Monday, March 07, 2011
There are bridges and bridges
I wouldn't like to be walking, even gently, over a suspension bridge in Bua - Like a Bridge over Troubled Waters as the song goes! I did walk over a brand-new footbridge over Footscray Station yesterday. It wasn't there the last time I went to Footscray to buy taro to make a lovo. Very nice new bridge but plenty steps to walk up and down for an old girl like me. And we ended up buying frozen, cut up, cleaned taro at $10A a kilo as the 'real' dalo didn't look very good. $10A is about $18F! However the kumala was only $1A a kilo so we bought a lot of that. There's a birthday party tonight for a lad who is nineteen so we wanted a lovo for the party. The blokes in the family are out in the back yard now firing up the lovo and the local Fire Brigade has been informed as is the usual practice.
By the way a funny thing happened last night. There were two huge explosions about 11 p.m. in our street, red flashes, and smells like gunpowder, and the fire-brigade trucks and guys came searching for the cause. It was a possum frizzled and fried who had had his last day of climbing on electricity poles. Isa, poor little possum.