Hush!
I perceive a young bird in this bush!’
When they said, ‘Is it small?’
He replied, ‘Not at all!
It is four times as big as the bush!’


There was a Young Lady of Russia,
Who screamed so that no one could hush her;
Her screams were extreme,
No one heard such a scream,
As was screamed by that lady of Russia.


There was an Old Person of Ewell,
Who chiefly subsisted on gruel;
But to make it more nice
He inserted some mice,
Which refreshed that Old Person of Ewell.


There was an old man in a tree,
Whose whiskers were lovely to see;
   But the birds of the air,
   Pluck’d them perfectly bare,
To make themselves nests on that tree.


There is a Young Lady whose nose
Continually prospers and grows;
When it grew out of sight,
she exclaimed in a fright,
“Oh! Farewell to the end of my nose!”


There was an Old Person of Dean,
Who dined on one pea and one bean;
For he said,
“More than that would make me too fat,”
That cautious Old Person of Dean.


There was an Old Person of Dover,
Who rushed through a field of blue Clover;
But some very large bees,
Stung his nose and his knees,
So he very soon went back to Dover.


There was an Old Man of Peru,
Who watched his wife making a stew;
But once by mistake,
In a stove she did bake,
That unfortunate Man of Peru.


There was a Young Lady whose bonnet,
Came untied when the birds sate upon it;
But she said: ‘I don’t care!
All the birds in the air
Are welcome to sit on my bonnet!’

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/limericks-by-edward-lear

SUGAR GLIDER

Have you head of the Sugar Glider well that is this weeks extreme creature.

It is an adorable little animal that lives in trees in forests across Australia. It has a very clever way of getting around from tree to tree instead of climbing it glides.

It has a special furry membrane, like a cloak which is attached to its wrists and ankles. When it wants to glide it launches itself from a tree branch, spreads its arms and legs out wide and floats through the air using its big tail to steer. It can glide up to 100 metres.

The sugar glider is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its predilection for sugary foods such as sap and nectar and its ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel.

FACTS

Hello world, Monday again which means some facts to be shared here.

The daily heat output of the average man would boil 30 litres of freezing water.

A 1,200 pound horse eats about seven times its own weight each year.

Men laugh longer, more loudly and more often than women

Ocean waves will travel thousands of kilometres, if there is no land in the way to stop them.

One million seconds is equal to 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds.

WEEK 18 OF 2022

Had a rough start to the night couldn’t settle for ages only dozing on and off for hours. I was rightly pissed off with Tim and his “just settle down will you” attitude.

Kathy arrived around 10.30 on her own. Sydney-May is at a friends and Summer is at home with her dad.

She gave me and shave a shower and dressed me in what I will wear tomorrow, which I will sleep in.

Saw Kelli and Issy this afternoon along with Jess after Kel dropped off Blain. Kelli put me to bed.

Start of a new week and as of yesterday afternoon Leo isn’t going to school due to his driver having Covid and no one to take over the run. It may change in the next couple of hours, we will see. It didn’t change.

Jess took Leo to EB Games to spend the $150 he had in gift cards.

I had a good day managed to stay out of bed for an extra hour before going and listening to my book.

It is Tuesday and I had a good nights sleep waking at 5.15 this morning.

Leo really wants to go to school so Papa is going to drive him and Tasha will pick him up this arvo.

Tasha didn’t feel like she had the time to take me to optometrist so I said ok you call and let them know but she didn’t I got a text from him saying I missed my appointment. Tim rang and told them I was unwell and apologised.

Had another good night although it took me a couple of hours to settle down, once I did I slept for 9hrs.

No school today there is a teachers strike.

Blain going fishing with his dad this is a first hope he has a good time and enjoys it.

Leo spent some time with Emma so he was happy.

Had a decent enough sleep, been awake since 4.11am woke to pee and couldn’t settle after. So got up I had over 6hrs straight sleep.

Leo came down and had some milk before going out somewhere, no idea where he has gone.

Turns out Leo went with his mum while she drives a bunch of old ladies around.

