Tuesday, December 14, 2010



to go all twitteresque/RT:

The lack of established rules was what made the web fun

- quoted by things

from the story of

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


30 years ago... Dick Jones

On a less sad note:
Beatles Poster. 10 great years via the presurfer

Watched JL Naked.
will be of interest mainly to Beatle completists

(I like the sound of the phrase: beatles compleatist.
Is a completist the best fan or a lesser beast?)

Friday, November 26, 2010


Victorians who have taken hat tricks

read the text on Channel 9 news last night. Did not add, for example,

Victorians who have dropped a catch on a hat trick by Victorian

Friday, November 12, 2010

cool redux


I've been feeling a bit spooked re: © so I will remove the cropped image of man at C. (with embedded link to source) and replace with description of photo to be found at end of click.
The description style adopted is one we referred to four years ago.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


We broke up in 2001

September 11 actually

As you do

In Paris
Overheard while walking dogs
With Boxing gloves.

Monday, October 18, 2010

tilt it

via Neatorama
Pouring champagne into a glass is far from being consequenceless with regard to its dissolved CO2 concentration.
On the Losses of Dissolved CO2 during Champagne Serving

Apparently sparkling wine is best poured into a tilted flute, although I'm inclined to agree with the comment at Neatorama, that champagne
... is best poured into a slipper, while atop a round fur rug, in front of a fire, while listening to Al Green...


Friday, October 15, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


his coolness traverses centuries....

Update see



A group of airwomen

Monday, October 04, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010


'horsey' is an attachable bicycle ornament/accessory which makes one's bicycle look horsey!
via the Presurfer

I have previously mused on one's childhood imaginings that would make one's bicycle look horsey, linking it to one's fondness for the TV show, National Velvet.
Which suggests that nothing much changes in blogging, but youtube keeps on giving.
Because now there's more data from one's childhood viewing habits, with part of this particular episode appearing:

One found this episode frightening. As did one's friends.


Monday, September 06, 2010


A rather useful tag from the WV gods.
(Nonha should be added to the Reactions list of Like, Dislike, Unlike, funny interesting cool.)

Thursday, September 02, 2010


one of the things we find endearing
about him is his spring
for a tiny dog, his four foot leap
at the door handle
bringing him almost level with the means
and the meaning, every day
he just about nails it


Thursday, August 26, 2010

melb 59

From a fabulous flickr set: Australia 1959-1960 that features great street scenes of Melbourne including:

Collins st

Swanston Street

ICI house

Royal Women's


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

dog blog

New favourite dogblog - LabraDog Rescue and Rehoming

The photo of the full house reminds me of labradors past and labradors future, someday somewhere.

(and this yt clip is always an inspiration to that lab castle in the air)

low tea

Outraged of (West) North Balwyn sez:
Is there a greater disappointment when taking (Devonshire) Tea at Warrandyte to find that Tea means a small jug of boiling water served with a tea bag? I'm not inclined to spend $70 on High Tea somewhere, but a tea bag and hot water is very low tea. A Devonshire tea promises china and loose leaf to me - or a teapot at the very least.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

strange combo

While browsing the Digital Music Collections of the NLA on behalf of a comment by Genevieve, I found this strange song combo. (Or an episode of Midsomer Murders, who knows)

Friday, August 06, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

in the wind

Looking for Don't Bring Lulu led me to this definitive cover:

Friday, July 30, 2010

easy listening

bought this record cover for 20 cents when op-shopping last week:

then seeing it described as an outstanding record you must have, I have just played it.
The JRT X jumped at the scratch in Perfidia and barked at the bar-music from 1964.

Meanwhile, bar-music from 1938:

Tips for Single Ladies via The Presurfer



Thursday, July 15, 2010


more on declining blogosphere:
The evolving blogosphere An empire gives way via As Above

and here I was actually feeling quite heartened seeing my latest search request:
elderly dacshunds* coughing and retching...

