Thursday, 22 April 2010

Good Queen Bess has her 4Th 21st, St Georges Day and ANZAC DAY.

A quiet start to the week so far no dramas, rising at 8 am Sunday  we had an early brekky then drove to Toukley market , which is a mixed bag of  things they don't want and you don't want, it would seem that people were cagey and doing lots 'Just looking'. With the sun out in force(SUNDAY) and minus hats we escaped to the local greasy spoon and indulged in a plate of fries, Probably trans fat jobs but tastier than those at Macca's. The remainder of the day devoted to domestic bliss ?
Monday another scorcher, had to put netting over the seed beds covered with old worn sheets damped down. We are in Autumn, and today is cooler at 29 cel.
Yesterday I phoned my dear friend Harry and his Wife Marie, Harry is  suffering from terminal cancer. With  so many other old ship mates too disabled to attend  I shall be at the Anzac remembrance alone with Rosemary. For those unaware of  Anzac day, Its origins began after WW1 and commemorates the fallen in subsequent wars, those of both Australia and New Zealand, Although Remembrance  day is now commemorated on the Sunday nearest to Nov 11, in Britain, in  Australia it remains as Nov 11. and a day off for all, likewise Anzac day this coming Sunday will warrant another LWE for all,  the drunks will be the main beneficiaries of this privilege.
Wednesday April 21. On this day the Queen bless her celebrated her 84Th birthday and her 4Th twenty first key of the door, the Windsors will be seen televised  on yet another Corgi and Bess show.The Queen is really old, and as much as 86 days older than I. It is surprising how many people in Australia believe the queens birthday is in June.
Today Wednesday we got stuck into the rest of the leg of pork left over from yesterday accompanied with roast potato, butternut pumpkin, broad beans,carrots, cauliflower and rich brown gravy. Tomorrow a nothing day except for handout day for oldies, we are having healthy fish and green veggies.
Friday I shall walk into our bank (St George) under some excuse and confuse them by saying "Happy St Georges Day", our celebratory dinner will be Roast Sirloin of Angus Beef (Australian bred) with horseradish sauce, roast spuds, Brussels sprouts, runner beans and peas with pan juice gravy, lovely eh.
Saturday we hope will be a rest day prior to the 'Anzac Day Commemoration' on Sunday, this year will be sad as I shall be the sole survivor of our Assoc able to attend , this thing starts in a sombre note at the dawn service around 6.30am and finishes at most venues around 1130 pm, last year police closed our local clubs early due to hooliganism by  inconsiderate drunks who usually spoil the day anyway.
Today Thursday has arrived;, not a cloud to be seen, a nothing day, like no escape from the heat, 30s expected and winter is expected in 37 days time. I much prefer the winters here when we are able to wear proper clothes occasionally.
We have a change, 1pm; although the sun is shining brightly and clouds have appeared, also a cool southerly has blown up  from Antarctica, but it is still warmer than what can be expected in Great Britain  where keyboards   and  inkwells freeze up and communications in general slacken off during the period following the Christmas and Easter card frenzy.Oh to be in England now that Aprils there, you will be tippy toeing to the Loo across the cool lino  At 5.30 am then diving back under the duvet for further comforting minute or so before facing the truth that your work place is calling. and in any case its your turn to make the tea or coffee.
The previous situation is a rarity where we reside,usually happening around the middle of July, when crackpot former Europeans have their Christmas in July thingy, Crikey isn't one enough, "Humbug".
Last Saturday at the the club while rosemary was at the pokies(Slots)a middle aged lady asked me "are you newly married sir", I replied  "not all that  recently".  She Say's " I was wondering why you were worth being kissed six or seven times in the past half hour'. The lady declined my offer that if you kiss me six times I shall tell you.why.
Regarding mail, Chris my son has suggested that maybe it is being sent by seamail and the ship has hit a mine or has been hijacked by Somalian Pirates, Rosemary agreed that it was possible and I said I cant see any other way of preventing the mail from the UK from getting through, Ah no!  you cant use the volcano as an excuse, too recent.
I shall now close this post and return to report events that have occurred over the forthcoming W/E.

Back later Vest.

34 comments:

Jimmy said...

I shall be at the Anzac remembrance alone with Rosemary. For those unaware of Anzac day, Its origins began after WW1 and commemorates the fallen in subsequent wars, those of both Australia and New Zealand, Although Remembrance day is now commemorated on the Sunday nearest to Nov 11, in Britain, in Australia it remains as Nov 11.


Nov 11?
many months more to go

Jimmy said...

Wednesday April 21. On this day the Queen bless her celebrated her 84Th birthday and her 4Th twenty first key of the door, the Windsors will be seen televised on yet another Corgi and Bess show.

The Queen is really old, and as much as 86 days older than I.


Happy Birthday Girl
happy bday QUEEN

Jimmy said...

Saturday we hope will be a rest day prior to the 'Anzac Day Commemoration' on Sunday, this year will be sad as I shall be the sole survivor of our Assoc able to attend ,

then u will drink alone???
in GOA we have a tradition
we dip 2 fingers in our drink

and sprinkle it on the table for the dear departed

Jimmy said...

