My blogmates in the US might be able to cast a light on this almost last disgraceful act by #45 leaving President Biden and Mrs Biden killing a few seconds at the front door of the Whitehouse after his inauguration. True or untrue?
Saturday, January 23, 2021
This plant is some kind of miniature petunia. We bought it for about $15 at the big green shed hammer shop. It has been a terrific balcony plant aside from a few moments of misery. I once let it go dry and it was not happy and wilted but quickly recovered.
It also looks miserable on cloudy and overcast days but give it a blast of sun from dawn to noon, along with some heat and its roots being damp, it smiles at me as I step on to the balcony and almost exudes glee. Best $15 ever spent.
The apricot flowers open red and fade to a soft peach colour. It was only after a few weeks I began to deadhead the flowers and it has looked better since then too.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Good to see President Biden undoing some of the bad things #45 had done and doing some things #45 should have done. As for #45, let the Divine Miss M, Bette Midler, have the last word as he fades into history as a very bad dream.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
I guess you would have to live in both countries to know. I can't say I've noticed much difference between English women and Australian women but I am just going by R's family where the women are what I describe as strong. Interesting to ponder and I don't know where this came from or when it was written but with the word organically is used, it can't be too long ago.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
It has been unseasonably cool this summer and I don't mind one little bit, hey EC. Sister, Bone Doctor and Jo are holidaying in the north of the state and visited Mount Hotham and it was snowing. This is Sister's car.
R's oldest sister in the north of England sent a photo of the park outside her front door and it isn't really a surprise to see snow there and of course it is winter. So pretty.
Jackie in Toronto posted this amazing photo of a partly frozen Niagara Falls, a place I remember being very warm and humid.
Tradie Brother is staying tonight as he has jury selection at the County Court tomorrow, so I can only give you a quickie this morning.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Tram 58 to Victoria Street, tram 57 to Errol Street, tram 57 to Union and Maribyrnong Roads, tram 82 to Moonee Ponds Junction, tram 59 to Abbotsford Street, tram 57 to Errol Street, tram 57 to Victoria Street, tram 58 home. All done in the name of two town halls photographed, plus coffee and a mural discovery.
This is Moonee Ponds Town Hall, at times known as Essendon Town Hall. It is a bit ordinary really and not a grand Victorian period building like the other town hall I photographed earlier. It is now a performance space. The original building was built in 1880 as Essendon Mechanics Institute and has been altered and extended since. It became Clocktower Centre in 2000 after significant renovations. It is within the City of Moonee Valley, formed after the amalgamation in the 1990s of City of Essendon and part of City of Keilor.
Monday, January 18, 2021
He must be enjoying the book. Well I know he is. He hasn't read a book for a a year or so. The tv sound is muted and all to be heard is him turning pages, the rattle of the keyboard as I write this and the occasional tram gong from the street below . Oh, and the wind, the shocking wind.
I make mistakes when I am writing. Quell horreur! But I am a averagely educated working class person. I am not a large multi million dollar private company nor a government health department. People are paid well enough to get these things right and I become very annoyed when they don't.
How about this COVID instruction on our state health website? We've had around nine days without community transmission after a small outbreak. I know which rule I would choose from below. To save you the bother of checking, the places, the dates and the times of possible infection sites are all the same. Just the advice above about how to react is different.
New train timetables begin at the end of the month. I've been looking at the extensive changes. I bumped the live timetable forward to the 31st of January and look at the nonsense on the PTV website. If you are familiar with the Sandringham train line, I despair. I gave up looking at this point. Ok, briefly explained, trains start at Flinders Street Station and terminate at Sandringham. They do not start at Richmond Station.
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Last Sunday we took Jo into the city and had lunch at Riverland, a bar on the edge of the Yarra River and it was a very pleasant day. We then thought to take her to ACMI, The Australian Centre for Moving Images, but it was closed. Ok, lets go listen to the Federation Bells, upside down bells on a hill in a park. Well, maybe later. We'll take Jo into the most important Protestant church, St Paul's Cathedral, in Melbourne. No, closed. Myer Christmas windows? Removed. Buskers in the Mall? None. Still want to visit the bells R? No, tired now and hot, so we came home, R and Jo had a swim in the pool and then Jo created some artwork.
We went back to Sister's place for coffee, a chat and in R's case a nap. Sister, Jo and I watched a couple of episodes of Derry Girls. The trip back was uneventful and we were home by about 6.30, exhausted but it had been a good day.