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SEVEN OAKS ART : As much use as a chocolate teapot animations and more

As much use as a chocolate teapot animations and more.


Snez Music






Snez Music.


As subtle as a dead pig


II ne faut pas jeter les perles devaiit les pourceaux.


A pig’s tail will not make a good arrow. SPANISH.


No one gives his pig to the hyena to keep


Do not drive black hogs at night


People don’t give black puddings to those who kill no pigs

Proverb Lore: Many Sayings, Wise Or Otherwise, on Many




“Young pigs grunt as old pigs grunted before them.” Polish Proverb


2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Audio. They contemplate having TOO MUCH FUN.

childhappy   The child of a frog is a frog.



Ask not what fun does for you.
Ask rather what you do for fun.”



“Fun is not a 4-letter word”

Rocky De Koven


bearflyingan099      “You’d be surprised how much fun you can have sober. When you get the hang of it.”

J.P. (James Pinckney) Mille


2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Foto. They contemplate ambling through the Summertime of ’09. Lizzy’s nose is burned and peeling and her eyes stare white balled from a black face. In Centro at Tweed –  they asked her – So you like sarongs eh ? We have sarongs – and buckles for $2. Mad O’Brian was much affected by the attention to his mother.  Lizzy will include some images of the Mad O’Brians at some stage. In the Meantime – lets Gif Off.



“Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved; the bitterest enemy and also he who was your friend could again be your friend; love that has grown cold can kindle”

Soren Kierkegaard (Danish Philosopher and Theologian, 1813-1855)



A farmer who had a quarrelsome family called his sons and told them to lay a bunch of sticks before him. Then, after laying the sticks parallel to one another and binding them, he challenged his sons, one after one, to pick up the bundle and break it. They all tried, but in vain. Then, untying the bundle, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease. Then said the father, Thus, my sons, as long as you remain united, you are a match for anything, but differ and separate, and you are undone.
620-560 BC, Greek Fabulist


A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.
Chinese Proverb

A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.
Russian Proverb


What do I want to take home from my summer vacation? Time. The wonderful luxury of being at rest. The days when you shut down the mental machinery that keeps life on track and let life simply wander. The days when you stop planning, analyzing, thinking and just are. Summer is my period of grace. — Ellen Goodman


Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist


The gardener’s work is never at end; it begins with the year, and continues
to the next: he prepares the ground, and then he sows it; after that he plants,
and then he gathers the fruits….
John Evelyn, Kalendarium Hortense, 1706


To all of you who love the World of Lizzy Foreal, best wishes for the Holiday Season and the Coming Year.
From Melinda Kendall in 1884 –
Old Christmas has come back once more
To greet us with his smile;
To lift our drooping spirits up,
And cheer us for awhile.

He brings to us good news from heaven,
And gifts from earthly friends;
Then let us take with grateful hearts
Whate’er our Father sends.

And let no bitter feelings mar (sic)
The pleasures of the day;
But let us guard and watch ourselves,
In all we do or say.

Though to some eyes the tear will rise,
While thinking of past days;
Yet God has been so good to us,
We cannot choose but praise.

And some of us will miss the clasp
Of a dear true hand now cold,
And looking backward to the past,
Feel now we’re growing old.

Yet cheer up brothers, sisters, friends,
And let us merry sing;
For why! this is the birthday of
The Christ of God, our King.






2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate the approach of the Midnight Hour. HE is out there still on the sawdust floor and SHE hasn’t heard HIM sing for a very long time. Wait then for MIDNIGHT.


Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
– Baltasar Gracian


   Happy owner, happy cat. Indifferent owner, reclusive cat. – Chinese Proverb

      It ‘s possible to forgive someone a great deal if he makes you laugh.
Carolyn Llewellyn



You’ve got to practice meditation when you walk, stand, lie down, sit, and work,
while washing your hands, washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, drinking tea,
talking to friends, or whatever you are doing. When you are washing the dishes,
washing the dishes must be the most important thing on your life. Just as when
you are drinking tea, drinking tea must be the most important thing in your life.
–  Thich Nat Hahn



Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.


2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate Old Rockers and Old Hippies.  HE is up the Tallebudgera Valley playing with Digger Revell, Johnny Carr and Dave Ovenden.  THEY are playing in an indoor horse arena with sawdust on the floor and SHE  is again at home – waiting and getting used to it again.


Once I spoke the language of the flowers.
Once I understood each word the caterpillar said.
Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings and shared a conversation with the housefly in my bed.
Once I heard and answered all the questions of the crickets and joined the crying of each falling dying flake of snow.
Once I spoke the language of the flowers…
How did it go?
How did it go?

I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly.

–William Stafford


Asthma doesn’t seem to bother me any more unless I’m around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar.
Steve Allen



 People on horses look better than they are.  People in cars look worse than they are.  Marya Mannes




O father, what a hell of witchcraft lies
In the small orb of one particular tear.
A Lover’s Complaint

    “One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.” – Chinese Proverb


I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.
Mae West

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