X53Za Update

I just want to take this opportunity to apologise to those people who were looking forward to part 2 of X53Za. There is not going to be a part 2 to this short story. Before you all mob me, let me explain. Continue reading


Read you in December

I have just finished clearing out my email and found a backlog of likes and follows for my blog. Normally, I like to check out any WordPress blogs that follow me or like one of my posts. Unfortunately, with NaNoWriMo beginning on Wednesday, I won’t have the time to do this right away.

I just want to let everyone know that I am not ignoring you. I will begin working through my backlog as soon as NaNoWriMo is over. There are quite a lot, though, so if I don’t get to you right away, I do apologise. I won’t be playing favourites. I’ll be going through them in chronological order.

For those who follow me on twitter, I also won’t be tweeting much during November. I just can’t see myself as having the time to do so.

Thank you, everyone, for your patience.

Antique Clipart

I came across this website that offers free public domain vintage clipart and thought I would share. It’s worth checking out, as many of the images are absolutely beautiful. In fact, I selected one to use as my new blog icon.


Once more unto the breach…

It’s that time again. You know what I’m talking about. The time when I, your friendly neighbourhood lapsed blogger, climb back behind the old keyboard for another attempt at maintaining a blog. Continue reading


I want to apologise for the lack of content lately. At first I was still feeling a bit seasick, even a few days after returning. After that, it has taken me a bit longer than expected to catch up on the things I needed to do. Normal posting should, all things going well, resume on Wednesday 24 February.

Thanks for your patience.

I’m Back

Yes, you read the title correctly. I am back. Butterfly and I arrived back yesterday. And let me just say I am never doing that again! Continue reading


I apologise, but today’s Top Ten Tuesday has been cancelled as I ran out of time before leaving for my cruise. Today’s topic will reappear some time in April.

Merry Christmas

Merry Xmas from Rafferty's Rules

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Whichever holiday you observe, please celebrate safely and enjoy the season responsibly. I wish you and your loved ones health, wealth and happiness and, no matter how well 2015 treated you, I hope 2016 is better.

Recipe will be late

G’day everyone. Just a quick note that the coconut ice recipe will be late as I have run out of some key ingredients and cannot replace them until pay day. It will be posted as soon as I am able, however.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Update 29 November 2015

I have not completely caught up with the posts I missed, but I am getting there. The posts for the 18th, 19th & 23rd of November are now up:

Chocolate Crackles

Yasmine November 2015


Also, would like to apologise in advance but, due to all the catching up I have had to do, I have not been able to devote as much time to my research on Hijab. Therefore, my upcoming blog post on the topic has been postponed and will probably be published some time in February. Sorry to those who were wanting to read it.

Post Update 28 Nov 2015

I have begun writing the posts from the week I missed due to no internet access. Some of the topics have proved to be quite time-consuming, though, so I won’t be able to complete them all at once.

In any case, the posts from the 25th and 26th are now up:

The Suspected Wharfie

Awesome Anime Reviewers


I would like to apologise for the lack of posts this past week. I have been offline due to an unpaid bill. I am back online now though and I will add (and backdate) the missing posts tomorrow. I need to use this afternoon to catch up on all my emails and facebook is probably overloaded with messages by now as well. I’ll get those posts up asap.

In the meantime, why not check out my other blog Turning Pages?

What Is To Come

While researching ideas for blog posts, I came across a bunch of articles on the importance of consistency and planning ahead. These may seem like fairly obvious concepts, and they really are. However, they are concepts that I have not been utilizing for Rafferty’s Rules. I have resolved within myself to make a concerted effort to change that fact, though. Continue reading

Update Complete

Finally! I am finally done updating my blog. Continue reading

Back Online

Well, I finally have a computer and my internet connected, both at the same time. At long last, I can continue with my blog overhaul! Continue reading

Ongoing Revamp

I have had absolutely no time to write even the simplest blog entry for the longest time, so there is a large time skip between my most recent post and this one. Continue reading


The Office of Fair Trading describes SCAMS as:


Their advice is that “If it looks too good to be true it probably is!”

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Pointer Pointer

StumbleUpon found me this awesome site today. Check it out!


Family Website

I’m finally getting around to creating our family website,but I’m stuck for content. Do you have a family site? If so, what content do you include?


English is a language where ‘lead’ rhymes with ‘read’ and ‘lead’ rhymes with ‘read.’

No More Nurture’s Nook

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Those of you who follow my tumblr blog, Nurture’s Nook, may have noticed it’s sudden disappearance. It has come to my attention that tumblr now refuses to allow LGBT  blogs to appear in search results. As I cannot support any … Continue reading


Nurture dressed s a businessman for halloween

I haven’t posted any blogs for a while because I haven’t been feeling well. I appreciate your patience in sticking by me and I will try not to disappear without notice again!