Curious sight #2 at the Candelo Market…

7 03 2008

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The Puffing Billy at the Candelo Market has a bit of a design flaw, we reckon…

What on earth were they thinking?





Country curiosities…

11 02 2008

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Eek!! In the 28 years the Gang’s been at Wyndham we’ve never seen one of these. It reared its ugly head Saturday morning, was attracting flies by lunchtime and had grown to full length by late arvo. Man, it was a good 8 inches (maybe more, under the mulch)! Rather erky…

By the next day it had completely withered away. Thank goodness. As curious as it was, ya wouldn’t want it as a permanent feature in your garden. 

We looked it up on Google and discovered it was a Dogs Stinkhorn fungus (sometimes commonly called a devil’s dick – yeah, well we totally get that), prevalent in North America apparently – but how the hell did it find it’s way to our place?





A further deviation…warning: the following may offend evolved literary sensibilities…

7 02 2008

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Oh, the humanity!!!

The connection of this literary(not!) offering with glass and the Ausglass Conference is tenuous at best, we would have to agree – but it did share a moment.

While the Gang was in at the SoA gallery checking out the Ausglass members show, we took some time out to catch up with Jules and James – and found them struggling to recover their composure post the discovery of the above book (left behind in the gallery.) ‘Hey, want a giggle?’ they said – and handed it over. ‘It falls open at this bit!!!’

Well, we laughed so hard we cried. Given that we were in the middle of a frantically busy day, it certainly provided some much needed comic relief. But dear-oh-dear-oh-dear. Too tragic. Who actually buys/reads this ghastly stuff?  

Unsurprisingly, nobody was stepping forward to claim their property…

Anyhoo, we thought we’d share it around, if only for the entertainment value…





There is a God!!! Libs totally lose plot…

29 11 2007

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(above image from the honorable member’s website)

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse for the imploding Libs, they execute the perfect nose dive by electing Brendan ‘Nob’ Nelson as their new leader…we laughed so hard we nearly wet ourselves!

Have they gone barking mad?

We’re transported with glee, of course, cos it is the icing on the cake – but we’re actually starting to feel a little embarrassed for them now. It’s beyond tragic…





Fluffies go off!!!

5 09 2007

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Those textile artists sure know how to have a good time – and what marvellously useful garments…

Many thanks to Monique Van Nieuwland for sending across this fab glimpse of what’s au courant on the Chinese textile scene. Talk about value adding – and enough pastel to surely keep even Bubbles Fischer happy…