Category Archives: Humor

The world’s best ever backyard cricketer.

Everyone has a moment in the sun. For one young boy, it was for an hour on Xmas day in 2012, when he became the world’s greatest cricketer of all time. Our Xmas day lunches, like many people’s, tend to … Continue reading

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Looking for Huntsville.

  Information desks provide information. They had it, and I needed it. “Well hello sir,” came the greeting from the spritely young female behind the counter, “Now, how can I assist you today?” The question came with a searching look, … Continue reading

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The Vibe.

Late last August my uncle Geoff bought 36 cans of Heinz baked beans in ham sauce and stacked them neatly in the laundry cupboard. He didn’t eat a lot of beans as a rule, but they were on sale at … Continue reading

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The Jeweller.

At parties in my late teens, I habitually invented unlikely career titles as a conversation ice-breaker when meeting girls. I don’t really know why I did this. It seemed like a good idea at the time. It was a bit of … Continue reading

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The honey chain.

When our daughter Emily was 3 years old (many years ago now), she looked up at me brightly and asked me where honey came from. She was sitting on my knee outside in the back garden and it was the … Continue reading

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No bunker faces!

People make all kinds of faces when they play golf. When you address your ball perfectly at the first tee, and visualise your drive rocketing the ball out of sight and in line with the pin, but then you send … Continue reading

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St. Ronan’s well. Thanks for asking!

  This sign sits at a hairpin bend on the winding road through “The Spur” from Healsville to Narbethong, East of Melboune. In 1980, an old friend of ours, Matt Collopy, joked about the sign as we passed by on … Continue reading

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My car drove off without me!

  Stupidity has me on speed dial. And mornings are not my strong suit. Deprive me of caffeine, and what may start out as a barely functional morning can then trail off very badly. Routinely parking opposite the post office … Continue reading

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The sock mathematician.

Daisy, what is the likelihood of a satellite falling out of the sky and landing on our house? Daisy: “woof..woof!”  [0.0000000000001%]. Good girl. Now, if you have 2 dog biscuits, and you share 1 of them with the dog over … Continue reading

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My dad accidentally cut his arm off!

My dear old dad is 80 and clearly not very good with power tools. Earlier this week he cut his whole arm off with a chainsaw. I might have just made that up. In truth, it was a circular saw. … Continue reading

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