Saturday, 6 April 2019


Hello lovely friends, its been ages since I have visited the land. Thank you all for your wonderful comments both on my last post and over at Bakers.

Thank you my sweet friend that was so nice of you to update everyone, I really appreciate it.

 I had my right wrist operation a month ago, which is slowly progressing. Apparently it will take 4 months to fully recover. In the meantime I have to go for an op on my stupid left wrist on 15th April. Argh! Didn't even have any symptoms until I had to fully rely on using it all the time. Boy did that come on fast.

During this recovery time I have been going stir crazy as I can't do anything AT ALL. Well that's not the truth. I can now shower, dry and dress myself. No housework or dinner preps, no driving so have to be chauffeured everywhere. What's a girl got to do around here!!!

We had our 40th wedding anniversary just after my right hand op and only managed this past week to go out to celebrate. My poor Mum would be having a fit to see how I have to hold my knife to cut my food. She was a stickler for doing everything properly.

Mr Spanky has  been suffering with IPS, which he takes pleasure in giving me swats but no actual full on spankings. No action makes Lindy a naughty girl. This week I have been in trouble twice and trying to go for the trifecta. LOL!

I have learnt a valuable lesson  that I must speak up for myself. Usually I'm the quiet mouse in the corner taking what ever is dished out to me. Bear has told me that has to stop as of now.

Feeling poorly lately I decided to go  for a massage to try ease my aches and pains. Oh dear what a mistake!  The girl asked me if I want a relaxation massage or deep tissue one. Thank goodness I asked for relaxation as it was TOTAL AGONY. I tried my hardest to relax and enjoy it BUT it was the worst experience I have had in ages.  I tried to take my mind away from the pain by thinking up a story or taking myself to my happy place, the beach, nothing worked.   I walked home feeling like I was going to pass out and just made it to bed. Everything was spinning and all didn't end well.  Won't fill you in on those details.  I finally felt better, sitting eating dinner I told Bear about what happened. He was furious with me, lecturing me about how I need to speak up for myself. Saying I should have told the girl half way through to stop I'd had enough. He made me stand up next to him and gave me several hard swats, which I deserved I admit.

Then we continued on with our meal. I had so much trouble sleeping that night with all the pain. Yet the girl asked me to give her a good review on her page. Pffft!

Second incident happened the following day.  I went out with a friend to celebrate her 10 years cancer free. We had planned on going to an Indian restaurant, unfortunately it was closed. I really had my taste buds ready for a yummy curry. So we ventured up to our usual restaurant, where she asked me what I wanted as it was her shout. I asked for a bacon and egg with gluten free bread toasted.   This was my mistake I should have asked for a gf toastie as it came out bacon and eggs on toast.  Oops!

On returning home Bear and I were standing in the kitchen kissing and cuddling as we do. He asked about lunch, went in for a big kiss. Then planted a double handed hard whammy on my tush which took my breath away. Once again saying I need to speak up for myself, my man knows how to keep me on my toes.

What's been happening in your next of the woods whilst I've been gone. Will be disappearing again for a while until I've recovered from my second op.  Have you read any good books lately that you can recommend. I've been binge watching Netflix to fill in time, any good shows you like on there? Need something to keep me out of mischief.

We are off next weekend to catch up with our family at the half way stop. Feels like forever since I've seen them. Hoping the weather will be kind to us as our gathering is in a park.

Even though its two weeks away have a Happy Easter everyone. Stay safe on the roads and as I say to my family be good children! Hope the Easter bunny brings you something fun.

Hope to see you all in another month all going well.

Happy Easter from Bear and Lindy xx

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

taking a break

I know I wrote recently about friends disappearing from the land. So thought I'd pop in to tell you I'm taking a break also. 

Things are difficult here at the moment, so not much action happening. I don't want to turn this into a pity party writing about our health problems. 

Anyway I'm having a smallish operation in March, hopefully after I've healed I can pop back in again to chat. In the mean time for those of you who know me on face book I'll still be doing my photos. If you want to keep  in touch either email me or catch up on FB. Although it might take me a bit to type out a reply. 

Good bye for now. 
Hugs Lindy xx

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

PK and Sunny's challenge

Late last year I came up with an idea. I had it floating around in my head for a while, then thought yeah why not go for it. Around Christmas time I sent  both PK and Sunny  a private message on face book telling them to keep an eye out for it.

