Doc’s Joke of the Week


Paddy McCoy, an elderly Irish farmer, received a letter from the Department for Work & Pensions stating that they suspected he was not paying his employees the statutory minimum wage and they would send an inspector to interview them.

On the appointed day, the inspector turned up.
“Tell me about your staff,” he asked Paddy.
“Well,” said Paddy, “there’s the farm hand, I pay him £240 a week, and he has a free cottage.
Then there’s the housekeeper. She gets £190 a week, along with free board and lodging.
There’s also the half-wit. He works a 16 hour day, does 90% of the work, earns about £25 a week along with a bottle of whisky and, as a special treat, occasionally gets to sleep with my wife.”

“That’s disgraceful” said the inspector, “I need to interview the half-wit.”

“That’ll be me then,” said Paddy.




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Cafe China のNew Year Party


先々週の土曜日の夜、Café Chinaで開かれたGala Banquet へ行って来ました。中国の旧正月を祝うこのパーティは毎年開かれているそうですが、私達は初めての参加で、その賑やかさ、規模の大きさにビックリ!


今回は誘ってくださった方のご配慮で、ステージの前の一番良いテーブルに入れて頂き、なんとケアンズ市長Val Sheer(ヴァル・シーア)さんも同じテーブル。パーティのMCは、私達も体調が悪い時にいつもお世話になっている漢方医Dr.Wong(ドクター・ウォン)。小さな街ケアンズならではの、アットホームな雰囲気です。それにしても、中国パワーはやっぱりすごい!!一晩中、元気を沢山貰った夜でした。

Catching Barramundi from the beach is easy!


A morning swim at the Holloways beach stinger net the other day was highlighted by the witnessing of a magnificent Barramundi fish being dragged onto the beach by a lone fisherman. I pulled up under the shade of a tree, as I was getting my towel for the swim I noticed a huge silver fish splashing in the distant blue ocean. Then I realised what was going on as my eye located the bend of a rod tightly held by a man in a hat. Rushing back to the car to grabbed my iPhone in anticipation of getting a few shots of the action. I was not disappointed. The fisherman made it look easy.

Catch the Barramundi on line at this link.