Maud Fitch wrote:It's cool here, too, but nowhere near as snuggly as your reading weather; doona no less.....now I'm jealous! Congratulations on the barra, yummy yum dinner tonight! Do you think The Others will understand " doona", "barra" and "Molly Meldrum"? Three Aussie icons. I do hope dear Molly is okay although it doesn't sound too good. He was, I believe, hanging Christmas decorations high up and fell off the ladder. Perhaps he had an attack similar to my recent Vertigo. It is very disorientating.
Yeah, Blackadder splits my sides. Wasn't the pigeon named Speckled Jim and Baldrick was quite the gourmet chef, cooking it and also a rat? The rat had to be "scoffed down within dashing distance of the latrine". I remember this trivia because I used to quote it when I was eating an unappealing meal. I think you will enjoy "Black Books" because it has the same type of irreverant humour.
I was meant to help out with our staff Christmas lunchtime barbecue today and I ended up doing nearly all of it. Slicing, dicing, preparing, serving. Not happy, Jan. The staff were given gifts and I came home early so I guess I shouldn't complain but a 'thank you' would have been nice. Tis the season not to be grumpy.....remember Scrooge.
I hope you have completed all your Christmas shopping (I haven't) and things are on track with Santa and your cute little nephew. Wishing you a big reading weekend, only surfacing for food and toilet breaks, reading until you can read no more. Then start again next day!
You would not believe it, but I have not even started my Christmas shopping yet. Every year I tell myself that next year I will get organised and get my presents early and then every year I leave it till the last minute. In fact I can't remember a year that I have not been shopping on Christmas eve as the shops are closing around me.
I did not stop to think that "doona", "barra", and "Molly" would not be understood by many non-aussies. Sometimes you forget that there are members on this forum from all over the world.
Unfortunately, I could not keep the barra, as they are not in season at the moment, so you have to release them. However the whole thing with the barramundi is the fight they put up. They are a real gamefish. We were using poppers that "pop" along the surface of the water. When a barra hits it, he literally hits it, he will come up from underneath and explode from the water grabbing the popper. Great fun.
Sorry that all your hard work at your Christmas party went without gratitude. Its always the way, usually one person does the lion's share of the work and receives very little thanks. I say good on ya Maud, don't fret Santa is watching and he knows.
Hey there Fran, with you and Maud both loving "Black Books", I really must have a look, I think we all have a very similar sense of humour. With you going to the trouble of looking up "barra" etc, I think we shoud make you an honorary aussie. Simlar to me becoming an honorary Irishman, you get a shrimp from off the "Barby" a "Stubbie" and you have to end every sentence with "Mate".
Well its that time of the week again, so I wish you both happy reading and I hope you both have a great weekend.
If you are not having fun......then what is the point.