Monday, June 20, 2005

Tootling around the suburbs day

Mutterings continued.

Visited a few op shops and got some nice stuff (including an art deco style tray that isn't but looks nice, for $4.50); material for bunting (which I'm in the middle up of cutting up and sewing onto tape) and a couple of rosaries (which, at $5.95 each, were cheaper than I thought they'd be).

I bought the rosaries from a Catholic supply shop in Canning Vale. My family lived in Canning Vale for about 10 years in the early 70s/80s. In those days, there was no electricity or scheme water and all blocks were nearly 4 acres in size. Very few roads were sealed when we moved in and the bus only ran four times a day. These days, the suburb has been turned into yet another series of estates and is unrecognisable.

I caught an episode of Stargate last night and my favourite character, Dr Mackay from Atlantis, was in it, being his usual obnoxious self.

The telegram envelopes arrived today from Aus Post; I didn't have the heart to cut them up to make templates.

A cold, smoggy start to the day. It got down to about 4c overnight and all them buggers with combustion fires lit them, causing a wonderful layer of smoke over everything. Not nice for asthmatics, like meself.

There's been some bad flooding again in North Yorkshire. Particularly badly hit are Thirsk and Selby, which is just north of where my friend, Ash, lives. Thirsk doubled for Darrowby in the All Creatures Great and Small stories of James Herriot.

A Cult TV Survey: MOST POPULAR CULT TV SHOWS

1. Doctor Who
2. Star Trek
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel
4. Stargate SG-1 & Stargate Atlantis
5. Blake's Seven
6. Thunderbirds
7. The Avengers
8. The Prisoner
9. Babylon 5
10. The X Files

Cult TV readers obviously have a lot of taste.

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