Saturday, July 24, 2021

Knock down

Two houses were recently demolished. The waste makers. Red brick ?1930s, perhaps once described as a Californian Bungalow.  Imagine the joys and dramas therein over ninty years.  The land is extensive and new multiple abodes might spring up.
  Demolition is reasonably priced, the resulting waste of materials and loss of tree cover is not a consideration. 
Younger average folk might buy an older home in Newcastle area for maybe 600K or more or less for a knock-down and begin again with a modern build. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

July is wintery yet this tree is in flower. Why? Climate change?  Is it a celebration?  Eid is an important time now for Muslims.
It is reported how prejudice exists against Muslims in our country. 
 Some open interfaith meetings are held to promote understanding and are usually advertised.  Various occasions arise to mix and at very least take it in your stride. As if this retiring, wrong-handed, questioner of all-male rule, Anglo-celt Australian can't contribute something.

Friday, July 16, 2021


Above, info for whale migration.

Its like old times with press conference from each state on pandemic. We can take chastisement.  Will Dan wear his North Face jacket again? What's become of the pin up Sutton whose image was seen on pillow covers?  But Jeroen is aok. 
  Right now, is a campaign overdue in Newcastle to stress prevention? Or is all that on social media. Risk is no distance away from our town.
  Greater Sydney and Melbourne and Victoria  are in lockdown. Nearly 100 Delta infections recorded yesterday in Sydney.  Police patrols are active.
 The snow fields beckon with more  falls predicted and imagine it without the crowds from the bigger cities.  All the same travel needs to be ruled out.

Monday, July 12, 2021

le chat

Ten things to do before I die.
#9 French pronunciation.  Access a pronouncing dictionary of French words of some day to day items and a few names, place names and famed things. 
Study Tour De France 2021 on SBSTV.
Yet is it really worth caring about?

Can't recall the name of an unforgetable pet cat, I was small,  maybe it was GiGi?
 More recently, during a Mandarin phrase, the cat was Xiao Mao which may or may not have worked well.  


What seems to be required is a larger container of multidose vaccine instead of the tiny fiddlely traditional vials of the medication. Of course many reasons exist to remain inflexible and keep the status quo like legal issues. The veterinarians would have some good ideas.

  Its a jungle out there. The Delta strain is threatening.  Sydney and surroundings are locked down and infections are anticipated to begin to decline in a short while if regulations are adhered to. Just over 100 infections recorded yesterday. Vaccine use is strongly advocated in 
the media.
 The state borders are closing up which should not happen, afterall we are one country instead of the little dominions that have emerged. 
...'We are one but we are many..we share a dream....I am, you are, we are Australian....'

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Tuesday, July 06, 2021


Our planet is superb.  
                               From Biripi country

Sunday, July 04, 2021


The Uluru Statement from the Heart challenges us to enter into dialogue with the First Nation people. We need to repond and progress this significant work. 
                                   Awabakal land.

Thursday, July 01, 2021


Mao Tse Tung   from Andy Warhol.
Chinese Communist party is one hundred old. A big past.
What is China planning?  Earlier In my lifetime Russian domination was feared. 
China has amazing development while the mindset seems unchanged in a hundred years, superficially its appearance is stuck in the 1960s as to its over-the-top parades and its stilted prouncements. Officially uncool.

Cooperation, peace and connectedness is the true path for all nations to share. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021


Every cloud has a silver lining.
  Every hour of lockdown is a reprive for the environment when less activity means a reduction in carbon emissions. Fewer gratuitious long haul flights save fossil fuel. 
Unprecendented heatwave in the northern Americas is a warning to stave off global warming now.
Forget the Feds, the NSW state Gov has recently made enlightened statements about renewables, its unbelievable progress.
Excuse the spelling.