Truckies bridge the gaps
Oh come on, is it Townsville or Drownsville? We’ve had our fair share of the wet, the roads have been closed, kids out of school, waterfalls over Castle Hill, fair dinkum our roads are as water proof as Ian Thorpe, in fact I believe he’s doing his Olympic training in the Mather St pot hole.
G’day to the truckies stuck at Guthalungra and Bowen, with the road closed at Sandy Gully nothing has been getting through except Qantas, Virgin and a few bats!
Simply put, our Knights of the Road are not impressed and I reckon our Minister For Potholes may need to hide in one to get away.
I asked a bloke stuck at Guthalungra what he was taking south, he said ‘‘ Glider fuel and post holes’’. ‘‘ What do you wish you were bringing back?,’’ I asked, then a simple reply ‘‘ bridges’’.
ONE of Townsville’s very successful sons has returned home with his wonderful wife to have their first child here in paradise.
Lucky it wasn’t by road or it would have been, ‘‘ by the road’’! Troy and Dominique Hazzard had a baby girl 8pm Tuesday, fantastic.
Mum and child well, Dad we’re not sure about, but then again we never have been.
Troy is on the world circuit as a speaker ( wire him up and call him Sony, joking, he does actually speak), and is very busy, his whole life is work, forever on the phone, in fact we don’t know how this little angel was conceived unless email has improved.
In between phone calls Troy was good enough to be at the birth ( and probably tried to sponsor it), our only concern is this wonderful little girl will be christened Nokia.
Congratulations to Dom and Troy from all of us here in the tropics, and as it is to us and you, home.
MY dear mate Bishop Michael Putney wants more people in church, and fair enough. If perhaps he had the Cathedral at Guthalungra during the wet, he’d have 500 truckies for a start.
SO it’s the rock band Dingodad for the V8 Superthingos, oops, sorry, Wolfmother, fantastic stuff for the kids, but how come the Kiwis had ZZ Top, other V8ers had the Doobies and The Sweet? Now I’m not knocking Dingodad, great music, but what about Mum and Dad too, the Doobies or ZZ Top would be fantastic.
But I hear that while you’re trying to decipher this rabble of raucous writings, another announcement on entertainment is coming forth.
What about that band who swore on stage, The Potbelleez? Oh well, maybe they’ve changed their name, especially for up here to the Pothole bellies.
GREAT weekend ahead, we’ll be wetting the baby’s head somewhere . Happy Days. Ooroo Ps. Happy Birthday to the RAAF today, blow up the candles, I mean blow out. Silly me.