What the Doctors say

It was a bit of a rough trip to the doctors office today. After a raft of tests over the last few weeks the doctors assistants have been calling to demand I make an appointment and see him so I have. My kidneys are giving off significant amounts of protein and are in a state […]

The illusion of Recycling

Have you ever sat down and really thought about some of the things we accept as being fact. The current fad of believing you have some control over the destruction of the planet by recycling is interesting. It IS a fad by the way! It as much a fad as Coca-Cola, yo-yos and hula-hoops. The kind of […]

Liquorland Budgewoi

It was a very astute piece of planning that caused the local Wyong Shire Council or some other Government department to allow a Liquorland outlet right at the front of the Cole’s Supermarket at Budgewoi. If you were to mention the existing alcohol outlet at the end of the same group of shops and wonder […]

Catching up. 15 May 09

Ruth took me over to the big Bunnings Store at Lakehaven. It became impossible to paint or draw with all of the table tops and desks groaning under the weight of things needing a home. Paint tubes, papers, electrical goods, palette knives, books and cameras all over the place. We grabbed two sets of  “Trade […]

Toukley Shoe Repair

There was finally a chance to get a lift over to Toukley to pick up the boots. The boots are Caterpillar Steel Capped and laced work boots with a huge build-up on one side to compensate for my bad leg. Because of the size of the build-up and damage to my knee and ankle they […]

Budgewoi Progress Association

This very old organization is in the throes of dying out. The last few mentions in the local Pelican Itch newspaper about the association written by the members sound a little bitter that there has been no support and no new membership from outside the few aged people traditionally making up it’s numbers. I have […]