How are my plants? Fail-tastic @Mr_fothergills

Words cannot describe my disappointment. Third time just ain’t charming me!!! My plants have died, it’s all over.

I visited bunnings so many freaking times over the last 12 weeks, I honestly know the layout, the staff and the pricing of all the things I apparently need for gardening but cannot afford.

I’m told my plants don’t have enough nitrogen,  so I buy the  fertiliser they tell me – which three weeks later turns out to be slow release not save-my-plants-quick.

So I lose half my basil crop, most of the capsicum,  my cosmos (the most successful of my plants so far), 5 (yes, freaking five) giant sunflowers, the poppys and both my dwarf sunflower pots….

I know, shocking! So what’s left? A chilli pot.

Thankfully it’s a handful of chilli seedlings in its own pot, but something is eating them and all the leaves have mini holes in them. 

So back to bunnings and no one can tell me what’s happened other than repeating “if in doubt, throw it out” as if that’s going to make me spend another $50 freaking dollars on growing more…

So another fail-tastic year of @mrfothergills seeds. Wow.


This irony is not lost on me.

Yeah, I know.


I don’t always have a keyboard in front of me, so sometimes I write my thoughts down – or at least the ones that aren’t appropriate for the public…

I found this at officeworks on sale. I’ve been watching their stock levels dwindle for the last 3 months and when I was last in there kall found three of these left, marked down for quick sale.

It wasn’t the insomnia one I wanted, but that’s ok… It’s green (which I hate) so it’s unlikely I’ll lose it and I’ll probably crochet a cover for it so it’s not so green lol

But for now, I’ll disconnect from the world and write for just a minute – get my thoughts out of my head and hopefully understand why my heads been stuck in a thought-loop for days – wish me luck!

A little retarded, but that’s how you know I made it!

Christmas on a budget? No. Not this year.

This year it’s Christmas on a shoestring! (much like our wedding)

So for the last 3 months, in every spare moment I’ve had, I’ve been crocheting!


And I’ve made all kinds of retarded things! This is a phone case, sort of… It hasn’t been finished yet, but it just needs a strap and a button!

And a while ago I started my mother in laws gift… Still a work in progress…..


Which I start in October lol I’ll finish it soon! It’s in her favourite colour too, so I hope she likes it!

I’ve also make retarded bow clips (coming soon) along with retardo-hippo – my stuffed stuffed project! Yes, double stuffed!

But you know what? I don’t care. I want to be able to give my family something this year and retarded yarn gifts are what’s in the cards!

Ok, my time in the library is up! I must dash, but keep checking back for more of sporky’s retarded Christmas gifts!!

Oh and don’t forget to check out @drive2byron on twitter! Super exciting updates on kall and learning to drive!

It begins. #120hrs. Follow along @drive2byron

Mental health couldn’t stop him!


Kall has his learners permit and this year we’ll be heading on an epic learners road trip in Australia! 

Kall needs 120hrs of driving practice in all kinds of conditions including at least 10 hours at night and we’re going to @drive2byron!

It’s a huge step forward in kalls mental health and it means one step closer to his independence.


But, for now, they cuddle! 

Sleepy cuddle time

Today I planned my wedding. My best mate came out, drove me around and helped me out!

She even bought briyani with her, which was so freaking yummy!! I love her mums briyani and hooley Dooley it was magical!

But after just 3 hours, I was exhausted!  I hate fibromyalgia sometimes…


So now I get puppy cuddles. He’s asleep and chasing his dreams -quite literally as his paws, eyes and ears are twitching!! 

But I’m just relaxing – enjoying the fact that in 7 short days, I’ll be married! It felt like just yesterday I was signing the NOIM! 

Anti-Poverty Week 2015

Anti-Poverty Week is a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in Australia or overseas. It was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN’s annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17.  In 2015 Anti Poverty Week will be held from the 11th to the 17th of October.

Some activities are organised by welfare and health organisations, religious groups, community organisations, schools and youth groups. Many other types of organisation also arrange activities, including government departments, local councils, business organisations, universities and sporting and cultural groups.

This year I want to do a post on how Poverty has affected me and what I’ve done to make small changes that have added up to a big difference in my life. You can look for it in the coming days! Check out the posts I made in April about Poverty, Superannuation and

Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. Around the world, more than a billion people are desperately poor.
In Anti-Poverty Week, YOU can help fight poverty and hardship!