Mid season on the the teams moaned about the ground being undersized, this was of course denied by all locals, but I did a quick and simple check and find that it's definitely undersize and the marking must have been laid by someone after too much happy juice. Some markings are a proper 10 metres apart but most others are somewhere from about 8.5 to 10 with no real symmetry or logic applied.
The ground doesn't suffer size constraints like typical pommie grounds do, usually caused by their worship of the false prophet Soccer.
Maybe if we're lucky the markings will grow out in the off season and they'll wander out with a tape that's been made this century to get it right, but they'll have to move the goalposts.
About all I have to yet work out is which polling booth to cast my vote.
I also checked the roll in case Grace was still listed, she wasn't, that saves some explaining but I still felt a bit sad.
These were regarded as a family car back in their day and few moaned about a lack of power back then but its 2.2 litre I6 engine is easily outpowered by the currently available least powerful car the 1 litre Suzuki Alto.
In reality our perceptions of what's needed has been warped into a fantasy world, the speed limits are much the same as 50 years ago and the enforcement is now inescapable, so why do we continue to buy cars that we just can't use the power they make.
With less than a fortnight till the election there's likely to be little time before it loses all relevance.
BTW Grace was not a fan of white chocolate, preferring any other type before it, she was however very fond of peppermint.
I have a 10 litre brewer that was a pain for doing beer but is superb for making Ginger pop.
All I do is chuck in a packet of crushed ginger powder, a kilo of raw sugar (better colour) fill with water, add some bread yeast, wait about 3 days and bottle, putting a teaspoon of sugar in to prime the bottle. Makes 8 1.25 litre bottles that can be drank after a few days. Add things to experiment, a squirt of lemon juice may help.
The ginger gives the mouth a taste that allows you to drink a few, much as bitter hops help beer.
Now Jimmy sleeps better at night as well as easing his budget.
It's also one of the few fun things you can do here that isn't against our draconian laws, though if I tried to sell it I suppose I'd be facing consecutive life sentences.
The red colour was a boo-boo, I wanted a pink colour and popped in a few drops of red food colouring, result deep red, who would of thought?
To make sense of that think back to the Bulldogs a few years ago, penthouse to cellar in one week.
The incandescent lamp on the machine may be a very awkward one to replace with an LED one, I'll wait a bit on this one.
I suppose even if it's the only LaVita/Matrix in all Philippines there's still more of them than Holdens or Ford Falcons.
I think I must have inherited the hunt a good price gene from my mother.
It's winter now so one of the girls outside where they were preparing for the festival was wearing long pants for warmth.
Olive had just paid P2.5 each for full kernels at her place in Philippines, or about 15 to the dollar at a simple exchange rate, the truncated ones here have a price that might scare a bit, but we have plenty of stuff that's fairly equivalent in price.