Sunday, August 31, 2008

Townsville trip - part 3.

Six fat oysters to enjoy in Townsville,knowing my job was nearly done. Woot!

Townsville Road Trip - continued

From Rockhampton to Townsville, going through Mackay, Ayr, Proserpine and a heap of smaller places I can't remember, ha. Thanks Johnno for your patience and understanding with my photos, hugs. The sugar cane was being harvested, and the sugar mills were churning through the process, smoke billowing from their stacks, which dominate the small towns. Road kill: 87 kangaroos, 17 unidentified squashed bits, one echinda. Motor homes: 92 and counting. Caravans: 156 and counting. Cars passed: 703 and counting. Cars overtaking me: 2 *sobs, oh the shame! 1 x water bottle, 2 x cupcakes, 1 x have-a-heart ice-cream, several large wines at night with my mum and sister, 2 x chardys overlooking Townsville Strand, 2 x chardys at airport waiting for the rest of the world to catch up, 1 x very early flight home. All good!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Pattys Travels to North Queensland 29th August

Snacking it at Gin Gin...10.36am

Nearly there...1.00pm

Rockhampton..1/2 way stop...1.03pm

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Road trips


Drum roll. I like Sue's close up shot of the wardrobe knob and I think the new subject could be LIGHTS.



Here's my entry....

My doorlock


1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
3. If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all.
4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?
9. Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job.
10. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.
11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.
12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM. - Like this: It could be a right number.
13. No one ever says "It's only a game." when their team is winning.
14. I've reached the age where the happy hour is a nap.
15. Be careful reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.
16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.
17. Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies ! )
18. Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.
19. After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead!

Always be yourself. Because the people that matter, don't mind. And the ones that mind, don't ! matter.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Photo Comp - door handle

My humble door handle!!!! for photo comp.

*From Eamonn

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Entry in the Extraordinary Ordinary Photographic Competition

My two pictures for the Extraordinary Ordinary Photographic Competition.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Barbs heat up as Aussie-Brit rivalry boils over

Few rivalries in sport match Australia and Britain and the barbs have started flying in Beijing, where the Brits could beat Australia on the Olympic medal table for the first time in 20 years.

Britain hasn't ended the Olympics ahead of Australia since 1988, but currently has 16 gold to Australia's 11 after claiming four more yesterday.

Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates got the ball rolling when he said Britain's medal haul from the aquatic sports wasn't bad for a nation with "few swimming pools and not very much soap".

It wound up the British press, who have been wallowing in their country inching ahead in the medal count.

On Tuesday The Sun ran a story about its pursuit cyclists winning Britain's 12th gold with a picture of them holding their medals under the headline "G'Day Sport".

"Aussies were flamin' mad last night as Team GB continued to lead them in the Olympic medals race," it trumpeted.

"And despite jibes about Poms only being able to win at 'sitting-down sports', Australian pride really was smarting."

The Sun said Coates and his British counterpart Lord Colin Moynihan have a bet in which the loser will have to pay the medal difference in bottles of champagne.

"Having got our nose in front of the off-colour Wizards from Oz, the battle now is to keep it there," it added.

London's Daily Telegraph can see the finish line.

"The Australians are getting desperate here in Beijing. As Britain eases past them in the medal table, they face the ultimate humiliation: being beaten at the Olympics by the Poms," journalist Jim White wrote.

"As a great sporting nation, the Aussies might yet secure enough bullion to keep the grim Ocker nightmare at bay, but their Olympic chiefs are already conceding defeat."

For a change, the Australian media has been forced onto the back foot in their neverending sporting battle with Britain, which reaches a climax when they play each other in cricket or rugby.

"Poms are winning, call an inquiry," screamed the Sydney Morning Herald.

"Once, not so long ago, Australians were a proud people who walked tall with jutted jaws," wrote Peter Hanlon.

"The Poms were a source of amusement, a fallen imperial master weeping over a dog-eared scrapbook, its tattered images of Steve Redgrave, Seb Coe, Mary Rand and those blokes from Chariots Of Fire fading by the day.

"Now there's not a hutong in Beijing you can disappear down without a smug cockney voice trailing you on the breeze — 'Jeez cobber, what's happened to the Aussies, mate, ay? Bloody crook, fair dinkum!'

"Oh, the shame."

Coates, or Coatsey as he likes to be known, said he enjoyed the rivalry, although "my sense of pride says that we can't let them beat us".

"They are certainly serving it up to me, that little former coxswain who's the president of the British Olympic Association, (Lord) Colin Moynihan," he told reporters.

"He's (saying): 'Coatsey, we're coming at you'. I've been getting that all week and you know that he dropped some soap in when he took some of my beers the other day."

And Coates warned Australians to prepare for more gloating.

