A Captain Cooks Tour

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“Um, I’m pretty sure it’s your turn to go first Isaac…”

Folks, on this day in 1770 a small row boat skidded to a halt on the sands of Botany Bay, and Lt. James Cook said, “You go first Isaac.”  So, midshipman, Isaac Smith (Cooks’ cousin-in-law), leapt over the side and disappeared into history as Cook got the credit for being the first Englishman to step foot onto Australian soil… sand. Continue reading

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ANZAC Day 2017

Avro_Lancaster_accompanied_by_Spitfire_and_HurricaneFolks, the following is a true story, actually, all my stories are true, but this one happens to be slightly truer than the others… mostly.

In the late 1970’s my Grandfather, Charlie, was propping up the bar at the Innisfail RSL when a stranger appeared in the doorway and announced in a heavy German accent, “I am looking for Charles Scott!” Continue reading

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Easter Afterlife

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Folks, not so long ago, I worked in a crematorium and, “Are you scared of dying” was a question I heard at least once a week, along with every cemetery joke in existence; yes, including that one you’re thinking of right now. Continue reading

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Daylight Plotting

 

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An owl up before 6 a.m.

Folks, Daylight Saving Time has ended, so it’s safe to re-hang our curtains again after ‘saving’ them from fading through another hot summer. Continue reading

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Life is Like An Airport

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Yeah, we got this…

Folks, running a modern home is a lot like running an airport; obviously without the degrading security checks, luggage check-ins and outrageous parking fees. Continue reading

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Shock in the Box

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Folks, we don’t take a lot of pleasure in it, but occasionally we frighten the living daylights out of our two-year-old Granddaughter; we may be laughing at/with her, but it’s not fun, it’s our job. Continue reading

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Sorry for the Dela…y

Hi Folks!  Just in case you were wondering where I’d been for the past two weeks, well, let’s just say, using the new, you beaut, better than Windows 7 ever will be, you’ve got to be crazy not to want this programme, Microsoft Windows 10 has been… an education.

I’ll be back soon; hopefully.

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