Monday, November 2, 2009

Melbourne Cup Day 2009's a tip....Save Yer Dosh!

Xmas is about 2 seconds away.
Start knitting/crocheting/plaiting pubic hair last week some time cos THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH TIME TO FINISH YOUR PROJECTS.
Do not listen to those fools who tell you that dedication, sleep deprivation and a bajillion hands make light work.
There is NO SUCH THING as "light work" unless you're playing with the electrical power lines.

1883 *snort* The Water Conservation Act was passed with the Metamucil.
Hear that, Holding?
Water in saving in being in Stage 4 Where The Bloody Hell Are You?!

1886 Henry Reynolds launched his famous Anchor butter brand.
Read more on it HERE.

1894 Billy Barker, Canada's top air ace of WW1, was born on this day.
To learn more about this dare-devil click HERE.

1908 The Catholic Church announced that it no longer thought Canada suitable for missionary activities.

1920 Kath Walker, better known as Oodgeroo Noonunccal, was born on this day.
Read more about Australia's first Indigenous poet to have her work published in Oz, HERE.

1974 Summer daylight savings time was introduced on a trial basis on this date, proving popular enough to come in permanently the following year.

Yellow = New Zealand
Orange = Canada
Green = Australia
Red = usually British or other nationality
Anything in bold, italics and coloured blue is a link to another site with more info.


  1. "There is NO SUCH THING as "light work"..."

    But is there such a thing as 'Dark Work'?

  2. I had forgotten all about the Melbourne Cup. I can't be bothered trying to find a TAB anymore, so my dosh is safe in my wallet, until I spend it on something else even more frivolous.

  3. 'The Catholic Church announced that it no longer thought Canada suitable for missionary activities.'

    Mission accomplished or given up as a bad job.

  4. I'll be saving my dosh today, my other half....maybe not :)

    'Dark work' - ha ha ha!
    It could be dark work if you do actually play with the power lines the wrong way :)


  5. "there is never enough time to finish your projects"

    That's why I never start any.

    Interesting story about the butter.

  6. Yes, Brian.
    That's when I'm out and about on my broomstick and you don't ask questions :P

    Wasn't very exciting from this angle this year, Lisa ;)

    Was too civilised methinks, Andrew lol

    Good girl, G, spend it on yourself ;)

    Wise move, River lol.

  7. Like the Canadian slant you've got here now (and probably have had for a while... sssshhh!)

    Saved my $$ by forgetting to get to the TAB on time - wouldn't even have got a place so it was just as well!