Wednesday, 22 October 2008


It has been brought to my attention that some of us who are using our blogs and auctions to raise $ for Breast Cancer Research are being targeted by people who it seems have no sense of morals and no common sense either. I was targeted myself via an Ebay Breast Cancer listing, because i stated that anyone who reported my listing for mentioning my blog ought to be ashamed of themselves as it was to direct people to others who are selling breast cancer items.
This is what this person sent me. I will withhold her name because i am better than that, she knows who she is anyway.

Q: You are the one who should be ashamed of yourself selling items to profit amongst a very sacred day for woman. SHAME ON YOU 21-Oct-08

A: Hello *** I will look past this rudeness and see it as just ignorance. So raising money for Breast Cancer Research is a bad thing then?? Directing people to other sellers who are doing the SAME thing is a bad thing then too? DONATING the profits from our sales is also bad then i assume? I have nothing to be ashamed of thankyou very much. I have lost a dear friend from this disease AND almost my husband as well so PLEASE DO NOT accuse me of things you know nothing about.

All i can say is it is a heartless and low act to target anyone who is raising money for such a worthwhile cause, with such venom!
I hope my friends, that you are not a victim of this.

Love always,
Shann xx


BEFORE I START RAMBLING TOO MUCH ( and i warn you, i will)..... I need to say a HUGE THANKYOU to all those who took part and/or supported our BREAKFAST FOR BREASTS DAY ! The messages of support, blog comments, and emails from people who have been touched by this dreadful disease called Cancer were AMAZING ! WE truly are a loving sisterhood and you all showed that with your kind words and support SO THANKYOU from my heart to my tippy toes! There are still some items for sale and auctions running on Ebay if you'd like to show your support some more. Just go to my post below and you will see the links to direct you. Every cent raised will go towards BREAST CANCER RESEARCH.
NOW...onto the WINNER of my guessing competition!!!

This person guessed the actual number....i thought it was NEVER going to happen! LOL.

SO please give a huge round of applause to ALISON @ creativeartandcraft who guessed 116 marshmallows!
Alison i will email you and grab your address from you!

Thanks everyone who entered! I wish i could send you all some marshmallows!!


yep that's right...creepy and crawly...things with hairy legs...things that make your skin crawl....things that can turn a normally tough chick like me (haha) into a squealing hysterical mess! Hey I'm only human and geez louise can i squeal!

Now the cause of the hysteria???

ONE OF THESE NASTY LITTLE BLIGHTERS..well not so little actually...
This is a Huntsman feeling sick right now?? Well read on, it gets worse!

The story goes a little something like i say 'a little something' coz obviously i cannot write the exact words that were used...*wink* I am a lady after all....(except where spiders are concerned).

So late yesterday afternoon im out the front with Sam...we decide to feed the garden...i go grab the box of Aquasol...lalalala...having fun, walk over to the tap and suddenly i feel a 'bite' like a pinch almost, on my finger....Insert extreme expletives here now....picture me throwing the box of aquasol on the ground whilst leaping about, cussing and with Sam saying "WHAT MUMMY??WHAT MUMMY???"...i kick the box over to see the culprit there on the other side of it ! A HUNTSMAN...YES jus like that nasty hairy one up there in the photo!IT WAS HUGE! The sod of a thing bit me! So naturally i take my shoe off and smack the you-know-what out of it ! That'll teach him.
OK now don't panic THEY ARE NOT POISONOUS...but geez you kinda forget that for a moment! After swearing loud enough for the whole street to hear me i run inside and wash my hand under the kitchen yeah not before i LICKED MY FINGER!! GAWD WHAT AN IDIOT!!! If it had been poisonous id have just licked the poison right...yep! Well shock will make you do all kinds of dumba** things!
ANYWAY...after calming down i go back outside with Sam who goes straight over to the spider and hits it with his shovel (just to be sure it really is dead)...MY HERO !

Then Shane arrives home and i relay the story to him, which he finds pretty darn amusing, he shakes his head at me, tells me I'm an idiot and they aren't even poisonous. THANKS HONEY for your concern there, I'm overwhelmed...groan.
Father then arrives home and tells me my finger could fall off. GOOD GRIEF CHARLIE BROWN.I really needed to hear that.
SO i email my friends and tell them if they never hear from me again THIS IS WHY and if i keel over then please wait a few hours before coming to my house and taking all my know, out of respect...LOL.

