Monday, 30 July 2012

Joke Tuesday.

Subject: Meteorology - Australian Style.

It was April and the Aboriginals in a remote part of Northern Australia asked their new elder if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was an elder in a modern community he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the tribe should collect firewood to be prepared.

But being a practical leader, after several days he had an idea.

He walked out to the telephone booth on the highway, called the Bureau of Meteorology and asked, 'Is the coming winter in this area going to be cold?' The meteorologist responded, 'It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold.' So the elder went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood in order to be prepared.

A week later he called the Bureau of Meteorology again. 'Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?' The meteorologist again replied, 'Yes, it's going to be a very cold winter.' The elder again went back to his community and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.

Two weeks later the elder called the Bureau again. 'Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?' he asked. 'Absolutely,' the man replied. 'It's looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters ever.' 'How can you be so sure?' the elder asked. The weatherman replied, 'Our satellites have reported that the Aboriginals in the north are collecting firewood like crazy, and that's always a sure sign.'

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Home news.

Dad is on his fourth day of his new treatment and it seems to be working. The pain he has been in is slowly easing!

Thursday, 26 July 2012


I took this from my back garden.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Joke Wednesday.

That's it folks!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Home news.

Dad has a doctors appointment at 5-20pm. Hopefully he will be prescribed the medication he needs to get rid of the acute pain he is suffering!

More soon.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Home news.

Dad has been diagnosed with Polymyalgia. It is easily treatable with steroids and the treatment should start on Friday.

It is such a relief to know what the problem is and that it can be controlled, and that my Dad will be pain free!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Joke Tuesday.


Where have they gone?

They bring back fond memories. More next week.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Home news.

The doctor has changed Dads beta blockers, as being off the old ones has made things worse. The doctor said he didn't want to risk putting him in hospital again.

The new beta blockers don't cause the pain Dad is suffering. Why put an 83year old on them in the first place? That was the hospitals choosing.

I'll keep you informed.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Home news.

Dad has been taken off the beta blockers until Friday, when the doctor will assess him again. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Joke Tuesday.

Subject: FW: The case for the penis.

Grievance raised by penis.

I, the Penis, hereby request a raise in salary for the following reasons:

1. I do physical labour. 2. I work at great depths. 3. I plunge head first into everything I do. 4. I do not get weekends or public holidays off. 5. I work in a damp environment. 6. I work in a dark area that has poor ventilation. 7. I work in high temperatures. 8. My work exposes me to diseases.

Response by management.

Dear Penis,

After assessing your request, and considering the arguments you have raised, the management denies your request for the following reasons:

1. You do not work 8 hours straight. 2. You WORK IN SHORT SPURTS AND fall asleep after EACH brief work period. 3. You do not always follow the orders of the management team. 4. You do not stay in your designated area, and are often seen visiting other locations. 5. You do not take initiative - you need to be pressured and stimulated in order to start working. 6. You leave the workplace rather messy at the end of your shift. 7. You don't always observe necessary safety regulations, such as wearing the correct protective clothing. 8. You will slow down before you are 65. 9. You find it difficult to work double shifts. 10. You sometimes leave your designated work area before you have completed the assigned task. 11. And, if that were not all, you have constantly been seen entering and exiting the workplace carrying two suspicious-looking bags.

Sincerely, The Management.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Home news.

My Dad is still suffering the side-effects of the beta blockers he's taking. He is in constant, serious pain! Today has probably been the worst yet. He has an appointment with the doctor on Tuesday, so hopefully something will be done to alleviate the problem.....otherwise there will be trouble!!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Joke Tuesday.

Air Show Disaster.

Amazing photos show great detail.

The pilot at low level had no control over his aircraft. It narrowly misses a crowd gathered for the Air Show and slams into four buildings.

One can only imagine the horror of the occupants inside those buildings.

Probably scared the shit out of them!

Monday, 2 July 2012

Pub news.

Business has been pretty steady, certainly during the lunchtime, when I am in. The evening trade was bolstered by the football being shown,(until England got knocked out that is!!)

Saturday lunch was steady. It is usually quiet, as Saturday seems to be shopping/gardening day. Sunday, however was packed until 3-30pm, then from 4-30 it went mad again!

Today was fairly good too. Things look good!