Another good night woke around 10.45 to pee and spent 15 minutes talking to Tim before going back to bed and back to sleep.


Leo has school today as his driver should be good to drive him.

Leo’s driver forgot about him, when we rang he said he had message saying that Leo wasn’t going. Tasha is super pissed as is Jess.

Jess will drive him when she gets home.

Overall a good day.

Had a rough start to last night very unsettled but once I did manage to settle down I slept for between 7-8hrs.

Tim was going to take me out for lunch but Tasha suggested we do it next Saturday when all our girls can go as well, so we are going to do that.

Tim and I drove over to Sandy’s place to drop off some things and then we drove past Mum & Dad’s old house before running Dave then coming home after Tim going to the chemist.

Kathy and the girls arrived around 1pm and she was in a mood but she did vacuumed and shower me and they gave me a Mother’s Day present. A new throw rug to go over my armchair and some hand towels and face washers. Stuff I needed.

JAMES PORTER CONVICT

Well last night I started another book as I do every few days, this one is about a convict named James Porter. Who was born in 1805 and was convicted in 1823 for housebreaking and received a life sentence to Van Deimen’s Land now called Tasmania. His gaol remote says he is of bad character and badly behaved.

What the hell did this joker do of note you ask, well in 1834 he along with nine other convicts hijacked the brig/ship The Frederick and used it to escape to Chile. Where they lived freely for two years, although four of them were later recaptured and returned to Australia. Luck was on their side as they escaped the noose through a legal technicality.

Four of the convicts were former sailors, and had been sent to Sarah Island (a prison colony within the larger prison colony of Van Diemen’s Land) because of their history of previous failed escape attempts. Among them was Londoner James Porter, a former whaler who had previously lived in Chile and left a wife and child there, before returning to England and then being transported to Australia for the theft of silks.[2]

On January 14, 1834, ten of the convicts, led by Porter, seized the opportunity to escape by hijacking the Frederick. After overpowering their skeleton guard of jailers they left them on shore with provisions, cognisant of the fact that the ill-treatment of overpowered jailers during the Cyprus Mutiny had been a factor in the harsh punishment of those mutineers when they were subsequently captured.

The convicts then sailed across the South Pacific, arriving on 25th February near the mouth of the Bueno River in Chile. They scuttled the Frederick off-shore, travelled the remaining miles in the ship’s tender, and passed themselves off in Valdivia as survivors of a shipwreck.

They arrived back in Hobart in March 1837 and were put on trial for piracy a hanging offence. This caused a considerable public spectacle in the settlement, and the court was packed for the trial.

James Porter and William Shires argued that as the Frederick had not yet been officially launched, it was impossible for them to have committed piracy.

The situation was further complicated by the Frederick having been taken in a harbour rather than on the high seas, a requisite for piracy.

Ultimately Porter and the others were found guilty of piracy, but not sentenced to death. Porter later alleged that the trial took only half an hour.

The convicts were imprisoned for two years in a Hobart jail, then transported to the notorious Norfolk Island penal colony, where Porter wrote his memoirs under the governorship of the prison reformer Alexander Maconochie.

His sentence on Norfolk Island was reduced after he rescued several officers when their boat capsized. He was later released from the harsh conditions of Norfolk Island and sent to Newcastle. In 1847 he again escaped, and this time was never heard from again.


The book is called A Ship That Never was by Adam Courtney.

POEM DAY

Mother

Jodi L. Landes© Jodi L. Landes More By Jodi L. Landes

Published: May 2019

A mother loves right from the start,
No matter if her children are near or far apart.
A mother gives never-ending love.
She gives us comfort and peace like a beautiful dove.
For us she will always do her best,
Even when we put her patience to the test.
She wipes our tears,
Chases away our fears,
Encourages us to follow a dream,
No matter how far-fetched it may seem.
Her gifts can never compare to any other.
I am so honored to call her my mother.
Looking back on another year,
I was so lucky to have a mother so dear.
So Mom, on your special day, relax and enjoy
And always know that I couldn’t have asked for any other
More incredible person to call my mother.
I love you, Mom!
Happy Mother’s Day

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/mother-85