pretty as a picture

pretty as a picture

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Magical Mushrooms by Kerry Tighe ©

by Kerry Tighe ©

A magical time of year when the mushrooms are out and the trees are changing colour Use the link to view more photo's :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pet Medical Crisis Fund

Yesterday I spent the day raising much needed money for the 'Pet Medical Crisis Fund' at the Pet Expo in Malvern East.

The Stonnington Council run's the 'Pets in the Park' event every year and it's a great day out for all animal lover's. I have never seen so many different breed's of dog's in one place at one time and so well behaved! Just amazing!!

Below is some information about the fund. Please have a read and have a look at the website link.

Going forward I will be writing PET OF THE WEEK on the community page and helping out as much as I can to support this worthy cause :)


In 2009, I had an accident. I don't know what happened. One minute I was chasing seagulls and the next . . . well, I was in a lot of pain.

I'd ruptured several discs and needed emergency care. It cost my family lots of money. Fortunately, they were able to pay it. But lots of people who love their furry, hairy and feathered family members just as much as my family love me, can't afford emergency care.
So my mum, Jennifer started a Fund to help those families. It's called the Pet Medical Crisis Fund and it gives financial help to families who take their animal friends to the Pet Emergency & Specialist Centre, but can't afford the treatment or surgery costs.
Of course, it's better if you can take out pet insurance and I certainly recommend that.
Jennifer is a registered nurse and she'll be the independent administrator of the Fund. All the money donated will go to benefit the pets whose owners can't afford their emergency care. None of the money will benefit Jennifer or the Pet Emergency & Specialist Centre. It's all for the furry, hairy and feathered ones.
In fact, the money doesn't even go to their families; it goes straight to pay the veterinary bills. And they have to meet some criteria set by Dr Chris Preston or the Centre staff. These are things like:
  • They are a person or family who genuinely cannot afford to pay for necessary treatment of their pet.
  • With the emergency treatment or surgery, their pet can live a happy, healthy and supported life.
The Pet Emergency & Specialist Centre can sometimes reduce fees for example, by having a registrar-supervised surgery, so that might help some families afford the care. If not, then the Centre will contact Jennifer to decide what funds are available to contribute to the costs.
Please support the fund. I know that I'm very lucky to have found the family I have. But just because people don't have lots of money doesn't mean they love their pets any less.
We really are part of the family. Your donation can help keep us that way.
May your nose be damp and your tongue wet,

Friday, March 18, 2011

Photo Friday- Cruden Farm

Cruden Farm Langwarrin- March 2011 by Kerry Tighe © use the link to view more photo's by kez24

Monday, February 28, 2011


10 days ago, a friend of mine suggested that we try a Bikram Yoga class.  I had never heard of this type of yoga before (what planet have I been on..?) and after she explained that it's a 90 minute session of yoga in a room heated to 39 degrees, my curiosity and intrigue got the better of me and I decided I was up for the challenge!

As we entered the building a strange odour greeted us. It was not unlike cheesy crusty sweaty feet and under arm BO of a hundred men that have never washed. Strangely enough you get accustomed to the smell quit quickly, and as we take off our shoe's and purchase our yoga mats, we now have to enter the 'heated chamber of sweat'!!

As you open the door the heat of the room nearly knocks you off your 'clean smelling feet'!! ITS A SAUNA and we have been told by the instructor that we are now, NOT to leave the room during the class, and if we feel dizzy or faint we should  just 'push through it and lay down'. What the h###??? Now Im scared!!! The only thing I could think of, was that I was going to die and it was going to take 90minutes for someone to realise it!!!

Bikram Yoga or 'Hot Yoga' is a series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. Every class is the same, so you can be a beginner or advanced at the postures.

Since I haven't done an ounce of stretching or for that matter, any exercise in 2 years, it was no wonder I felt faint 20 minutes into it. As I lay down I have never felt and seen so much sweat come out of my body in all my life!! Everyone in the room look's like they have a water fall coming out of them, and they to are starting to drop with me.

The reason it's done in a heated room is so your muscles are warm, which prevents injury and allows a deeper workout, which in turn cleanses the body by flushing toxins.

In addition, the series of postures combine skills of concentration, patience, determination and self -control which lead to increased mental clarity and reduced stress.

This is all true. You can lose up to a litre and a half of fluid (I have no doubt I lost 3) during a class.
You need concentration and determination not to RUN out of the room, and the only mental clarity you have is that you were insane at the time, to have gone through with this in the first place!

The first class is the hardest, and YES I did go back for more. The feeling you have when you come out of the room and for the rest of the day is revitalising and energising. It's addictive and I have persisted for the past 10 mornings in a row.

Within a week you can stretch parts of your body that you thought weren't possible, and I can already notice the toning in other places. The classes are becoming easier and you start to block out the heat and just concentrate on the postures.

I'm hooked and have never felt better. Its a great workout & detox and you have a sense of well being after a class. I highly recommend you at least have a try and see if it's for you :)


For more info go to the BIKRAM YOGA Glen Waverley Website

Monday, February 21, 2011

Honolulu Yacht Club by Kerry Tighe ©

Honolulu Yacht Club- Jan 2011 by Kerry Tighe ©