Monday, 27 June 2011

Weather Again, 'C'Tax. And Legless.Eccleslastical Nutter. + Thugby League.

Several days of fine weather with warm Midday sunshine, a few cool nights with early morning dew. being able to sit and ponder in the garden - a blessing. Most of the regular bird visitors now take me for granted, watching me hand feed the magpie family has made the large black crow family less cautious,  a peck from their huge beaks could cause concern.

It seems the Clan major birthday period has arrived, From 48 known blood Rello's worldwide, fifteen in fact are Cancerians, which would include my parents, my wife two sons and myself.

It is enough to say that the rugby league season gives me the chance to speed up the reading of my fav/newspaper by avoiding the last ten or more pages, the last inner page reported the introduction of female refs in the game; most would be built like brick dunnies  and be  of Maori, Tongan or Samoan ancestry 250poud (18 stone)Amazons. or baby boomers plus.YUK!!

The carbon tax fiasco continues.When the carbon tax is implemented, what can we as tax payers, expect in return for our dollars? Will there be sunshine all the time? will it only rain at night and when it is needed? will there be no more drought and floods? Will M S Gillard become Queen Canute and order the tides to stop? Surely if we are paying tax we have a right to expect something in return.

"God has forgiven me, I was legless  And now I am walking " Another American eccleslastical Nutter has escaped a long jail sentence for being way over the limit also crashing his rented vehicle and others after a bout  of double shot drinking. An equally incompetent magistrate with creationist leanings saved the shabbily dressed and unshaven Yank and sent him on his biblical way.
Will Holy father suits with dog collars become fashionable attire for future Friday night Grog Fests?

Happy birthday Tony.
Will be busy tomorrow ... will be back soon.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Another beautiful day plus a multitude of congrats pour in for 58th Anniversary..and Misc.

Same as yesterday ;  just beautiful to sit in a sunny sheltered area besieged by birds of multi species, I wonder if their hunger fuelled devotion to me would change if they were aware we ate chicken roast for dinn dinns.
Thank you Rosemary for your beautiful card and Large Bottle of Bailey's, Which no doubt Rosemary will enjoy later in the day. Her single card on the shelf is devoid of company. BTW we have about 20 grown family members in the land of OZ  average first union time about 5 years not even a seven year itch, so navigating  a stretch of 58 years would seem effectively impossible - probably frightening too.
I suppose it depends on the luck of the draw, I was lucky second time around, wouldn't swap her for Quids.oxoxox.

"The Best is yet to be".......Vest..... back soon.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Beaut Day, Couldn't wish for better. Plus civil war.

Up early this Sunday morning at 8-30, It had been a bit chilly getting into the PJ's earlier at 1 am; the starlit sky and full moon contributed to a frosty winters night, a peek through the bedroom curtains after a hurried trip to the dunny revealed a beautiful cloudless blue sky.
We had returned late last night from our club where nearest and dearest and I found the music (The Shuffle Boys)much more to our liking than the normal serve of 'Bang Clang Tripe', on this occasion we tripped the light fantastic or similar although, not quite as good as in the past, after a few minutes my back ached and my legs turned to jelly.
Back home at midnight we turned  on the TV to a pre recorded program 'Heart Beat' where one of the plots included a funny or pathetic re enactment of a 1600's English Civil war skirmish, re Olly Cromwell's New Model Army. Quite coincidentally but not intentional was the fact the program was shown on the 18th June 2011 the Anniversary of the Battle of Chalgrove Field, Eng/Civil War Fought at  0900 Thursday, 18th June 1643. (Read about it) My main interest is the fact I lived in the house named 'Chalgrove Field' back in the thirties.
It is now 3-08 pm  there is now a slight warm breeze coming from the north , still no cloud formations; clear as a bell and the sun although not high is a blessing from last weeks torrential rain.
Now is the time for sowing in the garden as the sun will start to track high on Wednesday  bringing warmer midday temps, sadly the night will remain cold until September.
Although I don't like to admit it, after sixty years of driving I must now have a driving test as well as a Medical, the next few days will be busy swotting and trying to make myself appear to be fit, dressing young helps too I have been told... we'll see, Black jeans rolled up sleeves punk haircut; keys condom box and cell phone attached to a black belt and professional driving gloves. what do you reckon?
I am allowed three strikes, if I fail I'll be back to my bike in the shed.
Must go now, I am the family Chef today we have dinner earlier on Sundays, will be back to spell check.
OK, Done, now Posting..... back later in the week, Have Fun..... Vest.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Why I shall not post Grimy police and political stories in the future, + fine weather

