Sunday, September 22, 2013


Hi Dad

You are probably the only person who will understand what I'm talking about here but it's just between you and me really anyway isn't it?  East Perth played in the WAFL Grand Final today.....and lost!!!  I had high hopes they might win another flag but it was not meant to be.  They began the year quite badly but picked up steam half way through the season and were looking good.

Never mind, hopefully they will improve next year and who knows?  Another appearance in the Grand Final.  We can only hope.

It was a wet and windy day in Perth today but there were over 20,000 watching the game at Subiaco Oval which was quite good in such bad weather.  The AFL has kept the crowds away from WAFL games over past years which is such a pity.  Progress it is called and I suppose it is, really.

Mum would have been pleased as West Perth are now this year's premiers.  I never worked out why she decided to follow West Perth but somehow I think it was to create a bit of rivalry in the camp.  We used to enjoy having a go at each other about the two teams....just a lot of fun.

I've not been to a football match for many a long year now but I used to enjoy sitting or standing on the bank yelling for my team.  Dreams of times long ago eh Dad?  They were good times.

Love you

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Dear Mum and Dad

The Federal election was held yesterday and after 6 years of a Labor government (one that had a lot of infighting and conniving going on) you would both be delighted that we now are back to having a Liberal government; at least for the next 3 years (and beyond I would hope)

I think you would both approve of our new Prime Minister.  He is a very good family man and works hard in the community as well.  He keeps very fit and is involved in surf life saving and volunteer bushfire work as well.  He is religious, which perhaps Dad wouldn't worry you, but you Mum would probably approve of that although his religion is different to yours.  I feel he is a good man and will be a good leader.

For some reason many people didn't seem to like him (and still don't from what I've been seeing on social media) and yet it appears sufficient people approved of him to elect him so he can form a government.  We can only hope he forms a good and reliable one that can work well with the Opposition and the Senate and bring stability back to our country.

Times are not easy in the world of today with many economic problems and civil wars in middle eastern countries.  There are lots of refugees from those countries trying to find a new and safe place to live.  I actually fear for the future of my grandchildren and great-grandchildren as their world is going to be so vastly different to the world I grew up in, regardless of the Great Depression and World War 2. We got through them and in many ways I think it made us better people.  I am not sure that is the case any more.

Just wanted to keep you up to speed with what is happening in our world of today.

Love to you both