Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oh Lord It's Hard To Be Trivial Humble, When You're History Perfect In Every March 25 Way

Another exciting day awaits us so spring forth, dear readers!
Spring forth I say!
And while you're up how about putting the kettle on, I'm parched for a cuppa tea?
Thanks, black no sugar.


 
Want this house.
Will actually do housework for this house.
Although I have to really be 'in the mood' for ironing.

1838 Bobby Hoddle played 'Eeny Meeny Miny Mo' with a map and picked the site for Geelong.

 
This house is up for sale.....
Actually, it's being offered as a development site in a prime location, so wave ta-ta to this purdy house...

1847 Dr Featherstone, who was the editor of the Wellington Independent, indirectly claimed that Colonel William Wakefield was a thief so Featherstone was called out to duel.
Both men deliberately missed.

 
The house that belongs to this pond is looking rather sad.
This house will be soon demolished.
Thank goodness the goldfish didn't live to see this day.

1879 The Kiwis had a lot to say and, finally, something to say it on when the first telephones in NZ went into use on this day in City.

 
Look , Ma, no hands!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !

1966 Flinders University in South Oz was officially opened.
(They happen to have a pretty decent school of archaeology there, too!)

 
Goodness, how did that get there......

14 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

I'm starting to worry about you and this chimney obsession.

Timespanner said...

"1879 The Kiwis had a lot to say and, finally, something to say it on when the first telephones in NZ went into use on this day in City."

Are you talking about the telephone link between Portobello and Port Chalmers (near Dunedin) around 18 March 1879? Christchurch saw a line between two branches of a firm (Christchurch and Lyttleton) by May 1879. The first exchange there was in 1881, Auckland coming along with the trend soon after. More info here.

Anja said...

The house will be removed for a collection of rendered shoe boxes, I presume?

Brian is onto something. This chimney obsession is troubling. Does Jayne have a thing for sturdy erections?

jeanie said...

Given the way developments are moving up here, purdy house may have a while of standing yet!

Jayne said...

Oh, you're in good company then, Brian :P

No idea where in NZ it was, Lisa, twas off that site we talked about the other week, the one you had a good look through?
I'll email you ;)

'Shoe boxes' is being generous, Anja, 'Dog kennels' is closer to the mark.
Why, yes.
Yes, I do :P

We can only live in hope, Jeanie!

Andrew said...

Great houses. Criminal to do anything else than preserve them. Chimney is interesting. I recall seeing similar.

Timespanner said...

"No idea where in NZ it was, Lisa, twas off that site we talked about the other week, the one you had a good look through?
I'll email you ;)"

It's that Christchurch Library website again, Jayne. They're very good with most of their stuff, just occasionally there's a wrinkle -- and this looks like one of them. Papers Past, from the NZ National Library, begs to disagree with them on this one.

I'm not fussed -- I'm from Auckland, and we did our bit of AG Bell later on in the next decade. I'll leave it for Canterbury and Otago to slug it out. :-)

Mistress B said...

That's how my mum has her tea.......... are you a long lost rellie? lol

Jayne said...

Oh, Andrew, if only we could label some developers (and certain bodies who over-turn council decisions in favour of said developers)as crims!
Tattoo a huge black C on their foreheads.

LOL Lisa, I've just replied to your email.
I'll let them slug it out, just pop in and correct anything that site mucks up for me, ok? ;)

Possibly, B....so long as we don't include my ex-MIL who claimed she drank black tea but merely waved the teabag above the cup dipping its toes the tiniest bit into the water lol.

Widdle Shamrock said...

lol.

What are you on girl !!!!

The house being pulled down is so lovely !!!

We have houses here that are protected by the Historical Trust Board. You can't even change a light socket without permission.

Jayne said...

We have that kind of heritage protection here, too, WS...except for when developers really want to trash something and then the heritage protection is as useful as tits on a bull.

Kelley said...

we have the same taste babe. I love that house. Would only be beaten by one with a wrap around porch.

River said...

I love that song! (it's hard to be humble). Think I'll just head on over to Limewire and see if I can add it to my playlist...Bye now.

Jayne said...

Always knew you was a classy chick, hey, Kel ? :P LOL

Go for it, River, it's a ripper of a song ;)

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