Falalalala,lalalala-ah!

Deck the hall with hand made deccies
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Make the house look pretty speccy
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Stock the pantry full of yummies
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Ready for expanding tummies
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Ma-in-law arrives on Sunday
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Bet she brings more socks and undies
Fa la la la la, la la la la
What the hell to buy for grandma
Fa la la la la, la la la la
It matters not she won’t remember
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Why did I agree to host this
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Must have been by wine hypnosis
Fa la la la la, la la la la
In September no premonition
Fa la la la la, la la la la
My backyard still in demolition
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Husband better finish work soon
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Help me clean up from this monsoon
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Bloody rain it’s been forever
Fa la la la la, la la la la
How about some sunny weather!?
Fa la la la la, la la la la

TFM is so excited
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane  reunited
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Skipper hates the whole damn family
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Run away I would do gladly
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Right, that’s it my whine is over
Fa la la la la, la la la la
time to prepare the pav(a)lova
Fa la la la la, la la la la
I  wish you all some holiday magic
Fa la la la la, la la la la
May your tale be not so tragic!
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Rhu(dolph!)

Sink the Skipper

When the Skipper and I first became ‘us’, the Skipper had a second job.

He was a trainer with a 4 WD company, running driver training weekends for 4 WD skills.

Things like mud driving, sand driving, winching, safe bush travel. Things like towing a bogged vehicle safely, getting out of tricky situations, assessing the lie of the land/sand/mud/tide/bush before entering. That type of thing.

He abhorred ‘hoons’ and people who bash the bush, rip up trees and tracks, canivorise the open spaces and spoiling it for others by being – well, a dickhead.

In the 25 years I have known him, and the 15 years we have been together, he has never once been bogged. We have towed and assisted countless others, including 2 RAC tow vehicles and a Pilot vehicle.

So it was of minor – OK, not so minor – amusement to me when the Skipper, in reversing the camper trailer into a clearing down at Sundown National Park, fell afoul to his own preachings.

First he did this.

and this

Which usually would not have been so bad, except that it has rained and rained (and rained and rained) here for days on end.

So there was a lot of this.

There was also a lot of this.

Finally, in the dark of night, we manually unhitched the camper trailer and pushed it to high ground.

2 days later, he had the grace common sense to give in.

Given we were completely isolated, TFM and I hiked a mountain (well, OK, bloody large hill) and found a spot where we could get mobile phone reception.

~

The RACQ offroad team were lovely guys.

Knee deep in mud, there was much more of this.

and finally, after 3 days of being semi-submerged and 3 hours of RACQ assistance, mother earth decided that the Skipper had eaten enough humble pie and set him free.

True to his word, he spent a few hours a day over the next few days ‘restoring’ the hole.

In fact, it took just long enough for me to read the entire ‘Oprah’ Biography by Kitty Kelly.

Am I a bad Rhubarb for admitting – I am still chuckling?

eBay can be a drag…

I once sold a size XXL black satin nightie with matching peignoir to a drag queen.

On eBay.

A gorgeous seductive number, it was, and I found it at a going out of business sale. Unwrapping my find once I returned home, I discovered the nightie had been mispackaged, and contained an XXL instead of an M.

I was too lazy to return it… So I listed it on eBay.

It sold to a purchaser named Zora. It gave me a smile when he ‘fessed to being a drag queen.

I still live vicariously through my nightie…

Miss Diarist is blogging about selling her shoes to a drag queen on Ebay.

What’s your most unusual Ebay experience ?