Whilst watching the Allan Border medal last night and considering the poll held during the One Dayer the other night that had Ricky Ponting as the new PM rather than Rudd and Gillard I was drawn to the great Adam Gilchrist!Now there is a guy who could be the PM of Australia!
Personable, articulate, funny, confident yet humble despite his achievements. And he wouldn’t make a clown of himself like John Howard when he needed to bat in the Prime Ministers XI. What more could Australia want?Was it just me or did everyone else notice how lopsided his ears were on tele? Gotta love a wingnut!Meanwhile here is another picture from the Allan Border Medal that I thought was noteworthy. It ain’t Gilly however she has my vote for leader of the opposition regardless of her political viewpoint!
Allegedly our PM, Julia Gillard and Governor General, Quentin Bryce paid their ‘disrepects’ at the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin celebrations in Darwin yesterday.It is downright un-Australian to talk your way through the minutes silence….unless of course you are a child running rampant because your parents have no idea how to discipline you which seems to be the norm these days however I digress.So anyway Madame’s Gillard and Bryce disgraced themselves! Now this would have been a new thing for our Governor General however I am sure we will all agree that this is pretty much par for the course when it comes to our Julia.It’s plastered through every article and/or news bulletin you hear up here in Darwin. It’s big news! However there was something I took from yesterdays service at the Cenotaph (which was AWESOME by the way) and I thought this was even more entertaining.
It caused me to think of a Sean Penn movie……’Dead Man Walking’!Julia Gizzard and Tony Abbot were given the opportunity to speak. They both recognised the significance of this day in Australia’s history. Julia got a round of applause which was thanks for her sitting down whilst Tony got 2 rounds of applause and an ovation upon completion…..The people are speaking…..Forget your Morgan Gallop polls!‘Dead Man Walking’? More like ‘Nasal Cassowary Waddling’ if you ask me! Just fortunate for Ghoulia Gizzard the Magpie Goose season was closed in the NT or she may have lost a few tail feathers.
I told you that it was about to happen…..and here is proof!4 weeks ago this property hit the market for $659K.1 week later the owners took it off the market and returned it later that same day for $720K.
This week we put it under contract for very close to asking price.
That’s an increase of over 7.5% in less than a month!
PS – Our rep originally appraised it when we went to market at $625K and that is an increase of more than 13.5% on our expectations.
I will say it again – Get into the Darwin market before you miss the boat.
It’s a little bit slow at the start however do yourself a favour and hang in there as it’s the most awesome clip I’ve seen in a long long while.
You would seriously have to start wondering what the hell you were doing wrong?In the NT News today the front page covered a story about a young mum who lost her child, Briony Goodsell (11) to a saltwater croc attack at Black Water Swamp on the outskirts of Darwin 3 years ago.
This was a tragic event and your heart naturally goes out to all the family especially the young girls mother, Charlene O’Sullivan whose pain must have been immeasurable then and now.
However you do have to ask what is going on when her partner was almost taken by a 2.5m freshwater croc on their property this Friday just gone whilst fly fishing. Perhaps it is time to shift home???? or at the very least STOP HANGING AROUND THE WATER DURING WET SEASON!
Now I am the first to advocate shooting these things as they are reaching plague proportions and they are man eaters however I very rarely come across one in Darwin on the balcony of my 19th floor apartment. There are measured steps you can take to avoid being in danger and standing on a Croc Trap isn’t one of them?
Let’s face it an educated person wouldn’t go fishing on Corroboree Billabong from a boogie board with a wearing Ga Ga’s steak dress…..Would you???? To be honest it is a complete mystery why you would wear that regardless of the boogie board.
The lengths a man will go to in order to serenade a young lady never cease to amaze!
The old saying goes that ‘It’s all a bit of fun until someone gets an eye out!’
In this particular instance I am imagining that it all turns pear-shaped if the young lady who is the object of his desire says YES! Previous experience leads me to believe that the courtship is the most desirable part of the process however maybe I’m just a cynic?
On a totally unrelated matter there was another item that caught my eye and made me laugh this week. Have a look at this link and bear in mind that the thoughts contained within do not necessarily reflect those of the author of this blog. (I think it is hilarious however as you must be pretty jaded to register an entire site!)