Monthly Archives: November 2010

Rottnest Island Defences

This lovely photo by Bill Hatto from Thursdays’ West newspaper is of 100 year old Mrs Rae Hussey, wife of Captain Frank Hussey, commander of the WWII defences on Rottnest Island. In ‘Jacks Island’ I changed his name to Hurley … Continue reading

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King Canute, or Cnut, or Knut. (Not more bloody history!)

Viking King Canute the Great, known as Cnut in Denmark and Knut in Norway, was the son of Svein Forkbeard and grandson Harald Bluetooth and great-grandson of King Gorm. I told you last time that Vikings had great names. Harald … Continue reading

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Simply Shocking

Why is it that I can’t think up a single headline for this news clip that is suitable for a family based Facebook? Can you come up with one without exposing yourself as a a puerile, carry-on-esque, smutty, grubby-minded, bennyhillish  … Continue reading

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Too Much Ganja, Mon?

You have got to  be kidding? Who in their right mind would take potshots at a fully armed, high speed, hi-tech US warship? And from a skiff? The pirates are lucky the Captain didn’t lob something very  loud and extremely … Continue reading

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