Wednesday 29 November 2023

Aussie Slang


Hello and welcome to Wednesday a day for some Aussie slang this week we have the following words.

Salvos: Salvation Army

Sanger: Sandwich

Servo: Petrol Station

Shelia: A woman

Shonky: Dubious or Underhanded

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Creature Day


Here we are at another Tuesday and another creature this week we have the Cassowary.

A Cassowary stands as tall as some people and are considered by some to be Australia's most dangerous bird although many of us have never seen one except in a zoo.

They have a stretched neck, a scaly blue head with red flaps of skin that hang from its throat referred to as “wattles”. On top of its head is a most eye catching “helmet” made of toughened skin hard on the outside but spongy inside.

Males raise the young and will protect them at any cost, it has a 12cm long middle claw which can be used like a dagger to disembowel predators. Cassowary kicks are powerful enough to break bones and kill.

They are flightless birds without a keel on their sternum bones. Cassowaries are native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, the Aru Islands, and northeastern Australia. Three cassowary species are extant.

The southern cassowary is listed as endangered in the Wet Tropics region and with only an estimated 4400 cassowaries left in the wild, every cassowary is precious.

Monday 27 November 2023

The Role of the Sheriff in Australia


Hello Monday I am off this morning for family cuppa with cousins I don't remember, my sister Sue is going to pick me up and take me. Anyway here we are at another post about Australia this week we will touch on the role of Sheriff Officers here in Australia.

Sheriff's Officers are authorised to exercise a range of law enforcement powers, including service of documents, execution of writs, warrants and orders to recover unpaid fines or judgement debts. Execution of orders can lead to the seizure and sale of goods and land if the order is not immediately satisfied.

They take action against people who do not comply with their debt-related court orders. They enforce warrants and orders issued by Victorian courts for both criminal (arising from unpaid fines) and civil (arising from orders made following civil disputes) matters.

NSW Sheriff’s Office they conduct law enforcement, security and support activities to ensure the safe and successful operation of state courts.

They also administer the NSW jury service system, a massive operation which involves more than 200,000 citizens each year. More than 400 specially trained Sheriff's officers, court officers and clerical staff are employed at 58 Sheriff's offices across the state.

Next week I will tell you a little about their history.

Sunday 26 November 2023

Week 47 of 2023


Up washed and dressed for the day, not warm nor cold but I am glad I am in long pants. At 9am I changed into shorts.

Tasha came down and washed her car on our lawn as hers is mostly dirt.

Had a phone call from Dave and Leigh it was nice talking to them but there was a lot of background noise.

A new week, starting well as I am awake after a good night's sleep, although I have woken with a headache but not a bad one, it's just there. It is a cool start to the day.

In fact it is a much cooler day also a somewhat restless day for me.

Had the headache all day not bad just there still.

Kathy sent a message via text to tell us she is getting married tomorrow, I am only now able to say something, Tim has known for a while but it is a surprise to me. I have no idea what I am going to wear I guess the prettiest dress I can find.

Tasha is in a right mood over Kathy getting married tomorrow I really don't understand it but I was expecting it.

I ended up having Tim go to the post office for me I had a dozen letters to post.


Last night I sent Jess a text asking if she could help me get ready today for the wedding but forgot she worked all night didn't get home till 6.30am and will in bed asleep so unable to help.

Managed to get myself dressed for the wedding on my own.

The wedding was a simple occasion there was some really nice food afterwards made my Jenny (Michael's Mum).

I id feel left out sitting and watching and feeling sad and wanting to cry at times, thinking about how I wished Mum was there with me. Kathy of course looked so pretty as did the girls.

We arrived home around 3pm

A new day has arrived and I am feeling ok, not great but ok.

Sue called in to see me, she wasn't here long and it was as always nice to see her.

Haven't done much today just no motivation to do stuff.

Up, washed and dressed by 5am as I woke at 2am to pee went back to sleep, heard what I thought was the 3am news but after tossing and turning for a bit I checked the time and it was 4.30am so I got up.

Kathy rang and told me that yesterday Martin was really bad, I didn't think he looked good on Wednesday.

I was able to answer a few letters, including one new pen pal, I like getting new penpals.

Sam was complaining that he doesn't have enough clothes and he doesn't know where they went, he is forever losing stuff mostly clothes. He likes to have enough clothes to get through the week before needing to do a load of washing. Yes Sam does his own washing has done for years now.

Another 4.30am start I heard the 4am news and afterwards found I wasn't able to get comfortable so after tossing and turning for a while I got up and when I checked the time it was 4.30am.

I changed a couple of things on my desk moved two lots of storage units that I had sitting on my desk.

I also answered three letters.

Rained on and off most of the day.

Saturday 25 November 2023

Jo-Anne's Thoughts


Hello everyone I hope those of my followers who celebrate Thanksgiving had a good one, I had planed to do this post yesterday but after another I just gave up if it wasn't the computer being a bitch it was interruptions of one sort or another.

This morning it is wet outside with according to my weather app 100% chance of rain today, I am wearing shorts so not a cold day nor is it hot.

I have been thinking about how far I have come in a year, this time last year I couldn't do so many things, often needing the wheelchair when we went out and now I don't. I am back to walking pretty much everywhere I do, however, get annoyed when people say that's good but you can better. Why oh why do they feel the need to add that bit.

I can also now shower myself again, dress myself and do the everyday things a person does. I still have trouble cutting up meat and other food items to eat and have to ask for help.

I have always managed to blog and write to pen pals these two things gave me a reason to get up of a morning and carry on. Another motivation to get up each day Monday to Friday was/is Sam accompanying Sam up to wait for the transport drive each day is something I look forward to.

You know what else I can do that a year ago I couldn't do, write as in hold a pen and write word on paper, I could manage to print a few words but writing as in cursive writing but now I can. Ok there still little chance other people can read it but I can and that means something, because let's be honest here my handwriting has always been a messy near unreadable scribble I have been told so many times.

Ok that's all that has come to mind this morning.

Thursday 23 November 2023

A Wedding


Good morning all, here we are at Thursday but no working life post today as I have something a little different, I was informed on Tuesday night that the following day Wednesday as in yesterday our eldest daughter would be getting married at lunch time yesterday.

So I went to a wedding yesterday, Kathy says I look sad in the photos I am not in many. I was sad I missed my mum being with me so I would have someone to talk to. Yes I could talk to Tim but it's not the same.

 was happy to see Kathy & Michael get married but I felt left out, Jenny (Michael's Mum) did a fantastic job at arranging things and preparing food. There was only 11 people present the bride & groom their parents, the celebrant a friend of Michael's parents to took photos and another friend of Jenny's who helped with the food and such. Also of course there was Sydney-May & Summer.

When Jenny took Kathy off and did Kathy's make up which looked good I had a left out feeling. I felt like I didn't belong yes I know these are silly feelings but I can't change how I felt.

Jessica is pleased for them but not bothered by not being invited, Tasha, however, feels different, she is rightly pissed off, as she feels that Kathy is embarrassed by our family there have been a couple of things in the past that gave that impression and Tasha holds onto things, were I let things go and move one.

Tasha is the person who introduced Kathy Micheal years back and I maybe wrong but I suspect there is a bit hurt feelings felt by Tasha and when Tasha feels hurt it can take either a bloody long time or never for her to feel ok again.

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Aussie Slang


Here we are at another day of Aussie Slang, so here we go.........

Rip Snorter: Bloody fantastic or great

Road Trains: Large truck with many trailers

Ropeable: Very angry

Root: To have sex

Rooted: Something is stuffed up as in broken, doesn't work

or to be worn out or exhausted

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