Friday, 30 December 2011

Sixty years ago "And it don't seem a day too much." remember the song?

There must be people out there that would make our long time acquaintance pale into insignificance. However, Rosemary my wife and I have been known to each other sixty years and married 58.5 years with approx five years of separation in several segments during my naval career. During that time we have lived together in five different countries finally in Australia for the past forty years. We have Five sons,  one grandson, eight granddaughters, and two g grand daughters and one g great son.
"So What" you may say. Well er I thought I would love to tell you just that, Also I wouldn't swap my nearest and dearest for Quids.

"No trumpets sound when the important decisions in our life are made. Destiny is made known silently."

Uncertain times ahead, Back in a few days..... Vest.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Grumpy guide to Christmas... Humbug !!!

Click on the link, then all programs, then CLICK ON TO COMEDY To find
The Grumpy Guide To Christmas .

There are 12 days remaining before this video expires.

Vest Wishes  all Christmas worshippers and addicts ; a wonderfully  hilarious  and expensive Christmas.

"The generosity of your time is the most valuable gift you can give".

Back soon following festive recovery. Vest Daily Gaggle.

Btw Have a squiz at the pics..... These pics....

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Fact or myth....Helping you to live longer.

Fact or Myth? You Should Never Eat Tomatoes Stored in Can

Only forward this to your friends.

The problem with canned tomatoes is the cans themselves, which are lined with a resin that contains the synthetic estrogen bisphenol-A (BPA).
BPA canned foods has been conclusively linked to a disturbing array of serious health problems that include:
There already severe dangers of BPA canned foods are further multiplied when combined with tomatoes. That’s because tomatoes are acidic, and the acid breaks down BPA. Once broken down, BPA leaches out of the lining of cans and into your food — in health-harming amounts. bpa canned foods
According to Fredrick vom Saal, an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri who studies bisphenol-A, “You can get 50 mcg of BCA per liter out of a tomato can, and that’s a level that is going to impact people, particularly the young.”
The National Toxicology Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has also warned that there is definite reason to be concerned about BPA canned foods. The Toxicology Program warns that the chemical may cause developmental problems in children’s brains and hormonal systems.
Adults are also at risk. A 2004 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found BPA present in the urine of 93% of those tested. Based on these findings, the CDC concluded that Americans are exposed to BPA at levels above the safety threshold set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
And in January 2010, even the notoriously permissive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reversed its former position that public exposure to BPA presented no health concerns. As the Washington Post reported last year:
The [FDA]…now has concerns about health risks. Growing scientific evidence has linked the chemical to a host of problems, including cancer, sexual dysfunction, and heart disease.
If you love to cook with canned tomatoes and tomato sauces, choose those packaged in glass jars as a much safer alternative to tin cans.

Gen Dist......Vest.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Catholic Priests, Should they Marry or be Neutered.

The most formidable of the  Faith Industry Christian following the Roman Catholic Church, is rarely short of a sexual scandal concerning not so much Nuns but the Men of the cloth who wallow in the privilege of secret sexual activity between themselves and young children in their care. These people involved could avoid this ghastly activity. should the archaic Church of Rome  allow priests to marry like other normal males.
The alternative could be castration which would solve the sex problem completely , also retain a healthy bank of treble singers should the choir boy numbers drop.
Poverty, Ignorance and fear of the almighty allow the church to bully their charges into submission. little wonder most of these underprivileged people have few independent thoughts of their own, this is not only in Ireland as will be mentioned but worldwide, Particularly within Hispanic communities.
      160 cases of sex abuse. Church atrocity. In respect to  85 Irish priests. so far eight  convictions have been the result of allegations.
 DUBLIN:  A new series of reports into Irish catholic dioceses have revealed horrific child sex abuse by priests and Roman Catholic Church authorities in dealing with them.
     Some of the cases detailed by the church's own child protection watchdog occurred as recently as Aug 2010  and the Irish republics minister for children warned more abuse could be revealed.
      In Raphoe in the northwest of Ireland, Bishop Boyce said " horrific" acts of child sex abuse were carried out by Catholic priests over the past thirty five years. Some 52 allegations  of abuse by 14 priests were made to police.
"We are truly sorry for the terrible deeds that have been inflicted on so many by  a small minority of priests said Bishop Boyce in a statement. 'What a lot of bollocks, the general public are aware that only a few get caught in the net and most of the big ones get away'.
      A new report added; too much emphasis was placed on the situation of the accused priest and too little on the needs of their complainants.
       The republic of Ireland has been rocked by a number of such landmark reports.
The main problem as I see it is that, every conceivable authority has a built in  Catholic Church impediment which controls the whole of the non thinking Irish Hoi polloi.
And for you micks who may be offended and quote  the shenanigans or going's on  with the likes of Scoutmasters and other non faith aligned pedophiles, I'll agree that too needs attention. However, one thing at a time, and the one in hand at the moment and the most damming  are the masturbaters of the Roman Church.

BTW. No one can make you inferior without your consent..... Vest..... Back soon.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Putting on that extra pudding

Trying to get rid of that extra pudding you piled on during the festive season may have you wishing you had donated most of the cash you used to inflate your tummy by sending it off to the East African famine relief fund, or was your excuse 'They are all Muslims so why worry', then after Christmas I'll get into a detox program".
Well if you are daft enough to fall for these detox and weight losing promo's, only your stupidity will be the winner, losing your money would be more likely than losing that extra weight.
From diets based on raw fruit and vegetables and colonic hydrotherapy, there are dozens of treatments and other chemical products claiming to cleanse the body. For some people these products could be dangerous, and claims made about detoxing are more than likely false.
There is one simple rule for losing weight, that is 'Eat smaller portions' there is no magic short cut, you have to eat less and exercise more. If only I could stick to the rules.
However the ever changing rules with blogging have not helped in keeping it simple, the mass of changes and regulations plus one recently, have me thinking it's time to go, My time is becoming more valuable and there are things which become neglected. A few fun opportunities and other options can take up the slack, and a less sedentary lifestyle would enhance my weight loss program. I do drink a lot of water, do not smoke or drink coffee and walk a fair amount and still work in our garden and more recently have cut down the size of meal portions and added more salads, fewer spuds -less dairy and bread. Last year I lost eight kilos within 19 days during my stay in Gosford Hospital in NSW, my next visit for surgery is planned for January 4, not sure for how long the stay will be. but working on an average of losing one lb or 500 grams per day, hospital food would be the best option for losing weight.
Exercising at this point in time is out, so is the Sun and high humidity, So a (yawn) a quick nod is in the offing; but first things first - traveling companion Henry Falcon needs attention from the angels who have saved him from the scrap yard over the years, will have brekky first then pop him down the road. From the bedroom window I am looking at a variety of birds perched on the garden shed, but none on adjacent roof tops, they too waiting for their brekky provided by their human.
Breakfast - baked beans on toast with a coupleoveggs - should get me moving soon with some wind abaft the beam, might take my variety of Vit pills later - Could get caught short away from base,
Now the sun has gone and it is overcast - must get moving. Back soon. ....Vest.......
" The best is yet to be."

