Pacific White Sided Dolphins… sheer joy

Howdy Toasters, Taking a quick study break surf around the interweb i found this on a friends FB wall. A few guys out fishing and then something magical and wonderous that took my breathe away happens. Please take a moment to watch this little gem of nature, i think i forgot to breathe and i know i had a tear of joy in my eye Break out the Butter, i’ll be back real soon Advertisements Continue reading Pacific White Sided Dolphins… sheer joy

No More “No”

Howdy Toasters, So apparently I say No a lot, so much so that I’m sure I could’ve auditioned for the role of Dr No. This is something I didn’t realize until very recently… and until it was too late to not say no any more I never thought I was or would ever become a big no sayer but it seems to have crept up on me and I gotta say I don’t like it, it doesn’t feel like me. I can only think that fear, anxiety, stubbornness and selfishness led me to my extensive but far from proud (actually … Continue reading No More “No”

Muto by Blu , Graffiti on the move

Howdy Toasters, This is one of my favourite pieces of graffiti art.. Well actually it’s more than graffiti, watch and see for yourself. “Muto,” is a short film by Italian street artist Blu that brings his graffiti artwork to life. Blu paints his otherwordly creations on buildings and other public spaces, before animating them using stop motion techniques. Watch as Blu’s wild menagerie of characters morph and creep across buildings in Buenos Aires. For more Blu visit http://blublu.org/ Break out the Butter, i’ll be back real soon   Continue reading Muto by Blu , Graffiti on the move

if you’re not born with it just buy it

Howdy Toasters, An interesting question was raised today with a couple of the weight watchers I work with. Over the weekend I met Vernesa and Sophie , a couple of the new reality stars of the Aussie show The Shire, (for those outside of Oz it’s our answer to Jersey and Geordie Shore). You may not know who they are but just roll with me here, I’ll get to the point. (oh and watch the promo at the bottom of the page) Watching the show, out of everyone I was fascinated and a little excited by these two. Unashamedly enhanced … Continue reading if you’re not born with it just buy it

Get your Arty on : 18th Bienale of Sydney

Howdy Toasters! Melbourne has always had the creative and cultural lead over Sydney (I’m sure that will create some uproarious paint splashing that Jackson Pollock would probably put to canvas and exhibit… but it’s just true) but when it’s festival time Sydney can bring it like a cheerleader to finals. The 18th Bienale of Sydney is currently in full swing and the Silver Ferret & I ferried ourselves over to Cockatoo Island to get our arty on. There are some beautiful pieces like Tiffany Singh’s Knock on the Sky, Listen to the Wind. An open air room filled with wind … Continue reading Get your Arty on : 18th Bienale of Sydney

642:4 Memories of “home”

Howdy Toasters Flipping through my magic book of 642 things I stumbled across the topic ” What is the place or object from your childhood that you most think about when you think about home.” Having a very unconventional childhood in a household of drug addicts, drug dealers, police raids, hookers, bikies, bikie moles, tough guys, domestic violence, changing partners of either gender and lots of moving about  I actually find this quite hard to relate to. I have  a lot of memories and experiences from this colourful upbringing.. most are things that a child should never experience. Seeing my … Continue reading 642:4 Memories of “home”

The King is Dead – new Aussie film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvPrkfUgU-A

Howdy Toasters,

I went to see this great new Aussie black comedy today. I highly recommend it. Get yourself along, it’s a great, surprising ride.

Want to read more? here’s an interview with the Director, Rolf De Heer
http://www.sbs.com.au/films/movie-news/896400/the-king-is-dead!-rolf-de-heer-interview

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Nut & Berry Honey crusted Lamb Roast & Spiced Vegetable Ragu

Nut & Berry Honey crusted Lamb Roast & Spiced Vegetable Ragu            Serves 3 – 4 Being a two step recipe the dishes can obviously be separated. The Ragu has a lovely warm spice thanks to the wine and star anise and would be a great dish on it’s on or with a mash or rice. Ingredients Lamb 1kg lamb mini roast / rolled shoulder 50g hazelnut 50g walnut 50g dried cranberry 1.5 sprigs rosemary garlic pepper olive oil 1 tbl spoon honey Spiced Ragu 1 leek – sliced 1 carrot sliced 1 zucchini – diced ½ eggplant – … Continue reading Nut & Berry Honey crusted Lamb Roast & Spiced Vegetable Ragu

Gay Marvel Superhero Wedding of the Year; DC Green with envy

Howdy Toasters! Today I bring you Super(hero) news from the Marvel Universe.. As we spread messages of change and fight for equality in countries worldwide, the Marvel Universe is one step ahead in the GLBT equality game (yes.. “technically” not 100% accurate as we have equality in some countries, but not enough of them… so just make like the Silver Surfer and barrel through the facts ok).  Northstar ( aka Jean-Paul Beaubier), who entered the Marvel universe in 1992, is speeding to the alter to marry his long term boyfriend Kyle.. and they even have their own wedding kiss cover … Continue reading Gay Marvel Superhero Wedding of the Year; DC Green with envy

642: 3 The first time i killed a man

Howdy Toasters! it’s creative writing time…. The topic “Write a scene that begins It was the first time i killed a man” and i’ve managed to unsettle myself with this one. Just before bed too…   It was the first time I killed a man… Looking back I was so unprepared, so amateur, so… unpracticed. I made a hell of a mess that night. It was on the news the next day. To be honest I thought they’d show more of the scene, I was real sore they didn’t. All that work, all my work and all they did was … Continue reading 642: 3 The first time i killed a man