Saturday, June 21, 2008

Trivial History June 21

It's a simply deliciously dank and drippy day to be danced about in, here in Melbourne!
The sky is heavy with grey lowering cloud matter, everything is wet and chilly, the tree bark and soil is dark from the light but oh so soaking drizzle and the chooks are complaining about getting their dainty toenails damp when tip-toeing through the grass lol

1871 Sandhurst joined the ranks of Cities although it later changed it's title to that of a boxer, Bendigo.

The golf course with the most challenging hazards is in Rotorua, NZ, where hot springs spout steam and gurgle mud near fairways.

1887 Queen Vicky of Old Blighty proved to be difficult to bowl out when she celebrated 50 years on the throne - she obviously didn't have her Metamucil often!

Great Aunt Hepzibah's Handy Hints-
Choose your child's best drawings/art work each week and at the end of the year pick the ones that mean the most to you and have them laminated for prosperity.

1897 Brisbane was beset by sparky vehicles on the carriageways about town - electric trams had arrived!

Oz Slanguage-
Ducks' disease = describing someone who has short legs and who's bum is close to the ground.

1933 Maude Bonney wasn't a lass to sit at home and knit quietly - on this day she became the first gal to wing her way from The Land of Oz to England.

Six Degrees of Separation of Skippy.
Skippy - Dean Martin.
Willie Fennell played the character of Joe Hogan in 3 episodes of Skippy.
He also appeared on The Marty Feldman Show, with title star Marty Feldman.
Marty Feldman appeared in a TV series titled Dean Martin Presents The Golddiggers with host Dean Martin.

1945 Squeak aka "Love Is In The Air" Aussie pop singer John Paul Young began exercising his lungs when he was pupped on this day.

Grandma Mehitabel's Menu-
Easy Poached Fish in Citrus Sauce.
Get filleted fish of choice, wipe with a paper towel and dust with plain flour.
In a pan gently heat the juice and zest of 2 oranges (you may substitute with other citrus of choice), lemon pepper seasoning and finely chopped onion.
Throw the flour-dusted fish fillets into the sauce and allow for approx. 5 mins cooking time for each side.
Sauce will thicken as the fish cooks, serve with steamed green vegies and sauce drizzled over it all.


  1. Talk about a rough. Getting splooged by hot mud would make for a hard day at the course.

  2. I am quite enjoying the 6 degrees of Skippy separations ... I loved Skip.

    They sold 'Waratah Park' and are turning it into an animal sanctuary did you know.

  3. Skippy, Skippy, Skippy the bush kangaroo.... shit woman that is gunna be in my head all night.

  4. "Queen Vicky of Old Blighty proved to be difficult to bowl out when she celebrated 50 years on the throne - she obviously didn't have her Metamucil often!"

    Way too many curries, if you ask me...

  5. loving Skippy's Six Degrees of Seperation!! lol

  6. Hey pallie Jayne, so great to see our Dino mentioned in your blog post...never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool...oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth...

  7. Always looking for new fish recipes.
    Found citrus pepper, never even knew it existed and now I need the fish.
    Don't suppose there are more accurate amounts for the juice and the pepper(I can handle imperial or metric )available?

  8. But think of how that free mud would improve the average golfer's complexion, Evyl !

    I had heard something to that effect Trish - another bit of Life imitating Art :)

    What's that Skip? Kelley's strung her hubby up to the ceiling fan and he's zooming all over the room whilst she's playing Bubble on his expensive pressie to himself?

    Well, there were 8 attempts on her life so one can concur that the woman was a curry munching hog, Brian :P

    Thanks Bettina :)

    Hi Dino Martin Peters! Yes, he had a way about him in his younger years ;)

    The recipe called for the juice of 2 oranges for 4 medium sized fish fillets and lemon seasoning to taste, Elizabeth so you could try that and build on it with extra juice or seasoning as your taste buds demand ;)