I have a few things to share tonight – what do you think it means to ‘throw a handbag’? heard in the commentary on the game between the Lions and the Stormers – they were pushing and shoving and a shirt was torn… well it is to do with the fact that they were not actually throwing punches…
I have been studying the history and origins and current shape of Australian English (AusE) and there are a lot of interesting bits to know – including that AusE is set to become the dominant lingo of the SE Pacific region… apparently it is gaining more currency than AmE!
I am not feeling that thrilled with my adopted country at the moment – Australians who vote have allowed the Labour Party in Queensland to undergo a serious drubbing at the polls. Shocking to me who think that they did well here. They have been unlucky eith the ‘unusual weather events’ but Anna Bligh as Premier could not have done more for the people on the ground. Well we now have another crowd of bloodsuckers who will protect their wealthy friends and allow the poorer types like us and those worse off to stew.
On a happier note we have repaired Bella’s bed, she now has a new hessian sling to sleep on – hope she doesn’t destroy this one as she did the last. We took her to a new leash-free doggy park yesterday morning and she had a ball playing with all the other dogs. She is such a sweet friendly creature.
She rushes around the pool when we swim which we have been doing a lot so she gets a bit of action without us going anywhere! Hope she behaves well when we take her to Auntie Angela and Uncle Kevin’s for Easter… We are hoping that Alan won’t have to work then. Life and the weather are feeling pretty good at the moment and I am reminded of what it is like to feel reasonably contented and on top of my life. Of course there are always things to be done but the wonderful thing is that they are getting done and not dragging down my soul.
I made my internal flight bookings for my trip to SA in June – that was thrilling too. So looking forward to seeing my girls again. And hopefully some friends and rellies as well. I will be looking after the little girls with Faith, the housekeeper, for a whole week while S and K are overseas… Can’t wait.