Showing posts from 2012

Cor blimey, What a night !

Got back to our castle from the club Via my mates house about 2am, much goings on - still a bit of  swearing and people necking in the shrubbery, the bang clang music still blaring due to the neighbours being away places distant, I slept in the gardener's cottage(Shed) til 0800, was wakened by the visiting family of magpies tucking into several piles of vomit amid the cans bottles a broken glass reminiscent of a Barry Dog's Head Barby and general piss up. The local handyman had been summoned to clean up the chaos and had just returned from the local park after depositing the last three drunks from our back garden. Previously invitations had been sent to people with an option to bring a friend and their own grog and for those who were poor a selection of the cheapest plonk was available from the family cellar. Several half cooked steaks on the Barby being attacked by ants were cut up and fed to a couple of large crows, one of whom had flown off earlier with a condom so I was inf

So the world will not end today after all.

What a shame, we could have enjoyed a merry Christmas and a happy end of the world all in one, dun fink its gonnahappen folks; so we may now continue our debauchery murder and love-hate relationships until the next stupid prediction.... Australia luckily has an advantage over most of the world and should be the first to experience the planet's doom, as predicted by ancient soothsayers of the extinct Mayan civilisation which disappeared a fair while back, so any further advice from the archives of these extinct geezers should be taken with a pinch of salt - or garlic if you are Latino or Hispanic....... Much more likely; is that we will all still be here come Saturday, in one form or another. Hopefully this could be the end for end of the world predictions...... Tomorrow pinch yourself to be sure....... Back soon Vest. BTW.For those readers of my blog who live on other planets, and I know a few of these non earthlings, Watch it Mate, your next.

Someone is actually reading my blogs.

Very few of my callers who comment on this blog are relatives. Hands up those who have called recently, It would help to compile my LWAT which is lacking legatees. Thank you Gerry for your glowing report on Christmas. Plus your Christmas good wishes, purely out of politeness in response to my own good wishes to you. Gerry said Sunday, December 16, 2012 Christmas I have trouble with Christmas. I am not a Christian. I am an agnostic with atheistic leanings who thinks Jesus was a dissident Jewish rabbi and brilliant spiritual teacher who got crucified for upsetting the religion-political apple cart. I'm quite impressed by his Sermon on the Mount, but that's about it. Let's move on, folks. However, this time of year, every year, I am bombarded with "Merry Christmas" wishes, mostly from people who aren't all that Christian either. Certainly their ability (or willingness) to live according to the Nazarene's teachings seems to be as dismal as mine.

The Stupid 2ND Amendment

"That's right, absolutely stupid" It should become the first of UncleSamlands plethora of daft amendments to be re-amended, better still abolished. Most of us are aware of the backlash one receives from brain-dead redneck boozy shooters every time this disgusting privilege is threatened, but the outcry worldwide regarding the latest slaughter of innocent children and their teachers hopefully will bring to the minds of all that this is the final straw enough is enough. ..... Since the end of the Illegal invasion of Vietnam by the (USA Who I refer to as the New Germans) approx 50,000 souls have died in the USA from domestic and criminal usage of firearms, this figure is similar to that of the number of USA military deaths during the conflict in Vietnam, but multiply that figure by five and we may be near the number of deceased Vietnamese who perished in that unnecessary war. ..... However we may be on the brink of change. But some USA Cits will tell us that it is none our

A Christmas Party.

Merry Christmas to ALL!! A Christmas Story 'Twas the night before Christmas--Old Santa was pissed. He cussed out the elves and threw down his list. Miserable little brats, ungrateful little jerks. I have a good mind to scrap the whole works! I've busted my ass for damn near a year, Instead of "Thanks Santa"--what do I hear? The old lady bitches cause I work late at night. The elves want more money--The reindeer all fight. Rudolph got drunk and goosed all the maids Donner is pregnant and Vixen has AIDS. And just when I thought that things would get better Those assholes from the Tax office sent me a letter, They say I owe taxes--if that ain't damn funny Who the hell ever sent Santa Claus any money? And the kids these days--they all are the pits They want the impossible--Those mean little shits I spent a whole year making wagons and sleds Assembling dolls...Their arms, legs and heads I made a ton of yo yo's--No request for them, They wan

Perfection personified.

