Hello, hello, hello!
Blustery, windy, wild and woolly does not even begin to describe the weather here at the moment.
I have made An Important Decision and called off all doggie walks and ambulatory exercise out of doors today.
Therefore, I warn you not to fear when you hear subsequent screeching and much gnashing of molars when I park my arse in the bike saddle this arvo (it's propped on a trainer a la exercise bike style).
Treacle and Pip have curled up to sleep on the couch, they're not arguing with my call.
1969 - At a casual get together in Ringwood, Victoria of deer hunters it was suggested that they form a Proper and Correct Deer Hunting Association.
So, later on, they did.
1904 - Oz PM Chris Watson, having lost the Big Chair the day before, took his bat and ball then left the job to George Reid.
1966 - The Battle of Long Tan erupted resulting in 18 dead and 24 wounded after hours of savage warfare.
Today is Vietnam Veterans Day.
1971 - Both New Zealand and Australia announced they would begin withdrawing troops from Vietnam.
1786 - It was a Friday and Lord Sydney was wishing he could have an early mark for a long weekend so he dashed off a memo to the Treasury to state that Botany bay would an absolutely bonza spot to drop off the felons currently crowding the poor, overworked penal system.
Now, I must toddle off, the hubby has whipped up a lovely fresh salad and I have to apply fire to a piece of fish and a stray snag for our lunches.