April 30, 2009

Hanging out with the saints

They say you can tell a lot about a person (or a penguin for that matter) by the company he keeps - I leave you to your own conclusions.


My first Greek temple!   (As you might suspect, there aren't any temples perched on Antarctica's shores.)  Segesta temple is one of the best preserved temples in the world.  The Doric styled temple was built before 430 B.C.  and measures just over 60 meters long and 26 meters wide, built upon 4 steps with a total of 36 Doric columns, 14 columns on each side and six columns across the front and back.  

April 28, 2009

My favourite place - the ocean!

ahh.... the smell of fresh sea air fills my lungs;  I feel invigorated and ready to roll.

April 27, 2009

Awesome views from the walled city of Erice, Sicily

Fear of heights?  Not me!  

Making new friends in Sicily!

Antonella is my newest friend.  She loves penguinos (and who doesn't?) so it was easy making friends with her.  She has a nice smile and a warm heart. 

April 26, 2009

What a climb!

Coastal views rising up, up, up, over 2,400 feet to the medieval walled town of Erice, Sicily.  

King of the Castle!

Perfectly sized for a penguin; a replica of one of the beautiful sights in Erice, Sicily.

Breakfast in Italy!!

Yummm.....what a good way to start my 4 day getaway to Sicily! 

April 18, 2009


Yes friends, it's time for a Slappy's public service announcement!  Where I live in Moreton, they have recycling collections fortnightly (that's every 2 weeks for you North Americans), which I think is a FABulous idea!!  We have a small green box for compost items (collected weekly), a black box for tins/plastics, newspapers etc. which gets collected with the bin (garbage) bags.   They do not however take glass bottles for recycling so we made our way to the recycling centre, located just a stone's throw from Little Pinners.   Please follow my lead loyal peeps and reduce, recycle and re-use!  

April 14, 2009

No skull duggery going on here!

It's been a while since this lamb freely roamed the hills like I am doing here in this photo.   

April 9, 2009

Born to be Wild!

Steppenwolf says it best:

I got my motor running,
heading for the highway,
looking for adventure, whatever comes my way! 'cause

Like a true nature child,
I was born, born to be wild!

April 4, 2009

Off to the Pub

Now you all know my secret; this is how I get in and out of the cottage. 


Meet my new friend, Trigger, a 5 yr old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Nice chap, pleasant enough, but unfortunately, he suffers from a short attention span. Come to think of it, he's really a bit of a boor, knocking me over like he did, as I attempted to educate him about the contributions Penguins have made in the world. Such a waste, carelessly discarding my "Penguin Wisdom". Makes me wonder how Trigger gets through his day!

April 2, 2009

Stop & Smell the Flowers!

Just a reminder not to forget to stop to smell the flowers, or in my case, stop and bathe in the flowers!