Ssssomething to Ssssqueal about
This morning Jaimie let me sleep in so I had the rare chance to enjoy a bit of spring sunshine on our verandah. Angus was having a bit of a bark and a grumble but I didn’t think much of it until I came around the corner and saw this lovely lady had come to visit. Not the biggest we’ve seen at home, but definitely the only carpet snake that has ever been polite enough to knock on the back door before inviting themselves in. We hold the Gympie record for most snakes and snakeskins in the ceiling and our electrician delights in sending the latest apprentice up the ladder without warning.
This entry was posted on September 12. 2018 by Miss Vivi
Science Superheroes: goodbye Miss Lily, hello Miss Darcy
goodbye miss lily, hello miss darcy
For the past two years we have had the pleasure of watching Miss Lily come to work with us a couple of afternoons a week after school. She soon made the place her own and took over the place when we weren’t able to be there. You may not have known it, but Miss Lily was packing your parts, writing your invoices, decorating your delivery boxes and generally keeping us in good order around The Chop Shop.
I knew she was the one for us when she turned a bovine vagina inside out to see the cervix and announced “You can’t do that with a textbook!” And she was absolutely right.
But all good things must come to an end and Miss Lily has left us for the bright lights of University and a grown up life. She’s left us in good hands, though. Her little sister Miss Darcy has stepped in to Lily’s shoes and taken her sisters place at the table when there are cupcakes on offer. And we often have cupcakes to deal with. It’s a tough job, but these girls are totally up to it.
All the best, Miss Lily. You’ve been a science superhero and I fully expect to see you doing something AMAZING in the future.
23 Mar 2016
This entry was posted on March 23. 2016 by Miss Vivi
Hopping Mad Leap Year Sale!
Happy New [Leap] Year!
Welcome to 2016! Here’s hoppin’ your holiday was Toad-ally awesome!
This hot, wet weather is sending us a bit hopping mad and brought the toads out in force so they’re lined up in the freezer like frogs on a log.
Since the 29th of February only comes around once every 4 yearsWart should we do? We’ve decided to by celebrate by having a
Hopping Mad Sale
For the entire month of February it’s
Buy 3 Get 1 Free!
Hop Hop Hooray!
The last day for despatch of this special is Monday 29th February so hop to it and get your order in before you Froget.
2 Feb 2016
This entry was posted on February 02. 2016 by Miss Vivi
Funny Bone: why if we didn’t laugh, we’d cry (or, where are my hearts??)
So, just when we thought we’d ferreted out all the ways that supply could possibly be interrupted we get thrown another doozy this week. Mr Vivi duly arrived early to work this morning and threw open the cold room door expecting boxes and boxes of lamb hearts to be waiting for him in there.
What he actually found in there was…… nothing.
So, on the phone to the supplier it was.
It turns out that the wild weather off Melbourne last week that led to a bit of a catastrophe with the Spirit of Tasmania breaking its moorings and smashing up the dock also led to a bit of a catastrophe in the world of The Meat Men.
No ships between Melbourne and Tasmania mean no Tasmanian lamb to the mainland either … or their hearts. So here we sit, Australia Day and the first day of school almost upon us and we are lamb-less. It’s un-Australian! #funnynotfunny
And that, Vivsters, is why if we didn’t laugh we’d cry.
18 Jan 2016
This entry was posted on January 18. 2016 by Miss Vivi