Last Saturday at the the club while rosemary was at the pokies(Slots)a middle aged lady asked me "are you newly married sir", I replied "not all that recently".

She Say's " I was wondering why you were worth being kissed six or seven times in the past half hour'. The lady declined my offer that if you kiss me six times I shall tell you.why.

hihihihihihihi

Jimmy said...

Well
have a good time Vest and Rose

its 1145 AM here
so it must 445 AM there

Jimmy said...

no other explanation for those six kisses

Jimmy said...

VEST I figure Rose has banged your car

or damaged your favorite Rocking Chair

or she had an affair ...

Vest said...

Jimmy: There was an explanation for those XXXXXX'S but I would not dare tell you sport.

Dylan B. said...

Haha, SO funny :P


How are you going Grandpa? We're currently in our new house which is closer to school (we had to move), it's smaller, but it's rather nice.
School's good, doing pretty well in my subjects. Can't say anything
about Bianca though.

Jimmy said...

your entire book reads like a kiss and tell story buddy



come on tell mate
I want to see the Rose blush

Jimmy said...

come on mate
Tell


I want to see the Rose blush

Vest said...

Jimmy: In that case I shall need more than two fingers when I drink alone.

lapinta said...

Senor jimmy are you a cholo?

Vest said...

Lapinta: please go to Jimmys blog to ask Questions of that nature.

Happy and cholo doesn't rhyme at all.
I wonder what happy is in espana. But Jimmy is of Portuguese extraction.
Extraction is a good word for Jimmy.

Jimmy said...

Cholo??
did u mean Chodo?

Lower deck lawyer. said...

Vest. The reason you are not receiving communications from the U/K could be their local post office is now closed down (permanent) like many others, Or a mailmans strike?
Or it could be the poms antiquated Country wide visual flag semaphore connections have failed due to the ash fall out from the Icelandic volcano. Mike.

Liked that bit about the ink wells freezing over, cheers.

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Vest said...

LDL: Pulling ones finger out becomes less inviting in cold weather.
I was wondering if Bill Gates Had pulled the plug on the U/Ks outgoing internet traffic.

Jimmy said...

Big scandal here in CRICKET
the India Premier League IPL

its a Billion Dollar racket
and the Investigation reveals Ministers fingers are in the Pie too

Narender Modi and Sharad Pawar named too

why the Dailygaggle did not report?

Jimmy said...

News results for ipl cricket scam india

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Jimmy said...

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thatscricket.oneindia.in/.../ipl-3-kochi-scam-deccan-mumbai-punjab-delhi.html - Cached


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Jimmy said...

i have learned


I've learned that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.


I've learned that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.


I've learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. The same goes for true love.


I've learned that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.


I've learned that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.


I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

Jimmy said...

I've learned that you can keep going long after you can't.
I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I've learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.



I've learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

so TRUE

Jimmy said...

I've learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.


I've learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I've learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.


I've learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.



I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

Jimmy said...

I've learned that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
I've learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many years you have lived.



I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.



I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

Jimmy said...

I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.


I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do love each other.



I've learned that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.


I've learned that two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different.


I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.


I've learned that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you you will find the strength to help.


I've learned that credentials on the wall or on your coat do not make you a decent human being.

AMEN

Vest said...

Jimmy: Loosely speaking, the IPL is a pain in the bum. A money barrell bursting at the seams from television advertising revenue with the shonkiest payout system to players ever devised, for some time now I have been of the opinion that the predicted or expected payments to players are nothing but pie in the sky and very sketchy when it comes down to the broad details about actually delivering. Maybe I am pragmatic but my conscious instinct would be a disappointing bottom line to all the previous hype and palaver.

However, we all have our crosses to bear, your load of bandits on the sub continent and our crooked insiders who have control of the wealth of the rugby league industry, here within the smallest continent. Today there is so much incontinence hitting the fan, loosely speaking, it could mean that the rugby league org could possibly go to the wall, its that bad.
For further info: Google.
Sydney Daily Telegraph, click on to sport.

Rosemary Jane Stokes - Honour. said...

Love your posts Uncle, xxxxx.

Vest said...

Thanks R J:
You are the only person ever to send us an Easter Card. We love you too. xxxxx.
BTW It would seem someone has gone off the boil in your neck of the woods. How about giving it another go , she may have mislaid your number.

Amy..Swansea. said...

Hi Vesty, I loved the bit about the incontinance hitting the fan loosely speaking, and no F or S words, oh and frezing inkwells too.x.

Jimmy said...

Ref:
about the incontinance hitting the fan loosely speaking, and no F or S words, oh and frezing inkwells too.

Jimmy said...

when the bloody Britishers and Queen Victoria landed in INDIA

she was shocked

to see the KHAJURAHO temple sculptures

to hear about the Devadasis (temple prostitutes?)

to read the KAMASUTRA

and to see dining tables not covered by table cloth (exposing the legs of the table)

Aggie said...

Have a lovely St Georges Day and Anzac commemmoration. God bless.

Jimmy said...

I want to have a lovely St Georges Day and Anzac commemmoration too hon

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