Thursday, May 09, 2013
Basil and the sausage situation
The sausage situation you ask. Well, it is something which amuses us whenever we come across one. Many years ago, when the boys were tiny, and I was not much older, Ian spent a year at Teachers' College and in the school holidays to help the coffers, he worked in the Coles or Woollies or Four Square or whatever it was in the Johnsonville Mall, in the butchery department (is that what you would call it?), behind the counter, serving. I took the boys up so they could wave to daddy - lucky daddy. The bloke who ran the butchery department had the offer to buy sausages - lots of them - and maybe he saw this as his opportunity to rise up the company ladder and make a huge profit or something. Anyway the sausage special for the week failed miserably and Ian reported that there were sausages everywhere at the end of the week. So I guess the butchery bloke panicked a little and came up with that wonderful solution - 'folks, the sausage special last week was so very popular that we have managed to get more'. From that day on, we always have a laugh when we hear businesses offering their special deal for a second week because it was so very popular and some customers were distressed to miss out. You sure learn things as you grow up. Thank goodness Ian had a wee sojourn in the butchery department or I might never have become so suspicious......
We loads of wonderful stencils just arrived from Stencil Girl - I have only allowed myself one at this point in time but they are all great. http://www.thethreadstudio.com/catalogue/exp/stencilgirl/text2.htm Have a look at them if you like stencils. We have so many it is hard to keep up sometimes. But i love using them with the gelli plate - with paints - with Shiva stiks - with my Moonglow Sprays.
Last night we went to the ACO - what a fabulous evening - music of the Weimer Caberet with Barry Humphries and Meow Meow and of course the ACO - it was packed and it was outstanding. Barry Humphries is to be commended for introducing these composers to the world.