Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

Old Drivers v Young Drivers

At around 3 am this Easter Morning  I was awoke by a loud crashing noise,I,m thinking to myself Why is the Earth shaking when I didn’t do anything and the wife is fast asleep !! She rouses and tells me to go back to sleep as I was dreaming BUT on looking thru the bedroom window across the road was a Ford Ute stuck into the corner of our neighbours house across the road ( Our houses are mirror copies) I dressed very quickly and ran across the road to check everyone is OK (they are) Young bloke besides himself saying “sorry,sorry” I asked if he was OK and he replied in the affirmative.Asked if he had been drinking to which he replied just one ( he is a P plater,altho qualified as a driver,P platers have to have ZERO tolerance & altho he wasn’t over the limit,he is still by law guilty of the offence due to the zero tolerance) He must have been travelling at considerable speed (50 km limit applies here) as he had almost demolished the side of the building.Our friends were in bed when the car went crashing into their room.The Power external box was damaged but still kept the power on. Methinks the vehicle will be a write off and extensive damage was sustained to the building and will prove to be a very costly experience for the young driver .To add to his anguish he apparently is also NOT insured.Amazingly I was the only neighbour who was awakened by the noise ! The street slept on. A call was made to the insurers after the vehicle had been towed away & within 2 hours Maintenance people were on site to fix the damaged house to safety standards until an accessor would be available (kudo’s to the Insurers) The point of this Blog is that IF a Senior driver had been involved,he would have been headlined on local news and no doubt cries would go out for Seniors to be Rd tested every year !!  The young fellow who did this (approx age we think for him is early 20’s) would face up to all penalties imposed upon him,but no reference to his driving abilities or the need for him to take driving tests !!  Apart from the massive damage,thankfully no one was harmed and we did meet some nice Firemen,Police,Power workers,Tow Truckies  and not forgetting the Ambulance people ( Stats  4 Police Cars 8 Police people,2 Firetrucks with around 6 workers,2 Ergon workers eac having a truck {Power} 1 Ambulance withlots more work on restoring the house to pre crash state)

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Happy Easter to All


March 27, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Waiting to start our Travels again

We have sold our Bus and traded it for a slide on Camper and a new 4×4 Mazda..Christmas is just but a memory now and Easter starts tomorrow.The weather is cooling down and hope fully we will be off again second part of the year .We have hopefully ironed out minor problems with our equipment and all systems are GO! To have traveled this wonderful country has been a great privilege (having done it twice) but there are still places to see,people to meet (and we will) and more wonderful adventures that will take us into the unknown (we are thing of going via the Birdsville track to WA) It seems I have been granted my radio show for a further 12 months and will make arrangements for a “fill in” whilst away.Our Radio Station has a few Seniors involved who take time off to do other things in life (moral being ? dont sit on your bum upon reaching retirement,get out there and volunteer for something at our age there is PLENTY to do if you are prepared to look.TV is an altogether too easy option) SO,in the meantime over the next few weeks I will put pics of creatures we have encountered on our past AUSTRALIAN travels

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these are just a short selection of “critters” we have spotted..more soon

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March 24, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Goodbye to Ower Kid an his Missus

Time goes by so very quickly when having fun ! Brother Brian & wife have been in Queensland for 2 weeks and have seen plenty  and certainly eaten lots !!

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While in Brisbane Tresha celebrated her birthday with the biggest meal Ive ever seen…however…she did eat the lot PLUS a generous sized pudding !!! Our hotel suited our needs,staff were extremely pleasant..rooms very clean and tidy but really small ! We had to park our flatback below ground and to navigate entry was horrendous BUT  credit to Annie she made it look easy !!!  Not a scratch !!

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We visited an Australian Creature Park and watched some amazing stuff including Snakes and Crocodiles (sadly just up the road at another park a zookeeper was badly mauled by a crocodile  and who can blame them for being teased just for public pleasure? and Yes I realize I am one of those spectators..We dined in a club named ISIS ( really) in a suburb of Childers and treated to a very nice lunch

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Annie does volunteer work at our local markets (Koala Markets) every 2nd Sunday and we took Brian n Tresha there for  lovely,cheap breakfast and I introduced him to our local MP Ted Sorensson and a very popular entertainer who we also know   John Vea Vea and he is a lovely man and very co-operative with a photo take

We have thoroughly enjoyed the visit and as we are all getting on in years I doubt very much I will visit UK again or indeed my brother will probably not be back to Australia.I have lots of family in England as well as lots of ole pals I knew from school days and I will miss ALL of them.BUT Australia is my home and I love Hervey Bay so much I will now be buried here (tongue in cheek) As usual it was a very teary goodbye as we dropped them off at the Airport,who knows? one day we see them on Skype !!


March 9, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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