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MONDAY ON THE BENCH

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THE YAAN: Today I had medical doings in Coffs Harbour. I am struggling with some mental confusion at the moment and sure enough, I didn’t compute correctly and completely missed a  Catscan. I did, however, get blood tests done at what is now called the COFFS HARBOUR HEALTH CAMPUS, otherwise known as Coffs Hospital. I am striking  a batch of really professional and pleasant medicos and also being bulk billed. It makes a difference to an activity which I don’t handle well at all. So in I went and found pathology. Down beyond some renovations. It was over and done quick smart and I took a look at the Pink Ladies Kiosk which sells bits and piece – dirt cheap. Handknitted cardigans and floral arrangements for $10 or so. I grabbed a brekkie from their café section and took myself outside to sit on the bus bench and wait for Izzy. The reason I am mentioning all of this is the sign in the Photo above. Who the hell wrote that sign? What is it supposed to mean?  I was sitting on the bench, being blasted by bus and car fumes and reading the sign. Strange world out there.

Nonetheless, I enjoyed today. After yesterday’s rain, today was cloudless and warm. Kati B and the Cheery Redhead brought us lunch from Hearthfire in Bellingen and I re-scheduled the catscan. The rest of the day was spent painting and playing and talking. Another ordinary and precious day. Time for vegie soup and chocolate and fig slice for dessert.

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THE AUSTRALIAN BLUE

ONE BLUE PICTURE AND RANDOM BLUE OBSERVATIONS.

G COUNTRY CERAMICS IN ULMARRA.

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BLUE KING BROWN

NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES.

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THE YAAN : After a few wet years, May 2012 has been a month of blue skies. Nothing but blue skies.

The AUSSIE SLANG DICTIONARY provides me with the words below.

Blue : fight (“he was having a blue with his wife”)
Blue, make a : make a mistake
Bluey : pack, equipment, traffic ticket, redhead
Bluey : blue cattle dog (named after its subtle markings) which is an excellent working dog. Everyone’s favourite all-Aussie dog.
Bluey : heavy wool or felt jacket worn by mining and construction workers.
Bluey : bluebottle jellyfish

and the classic BLUE – I ‘m feeling blue. Miserable. Depressed.

http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html

I was married once to the son of a Logger. My husband’s job was to scramble down the steep hills and attach cables to felled trees so that the heavy equipment could drag them back up the incline. That job was called BLUE TONGUER after the Blue Tongue Lizard. It took the same skills to be a human blue tonguer as to be the reptile.

TRUE BLUE

2 BLUE TONGUES HAVING A BLUE.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Wednesday 25 September 1946,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17996044

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 25 September 1946,

BACK TO THE YAAN:

LINKS TO BLUE IN AUSTRALIA.

William (Billy) Blue (c.1767?-1834), convict, settler and ferryman  http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/blue-william-billy-12804

I am not specially TRUE BLUE as they call it but I thought it fitting to include some TRUE BLUE AUSSIE links in here. Mind you, I am distantly related to SLIM DUSTY who is also TRUE BLUE.

JOHN WILLIAMSON. http://www.malleeboy.com/

THE BLUE MOUNTAINS. A line of mountains running N-S down the east coast of Australia.  http://www.bluemts.com.au/

BLUE BOTTLE JELLYFISH

http://www.australianfauna.com/bluebottlejellyfish.php

http://www.trueblue-australia.com.au/about.html

BLUE CHEESE

BLUE BELLIED BLACK SNAKE

BLUE : RED HAIRED PERSON.

Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express (Vic. : 1908 – 1949), Friday 4 November 1938,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64737817

BLUE Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express (Vic.  1908 - 1949), Friday 4 November 1938,

Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express (Vic. : 1908 – 1949), Friday 7 May 1937

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64735671

BLUE Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express (Vic. 1908 - 1949), Friday 7 May 1937

The Sun-Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1953 – 1954), Sunday 25 October 1953

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28655278

BLUE The Sun-Herald (Sydney, NSW 1953 - 1954), Sunday 25 October 1953

BLUE The Sun-Herald (Sydney, NSW 1953 - 1954), Sunday 25 October 1953

ONE YEAR

THINGS EN MASSE

THE YAAN : One year has passed. I listened to the AMAZING RHYTHM ACES double album while my sister passed beside me. I am going South today to Port Macquarie  where she finished her earthly life. I have a lot of memories of a lot of things down there. Let’s see how we go. I will get back to you from the Mid-Pacific Motel.

9 FEBRUARY 2012 : MORE FUN

NOT my videos. Just some examples of typical kookaburra laughs.

