Fun In Cubbing… sort of

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Lord and Lady BP!

Folks, this week, to celebrate the birthdays of Lord and Lady Baden Powell (the founders of the Scouting and Girl Guide movements), I decided to re-read my childhood copy of ‘Fun In Cubbing!’; after spending two days tearing our home apart looking for it.

‘Be Prepared’ indeed… Continue reading

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T-Plates

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“Why yes, we are strangers here!  How did you know?!”

Folks, for us rural drivers, navigating through a major city these days is like accidentally puttering onto the set of a Mad Max movie in the middle of the final car chase; with slightly less pile-ups, shooting and explosions, but much more swearing. Continue reading

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Love is in the Air!

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Naaaaw! You old softie!

Folks, today, love is in the air; along with mind-numbing humidity and extreme UV rays.

Now, you may be surprised to know this (but not as shocked as my own Long Suffering Wife would be), but really deep down, I’m a bit of a romantic. Continue reading

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Box Set Binge

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Just another 5 hours of dodgy dealings…

Folks, the world is rapidly dividing into the ‘Haves’ and ‘Have Nots’ i.e.: those who have watched the box sets of Game of Thrones, Madmen, The Wire, The West Wing, Deadwood and Breaking Bad, and those who haven’t. Continue reading

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Powering On In Gladstone

aluminium-cansFolks, after reading last weeks’ story on Boyne Smelter Ltd’s electricity woes, I sat down and did some sums, which was about as exciting as eating raw liver. Continue reading

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The Year of the Chook!

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Well, it’s about, I say, about, time boy!

Folks, today marks the start of the Chinese Year of the Rooster! And while some may be cock-a-hoop about it, those of us born in the year of the Horse generally don’t believe in fairy tales. Continue reading

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Post Australia Day Sickie

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The perfect disguises for your ‘Day after Oz Day’ sickie…

Folks, if you want to celebrate Australia Day in a fair dinkum fashion, then party hardy this Thursday and chuck a sickie on Friday! Continue reading

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