Thursday, January 24, 2019

Bits

The Manchester Unity building is just divine, as is the Melbourne Town Hall Clock tower. The other dominant building, not really so much.


I did not see Nick the day after the 'conversation'. I was a bit nervous about seeing him again, but I saw him again today. Hey Andrew, we don't see each other for weeks and then we see each other twice in one week. He is ignoring, so I am ok with that. Perhaps I should ask him to text me a dick pic. I thought I had his phone number but it has disappeared from my phone. I expect I deleted it because he used someone else's phone to call me about a work matter.

I geeded up R to get in touch with Oldest Niece about what to buy Little Em for her third birthday. Oldest Niece texted back, Little Em wants a baby. Well, she will have to wait until July for that, a new sister or brother called Little Andrew, in honour of his great uncle. In the meantime we might buy Little Em some expensive label summer pyjamas. We know that Oldest Niece notices such things as labels and a label is not wasted on her.

Mother bleached the inside of ABI Brother's kettle. After rinsing, it frothed up once when boiled and then a second time. It took the third boil to kill the bleach effect. ABI Brother had barred Mother from using his washing machine, but relented and showed her how it works. She failed and the machine went into a beeping distress mode.

Sister, Bone Doctor and Little Jo return from Bright tomorrow. I think I will now call them Family 3225. My work team manager and her girlfriend were in Bright a week before Family 3225. Dykes and camping. Tedious. But Bright is beautiful.

Day off tomorrow. We will be out early for brunch and great niece birthday shopping, then hunker down at against the heat. Occasionally we will venture onto the balcony, just so that we can remark to each other about how hot it is. We may then well slip into reminisces of air conditioners past. Well, we did actually do that last night. It may not surprise you to know that my memory of useless information about air conditioners from the past is better than R's. In window with expandable sides, Milton Street, 1980, and Waverley Road. In wall air con Prosper Parade and Station Street, and Rosamond Street. Rosamond Street then split system. St Kilda Road, we are on our second split system. Yep, I remember the important things about life.

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  1. You are so right about the buildings in that photo.
    Good luck in the heat. I am so over this summer.

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    1. EC, summer has not been too bad here until today. Stepping outside is like stepping into a fan forced oven. But we have used A/C a lot more than we did last year.

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  2. I had never been to Bright, until my brother in law was in Melbourne one summer and was driving back to Sydney via Bright. He had heard about Bright decades earlier and was delighted to finally visit. It was lovely!

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    1. Hels, truly lovely. My grandparents used to go there in Autumn for the foliage colour.

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  3. Your memory is incredible except where your age is concerned but a blog writer will always help you out with that.

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    1. Jah Teh, I am sure a blogger will remind me of my age.

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  4. Buy Little Em one of those lifelike baby dolls she can cuddle and play "mother" to. They still have ones that drink and wet, with a supply of mini disposable nappies to be even more lifelike. I remember in wall/in window airconditioners (we never had one), a few neighbours here still have them, they make awful rattling noises when they get a bit old. The split systems are much quieter.

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    1. River, I expect she has every toy available for a child that age. But I reckon a drinking and wetting doll would be good. However, we did buy label clothing, a pair of summer pyjamas with the label Target. Yes, the in wall air con units are noisy outside and inside.

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  5. Brand names, oh yes, some mother's just know and it's usually passed onto their children!
    You have a good memory and keep cool in your hot weather.

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    1. Margaret, sadly the label ended up being Target, but what we bought was good. Myer label clothing had pink after pink in size 3.

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  6. The two old buildings are magnificent. I used diluted white vinegar to clean the jug when we lived in town.

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    1. Cheryl, that is what I used to use with the plastic kettles. The vinegar worked and there was no taste in the kettle afterwards.

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    2. Even with vinegar you are supposed to boil and empty the kettle a couple of times before using.

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  7. Bright looks like a family friendly fun place Andrew, can see why it's popular. Glad things weren't awkward with Nick.. or were they? Hope you found something suitably brand worthy for Em!

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    1. Grace, yes, Bright is great for families. No, not really awkward. He is man of the world. Summer pjs for Little Em.

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  8. Those older buildings are very nice.
    I usually put a cut up lemon inside my kettle and boil it a couple of times to whiten it. I suppose it's not a good idea to use bleach when you're going to drink from the kettle.
    I've never been one for labels and I'm glad my kids don't bother with labels either.
    Stay cool Andrew :)

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    1. Sami, yes, I can imagine the lemon would work too. You could leave it in there and make lemon tea. We don't bother with labels and I don't think Oldest Niece does, but she would know the children's expensive labels.

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  9. Enjoy your day off, shopping for the great niece and lounging on the balcony.

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    1. Sandra, it was a bit too warm to enjoy shopping and very warm on the balcony today.

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