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


1: I prefer breasts to legs.
2: Tying the legs together keeps the inside moist.
3: Smother the butter all over the breasts.
4: If I don't undo my trousers, I'll burst!
5: I've never seen a better spread!
6: I fancy a little dark meat for a change.
7: Are you ready for seconds yet?
8: It's a little dry, do you still want to eat it?
9: Just wait your turn, you'll get some!
10: Don't play with your meat!
11: Stuff it up between the legs as far as it will go.
12: Do you think you'll be able to handle all these people at once?
13: I didn't expect everyone to come at the same time!
14: You still have a little bit on your chin.
15: How long will it take after you put it in?
16: You'll know it's ready when it pops up.
17: Just pull the end and wait for the bang.
18: That's the biggest bird I've ever had!
19: I'm so full, I've been gobbling nuts all morning.
20: Wow, I didn't think I could handle all that and still want more.

Sent in  from Joanne.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Breast milk Ice Cream.

Dont laugh it's true, I was in titters when I first heard of it. Ice cream made with breast milk has proved a big hit in a London restaurant, the first batch selling out quickly and customers asking for more.
The Ice cream the makers call 'Baby Gaga', is made from milk expressed by 15 women who replied to an online advertisement,
Each serving at the Icecreamists cafe in Covent Garden costs equal to approx  Aus bucks 22. or fourteen quid  sterling.
One of the milk donors Victoria  Hiley, 35, said if adults realised how tasty breast milk was then more new mothers would feel happier about breast feeding.
I visualise these fifteen busty beauties being fitted up to the 'Roto lactor down on the farm by young male volunteers at 5am each morning. However, being a bloke and remembering back a bit the excitement and pleasure of being breast fed frequently up to my late fifties I cannot recall the taste although I kept  going back for more.

Remember not all suckers are losers. Have a great taste bud testing weekend.....Vest.

By request from Neale, commenting on this post , the2005 post on wobblies.

Wednesday, 1 June 2005


The Book by the well known Author 'JOHN LEONARD SPENCER, Titled ' WAVING GOODBYE TO A THOUSAND FLIES'; Has spawned a great deal of interest in the term ' Wobblies', used frequently by a charactor in his book, when describing Ladies breasts or what was, as the new cult followers state; were once referred to as TITs And other common names.
JOHN LEONARD SPENCER, is now promoting his book on this site.
EXCERPTS from his book may be read by clicking on the book Cover image.
Some excerpts referring to the term wobblies are as follows.

Bob then continued saying " Uncle Albert had described me as an unusual sort, who had not only a fetish , but a gourmet attitude whe it came to to ladie's Wobblies.

We had a different conductor on the bus on the way home, he was more considerate than the other conductor who objected to my groping Emily's wobblies, and suggested I share my coat with the young lady who was asleep and shivering. I then removed my warm hand from my glove and caressed her Wobblies, which brought a beautiful smile to Emily's face.

It was rather dark in the cinema, Emily kissed me full on and placed my hand on her left Wobbly, for an almost sixteen year old this was fun.

I have read this book and thoroughly recommend it, worth re- reading, some parts more than just twice. Well, what are you waiting for, get it now, Its hot.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Australian Annual Shonky Awards.

      Shonky products and dodgy Flood Insurance rated high in the Dubious and Dodgy goods and services annual awards.
Flood insurance is so confusing it has been named as among the county's worst products, alongside a weight loss nasal spray and Quail eggs  to cure erectile dysfunction.
Consumer group Choice awarded eight lemon trophies this year, the first of which went to providers of flood insurance which left home owners in three states without cover, In many cases this was because of many definitions for the term 'Flood' and the convoluted abuse of the English language which made policies indecipherable to even ambulance chasers.
The honours for misleading consumers went to SensaSlim for a weight loss spray costing $70 which supposedly decreases appetite. The serial conman Peter Foster is currently under investigation for his part in this supposed scam. Some of us will remember Foster as the architect of the 'Balin Slimming Tea' scam in the late eighties.
Quail Kingdom quail eggs website suggested the product retailing at $2-50 a dozen, can treat anything from tuberculosis to Chernobyl - style radiation also obesity. and for those with big bums, 'Peachy Pink' undergarments flogged at $55, were claimed to eliminate cellulite.
There were a plethora of other dodgy businesses taken to task by the authorities. Were you a victim or do you  know of anyone involved in a shonky set up ? Comment here.

 Everyone enjoy the coming weekend, and remember,  beware of scams.

Vest ....Back soon.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Gay Minority Win.

Since the fairy story of  Eve dropping her fig leaf to the demands of Adams snake in the grass, after eating the lustful apple, the pear or pair on the ground and their dubious descendants have been at it ever since.  The incorporation of sodomy was the next boudoir pastime, although not as pleasurable as the real thing so I have been informed; its cost cutting activity meaning non birthing and future responsibilities, have bred new genes in both sexes which have now reached saturation point, which means one in four births are now non heterosexuals.
Gay marriage has now been approved in Australia, now I am all for that happening providing they are male and female couples( meaning one of each gender) otherwise should the trend continue to accelerate with same sex couples it would eventually spell doom for the world population, mind you it would be a good idea to start this same sex  program in China and India.
Poorer Muslims have been back pedaling for centuries due to the more wealthy taking up to four partners in one go leaving them with the only alternative.
We now have the Christian faith industry Wallahs; particularly the church of Rome wailing "Now that  gay marriage has been approved it will undermine the morals and ethics that some of us have been brought up to respect, why should we have to pander to a minority". That coming from a bunch of non marrying serial bum bandits, who over the years provided the catalyst for young male altar boys and the like to become sodomised, they fearing the wrath of so called God should they not submit.