To create perfection takes time. Dissatisfaction within your Marriage or Recognised Partnership known as the 'Seven Year itch, allegedly occurs after seven years of marriage. The pace of modern life being what it is , we seem to have accelerated the process and are hitting the seven year distance within one year, and it seems more couples are unhappiest during their first year of togetherness than those which follow. The phrase honeymoon period' clearly needs rethinking, but it is still worth considering why there should be so much dissatisfaction so early. Possibly it may be due to our present day culture being so demanding of every thing being immediate. However, most happily married couples know that perfection takes time. Give it more than one year at least. ....................................................................................... WHAT IS A HUSBAND. A Husband is a man you really like and really love - he's the closest frien

Leaving Rosemary in charge.

Leading up to the festive season Vest will be busily involved with matters other than blogging. but may squeeze in a pre Xmas post depending on time allowing such.So matters blogging will be left for My dear lady to sort out. Back soon. Vest.

So the World will not end after all

Despite the Mayan prophesy and other clap trap , soothsayers predictions and confirmation by Madam Carbon tax herself, sod all has happened and I'll bet Quids it will not. Take a squiz at this. Or do you think it may be a little late arriving for some obscure reason. Have your say before it is too late.

The alternative to being blind drunk.

A couple of days ago I made a trip to Dan Murphy's Plonk emporium, Dan M flogs his grog at a discount that makes other suppliers of bottled headaches wince. beside the 2 cases of beer; a case of Shiraz and other misc spirits, six bottles of JW Red size L 1.25 was a huge saving on the reg 700ml bottle price. Then on surfacing this morning er indoors handed me my Sydney Daily Telegraph( delivered daily to our door), together with my large glass of filtered water followed by a cuppa with one sugar. it was then shortly after I realised I should have bought JW Black instead of Red. A Kiwi guy named Dennis Duthie aged 65 had got stuck into the Vodka big time, Dennis from Taranaki New Zealand is a diabetic and the plonk he had been gargling had horrible reactions with his medication and sent him blind. Doctors at the local hospital realised he was suffering from formaldehyde poisoning sometimes treated by administering ethanol known to be in whiskey and treated Dennis with a Johnny Wal

"Pss't, Wanna buy a battleship".or ''Hi Sailor"

Sydney NSW. Today it was announced in my Fave news paper(Delivered daily to my door)that a Battleship had arrived on our shores. Of course most intelligent people would know that, in this day and age , no such thing as a Battleship exists any more other than those used as memorials and have become shore bound, or in this case the figment of the imagination of The Sydney Daily Telegraph's MS Caroline Marcus whose knowledge re the international classification of Naval ships is sadly lacking. ...................................................................................... So let's get this cock up straightened out. The South Korean Naval Vessel visiting our shores on a friendly visit which is obvious otherwise it would have been sunk by our by our half/asleep Navy by now, is not a Battleship; MS Caroline Marcus. It is a Warship of Destroyer classification. All Naval ships are Warships and come under Submarines, Frigates, Destroyers cruisers, Aircraft carriers, And Bat


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Royal Wedding plus other history.

Royal Wedding plus a trip to the Med and Exodus. ....................................................................................... The wedding of Princess Elisabeth and Prince Phillip on Wednesday November 20 - 1947 did not get my full attention being there were far more important things afoot that were soon to add another facet to that what was expected of me as a Naval person. Sailing that day from Portsmouth taking passage on A/C HMS Illustrious of WW2 fame, we called into Gibraltar on our way to Malta. On arrival I joined HMS Mauritius, commanded by Captain Lord Ashbourne, which after training, I became a Member of the Boarding Party. Up to the the time my duties came to an end on May 15 - 1948 when Ben Gurion Took over the reins in Israel - formerly Palestine. I with others had boarded five vessels containing So called Illegal Immigrants most vessels carrying several hundred souls mainly recruits for the Haganah (Ben Gurion's followers opposed to those of t

Obese Numbers becoming Fatter

Today I am unable to escape to the garden due to the rain, neither do I have time for any online protesting or indulge in any self righteous crusades. However, the Christmas thingy has turned up again and jolly cards are to be sent to fewer persons this year, this somewhat due to attrition and the forgetfulness of others to impart good wishes to me last year.... This will mean sedentary non activity will be gouged from the time spent where I am at present sitting, mainly because of my bum parking time has recently been reduced and replaced by bodily movement and exercise of a not too strenuous nature, I am four kilos lighter than five weeks ago and intend to keep up the trend.........But not so it seems for many others who are parked in a swivel chair with eyes glued to the screen in front of them......Obesity levels are set to jump 65% by 2025 if people eat more and exercise less, the Heart and Diabetes Institute are saying the number of adults with a normal weight range will decrea

You are going to be revolted by this.

