SO the festivities have abated and the visitors have returned home, only one more crazy day to go 'Australia Day Jan 26; before we muster strength to cope with the arrival thousands of Easter bunnies a la Cadbury and Nestle.
First of all on OZ Strayer day, ask as many people as possible; particularly Aussies, " How many stars are there on the OZ Flag"? or make it harder the number of points on the stars of said flag, last year I received the correct answers from one in every eight enquiries.
I am attracting a heap of visitors according to my stats. but comments are sparse. However, its the Quality of my callers I enjoy; the regulars and those with whom I share a common bond, blogging has cemented some great relationships.
Not altogether smooth sailing during the past 19 days, when on Thurs 3 inst I decided to take a tumble in the shower, whereby an re enactment of 'psycho ' took place, when I cracked my right shin bone (dead centre) among other bruises. Lots of blood, pain and throb throb throb, fortunately I was the the only person in the house at the time when I let go a barrage of well known foul expletives; some being those I had learned during my Naval career.
After a jab and a gutful of antibiotics I am close to recovery, although some pain remains. but fortunately my right knee (operated on in Sept) survived the crash.
Friday 18, went to the club, looking forward to a peaceful w/end after the Xmas mayhem., returned to empty house at 1145pm, but not for long. approx midnight - yes bloody midnight of all times, Number 4 son with wife and two daughters arrive unannounced for the weekend.
Rosemary and I mustered up our last remaining vestiges of diplomacy and dignity and welcomed them. so that was the quiet w/e gone out the door, not sure when the next opportunity will present itself, this Friday we have # 5 sons two children to keep us happy over the w/e.
Welcome to my website, Debbie. Debbie is my niece from Portsmouth England.
Everyone have a cool and wonderful Australia Day W/end, and if you hail from the top end, have a warm cuddly W/end.