Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Selections

Joining in with River and others for Sunday Selections. At the exact time this is published, our pilot should be pulling hard on his joystick as we take off from Melbourne Airport. What were we on when we decided the cheap 5am flight was a good idea? We'll be away for a few weeks. I may be able to drop in a comment on your blog posts, but as usual, I don't blog when I am on holidays.

This is not quite as I remember a Sandman panel van, aka a shagging wagon. As the saying used to go, if the van's a rocking, don't bother knocking.

Mooma celebrates? I don't really know. It is carnival, nighttime fireworks and a street parade among other things. I guessing this was an Italian community entry to the parade. Valero was booming from speakers on the float.

Once known as the gay club Virgin Marys, after protests from the Catholic Church, it became VMs. It is now a straight club with a quite realistic parrot of some breed.

We shall never see this again. The City Square is closed to build Melbourne Metro Rail, an underground train line. I am sure it will not look the same when it is reopened in about five years. It is not a terrific space anyway.

I am sure the City Square resident dog Larry Latrobe will return.

Weekends often see yachts cruising the bay.

I really like the slogan on this ship. Whether it is true or not, who should judge.

Strange evening light a few weeks ago. Maybe it was because of smoke from controlled fire burns.

Well, at 11pm the day before our flight it seems I have some time on my hands. 

Nothing has happened with Mother's wiring as the electrician has gone to Queensland for a holiday. She is quite content with her supplementary lamps. ABI Brother is worried that I won't be able to pay from overseas or see the quotation. Of course I will. 

Which brings me to internet access. My life depends on it. So, I thought this deal from one of our large supermarkets was quite good, a Euro data phone card, 3gb for $50, a significant discount. Available online and in stores. You can see it here. Well, QV in town knew nothing about it, nor did one of the small Woolworths in town. South Melbourne Woolworths knew nothing about it. That is a serious bad, Woolworths. I think all of our accommodation has free wifi and free wifi is wide spread in Europe. I also expect cheap phone cards are available in Europe. On board the ship, I expect the price will be very high for wifi. We shall see. 

Little Jo called to say goodbye, clearly told to by Sister. Of course she spoke to R. Not sure how it happened but after R hung up, well let me just say the stress of the last week for both of us exploded. 

Hat, coat and gloves.....check. I bid you adieu.