EXTREME CREATURES: QUOKKA

Good morning on this coldish, wet morning here in Newie today’s extreme creature is the really cute Quokka.

They can be found in the south-western part of Western Australia in particular on Rottnest Island. There they win over the hearts of many visitors with their relaxed and friendly nature.

They are also known as the short-tailed scrub wallaby, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat.

While our quokkas are certainly friendly, touching and petting them is not permitted. Quokkas and birds on Rottnest Island have been known to deliver a nasty bite as well as carry diseases like Salmonella.

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Facts a day late

Another Monday means more facts, so here you are…………….

In 1943 American bakers were ordered to stop selling sliced bread for the duration of World War 11, only whole loaves were allowed. The reason for this was never explained, how it helped the war effort no one knows.

Karl Benz invented the car in 1885.

In the Stone Age people who didn’t feel well someone would cut a hole in the persons body with a sharp stone to allow the pain to escape…..Really how does anyone know that.

The ancient Romans had shows called Pantomimes hundreds of years ago, a man would read out a story while silent actors played the

parts behind him.

A Flemish artist is responsible for the worlds smallest paintings in history, including a picture of a miller and his mill painted on a grain of corn.c

WEEK 38 OF 2022

Had a good night, I woke Tim to help me this morning, he said he went to bed at 1.30am, I thought ok but I still need help.

Kathy came and showered my at Jess’s place.

Tim at last cleaned up out the back where I used to sit during the day as it was a right mess and I haven’t been able to sit out there since June due to the damage from the tree coming down.

Had a good night up at 5.40am and had Tim help me dress, as I had to unpack the dishwasher before she came down as she would only go off that her didn’t do it.

Tim up at 7.50am which is early for him.

Workmen turn up to work on the bathroom including the painter, at 2.30pm the plumber turned up to install toilet, sink and shower. It will be ready for use tomorrow.

Used the new toilet this morning there was water in front of the bowl so I placed a towel in front of it.

The guy in charge of the bathroom reno came and picked up all the rubbish and said someone should be here tomorrow to do the curtain rods.

Late this arvo the people came to remove the porta loo and shower.

Received part of my Kmart order a big box for two small packets of colouring pencils. Talk about a waste.

Another day to struggle through and it is suppose to rain today.

Sandy rang at 10ish to say she was coming to take me to the cemetery as Mum & Dad’s headstone as it now has two extra photos on it. One of Mum and one of Mum & Dad on their wedding day.

Tim sent me a messsge saying he was 3hrs early for work, he read the shift info wrong. He didn’t bother to come home though.

The bathroom guy came and installed the shower curtain.

Woke to the sound of rain at 4.30am, got up and went to the loo then to the kitchen to check the roof it was leaking so placed bowl to catch the water and turned the full dishwasher on.

A public holiday to mourn the Queen, also my 38th wedding anniversary.

We had planned to go out for lunch but it was raining too much so cancelled. Had KFC instead.

Last day of term 3 for schools and still wet.

I am in a lot of pain in my knees and back. I let out a scream when I had a shot of pain in my knee. Tim came running out and was angry only because he was worried.

Jess came and got me changed for bed, I rang Tasha to come help me into bed and she was in a foul mood made me think I should have asked Leo.

Had a good night and I am in less pain this morning.

Tim picked up the shower chair from Sandy’s, so Kathy can give me a shower.

Kathy arrived at 1.30 and showered me and it was good.

DYSTONIC TREMOR

What is a Dystonic Tremor?

Tremor is an uncontrollable/involuntary oscillation or shaking or rapid movement of a part of a person’s body. For example, if a person has head tremor, then there will be involuntary shaking movement of the head. Similarly, if a person has hand tremor, then there is uncontrollable shaking of the hands. Tremor can affect any part of the body including eyes, vocal cords, arms, face, trunk and legs.

Dystonic tremor is a type of tremor which the patient develops along with or in association with dystonia.Dystonia is a neurological disorder where there is transmission of incorrect messages from the brain to the body resulting in unwanted movement or over-active or abnormal postures. Patient experiences Dystonic Tremor commonly in young adulthood or mid-life.

TOUGH ENOUGH

Good morning and since we now have a functioning bathroom photo coming tomorrow. Well it’s tough enough day and today’s creature is the Lace Monitor, heard of it, nope well it’s a reptile, as in lizard.

They are built tough with a strong body up to two metres long, a muscular tail and long sharp claws.

In spring the males can get extremely aggressive often getting into violent fights, they stand on their back legs and wrestle each other with their forelegs.

