I went back to Bendigo with my wallet. I really did want to see the Golden Dragon Museum. Bendigo has as equal a heritage of the gold rushes as does Ballarat. Bendigo, however, celebrates the Chinese factor to a greater extent. Outside the Museum is a garden. It is not a grand palatial garden but rather the garden of a rich and influential lord. … Continue reading The Chinese Garden in Bendigo.
Arlo really loves bread fried in a lot of pork fat. Is that what you wanted? Continue reading Arlo
Rebecca told me to, so don’t blame me. And don’t ask me who Rebecca is. But she’s a Yankee. In Australia that means she from America. It has no North/South connotation. She asked me about Australia’s compulsory voting and I told her this and that and she said write it up and post it. So here ’tis. Don’t blame me. There are many different ways … Continue reading Voting without pain
I usually eat only three or four pods of beans at a time. But pulling up the whole cat an’ caboodle I had more than a few. So, together with some mint and a bit of garlic from my garden . . . I put them through the blender. I added some Philly Cheese until I liked the green colour the way I wanted. Not … Continue reading Broad bean dip.
One of my drums of broad beans needed pulling up. I have been eating them for a good month or so now – just three or four pods at a time smashed to pieces in my smasher upper and mixed in with my morning omelette. So I pulled them up and shook off the dirt and admired the nitrogen rich nodules. Broad beans are sometimes … Continue reading Update on the vegetable garden.
It is clear that whilst many viewers open the pages where I express an opinion only one out of six or seven actually like what I say. And less than that make any comment. However when I take a photo of a duck or a sunset or a puppy dog I am overwhelmed. The concept has been on my mind for as many years as … Continue reading Interpreting statistics
I told you how I went to Bendigo without my wallet and missed seeing Stingy Meine. Well, I left a note on his door and this morning I got an email from him. Dear John, Sorry I missed you. In your note you said that the two boys story was a bit on the sad side among (sic) other things so I hope this story … Continue reading Allyson’s Ewes
I has been stated by some of you that my post about the way Australia (and New Zealand) has handled to Covid-19 pandemic was in bad taste. I was accused of boasting while the rest of the world was still struggling. Another comment was that I was denigrating Europe and America. Apparently my real point was a little subtle and I find it necessary to … Continue reading Explaining the point.
Looking east with the sunset behind me turning the whole sky from blue to pink. I used a very slow shutter speed to get as much colour into the shots and a bit of movement on the turbine blades. Continue reading Pink sky at night.
Victoria has just had 28 days of no new Covid Cases, and no deaths. Now any of you out there who know Australians will know we aren’t a particularly meek and subservient lot of people. So it was interesting when I listened in on a Zoom meeting between Dr Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Professor Sharon Lewin … Continue reading Australia cf the World