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Anchovy Ahoy! Part Two

Weeks after the departure of the ss Great Britain from the UK, the fair maid Clare, wandering by a (muddy) Western Australian shore, sighted this raft.

miniature wooden raft

Clearly it was the handiwork of a shipwrecked tin of anchovies (those knots bear all the hallmarks of a deft tab).

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Anchovy Ahoy! Part One

Once upon a time an anchovy swam in the vast ocean with all its friends.


They flittered and darted, avoiding the jaws of sharks and salmon. Unbeknown to them, a far more sinister danger lurked. A danger so dastardly, planned and executed with such cunning, that there was no escape.  As they innocently played Pin the Leg on the Octopus a net was ploughing towards them. The anchovy was scooped up, suffocated, gutted, salted and laid out in a small rectangular tin with a number of its friends.

Weeks passed in oily darkness. One day, the lid was peeled back. The anchovy was thrown onto a bed of soft green leaves next to a strip of capsicum.

 “I didn’t watch Two Fat Ladies for nothing,” a woman’s voice said.

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Stealthy Porridge

Using techniques honed in the field with his great friend, Sir  David Attenborough, Viscount Porridge approaches a herd of elk in the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Colorado, Rocky Mountains, elk

The elk remained calm in his presence, perhaps lulled by his breathless whispering and glances to the camera.

Colorado, Rocky Mountains, elk

Porridge, Honoured Guest

Mr Chief Justice Porridge pauses before his entrance to the Whitehouse.

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Porridge Rides

Larry Miller from Seattle, you have made a certain packet of porridge very happy. Continue reading

Sir Porridge’s Epic Journey…Day Five

After his fall yesterday evening in Norseman, Sir Porridge, AK, was lured this morning by other, more stable, conveyances.

tin camel, Norseman, Australia

See him up there on the hump?

Being of a scientific bent, he also wanted to check the claim that the roads were indeed large enough to accommodate the turning of a camel train.  A couple of men sitting in cars in the middle of the road were the only witnesses that it is indeed so. (The camels seemed pleased about the change of scenery.) Continue reading

Sir Porridge’s Epic Journey…Day Four

Still full of vim after his days of hard travel, Sir Porridge, AK, was up early for a bracing sit and portrait on the Ceduna jetty.

jetty, Ceduna Continue reading