I don’t know how to explain this pic …. lets just say driving around in the Territory is always amusing …..
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An old bloke by the name of Douglas Pyne went missing early Saturday morning , leaving the caravan park he lived in Howard Springs ( about 40 km from Darwin ) and announcing to everyone around that he was planning to walk to Palmerston. This is where I must add this old guy is actually 95 yrs old , Palmerston is a fair hike from Howard springs , and its between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius with no shade in that area … so this did concern locals who reported him missing … I’m not sure why , he had just told them where he was going …. but anyway after a day long search he turned up at the Wisdom bar and nightclub which is right in the heart of Darwin ( he obviously was very ambitious or someone has given him a lift as he well and truly bypassed Palmerston !). Another patron spotted him having a beer with his walking frame parked safely next to him and alerted police that he was safe and well. Cant a man go for a beer in peace ???? !!
- What you can find in the middle of nowhere …. (kelsgonebush.wordpress.com)
- Trevor the rubbish warrior (kelsgonebush.wordpress.com)
- Get your motor runnin ‘ …. Head out on the highway ! ! ! (kelsgonebush.wordpress.com)
There are some things I love about winter though – yummy comfort food like roast lamb dinners and hot chocolate , snuggling under my doona ( Duvet for all you non Aussies !) and rugging up in my comfiest winter PJ’s complete with fluffy bed socks .
The other day I was reminded of my love of fluffy socks when I passed a bargain bin in Woolworths containing not one but TWO pairs of fluffy socks for $3 ! Talk about a bargain ! Down south you are lucky to get one pair for under $7 so I snapped them up straight away like the clever girl that I am … So clever I didn’t stop to think why Woolworths were selling them at that awesome price .
I have since worked out that the reason fluffy socks are so cheap up here is because we don’t actually have a winter. We had our coldest April night in 40 years over the weekend , it was all over the news and locals could not stop complaining about how freezing it was. The temperature was 18 degrees. Not minus 18 degrees ,18 above zero my friends and that ,apparently, is ridiculously cold. I’m not at that stage yet ….
Any way I have no idea what I’m going to use these socks for. Cleaning comes to mind , they do look like they would come in handy when i need to dust the furniture ( yeah like that happens often !).
I searched google and came up with a few inspirational ideas …
If Chaos was smaller I could use them as little doggy jackets ..
I could make a fluffy sock monkey ….
Pick http://www.craftbits.com ( sock monkey recipe is also there 😉 )
I could make fluffy sock cupcakes …..
I’m just lucky that I don’t have a fluffy cat …..
Does anybody else have ideas for my fluffy socks ? 😀
On my epic roady across the country I had many blonde moments – this one takes the cake :
I had been driving for a while and busting to use the ladies so I decided to stop in at a little country pub in the Clare Valley region. I parked outside and left Chaos in the car while i did what i had to do ( It was 0 degrees outside , no need to call animal welfare ).
After I finished I went back inside the pub to buy something to drink and no one was in the pub – no staff or customers which I thought was a bit weird but then country pubs are pretty laid back…. After 10 minutes of waiting I started to get pissed off . Bugger it I thought to myself Ill go and get a drink up the road. I stormed out of the pub to find a crowd gathered on the footpath , a couple of them looking as pissed off as I felt .. I looked at the carpark and realized why – my troopy obviously had a faulty handbrake (amongst other things ) and because I had only just started driving a manual I didn’t realize you have to leave them in gear when you park them. Which explains why my car had rolled down the slope and landed smack bang into this old guy’ s Nissan Patrol. Luckily for me he didn’t want to involve the cops because he was drunk and shouldn’t have been driving in the first place.
Anyway if Chaos had a phone I’m pretty sure he would have sent me this ….
I found this article and the pics that go with on the NT news website this morning and couldn’t resist sharing them .
The funniest part of the story in my opinion was when Bluey s owner tried to teach Bluey how to roll in the mud … by doing it himself ! I would of loved to of seen that – imagine some bloke rolling around in a patch of mud with his pet buffalo looking at him like he has lost the plot !
Here is the article published in the NT news last week.
A BUFFALO accused of terrorizing a remote community has been described as a playful pet and not a menace.
Jarrod Shelton said Bluey the 500kg buffalo was friendly and ran at people to make friends with them, not to attack them.
“He is running up to lick them and play with them,” he said.
“He loves his pats.
“He’ll go around and get Weetbix off everyone.”
Bluey and Jarrod cooling off
Bluey was adopted by Mr Shelton and his partner, Glenda Robertson, a health worker, when he was two days old.
Stockmen found him abandoned in the bush and brought him to the couple, who had nursed other injured animals back to health.
The vet gave him little chance of survival but the animal lovers nursed him back to health.
Mr Shelton even taught him how to behave like a buffalo by rolling in the mud himself and encouraging Bluey to copy.
Now approaching his second birthday, Bluey has reached the “naughty teenage phase”.
In his attempts to find a girlfriend, the bashful beast often knocks over bins and “horns” rocks and cars.
The NT News received complaints from an anonymous source who said Bluey was a “hazard” to the community on Wednesday.
But Mr Shelton said he had never injured anyone and the locals were used to his antics.
“No one has actually come up and said he’s a nuisance. I think that opinion comes from people who don’t live here,” he said.
“He loves people. I don’t think he would injure anyone unless they were stupid and didn’t get out of his way.”
Ms Robertson said the reports “upset” her because she loved Bluey.
“He loves us so much and most people don’t see that,” she said.
“We love him too. We’ve tried to take him out bush but he just followed us back. It’s not that easy to just take him out bush and leave him.”
Bluey chillin out at home … in his bed
Reporter Nicole Mills , NT News.
Earlier this year a Darwin woman was sleeping peacefully when she was woken by her dog going nuts outside her bedroom door . Can you imagine her surprise when she opened the door to find a 1.7 meter Salt water croc just chillin” out in her lounge room ! Her husband ( armed with his trusty guitar ) managed to edge past the croc and get to the phone to call animal management who came to the rescue , wrestling the croc into submission.
Apparently this croc , along with many others , escaped from the Darwin Crocodile farm around 6 years ago. Since then locals have complained they have had 15 crocs in their back yards over the last 5 years ..However the croc farm gave them a carton of beer and a croc trap as a consolation , gotta be happy with that ! ;D