365 Unusual Things: 232-238

232. There’s a guy living in his car in my street, parking often outside my house. The morning temperatures here are mostly below zero Celsius. This morning he started up the engine at 4 am, sat there a while, drove off, probably to warm up, and by 7 am he was back. 233. Saw anContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 232-238”

365 Unusual Things: 225-231

225. I was looking over the railing of this small bridge when an old man came to me and said ‘Don’t just look, you should jump’, and he made a diving gesture with his arms. He again said ‘Jump’, and when I said ‘No’ he said ‘Why not?’ 226. Today I read an obituary forContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 225-231”

365 Unusual Things: 218-224

218. Went to the new Nepalese café in my street and saw a painting of dancers in Kathmandu, signed Painter Krishna. Also saw a large photo of the Nepalese royal family who were assassinated in 2001. 219. Watched a band rehearse this morning where the woman at the microphone was singing and knitting at theContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 218-224”

365 Unusual Things: 211-217

211. Saw a woman walking a cat on a leash in Gundagai. 212. Having lunch at the local golf club I saw a man heading onto the course in purple polka-dot pants and matching hat. 213. At the café/restaurant of the golf club, an Uber Eats driver brought a delivery of food to the receptionistContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 211-217”

365 Unusual Things: 204-210

204. Bought a robot vacuum cleaner. It doesn’t pick up crumbs on the edges of the room. This is unusual because it was expensive. 205. Received a photo of my great-grandfather’s grave which surprised me. I’ve been told he had a mansion with maids. But the photo shows he lies in an unmarked grave. 206.Continue reading “365 Unusual Things: 204-210”

365 Unusual Things: 197-203

197. Our new grandson came to be babysat at our house today for the first time. While I was talking baby talk to him, I was unknowingly videoed. It was posted on a social media site. A private moment all of a sudden became unprivate. 198. The Persian shop across the road has a setContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 197-203”

365 Unusual Things: 183 – 189

183. Found on the ABC news web site (our national broadcaster) a section called ‘Good News’. Never seen it before, perhaps because it comes 10th on their news page, after National top stories, State news, Local news, news videos, world news, Asia Pacific, Business, Sport, Arts & Culture. 184. Saw a Great Egret in theContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 183 – 189”

365 Unusual Things: 176 – 182

176. In an electronically controlled public toilet, I pressed the door button to close it and a (male) voice said ‘The door is now locked. You have ten minutes.’ Then music played: What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love. 177. Practised street photography when hardly anyone was around in the ten-degree twilight, andContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 176 – 182”

365 Unusual Things: 169 – 175

169. I was the oldest woman at a women’s conference today. Sat in a section of seating alone, surrounded by empty chairs. This was unusual. 170. At a morning tea, there was a promise of brownies, but they had been cut into one-inch cubes to make them go further. 171. A South American woman askedContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 169 – 175”

365 Unusual Things: 162-168

162. Saw an electronic sign directing drivers to a Covid testing site, saying ‘RAT distribution only’. 163. Heard on the news that hundreds of nightclubs are closing, not just as a result of lockdowns, but because young people are drinking less these days, and when they do drink they prefer to do it during theContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 162-168”