I just finished this website for Emma: http://EmmasBears.com. She's got some great looking Teddy Bears. Why don't you pop on over and have a look? Who knows, you might even like to adopt one of them like dozens of other people around the world have done.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thanks for the postcard, Louise.
The Gooderham, or Flatiron, Building at Front and Wellington Streets, was built by George Gooderham in in 1891, predating New York’s more famous Flatiron building by 10 years.
William Gooderham, George’s father, came from Yorkshire in 1832, to help his brother-in-law James Worts who had a bakery and mill at Parliament and Mill Sts. In 1834, James committed suicide. He was depressed because his wife had died in childbirth. William Gooderham, took control of the factory and re-named it Gooderham and Worts. (The 'Worts' being for James’ eldest son, James Gooderham Worts, who inherited his fathers' share of the firm. In 1837, with a surplus wheat, they tried their hands at producing beer and whiskey from the wheat. The Gooderhams became experts at making good tasting beer and alcohol and, as a result, very wealthy.
Milja explains that although the beautiful tulip is Holland's national floral emblem, it was actually imported from Turkey in the 15th or 16th century.
Thanks for the interesting card, Milja!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I visited Birdsville in August 1993 for the Birdsville Races.
I got arrested by an amazonian policewoman, drank lots of beer that cost an arm and a leg per can, sat on a toilet that got flushed by boiling bore water, slept in a tent city and had a fantastic time.
If you ever want to do something unusual when you visit Queensland in mid "winter" (I use the term loosely), then check out the Birdsville Races. It's something you just have to do :)
Friday, April 10, 2009
Liz sent it to me almost 13 years ago.
I was really into windsurfing at the time.
The place in the picture is Golden Beach, on the Pumicestone Passage, at Caloundra. I've windsurfed there a few times myself.
Thanks for the postcard, Lizzie! :)
He and his wife spend 3 or 4 months a year there during the Aussie winter, then come back to Australia later in the year.
Sounds like fun, doesn't it?