Wally’s won­der­ful croc star charisma

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

IT’S so cold, the ice works don’t!

It’s so cold, the geckos are stay­ing be­hind your favourite paint­ing.

It’s so cold, I had to chip the ice off Bing and bark for him!

Or as one bloke said to me early yesterday: “It’s so cold, he went to bed as a boy scout and woke up as a girl guide!” I didn’t un­der­stand it ei­ther.

Win­ter time in our glo­ri­ous home in the sun and, yes, it’s been chilly, plenty of runny noses, and in my case SunWater is af­ter me for a do­na­tion.

Dry, too. Fair dinkum, I think Wally the croc will be found in The Strand foun­tain hav­ing a drink, but then who knows where or who Wally is?

Maybe, just maybe, let’s find out where the Cairns tourism boss was when Wally was seen. Let’s go to his of­fice; I reckon you’ll find a crocodile suit hang­ing up in the cor­ner. Jok­ing.

Speak­ing of Wally, Mrs Wally, and the now the Wal­lettes, with all my heart, I am truly sorry the Mag­netic Is­land to Townsville swim is not on this year; this is one of our in­cred­i­ble sig­na­ture events.

I’ve had the hon­our of wel­com­ing the swim­mers to Aus­tralia for many years and it’s a joy to see these ath­letes all ages, com­pete in this great event. And no, let’s not bring back the cages, let’s sim­ply find Wally and his fam­ily a home, some­where else.

The good news is Min­is­ter Miles is spend­ing money on croc man­age­ment. Like rock’n’roll star man­age­ment, charge for ap­pear­ances … well, Wally would make a for­tune. There once was Wally the croc To see him to the beaches we’d flock.. No way said the Min­is­ter Then Wally looked sin­is­ter, Now the Min­is­ter’s in shock, in a wok for the croc. Not the per­fect lim­er­ick, but it’s cold and there’s a doona alert cur­rent. If I can get that bloody dog of mine out of the bed that is, though he is a lit­tle hot wa­ter bot­tle.

To my mates in the big su­per­mar­kets, can we have more dis­abled shop­ping trol­leys? There’s only one at Castle­town, so hard to shop with Mum with­out one.

Sim­ply, we have to go else­where, though BiLo have only one too, but it’s closer to the carpark. To be hon­est, I’d never thought about it, but it’s im­pos­si­ble to shop and push Mum with­out one. I’m happy to spon­sor a few if need be. Some may think it’s triv­ial, but it means a lot to Mum’s in­de­pen­dence, and I’ll do any­thing in the world to help her keep it.

V8s have gone, but not the events. Big free con­cert at Jezzine tonight and to­mor­row night, and Tastes of the Bur­dekin on Satur­day.

Happy Days to all! Ooroo

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