Black lives matter - All lives matter from someone living in the most successful and harmonious multicultural nation in the world.
Found this story in the news the other day. Follow the link and you'll see that the preparation for catastrophe was in place but the need (so far) has not been realised, as is shown in the link below. https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/melbourne/coronavirus-ward-created-to-treat-covid-19-patients-at-geelong-hospital-sits-empty-as-managers-hail-its-success/ar-BB13OtGh Kind of reminded me of the episode of Yes Minister where Bernard advises the Minister … Continue reading An empty hospital? Who’d have thought it?
Walking down the street this morning I was holding the lead of my dog. We came across a young, happy, lass in her front yard, gardening. We stopped and one of us pulled on the lead with excitement. 'Come on', she said, 'don't you see - this is an opportunity not to be missed.' I … Continue reading I’m a choc-a-holic
Visiting the supermarket this weekend I saw shelves with little or no toilet paper. The supermarket usually only re-fills their shelves overnight but today they were hard at it, putting as much toilet paper on the shelves as they could to replace the many bundles walking out the door. I should have taken a photo. … Continue reading Come Visit Australia
He did it! We always knew he would. Boris Johnson may well go down in history as one of the most successful Prime Ministers of all time. And he may well have the next decade to prove himself. Today, Tony Blair came out with writhing criticism of Jeremy Corbyn, the arguably socialist leader that led … Continue reading Boris
It was a sun-filled day. The sun was dancing on the water as we walked the five kilometres of pathway near home. Suddenly I heard a sound. Splash! Splash, it went again. I turned my head but saw nothing but a trickle – a trickle of water left after what I could only assume had … Continue reading Ahh, the simple pleasures…
For a couple of years now I've been an avid contributor to Cosmofunnel.com It's a place not unlike WordPress where people of like mind can come together and contribute but at Cosmo it's a bunch of would-be poets like myself who do so. For June 2019 I was lucky enough to win second prize in … Continue reading Cosmofunnel Poetry Contest
I live in Australia. We are about to go to the polls to vote in a federal election. It is compulsory. Yes, we are compelled to vote. Not a bad thing in many ways as at least we have the opportunity to take part in a free and fair election, making us one of the … Continue reading politics down under
My laptop has been lonely. I sit there in front of it and type away, creating one thing and then another to add to my little blog. However, today is not one of those days. In heat close to 100 degrees fahrenheit the last thing I feel like doing is sweating through a session of … Continue reading My laptop has been lonely
Have you ever lived with kangaroos? You know those funny-looking animals with big feet, big ears, and even bigger chests? You may know them as ‘boxing kangaroos.’ I know them as my neighbour. Recently, my family made a move from metropolitan Sydney, that beautiful, harbour-side city so many of you know as the city that … Continue reading I live with kangaroos