March 22, 2020


To my fellow bloggers: I am sending my first bulletin regarding my situation, health-wise. I deeply appreciate the good wishes you have sent me and it is touching to know I’m not forgotten. I have had a very illness-free life so it was a surprise when I had a life-threatening medical emergency necessitating surgery followed by two months in hospital and another 4-5 months under the care of a hospital-in-the-home service. I am improving from day to day. I am pleased to report that I have regained strength in walking (now without aids) and I am becoming more independent and almost well enough to cope with living alone. My daughter saved my life in so many ways. She refused to give up on me and she nagged and bullied (in the nicest possible way) and persuaded me to believe the fight was worth fighting. She lives in the same street only a minute or two away if help is needed.

My problems melt into insignificance with the pandemic now affecting the lives of every person living on the planet. I wish you all a safe journey through the mayhem of life changing rules and the attack on the economy.

Marie AKA Ozstuff

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Proving that we aren't robots!

We are receiving quite a few comments regarding the necessity to prove that we aren't robots when leaving comments.  In the good old days this wasn't a problem but, since the format has changed to very difficult to read numbers and words (sometimes impossible,)  it sometimes  takes several attempts to get the code right.

If there is a possibility that you are willing to disable this function it would be much appreciated.  There doesn't seem to be a problem with spam for those bloggers who do not use the code check.  Thankyou!


  1. I whole-heartedly agree.

  2. I have setup my blog to send me an email for every comment. If a comment happens to be spam, I remove it immediately. I probably had one or two spam comments in the past years.

  3. I took myself out of showing up in a Google search in the setup part of Blogger. It seems to help.

  4. I agree, I have trouble with reading the words and then just don't do it.

  5. Hooray ! I agree with your post. It is a pain. Especially, when there are alternatives.

  6. I have reviewed my blog and have removed the word option; if anyone has a few minutes to spare, would you please visit my blog and give me feedback to make sure it is set up for easy access? I appreciate it.

    Also, how do I create an html in this message so my blog is a clickable link? I still can't find that info.