Subject: Warning: You're not going to like what you see Warning: This e-mail contains images of animal cruelty that may distress you. If you'd prefer, click here to read more and sign our urgent petition without viewing images. It never should have happened. Once again, ABC TV's Four Corners has revealed new shocking mistreatment of Australian animals involved in the live export trade. Last night's program exposed imagery of terrified Australian sheep being treated in revolting ways. The ill-fated sheep were stranded at sea for weeks in extreme heat and cramped conditions only to be unloaded in Pakistan where they were chased down and butchered with blunt knives and bulldozed into writhing piles. They were then dragged, beaten and tossed alive into mass graves. This happened even after "tough new regulations" were introduced, supposedly to make the live export industry more humane. It's sickening that we need to write another email

The Struggle for happiness. plus Mug Punters.

Spare a thought for one charity that is not depending on food and medicine, It is Happiness and laughter at a time in a child's life when laughs are all but impossible to come by. For the 'Make-A-Wish' Foundation Charity, it is sobering to learn it is struggling to deliver the services it needs. So at this time of the year tailor made for splurging when you are having a flutter on 'Melbourne Cup day, why not make it an each way bet and send a bit of that dosh you are about lose to fill the wallet of some fat greasy Bookie; to the Make-A-Wish Foundation donation as well. That way no matter what happens at the Melbourne cup or even the Pommie Derby and not forgetting Uncle Sam's Kentucky(fried?) Derby, you know you will be backing a winner. ...................................................................................... To show your support, go to ......................................................................................

Foul Mouthed Parrot.

I'm sure that blogger Billy Cook from Utah had a parrot he needed to get rid of. Seems that the parrot concerned is available and is seeking a new home, provided his new owner tolerates its bad language. Mr Beaky the aged parrot often turns the air blue with swear words. Mr Beaky often thought to have come from South America and his first years were spent as a pet in a seaman's mess aboard ship, which probably was the best place anywhere to learn the rudimentals for his Fowl foul mouthing. Beaky's owner Say's the Bird is regularly letting rip with a shocking display of swear words including the 'F' word and and arsehole which is his favourite. Beaky has been known to reveal secret family third party boudoir conversations at dinner parties using all the ooh's and Ah's; so he must go. ....................................................................................... Live in such a way you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town go

England Expects, While Wales Regrets.

Today October 21 among the fanfare of Bullshine and Historical Revelry commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelsons epic victory* over the French and Spanish fleets, on Monday October 21, 1805. culminating in a 75% casualty rate - both dead and wounded, which also included Nelson himself dying on his flagship HMS Victory, will be overshadowed by a disaster occurring Friday October 21 1966 in the tiny mining village of Aberfan in Wales when torrential rain caused a mountainous coal slag heap to move so fast that it engulfed most of the village and the whole yes whole generations of the village schoolchildren. The story can be unfolded by googling 'ABERFAN DISASTER'. ...................................................................................... At the time of the signal "England expects every man will do his duty" in 1805 many children too lost their lives it was well known that 11 year old powder monkey's as they were called - served on British Naval ships

Worlds Oldest Father.?????

NEW DELHI. An Indian man supposedly has become the Worlds oldest Father, so the yarn goes. although any male person can still be the oldest father in the world at the maximum possible age, what these Indian Fakirs are saying is the bloke in question has simply knocked up this 54 year old Indian sheila at the age of 96 and boasts a previous birth by same person at 94 he being the Sire on both occasions. ....................................................................................... Although I doubt God had a hand in it, the assumed father Ramjit Raghav speaking from his home near Delhi said" what can I do this is all gods wish, he wanted me to have another son. Ramjit said neighbours were jealous of his sex drive, kept strong by a daily diet of almonds butter and milk,. Ramjit a farmer all his life says he is healthy and virile and can go all night if asked. ....................................................................................... I believe that old

History plus The Royal Australian 'Joyless' Navy.