THE YAAN : I was about to write a rather serious post as I headed home down the Trunk Road from Bellingen today. I had been listening to the beautiful MARGARET THROSBY interviewing the equally beautiful PRO. GUY STANDING. and playing Pavarotti.

Here is the serious matter on which I was going to post. I believe I am a member of this precariat. http://www.policy-network.net/articles/4004/-The-Precariat-%E2%80%93-The-new-dangerous-cla

HOWEVER – FUN is the discipline I promised till the next photo challenge and FUN it will be.

PRECARIAT – That’s fun. Being actually named and identified. The weird and angry mixture of us who are shamed in our present and afraid  – just might look pretty good in the future.

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THE KOOKABURRA ON MY FRONT FENCE.

BACK TO THE YAAN:  They need some re-membering, the Fun times do. Need to be taken out dusted off and polished now and then. Showing the surf to inland boys and days in the Sun with little girls in big Gold Coast hats. Wearing a tyre right through to the metal and being helped by my dear friend, Michael. Saturday nights at Jamieson’s Restaurant. Music at ILNAM ESTATE WINERY. Gabi Bliss under the shadow of  Mt Warning. And when I’ve felt the hsape of them again and used a soft cloth to shine them up, then I rearrange them on the mantlepiece.Some I put back in the same place as   and before and others I place differently. Some I pack away for a time and others I bring out from where I have had them stored and put them on display. Like the orange hibiscus at Bilambil and our days in the heart shaped pool.

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ITS BEEN FUN SO FAR.

7 FEBRUARY 2012 : READY FOR A HARD BREATH OF AIR.

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THE YAAN : Afternoon Yaaning has a complexion  of its own for me.. Today, I have the whingeing urge with a wee tiny voice in the background whispering “COURAGE”.

(Before I get into the Whinge or the Courage, let me direct you to Mike and his image of a steam train. http://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/weekly-photo-challenge-ready/ I grew up beside the railway line and steam trains still passed when I was little. My Gr Grandfather George Ready and my Grandfather Mick Bell drove trams in Sydney and George was on steam trams back in the 1900s. Then I married a man who became a fettler and then a Thermit Welder on the NSW Railways. I have a soft spot for trains. Seems a lot of people do.)

Back to the Yaan. How about a slice of Dorrigo Bread. I got it yesterday at North Beach Store. 

The whingeing comes at the end of a day when each breath is hard won. When even a slight walk has me dizzy and even a little afraid. It affects my moods somewhat. I like it when I come to the time of the day when the Doings are over and I can SIT. I didn’t think I would be able to drive home from town today. Too off balance and too ill. Some days. Some days, I could plain cuss.

That’s part of the reason I called this blog ON THE BENCH. BENCHES are wonderful things for people who can’t always walk as far as they wish and people who don’t know when weakness will drop them in their tracks. BENCHES are FOR ME.

And then there is a woman like   http://maggiephotgraphy.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/weekly-photo-challenge-ready/ What a lovely face, this lady has.

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AND NOW FOR TODAY.

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There is a thunderstorm rolling around out there now, in the late afternoon but what a dawning it was.

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WEEKLY PHOTO THEME 2012 : READY

My Great Grandparents Julia Jackson and George READY.

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Good afternoon. The topic has arrived. Several days later but it’s here. The topic is READY. I’m happy with that one because READY is actually the family name of some of the swimming ancestors I was talking about last post.

Now let’s  see what we can begin this week’s Topic hunt with. While I’m looking, let me thank FRIZZTEXT once more. He has the A-Z Archive nicely in place for just such a contingency as this week’s delay.

Okey Doke then – 4 preliminary entries from me. READY OR NOT.

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GREETINGS, PATIENTLY WAITING PHOTO BLOGGERS. WE DONE GOOD.

Hope there is inspiration for this READY  descendant amongst your work.

THE PHOTOBLOGGERS WERE READY.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/weekly-photo-challenge-ready/

http://photogirl23.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/project-365-day-38-weekly-photo-challenge/

http://skedazzles.com/2012/02/05/weekly-photo-challenge-ready/

http://galen911.net/2012/02/05/ready-to-serve-and-protect/

http://3rdculturechildren.com/2012/02/06/weekly-photo-challenge-ready-2/

THOSE OF US WHO WERE STRICKEN WITH SUFFERING AT THE WEEKLY CHALLENGE NOT COMING THROUGH ON TIME.

http://sjponeill.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/weekly-photo-challenge-heavy/

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GETTING THE SIGN READY.