There are times when someone makes a mistake and then tries to cover it up. Sometimes the covering only makes it worse. On those occasions the only way out is to throw the car into reverse, tramp the foot and get out of there as fast as possible. About half an hour ago I posted a song. One of my favourites. “The Rose”. When … Continue reading The Rose revisited.
When we got to my place I dumped all my gear, and the hemp seeds, and set off to take Fiona back to Leicester. We drove straight through Oxford on the way but it was dark so I didn’t see much. Fiona only has a room at the Uni in Leicester so, about thirty miles south of the University and just off the M1 I … Continue reading The Daylesford Decision – Looking after his sister.
This is an old one but someone I recently bumped into asked me to post it again. So this is for you Jitka. THE VASE Tanya studied art at The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. And early in 1968 Alexander Dubcek became the new and liberal leader of Czechoslovakia. For many it was a freedom they had never known. To help pay … Continue reading Tanya’s Treasure
We got in the car and drove off to find our Industrial Hemp seeds. We left St-Malo and headed south. About fifteen km we turned left onto the N176 and then another fifteen there is a small town called Dol-de-Bretagne. Here we turn right again and we were heading for Fougeres fifty km away. My new fangled GPS what’s-it said it would take about 50 … Continue reading The Daylesford Decision – A holiday for Fiona.
The iconic Australian Cartoon of Stan Cross published in 1933. Right, you can have a bit of a giggle and when you are finished what comes next isn’t funny, it is serious. Now I don’t want to get into US politics or the discussions surrounding Gun Control and School shootings – the whole story is totally beyond my ability to understand. But I am concerned … Continue reading Stop laughing this is serious.
Sometimes you just don’t need to say anything. Continue reading Chevy
“Could you buy me another whisky and I’ll tell you……………” We talked for another hour and I went into as much detail as I could. There were some things I hadn’t worked out yet but I was pretty close to a final plan of attack. The next day I went up to Leicester to see Fiona. She was doing her Masters in Contemporary Sociology and … Continue reading The Daylesford Decision – Leicester to St-Malo
Although the Australian Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) is not as large or heavy as the northern hemisphere White swans, it is still a very large bird. And their babies (cygnets) are as big as large ducks by the time they are a few weeks old. Over on a grassed area another couple is teaching their babies to eat their vegetables. These fellows are about ten … Continue reading Black Swan
“So here is the plan, Ken……………………. “I suggest that we get some marijuana seeds and have them placed in the luggage of Bert and his mate whom I have decided to call Ernie because they are both muppets. “I will attempt to give the seeds to the two muppets openly and ‘honestly’. “To make sure that they are stopped at a customs point it will … Continue reading The Daylesford Decision – Setting up the beagle.
I lived twenty five years in Ballarat up ’til three years ago. The city lies 110km to west of Melbourne and has a population of over 105,000. In 1845 Ballarat was a sheep station. Ten years later it was a town of some thousands and, during those ten years, along with Ararat and Bendigo it produced over 1,000 tonnes of gold. This wealth led to … Continue reading Ballarat in the dark