On this day in 1604, King James 1 of England and as James 6 of Scotland Who detests the ever increasing habit of smoking, imposes a tax on the imports of tobacco. This new tax will be used to feed the Royalist's war chest for use in later years. ....................................................................................... Smokes fags baccy DF's for Jolly Jack are heading toward extinction in the Joyless Royal Australian Navy, Oh you can still choke on fag smoke but you will pay the full quid for them. Not sure if the Royal Navy still allow this unwarranted privilege and I doubt by now few Matelots presently serving in the RN will remember the grog issue, One eighth of a pint of rum watered down two to one. As a young sailor in the RN, I was not permitted to smoke until I was Eighteen and punishment was a severe thrashing if caught.However my first action station on the ADP meant you would get all the smoke necessary to choke you from the two huge Funnels (Stacks)

History and the 'Carbon Tax'.

History. On Saturday Oct 13 1986. A former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser gives a speech at the Memphis Country Club and leaves for a drink. He is found the next morning wandering around minus his passport, his wallet and trousers. An antique song "Donald Whares yer troosers" made a short lived come back. ....................................................................................... Being frugal with power usage over the past Quarter, you know the usual things like remembering to turn off from the power point and turning off when last out of the particular room, has actually reduced our consumption of electric power. However, despite our efforts to reduce the carbon emissions and save the blessed planet, we were Shocked to receive a power bill which exceeded the previous one by 27%. A jocular MP recently suggested that a punitive tax on Beer, Baked Beans, Port Wine and Pizzas should be imposed due to the fact that the consumption of these aforementioned p

When Spring gets Sprung.

We are in the Australian Spring where I live in Eastern Australia, Summer will be here in six weeks. Yet six days ago the Midday tenp on the Central Coast topped 35 C, today in Budgewoi NSW 90 kilometers from Sydney the temp topped only 9 C. Is this the Global Warming warning we can expect in the future? Last week I wore a sweaty singlet, today one needed an extra pair of globe warming pants plus a woolly outfit and jacket . really doesn't make sense. The local Pawn Broker had his sign covered overnight , 'Just in case'. - Shared using Google

Historical events on this day Oct 3.

1906: The 'Morse Code' letters S O S,or dot dot dot dash dash dash dot dot dot are adopted as the international distress signal at the Berlin Radio Conference, replacing C Q D. ................................................................................... 2009: An asylum seekers' boat disappears on its way from Indonesia to Christmas Island, with 105 Hazaras on board presumed drowned after an Australian delay in passing on a distress call..SOS? ................................................................................... It seems it is near impossible to land a small boat on Christmas Island without a mishap or without assistance. The Illegal immigrants are compelled to call for assistance on the high seas. By giving these criminals entry to Australia is illegal by any standard. ...................................................................................... People who attempt to enter Australia via the International Airports are usually he

People who live in Glass Houses.

It could be called another smarmy political stab in the back for our not too illustrious leader. The statement made by a prominent Air jockey and known lavatory stalker exposed by a media paying guest at a Liberal pissup party, stating that the father of our PM died of shame due to the lying habits attributed to his daughter our leader. I suggest the fast talking C S woofter should take another shameful look into his own sordid past. Shameful indeed.

'Is eating or deleting Nuts the key to longevity' ?

Most Vegetarians will agree that, nuts are a more healthy choice for protein than the fat ridden meat carnivores consume. However, living longer has been achieved by some men who have discarded their nuts. Research has revealed that Eunuchs of the royal courts in Africa and Asia lived far longer than Male Royalty whose expiry date settled around 40 -50, whereas the Eunuchs lived on to the 70 to 80 mark. The reason was probably the hormone testosterone, which can cause cardiac arrest or the lack of by over indulgence with concubines. ................................................................................... Stepping out in healthy style. Hundreds of people on the Central Coast of NSW Australia wore tracksuits and joggers to walk to work today Friday 28; along with thousands of others around Australia. It's all part of an initiative backed by community groups and local councils. Vest wore sandals shirt and shorts in the back garden while watering the plants. The the

A Silent Spouse.? PlusThe growing Brain

"Cor stone the crows " a mute female? a Dumb wife?, no such thing sport unless you are deaf. The upper house of the NSW Govt resolved to remove the protection given to spouses. If you don't quite grasp the meaning of spouse like if you are are Kentucky hillbilly or Rainer Redneck, it means the person of the opposite sex you are currently fornicating with; I think that's the right term, however, a spouses right to silence in NSW Australia during criminal cases will be removed, this is to clarify grey areas of the law. The High Court holds no recognition for spousal privilege. This follows the archaic Aussie system where once the unwritten law of not 'Dobbing in a Mate' has succumbed to the legal axe. ah well I suppose it will be lying lawyers next for the chop. ...................................................................................... A spokesperson for the AMA said the human brain was still developing until the age of 25 and exposure to alcohol ea

