A blog of grumpiness, stilts and skin.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Keep your eyes Peeled

Hazel and I read in the local rag this morning that some archaelogist reckoned he'd found Western Australia's oldest building up at Mt Brown* down in the corrupt-councilled City of Cockburn.

The current title-holder for oldest building is Fremantle's Roundhouse. However, the groundbreaking archy reckons the 1830-built foundations of Thomas Peel's original cottage, located at Mt Brown (rather than destroyed beneath rubble at Woodman Point as everybody had thought up until now), beats it by a few months.

Anyway, this morning Haze and I decided to get all Leonard Nimoy and go in search of. Over hill, over dale, over chip 'n over dale, we haled at pace with nary a glimpse of said foundations.

Leaving me baulking at the explosive consequences of disobeying the pictured warning, Hazel's last resort was to disappear up the sandy path in search of Peel's cottage.

"I'll text you the deets once I've found the house, slacker," and, "What the hell's UXO anyway?" were her final words as she scrambled up the path and into the bush.

She may be gone for some time.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Spud Mack said...

Thomas Peel : The original unibomber!

Monday, April 23, 2007

 
Blogger Peter Hotchkin said...

Did you ever find out what UXO is?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

 
Blogger Grump Les Tiltskin said...

Yeah, Unexploded Ordnance.

Sounds like some surprise policy package at the local government level.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

 

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