Neck and Shoulder massage

I get headaches / migranes (behind the right eye) from time to time.

These are mainly due to tension in the neck and I generally sorted out by a session with my chiropracter / kinesiologist. He is very good but costs me money. This weekend I have been getting information with the hope that I can gain the skills to give my partner a massage in the hope that she will return the favor and fix my headache without the cost.

Below are two videos on the subject

This one is very prescriptive

We have just followed the first video and I think we will do it again. My partner found it more pleasurable the second time round as I think I was a bit rough the first time

Clares Birthday

I have baked a cake for Clares birthday and…. started a new blog for my culinery adventures.

I made the lemon cake & then realized that the ingredients don’t match the instrctions. I followed the instructions then added the extra ingredients from the summary after.

Here its is!

From GTD 14/02/09 10:16 PM

ooh it sank a bit!

From GTD 14/02/09 10:16 PM
From GTD 14/02/09 10:16 PM

ANYONE GOT SOME GOOD RECIPIES?? GO ON SEND THEM TO ME – I HATE LOOKING

Disgusting Housing Developments near Us

Our house is lovely our street was lovely. However it is getting worse just look at the new house on uor street

What a disgusting house! You know we can hear every that happens in that house the wall are a few centimeters thick. It’s like being on a campsite. here it is

From GTD 14/02/09 10:16 PM

nice hey!!
Yes it is a house, not an office or a shop how very trendy.

Anyway there are plans to build something similar on this street. We are going to fight this one

http://savewilsonstreet.blogspot.com/

I'm loving my veggie Patch – Just spent money

KEY LEARNINGS

  • To buy seeds economically I would have been off buying online will try http://www.cornucopiaseeds.com.au/ next time I buy seeds
  • With the use of canes I was able to train my grapes to offer some shade to veggie patch C (This needs more shade)
  • Plants get discounted alot in kmart I bought two rather sickly plants for $1:18

    NEW THINGS I HAVE TRIED

  • I have bought stuff (I spent $66 AU which brings my total to $96.83 (AU) (see my spreadsheet with all costs to date)
  • I have bought some flower seeds (they should bring nice bugs into my garden)
  • I have bought some petunias (they were 59 cents AU)
  • I have change my potting mix to 30% cane mulch 30%compost and the rest dirt and leaves (from the lemon tree)
  • I have now planted for the first time in the front garden (I planted rocket – I like rocket)
  • I have bought a plant to shade patch c

    DIARY COMMENT
    I decided I needed to buy a few things to make my garden a bit better

    1. Plastic label sticks (my paper ones were curiling and getting in the light of my seedlings
    2. 5 black plastic buckets (they will form part of my self watering containers

    From Gardening 14/02/09 7:01 PM

    The next picture shows how I am using it. Buy simpley putting a pot in the bucket and the adding water to the bucket I am making sure it gets lots of water. I may drill holes in the sides of the containers in future but I will see how these go.

    From Gardening 14/02/09 7:01 PM

    I have done a bit of work on bed c below is a picture you can see that I have planted a shrub ($10) that hopefully will give a little more shade. I have also put in poles to guide the grape vine to give some shade too.

    From Gardening 14/02/09 7:01 PM
  • I’m loving my veggie Patch – Just spent money

    KEY LEARNINGS

  • To buy seeds economically I would have been off buying online will try http://www.cornucopiaseeds.com.au/ next time I buy seeds
  • With the use of canes I was able to train my grapes to offer some shade to veggie patch C (This needs more shade)
  • Plants get discounted alot in kmart I bought two rather sickly plants for $1:18

    NEW THINGS I HAVE TRIED

  • I have bought stuff (I spent $66 AU which brings my total to $96.83 (AU) (see my spreadsheet with all costs to date)
  • I have bought some flower seeds (they should bring nice bugs into my garden)
  • I have bought some petunias (they were 59 cents AU)
  • I have change my potting mix to 30% cane mulch 30%compost and the rest dirt and leaves (from the lemon tree)
  • I have now planted for the first time in the front garden (I planted rocket – I like rocket)
  • I have bought a plant to shade patch c

    DIARY COMMENT
    I decided I needed to buy a few things to make my garden a bit better

    1. Plastic label sticks (my paper ones were curiling and getting in the light of my seedlings
    2. 5 black plastic buckets (they will form part of my self watering containers

    From Gardening 14/02/09 7:01 PM

    The next picture shows how I am using it. Buy simpley putting a pot in the bucket and the adding water to the bucket I am making sure it gets lots of water. I may drill holes in the sides of the containers in future but I will see how these go.

    From Gardening 14/02/09 7:01 PM

    I have done a bit of work on bed c below is a picture you can see that I have planted a shrub ($10) that hopefully will give a little more shade. I have also put in poles to guide the grape vine to give some shade too.

    From Gardening 14/02/09 7:01 PM
  • More Planting and very hot weather

    KEY LEARNINGS

  • Compost makes very good mulch – I am now just putting the compost on top of the soil (rather than digging it in). The compost is pretty course so it is working pretty well as mulch

    NEW THINGS I HAVE TRIED

  • I read a book on composting. It reccomend screwing up newspapaer and adding it to the compost heap to keep it well aerated. I have done this this week.
  • I read a book on self watering container gardening. It suggests that some vegetables can actually come out better in self watering containers as it gives a constant feed of water. Vegetables that are good to grow are those that usually use alot of water. Tomatos, cucumber, capsicum etc.
  • I have added carrots and chives to my beans as they are supposed to grow wel together.
  • I have planted some greens in a self watering container
  • DIARY COMMENT
    Not good weather for gardening

    We had the states hottest day on record – getting to 47 degrees centigrade on Saturday. This has caused some of the worst forest fires in that Victoria that are still raging – it’s pretty bad.

    The garden took another hammering my beans I was lamenting over last time got burnt and a few died.

    ADDING BEDS OF CHIVES, CARROTS & BEANS
    They are all plants that like to be together (see the “2009 planting guide” “spreadsheet for companion planting guide)
    I have composted all the beds and added a mix of beans , carrots and chives to the beds B & C and also added chives and carrots to bed D.

    I have also planted some new seedlings (tomotos and corriander).
    I ahave also planted some cornflower in a large pot

    I have also planted greens in a self watering container I found in the garden. I read a book on self watering containers and it looks like they can be very effective when being used with vegetables – so we shall see how they go. They have a resivior in the bottom for thewater. I filled the pot with a mix of compost soil and mulch. (below see the hole in the middle of the container this is where the water goes )

    From Gardening 8/02/09 7:08 PM

    below are pics of all the beds as of today