Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kill a kangaroo

I don't really have any more details than this. I think the sentence should have been for a longer time. I haven't done it yet, but Face Book these two dudes to see their ugliness. What scum.

A man who brutally bashed a kangaroo to death with a crowbar with another man near Bunbury will spend almost a year behind bars.
Craig Jamie House and Vance Geoffrey Jarvis, who represented themselves in court, both pleaded guilty in the Bunbury Magistrates Court on Tuesday to ill-treatment of an animal, according to the ABC.

Wednesday Wonders

These roughly forty photos were emailed to us by a friend. I will post three once a week. Many are quite amazing.




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Australia seaside tourist hotspots

If you visit these capital cities in Australia, these are must see places, in order of importance.

Melbourne has St Kilda Beach. Catch a tram to get there.


Sydney has Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Catch a ferry to get to the first, catch a train and then a bus to the latter, if you can squeeze onto the bus. Maybe better to get a bus all the way.



Adelaide has Glenelg Beach. Catch a tram to get there.


Perth has Fremantle. Catch a train to get there. Also Cottesloe Beach, catch a bus.


Darwin has Mindil Beach. Catch a bus to get there. Hundreds do, to see the spectacular sunset. Don't be a dick like me and ask the bus driver to tell me when we arrived at Mindil Beach. The very full bus emptied at the bus stop.

Brisbane is a bit inland on the Brisbane River. I don't know where people would head to a beach there, and the waters at a beach there could have nasty stinging things. Educate me! Is Fortitude Valley the tourist hotspot in Brisbane?

The same with Hobart. It too is on the Derwent River. I suppose you would say Salamanca Place is the tourist hotspot, but there is no beach.

These are all my photos taken from my blog and do not represent the best of what you will see.

Later edit: At Brisbane's Southbank is a constructed beach and from the photos I just looked at, it seems great.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Musical Monday

Do check out what River has posted for Musical Monday. I am slightly hesitant to post this clip as I fear I will appear to be so out of touch with music because you will have all heard or seen this group perform. They hail from New Zealand and are now residents of Queensland's Gold Coast. The Koi Boys are just excellent and it is obvious that they are very much enjoying themselves. 3:45



Warning. The guy furthest from the camera is called Nuz. Do not go off googling him to see his body without smelling salts nearby.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I know nothing

When you have been with your partner for 38 years, you would think there wasn't too much you didn't know about them.

We were watching the English tv show Vera last night. The show is set in and around Newcastle in the north of England, where R comes from. The scene was set in a pub.

R: I worked in that hotel. It was at the base of the High Level Bridge.

Me: Fascinating dearest. You've worked in so many places, it is a wonder you can remember.

R: Yes, my brother in law to be and me both worked there as we were saving to go to Butlins (a holiday camp of the most ghastly variety, but this is with hindsight) and of course that was where I met Cat Stevens. The hotel has changed........

Me: Stop! Now! What did you just say?

R: About meeting Cat Stevens?

Me: Yes, you've never told me that before?

R: Thought I had. Cat Stevens was Irish (I didn't know that) The pub was owned by an Irishman and he was a friend of Cat and he came to visit him once at the hotel and we were introduced.

Me: How come you have never told me this?

R: I thought I had. He was only semi famous then.

I used to find Cat Stevens so sexy before he became a weird religious Moslem nutter who agreed with murder of those critical of the prophet Mohammed. I am quite perplexed as to why I did not know R had met Cat Stevens.