"Their new-found cockiness has got some substance to it," he said.

"We're just going to have to go home and reflect on this and deal with it in our own way.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Eamonn's Toaster

my toaster

I should have cleaned it first. note the instrutions on the toaster.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do I want to be when I grow up:

Happy, wealthy, not necessarily rich, but I can do, and have done, poor, and do it well, but rich is better.

I want to be a writer
a Poet
a guest house owner/host
a gardener
a traveller
a philosopher
a wine lover
someone’s lover
a grandmother but not yet
learning every day
laughing every day
and so much more…..

And you want to be....?

Its not flash but it does the job. I rarely make toast except when I have baked beans on toast. There you go I just talked myself into what i'll have for dinner tonight. Sorry about the blurred out of focus, but I guess everyone has come to know thats my signature and its a genuine original one of limmited edition when they see an out of focus photograph.

Crispy toast

Warning!!, do not try this at home!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Toaster - Extraordinary Ordinary Photographic Competition

I have just taken this, and, oh crumbs, thought I had better empty the tray.

Quote for the day:

'Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply.

If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.
If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.'

So - if you give her crap , you will get a bucket full of shit!

The Extraordinary Ordinary Photo Challenge - Toaster

I think I need a new toaster, or maybe I need to clean more. Ekkk!

Entry in the Extraordinary Ordinary Photographic Competition

This is my entry into this weeks competition.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Extraordinary Ordinary Photo Competition - Winner

And the winner of this weeks Extrodinary Ordinary Photo Comptetion is Loobyloo, judged by Eamonn.

In his words "I think its original and imaginitive!!!"

Congrats Loobyloo.

This weeks subject is A TOASTER.

Go for it Groovers.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Simple Math..
What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
How about achieving 103% .What makes up 100% in life?
.Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions ,


Is represented as.
It is obvious that H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11=98%
And K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5=96%
But.A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5=100%
While B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20=103%
Finally and most effectively 1+19+19+11+9+19+9+14+7=127%

So, one can conclude that while hard work and knowledge will get you close, and attitude will get you there. It’s the bull shit and ass kissing that will put you over the top!


Eamonn meets Paul Kelly

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

PLAYING WITH SPOONS"'not counted in comp"

This is what I was trying to attempt with my spoon drops but I blurred it

This one I look at our animal park on the weekend inside a crocs mouth

Where's Patty

Ok, I found her...zoomed in with the new Google Maps street level and found her with her friend Chris Jackson in a truck stop in the NSW town of Kurri Kurri drinking coffee


Lots of teaspoons!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008


From Philius/Darren



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This inaugural competition was judged by Char, our American friend - thanks Char, we appreciate your time and comments.

"They were all really good. It was hard to decide!! Pass on my kudos to all entrants.

I have to say I liked Johnno's best. He and I were on the same wavelength (scary, right??)! When I saw the chosen object first thing I thought of was a picture of a box on fire.

Hugs to all."

On a personal note I would like to also add that I loved the spark photo from Darren (aka Philius) and the enthusiasm of Sue with her Teddy Bear series, and Loobyloo (Christmas matches) and her hubby, who also joined in the fun with his football series.

Who can match (no pun) Pauls collection, and the studied artistry of Dieter, with both book and box matches, and the smokes to boot, giddyup!

Well done everyone, this weeks subject is *drumroll, A TEASPOON.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Photo comp....Teaspoon

Just thought I would start the proceedings...I am staying out of it this week

As You Slide Down the Banister of Life

As You Slide Down the Banister of Life, Remember

1. Jim Baker and Jimmy Swaggert have written
An impressive new book. It's called .........
'Ministers Do More Than Lay People'

2. Transvestite: A guy who likes to eat, drink
And be Mary.

3. The difference between the Pope and
Your boss, the Pope only expects you
To kiss his ring.

4. My mind works like lightning, One brilliant
Flash and it is gone.

5. The only time the world beats a path to
Your door is if you're in the bathroom.

6. I hate sex in the movies. Tried it once.
The seat folded up, the drink spilled and
That ice, well, it really chilled the mood.

7. It used to be only death and taxes
Now, of course, there's
shipping and handling, too.

8.. A husband is someone who, after taking
the trash out, gives the impression that
he just cleaned the whole house.

9 My next house will have no kitchen - just
Vending machines and a large trash can.

10. A blonde said, 'I was worried that my
Mechanic might try to rip me off.
I was relieved when he told me all
I needed was turn signal fluid.'

11. Definition of a teenager?
God's punishment...for enjoying sex.

12. As you slide down the banister of life,

May the splinters never point the wrong way

OMG the Olympics have begun. *whew.

I adore the Olympics, and I hope you do too. Australia and China. woot.