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man , you just take it.

Vest ....Back soon.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Global Talk

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China Has 3,000-Mile Nuclear Tunnel

A group of Georgetown University students have spent three years translating documents,examining satellite images, and obtaining restricted Chinese military information to assemble a comprehensive look at what is known as the “Underground Great Wall.”

The wall is actually 3,000 miles of tunnels to hide a missile and nuclear arsenal, The Washington Post reported.

The students were led by professor, Phillip Karber, a former top Pentagon official who worked with the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs. The 363-page study has not yet been released but it has caused a stir in Congress and the Pentagon for its conclusion that the Chinese could have far more nuclear weapons than previously thought, the Post reported.

“It’s not quite a bombshell, but those thoughts and estimates are being checked against what people think they know based on classified information,” a Defense Department strategist told the Post.

Karber began working on the project in 2008 when volunteering on a Pentagon committee working on weapons of mass destruction. The chairman of the committee was intrigued by reports that radiation technicians were rushed to the site of an earthquake in Sichuan province. Photos of the area showed collapsed hills that could have housed tunnels, the Post reported.

One of the findings of the study is that the number of nuclear warheads held by the Chinese could be as many as 3,000. Previous assumptions place the number of warheads as low as 80 and as high as 400, the Post reported.

Some critics have condemned the report’s conclusion as ridiculous, but Karber applauds the debate. “I don’t have the slightest idea how many nuclear weapons China really has, but neither does anyone else in the arms-control community,” he told the Post. “That’s the problem with China — no one really knows except them.”

Read more: China Has 3,000-Mile Nuclear Tunnel

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A Father Dilemma.

Or a Mother of a problem.

Forward into the future people world wide with the exception of those bogged down with archaic religious problems may find themselves celebrating  'Parent 1 Day' instead of 'Fathers or Mothers day'.
That seems to be the logic of present moves to include 'parent 1 and parent 2 in Australian passports' seen as a means of accommodating the descriptive means of same sex couples.
Could be problems there, who gets to decide which parent is assigned each number, could parent 2 even be the victim of numerical  discrimination. Perhaps same sex applications could list both parents as fathers or mothers. Problem solved.
Are you a Quitter.
Whether you are an ABC music quiz show or parliament speaker, quitting can leave on lookers with a  disappointed, bereft sensation. Just keep doing the job for ever and ever so we can feel secure and comfortable. However if you really really must quit try very hard not to release an album  of love songs in time for Yuletide.

I Shall be renewing my Oz passport next week time permitting,. Nearest and dearest (Fem) Rosemary will have a separate  passport.

Back soon..... Vest.

Extra.........Dec 1...A cool and wet start to the NSW summer today tiddling down, outside temp 14 Cel. cool southerly wind from Antarctica. Can't complain - yesterday was boiling hot.

Elton John's HUSBAND David Furnish, has had to leave Australia for emergency medical treatment in Los Angeles while the singer is mid tour in Australia. Hope He and Her have separate passports.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Check your shopping receipts before you leave the shop.

 Even if you are paying in cash, but mandatory when using any card system.

The big retailers particularly the supermarkets do not automatically hand you a receipt anymore if the sale is under $30. you must ask for it…

An associate bought a heap of stuff the other day while on holidaying in Melbourne (over $450), & when he glanced at his receipt as the cashier was handing him the bags. He saw cash out of $20.

He told her He didn't request any cash and to delete it. She said he'd have to take the $20 because she couldn't delete it.

He told Her to call a supervisor. Supervisor came and said he'd have to take it.. he said “NO Bloody way!”

Because taking the $20 would be a “cash advance” against his Credit card and he wasn't paying interest on a cash advance!!!!!

If they couldn't delete it then they would have to delete the whole order.

So the supervisor had the cashier delete the whole order and re-scan everything!

The second time he looked at the electronic pad before he pinned in his number and again cash-back of $20 popped.

At that point he told the cashier and she deleted it. The total then came out right.

The cashier said that the Electronic Pad must be defective. Obviously the cashier knew the electronic pad was defective because she NEVER offered him any cash after either of the transactions.

Can you imagine how many people went through before him and by the end of her shift how much money she pocketed?

His wife went into a “Coles Supermarket ” last week. She had her items rung up by the cashier. The cashier hurried her
along and didn't give her a receipt. She asked the cashier for the receipt and the cashier seemed annoyed but gave it to her.

She didn't look at her receipt until later that night when back at their Hotel. The receipt showed that she had asked for $20 cash. SHE DID NOT ASK FOR ANY CASH, NOR WAS SHE GIVEN IT!

So she called “Coles” Supermarket  who investigated but could not see the cashier pocket the money.

When she spoke with a friend who works for one of the banks; she was told that this was a “new scam” and the cashiers carry out the scam when it is very busy so that people either don't ask for their receipts or don't look at them until they have left the store and most of the time they don't check it until they get home.

The cashier will key in that you asked for cash and then hand it to one of her friends when they next come through the check-out queue.

This is NOT limited to Coles; they are just one of the largest retailers so have the most incidents.

I wonder how many "seniors" have been, or will be, "stung" by this one?????




I've since seen people do just that….. SO NOW I'LL START!

PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS, KIDS, - let’s not get ripped off.

Sent in from Graeme P, our bean counter.

BTW,. Anyone having experienced this phenomenon may post their comment here.
Naming and shaming will  change the receipt system.

The time is always right to do what is right....Vest. Back soon.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Sleazebag Golfers make me cringe. plus Sex for the Aged.

        Suckhole journo's heaping gushing praise on those wealthy international oversexed  golfing creeps like "Victorious Shark has crack at Tiger" what a load of bollocks and gobbledygook. If I had my way Huge golf courses would be used for growing spuds for export to starving nations. should my number three and four son's rebuke me for this outburst; too bad.