Giant Wombats And Fat Aussie Loafers

Sitting around on your backside most of the day smoking and drinking coffee between snacking on grease burgers while engrossed in working on the Internet, or simply just bone idle with little gumption than using the TV and drinking and smoking your lives into oblivion, may not be new in Australia.'It seems a fossilised Wombat has been found in the country's far north, not the one the size of a small pig but a ginormous one - a rare diprotodon which may have weighed nearly three tons, it probably led a sedentary life similar to the useless fat Koalas although as yet we are to find a three ton gum leaf munching prone to pissing itself Koala. However, we are rapidly approaching the time when most immovable humans will will weigh three or more times heavier than early humanoids(Excluding Henry V111) and who knows what size humans will be within a century or so. The size of seats (chairs and Lavatory) are increasing to accommodate those large bums we see waddling past us in the st

Opting out for Organ Donors. plus Words on Water, and More.

Why is it in Australia there is a lackadaisical attitude to donation of body organs? Why isn't there an opt out system instead of the out dated sign-up for organ donation? This would save the lives of thousands of people, and if it were you for example, having a new lease of life, or as a donor saving the life of a stranger or possibly a loved one. Australia is ranked 17Th in the world for donors and has just 14 donors per million population. New South Wales has the lowest per-capita organ donations in Australia. Bottled Water. Lots of dodgy water being consumed as marketeers describe their offerings as pure spring water, a lot of it comes straight from the source of the water from your kitchen tap. Now if companies just labeled their product "Genuine Aussie Spring Water" and in small print on the label State "Bottled during September, October and November" they would be telling the truth. ???? The Southern hemisphere spring. No holds baarred. Despi

Good news from the Hospital plus my SATNAV.

First of all thanks Malcolm my Nephew For SATNAV. Didn't need Sat Nav today, Eldest Chris accompanied me on the 90km return to Gosford Hospital where I received the good news that the cancer in my Bladder was gone, a feeling of sheer elation followed knowing there was still some future left to enjoy. A H at number 13 next door has new neighbours to worry, our friends at number 15 are staying with rellos and will be removing the remaining goods and chattels piled up in our double garage tomorrow, new people are at this moment moving into number 15. Sat Nav AKA Rosemary er indoors has popped out to the meat raffle at the local club with Molly from number 9 and the lady from number 14. Spoke to 30 plus Blonde lady over the back fence, told her the good news. "So you will be up to your old tricks again" Say's she. "Not a bad Idea" Say's I. ........................................................................ SATNAV................ I have a l

Parenting roles. Also MS Silverspoon's advice, on -"How to become Wealthy".

Undoubtedly the greatest change in western society, has been the role of mothers. Going back to Grandma's time when a child, women having careers was not the norm particularly families below the Middle class. However a revolution in the role of fathers has happened too. ....... Dads in the past were not expected or encouraged to become involved in the emotional development of their children, they were the primary bread winners and were expected to take on most of the tasks now shared in modern parenting. Times are changing, most dads nowadays are not the bygone age bullying beer swillers who arrive home  penniless and drunk on pay day - but happy hard working home loving blokes who enjoy the comforts of their homes and family.  Occasionally roles are switched and husbands then need to know how to deal with the wife's role if suddenly he becomes unemployed and Mum has to work out side the home on long periods away from family. Most families are deeply connected nowadays , I k

Apple puts the Bite on Samsung's Bottom line.

Apple has submitted a list of eight Samsung products it wants pulled from the shelves and banned from the U/S Market. ...... The move came after a jury found Samsung copied designs for the iPhone and iPad. ...... The products on the hit list are the Galaxy S4G, galaxyS2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T Mobile, Galaxy S2Epic 4C,Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.. ...... Apple claimed that Samsung's smartphones and tablets "slavishly copied" i Phones and i Pads. Samsung countered that apple used its wireless technology without proper compensation. ...... A jury last week unanimously agreed with Apple and ordered Samsung to pay $A963 Million.  ........................................................................................................................................................ Apple have come a long way since I had dealings with them in the early eighties.. A branch of Apple opened in the main street of Penrith in NSW Australia.

Railcorp will train City Rail Station Announcers to speak proper Ozstrayan..

