I'll be away for a few days and hopefully keeping up with what you post. Ciao.
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Monday, March 01, 2021
For my spinal xray we took the car to Balaclava and had a bite to eat somewhere and as we were leaving, R piped up and said, 'Let's go past our old house', and we did. The names of our neighbours across the road did not come instantly but the names Helen and Ross we did eventually remember. They were a lovely couple who we interacted with socially at times and now there is a mural on the side of their probably former house as they were about ten years older than us and have probably moved on in someway, to put it kindly.
But what to make of the mural? It's dramatic.
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Some questions for US and perhaps Canadian readers. Do you know the two letter abbreviated name of all of the United States? Is it a formal system, which I guess it is as it appears on car number plates? Most are obvious to me, but not all. Can you guess what would not be obvious to a foreign type?
I know Canadian provinces but if asked to list them, I would forget one, maybe two, but no one really lives in them so it doesn't matter.
For Australia they are quite simple.
South to north on the east coast are Tasmania, TAS.
New South Wales, NSW but within that is a territory where Australia's capital city Canberra is located, Australian Capital Territory, ACT.
Then to our northern most state, Queensland, QLD.
Travelling west is South Australia, SA.
To its north is another territory, Northern Territory, NT. If you are wondering, the territories are governed by the Federal Government in Canberra, but they do still have the own local territory governments.
Our really large state is Western Australia, WA. Now I say Western Australia but it could be West Australia. I think at some point it was changed and I am not really sure which it now is. Grace? Sami? Jan? Marie?
Here's a map with the capital cities of each state marked by a red dot and it says Western Australia.