      Colonel Gaddafi's son Seif al - Islam will receive a Fair Trial (ha ha) following his capture yesterday.
This will be followed by a swift lopping of his nogging by Scimitar shortly after.

       The sex lives of pensioners or aged persons have a significant impact on their marital satisfaction and general happiness. A study of a large range of over 65's found 60% had sex more than once a month and were happy compared to only 40% who had not had sex for a year. About 80% who had sex more than once a month said they were very happy in their relationships.
Highlighting the relation ship between sex and happiness will help us in developing and organising specific sexual health interventions for this growing segment of our population.

      Are you trying to remember something like when was the last time you had a rumble and tumble in the boudoir, or the name of the person you met way back or the fresh bit of stuff in the club you tangled with in your halcyon days? stop where you are and do not leave the room. Walking through a doorway causes 'memory lapses' leading to people forgetting what they were about to do. Entering or leaving via a doorway serves as an 'event boundary' in the mind. Stay where you are sit down and relax, it will give you greater access to your mind. this unfortunately applies only to those who haven't already lost their marbles and beyond. I suspect a few of my regular bloggers have already entered this stage, however, hope springs eternal.

       Cease trying to work  everything out with your minds, it will get you nowhere.
Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Have a wonderful working week.

Back later ...Vest.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

You must be joking "How many Battleships"?

The Daily Telegraph -  my favourite newspaper delivered daily to my door, has always had a stack of editing problems.
Today we have their so called history writer Ann Beveridge bashing out yet another saga about the sinking of the Royal Australian Navy light Cruiser The HMAS Sydney. It would seem every year this mysterious wartime occurrence is churned out, so if by chance this story has passed you by , this can be seen on line on the Sat edition of the Daily Telegraph  Nov 19. 2011.
Today this story Starts: ... THE Australian Battleship the HMAS Sydney sank 70 years ago to day on November 19, 1941.  No need to repeat what happened every man jack has heard this story umpteen times , it's enough for jolly jack to ditch his Tot.
History writers like in this case should checkout the facts before confusing the public.
A Battleship it was not, The HMAS Sydney was a light cruiser as in a type of  WARSHIP .
Warships come in many categories shapes and sizes, Starting from the larger Battleship, heavy cruiser, light cruiser,  destroyer, frigate. etc. Aircraft carriers are warships so are Submarines; its hardly likely one  would refer to a submarine  as a battle ship so why call a light cruiser a battleship.

The following incident happened in 2001? ...Excerpt from my memoirs follows.

A short time ago, I saw an article in a local newspaper that said eight

battleships were sunk during the Battle of Darwin. Knowing this to be

grossly incorrect, I sent them a fax informing them that this was

impossible because there were no battleships at the Battle of Darwin. I

also mentioned that, in fact, only five British battleships were sunk

during the entire course of the war, and named them all. The newspaper

printed my comments, which also mentioned the KGV association and

my telephone number in case anyone had any questions.

Consequently, I received a number of calls about this, one from a man

informing me that two more battleships were sunk in Alexandria

harbour in Egypt. I told him they had only rested on the bottom. He said,

.So did all the others!. The truth was that after being holed by limpet

mines placed by the enemy and because Alexandria.s harbour was so

shallow, they could go down only a couple of fathoms or so. These ships

. the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Valiant, both with 15-inch guns

and of 31,000 tons . were seaworthy within a few days. In addition, for

the benefit of the sceptics, it must be pointed out that during the same

era, RMS Queen Elizabeth a Liner that weighed over 80,000 tons was also

in service.

I also received an apoligy for the mistake in reference to the eight Miscellaneous types of warships  sunk at Darwin, which should not have been called Battleships.

Just might slip this in about 'Flagships'.  A flagship is not which most people think it is, that is the biggest and best..
The fact is:  A flag ship can be as of many variables in size and function, even a rowing boat.
The provisio is the same, It must be carrying a 'Flag Officer. Such as an Admiral or Commodore.
The Rear Admirals Flag is white with a red St georges cross
 with two red balls, one in both left cantons, The Vice Admiral flag has only one red ball in the top left canton of his flag, the Full Admirals flag has no balls at all.

Time for my tot, so..."Up Spirits..... Standfast the holy ghost."

Vest back soon.

Question: Which British Admiral was referred to as "OLD GROG".


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

From Vest, In reply to my recent critics.

       Being an Orphan without monetary advantage and with minimal, or better put - inadequate education, and the possibility of a higher education out of reach, the struggle to learn becomes one's own responsibility.
I have only my tutors to blame for any ignorance on my part; and any semblance of intelligence I should be held accountable for.
       I was not a philological prodigy. I lacked that uncanny gift which some people have for language structure which seems akin to a gift for music or calculation. I never became concerned with the metaphysical aspects of language.( I am not interested in Chomsky.That places me.) And I never thought of myself as a 'writer' or though I have tried to become one. I do have the opinion I am a fairly good plodder With an aptitude for grammar when necessary and a love of words understood by the masses.
      Few so called writers have the same abilities each have their own style if not each story would be boring.
      Each story or letter has its own subject matter usually only known to the writer and its objectivity too is important, far  more so if the writer has first hand knowledge of the place or happening. Travel worldwide has broadened my  knowledge giving me more insight to the matter which has to unfold.
     Geoffrey Chaucer was an uneducated buffoon but a great story teller who couldn't spell also I am reliably informed. Bill Shakespeare used hack writers and present day journalists prefabricate or embellish their jargon infested  information in the press and most are implicit one way or another in order to get their story to the public true or false.
     So it would seem the only way to escape misrepresentation is never to commit oneself to any critical judgement that makes an impact - that is, never say anything.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Brits Love Aussieland. The Nation of vegetables. Plus Cricket.

