Unfortunately it was a bleak and dismal day, although it cleared up just as I had got on the bus and returned to base. The AWM is a quite imposing building and has a very detailed section of all the Australian’s who have been awarded the Victoria Cross – the ultimate medal of bravery. It stands at the base of a large hill on a … Continue reading The Australian War Memorial – Canberra Revised Edition.
The trip portended darkness and despair. Canberra was awaiting. The weather bureau was forecasting “an extreme weather event.” Let us head North from Melbourne to avoid the extreme weather event. We stopped at Glenrowan to look at the Last Stand of Notorious Victorian Bushranger. They put on a show now and then. I didn’t stop to see it. Was I put off by the disclaimer. … Continue reading On the road to Canberra
Well, well, well. They’re going to have an enquiry into the financial industry. It’s probably going to annoy those with all their investments in the big banks. But to my mind it might just do some good. Bit bloody late for some tho’. Too late for Angus. I know this story is true because I wrote it. Actually my Dad told me. Dad and Mum … Continue reading Banking Royal Commission
When I was doing my teacher training we had as the main lecturer an elderly lady called Enid. I don’t remember her surname. I think of ‘Enid’ as an old name, but she had a sparkle and a way of encouraging that makes me, even now, remember her. But I’m not talking about her this time but about a visitor she introduced. When I’ve told … Continue reading Cinderella and the little pig.
Okey Dokey. I have a couple of diatribes gestating at the moment, but before I finish them I might have to get editorial approval. In the meantime a few more pictures – split up and annotated! This is not a beetle. It is a bug. It is a member of the Hemiptera which is the largest order of hemimetabolous insects (not undergoing complete metamorphosis. Well, I think … Continue reading Patterns and shapes et al.
On the South West Corner of Caulfield Park there is a group of seven bronze statues. The statues were commissioned by Caulfield City Council from sculptor Phillip J Cannizzo in 1975. It is rumoured that a paper boy was killed on the corner and that one of the statues is dedicated to him. Completed in 1980, the statues are The Paper Boy, Mother and Child … Continue reading Caulfield Park Bronze Statues.
There should be an Index. So here is it. To find what you are looking for just click the link. I have included a very short preview of each post. Most of you will have read some of these, but if you have forgotten and read them again please add your comments. I cry a lot if I don’t get any comments. These are all … Continue reading Index #1 of stories.
These photos are of textures and colours and patterns and shapes. I just tried getting up close. More shots and scenes from the St Kilda Gardens can be seen HERE. So there will be very little comment, because I don’t know the correct identity of most of the items. That’s all for now. Tomorrow, maybe, more photos or deep personal insights or light shallow nonsense … Continue reading St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Enough of that nonsense that’s been flying back and forth for the last few days. I have pondered as to whether I should re-post this from one of the blogs that I was compelled to close. This story is true except for one or two tiny manipulations. I know some of you have read it before but I feel a certain need to be serious for … Continue reading The Engagement
Alright. Enough of the conversation, may I now endeavour to push back the barriers of darkness. First of all I am a great admirer of the game of baseball. My mother played baseball when she was at University in Melbourne. And I played Baseball when I was in the Army. I wasn’t very good at it but I enjoyed it. Baseball is an exciting game. … Continue reading Cricket.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!