Saturday, May 10, 2008

Trivial History May 10

Greetings on another stunningly bizarre weather day!
The sky is heavy with empty promise, the air is still and it's so quiet you can hear the chooks farting in their garden.

On the Saturday nearest to May 9th (which would be today) a small red wooden puppet takes over the pulpit in St Paul's Church in Covent Garden, London and preaches to a congregation full of other wooden puppets and their puppeteers. Punch and Judy Professors come from all over England to celebrate Punch's birthday. The following day a large festival is held. Read more about the jocularity of the Punch and Judy Fair for 2008 HERE.

Law Week May 12th-May 18th with a large menu of activities and events to choose from including-
A re-trial of Ned Kelly, employing current day laws, will take place on Wednesday 14th May, 5-7pm. Bookings essential 83448687.
Melbourne Legal Precinct Walk Thursday May 15th. Bookings essential 96589558.
Supreme Court Open Day with Dungeon Tours, Saturday May 17th.
For full details of events click

1763 Thomas Taber, convict and school teacher, was pupped on this day. Read more about him HERE.

National Archaeology Week is running from May 18th- May 24th, with a huge variety of events in all states and territories, including workshops, seminars, and career expos, available HERE.

1824 Sir John Pedder, an eleventy hundred X great uncle of this mad old cow, started shining the seat in his office as Chief Justice of Tassie.

Madame Babooshka's Star Sign Reading For The Day-
Those born under the sign of the Echidna should avoid all romantic entanglements with those born under the Wombat as they live up to their reputation of social graces that encompass the ability to eat roots and leaves.

1824 The Supreme Court in Tassie flung open it's doors to begin a business that has never run out of demand for the overwhelming supply left on it's doorstep.

Great Aunt Hepzibah's Handy Hints-
When more than 1 male is sick in a household, confine them to a single room and they can annoy each other whilst leaving you alone.

1835 Lucy Osburn, the Flo Nightingale trained nurse who came out to the Or-stray-lian colonies to whip those dreadful nurses into shape, was delivered by the stork. Read more about Lucy and the revolting conditions she had to endure (some things never change!) HERE.

1861 Arthur Yates, he who has tempted many a backyard Aussie gardener with those brilliantly photographed seed packets, was found in the cabbage patch. Read more about the chap who encouraged home-grown vegies HERE.

Grandma Mehitabel's Menu-
Packet soup.
It's there for a reason.


  1. I'm lovin' Grandma Mehitabel. If it weren't for her I would have surely starved by now.

  2. A puppet church service. There ya go. Sometimes words fail me.

    LOL at the sick male advice :-)

    PS. I probably comment more on this blog than you know... bloody blogger tends to throw up errors lately and tell me I've already commented, then display neither the actual comment, not the fictional one. Grrr.

  3. Almost as good as the puppet govt's some countries have, Naomi :P
    I've had a couple of "duplicate comment" errors on a couple of Wordpress blogs,too - probably the 2 platforms having a conniption at each other now and then lol.