Those lovely British people love Australia, despite the Aussies  desire to become Crickets all time losers. It could be the time again to import a few foreign players by giving a few well paid ball belters a temporary or Keppler Wessells type citizenship.  Retraining depleted and worn mouth wallers such as Andrew  M could solve the wicket keeping crises ( providing he could be fitted with a pair of mouth gloves.
However, the British people still love this sun burnt country and like myself have voted it the best place on Earth to live or just visit.
Australia finished on top place  ahead of Spain and Italy and America was the poor loser.
Tourism  from the U/K was worth $2 Billion a year.
Again However, I have a sneaky feeling most of the money coming in is from Brit pensions being paid to expat Brits living here. At least 30% of my retirement income is sourced from Great Britain.

Most Australians cannot recognise every day vegetables. It could be a nutritionists nightmare. Most adults have know idea what a turnip is let alone a Swede  which was recently spelt Sweed at a  Cole's Supermarket,  Most get in a pickle over naming of vegetables. Quite often at a checkout we are asked by the Check out person "what is or are they'' when bought loose. Prepacks save their brain power.
Most have never heard of an oriental radish (I have had partial success growing them in my garden)
Oriental radishes taste is similar to a turnip, that grow to a length of approx 40 cm and 40 mm circumference. when asked "what are they" by the mature lady at the  checkout; I replied " Oriental radishes" she then says's "Big aren't they". I reply " They sure are; I wish I could get mine to grow as big as them. What followed shall not be mentioned here, but it was downright embarrassing.

Have a rewarding week... back soon ... Vest

Friday, 11 November 2011

Beer Belly Bandit bogged down in Bathroom Window

      The Lakesides burglar who we will call beer belly Bill was caught red handed by a guy  we will call Fred who saw him jammed in his neighbours bathroom window late at night.
Fred's neighbour we will call Alan was contacted by phone at a local club  and minutes later Fred and Alan assessed the situation and it seems the struggling burglar was jammed in the tight fitting window simply because the push up window lever with hole's for varied degrees of opening had come loose and the spoke on the ledge had jammed into his belt buckle.
Beer belly Bills plaintive pleas for help were mingled with the pain he was feeling, he had kicked away the bin which had assisted his entry of  Alan's bathroom window where he was now firmly jammed.
Alan then proceeded to photograph both ends of this writhing monster who was now saying sorry and pleading with Alan not to call the cops, Fred then found Bills wallet and  Alan photocopied his details also extracted the only forty odd dollars which he said was for any repairs to the window, Bill whined about it being all he had, Alan tells him then he won't be getting pissed for a while then.
After cautioning Bill the Burglar that any further activity like this the police would be informed, Fred cut Bills belt around his strides then with a big heave  Bill the burglar fell from the window banging his head as he went six feet down in a crumpled heap, his words before he shuffled off down the road were 'Thanks Fellas".
The following afternoon Alan who was aware of Big bad Bills address knocked at his door when Bill was away and gave his down trodden spouse the forty dollars plus then made it up to $100 telling her to hide it or buy something useful for yourself.
Bill has been barred from the local pub and clubs.

This story  is true, only the names are fictitious. ....Vest

Cricket Test. Australia "ALL OUT for 47".

Last Man in Hits highest score on Debut,... Ducks Galore....But keep calm . this is no reason to commit suicide, the game is not yet over.
Aussie fans 'Have a nice day '.... Vest.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011



If you can read this whole story without laughing then there's absolutely no hope for you. I was crying by the end.

Please take time to read this slowly.

For those of you who have lived in Natal , you know how typical this is. They actually have a Curry cook-off about June/July. It takes up a major portion of a parking lot at the Royal Show in PMB.

Judge #3 was an inexperienced food critic named Frank, who was visiting from America .

Frank: "Recently, I was honoured to be selected as a judge at a Curry Cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge's table asking for directions to the beer garden when the call came in. I was assured by the other two judges ( Natal Indians) that the curry wouldn't be all that spicy and, besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted".

Here are the scorecard notes from the event:


Judge # 1
-- A little too heavy on the tomato. Amusing kick.
Judge # 2
-- Nice smooth tomato flavour. Very mild.
Judge # 3
(Frank) -- Holy shit, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway with it. Took me two beers to put the flames out. I hope that's the worst one. These people are crazy.


Judge # 1
-- Smoky, with a hint of chicken. Slight chilli tang.
Judge # 2
-- Exciting BBQ flavour, needs more peppers to be taken seriously.
Judge # 3
-- Keep this out of the reach of children. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who Wanted to give me the Heimlich manoeuvre! They had to rush in more beer When they saw the look on my face.


Judge # 1
-- Excellent firehouse curry. Great kick.
Judge # 2
-- A bit salty, good use of chilli peppers.
Judge # 3
-- Call 911. I've located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drain Cleaner. Everyone knows the routine by now. Get me more beer before I ignite. Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I'm getting pissed from all the beer.


Judge # 1
-- Black bean curry with almost no spice. Disappointing.
Judge # 2
-- Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a curry.
Judge # 3
-- I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it. Is it possible to burn out taste buds? Shareen, the beer maid, was standing behind me with fresh refills. That 200kg woman is starting to look HOT...just like this nuclear waste I'm eating! Is chilli an aphrodisiac?


Judge # 1
-- Meaty, strong curry. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very impressive.
Judge # 2
-- Average beef curry, could use more tomato. Must admit the chilli peppers make a strong statement.
Judge # 3
-- My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I can no longer focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chilli had given me brain damage. Shareen saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly on it from the pitcher. I wonder if I'm burning my lips off. It really pisses me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Screw them.


Judge # 1
-- Thin yet bold vegetarian variety curry. Good balance of spices and peppers.
Judge # 2
-- The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, and garlic. Superb.
Judge # 3
-- My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous, sulphuric flames. I am definitely going to shit myself if I fart and I'm worried it will eat through the chair. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that Shareen. Can't feel my lips anymore. I need to wipe my arse with a snow cone ice-cream.


Judge # 1
-- A mediocre curry with too much reliance on canned peppers.
Judge # 2
-- Ho hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chilli peppers at the last moment. (I should take note at this stage that I am worried about Judge # 3. He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably).
Judge # 3
-- You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I wouldn't feel a thing. I've lost sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with curry which slid unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava to match my shirt. At least, during the autopsy, they'll know what killed me. I've decided to stop breathing - it's too painful. Screw it; I'm not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air I'll just suck it in through the 4-inch hole in my stomach.