The main Problem for most Rail travelers is the comprehension of verbal instruction meted out by persons other than those born in Australia whose interpretation  and usage of the spoken word can be mystifying to most rail passengers. ..... For donkey's years, frustrated passengers on most of NSW Aus railway system have shaken their heads and rolled their eyes in disbelief at the cross Greco-Ity-Turk strine dialect spewing from train and station loudspeakers by guards and station staff. ...... The NSW Govt Fix the rail system will include training! Rail corp staff at a special school where they will learn how to speak correctly so train commuters  can understand them .  Transport Minister Gladys *BEREJIKLIAN stated,"More than 300 staff will attend the initial training program"..* wonder where she hails from? Excerpt from Memoirs 1971 Aug. ..... It was a pleasant day so we decided to take the train into town We had recently arrived as migrants from the U/K, and wis

The Canary in your Kitchen.

The Canary in Your Kitchen When the link between aluminum and Alzheimer's hit the news, I flashed back to the many mornings my mother scrambled eggs in her well-worn aluminum pans and shook my head. Then, the news about Teflon hit, as pet birds dropped like flies when frying pans reached a certain temperature and let off a noxious gas deadly to our feathered friends. And as any miner will tell you, this doesn't bode well for your safety, either. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to the cookware safety question. Rather, there is a list of pros, cons and considerations. Here is an update on how those aluminum concerns panned out (sorry - couldn't help myself!), what to do about Teflon, and what I recommend you use instead… It's really not fair. You go through so much effort to choose healthy food, maybe even buy organic… and then, you've got to worry about your cookware, too! And to top it off, there are no clear-cut answers, and plen

Poverty in the Western World, Mindless out of control spending.

With the exception of out of control illness where in most cases an extra payment is made in order to provide a source of regulation to assist  a family unit, most poverty at family level is caused by sheer ignorance and out of control spending, like having roast peacock on payday and bread and water six days later. Unnecessary  poverty is sometimes illustrated by uncleanliness created by laziness and two mangy dogs barking in minefield of their calling cards around a garbage bin of empty beer bottles. ..... A recent comment on my previous post relating to so called 'Pay Day Loans' suggests there are people out there prepared make a buck out of this poverty via the ignorance factor, and there seems little that can be done to stop morons offering these loans which only tend to accelerate the predicament of these out of control borrowers. ..... This scenario is the ideal catalyst for crime, when the impoverished seek to find another source of income to feed their borrowings.

Woolies pulling the wool over again.

Last time a few months back  Woolworth's Australia (Not FW Woolworth of USA & UK) pulled a slick one which they hoped customers would  fall for when they raised the price of a leg of lamb By $3-00 a kilo and then gave a discount of $10-00 on all legs of lamb. Problem was they increased the normal size of the legs of lamb by not slicing off the leg chops which is done by most butchers to sell separately and reduce the leg to a budget size. The ploy  to sell more didn't work out in fact it backfired and they sold less. ........ Sunday Aug 19 Woolworth's The so called 'fresh food people' came under fire again". A journo from the Daily Telegraph (My favourite newspaper delivered daily to my door) Announced... WOOLLIES TO GIVE HIGH LAMB PRICES THE CHOP. ......... Now this may only apply in Ritzy double Bay or Point Piper and not on the Central coast where I and lots of nice and also clever people live. Despite a sharp reduction most , Mid loin Racks and Cu

The Ant and the Grasshopper story revised.

Subject: The Ant & the Grasshopper - updated   Sent in By 'JO'. I love story with a moral - THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER This one is a little different ....... Two different versions ...... There are Different Morals OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold. MORAL OF THE OLD STORY: Be responsible for yourself! MODERN VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and we

"No it aint V P Day Its V J Day." Aug 15.

Its that time of the year when some of us oldies recall saying 'Thank Gawd for that ,now we can go home" but that didn't happen for most of our crew who would eventually after repairs in Sydney get the ship back to Pompey er Portsmouth March 13 1946 ten months after the war ended in Europe. .... Although the BPF encountered a drop of rougher's occasionally it was not the ocean we had to contend with  but the never ending day in day out clashes with the Japanese Air Force" Yeah I know you heard all that shit before", But some may still be having nightmares about its stark reality - particularly those like myself more exposed to the scenario than others who heard the noise but never saw or became involved. ..... Originally called Vee Jay day and still is in the United Kingdom  the title was overturned by Little  baldy Johnny Howard and Co Chicken Hawk non combatant with multiple Gold cards Billy Bunter aka fish net stockinged Dolly Downer. ..... As a remi

Watts Naval Training School.