A letter to friends and relatives.
Fine weather at last  after about 20 cm of rain over the past week. This applies to the local district where I live, out back NSW is still cleaning up after flooding, there will be fewer drought  complaints for a while. Haven't heard much from rello's in blighty recently, must be bucket and spade time. despite the cricket being washed out again.
Tonight Macfarlanes lantern will have waxed to its fullest.TSHS will be gadding around the skyline on her broomstick and being Saturday local grog filled  loonies will be out in force.

The best  petrol discounter 20cents per liter is still the Cat house in Sydney I mentioned recently, the
best supermarket discount only 4cents per liter. Only the wicked benefit

Listening to the radio and Television also absorbing page after page of dodgy goings on by our peers, masters and leaders in the faith industry, you will be better served by getting it first hand and with more detail; by clicking on to the pages of my favorite news paper, which for a paltry sum of $154-7o, and a saving of $45-00 off the stand price, can be delivered to your residence free for six months. Of course this only applies to NSW Australian persons.
However, Google Sydneydaily telegraph you will get a free sticky beak into the goings on in Australia's most populated state(did you know that a quarter of the Oz population live in and around the Sydney met and greater 50Klm rad area. This does not mean that NSW skinflints should not fork out for their favorite newspaper. This info is primarily for overseas persons like Poms Septics and Canucks , also NuZillenders who are very vague about the unusual and sometimes sordid and of course the sensitive and sad family stories which emerge at breakfast time, which help us worry for the rest of the day, or have bad dreams if your working a night shift.
So what are you waiting for, start clicking, there is stuff like police sexual harassment there that I have briefly mentioned before. Have fun . Back soon


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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

North Korea has nuke

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SEOUL - North Korea has probably succeeded in miniaturizing a nuclear device, South Korea's defense minister said on Monday, an advance that would in theory allow the hermit state to place an atomic warhead on a rocket.

Regional powers have for years tried -- with a mix of aid offers and punitive sanctions -- in vain to stop Pyongyang pressing ahead with a nuclear weapons program it argues is a necessary defense against a hostile United States and South Korea with which it still has no peace treaty to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War.

Kim Kwan-jin offered no evidence to back his assertion but said the North had had enough time for such a development.

"It has been quite a while, enough time for them to have succeeded in miniaturization," he told a parliamentary defense committee.

If true, it would mark a key advance in the North's drive to develop a functioning nuclear weapon though that threat appears to be potential rather than actual.

It detonated nuclear devices in 2006 and 2009 but neither was considered by weapons experts to have been successful, though they say the impoverished state has enough fissile material for up to 10 nuclear weapons.

It is believed to be preparing a third test at a test site on its east coast.

The North has also been working, so far with little success, to build a missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon across the Pacific, as far as the United States.

Talks with major powers on its nuclear weapons program have been on ice for more than two years though the North has signaled it wants them to resume.

However, both the United States and key allies South Korea and Japan have been reluctant to head back into negotiations which in the past have rewarded the North for little if anything in return.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Frozen British Pensions. A change from global warming.


Will Australian businesswoman support frozen pensions campaign?

