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It's a long time

June 10th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Oh dear! Is it so long since I last posted; I have been well so far this winter no flu or colds! Just a bit lazy with my time and doing some HP-Online Courses. I see that they are going to change they website address after 18th June I will change the link when I fine it.

I will get back to posting an update every soon!

Victoria Bushfires

February 10th, 2009 at 08:39 pm

Last Saturday the temperature in Victoria got to 46.4C in Melbourne, with 90km hot dry winds, with total fire ban. Then the country side became a fireball after 10 years of drought in Victoria. One fire controller said that normally fires are rated on 1 to 100 scale but this fire was 320 in scale.

I am been overwhelm with tragedy in country Victoria that I have been watching for days now. Today I made an effort to get the bank to make a deposit for these victims of these Bushfires. I also donated to the Queensland flood victims and some of them are planning to donate they hand outs (our government is giving one off payments to all natural disaster victims) to the Victoria Bushfires Appeal who think they need in more. Some flood victims have been flooded twice in one week may get flood again next week too!

You can link to stories via these links. Its changing daily and at times hourly.
Gallery of Victoria Killer fires

Resident records tragedy

Victorian bushfire survivor, Sam the koala, a global star

Victorian Bushfires Videos

Heat Wave in the Southern States of OZ

January 30th, 2009 at 09:50 am

It's not that hot here where I live just around the 30C but in the north of our state we have flooding but I feel sorry for my follow Australians in the southern states they are heading into day four of temperature of 43C plus bushfires in one state that 3 townships could be burnt out by morning. With the hot winds if these bushfires could get out of control they could be bad as one fire is under power lines which are melting. So lot of power failures with transformers burning out, train tracks melting, so little transports and no air-con.

My sister lives in one of these states, so I never visit her in summer as it very dry and can be very hot normally around high 30s C but at the moment its around 45C and she lives by the sea too!

Happy New Year

December 31st, 2008 at 08:57 pm


Well I slept the New Year in as I went to sleep watching my favorite program for New Year.

So have a very Happy New Year everyone.

Season Greetings

December 25th, 2008 at 11:21 am

Just dropped in to wish everyone Season Greetings

I had a very good Christmas day with family and friends.
I was spoilt rotten with some very nice gifts from my DS & DIL and her family.
I was able to afford some token gifts in return.
We will have to see what next year brings on the spending front for gift given.
I hope to be back posting soon!

In the last 65 days I have

April 5th, 2008 at 09:48 am

Gone shopping or bought something 30 times

Travel to the city by bus 5 times

Drove my car only 16 times

Had food bought or had for free away from home 8 times

And had 35 No Spending Days since the last count.

Letís see what next monthís will be


EARTH HOUR

March 29th, 2008 at 04:14 am

Iím joining in on this event tonight; I will be turning off my lights, computer and TV between 8pm Ė 9pm local time.

A quite few places are joining in here including a large function with 3000 dining guests will be eating by candlelight as whole function will in darkness for that hour.

Many people have planned Earth Hour Parties by candlelight and one sport stadium is showing the Alan Gore movie while this is on. It should be an interesting to see how much power can be saved over all as this event is worldwide this time and not just Sydney this year.

Australia ready to switch off lights for Earth Hour

A string in the tail of summer

February 23rd, 2008 at 09:45 am

Itís has been what summer up to yesterday, we had a lot of rain and most temperatures were around 27-28C since last October when we had temperature around mid -30C. Today it got to 40.2C here on our last week-end of our summer. I had the air-com most of today. I will budget for it in my next power bill. Itís only the third time I have had on since last summer. We will have about another few weeks of high temperatures around 28 -34C. I always think our summer start around the 4th week in spring and goes all the way until mid- April. Something like 8 months summer and 6 weeks of autumn (fall) spring and almost no winter. Itís cold here if itís raining and below 7C. We donít have snow where I live, if we did most of us would freeze as we donít have heating in our homes.

I might add that 40C plus was very rare around SE-Queensland and I can only remember about 30 days at this temperature almost all in the last 4 years, so Climate Charge I think is here now. Our normal hot summer days here are around 28-38C max. (37C = 100F)

No Spending Days so far this month :~ 16

More rain coming.

February 18th, 2008 at 09:18 am

There is another monsoon low off Townsville this afternoon and will past Mackay tonight and come down this far south sometime tomorrow. Not good but it may good for us when it gets here, but will be mainly on the coast.
Our dams are now at 37.8% so when it gets to above 40%, we will off level 6. This may happen if rain gets into a catchment area. With another weather system coming from the west as well!

Queensland put on cyclone watch

More flooding on the coastline.

February 17th, 2008 at 08:39 am

Monsoon rains hit another town this one is at sea level. These heavy rains are not stopping either and if it head out to sea in this area it will be come a cyclone for sure as its right next to the Coral Sea.

Here are some pictures.

Another town flooded

Sorry Day for the Stolen Generations

February 17th, 2008 at 07:02 am

Here some pictures our nation making history on 13th February 2008.

