Category Archives: All things fun

A slight misunderstanding…..

Many years ago (1972) not long after we arrived in Australia we were asked to a BBQ.  BYO, the neighbour said, oh and bring a plate.  Now I knew BYO meant bring your own drinks but being a new chum was mystified by ‘bring a plate’.

Some of the groups I belonged to previously (usually young wives/mums groups) had met in members homes and we were often asked to bring cups and plates to help out at morning coffee or supper time because in those days not many young families had oodles of crockery or cutlery,

So you can guess what we did the day of the BBQ – yes, we each turned up holding an empty plate – not a skerrick of food on them.  Now if the neighbour had mentioned ‘shared food or potluck’ I’d have known what to do. Meat and salads or a sweet to share would have come along with us.

  • Meanings and origins of Australian words and idioms
    Bring a Plate
    An invitation to bring a plate of food to share at a social gathering or fundraiser. There are many stories of new arrivals in Australia being bamboozled by the instruction to bring a plate. As the locals know, a plate alone will not do. In earlier days the request was often ladies a plate, sometimes followed by gentlemen a donation (to the bar…understood) First recorded in the 1920s source

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There was a big grin on my face the day I first heard this joke
Remembering the day of the empty plates 😊

The Blonde Cowboy

A Sheriff in a small town in Texas walks out into the street and sees a blonde haired cowboy coming towards him with nothing on but his cowboy hat, his gun and his boots.

He arrests him for indecent exposure. 
As he is locking him up he asks, ‘Why in the world are you walking around llike this?’

The cowboy says, ‘Well it’s like this Sheriff…

I was in this bar down the road and this pretty little red head asks me to go out to her motor home with her….

So I did.

We go inside and she pulls off her top and asks me to pull off my shirt….

So I did.

Then she pulls off her skirt and asks me to pull off my pants…

So I did.

Then she pulls off her panties and asks me to pull off my shorts….

So I did.

Then she gets on the bed and looks at me kind of sexy and says…

‘Now go to town cowboy’

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‘And here I am!’

Bring a plate – Go to town….
Oh yes, it’s all in the understanding and interpretation of the words
Have you ever misunderstood the words??

Winter Day10

I need to end this cold wet week we’ve had in Melbourne with a little fun

So for those who would prefer my word count to be minimal here’s a little poem I found on the internet many years ago. It’s words still ring true today

‘ WINTER ‘ 

By Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre 

Shit 

It’s Cold 

The End

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Fun Friday – the day you forget the worries of the week.

Will be back on Monday…….

See you then!

And the answer is….

When I first saw these I was like….oh these are fun

They were cropping up everywhere

And yes my answers were 1 4 & 3 because, as you know, gravity and all that

But ’others’ were coming up with different answers and then the penny clicked

Yam was almost there……you must look more closely at the diagrams

Not 1 what about 2

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Same here – not 4 possibly 9

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Count 3 out on this one – could be 6

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However…did you notice?

  • 1 4 & 3 are blocked at the entrance – BUT so are 2 9 & 6 (see the tips of their ‘pipes’) all of those cups will stay empty. Which means the tanks on the left fill and the liquid rises to flow right.
  • 4 7 & 7 look to be the first answers but….they’re all blocked as well.
  • And so is 8 in the water puzzle
  • Which leaves 3 5 & 9 as the winners

I’m doing it….

With the strange unseasonably cool/cold/snowy weather they’re having

I think this might be happening all over the Northern Hemisphere

When I saw that meme last week I immediately thought of this photo

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On one of our Alaskan cruises we were upgraded

– and had a balcony –

the weather had turned unseasonably cold but I was determined to use it!

(Just once)

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Fun Friday – the day you forget the worries of the week.

Will be back on Monday – see you then!

#livelovelaugh

Friday Fun..

In need of a bit of fun – Here’s some little riddles to think about

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Question:- The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?

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Answer: Darkness

Question:- What word is pronounced the same if you take away four of its five letters

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Answer: Queue

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What month of the year has 28 days?

Answer: All of them

I’m always in front of you, but you can never see me. What am I?

Answer: The future

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What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to?

Answer: An echo

What building has the most stories?

Answer: The library 

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And here’s one to keep you guessing


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Answer: A ton!


Fun Friday – the day you forget the worries of the week.

Will be back on Monday – see you then!

Playing the waiting game…

(Also playing the ’hunt through photo folders’ – these are from 2016)

At that time there were lots of local shoppers who always brought their dogs along
Walk – Shop – Kill two birds with one stone

And of course the dogs had to wait outside the shops.

I remember watching these two as I waited for a friend who’d popped back into the supermarket – their owner had just tied them both to the railings and left them with kisses and reassuring pats.
 ‘I’ll only be a couple of minutes she said, You’ll be ok.’

Somehow I don’t think the ‘big’ one believed her

Where the h*** is she?  
A couple of minutes she said!  I’m sure we’ve been here that time already,

She’s nowhere in sight!  She knows I like my lunch dead on time.

All this from the ‘big’ one – the ‘older’ one just sat there, waiting patiently, looking a bit resigned, tolerating his mates whinging – knowing she’d be along sometime and they’d both get fed when they got home 🙂

Unfortunately I had to leave…..I still wonder how they reacted when she got back and feel a bit disappointed I didn’t get to see the reception on her return!

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#loveispatient

Linking to YAM’s Final Friday Fiction