Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 2010 to every wee bodkin and welcome back January 1st

Here's wishing you all a happy and safe 2010!

1990 Canadian MPs got themselves a payrise and a $20,000 tax-free allowance.
No, stop!
It only encourages the buggers!

1990 The infamous 'scratchies ticket' and tramways dispute began with trams blocking city streets against the driver-only tram proposal.
Sadly, tram conductors have become an extinct species although there is always much agitation, amongst those with commonsense, to return them to their native habitat for the good of all commuters.

1998 Transsexual Jacqui Grant aka the "Tranny Granny" of Moana, West Coast, was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for her tireless work with children.

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Orange = Canada
Green = Australia
Red = usually British or other nationality
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Anything outrageous is usually humour and/or sarcasm.   


  1. Happy New Year.

    $20,000 allowance eh? Mmmm, dreams....

  2. Happy Twenty Whatever Jayne. Might get myself a large supply of ciggies in to make sure any New Year's resolutions are nipped in the bud.

  3. Here's to a good 2010 for all of us. If not -- may we all find the complaints counter open and refunds available.

  4. Happy New Year. Everyone.

    Take care.

  5. Happy New Year to All!

    Now, where do I get a ticket on this damn (virtual) tram?

    just, please, don't punch my ticket in 2010? (cheery, eh?)

  6. That is such awesome news for Jacqui and for everyone who identifies with her..10/10, al ticks and no crosses, I am pleased to read this news here :)
    Happy New Year to you and yours lovely woman... let us hope we get more good things happning than bad, and that we all stay healthy and mentally fit to celebrate the next decade...yeah, just keep doing those soduko puzzles, that will do it :)

  7. Happy New Year Jayne ! Lots of Love TVK x

  8. My New Year's resolution is to bring back conductors.

    Oh, wait. I'd have to be a politician to do that.

    Unfortunately, I am too honest and dress too well. I tried.

    Happy 2010!

  9. LOL
    Happy New Year to you all and thank you for your wishes !