Up early this morning about five, the reason being I slept through the heat of the day most of yesterday. Er and I had a clubless weekend but a few JW's helped to soften the blow.
Our unreliable forecasters have predicted the end of this unusual weather pattern of eternal blistering heat which has killed off and delayed planting in the garden, today a partly cloudy day with possible showers, same as yesterday which failed to materialise apart from a cooling shower in the Bathroom, however the rest of the week indicates thunderstorms and possible flooding in low lying areas - be about right.
There has been a heap of changes on my P C over the W/end and it appears things are moving smoothly.
Our Air con works well in most areas until it reaches my office(the spare bedroom) Where a standard fan blows air from a metre or so away through my right ear making me more conscious of the tingling Tinnitus in the left ear.
Although My old Ship the The KGV Assoc has been wound up the U/k branch continued until this year after a lot of palaver, one of our members from Ballina Aust who never paid his dues was given a warm welcome, I shall not mention names of deserters from the ship in Sydney who were welcomed to the U/K branch, It is little wonder they did not communicate with us in Sydney too often. despite any Wartime heroics a few of those blokes were definitely up themselves and unfriendly and in complete contrast with their last chairman,Commodore Bill Kelly whom I communicate with and will do so until everything fizzles out.
I am reminded of a post I wrote comparing the antics of our more relaxed association in Australia with those in the U/K.
A re-run of an old post from 2005.
Thursday, 8 December 2005
FOR MY RELATIVES FRIENDS AND OLD SHIPMATES OVERSEAS HAVE A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS
PLEASE feel free to comment, get it off your chest before the year runs out, about anything you wish to say. NO DELETIONS UNLESS THEY ARE OBSCENE.
VEST: I would like to say hello to my OLD shipmates of the HMS King George V assoc in the U/K to whom I will send a new JLS pen to replace their misplaced one ; should they comment here. We of the assoc in Australia have recently returned from a hilarious holiday in Coffs Harbour, going wild and enjoying life to the full, (Read your news letter)My beautiful Lady and myself are sailing down to Tasmania mid Jan, those of you who haven't yet lost their marbles will remember our ship going there Jan-8-46, and the great reception we had from the locals.
Reading your news letters really has me wondering what your domestic lives entail, as your assoc annual meanderings appear to be in need of a vitality boost, your several minor adventures were mostly centred around boring venues; unctuous church services and retiring to your beds at 9PM, "How Frightfully Exciting". It also seems that, our Assoc in the UK is lacking in leadership, or is it that the 'Lord of the Manor come Village Squire Kowtowing Syndrome' is still prevalent among you. "I say, you old English chappies" "Do you have to have a senior officer not of our ships company to lead you". BTW if the rude old Chancre bosun I spoke to over a year ago is still around, please would you say "Thank you" for the 'J L Spencer book you asked for free gratis that I sent you.
In the wash up I feel you old guys in the U/K need a push in the right direction, but never mind; not long to go now; pray hard, I recommend you click on to , www.afterlifecommunicationresearch.com For your next annual vacation. (just kidding) vest, http://www.dailygaggle.blogspot.com/.
There were no comments from these dreary old shipmates in the U/K.
To advise that Vest (Les Bowyer) passed away this morning. Regards, Chris (Son).
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