Bills, accounts to sort out and other domestic renovations cleaning and gardening chores have taken over my time during the past four weeks. Relatives calling and a more calm Pr/Son, have taken toll of our time, so maybe this weekend we may get out and about.
It has rained about three times but briefly within the past month, today and yesterday the temp reached 32 Cel, indoors it is still in the mid 20's we would normally have the heat on in the evenings until mid spring in the Sth/Hemisphere.
Out shopping recently I finally had a showdown with a local butchery within a shopping complex. Asking for six Forequarter Lamb chops on display, The guy probably with a thumb on the scale filled a bag from behind the counter with the scrag ends from the lamb Forequarter. With a large audience of women, I the tipped the scrag ends onto the counter and demanded those that I had asked for. the bloke serving replied if you don't like them 'Piss off". I did just that, and so did the other customers. Mind you he is not alone in this trickery; buying pre-packed meat from supermarkets; particularly the so called bulk packs, these packs have the choice cuts on display at the top of the pack but underneath is flesh about 48 per cent fat and bone free.
A group of bonehead pollies from all political parties within NSW agree with the present goon in charge of the welfare of this state namely premier Nathan Rees that NSW Lotteries should be sold off to top up the pork barrel. Someone came up with a sale price of Au$600 Million plucked from the air with little forethought. the net profit income from Lotto in the 2007-2008 period amounted to over Au$479 Million, with changes recently introduced banging up charges another five per cent; meaning even more profit forecast for 2009.
If Lotto is sold thousands of jobs would go too with the streamlining of the system.
It seems that Politicians are in it for the quick buck in order to pay for their next pay rise. Mathematics is not so it seems, to be a qualification for NSW pollies.
I doubt if any of those involved would score a nine out of ten in a finger counting competition.
The Banana industry is taking on the snack food sector in a campaign to urge Australians to switch to this healthy alternative. The goal is to make Bananas the number one selling snack , it could be achieved as more Australians are into eating healthy food. The problem is, the price of Bananas can fluctuate enormously from 99cents a kilo to Au$9.00 a kilo. The weight of the edible part of the banana is approx 45 per cent of the total weight. However, despite Croc skins making the best handbags and snake skins the best shoes Banana skins do not make the best slippers unless you tread on one. Gardeners will agree that, Banana skins are great as fertilizer when buried with your kitchen food waste in your garden should you have a garden. The high sandy content of my garden needs constant topping up, this is the way I achieve great results in the garden, and prevents having a smelly garbage bin.
The weekend is here again so all of you out there relatives and friends have a lovely W/E and be nice to people. Back soon . Vest.