Monday, August 10, 2009


My friend Melanie has tagged me and handed me the challenge of listing "7 Amazing Things about Myself"

1. I was named Beverley Anne until my mother was on the way to the church to have me dedicated (christened) when for no apparent reason she changed it to Beverley Janice. (Maybe she didn't want my initials to be B.A.G.!)

2. As a child I had lessons in speech training, piano accordian and highland dancing

3. I almost drowned in the sea at Waihi beach (NZ) when I was 18. I can only believe that I was saved by being thrown up on to the shore by the mighty hand of God

4. I have attended the Passion Play in Oberamagau, Germany

5. I have had a book published

6. I have lived in Zambia for 3 years

7. Most memorable holiday was traveling around Europe and parts of Scandinavia in a motor home

I am tagging:

1. Ami

2. Rachael

3. Amy

4. Karen

5. Barbara

6. Joanne

7. Joanne

Monday, August 03, 2009


We are so fortunate - our back yard seems to have an abundance of native birds - and probably I'd say, because I do put out bread for them especially during the winter and when the summer is very hot and dry. These days I don't put the bread out automatically but wait until they appear on the shade sail above the kitchen window - we have some resident rogues - imported many years ago but now become a pest, scavenger and attacker of other birds - brown Indian Mynas.

For the past few months there has been a pair of quite small parrots who have made it their business to come most days for their bread. The male is quite bold and has actually taken bread out of my hand but the little female remains timid and waits until the 'coast is clear' before joining her mate for dinner (these birds are about the size of a budgerigar but I haven't yet found the name of them).

The last couple of days the male has arrived by himself. I'm wondering if momma bird is now nesting - I don't think August is too soon for that - but time will tell. The last few years the Rainbow Lorikeets have bought their babies to feed once they are out of the nest - what a squarking wheezy noise they make!

The other resident birds at present are a few of those cooing doves - I don't mind them being around but I do object to them sunbaking on the top of my baby spinach! LOL

Sunday, August 02, 2009


Mark 8 verse 27

Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, "Who do people say I am?"
Colossians 3: 16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.