Thursday, 26 September 2013

Many apologies folks...

Please bear with me...*banging head against my laptops screen*...seems a sneaky computer gremlin got missed. Been a bitch of a day trying to get the little critter. I have been informed that it is now safely rehomed. *sighs*

Be back tomorrow....thanks once again...

~Red~ the exasperated one...

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Arggghhhhh! *deep breath* Computer gremlings are at it again...

Hello folks...these little critters took over again today so I am unable to bring you the post that was promised. But they are now beating a hasty retreat and I'll be back tomorrow. 

Hope your week is going well? I will be here tomorrow...thanks for your patience...


Monday, 23 September 2013

Sheesh...this has been a trip! We are just working out the

Rocket & Roses HQ Play List
Halestorm ~ Freak Like Me
The Eagles ~ A Certain Kind of Fool
Joan Jett ~ Up From The Skies
T-Rex ~ Get It On
Metallica ~ The Struggle Within
Court Yard Hounds ~ Fear Of Wasted Time
Sara Sant'Ambrogio ~ Chopin SonataOp: 65:Largo
Buckcherry ~ Black Butterfly (acoustic) 
Nat King Cole ~ Stardust
The Cranberries ~ Will You Remember
VAST ~ Temptation
Temple of the Dog ~ Hunger Strike
Thunder ~ It Could Be Tonight
Zac Brown Band ~ It's Not OK

Hours and hours of this..(actually this is almost exactly like ML when concentrating!).lol
We are almost done you can see the visual changes are almost complete, with just a few minor adjustments needed. It's safe to say there has been a lot of Expletive Therapy in use and desperate shouts of "WHY????? WHY WON'T YOU DO THAT???? I HATE YOU!..." Ahem...and other such lovely moments. lol. But between the two of us we have managed to get the new blog to a place where I am almost happy. I needed to change things up a little and have felt for a long time it was in need of an update. We still are working towards the website we have but that would need more hours and skills then we have. So that is shelved as a long term goal now. 

There are changes with the new blog...I will be posting 3 days a week with food based posts and the other days will be music, art, travel and story of the week. Also monthly postings tba as of yet. 

I am looking for Guest hosts to take a couple of days out of the month and if you are interested just drop me a line at and we can see where that goes. 

Sadly we have lost a member from the R&R family...Trustworthy is no longer with onto bigger and better things and I wish him well. His old guest posts are still available under his label as he was a popular Guest...those of you in Brisbane...I hope one day you see his Vego Van about the place. Peace, love and light T.

I am hoping and waiting for approval from the Docs to start regaining my physical strength...and when I get it (because I will dammit!) I will be sharing with you my progress via my Physical Activity Diary...and I am very aware that it may be quite boring to start....5 minutes on the bike...then collapse..but it will be all there and hopefully my progress will be encouraging to others in a similar situation. 

I now have an Art Gallery feature...which is a simple slide show with pieces of art that inspire me. I shall be adding to it constantly so there will always be something new to see. 

There are two new features that are Amazon album of the week is a great feature because it allows you folks to listen to soundbites of the whole album. And if you choose to buy it then great..but believe can buy it wherever you like because I am not gonna get rich from their So please don't think I am pushing for I find that thing just silly. It was just a great gadget. The second is similar as it's linked to Amazon but it's simply a living bookshelf of all my most favourite vegan and veggie cookbooks..and is visually better than just a list, eh? 

My Mantra of the week will be updating with mantras that are relevant to my situation each week and I hope you find something in them too? I can't promise they will always be one popped to my attention this week and it was very real for me...Be nice or f**k off! Sometimes blunt and honest works better for me. lol So if a particular week isn't for you...ignore it and maybe next week will be more to your taste. 

In the updated blog I am going to be I've been through a lot of emotional and physical upheaval and I am healing but I'm still here and I refuse to be anything other then me from here on...

So onwards and upwards....and thank you for staying with me whilst I was getting things sorted out. And a huge thank you to ML for being by my side...even when the Expletive Therapy was in full 

New posts will start from Wednesday...woo! lol. I hope your week starts well and you are surrounded by peace...




Thursday, 19 September 2013

Just a quick note! lol

Rocket & Roses Play List:

Glen Campbell ~ Meet Glen Campbell Album 
(his covers album..quite cool..enjoying it)

Hello folks...well it's been quite a week with one thing or another. We are almost finished with all the changes and I believe we are finessing the finer points tomorrow. So *crossing everything* by Sunday I should be able to bring you a posting from the new and improved Rocket & Roses blog. Although my laptop is still playing up so I am unable to post the funny picture I was hoping to include in this posting. Shame. 

So once more...thank you for coming back everyday and pootling around the old postings and thank you for all your emails and messages. And glad to hear you are all enjoying my tumblr and Pinterest pages. 

(Oh..Glen is now singing U2's When All I Want Is good. Oi!..emotional Urgh..) 

I hope your week has been a great one and you are looking forward to a beautiful weekend. 


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Quiet Moments of Remembering

Red's tune for today:

James Morrison ~ In My Dreams

This day every year is always a tough day because I remember you both. You are always in my heart and often on my mind but this day is more special than the rest. I will spend it doing things that make me happy or give me peace to help when the 'remembering' of you gets too hard. I wonder what you would both be doing now and how different my life would've been. You are never forgotten and my love for you is still as strong...but life moves on as it should.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Under renovation

Rocket & Roses Play List:

Buckcherry playlist on iPod

Hello folks...I'm back..well kinda. lol. As ML posted for me last week or maybe the week before that my laptop (Ruby) died. Thankfully she has spent some time with a tech and he kinda has her up and running again...although not perfectly. So I have been taking this time to have a rethink about R&R. I am currently working with ML to bring a new and improved blog to you and I am quite happy about the way it's going. I ask you to be patient with me for a little while longer and please keep coming back and checking out the archive of fantastic recipes I have for you and maybe have a chuckle at some of the others blog postings. lol. 

In response to emails asking after my physical health...thank you! *hugs* I am doing ok although a little without energy at times and a few dizzy spells..some would say that is just normal for me anyway..cheek! lol. The last few weeks have been interesting times and having to switch off from the net for a while was a blessing. And it helped me take stock of my life and what direction I want it to go...a reevaluation of my entire life and it's been at times times blissful...and at times confusing...but I am through the worst of it and feeling very positive and happy. I may get knocked down but I always get back up again. So thank you for your concern but this rock chick ain't over yet! lol 

In the meantime you can catch my new tumblr at
and on Pinterest at RedRocketRoses VeganKitchen

Thanks for stopping by and please keep an eye out for the relaunch and I hope you all are healthy & happy and if not those things...surviving. Remember I am only an email away if you want to vent...