Judge # 1
-- The perfect ending. This is a nice blend curry. Not too bold but spicy enough to declare its existence.
Judge # 2
-- This final entry is a good, balanced curry. Neither mild nor hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge #3 farted, passed out, fell over and pulled the curry pot down on top of himself. Not sure if he's going to make it. Poor man, wonder how he'd have reacted to really hot curry?
Judge # 3
- No Report.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

200,000 Oriental troops storm the beaches of Sydney.

The year Ad 2001.  November 5, WW3  started. Nearly a quarter of a million Oriental troops landed on the Sydney beaches in an attempt to overthrow the Australian Govt and suppress its people and colonise the land.
On the same day in Europe (Guy Fawlkes Day). North European forces landed  1 million troops on the South coast of  England in order to install a Salami culture and destroy England's 'Black Pudding Industry' which had flooded the supermarket shelves on the European Continent.
After several months of conflict on both fronts the Oriental forces decided to give up and retire due to the shortage of dim sims and soy sauce and the resolute defence of the Strayans, and the invaders of England were suffering from ingesting too much Yorkshire pudding and a shortage of vodka.
Many sad tales of these warring incidents have been recounted over the past decade, and so to revive old memories, delegations from the former invading countries, meaning people led by fat cat politicians and travel agents wishing to bring in tourists and aging former combatants to recall their former glory. However the Aussies and the Brits have decided that, this is not on and have built  roads and walls along their beaches to prevent this happening, the walls from Bondi to Palm beach are daubed with signs :"SLOPE'S GO HOME" and in England where  graffiti is not allowed due to a policy of public flogging, people are carrying banners, some saying "Suck off home Ivan"and other rude slogans which cannot be mentioned on this blog.

A similar harangue unfolded in yesterdays press About a wall being built along so called 'Anzac Cove'
along a beach head at Gallipoli in Turkey  Asia Minor, where  in the year of 1915 hundreds of thousands of Turkish servicemen died protecting their homeland from the invading British and Commonwealth troops who eventually gave up their cause and used some commonsense and went home minus about 50,000 dead and twice as many injured.
I realise the importance of this conflict to many Australians regarding their deceased relatives.
However spare a thought for the Turks who fought off invaders who didn't want any part of that war on either side.
I personally find it offensive for some Australians to believe it is their God given right to oppose any changes in the infrastructure of facilities for tourists  at Gallipoli, it is none of their business to interfere on the behalf of money hungry tour operators and seemingly a host of drunken antipodean tourists who leave their rubbish where ever they go.
Whether it be for the tourist dollar or not, I feel certain Australians and Brits would not be so condescending as the Turkish people have been in tolerating former enemies to trample and trash their land.
istanbul tours

Have A peaceful day and may your God be with you.... Back later Vest.

1.. Two blondes walk into a'd think at least one of them would have seen it.

2. Phone answering machine message - '...If you want to buy marijuana, press the hash key..'

3. A guy walks into the psychiatrist wearing only Clingfilm for shorts. The shrink says, 'Well, I can clearly see you're nuts.'

4. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

5. I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him 50 quid that he couldn't reach the meat off the top shelf. He said,
'No, the steaks are too high.'

6. My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him in.

7 A man came round in hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, 'Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!'
The doctor replied, 'I know you can't, I've cut your arms off'.

8. I went to a seafood disco last week.and pulled a muscle.

9. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly.. They lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it.

10. Our ice cream man was found lying on the floor of his van covered with hundreds and thousands. Police say that he topped himself.

11. Man goes to the doctor, with a strawberry growing out of his head.
Doc says 'I'll give you some cream to put on it.'

12. 'Doc I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home'
'That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome. '
'Is it common?'
'It's not unusual.'

13. A man takes his Rotteweiller to the vet. 'My dog is cross-eyed, is there anything you can do for him?'
'Well,' said the vet, 'let's have a look at him'
So he picks the dog up and examines his eyes, then he checks his teeth. Finally, he says, 'I'm going to have to put him down.' 'What? Because he's cross-eyed?'
'No, because he's really heavy'

14. Guy goes into the doctor's. 'Doc, I've got a cricket ball stuck up my bottom.'
'How's that?'
'Don't you start.'

15. Two elephants walk off a cliff...boom, boom!

16. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

17... So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me 'Can you give me a lift?'
I said 'Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it...'

18. Apparently, 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese. There are 5 people in my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mum or my Dad, or my older brother Colin, or my younger brother Ho-Cha-Chu. But I think it's Colin.

19. Two fat blokes in a pub, one says to the other 'Your round.' The other one says 'So are you, you fat bastard!'

20. Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, and the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.

21. 'You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.' So that was nice.'

22. A man walked into the doctors, he said, 'I've hurt my arm in several places'
The doctor said, 'Well don't go there anymore'

23.. Ireland 's worst air disaster occurred early this morning when a small two-seater Cessna plane crashed into a cemetery. Irish search and rescue workers have recovered 2826 bodies so far and expect that number to climb as digging continues into the night.
As it is a miserable looking day outside this may have brought a smile to your face  while I prepare you for my next controversial post coming soon.....back soon... Vest.

Monday, 31 October 2011

The Melbourne Cup, The race supposedly which stops the nation, Or does it?

For starters I am one of many persons who do not go along with that old wives tale, people who have a working brain will totally ignore this cup day hype. Of course if you are a thieving turf accountant (Bookie) it will bring tidings of great joy, Santa clause eat your heart out..
 Horses are better employed pulling carts and ploughs and other means of transport and providing manure for the garden, also rides for kiddies. Old geezers have been known to take this horse riding practice to further their amorous pursuit of buxom blonde  riding instructors. however, I shall not waffle on about that.
If it is your  first visit to the race track, you will be overawed by the constant palaver and near the end you will see fewer happy smiling faces than those with glum faces and empty pockets. But the thing which should be the dead giveaway to punters is you will find more Betting windows than paying out windows.
I lived for two years looking straight at the 'Happy Valley' Race Course  grand stand, from the balcony of our tenth floor Flat in Wongniechong road in Honkers it was about 500 metres away.. those days long gone, I would use the mile long track for exercise, a six minute round trip. Never bet ever, bad for the mortgage.
However, this old chestnut always reminds me of the old saying ' pack it in while your in front'.
Following is an excerpt from my memoirs.
Mrs Fraser.s son, Bob was serving on the Australian Destroyer HMAS

Nizam the D15. It accompanied us on our visits to the Japanese conflict

up north. Bob gave me the address of a nice lady, aged eighteen, who

lived in Richmond, Melbourne when we were there quite by chance (or

so we were told) when the Melbourne Cup was held after the war on 6

November 1945.

