Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Now is the Summer of our Discontent. Gerry Built car imobilises City.

Tomorrow will be the last day of the Australian summer or what was supposed to be.
Today where I am in Budgewoi 100 Klms up from Sydney the temp is not likely to get past 25 C with an overcast sky and s/w cooling breeze.Sydney and most other parts of coastal NSW has had it wettest summer in four years and the coolest in 15 years Only one day back in December,where the temperature topped 30C. Further out in the Sydney western suburbs and also cities both to the north and south, have experienced their coolest summer for forty years.
And there is no silver lining..... The Bureau of meteorology has forecast rain for the next seven days for Sydney, while other parts of the state are bracing for downpours.

Stopping a city generally requires a series of events, each building on the other until gridlock is achieved. Add a solitary stalled car to the equation and, as we have again been reminded, all bets  - and meetings and flights and job interviews are - off.

Audi that broke a city. Click on the link.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/audi-manage-to-stall-the-traffic/story-e6freuzi-1226272187181

Personally; I am having some diabolical health problems, more later on this, (results next week)

Back soon....VEST.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Charities using the hard sell, A disgusting Practice.

February 19, 2012
CHARITIES that hire professional door-to-door fundraisers to sign donors on to long-term payment plans do not receive one cent of the donation for the first year.
Alternatively, you can copy and paste this link into your browser:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/special-investigation-charities-use-the-hard-sell/story-e6freuy9-1226274694765

Have your Daily Telegraph newspaper  delivered to your door daily and be billed monthly.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

While we are in 2012, date wise we are running parallel with 1945.

Today Sun Feb 12 will be a hot one similar to that in 1945 when the ship I was serving on arrived for the first time in Sydney. Sun 11, we had partly circumnavigated Australia to reach Sydney  from the now totally destroyed Jap controlled oil industry in Sumatra (Indonesia). The British Pacific fleet had suffered a great deal during these operations, some bad mistakes coupled with  unnecessary death and destruction and the real loss of around forty Aircraft, some crew members rescued from the sea others captured after bailing out in Jap territory  nine in all aged 19-22 beheaded soon after.
To our crew Sydney was a heaven , the ice cream van came back several times to cope with the demand of those who hadn't seen such a luxury for over five years.The sailors from the Brit Pacific fleet walked into town across the Sydney domain their white hats covered in flies; this was pre Mortein fly spray years, a parody "With your Easter Bonnet and all the flies upon it" was the (in)tune of the day
After logistical replenishment we sailed north to join the Yanks in more clashes with the sons of Nippon , more or less on a daily basis never ending so it seemed for the next 70 days - the worst day being Easter Sunday all fools day. the landing at Okinawa, and,me  being on the top of the superstructure (The Air Defence Position) the worst kamikaze day in living memory unfolded,  however there was much more to come, to say the least. I was too young  to die at eighteen although it wasn't the case for two friends I had gone to school with.and of course many others.
I now live with Rosemary my wife of 58.5 years. in Budgewoi Approx 100 k's north of the Sydney Hustle and Bustle. Quiet; you could say that, the occasional "Happening" does get around this way but not too often.
BTW, whoever dumped the beautiful sleek short haired and friendly pussy with sprog in our garden two weeks back. I have to inform you that, the Kitten has been relocated to a new home, its parent has decided that it is purrfectly happy with it's present servants and has no intention of leaving, should there be a feline lover waiting to adopt a puddytat with a friendly disposition, feel free to contact me.
Clouds are forming and it's more than likely the weather will turn to rain as it has done since the start of the Eastern Aus summer - the coolest since 1965, forecast for the next six days ; Rain, another week following we will be in Autumn (Fall). One thing very noticeable in the garden is the total absence of pigeons, I wonder why, however, the magpie family and miss Mog are in stand off mode.
Yesterday the cooking of the lamb leg roast came to  a standstill when the comparatively new  convection cooker packed in half way. It was the second time using it, it had been in storage for a few months since it was won in a raffle, however they are cheap(about 40 bucks), The racks and large 32cm wide and 8cm deep glass bowl are salvageable, the bowl could be useful for a forty person casserole or a planter.
Sham labels on vegetable packaging has raised doubt that the frozen veggies within are not all from that beaut colourfully green Aussie farm , when you buy a pack of vegetables with a picture of rural Australia on it you expect them to have been grown in Australia. It is disgraceful.. supermarket chains are importing fruit and veg claiming they are produced in Australia. Last week having a quick quiz at the stuff in the freezer of "Woolworth's The Fresh Food People" I cast my eye on their home brand(Red packet) frozen mixed vegetables, somehow!! one package was leaking and disclosing its contents; diced cauliflower stem, carrots, corn, peas and other misc stuff ; but 66% carrot. (carrots are the cheapest veggie in Australia, BTW the package proclaimed it was a product of China; probably the reason for the red packaging.
It seems every Supermarket chain is using a 'Fresh Food Slogan". Coles are  now into musical renditions "There's no freshness like Coles freshness'' plagiarising a well known music hall song, I suggest they take that extra bow and bow out.
Rosemary is at the local club at this moment in time contesting the meat raffle and other miscellaneous  prizes, , she has been instructed not to bring home another 'Made in China 'convection cooker. That's it for now, Shower then back to the cricket on the telly.

