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Wingin’ it. © PJ Croft 2016

Good old Aunty ABC gets it wrong again.

“Global credit ratings agency Moody’s downgrades WA from AA2 to AA1 …”   ABC News web site.

Er, other way around. The downgrade is from AA1 to AA2, as all their radio news bulletins have been saying for the past couple of hours. But, she’ll be right, eh?


A few months ago I was chatting to a couple of Pommy guys in the pub and they said I should try out the Great British Chippy a few streets away for real British style fish and chips. So much better than Aussie shops, they said. Get real cod, they said. And scampi. The chips are cooked so much better, they said.

I had a visitor last night so I suggested we give ’em a try. I can never justify it when I’m on my own.

Worst fish and chips I’ve ever had. Soggy undercooked chips. No crunch at all. If the fish was cod, I’m a Welshman. That wasn’t cod, it was some local fish for sure. And the price! For one piece of fish and ‘regular’ chips, $16.50. Blimmin’ heck.

They’d run out of scampi, so I ordered haggis. It’s patties, battered and fried. Oily as heck. Quite tasty but I couldn’t handle the fattiness. I couldn’t finish it.

I’ve had FAR better fish and chips, at the place just down the road from my old place in Trigg. They cook ’em in cottonseed oil, giving a lightness, not so oily. And the chips are crunchy, ‘twice cooked’ as they should be.

There’s another fish and chip shop in the main street just walking distance from here. I’ll give him a try next time. I’ll never be going back to the Great British Chippy, that’s for sure.


I watched the Woody Allan movie Blue Jasmine a few days ago. Cate Blanchett gives another fantastic performance. She is one of the great actresses (OK, OK, actors!) of all time, I reckon, up there with Meryl Streep and Lauren Bacall. It’s not a bad movie, worth seeing and it kept me engaged. But loose ends … don’t expect a tidy ending. I give it 8/10.


Some more pics. Now that I’ve found the easy way to convert to jpeg, resize and change the colour space to sRGB in one easy operation, it’s so much faster.

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The First Fleet replica ships, Fremantle 1988. © PJ Croft 1988, 2016

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Kalbarri, WA 1987. © PJ Croft 1987, 2016

Paris L Bank street

Paris.  © PJ Croft 2008, 2016


Japan. © PJ Croft 1992, 2016