No more soap sales + being copied

I have discontinued soap sales, at least temporarily. I have had a lot of fun over 18 years making soap and meeting so many other interesting people. Thank you everyone .
Maybe I will get back to it again later, but meanwhile I will be making only for personal use and gifting..

28 October 2017....Unfortunately someone has chosen to copy/paste huge amounts from my old web pages....product information, receipes, soap making methods eg...and place this on the domain name I let go a few months ago. They can buy the domain name but that does not give access to my copyright material or the use of my registered business name.
If you go to that page it is not me you might be dealing with. The person hides behind a "disposable" email address


Jun 30, 2008

RAAF 707 does last flights over Sydney

A Hercules in silouette as it went over my head on another round of circuits



today i went to the RAAF base at Richmond to see the last of the 707s on its final flights over the Sydney city and basin.
my son and i had actually been on this or another of the fleet about 12-15 years ago when a crew member took us on board one visiting weekend and allowed us to photograph

my poor little camera struggled for these shots as they were from a good distance........but never the less i have pics and they are MINE and i did it .
spent about 5 hours in total watching the 707 do two take offs and landings, a Hercules do circuits and an American plane go out and back........and eating hamburger

anyway ........a beautiful day marred only by the fact i had nothing like the lens of the other people there to capture these pics :-(


this is the USA KC10 that took off and landed





707 on final landing



KC 10 landing


horses watching everyone




two of the 707 take off .....very dirty





707 with its little fighter friend for company to the big city and back.
the fighter came from Williamstown i gather




707 and Eagle friend doing a circuit



one of many many rather distant ciruits the 707 did in the afternoon

Jun 27, 2008

Jun 21, 2008

These were all taken in or near a gallery in Holt ACT

pretty obvious what this one is


a good old aussie dunny........a long way from the house actually


a family galah...taken in his own home !
he dosnt go to galleries



sculpture in the yard of the gallery.........which ever way your look at it.....it presents a diffent concept


an unusual colour horse..........has some beige under hairs . He matches the grass !!


chooks belonging to the chook house




a carving in the yard of the gallery


art work in the gallery


a great old aussie barn with accesories

a collection of bricks



a chook house........the chooks are out eating

Jun 19, 2008

a couple of very pale and sort of pretty soaps

this pinky one has some silver mica mixed into the top just to add some colour

these are from last weekend
they all have a much larger amount of goats milk and coconut milk, than usual in them and this has affected the colour and made them somewhat tending to a beigey grey colour..........but that is ok.
they feel great



this one has some sago sprinkled on top for a bit of decoration.
usually i put it all thro the soap as a scrubby effect



and the bottom one has some poppy seed just for sprinkles

Jun 17, 2008

an interesting pic by a family member



note the little beady eye showing as white in the original and the reflection


Jun 13, 2008

ok ......for you Herbie

when we arrived in New Delhi the driver parked the bus in the grounds of the "Y"
many of us couldnt afford the cost of a room so slept on the bus. it was this guards job to keep us, the great unwashed, out of the lovely clean bathrooms of the Y unless we were paying.
we won mostly and got lovely showers

a Mosque inm i think Shiraz which was a most wonderful city.
i am more sad about the loss of the colour in these pics than the loss of any other i think.
the mosques we saw were simply breathtaking


probably Cyprus
Mud huts again


stranded on the border of Iran and Afghanistan........for a day or two for no reason we ever understood. Truly the middle of nowhere

street in Herat


street in Mashed i think



on the road thro ???Turkey


Farmer in Pakistan


people on a street in Lahore, Pakistan


mud brick houses out side of Kabul


sadly a bad pic of the beautiful country of Afghanistan

Long ago and far away I did some travel

recently i have had the slides i took of some of this time, transferred to CD

the pics are essentially not good quality......what can i exepct after 40 years of neglecting them.??

these few are worth showing simply because they show the world as it was then.........a very different place. many of which places are no longer easily travelled like they were then.
i spent 4 years out of the country at the time

the photos are obviously not in sequence ........but then neither is my brain today.:-)
i am glad i finally did something about getting these images off the old and poor quality slides




a local bus..........Iran i think ??


the garden my friends parents house in Devon


the excavations at Rhodes..... i think





THE bus i took from London to New Delhi. After which i took a plane to Thailand and then a train thro Malaysia to Singapore. A plane from Singapore to Sydney
me and about 30 others lived on nothing a day and slept on that bus most nights.!!
pity the pic has deteriorated so badly


a Lake in Nova Scotia i went a few times to fish and only caught eels




dancers at the Acropolis
someone, again braver than me, with their legs hanging over an edge in the Kyber Pass



a hotel we stayed in in Austria

Jun 12, 2008

some one braver than me on a camel in maybe Iran