At the time, I had one arm and an entire leg in plaster casts due to a

serious accident, it was also strange that a member of our crew bore the

same name as one of the horses in the race .Rainbird.

The bookie said .Yeah okay, Jack. I.ll take your bet. and stated that

I.would stand a better chance of winning the Melbourne Cup on crutches than

I would with a Sydney jockey on a South Australian horse which had

recently escaped from the knackers yard.

 After .Rainbird. beat the field with Billy Cook on board, I felt quite smug. The odds were about
twelve to one, I think. These winnings were added to from my 14/1 each way
bet on the third horse to finish, its name Leonard. I just could not resist.

But my first ever bet and win never made me addicted to the sport.

B T W. They who are not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing, but don't bet on it.

Back later Vest...... have a punting good day.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Has the whole civilised world gone nuts?


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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Should Australia outsource all drug crime problems to Malaysia and Singapore

          Do not continue reading if you are a wimp or squeamish.
Draconian Drug laws in Malaysia and Singapore deciding the fate of Australian drug users and peddlers. would save the treasury a heap of revenue to be usefully spent elsewhere.
The families of drug paddlers and users could be indicted for not informing on those, who have knowingly profited from  this illegal activity.
Those people who would normally stand trial in Australia and if convicted - which would probably be the best case scenario, would serve out their time in Australia with enormous cost to the taxpayer.
Well not if I had my way.
These morons should be given a one way ticket to either Singapore or Malaysia depending on who was available.  Offenders could then be instructed to finance their defence with their ill gotten gains or in special circumstances which would be far cheaper than in Australia.
Should by the odd chance a miscarriage of justice occur and these offenders were acquitted (which would be highly unlikely)  a minimal five year custodial sentence with hard labour for wasting taxpayers money would be ordered without any argument.
Those convicted  in Malaysia or Singapore would be subject to local laws  and punishments which befit the crime. The most lenient and most unlikely happy ending for miscreants could be several  years in a cheaply run Asian jail but funded by Australia, again saving our taxpayers heaps.
But beware you druggies who are smarter than most , a finders fee for dobbing in you guys is on its way.and should you fall foul of the law it would be adios amigo. Fortunately but more is the pity they do not burn assholes at the stake anymore, but for entertainment value about the best.
Where you would wind up, they like to expedite a swift departure from this life of yours with a going away party, meaning a necktie party.
Should this grand Idea fail to impress our Malay and Singaporean  friends,  the Australian Govt could find other ways for it to be economically implemented within Australia by a totalitarian Govt voted in by the masses fed up to the teeth with a unhealthy diet of labour MS G - but shrewed enough not to have our country run by a Bud Abbot - Lou Costello right wing outfit.
This new Humanitarian Govt would appeal to the righteous among us, and those willing to follow its doctrine of  health happiness and stability and a fair go for all, with a no slackers policy plus a maximum income rule, meaning Celebs Misc would be restricted to a forty sq home and one well paid assistant. plus a higher I/Tax bracket imposed.
To  get the ball rolling our new govt would flog off the fleet of  Collins class subs for scrap likewise all out dated Yankee military junk and installing an arsenal of Nuke  ICBMs pointed at possible intruders' and installing a mine field to prevent illegals and modern aircraft purely for defence and not political jaunts. Also mandatory military training although brief would  be compulsory for all,  fit persons from all  religious denominations and callings, no one excused. Poker machines and other gaming excesses stopped, Clubs would impose a pay for entry rule and excess bouncers would be shipped backed to Samoa and New Zealand. Television  would be available only three days per week at the weekend except for news and Govt authorised programs.  This would encourage sedentary blobs from sitting on their ass half the day .
A new entertainment to rival Boring Thugby and Tennis and that other weird game played in Vic land.
Very similar to pin the tail on the Donkey will dominate mid week entertainment, only this will be Roman amphitheatre stuff. By using the vacant sports ground facilities  A small entrance fee for what  would be called the evening games, deducted before your arrival with the date of your entertainment and at which venue.
These games would be similar to the 1789  French style  peasant public entertainment called 'Waving goodbye to your 'Bourgeois,' these would be held weekly on alternate days to suit all.. Special Bi annual events where offending elevated Gentry and High profile persons will dominate the proceedings, will have an attached title such as 'Judge Jeffery's Day' and 'Albert Pierrepoint' Day.
The greater the crime or better still the  more prominent the person such as high profile celebs, thieving bankers and lying politicians will be afforded these departure dates to be viewed by those lucky to win a seat at the venue, this will be decided by public ballot, tickets may be transferable., but not for profit.
At the scene of the action you will notice the absence of the traditional scaffold where the prisoner drops below the  floor level out of sight and by doing so spoils the scene of the convicted wretch with bulging eyes  in his shite filled pants twitching and struggling until pronounced deceased, although it is not compulsory to view this; by looking away,. However, the more fun filled days are when at least four offenders are put on the rotary gibbet  with limbs secured and stretched from neck to toes without hoodies. An adjacent Oompa band plays songs like "here we go round the mulberry bush and ring a ring a roses "while a clown tickles their noses, then like the musical chair thingy one of the offenders drops and the band plays "Goodbye; it was so good to know you". On some special occasions large over weight offenders add to the gore and misery by leaving their heads behind to roll around the platform. this in turn freaks out the three remaining offenders who pray for quick dispatching.

