Monday, February 24, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
A good watermelon growing season? Sunny days a must. John Kerry, a US heavyweight, has just raised the international problem of climate change, strangely, during his visit to Indonesia. He spoke strongly about the truth of the science of climate change.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Any climate change is a global concern. The good with the bad, the rich with the poor.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
It is in our interests to protect the environment to support tourism and caravaning industry.
As our roads become first grade we are instead taking to bush bashing. What will be preserved in the great outdoors after terrible drought, heatwaves and dangerous bushfires are our lot. Can we afford outdoor past times with this level of consumption? Who knows?
If one was to pay $200,000 plus for a caravan type vehicle would they really want to take to the great outdoors and battle the elements. The motel industry misses out business from the self-contained customers in motorhomes etc. One could travel round Australia in a comfortable car at good speed with good fuel economy and stay in Motels, go anywhere free of towing anything, for less than the cost of a hugh caravan.
Just saying. Since the 1960s, Winnebago Motorhomes have been available and made locally. However, it's strange but they had no connection with Winnebago USA. Fittings etc may have been imported and used. Then it was declared that the name Winnebago should not be used here so more recently the name Avida has been adopted by the manufacturers.
On the road again, below, packing up after the show.
Friday, February 07, 2014
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Hugh resources go into a federal government apparatus. Do we really need three levels of governement. They are totally out of proportion.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Saturday, February 01, 2014
While it is never to late to learn, another lifetime is a good idea, firstly for me to learn how to live and secondly to learn to write English prose.
A review in the Newcastle paper, The Herald, gave us the key to the use of adjectives. A revelation. A suggestion for the word order of adjectives is there and word order is significant in English. No expert told me about the use of adjectives which usually stumps me.
Goodness, recently it took me hours to recall the name behind Universal Grammar namely Noam Chomsky who presents counter intuitive theories of language learning. Very mysterious.
Opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose-noun... so there.
The Elements of Eloquence How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase by Mark Forsyth. Icon Press