Phillip Island – Rounding up the tour

If we get a move on and hitch up our britches we could just about get all the way around the island before the sun goes down. So let’s cast our eyes at the map once again. We will drive anticlockwise – (a direction difficult to explain to idiot children who have only ever seen a digital clock.  I have also seen the word changed into … Continue reading Phillip Island – Rounding up the tour

The Road Trip – #9 Goondiwindi to Dalby.

  We had arrived in Goondiwindi the night before in the dark. Goondiwini is a town with an urban population of approximately 5,500. and as I said earlier it is on the MacIntyre River. This is my first opportunity to reveal a gap in my story. I think we missed about 100 km and, at my insistence, we did drive back over the river the … Continue reading The Road Trip – #9 Goondiwindi to Dalby.

William Shakespeare and the teaching thereof.

LordBeariOfBow has a post that refers to the laconic speech of the Australians and also regrets the passing of old times. I am in agreement with all this. Australian slang, idioms and irony scatter their ways throughout Australian literature and I wish to add my favourite example. I needs must give this to you in two bites – one today and the rest a bit later. … Continue reading William Shakespeare and the teaching thereof.