General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

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  1. Gezza

     /  25th December 2018

    Alex Pooklet is whining that I didn’t get him anything special to eat for Christmas. 😠
    FFS ! How the hell did he even find out about bloody Christmas.
    Thank you, whoever it was !
    That is all
    🐧 Sir Gerald Ormsby Battersea Bradders 🐧
    Avian Aviation Authority
    0620 hours

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  25th December 2018

    Fido gave me an old-fashioned look when I produced his present from me; a bag of treats that had been given to him for his birthday by someone else. But it was so hot in town the day that I was in, and if I’d gone back to The Warehouse I’d have missed the bus.

    • He’s lucky to be given a present at all. He was given two other bags of treats, so he’s a pampered dog.

      • Unlike that lovely dog who was dumped by a motorway in the UK and after frantically pawing at the car to make the man inside open the door, ran after the car. No wonder the poor thing looked miserable although he’d been rescued.

    • Gezza

       /  25th December 2018

      For the benefit of those scratching their heads:

      old-fashioned look (plural old-fashioned looks) (idiomatic)
      A glance of disdain or disapproval.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  26th December 2018

        It’s also a bit ‘what do you take me for?’. It needn’t be serious disdain or disapproval.

        It’s one of those expressions that is hard to define precisely.

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  25th December 2018

    A pretty good day to prepare and eat a lunch feast with family and friends followed by an afternoon nap and then a late walk around a little peninsula with the dogs (excepting little Coco who disappeared into the bush at the top of the hill and only reappeared tearing back down the race behind us all wet and bedraggled and pleased with herself as we were almost back at the ute.

    So then I called in at our local G.A.S. service station to try their new pay at the pump app and no go. I thought it was supposed to have an after hours service but seemingly not. So what use is it?

  4. Gezza

     /  25th December 2018

    I am now able to confirm that Pilot Officer Alex has been flown solo & been awarded his wings. 🐧

    Whilst attending an evening coffee-making exercise in this officer’s Officers Mess, Air Cadet Alex Pooklet was observed to be running around the back lawn, squeaking, having apparently done something to annoy his mother, who was running around determinedly after him.

    The gate is closed, & the only way former Air Cadet Alex can have arrived on the back lawn is by air, as he has had no parachute training & no skydiving flights are currently operating in the vicinity & there are no ladders or foliage nearby which he can have used to gain entry on foot.

    Upon persuading his mother to let it go, whatever it was, both pooks were given some wheat and then a bread chunk each. Mum Sweety took hers and flew up and then down from the fence to take it to the probable newborn baby pooklet(s) in the hidden nest nearby on the stream bank.

    Former Air Cadet Alex ran up and down the fenceline, seemingly not completely aware of how he got here, but on my approach managed to achieve a somewhat ropey takeoff, scrambling up and then alighting on the top of the small trellis, walking along that and then the fence, and then lifting off for a short flight out over the bank, from which he landed safely and then also proceeded on foot towards the location of the hidden nest.

    Pilot Officer Alex will no doubt get some more solo flight practice in over the next few days, but has now been officially hereby awarded his wings.

    Thank you
    That is all
    🐧 Sir Gerald Ormsby Battersea Bradders 🐧
    Avian Aviation Authority
    0835 hours


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