Sunday, April 02, 2017

Sunday Selections

You can see here River's Sunday Selections and find others. Mine is not really Sunday Selections because these are not my photos, but photos taken by others and for some reason, I saved them as I came across them on the world wide web. This post is like a madwoman's breakfast, all over the place.

Some tosser in the Sydney area that covers Parramatta Road has suggested this vehicle as a solution to Parramatta Road traffic problems. It is described as a track less tram. For mine, if it looks like a bus, sounds like a bus and it quacks like a bus, it must be a bus.


Winnie, it rather depends on which angle you come at it from. Australian Aborigines looked after their land for thousands of years. We whities seem to bent on destroying it. Winnie, pour your yourself another drink to reach clarity of thought.


I have posted this photo of the Pontcysyllte-Aqueduct in Wales before.


It has again become relevant, because after our campervan holiday, I became slightly obsessed with watching RV camping videos, especially these two guys known as RV Geeks.  Recreational Vehicles, if you didn't know. Their visit to Australia was great.


After watching such You Tube videos, YT kept suggesting I look at English narrowboat canal tours and after becoming jaded and tired of RV videos, I took a peak. I came across videos made by an Australian couple who destocked their Australian farm and bought a narrowboat in England. So far I have watched them journey from Chester near Liverpool to London but I am not sure where they will go next. Perhaps they will travel on to the Pontcysyllte-Aqueduct. Along the way, they have investigated lots of beers in various pubs where they moored for night, or in one case were trapped by ice for a couple of days. Yes, they began their journey in the very cold January. Their boat is called Nutshell, hence the title Life in a Nutshell.


Even I could not bring myself to post this photo on Christmas Day, but I did save it.


Brought to you by the media of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.


Yesterday's post was of course an April Fool's joke. While I am sorry if you took it seriously.......no I am not. That is the whole point of an April Fool's joke. I've written some pretty convincing April Fool's posts in the past, but I haven't done one for a few years. I came across some really good ones this year, such as Ikea placing a newspaper ad stating that there is an amnesty for the return of their wooden pencils. Guilty as charged, Your Honour. We have one. Actually, they don't mind you keeping one or two pencils, as the ad points out, but there are hoarders of Ikea pencils. No questions asked. Return the pencils. 

The Sydney tram bus, as seen above, was I expect the inspiration for the Public Transport Users Association April Fool's joke, with the PTUA issuing a media release.  

When I arrived home from work, the harvesting of spaghetti from trees was being repeated on tv. It was one of the best April Fool's jokes ever. 

Crikey had a pretty good one. I read through it all and only realised towards the end that it was April 1. 


Lord Mayor Doyle has not instigated a plan to help the homeless by leaving sandwiches at bus and tram stops, but his own April Fool jokes are usually pretty  good. This year, he plans to extend daylight saving within the Central Business District, plus Docklands, for an extra month, principally to increase business for restaurants and cafes. 

I find it quite stressful to read the electric newspapers on April Fools Day. Is this article serious, or not? Last year when discussing April Fool's Jokes with a friend he said to me he thought up two April Fool's Jokes, one that Britain would leave the EU. I told him it was not believable. But really I liked his second one, that Donald Trump would be elected president of the US. I had a good laugh when he told me that one.

24 comments:

  1. I love Christmas photo

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    1. Gosia, I feel like printing the picture out for Christmas cards.

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  2. I love the aqueduct, and if ever I make it to the UK would love to travel on a narrow-boat.

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    1. EC, mostly quite relaxing in a longboat, except when they entered the rapidly flowing Thames.

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  3. It's a bus.
    I missed the 1st April I was still in March not sure if I'm in April yet.
    Oh I also forgot daylight savings wind back I know I will; be eating lunch at 11 o'clock today.
    Merle.................

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    1. Merle, the twins are doing your head in. Savour the extra hour.

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  4. Does the track-less tram in Parramatta Road run on petrol or electricity? If it runs on petrol, it is a] not a tram and b] will add to Sydney's horrible pollution.

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    1. Hels, batteries, I believe. Very problematic, still.

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    2. Batteries. Which means electricity. In a country already plagued with electrical availability problems. (*~*)

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    3. We'll be right River.

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  5. Would be fun going across on that boat, well I think it would.
    April Fool's Day - oh dear!

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    1. I'd love to glide along the aqueduct, Margaret.

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  6. Every year I forget about April Fool's Day. Every year! So I tend to believe what I read unless it is so outrageously implausible.
    We have those extended buses here in Adelaide, they do the longer trips from the outer suburbs into the city and of course back again. They're also used for closer trips if there is something going on in a suburb, Glenelg, for instance, which would see many people going there. Of course we have the tram to Glenelg now, so that is a poor example, but you get the idea.From the outer suburbs, many people drive to a "park'n'ride" area where they leave their cars to catch the bus, train, or tram to the city, so they don't have to worry about finding city parking.

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    1. River, it's much the same here. The long buses used to be only seen in the outer suburbs but now they come into town.

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  7. Narrow boat, El Chi? I think they might have to change the name if we go on a holiday together.

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    1. JT, it is all about balance.

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    2. So sit together, but on opposite sides of the aisle. Problem solved.

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  8. The aquaduct thingy in Wales is INSANE! Why would they even do that! Loved the spaghetti trees πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I'm happy the clocks have gone back to normal, as you know we don't do that in WA and it's such a nuisance when we're three hours behind Sydney.

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    1. Grace, in some ways three hours can be worse than the 10 plus hours difference between us and Europe, ah, in your case perhaps 8 hours.

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  9. My Mum's a madwoman!! Her brekky looked ok to me. So does this post. Lots of interesting stuff here. Because we are behind we are reading your posts backwards so, for once, she won't get sucked in by your April fools day post. She never remembers April fools day and gets caught out every year. She's a bit slow at times. She remembers the spaghetti tree one though and has to say that she wasn't fooled by that one, good and all as it was.

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    1. Charlie, when it was first broadcast by the BBC, people barely knew what pasta was. It really worked at the time.

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  10. Trump's election is the joke that keeps on giving every day.

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    1. Victor, at least the Washington bureaucracy seems to keep grinding on, keeping the country going, while a debacle plays out in front of our eyes.

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