Thursday, 28 April 2016

Shop at Aldi but use a Woolies eggs aint eggs.

    I am fast becoming a keen shopper and I am able to spot a bargain in the food departments of major retailers without sacrificing quality.
     I do most of my shopping at Aldi, There are some items that even Aldi does not offer or due to sales promo's at other outlets which sometimes reap a saving.
     Reading my Sydney Daily Telegraph today The Telegraph stated that there were egg shortages around the Sydney suburbs in all categories, maybe the the reporter  means the silver tail areas only,as I see it there is no shortage at Aldi where yesterday at Lake haven the egg boxes were stacked high; but mainly cage eggs. To me eggs are eggs,, people who are those who can afford to be conned, think differently.
     Recently I decided not to use an Aldi shopping trolley and I am not alone, the reason being  the handles on Aldi shopping trolleys leave much to be desired in the way of cleanliness and it would seem the opposing outlets find time to clean their trolley handles, despite this they still have yet to follow Aldi's multi tasking and sitting down at the checkout and making shoppers pack their own groceries using their own bags.

The sun is shining here on the Central Pacific coast of Oz., a pleasant Autumn day - I hope your day will be pleasant too.

Vest daily soon.

Monday, 25 April 2016

A great weekend with glitches.

     Our weekend started off ok until we reached the train station at Wyong. We had not travelled trainwise for umpteen years; our prepaid Opal train and bus card was fully subscribed, however, Rosemary's card defied the system so the clerk at the station entrance told us to climb 25 steps from platform one over the concourse and descend on the other side of the line to platform 2; then pay at the station shop, then return to plaform one tap on the tickets to whence we arrived at, and having done this return again to platform 2 ,where we missed the #@%*(%@y train and waited another half hour for the next train. on our arrival at strathfield station our connection for Richmond was at a different platform (another scurry), eventually we were met by our son and family and spent a refreshing and pleasant weekend on their acreage with horses ducks dog and sheep etc, Where I rode around on the R/o Mower to save my wobbly legs..'

     Our return home started at 9/15 Sunday , we caught the connection at 1158 at Strathfield; and we were half an hour away from our destination when there was a mishap on the line further on near Hawkesbury river and the train stopped for twenty minutes and travelled slowly to Gosford three stops from Wyong and we had to wait 45 minutes for the next train. we eventually arrived one hour +25 minutes passed the Scheduled time.

     This morning arrived when we woke at 8-30 am and decided to stay in bed as it was much more pleasant on a chilly morning than going to the club on ANZAC day I hope the boozy day went well without us, it is not my scenario any more- too old now for that ceremonial stuff and getting stoned, However I hope the day went well. I did get my Black Blazer  with gold buttons and nine gongs out of the wardrobe and pondered awhile; then said to myself "Maybe next time and carefully zipped them back in their cover. I suppose it would be nice to have another opportunity providing the weather is nice next year.

 Back soon ....Vest

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Will be back on sunday

     Today, Rosemary and I will be popping off down the coast to Nth Richmond and will be returning to our idyllic Central coast home on the pacific this Sunday.
    Also today, the The Queen  of Great Britain and her dominions becomes Ninety Years of age, I am trailing her by 86 days.

Back soon.. Vest.

Monday, 11 April 2016

You may cease wondering If I have retired .

     Contrary to popular belief, I am still alive and mobile however, for me to write a post has become a privilege of sorts; meaning to have respite from what is expected of me in terms of dealing with the the available time allotted to me beyond the compulsory chores of the day has become minimal unless something expected of me is sacrificed for a personal few moments of personal pleasure.
     My wife Rosemary  the mother of our five sons, three of whom we rarely see due to distance, is suffering from  dementia. and incapable of satisfactorily completing most tasks given to her. Rosemary's has a limited memory time frame of approx ten seconds and twice in the past six months I have lost her in the huge shopping centre after having told her to wait outside of the toilets for me and I believe it is on four occasions that she has gone walkabout from the house without me knowing, which involved the the local wooden tops and kindly neighbours on a search and recovery performance..
     On  Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 3pm , Rosemary goes out for the day and is cared for by a local org who are paid a reasonable stipend to care for her. this in turn  allows me to do important chores around the house plus read the newspaper and get my head back to normal, other than the afore mentioned saga's my daily chores include getting breakfast, showering Rosemary doing lunch and dinner and other in between meals also bed making cleaning, gardening and the shopping.  Our son and sole heir to our vast fortunes Christopher, deals with the Internet mail and household bills plus Rosemary's medication and the family laundry also the welfare of our pets.
     The other thing which could prove a worry for Chris is the payment for a cleaner to do a F/Ntly clean of the whole house, this in turn would ease my back pain plus give me a slight increase in longevity but reduce his legacy long term .
       Oh just in case our extended family are unaware, Chris Rosemary are a involved in a family trust, and if you have not been informed of any benefit in the future to date you can be assured you will not be.
      Overseas relatives... The offer made for a trip to Australia with one leg of air fare free expired three weeks ago, and any plaintive cries of despair having missed this fiscal opportunity may possibly be given further advantage providing they meet the finely worded criteria or in plain language those who did not fully afford us comfort on our last escapade to the mother country, mainly due to the escapades of prodigal son upsetting more than one applecart, he in question asked me to send you a particular message which  I refused to send due to possible international repercussions and my pommy passport being revoked. However,  I shall not let a wet fart situation stuff up my former or present good relations whether acceptable or not. that is all for now .Love you all.

Vest daily back soon.

Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.

Vest Has Left the Building

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