Cool tomatoes

 My cherry tomatoes are still being harvested; in July! Amazing, given how cold it has been. Some sunny days and freezing cold nights. When I pick them they are like ice blocks. Here's a photo of todays harvest. Tip: place in a tray and freeze for winter spaghetti bolognaise.

Unley Mayor Hewitson starts his campaign ☹️

  In the heat of the current Federal election campaign, Unley Mayor Michael Hewitson is sending emails to residents across Unley asking them to support his bid at re-election in November. Strewth! Who wants to even think about a council election now?  🤪 He wrote: “Council elections coming up at the end of this year. I am being encouraged to run again … Should I decide to run again I will need your help to succeed.” I just wonder who is encouraging him to run again. Must be his family  😉 I can honestly say that not one of the Unley Councillors or staff members has told me that they are giving Michael any encouragement. In fact, one of the Councillors has posted on FB her displeasure with the mayor. She wrote: “The City of Unley’s Mayor’s recent conduct has found him guilty and in breach of the Local Council Act which he still thinks is silly.  The local media thinks the Mayor is about greater transparency for rate payers. If you read the legal report it will actually inform you that t

Hewitson help

Interesting to see that #Unley Council is advertising for a (new) assistant to the Mayor, Michael Hewitson. For some weird reason, LinkedIn sent me an alert about the job thinking that I would be a good fit and might be interested. Nothing could be further from the truth. After the reported recent goings on at Unley Council, I believe that the mayor needs a minder rather than an assistant. Here are pics of the job posted by LinkedIn ...

Ah-Choo !!

  Here’s an interesting read. USA Research has revealed that: “The sound we make when we sneeze isn’t universal, but culturally conditioned. A person in the United States or Britain might make an “ah-choo!” sound when they sneeze, while a person in the Philippines might say “ha-ching!” when they sneeze. People who have been deaf since birth don’t add in any “extra” sounds at all, leaving only the sounds associated with the movement of air a sneeze represents.” Interesting  and we all know people who have a deliberate exaggerated sneeze 

Best brawn in Berri

  I just love good brawn. I grew up on it, made by my Mum. These days it’s hard to find a butcher that makes it; let alone good brawn. Staying in the Riverland, at Lyrup for a few days. Remembering a previous visit I went to the best traditional butcher in Berri ‘Berri North Butcher’ 28 Zante Rd, Berri SA 5343 He has good customer service. If you express interest in brawn he slices some + polish sausage + fritz + mettwurst and places it on butcher paper for you to try. The brawn and the polish sausage were superb. The best I’ve tasted. I left happy with a foot of polish sausage and a heap of sliced brawn. Enough to last our stay at Lyrup with heaps to bring home. So, if you’re near Berri, then pop in to the Berri North Butcher.

Daylight Saving nonsense

 Gosh. I didn’t know that daylight saving is so bad for one’s health 🤔 I will take this article with a grain of salt.

Today’s SA vote count

  I just received an email from Premier Steven Marshall. He was telling me about his Strong Plan and how to vote. He’s cutting it a bit fine as today is voting day; besides like 10-15% of people I have already voted; a week ago. The media and local commentators are predicting a landslide swing to Labor. And to cover their arses, their predictions are qualified by statements like ‘but the swing to Labor may be in the wrong seats’. Then I heard the Liberal Spin Doctor Senator Simon Birmingham talking and interpreting what he said, even he is doubtful of the SA Liberals returning to Government. My thoughts: It is unlikely for the Liberals to form government in SA. 6 months ago I blogged that Steven Marshall should be replaced if the Liberals were to stand a chance of being re-elected. BTW I also said that Anthony Albanese should be replaced for Labor to have a chance of winning. On the local front it is unlikely that Unley Councillor (from Fullarton Ward) and Liberal candidate Ms Jordan D