Thérèse Rein, one of Australia's most successful businesswomen, is likely to be the next prominent figure to be asked by frozen pensioner lobbyists to champion their cause.
05 May 2011

Australian PM told to use royal wedding to unfreeze her parents' pensions

Prime minister Julia Gillard has been asked to broach the plight of frozen expat pensioners with David Cameron during her visit to the royal wedding on behalf of the British Pensions in Australia (BPiA) organisation, of which her Welsh emigre parents are members.
29 Apr 2011

Weakness of sterling could force older expats back to UK

Over half of expat Britons aged over 55 are sending money back to the UK, fuelling speculation that a growing number of people are planning to give up on life abroad.
15 Apr 2011

Budget has failed frozen-out pensioners, says expat

As debate over the 2011 Budget continues, a key figure in the frozen pensions debate has spoken out against the continued refusal of the Government to help British retirees living in poverty abroad.
24 Mar 2011

Elderly expats frozen out

By moving abroad, pensioners would save the Exchequer billions of pounds in health and social care costs - highly desirable at a time when the UK needs to make deep cuts to its welfare budget. So why isn't the government doing more to encourage it?
16 Mar 2011

Expat British veterans say they will hand back medals if pensions remain frozen

A petition from over 100 expat veterans protesting against the frozen pensions policy is to be presented to pensions minister Steve Webb today - with some veterans claiming they will hand back their medals if the policy is not reversed.
16 Dec 2010

Frozen pensions: why decent people are suffering indignity in their final days

Nick Stace, a former communications adviser to Gordon Brown, explores why the frozen pensions scandal has been so overlooked by the Government.
01 Dec 2010

Frozen pensions: an open letter to Steve Webb

Telegraph Expat is campaigning for an end to the injustice suffered by 'frozen' expat pensioners. Here, our finance specialist Alison Steed writes an open letter to pensions minister Steve Webb.
01 Dec 2010

A tale of two sisters

Pat and Bunty Dixon are retired sisters, one living in Austria and one in South Africa, who epitomise the problem with expat pensions.
19 Apr 2010
Frozen British Pensions

Reply to Anonymous Abdul Towel head from W U Bloggers Cairo

Posted: 12 Jun 2011 09:53 PM PDT
Well bully for you, if you fear the scriptures, and the Koran and your rabbi's or mullahs, and respect for lying priests who are nothing but wankers( Or should be!!)most are sodomite's or bum bandits.
If you wish to live or die by your archaic dis proven laws; so be it, however,don't force them down other people's throats.

Missionaries Kate & Sidney were put in the pot by the natives, Chief say "Make good Steak & Kidney pie". The only good they ever did was to feed the hungry and oppressed

BTW, Why don't you try to discover how Atheists or in my case Infidels, give good values to their progeny.

Values differ between the host of religious denominations, that is why there is so much conflict when one sect pits its wits against other sects, lies battling lies.

Common courtesy is the required median. a set of international guidelines acceptable to all without interference from sectarianism.

Anymore religious tripe or the mention of the inane mutterings of W U B. by you or others will be deleted..Find another outlet OK? now shove off sport and stop stuffing up my weekend.
What we need in this world is more people who specialise in the impossible.

Vest ......back soon.

BTW : Are there people who can differentiate between Sorcerism, Witchcraft, Religion and Fairy tales?
               Only the unspoken word may contain the truth.

Saturday, 11 June 2011



Tonight  due to the long weekend. drunken loonies will be creating havoc on the roads and for the emergency staff in your local hospital. Warnings have little effect on these people who wind up killing themselves and others due to their thoughtlessness.

There is only one more days supply left.
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service yesterday said blood supplies had plummeted to dangerously low levels, nationally the supply stands at nearly two days.
The sad thing is only 3% of Australians had given blood in the past year.
So come on you guys , Those pretty Dracula's are waiting , all they need each time you go is about half an armful.
This message also goes out to the people of all Nations. If you can find time to sit around the home for no useful purpose or at a loose end, get up and get down to your local blood bank.
" Don't know where it is " look in the telephone directory.
You will probably be saving some persons life, doesn' t that make you feel good.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. Come on then you heard me get up and go 'Now'.

Enjoy a rewarding weekend........ back soon..... Vest.


Friday, 10 June 2011

A sort of stalemate not a lot happening. except for...........feeling lucky!!

Just finished brekky; the sun is out  no clouds - could be warmer today after the crisp and cold winds coming in across the Tasman from the South, later  it should be nice in the garden sheltered from the wind.  the nervous crow who visits our garden came within three feet of me to be fed, still hand feeding three visiting magpies; one magpie perched briefly on my hand; it's the first and last time ( claws like needles).
We have had three lotto wins in the past three weeks-about time - but not  a sit on your ass for life amount, I am becoming greedy now because really i am quite satisfied with my lot both present and the er future?.
1210 pm back from the garden, Received a strange email from my fav newspaper, reads....

