I’m allowed to have one small whisky every second night – my doctor said. I ran out of whisky. I bought a small bottle of Kentucky Bourbon. For a change! I should have just bought a bottle of vanilla essence. I am now sick. How can you guys drink that? Unless you drown it in Coke? Continue reading Bourbon – I am not happy, Bruce.
Just a short way passed the Chicory kiln is a right turn to Churchill Island. There was a lot in store for me. Along the causeway that connects the two islands I collected another two birds to my list. The Cape Barren Goose is a native Australian and is generally larger than the Canadian Snow Goose but smaller than the domestic goose. They live mostly … Continue reading Phillip Island extended
Now why on earth would Bill worry? I can imagine many reasons. It was a long way up and it was a long way to climb down. That’s only two. And Bill was worried about watching for fires and he was worried about his animals. But it was none of these. This time Bill worried that the teacher would ring home to ask why he … Continue reading Bushfire lookout – a story Ch 5
Chapter Four The next morning Bill woke up as usual, for he was usually a very well behaved boy. Notice how I said ‘usually’. That might give you a clue about what might happen next. He had his breakfast – as usual. He packed his school bag with his books and his lunch – as usual. He made sure his walkie-talkie was in his bag … Continue reading Bushfire lookout – a story Ch 4
Special to Ken and Elouise In response to a couple of my American friends – and I do not distinguish between Yankees and Southerners – I include four references that they may find interesting regarding the visit of the CSS Shenandoah to Melbourne 153 years ago. Because of its rather narrow subject matter I will leave it up to people who are interested to read … Continue reading CSS Shenandoah
I indulged in a solo road trip t’other day. I went down to Phillip Island. I’ll show you where that is in a minute but I just want to say that since my Melbourne/Cairns trip I have looked at places I know with a different eye. It is said that familiarity breeds contempt and I am familiar with the area surrounding Melbourne. I am not … Continue reading Phillip Island.
Chapter Three. Are you wondering what Mr William Willoughby does all day in the hut at the top of the tall, tall tree with the one hundred and twenty seven steps? I’m wondering if you have guessed. If you haven’t guessed, have a guess now. What does Mr William Willoughby do all day? I’ll give you a minute or two. And while you are … Continue reading Bushfire lookout – a story Ch 3
Chapter Two So if Bill doesn’t get to climb up the tree because his father is being just a tiny bit overly protective what does he do? What Bill does is this. He visits his friends. First of all he takes his walkie-talkie and his father takes his walkie-talkie. Mr William Willoughby sets off up the one hundred and twenty-seven steps to the top of … Continue reading Bushfire lookout – a story Ch 2
This is a story for children but you can read it if you wish. It isn’t true but it might be for all I know. It was formerly known as “The Firewatching Tree” and many of you will have read it before but I just felt like showing it to you again. Bush fires in Spain and Greece and California and Queensland have been in … Continue reading Bushfire lookout – a story
To check Melbourne’s weather go to link. http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml I told her not to worry ‘bout it raining. “Hang the washing out and take a nap If you keep a good watch on the TV It’ll show where it is raining. On the map.” And I’ll tell you how to stop yourself from drowning It’s doesn’t mean you hafta learn to swim. If the … Continue reading Weather!