Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I shall be waving from the rolly-polly position one assumes after one has gorged oneself...

Rah, rah, rah!
Dad turns 87 today and, by God, has it been a hard fought birthday goal of late, but he shall be over-whelmed with many nom-worthy goodies involving much chocolate and cream and jam and licorice and chocolate and perhaps scones and more chocolate and several extra dollops of jam with a slight edging of cream scooped on....
....and chocolate....and jam and some more cream and....

1572 In Chateau Bay some Basque fisherman bloke bought 4 scallops and consequently fell into history as the first consumer making the first transaction in Canada.
And no one listened to his complaints....1850 The first Canterbury Association settlers set off under sail from Merry Old England on board the Cressy, Charlotte Jane and Randolph.
Bet the SS Great Britain could do them a decent send off with fireworks...
1854 Fireworks from the party animals on board the SS Great Britain (who were whooping it up that they were out of quarantine but who'd bust open a bottle of bubbly at the opening of an envelope)  had the woosy pants-wetting Melbournians running about like chooks with their heads chopped off thinking the Russians were invading.
Yeah, fun times.

The Nylex Clock is still busted.
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  1. A happy birthday to your Dad. I didn't realise he was quite that old.

  2. Woosy pants wetting Melbournians, lol

  3. Yep, he and mum were more matured than the average bottle of wine when I came along, Andrew *snort*

    Glad you liked it, Cazzie ;)

  4. Do I detect a whiff of birthday party Jayne?
    Happy Birthday to your dad. Here, have a chocolate.

  5. I think that when it is my birthday, you should plan the feed. Yum.

    woosy, pants wetting Melbournians! You do have a certain way with words. LOL.