Here is a great tip. Pay off your mortgage sooner by shopping at ALDI.

Back soon.... Vest.

"Wouldn't it be a lousy world if we had nothing to complain about".
Oh dear it's raining again.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

British Military Hospital Singapore. A relic of the past. Plus Moonface.



- Shared using Google Toolbar This is the hospital where in 1954 Rosemary my wife had our first child Christopher on Sept 23.
Type in Google,  British Military Hospital Singapore


Bert Newton AKA Bobby Breen or Moon face, (Oh not that again) is in the Swish Raffles Priv/ Hosp Singapore receiving gilt edged service.

http://www.rafflesmedicalgroup.com/hospital/overview.aspx

Read comment  Re Singapores valentines day massacre 1942 Feb 14.

I hope you don't mind my not coming to grips with loving the Japanese in general. Personally I have more reason to feel this way than the average bloke.

Copy and type links in google.

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Sunday, 5 February 2012

More opportunity to share your boredom with your boring Facebook pals

The worlds largest boring online social network and generator of  masses of recorded criminal activity, unveiled more than sixty new Apps this week.
Face book is adding a bunch of new applications to let users share everything from pics of what they are wearing or not and what  they cooked for lunch.
Face book allows users to share the music they are listening to through Apps such as spotify, and the articles they are reading through other news services. Face book is calling it 'Frictionless sharing'. Once signed up you can limit who you share this new activity with through Face book. I am thinking the term 'f'rictionless' could mean 'No orgasmic interaction'

Imagination is the eye of the soul....Vest.........Back soon

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Lackadaisical Deed Poll Laws.

Why do we have such easy access for  criminal's to hide their real identities?
We are able to change our names so easily in Australia and eventually build a glossary of names to be used for all means of skulduggery, instead of its original purpose like necessary  judicial reasons and protection from former adversaries..
Page 2, Sydney Daily Telegraph Feb 1, shows pic of former business  associates of mine, Bob and Jean Furlong, Whose son was murdered in 2002 by Michael Sorrell, I'll spare you the sordid details ***, however, Michael Sorrell now AKA  Michael Striker a paranoid schizophrenic, is awaiting  possible release from a secure mental institution.
I suppose in reality there are many individuals  cavorting around using false  identities., even I have a business AKA and don't most of us have a peculiar blog monica too.

BTW,I sold a cleaning business to Bob and Jean back in 1975. My Original  Org is now two separate orgs owned by two relatives, prominent in the Sydney suburbs.

Q: who was the ex premier of NSW who owned a  Contract cleaning business, His nickname was 'Never Wrong'. No prizes for Guessing.........

 *** Google. Michael Sorrell.

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" An Idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.