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.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
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