Thursday, August 21, 2008

Home Grown Silver (Ho Hum Team GB)

This pic was taken last summer at our local sailing club when we held the Asia Pacific Tornado Titles won by this Oz boat which, as world champions, went on to win silver at Beijing the other day. Tell me, why is it that you Poms have to combine with those mortal enemies the Scots and Welsh (with the Northern Irish thrown in for luck) for the Olympics as Great Britain? Is that the only way you can gather more medals than Oz? What other sports do you call yourselves GB? Sour grapes you may say - sure is but thought I'd stir you up and cause you to pause momentarily from your chest beating!!
Pip Pip !!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Standard Boundary Fence

Younger son now has braces and was not happy to be called "metal mouth", "train tracks" or "brace face". We therefore had to think of another suitable description - hence he is now referred to as "SBF" as, In Oz, a Standard Boundary Fence consists of hinge lock (also known as ring lock) topped by 2 strands of wire, more often than not of the barbed variety. No doubt Rural Villager will know precisely what I'm describing and can answer allcomers questions from those not quite so agricultural.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hang 'em High

Rural Villager's Sussex hang gliders reminded me of this pic I took at Byron Bay in 2005 of younger daughter & Blogg boyfriend. They're still hanging out together.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

For Strawberry Jam Anne

More local wildlife - I expect you saw these rainbow lorikeets in Adelaide. Anyway, these are Victorian ones and very common and chatty they are too! In which case they could be called Victorian Beckhams, I suppose. To answer your question, since 1979 and, although I miss my UK family, I wouldn't live in the UK for quids (other than for the West Country and its pubs!)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

How much can a Koala bear?

We spotted this chap the other day just outside our kitchen window.

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Last One

It probably looks pretty ordinary to you lot in the UK but this is our very last jar of Chivers Redcurrant Jelly which we found the other day hiding in the dusty depths of our pantry. As redcurrant jelly enthusiasts (for that read tragics), Chivers is the only make to have. We do possess about 20 jars of the Crosse & Blackwell variety (we have to stock up as & when they appear on our local supermarket shelves) and even a couple of French jars, but NOTHING beats dear old Chivers. We'll keep this one as a momento of times past and, in any case, its Use By date was September 2006!