Showing posts from February, 2011

Not a great deal of change. "Ti's The last day of our summer in Strayer..

The past fortnight's  variation with the temperature has been either cool , wet or hot and blistering and today overcast  with drizzle, meaning hot and sweaty. We get it all in Oz including snow ice frost, dust storms, floods drought and er is there anything I have missed? Sitting by a cooling fan makes life more bearable, but getting along with life without a fan chasing you brings you down to earth. I rarely drink alcohol nowadays , however, the head problems continue to run amok when unexpected. I am learning to live with the problem  I was advised that there was little that could be done to rectify the malady. My memory is good and other thought processes are excellent. The waterworks problem is under control, the 'Flomax tabs' which sent me into a spin for days did the job OK but tended to make one's legs buckle after taking them for two weeks, I now only take one every two weeks, but the furthest up the wall comp will be a thing of the past. Not much to report

I am losing sleep, Quand arrivera-t-il a' destination ?

Sleeping lying flat on a Swedish flat pack may suit some hardy sub continent persons , but those in the Sydney comfort zone have needs to be fulfilled sharpish and with little delay as possible. If you ever thought shopping at a Swede store was confusing, try dealing with customer service. Ms B, bought a mattress from a Sydney store in October and was told the bed base  would be available in five weeks. This didn't happen. so earlier this month MS B,took matters into her own hands. One staff member said over the phone that the base was in stock. MS B was driven for forty minutes to the store only to be told by another staff member that it wasn't in stock. MS B made the two speak to each other. It suddenly was in stock again but not available. The first staff member called the next day and said a base was available. MS B paid by credit card and a delivery time was set. Come the time of the deliver, a third staff member rang to say the base was not in stock. MS B said this


FAMILY HISTORY REQUIRED BY SCHOOLS Parents will be asked to answer a mini census about their families in a sweeping crackdown on violent and disruptive students. Its a shame that the Cane hanging on the blackboard easel has disappeared , then most of these problems would be avoided. However, It seems from next year it will be compulsory for all parents to reveal if their child has been suspended, expelled or involved in violent incidents. Failure to answer these sinister and intrusive questions on violence , not telling the the complete truth or giving false information, will prevent the child from being enrolled. What the forms ask parents. MY ANSWER What is your highest year of primary or secondary school completed? YES What is the highest university qualification achieved? DUNNO What is your occupation? MYOB Does the Parent or Carer speak other than English at home? SOMETIMES Has the enrolling student any history of violence? DUNNO Are you aware of any incide

LETTER TO Julia (Australian Prime Minister)

LETTER TO Julia (Australian Prime Minister Dear Julia Let's put the seniors in jail and the criminals in a nursing home. This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.They'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and they'd receive money instead of paying it out. They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool and education. Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ's and legal aid would be free, on request. Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens. Each senior could have a PC a TV

Hardly a Loving Way to Save. Will 'Electricity Day' become a public holiday?

Valentines day prompted the NSW Premier Christine Keneally to waive the initial cost of becoming hitched. Most people are aware that this forthcoming election would Create lots of pork barreling and minor juicy incentives to vote for the next bunch of loonies seeking control over our lives. The (Labour) Premier of NSW Australia Kristina Keneally increased the election's vagueness quotient by announcing that, for the next joyful twelve months only, people contemplating marriage will not pay the customary Au$45-00 licence fee. Desperately seeking votes Kristina explained, "That's not an everyday election giveaway, this is a small gesture on behalf of the State Govt to share the bliss of Valentines day. Although I am not totally influenced by this priceless gesture, any contribution to ease one' s financial stress received from Govt coffers should be grasped by the love lorn. The future of marriage is very sketchy for the newcomer, if you are experiencing problems p

Has Canada been relocated to the Indian Sub Continent?

Am I missing something, as these monikers are not Canuk. Canada 1st Innings - All out Runs Balls 4s 6s Davison b Shahzad 1 2 0 0 Kumar b Broad 3 4 0 0 Gunasekera c Prior b Broad 7 16 1 0 Bagai c Pietersen b Broad 5 9 1 0 Hansra lbw b Shahzad 1 3 0 0 Surkari c Collingwood b Yardy 22 45 3 0 Cheema c Bell b Broad 93 71 10 5 Chauhan lbw b Broad 44 74 3 1 Patel c Strauss b Collingwood 13 25 2 0 Baidwan c Collingwood b Tredwell 14 17 2 0 Rao not out 6 13 0 0 Extras 2nb 12w 4lb 18 Total all out 227 (46.1 ovs) This was a recnt game played earlier this week......Vest.

"How do you rate your Neighbours"

"Remember you are their neighbour too" Are your own odd traits peculiar to them, or are you the perfect neighbour or a pushover for them to exercise their neighbourly bullying. I shall assess my present neighbours later on in this post. To purchase a house in my neighbourhood would cost an arm and a leg, not withstanding its position which will be crucial to us oldies when the authorities condemn us to using public transport on reaching 85years of age and restrict you to local limits or deem you as a danger to the public and cancel ones drivers licence. Our long lease residence is between two to four minutes walk to all we need,  such as doctors dentists (if you still have teeth like myself) then there is a huge supermarket, two pharmacies, newsagent, butchers, garage and spares, restaurants, bakery,  two real estate and a bean counter two ambulance chasers and a fire station and more, that is the reason for us wanting to stay put. We moved here five years ago from a hous

March State Elections, think carefully and vote wisely.

My local  oriental apothecary has reminded me to clamour for the gold card again during this forthcoming State Erection. I reminded him that it was a Federal issue and also his pronunciation of basic English needed tidying. Expect many new faces to front up on State Election day. This is due to the mass exodus of poorly performing labour lay-abouts and others taking their ill gotten  pensions. Here is an old hot potato to spice up the occasion. Red versus Blue Politicin Aint what it seems to be. AUSTRALIAN GENERAL ELECTIONS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2007. SYDNEY Town in the land of OZ was in a pre election frenzy. The two main Antagonists were a newcomer to fed politics (labor) bloke, Saint Kevin Rudd wearing red. and the (conservative -Liberal) Dead beat Bush suckhole and chicken Hawk Prime Miniature, J, Winnie, Howard in blue. Now both of these sharpies were no more trustworthy than a rabid robbers dog. Rolling into town from way back beyond the black stump; was Wally Dodd

A Cool Change !! But not for long, also Cricket in a 'Spin' again.

  Yes it has been a trifle warm recently with the weather pundits screaming  "Its the hottest it has ever been since gawd knows when" "Hot as Hell" Say's the recently resurrected ? Meteorological office spokesperson. We are now experiencing a cool change, and in my office as I write the temp is now a modest 23 C or 70 F, without fans or air/con, Within two hours of shopping time  I scored over a half century in public (yanks ignore this) It is called heat scoring, The Batsman scores one run for every mention of heat, four runs for any heat - themed cliche and six for humidity. The English gentleman's depleted cricket team fed up with the heat and not winning the toss have departed from Australia to cooler climes, Graeme Swann the England spinner already back in the U/K, was his usual funny self; saying "Phenomenal  Sunday dinner by the wife. I might even let her sleep indoors tonight. However, we made it through the six day sweat fest, with even hi