MORE FACTS

.Well it is Monday again so it is facts day.

The British royal family changed there surname from the German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor in 1917. WW1 broke out in 1914 and by 1917 was in full fury, so King George V decided to change the family name to Windsor after Windsor castle.

King George V also renounced all German title belonging to him and his family.

Kissing under the mistletoe is a peculiarity British tradition, a girl isn’t supposed to refuse anyone even if it is some weird creepy guy.

A guy who receives a kiss must pick a berry from the branch when all the berries are gone the kissing must end.

Charles VI called “Charles the Mad” ruled France from 1380-1415. He believed he was made of glass and put iron rods into his clothes to stop himself breaking

WEEK SOMETHING OF 2022

Another good night but this computer is pissing me off this morning.

Last night I had Tim cut down two pairs of long pants only to find out that the pair I chose to wear are too big for me, so into the old clothes bag.

Had another good night awake and up at 5.45.

Tasha was having a bitch which woke her dad so he got up in a foul mood. I don’t need this stress.

No workmen here today but someone will be back tomorrow.

Tim found a lift chair on Facebook for only $450 and it was only a short drive to the blokes house after looking at it he bought it and will pick it up on Thursday.

While I was waiting in the car I had a bad panic attack. I became so scared I started screaming for Tim. I don’t know what caused it. Afterwards I rang Sandy to talk about it as I can’t ring Mum.

An early start to the day up and dressed by 6am, had a wash but I still stink in my opinion.

Had a workman turn up and do some stuff to the bathroom. While he was here Tim was on the phone to a mate who said it is costing him $16,000 to renovate his bathroom.

Tim has gone to see his counsellor. It is a cold afternoon.

Looks like the tiler will be here tomorrow now.

What a night had to get up to pee 4 times how annoying but at least I settle down again quickly.

The tilers arrived at 7.45am.

Went to the doctors he said that the panic attacks are connected to my condition. Also he bulked billed me. Rang Sandy to tell her what the Dr said.

Tim goes back to work tomorrow for 5hrs a day for 5 days per week.

At 2.30pm Dave arrived to help Tim pick up my new lift chair.

Had a good night up to pee only twice. The workmen turned up at .7.20am.

The internet is dropping out a lot this morning.

I did managed to do food shopping which was something but other sites wouldn’t load.

Tim back at work this afternoon, I hope all goes well.

I slept for a solid 12 hours last night so woke really needing to pee.

Tilers here doing more work in the bathroom, which didn’t take long.

Did an online shop at Kmart getting it delivered.

Getting myself ready for bed as I didn’t want to get changed at 2pm when Jess would do it.

At 4pm I was attempting to go to the loo when I found myself frozen with piss running down my leg. I managed to clean up the mess and only cried a little

Made the mistake of ringing Tasha for help getting dressed, she went on about her dad not helping.

Kathy not coming today she will be here tomorrow.

Tim is happy to be back at work which makes me happy. He went out to cash in some bottles but that is all he has done all day .

TOUGH ENOUGH

Here we are at tough enough day and today’s creature is the good ole Tassie Devil.

The Tasmanian Devil may be small but it has a big bite, the same strength as a dog four times its size. This is mainly due to its diet they eat lots of meat so they have to be able to crunch bones and tear off large chunks of flesh.

Tasmanian ‘devils’ are named for the sound they make. In fact, the first European settlers to enter Tasmania (the southern state where they are found) began hearing unearthly, blood-curdling shrieks and growls from deep within the bush, making them imagine that demons surrounded them in the wilderness. Hence: Tasmanian ‘devils’. They make lots of strange sounds (coughs, growls, snorts, sniffs, screeches and even sneezes) usually to scare off other animals to avoid fights.

Like all marsupials, devils store fat in their tails, which thicken up like humans’ waistlines. A particularly plump tail is a sign of a healthy Tassie devil and, considering they can eat up to 40% of their bodyweight in one day, their tails can get mighty plump!

Tasmanian devils have a bit of a disturbing feeding habit. These mischievous little critters like to fall asleep inside a rotting carcass (called ‘carrion’) so they can wake up and continue eating. Though it sounds a little gruesome, by eating animal carcasses, Tassie devils actually help to keep areas hygienic and free from blowfly maggots.


A mother Tassie gives birth to around 20-40 joeys at once. However, these joeys have to race to her pouch, which only has four teats. Talk about a hard start to life! Because of their tiny birth size, the ones that make it will live in their mother’s pouch for roughly three months