But I'm here typing so that means i made it through the ordeal with all fingers in tact and my ARACHNOPHOBIA even worse than it ever was!

Usually i find a story like this has a message in it for all of us ....My mum would say the message is WEAR GLOVES (as she did politely point out to me)...But i say the message is.. 'Huntsman spiders with their fluro green guts should learn they are no match for thong (as in shoes) wielding hysterical blonde's'
And so be it.

Hope my escapade gave you a giggle. It may as well have, my whole family and neighbourhood found it entertaining!


Shann xxx


My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Shann,
Damm, Damm, Damm! really wanted to win your guessing game but hey that is life huh. Congrats to Alison, she is one lucky Lady.

As for your Huntsman, don't you just HATE them, we have one that lives in the roof of our shed/garage & when it gets too hot (the roof is iron) it decides to come out & scare the bageebizzes out of me & no bull it is the size of a saucer! YUCK I am terrified of spiders, they really make my skin crawl but at least one hasn't biten me yet!
You want to hear screaming when ever I see one, think you could hear me all the way down the east coast to your place, not to mention I could do the 100 metre run in 2 seconds flat!

Thanks for the guessing comp Oh & the laugh!
Have you bought yourself any gloves yet?

Have a great day

Lyn xoxoxox

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

OMG!!!!!!Thanks for the giggle I nearly feel off the chair!! You make me laugh!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh green Gutted spiders...That's funny in itself!! Far too much info!
But I did laugh alot with you of course not at you!
And very glad you clarified what type of thong you were wearing!!

Lilly Cottage said...

Yuck yuck yuck, I can't even look at that picture, I would never have even been able to upload it, eeewwww, you poor thing...I would have been screaming right along with you!! I hate spiders and we seem to have more than our fair share in Australia!! I am sure it is because I have such a fear of spiders that I am guaranteed to walk into every spider web ever made, even after others have walked in front of me...I will get it!! AAArgghh.
I hope the rest of the week is spider free!
Kiss Noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

People who left comments for you and others involved in supporting this cause are very immature,insensitve and narrow minded...
Obviously they do not value their Breasts or in the case of anther nasty that was aguy his Testicles...As one day they may very well need the Help of these treatments that we all are getting by and supporting!
And for goodness sake ...Life is short we are here for a good time not a long time!!
Lets stop passing judgement and just get on with it and if for those nasties that have comment or opinion...Keep it to yourself!

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Shann,
I have left a complaint with the web site MY low life wrote his article on. I have included it on my posting, will be interesting to see if they reply.

Keep yah chin up sweet, they are not worth it.

Lyn xoxoxo

LillyB said...

You are the BEST story teller. I laughed so hard my coffee nearly exited my nose hahaha. I am sorry that happen to you, but he got his in the end! I had a similar incident with a scorpion that was in my sink. I panicked and flushed him down the drain along with 50 dollars worth of clorox, pine sol and all my other cleaners that were under the sink!
God Bless you!!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Your post carried me through a large range of emotions. Since you only have little tiny spiders here (which I find curious), I was a little worrked about you for awhile. Thank goodness this creature was not poisonous, but sorry for the paine:(
Thank you for your work and contribution for Cancer. Just keep on doing what you know is right and ignore the others.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What the hell is the matter with that women?? Cant she read? Doesnt she SEE that you said ONE HUNDRED PERCENT goes to the charity?? That really pisses me off!!! I wish I knew who it was, I would give her a piece of my mind. So far no one has said anything on my blog and they better hope they dont!

Congrats to the LUCKY winner!!!

OKay, I am so terrified of spiders Shannon!! I would have had a heart attack if that happened to me!! YIKES! You are much braver than I.

I love you sweetie and I KNOW that you did the Breakfast For Breasts for a GOOD reason and it is things like this that make me honored to know you and call you a friend!

Big Ol' bunny hugs!

countrygirl3031 said...

Oh my gosh...I absolutely hate spiders. We have the brown recluse here in Wisconsin and they're just disgusting. Glad yours wasn't poisonous. I would have had some loud words coming out of my mouth too!


Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Shann, now that you are fine I have to tell you that those spiders ARE poisonous but forntuntately not fatal poison. They can just make you pretty unwell. that one obviously didnt let loose with too much venom!! We have them in our house from time to time but we let them be as they eat the bugs. We even give them names!! As for the strange response to your breakfast for breasts day I have to say that there always seems to be some idiot that feels the need to put others down. Very sad indeed :0(
Way out on my mallow guess, but well done Alison!!
Alicia ~ time worn style

our shabby cottage said...

Ah, sooo funny Shannnon. But BUM, I really wanted those hearts!

Kerryanne English said...

Congrats to the lovely Alison - can't beleive I was so off with my guess!!

You poor love....that naughty spider really got you worked up. I guess you showed him - well and good. Personally, I don't mind spiders and just let them be but I do have a cheeky huntsman that occassionally dangles above my students heads in my artroom. I find it best not to alert them to that fact.


Sharon said...

What a cack!! You made me LOL! Even though spiders don't bug me, even I would have been startled by that :-) Hope that your finger is still attached to you.


agapanthas and goldsworthy said...

would have been hilarious if you used the underwear 'thong' variety!!! no seriously those things are SCARY.
what an ingnorant twit of a person to accuse you of doing anything wrong by raising money for research. my brother inlaw who is 30 is a survivor but his mother sadly lost her life to this insane disease. keep doing what you know is right no matter what! xx rosey

Kim's Cottage said...

Oh my gosh. Sounds like you've really been under attack lately. By eight-legged and mindless two-legged creepy crawlers.

Too bad you couldn't whack the two-legged one with your shoe like you did the eight-legged one. ;-)



Glenda said...

hi Shan,thank you for making me laugh after seeing my dogging get ran over and him biting the top of my finger almost off and having my teeth pulled I needed a laugh before the tears came back.I'm glad you are fine and stuff that cow for saying what she did.My Glenn has MS and we are always doing stuff to raise money, someone has too.good on ya Glenda. thanks for being you

clare said...

What was creepier the rude letter or the spider ? Don't let either get you down . Clare's Craftroom

clare said...

What was creepier the rude letter or the spider ? Don't let either get you down . Clare's Craftroom

KatCollects said...

I would have probably had a heart attack and died on the spot, it wouldn't have had to been poisionous to kill me : ) I am glad you are ok.

Donna said...

Oh, your spider story is horrible! I think I heard you scream all the way to the US of A! (and yes, I have heard those blankety-blank-blank words before, LOL) Licking it? Wanted to throw up at that! Your lips touched spider lips (indirectly, LOL)!

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Shannon thanks for the thoughts and prayers for my Dad.
I can't believe I picked the exact number either. Yay for me!!

joan said...

Hi Shannon,

That spider looks scary!! So glad you are okay. Also I don't understand rude people and why they would target you. You guys did a great thing so don't let it get to you. Have a wonderful weekend!

MelsRosePlace said...

LOL Shannon! I have had many scary experiences with the green guts Huntsmans!! Living near all the bush we get some whoppers and i will NEVER EVER get used to them. I hope your heart rate has slowed down by now and that it hasnt come to the lot of us raiding your pretties!! And as for the "other" creepy crawlies mentioned in your post some people need to get a life! Mel xxx

Dolly said...

Noooo giggles from me!
Oh my gosh I am totally creeped out!
I hate spiders and snakes....
they give me the heebie jeebies!
I have been known to jump out of moving cars when I see a spider climbing across the window!

Congrads to the lucky winner ....

Hugz, Dolly

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Shan.....I was cracking up at your post and shocked too...but then I read mild mannered Amy's comment.
Is that our sweet bunnykins~she cursed even!!!! LOL
Why do people feel the need to be so rude? I did not participate in your breakfast but I know where your heart is :)

Kelly said...

Well thank God you have all your fingers unless I would think I could not get anymore of those pretty cupcakes from you!!!!! But yeh ICK ICK ICK.....that nasty old bug, I would have freaked too! I am glad to be back, glad to see you are doing well, glad to see Sam growing bigger each are a gem and I have missed you so!

smiles and lots of love to you chickee!!
hope you are enjoying your warm weather it has been as low as 38 here! here comes winter!