Goldings Web Photo Gallery By Frank Cooke © photos from Barnardo's archive 26/04/2002 Watts Naval Training School. North Elmham,Norfolk. The Watts Naval Training School was first used in 1903 but was not formally opened until 1906. The building dated back to 1871 when it had been built as a County school for fee paying students. WNTS admission was open to orphan and destitute boys who were between 11 and 14 years of age( Wrong!!! I Vest went there Wed 16 Dec 1936 exactly 10.5 years old because i was brainier than most ,joined Royal Navy  Wed Jan 7 1942 at 15 yrs 5 months and twenty days) who would now live a military-style life and training. The boys were given numbers to identify themselves (Vest was 117) more so than their own names. Their hair was clipped short and they were rigged out in sailors’ uniforms. In a strict regime which seems terribly harsh by today’s standards, the boys’ lives were now to be governed by bugle calls. The cane was u

History on this day August 4.

!704. The British Royal Navy under Admiral Rooke capture Gibraltar from the Spanish. ..... 1945. Vest received body wounds . ..... 1962. At age 36, Vest's family of Wife and Three Sons arrive in Hong Kong. Vest to take up Shore Base posting for 2 years plus. ..... 1962. Marilyn Monroe 36 is found deceased in her hotel room. ..... 1914. Britain and loyal colonies declare war on Germany. My hero as a child, Foster Bro Frank was born. ..... !971. Vest's Wife and Five Sons arrive in Sunny? Sydney, to become Australian citizens. ..... 2012. Fat Cat Playboy punter; Porky Jimmy Packer, parts company with 77 pounds (35 Kilo's)of Tummy fat. By eating smaller portions of, Caviar, fillet steak, truffles and and other crap the Hoi Polloi cannot afford. ..... 2012 Sydney Mayor MS (MARE) Clover Moore, avoids hefty parking fine by  over staying in 2 Min Zone in order to deliver political pamphlets. ..... 2012. Pie waffling Victorian Labour M P Bill Shorten  abuses Chinese

Back again from the jaws of extinction

It is now three days since my recovery from surgery for the dreaded C , I am feeling OK And expect to be around a little longer. A 'Thank You' for all those well wishers who called. There is a long list somewhere I believe. Still looking.........Er Chris my eldest says';  There is no list, not even a D D you bastard which would have clarified the way people think. So just to let you know I'll be back  soon to stir the bucket or can .FU2 Vest back soon. Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich .................................................................................................................................................................... Vale Percy ; my senior Brother in law R I P.  Percy died in the U/K during my stay in Hospital in NSW Aust.... "Percy was a real nice bloke".

Final Letter to Wyong Council.NSW Australia

From: Les Bowyer To: Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:19 PM Subject: Abuse of Council property. I would like to draw to your attention to the unkempt state of the road verge adjoining the property known as 11 Kewalo Avenue, Budgewoi. Since the visit of a Council Ranger a few weeks ago relating to another matter which was resolved, namely the parking of vehicles on the nature strip thereby blocking access to pedestrians etc. My registered trailer was parked on the nature strip for the purpose of preventing the nice gentleman at no 13 from destroying our frontage as he has done to his by using our frontage as an exit from his property (Nature strip). It has taken the person at Number 13 at least two weeks beyond the visit of said Ranger to get used to the Idea of not parking on the Said nature strip. Said neighbour parks his Ivan M type Vehicle actually in the water course, the passenger side wheels facing north and one metre from the bitumen edge. This in e

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I was close to home when I saw the Coal delivery man open our front gate. I watched as the big lurcher dog from the mill mounted one of Auntie Parker's Scots Terriers in the flower bed. Auntie flapped her arm yelling "Someone do something"., The Coal man promptly dropped his sack of coal and grabbed then squeezed the lurcher's testicles. The poor dog, his his coitus interrupted,let out an unearthly howl and shot off down the road his back legs hobbling in a three legged sprint. My adopted uncle Robert was a queer old cove. he lived in a large three storey house by the river cherwell in Oxford with a man servant?. Though his sexual preferences may have been questionable, his meanness certainly wasn't. Uncle Bob rarely bought a newspaper, always choosing the library for such information, and always rode a bicycle twelve miles to visit us. The day he turned up late hot and flustered with a puncture I was sent to the Post Office to buy a puncture repair kit that cos