Still Wiggling On

The-Wiggles

The new Wiggles for the next generation

“Hey! The old red Wiggle, what was his name again?” I shouted over the din in our car.

“Mashed bananas! Mashed bananas! Murray!” yelled Long Suffering Wife as she mimed along with The Wiggles. Continue reading

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Shotgun Shopping

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In the late 1970’s, you could buy just about anything in Big W !

Folks it’s hard to describe just how big a deal it was when Big W opened in the 1970’s. Thanks to our new Mall, Gladstone had ‘Come of Age!’ Continue reading

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Second to Nun

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Another unhappy nun…

“You are a disgusting little boy who will grow up to be a terrible man!” screeched Sister Vindictive. Folks, I was thirteen and was, according to Sister V, the worst Catholic since Genghis Khan. Continue reading

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Whale of a Tale

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There is a connection between these two photos…. trust me.

Folks, I can clearly recall the day back in high school when my mate Errol trumped our gangs’ ‘one that got away’ fishing lies stories with this statement: “My dad was standing on Auckland Point lookout and reckons he saw a killer whale!” he announced. Continue reading

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In Luke Warm Water

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It’s hard to think in cold water…

Folks, slap on your tinfoil hats because I’m about to unveil a conspiracy theory which might land me in hot, well, lukewarm water. Continue reading

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Learning to Drive

experience-of-driver3A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Littlest Princess turning 16, and how it bought back memories of my own sixteenth birthday; some of them good.

Anyway, this week the adventure continues as the little monster has passed her Learners test and started working her way through the million and a half hours driving time required before she can apply for her Provisional Licence. Continue reading

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Relay for Life

HopLivesHere_RFL_CC_Pos_CMYK_VFolks, if there’s one event I hope to see stricken from our local calendar, it’s the annual Relay for Life. Continue reading

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