Saturday, April 18, 2015

About the blogs

Tired of London, tired of life? Never. It seems me mentioning Brad and Janet was quite topical. Ian Visits in London has details of a Rocky Horror performance at Royal Albert Hall by winners of a competition at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

I was quite moved by our friend in Sydney Victor's post about his lack of a sibling and the difficulties when when siblings he knows fell out.

Strayer sent me off on an internet search about canned heat, specifically a Sterno Stove.

I read it once, then continued reading. I went back and checked and then checked again, yes Marcus Wong has married. What a tolerant woman he has married. :-P at Marcus.

Snoskred also sent me off on an internet search after she reviewed a book she had read, about some blokes in a tunnel. I don't know that I will read the book, but I will do more than my initial research.

Most of this happened today. I am quite shallow and will be on to your next piece of writing and forgotten the last, and if you didn't get a gig above, it is not because I don't enjoy what you write too.

I thank you all. I hate it when you stop writing and leave me.

PS Grace in Perth overcame her fear of flying and flew to Sydney to attend her granddaughter's first birthday. Sweet.


25 comments:

  1. Andrew, your own blog generates so much reaction, day after day. I'm constantly impressed by the range of subjects you cover.

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    1. Victor, I rather wish I and my blog had a focus and I knew a lot about one thing, but that is just not me.

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  2. Grace does a fabulous job of showcasing Perth ~ I could almost up and emigrate to the west coast some days after reading her posts. But then your blog Andrew, reminds me that a holiday in Melbourne is long overdue.

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    1. Thank you Carol. Recently I have heard a couple of negative things about Perth, one from two guys who live there. Grace does make the city and surrounds sound and look truly great and also interesting. All in the perception, I suppose.

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  3. A brilliant post. My monkey mind goes off on tangents and down alleys on voyages of explorations triggered by other people's posts too. I really do get an education in the blogosphere - for which I am grateful.

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    1. EC, learning about Australian matters is one thing you learn from blogs, but wow, what I have learned about other countries I could never have learnt from books etc.

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  4. Now I'm so curious as to what the two guys who live in Perth had to say Andrew :) I'm sure that there are people who will find fault where ever they live. I was talking to a couple of guys in Sydney going up in the lift who had only been in Sydney for two days and HATED it, couldn't wait to leave. There was a time years ago when it might have been true to say Perth was a bit 'quiet' :) but anyone who says that these days is just not out there, personally I can't keep up! I know Colin Barnett is getting a lot of flack right now and as much as I'm not a big fan, some of his comments very similar to Tony Abbott's got way too much of an over-reaction in the press.. but then what can you expect from the press these days, they are total rubbish. As for the content of your blog, there's a reason it's so popular, it's current, relevant and at times hilarious.. you're about the only person who makes me laugh out loud at the oddest times, usually after midnight :) Don't change a thing.. in fact when I get back later in the day I intend to make myself the best cuppa ever, put my feet up and catch up on all your posts I missed, hope there's a laugh or two there.. no pressure Andrew :)

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    1. Grace, quiet was one thing I heard from a workmate who said while it was busy enough during the day, he did not particularly feel safe walking around on his own at night, just because there were few people on the streets. Now I have racked my brains and asked R and neither of us can recall exactly what the two Perthites were negative about, sorry. How anyone could hate Sydney for a holiday, I do not know.

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    2. That made me laugh :)

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  5. Samuel Johnson was a bit of a snot, but in this he was spot on. ""Why Sir you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No Sir when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."

    Tired of London, Tired of Life is a great blog :) http://www.tiredoflondontiredoflife.com/

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    1. Hels, it is a good quote. I do already subscribe to that blog.

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  6. Hello Andrew a great post luckily I am not tired of London. Greetings from sunny Poland ...

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    1. Gosia, aren't you supposed to be in Turkey now.

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    2. I am on the way Andrew

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    3. And never far from the wifi Gosia!

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  7. Not ever going to leave ya, but good things are happening right now, albeit a bit time-consuming.
    More about that next week!

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    1. How intriguing Jac. We shall see what it is about.

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  8. I rarely click on links in other blogs, I'm a slow reader and spend far too much time on the internet already. My prepaid data allowance runs out too quickly, too often.

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    1. River, I thought you would be a fast reader, of books at least.

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    2. It's different with blogs, I read more carefully so as to make a decent comment, then I often check back on previous posts to see if comments have been answered.

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    3. I see what you mean. Yes, the checking back. At times I forget, but usually remember at some point, often when the person makes their next post.

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  9. I expect you are being you in your posts. Nothing false, you seem to write down to earth feelings and your opinions which i find interesting. It good to get to learn about people by what they write, it's often what's not said, that says a lot. I like you search and read about certain thing that people write about, that's another way of learning...

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    1. Well WA, I do embellish a little of course and there is some omission, but yes, essentially what your read is what I am. I don't talk about work, which is very stressful and I don't know how long I can keep going, and I don't mention often about relationship issues, that I would have thought had been sorted out after 35 years but apparently not. It seems in spite of never have had an accident and never receiving a ticket for anything, tonight driving at 10 km/h, I am the worst and most dangerous driver in the world. I am used to that sort of abuse. It is stress release. He had a rough week and his back is crippling him.

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  10. Oh Andrew, you mentioned me. Clear down in Australia you mentioned me. Glowing warm here! Thank you.

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    1. Strayer, just as well you had not long posted a lovely big piece with great photos for those who follow the link to enjoy.

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