I just washed the floor in the bathroom and laundry. I try to do it every year whether it needs or not.
We are having a drought. The Govt. has put us all on restrictions. Water is very scarce.
I thought I might do a naked rain dance in the street to help. How would that help, I hear you ask?
Well it would scare the neighbours into leaving the state which would mean more water for those of us who remain.
Things are so serious with the water that pretty soon I will have to make the coffee with bodily fluids.
Won't need to add milk or cream.
Any way I was going to tell you about farthings. Hands up all those who know what a farthing is?
A farthing was a quarter of a penny. My grandparents told me they could buy quite a bit with one.
I saw one once, it had Queen Victoria on it...well her likeness anyway. I'm really not that old. She was dead before I was born.
Remember the Zac from my last blog entry? I was wrong. I have just realised that a zac was sixpence or 5 cents.
The slang for the threepenny piece was a "tray". I wonder if it was spelt tray could have been trey?
Well my mom use to get a tray for her lunch money.
It bought her an orange, a pastie or pie with tomato sauce, a cream bun and a drink of cordial.
That lot would cost $10 today.
I'm rambling aren't I?