We all love a good story, we all love these two fabulous author friends of ours.  So PK and Sunny, I challenge you during 2019, to put your heads together and come up with a  book similar to the Corbin's Bend format where it will continue with other couples and stories. What better timing than just after PKs new Corbin's Bend book was published.

PK you can incorporate your friends from Cassie's world or maybe come up with another character altogether.

Sunny I really enjoyed reading your book The Look of Love with this couple. Maybe incorporate them into your joint story. HINT HINT! Or you too can also come up with a different couple.

Let your imaginations run wild ladies. Will you both accept this challenge?
Good luck!
Hugs Lindy xx

Sunday, 27 January 2019

I've been AWOL for a while, for various reasons. When I checked the date of my last post I was surprised to see it was Christmas Eve. A WHOLE MONTH, wow! Anyway I've noticed things are different in the land.

Yes I know people come and people go. This brings to mind the Bob Dylan song Times they are a changin'.

Where is everyone hiding?  Are we all just running out of things to write about or not willing to share? 

When I see someone who I've been friends with in the land disappear it makes me worry that something might be wrong with them. You all feel like part of my family as I've known you for around five years now. 

Are you all alright? 

Still recovering from a hectic Christmas/New Year period?

Just run out of ideas to post about?

Or like me no action happening at moment? Which is totally driving me crazy. 

Monday, 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas to all my wonderful friends. I hope you have all been good or else you know what Santa does if you are on his naughty list. Over his knees with you and a well deserved spanking. 

No matter how you celebrate, I hope you have a nice time. Think of us down under celebrating on a lovely warm summers day. 

Merry Christmas from Lindy and Bear. 

Friday, 7 December 2018

FFF #45

How on earth are we supposed to stick to healthy eating with all those delicious recipes floating around with the cookie exchange.  I think just reading everyone's contributions added 100 kgs. LOL!

This time of the year is way too hard to stick to healthy eating.  I went out to lunch with my photography friends Wednesday.  Wonderful venue, awesome friends and a beautiful view.  We all ate, drank and were merry.

Our summer has finally arrived so we have switched from cooked vegetables to salads. My favourite part of the year meal wise. Love eating it with fish , meat or what ever takes our fancy.  Hopefully its a better choice to help me on the weight loss cycle. Although its just way too hard with all the never ending Christmas celebrations around.

This week I have managed my steps, a few other exercises my osteopath gave me to  keep me mobile. Guess that's something.

So so hot here today, it reached 39c. We usually have it below 20c where I live, its such a huge difference.

Have a good weekend everyone. Not a very good report but I'm too tired.
Hugs Lindy xx

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza

The Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza turns NINE! 
Thank you once again for hosting this fun day Jz.
I love this time of year when we all exchange our recipes. They all look so delicious.

This year I'm sharing one of Bears and one I made recently in a cooking demo.

On Sundays Bear always makes a delicious brunch, so this is  his recipe. Maybe you and your family might like to make them for Christmas morning breakfast. You can add any toppings, I like mine with either mango like in the photo below or blueberries, mascarpone and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Gluten free Waffles


2 ½ cups 310 grams gluten free S.R..flour

75 grams caster sugar

3 eggs

125 grams oil = 150 mls

2 cups - 500ml milk


Place eggs, sugar and milk in a large bowl, beat to combine. Add oil, then flour, beat until thick and thoroughly blended.

Use level 1/3 cup of mix per waffle. Spray waffle maker, pour mix into middle and spread with spatula. Lower lid, hold down firmly until waffle is cooked as desired and comes away cleanly.

Serve with your favourite topping. 



2 Cups pitted dates
3/4 cup raw cashews or nut your like
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 pinch of salt


Toss everything into a food processor and chop until mixture starts to go smooth and clumped together.

Take golf ball size pieces and roll in your hands. Then roll in the coconut to coat. 
Refrigerate for about 30 minutes until firm.

Can also be made into bars by pressing into a square dish lined with parchment paper. Cut into fingers after placing in the fridge for 30 minutes.
 The kids will love them.

Bon Appetit!

For more recipes and treats head on down to Jz's place or visit one of these participating blogs:


Hello lovely friends, its been ages since I have visited the land. Thank you all for your wonderful comments both on my last post and over a...