Saturday, 20 January 2018


30 July 2016
Chocolate Bunny slips gently into a postprandial food coma -  to dream (naturally) of eating to excess….oh and also to dream of hosting an iphone teleconference where he can chat happily with 816 of his Besties. 

Friday, 19 January 2018

Love is in the air…or not

17 July 2016

Freya the frog ventured to Joyfallee one night recently in search of love. She had heard tell that there was a rather handsome brown hopper in residence and, having had no success in the romance stakes on Tinder, was hoping to catch his eye. Her disappointment at discovering the resident jumper came complete with a full coat of hair and no predilection for swimming was palpable. She is thinking of returning to the online dating thing, but has made a mental note to specify that long ears in a potential partner are a deal breaker. 

Friday, 12 January 2018

Dance like no one is watching

9 July 2016

Influenced in the cultural sphere by the recent operatic excursion of a Joyfallee resident, the Joyfallee plovers made a quick (though somewhat tiring) flight to Melbourne to see a performance of Swan Lake. They were suitably impressed, although came away thinking that a performance of Plover Lake may have been even more compelling. Inspired by the spectacle they have taken up ballet with a passion and are to be seen at all hours practising their dance positions, the arabesque being a particular favourite. There is, however, a darker motivation behind their enthusiasm, which is their hope that they can use their new found skills in an entirely different genre for the delivery of insults – via interpretive dance (of course accompanied by loud plovery percussion).  

Tuesday, 2 January 2018


10 June 2016

Despite outward appearances, Chocolate Bunny is refusing to own up to any suggestion of a sparkling white wine dependence. 

Monday, 1 January 2018

Take a good hard look at yourself

8 June 2016

Will-O’-the-Wisp is shocked and appalled by his own behaviour in the dressage arena yesterday that saw him display some spontaneous, self-motivated energy. He has made a pledge that this will never occur again. Today in the dressage arena he stuck rigorously to his commitment. 

Sunday, 31 December 2017

The kindness of strangers

3 June 2016
Thank you to the nice man in Woollies who stopped to tell me that he admired my long (paddock) boots (worn on my shopping trip because they are warm and practical) and that they looked hot!! (..I don’t think he was referring to their thermal insulation properties). He then proceeded to ask, unprompted, if I rode horses, and didn’t express surprise when I answered in the affirmative (ok I know the breeches accompanying the boots may have been a give-away – worn because I couldn’t be bothered changing). This unexpected exchange was a boost to my recently dented ageing ego. With this pleasant stranger’s ability to raise the self-esteem of the older person in society, I very much doubt he would be able to get a job with Service NSW – nor as a superannuation adviser.

Note to self: Spend more time at Woollies and less at certain service and advice facilities.

Post script: I am now to be seen swaggering around the paddocks in my boots like a poor imitation of Lara Croft Tomb Raider…the paddock occupants remain singularly unimpressed and just hope this bizarre behaviour won’t result in later meal times. 

Monday, 4 September 2017

I Just Don’t Like Mondays (*chicken sound track provided free of charge)

31 May 2016

That moment when you wake in the morning from a deep and restful slumber (possibly filled with dreams of carrots ) and it dawns on you with growing horror that what confronts you is MONDAY.