2013-08-20

SEX!!!!! Thanks Sky Television for showing it to my kids

Normally I would ignore this advert. Have a chuckle and really think it is rather funny. Yes it is funny, very clever and witty. Don't get me wrong. I'm actually a very open minded person, when it's shown at the appropriate viewing times that is. The advert is for the Sky Television package Sky Guest Select aimed at motels and hotels. No problem with that, not a problem at all. You watch the advert run through, and then we come to the last clip. That is where I have a problem. A rather concerning problem. My kids were asking why it was those two old people were sitting on a double bed wearing leather stuff. Explaining to a teenager of 15 years old, that said old folks were actually wearing items associated with bizarre sexual preferences (of which people over 18 years old are perfectly entitled to have in private) is rather difficult. So, I explained it in the best way I could, without going into what is termed TMI mode as in TOO MUCH INFORMATION. Sky Television have been airing this advert during after school hours, and in prime time viewing WHEN MY KIDS ARE WATCHING!!! I am not a prude, but seriously here how far are the boundaries these days before smut, becomes considered the accepted norm, that teenagers and young children should be watching it. What gets me, is that the complaints about teenage pregnancy are everywhere, and what are our advertising media doing? Yes - promoting sex as if it's fine for kids as well. Great advert, but please Sky Television think before you broadcast these kinds of ads when children are watching.

2013-08-19

Four Top Farm Blogs I'd definitely recommend


See she's waiting there in anticipation of what this insane Mad Bush Farmer (come unconventional mindset person) is going to come up with next. So what Farm Blogs do you ask? Where, where!!! These are not in any particular order of preference. They're all brilliant blogs that I really like to read.

Home Paddock  a top rated New Zealand blog with a very rural focus. Authored by Ele Ludemann a journalist by training, and with a great selection of news, views and farming focused articles. One of my all time favourites. One to add onto the "follow" list

Cabbage Tree Farm Bridgette is an almost neighbour, living a few miles away from my insane chaos, on a 10 acre block with hubby and little son D. This is a fabulous blog. Bridgette and her family really have made a success of literally living off the land. Recipes, trials and tribulations, what they are growing and what they plan for the future. Great photos, engaging writing and a fun read.

From the Ranch Pen - A Danni McGriffith blog Married for 31 years to her husband aptly named "Gramps", Danni is a mother of three grown children, and six very much loved grandchildren. Danni and Gramps ranch in Oklahoma on a scale that has my mind boggling. 10 Square miles so Danni has written in her about section. That is one heck of a size. Danni writes on all kinds of subjects, not one blog post is ever boring. There's always something there to hold a readers interest. Great photos of the family, farm and the animals. My favourite post had to be the boots on the doorstep. Danni if you read this I love Gramps boots!

Suburban Hoofbeats Authored by Audrey who says on her blogger profile
"I live on a small farm that is slowly being surrounded by minivans and soccer moms. We own a boarding stable with an average of twenty-five horses in it year round. We also own about seventy-head of cattle. Life on the farm is never boring, and I love to share my stories and experiences."
And of course it is about the horses, and other subjects Audrey writes about. I love horses, and Audrey has some very interesting insights about horses and horse behaviour. Well worth reading. Her latest contribution is a bit of a hoot. Check it out.

There's one farm blog I would not recommend to anyone ....that's the one written by that nutty Mad Bush Farmer. She writes terrible stories, takes even worse photos and generally has a bad attitude gleam in her beady little eyes. Whoops that was me writing about my cartoon self again. Must carry on I suppose before the cartoon self catches up with me!

Hope you enjoy reading those great farm blogs. There are more to write about yet to come. Check these first four out. Really worth a read.