(nb I wonder which nation fits the bill?)

and also scoring this:


Sunday, June 20, 2010


nothing lasts forever
said x
except that phrase

Well actually we were talking about blogging, you know, the blogging r.i.p. riff... [rant defending blogging since deleted] ...but today it may as well signify change of template


Wednesday, June 09, 2010

the k

New dog turns one today.

Relieved that he got to this milestone; his small size makes him seem vulnerable to the everyday fence-gaps and donkey-hooves of life.
(on holiday in the country, he was straight under the fence and in with the donkeys, who had 'form' apparently with straying small animals, and whose mad braying sent him scurrying back pronto, untrodden)

He is a dog that stares. I often catch him looking like this:

Not so much a philosophical air, but rather one of caution. As if he is still getting his bearings, four months on.

We all are.

click for larger view

but four months on, I think we are cautiously very happy with each other.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

bat life

... and Ann O'D → Adam West → Batman and Robin

Same bat nostalgia.

Here, Batman is driving around central Victoria:

(the glimpses of Californian landscape that you'd catch on TV shows of the time did look familiar; sun, highway, eucalyptus)

Monday, May 24, 2010

life cats

Thanks to Bwca for sending me a link to Life:

"I thought of your party people banner ..."

" they are the next day"

Halloween Special: Best Black Catsid=

(and once I browsed the cats I duly checked out the canines.)
Celebrities and Big DogsJayne Mansfield Plays Violin for Her Pets
Adam West and Dog Spend a Day on the Beach

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010


trawlin' through the archives for a link (see comment on previous post) took me back to the days o' blog ... when g's weren't dropped by default, and I suffered delusions of audience.

so much has changed

Putting boyntonesque through the Geocities-izer
Make any webpage look like it was made by a 13-year old in 1996
seemed if anything to enhance this old skool template.

The more illustrious blogs were better. It is a fine experience to view the Purple blog* with a Yellow Brick Road midi playing.

Geocities-izer via The presurfer

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

top nsw

(according to The Age a coupla days ago)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

toy sized

K is a smaller version of terrier than we had imagined, almost smaller by half than Bronte.
Truth is, he is ... TOY sized.
This takes an adjustment of the sense of scale acquired when growing up surrounded by labradors, and of one's prejudices re Toys.
Of course his nature is winning me over.
And perhaps in the future I may even become ... one of those people who carry their small dogs around in handbags.
Well, I wouldn't ever be chic (or even particularly urban), but I can sort of see the practical aspects of such accessories.

Update: Apparently I exaggerated somewhat. He is more like 75% the size that B was.
At any rate, I'd say he is roughly somewhere between these two:

(Of course, this scale kinda depends on knowing the height of the man in the suit)

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

canine news

Flo wearing a found fascinator.
The detail is not great but there was a delicate arrangement of cobweb, foliage and sticks that held together nicely for about 20 minutes.

And in the latest canine news, there is another hound around.
Curbee (not his real spelling) is a very small JRT mix, about 8 months old. Upon his arrival he flipped about the house with such alacrity, we thought he was a strain of mad acrobat terrier that might take 3 years to settle.
But he has since wound down somewhat and is currently sleeping soundly.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


(upgraded from comments box and suitably screen captured)

A splendid pair of orchardists, or a very cool mini coolstore...


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

green house

And speaking of hot weather and no air conditioners...

We did visit a green display house on one of those horrible, hot days in January.
It was lovely and cool inside. But it was done by air con, not by clever design, insulation and cross ventilation.

'I didn't want to wilt' said the green saleswoman.

Anyway, as we inspected the standard stone tops and counter basins and minimalist spaces for sim-citizens, it soon became apparent that we did not present as their sort of type anyway (peninsula) and she was glad to be unable to accommodate us.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Bronte - beloved member of this diminishing pack died on Thursday.

Because she was one of those dogs so attuned to the emotional tenor of the household, she herself would now be burrowing behind the couch as the household weeps.
In her own time she would emerge shyly and with boundless affection in tact.


Tuesday, January 05, 2010