A quiet weekend this time. Mostly spent getting the Castle ready for Chyken's birthday party next week.
We had a mate visiting, so we tested out Chyken's new fire pit. Which was just as well, because the base the metal bowl was sitting in pretty much exploded. It has since been returned and we got our money back.
Played the Logo Board game. I'm quite good at it!
I made the Tupperware cupboard my bitch.
Then I made the pantry my bitch.
Meatloaf ready for the oven...
Meatloaf get in my belly!
If there's a better way to end a weekend than with golden syrup dumplings, I'm yet to find it!
Recently, The Age online posted a great album on the
Essential Kids section, entitled “What did your childhood taste like?”
This appealed to me, so I entered the online gallery, found at this URL:
The gallery starts with the first of 54 pictures, depicting
a chocolate milkshake. This picture was credited to a “Kimberley
Hasselbrink”. Delicious!, I thought, as I hurriedly hovered my mouse over
the right-hand arrow. Whatever could constitute the next 53 delicious
morsels (om nom nom nom…)?
As my finger gracefully clicked down upon the mouse button,
I saw with joy, that picture 2 of 54 depicted God’s gift of cheezy greezy
nomminess, Cheezels. Delicious!, but hmmm…. Deliciously familiar, thought I. The
caption underneath the image belays the truth – “Best eaten off every finger”,
alas no credit. To whom could this image of calorific goodness be
The answer, kind sir, c'est moi. Jo. The
original image, which I took using my own iPhone almost three years ago, is
located on my blog here.
I feel that in lieu of the journalist forking out for a
packet of Cheezels and tapping one of The Age’s photographers on the shoulder,
a quick romp through Google image search delivered MY image. Two more
clicks, and you could have seen the origin of the page.
I am disappointed with the lack of professional ethics and
courtesy shown by The Age. I feel that best practice should demonstrate a
sense of fairness and reciprocity involved in the online (and real-life) world.
If I used an image from The Age without permission AND for purely commercial
purposes, I’d have lawyers staving my fancy-pants front door in.
I respectfully ask for one of two solutions to this issue:
1.1. The Age removes my image from the website and issue a formal
2.2. The Age continue to use my image WITH the addition of a
reference to the origin, i.e. www.chickensbees.com
I feel that the latter is far more practical, reciprocal,
and continues to provide a wonderful product for your readers.
Kind regards (and significantly more Cheezels),
I eventually got a reply via email:
We are very sorry
that in this case our producer did not seek permission for image use nor
provide proper attribution. I have now added your website to the caption and
counselled the team on proper use of images.
Thanks and regards,
I'm calling this a big win for the little people!
Have you had things stolen from your blog? How freaking good are Cheezels?