All I can say it should have never happened, (Stolen Generations) taking away Aboriginal children from their family and to be never seen again with the governments (1910 -1970) making out they never did anything wrong.
Pictures of Sorry Day

If you would like to know more I have added more links here.

Sorry Day

Full text of Rudd's sorry speech

Itís raining again

February 4th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

Well there Cricket the bat & ball kind, on today here at the Gabba. So itís raining, last Sunday it was on too, and got washed out. I donít mind the short forms of Cricket 20:20 or the one day matches but the 5 days of Cricket get me as there is nothing to watch on TV.

Itís been raining here in our State on and off since boxing day. Today the Dam with the lowest level did get rain in it. Over 85mm in the last 48 hours which is great and some of the other dams are still overflowing, by this time next year our state government hope to have some of the dams linked by pipe lines between one another so that full ones can top up instead off overflow and flooding some areas. This morning rain can over early when everyone was going to work. I got about 30mm here and about 180mm in the past week but no flooding but I canít mow the lawn as itís to wet! Another storm and raining is coming in this afternoon, where itís raining now they are getting over 300mm per hour falling. So I doubt if the Cricket will finish today and will be a washout too!

More about Cricket

No Spending Days this month 4

Weather - Flooding in the outback

January 20th, 2008 at 09:57 am

I had a quite day today, just doing the washing between showers as itís still overcast here and flooding in the outback with two-third of the state under water.

One of the dams near Emerald Qld, is overflowing for first time in 17 years and it looks like flooding the town too! Our dams around here are still only just over quarter full. So that two dams full and overflowing and others arenít getting much rain around the catchments. So with most of the state has some flooding our area still need more rain. My tank is still full as itís been raining in the city area as we have had over 140 mm since Boxing Day and overcast skies most days. Well the outback got rain and they are happy about it even if itís flooding. Charleville Qld was two weeks off finishing their flood barriers around town. The government flew in the missing parts so they could fill in the missing parts. So now some of itís under water yet again here are some pictures.

Charleville Ďprotected from floodingí
Charleville floods
our weather since Boxing Day
Index of Floods Stories

another no spending day

ANZAC DAY

April 25th, 2007 at 08:19 am

Today is the day that we as a nation, remember our soldiers who fort and lost their lives for us making our nation the spirit itís today. Every soldier tries to live up to that spirit and courage of those who lost their lives today on the morning of the 25th April, the date of the original landing of Australian troops at Gallipoli (Turkey) in 1915 and all wars and actions since. With dawn service here at 4.29am in heart of our cities which thousands go too then stay to watch the match at 10am in the streets or watch it on TV. I listen to radio this morning for the dawn service from Canberra War Memorial. Some of you may ask what does ANZAC stand for Australian New Zealand Army Corps. Have a look at the movie Gallipoli if would like to know more.

Less we forget

about ANZAC DAY


Another No spending day

Color change instructions

April 9th, 2007 at 09:34 pm

On top of each blog there are four buttons.
from the left
My Blog
My Control Panel
New Entry
Add to My Favorites

To change colors click on My Control Panel then click on Settings you will find that's where you can charge your colors. Follow instructions - Click the colored box next to each option and wait for a second for the color picker to open. Then pressing on the coloured boxes to get the colors (I used the named color section.) Just change a few colors at a time until you like the colors, you will need to type the number of the color next to area you are changing. Just delete the number and type in the new number. Once you have all colors numbers, you can then copy & paste the numbers into the areas you like.

To reset your colors back to the default, will take you back to the Blue (default) setting to whatís on the screens are now!
If someone canít read your colors then they can use Blue (default) button to read it.

In Broken Arrow Blog has listed a couple of color tutorials:

Broken Arrow Ė That new blog smell

Well worth the look to get the colors looking like you want Smile to use Jeffery words.

edited to add too!



Love it!

April 8th, 2007 at 01:18 am


I do like this set up now!

What I like is - If you can't read someone else colors then you can go to Blue default to read them.

Love it!

Happy Easter everyone

Sore Eyes or April Fool Joke.

April 1st, 2007 at 06:39 pm

It's very hard on my eyes, I hope these colors are April fool joke. Green titles & pinkish writing. As I have to copy them at the moment to read them here now and I will not be reading any blogs including my own for awhile.

Crocodile Hunter Dead

September 4th, 2006 at 06:50 am

Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter was killed by Sting-Ray in North Queensland on Barrier Reef. Today

He was 44. (1962 Ė 2006)

Beaconfieldís Miners on ĎGood Morning Americaí

June 1st, 2006 at 11:25 am

Todd Russell & Brant Webb the two Beaconfieldís Miners are in New York now.
In the next day or two, will be interview on Good Morning America They were trapped underground for 14 days in a Gold Mine in Tasmania. I hope, I have got the right show here but itís the Morning show from New York.

Beaconfield's Miners are Free

May 8th, 2006 at 07:44 pm

I am up early this morning watching TV on the rescue while I am typing this up. Within the hour their will come up to the surface for the first time in 14 days. On overtime too! I would not like to be underground for hour than be for 14 days & nights trapped in the mine. This is a world first too!


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