Daily Telegraph
Sunday Telegraph
Dear Mrs Sharma,
Subscriber number: 197028
As a loyal reader, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph are giving you even more value for the price of your subscription.

Your subscription to The Daily Telegraph opens doors to exclusive offers and competitions.
A complete on line 'Cock up' by the Sydney Daily Telegraph. Definitely would not be harbouring
'Anyone with such a moniker.' A bit weird ennit?

A 'Thank you to those two relatives replying to recent communications re B/cards and the like, maybe the other score or so may have dishonest mailmen or have forgotten who sent it,  maybe in the future I will have a temporary  bout of 'Old Timers' and forget too. Then again it may have already happened in my case , who am I to judge, must ask Nearest and Dearest has she picked up any marbles lately.

Haven't had news from the Norfolk rello's or the Midsommer M-----s location rello's, always expecting an epistle from Bro-in Law Dick, er Richard. Thank you Oxford ites and Channel Tunnellers and also the saucy solents and Pomponians.
After noon nap......
Evening Meal er Tea - Dinner. Chris is still asleep; his din dins in the micro wave. Rosemary has popped out to the club around the corner for the Sunday meat raffle;( the Aussie version of Sunday  evensong)
Ah What's this!
Email just arrived.
Sunday Telegraph
Dear Mr xxxxxxthats me Vest.....edited.
Subscriber number: 61136
It has come to our attention that a number of our subscribers may have received e-mails this morning, with the wrong customer details contained within them. The mistake was due to a technological issue in our IT department. Please be assured that none of your other details have been used, and any confidential information remains secure.

Your subscription to The Daily Telegraph opens doors to exclusive offers and competitions.
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Now in its seventh year, the prideofaustralia™ medal has grown from strength to strength and has uncovered many heart-warming, inspiring, courageous stories about everyday people whose extraordinary actions make us all proud to be Australian.

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Are your kids Spelling Bee Champions?
"Do they spell check the Daily Telegraph, I Dun Fink So' then again it's their prerogative. misspelled recently as perogative.
I think it is time for a J D or J W which ever comes to hand first,
Everyone have a delightful weekend.  Another LWE for the reigning monarchs birthday depending you are not from Nuzilland or a Western Australian.

Cor stone the crows - Back soon......Vest.,

Friday, 3 June 2011

Pleasing weather plus a disgusting fish recipe.and a Boxing Bludger.

       IT is not raining or blowing and the sun is out and the clouds have gone, simply put, a very pleasant day. It really makes one feel good.
The not too pretty check out chick asked the question," Whats the weather like outside"?
Although it was raining the other day I replied " Beautiful sunshine; just like you  sweety Absolutely gorgeous".
Made her day....."Be kind to someone today'"

Whole Morwong barbecued in banana leaves. Sounds disgusting 'dunnit' yuk...Like Rats stewed in a dunny can..
 A recipe discovered in my Fav newspaper today.
Morwong alias Gemfish strangely enough is usually pleasant eating although way behind most other edible fish mainly the more expensive fish like salmon and barramundi.
Fish should taste like fish, not like a mashed toilet roll disguised with miscellaneous herbs and spices and barbecued, such as chopped red onion, garlic, ginger, coriander root, chillies,, turmeric, cumin, coconut cream,salt and lime wedges.. However, this recipe could quite easily be used as a Colon Clearing Agent, but make certain you don't intend to travel soon after ingesting it.

News from the land of the Long White Cloud, Aotearoa Nu-Zilland aka Kiwiland.
 UNFIT for work but fit enough to fight.
New Zealand welfare officials are investigating a sickness beneficiary who is to fight All Blacks Midfielder Sonny Bill Williams in a charity boxing match.
Alipate Liava'a, 43, who was expected to earn $6,000 for the fight, has been claiming sickness benefit for an injured elbow.
Williams will make enough to donate $100,000 to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing."

Everyone. Have a wonderful weekend.....Back soon.... Vest.

Vest Has Left the Building

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