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Saturday, October 23, 2010

September, October, Movember!

I've decided to participate in Movember this year.
If you aren't familiar with Movember here are the basics:
  • People sign up to participate
  • On November 1, all the guys shave their facial hair off
  • For the month of November, men grow moustaches
  • While doing this, everyone raises awareness and funds for men's health issues (especially prostate cancer and male depression).

I like my facial hair as it is, but this issue is important to me, so I'm doing it. I'm hoping to get a few guys to join me as a team. I'd like to have my team raise a few hundred dollars over the month. 

According to the Movember website, 3300 men will die from prostate cancer this year. That's tragic.
1 in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetime. Help is available. 

According to Lifeline Australia, suicide is the leading cause of death for people under 44 in Australia. That's unacceptable.

I urge you to participate. Do something. Anything to help.

You can donate through my 'mospace' page, or directly to The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Beyond Blue or Lifeline.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Know Your Cuts: Beef

Last week I found some cool old books and recipe cards at the tip. Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting some of the posters, cards and ads from them all. 
To start, we have some posters that came with a recipe card set from the Australian Cookery Club. The set seems to be from around the mid-70s and is in quite good condition. 
Click for a closer look!


From The Australian Cookery Club circa 1976

Friday, October 8, 2010

Odds, ends and very odds...

I've been a bit busy over the last while, with assignments and trips to Sydney and what-not. Here's a rapid-fire of the posts I forgot to post:

1. Neat finds at the tip!
8mm film projector in excellent condition, with original box!

8mm film camera with original box, instructions and carry-case all in excellent condition too!!

The front of the projector.

2. We saw our baby (the other one)!
It's a girl, but no name yet.

3. I had a birthday!


4. I got my full licence!


5. Addie turned 1!
We had a party and presents and stuff.
Presents!

"Don't you love the big pink cake I made you, Addie? Addie?"

How about a very hungry caterpillar cake?
6. We went to Sydney!
Due to the distance Addie spent a lot of time in her car seat:
Asleep on the way home.

While we were there I decided to test my morning manliness capabilities:
Manliness: oozing from every pore!

...and Addie stuffed herself with cake and sweets where ever we went (Grandparents don't help):


7. We returned to peas!
Our pea plants were covered in ripe peas when we returned, and heaps of flowers had blossomed too!
Freshly picked

Those that made it to the bowl after being shelled.

8. Last but not least, Tab's looking Fab!
What a beauty!

Catch you all soon!