The mid week venues at sports ovals earmarked for public punishment displays also provide an area where dummies dressed as drunken P platers, disqualified drivers, pedophiles and more, where for a payment of a modest fee persons may  thrash the buttocks  of the dummies which in turn sets off a sound of screaming, 'just like the real thing.'
Later people who are to be caned in similar ways as previously described, are lined up. First offenders receive six of the best from a large rattan cane. second and third offenders receive twelve and eighteen of the best respectively. Few will ever return for the eighteen strokes to be repeated.
Only the aged and frail, and persons under thirteen years of age will be lucky to escape these spectacular shows where the aim is to promote non violence, perpetrators will suffer such penalties as was aforementioned.
But of course none of this is likely to be enacted  by our ongoing Wimpy Parliamentary voices of the people right now or ever, this is due to the ever accelerating volume of criminal activity, mainly led by the nefarious and greedy leaders in society allowing order to generate towards total anarchy where only the strong survive to be struck down by the last of the few who will perish at the finale.

Questions are:
 Do you agree there should be capital punishment for all pre meditated homicide?
Should women be excluded from these laws or have an  alternative punishment to flogging ? (be careful)
Should flogging plus a fine and disqualification be imposed on repeat drunken speeding drivers?
Do you advocate desexing for sexual deviates and pedophiles. or a simple flogging such as twelve of the best on the bum.with a prescription of eighteen of the best for those who never learn?
And finally: Do you agree that a severe caning for home and schoolyard bullies also spouse beating, would fit the crime on each and all occasions?

How would you deal with these Anti Social problems.

Anonymous callers welcome. ......Back Later Vest.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Two year old Toddler dies.

(BEIJING) — A toddler who was twice run over by vans and then ignored by passers-by on a busy market street in southern China has died a week after the accident and after days of bitter soul-searching in the country.

A nurse in the intensive care unit of the Guangzhou Military District General Hospital confirmed that the 2-year-old girl, Wang Yue, died early Friday. She declined to reveal the cause of death, saying it would be announced later.(See more analysis of the incident that has scarred China's conscience.)

The plight of the child, nicknamed Yueyue, came to symbolize what many Chinese see as a decay in public morals after decades of headlong pursuit of economic growth. Her death touched off another round of hand-wringing. Many comments posted to social media sites said "we are all passers-by."

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

After toddler is lerft to die,China disquieted.


Yueyue, hit by truck, China
Yueyue, a 2-year-old, moments before she is hit by a truck in Foshan City in China.
(Credit: via Youku)
The video from Foshan City of Guangdong Province in China is unequivocal: A two-year-old is seen lying in a pool of blood on a market street having just been hit by a truck, which sped away after slowly running over her with its back wheels too, after which more than a dozen people walk around the toddler, non offering help.

The child, named Yueyue, survived the accident, after a 56-year-old rag collector finally came to her rescue and dragged her out of the road, but not before a second truck hit the girl, according to China Daily. She is now, however, in rough shape - "brain dead," doctors say - and is unlikely to survive.

By itself, the video (WARNING: Graphic violence) has sparked worldwide news reports, and within China it has led to a serious discussion about public values.

The state-run news agency, Xinhua, writes: "High moral standards were once triumphed as national pride in China where individuals known for selflessly helping others were adored by the public. But in recent years, the perception of a decline of morals has become a hot topic as profit and materialism are perceived to be affecting society's values. On Sept. 2, an 88-year-old man in central China collapsed, his face striking the pavement. Yet, no one came to his aid, and he ended up choking to death on the blood from his nose."

According to many internet commentators, the relatively new tendency in China to ignore those in desperate need can be blamed on the "Nanjing judge."

Chinese news aggregator writes that phrase refers to "the 2006 case of a man named Peng Yu who helped a woman to the hospital after she had fallen only to have the old woman accuse him of knocking her down. The Nanjing judge in that case ultimately ruled that common sense dictated that only the person who hit her would take her to the hospital."

Several reports claim police have apprehended both drivers that ran over the girl and fled the scene. However, public anger seems to be mostly directed at the many who did nothing when helping was the only right moral call.

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Monday, 17 October 2011

The I G A Supermarket, Birthday Special, Complete stuff up.

Where I live on the Central coast of NSW IN Australia we are blessed with a fair selection of options when it comes to supermarket shopping. Within a radius of eight klms there are to my knowledge no fewer than seven supermarkets, some of which who recently  started advertising specials on a Wednesday instead of the usual pension and social security hand out day on Thursdays. Not to be out done the next move was by another supermarket to get their specials out on Tuesday. However, to get their nose in front of the big guys, the smallest supermarket chain has gone to the extreme and  has  advertised that their "Big Birthday Bonus" Today Mon Oct 17,
I G A  Stores are open from seven am to eight pm and nearest store is minutes away. It is advertising more than a dozen major specials. So having nothing better to do but  help the struggling store we arrived at the nearest I G A store in Buff Point. I recall seeing this store quite sometime back when we called at  the Booze shop next door.
The first thing which drew our attention was the fact we were sharing a forty space car park with two other vehicles., Very quiet not much action.
On entering the store we felt we had arrived back into the fifties, I thought to myself  how F*#(^)#*#) Quaint. The first thing we saw on our tour of the store was the meat dept was probably less in size than my large fridge and box home, and the following advertised specials -Beef Boneless Sirloin steak @$10/99 a kilo, Lamb Forequarter chops @$8/99 a kilo, Beef Bolar blade roast, @ $7/99 a kilo Chicken thigh fillets skin off @$8/99 a kilo plus several other items were either invisible or un available. We bought  a tray of six pork chops @ $6/99 a kilo ( especially blessed by the Rabbi) and a few other items not amounting to much, and were told by a store employee that the meat delivery had been held up and they were uncertain when it would arrive. The checkout  arrangement was particularly slow and without any formalities, and on leaving I wondered how on earth that particular shop survives in an otherwise vibrant market, but it does somehow, I wish it well but it will not on my visiting list in the future.

Go to  or call 1800 622 549.

It was wet and windy in the Sydney Met area over the weekend with the the promise of Sunny balmy weather for the remainder of the week, But not as such unless my marbles are wobbling as I recall the Fri - Sat and Sunday as warm to hot  and today we have had much piddling down and cool with overcast skies...."The only truth is that which is not uttered".

Back soon ....Vest.....Oh and have a nice sunny week.

Vest Has Left the Building

To advise that Vest (Les Bowyer) passed away this morning. Regards, Chris (Son).