the street resembles a neck
from a wayward guitar
with Hotel Bone sitting idle on a vein,
wedged between two frets
where the bad tunes can reach her
Sam Wagan Watson: hotel bone
foto – hotel on the way from annandale to the airport in sydney april 2010
Think to-day and speak to-morrow.
foto- ilnam estate winery
"Turkish proverbs, tr. into English"
Translation: His pants are always fastened on the second clasp.
Original in Dutch or Twents: "Zijn broek staat altijd op de vrethaak."
Source: Twents Woordenboek, 3rd ed.
Language Notes: Meaning: A big eater. Derived from fact that some trousers have a second clasp, which you could use to give yourself a little room after a meal
FOTO-LUFFLEY CAFE MURWILLUMBAH 09
"What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?"
W.C. Fields (1880-1946)
foto – ulmarra hotel beer garden 2009
The secret of language is the secret of sympathy, and its full charm is possible only to the gentle. John Ruskin.
foto – KATI B AT KIRRA PUB 2008
Most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists!
The French proverb says, the appetite comes with eating. So in drinking, the more we imbibe, the more we desire.
FOTO – KNOX BROS IN MILTON BRISBANE. 2007.
Oats – food for men in Scotland ; in England, for horses. — Johnson, Diet. Cf. Chesnuts in Corsica.
FOTO – IZZY AT BIRDWING CAFE TUMBULGUM 2008
He knows when you’re happy, he knows when you’re sad, and he knows when you have a carrot.
“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care.”
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
FOTO – JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT WEST TWEED HEADS NSW
Keep him at least three paces distant who hates bread, music and the laugh of a child. Lavater
PROVERBS ON BAKING AND BREAD
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. – Douglas Adams
Hard heads in Hardeston,
Quakers in the Pow ;
The braw lasses d Abdie
Canna spin their ain tow"
A CENTURY OF SCOTTISH PROVERBS AND SAYINGS,
IN PROSE AND RHYME, CURRENT IN FIFE AND CHIEFLY OF
COLLECTED AND SELECTED BY G: MACKAY,
Sheriff of the Counties of Fife and Kinross.
FOTO - MT TAMBORINE SPINNER 2008
“I’ll bet what motivated the British to colonize so much of the world is that they were just looking for a decent meal.”
FOTO – ONE OF MICHAEL’S CURRIES AT JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT TWEED HEADS WEST 2007.
“All those Nupboards in the Cupboards they’re good fun to have about. But that Nooth gush on my tooth brush… Him I could do without.”
Dr. Seuss (There’s a Wocket in My Pocket)
FOTO – PANORAMA PLAZA WEST TWEED HEADS
May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.
FOTO – DAISY HILL BRISBANE 2008
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. Dorothy Nevill
FOTO – TELSTRA’S LANDLINE SOLUTION IN BILAMBIL 2008
Saakar Disate, Godi Naay Disat.
Translation: Sugar cubes can be seen, sweetness cannot be seen. INDIAN.
FOTO – TUMBULGUM SUGAR CANE ON TWEED. 2008.
To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has
the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the
light. Coventry Patmore
FOTO - BRISBANE CBD
But ‘Baby,’ the barmaid, her evidence gave—
A poor, timid darling who tried to be brave—
‘Now, don’t be afraid—if it’s frightened ye be—
‘Speak out, my good girl,’ said O’Hara, J.P.
Her hair was so golden, her eyes were so blue,
Her face was so fair and her words seemed so true—
So green in the ways of sweet women was he
That she jolted the heart of O’Hara, J P.
He turned to the other grave Justice of Peace,
And whispered, ‘You can’t always trust the police;
‘I’ll visit the premises during the day,
‘And see for myself,’ said O’Hara, Jay Pay.
FOTO – JACQUI AT BILAMBIL 2007