Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12 with wicked plans afoot

Forgot to mention - click on any image to see a larger version of the pic.
I have my purpliest of purple boots clamped on my tootsies and am plotting a day of dastardly deeds which includes attacking the Feral offspring's bedroom where I'm certain he has new life-forms colonising a village.
Or voting in a Parliament at the very least.

1543 Good old bloodnut Hal aka King Henry VIII got hitched to his 6th and final bride, Catherine Parr (who had the good fortune to outlive the old devil).

Note the supporting pole (Winchelsea station) appears to be missing something on that corbel that's stuck a 1/3 of the way up off the ground.
Something like this water bowl/fountain on the Beaufort station (below), perhaps?
1812 The Americans first invaded Canada on this day when US Brigadier General Hull tip-toed across the Detroit River with 2,500 troops and set up house to occupy the town of Sandwich.

1846 Orange Men and Roman Catholics staged a riot in Melbourne with gun shots fired and martial law proclaimed for 1 night.
And people say things were better in the old days, hmph!

1940 The Pan American Airways Flying Boat Service from Hawaii to Auckland via Canton began.

Yellow = New Zealand
Orange  = Canada
Green = Australian
Red = UK or other nationality
Italics, bold and coloured blue are links to further info. 
Anything outrageous is usually sarcasm and/or humour.


  1. Your talk of the orangemen and the catholics brings to mind a show on ABC as I flicked around last night.

    Didn't stay to watch too long, but some British woman with the most annoying voice in the world was prattling about being Catholic in modern England. All I remember is the annoying voice...

  2. 1846 Orange Men and Roman Catholics staged a riot in Melbourne...

    The future's bright. The future's orange...with a hint of red coming from the nostrils, and black and purple round the left eye...

  3. Ha Ha, Feral Beast and my son could have a contest to see who has the most new life-forms in their rooms. J has his living room littered with cups and plates, the contents of which are completely unidentifiable. Some are furry, some are plasticised. All look like science experiments left too long.

    Winchelsea near Geelong? Thanks for that, it's not on my map.