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6. Neatness (10)
8. Long running dispute (4)
9. Making unhapping (9)
11. Prison (4)
12. Gourmet seafood item (3)
13. Required apparel (5-4)
16. Meat of young cattle (4)
17. Second place-getter (6,9)
18. Positive votes (4)
19. High standing (9)
21. Work in garden (3)
22. Length of time (4)
23. Geniuses (9)
27. A long way down (4)
28. Arctic ship (9)
1. Falls behind (4)
2. Girl's name (4)
3. Hand over to US soldier on victory
4. Obsessed, proverbially (3,2,4,6)
5. Eye protectors (10)
7. Keep apart (9)
8. Apparent worth (4,5)
10. Man's name, abbrev. (3)
13. Regular exercise (5,5)
14. Overhear, listen secretly (9)
15. African plain (9)
20. Born (3)
24. Weight allowance (4)
25. Prayer leader in Mosque (4)
26. The start of life (4)
Two elderly ladies meet at
the launderette after not
seeing one another for
After all the usual niceties
they began inquiring about
each other's health.
One lady asked how the
other's husband was
"Oh my Ted died last
week," the woman replied
"Oh dear! I'm so sorry to
hear that. What on Earth
"He went out to the
garden to dig up a
cabbage for dinner.
"He had a heart attack
and dropped down dead --
right there in the middle of
the vegetable patch!"
"That's awful," replied her
"So what did you do?"
"Well I'm not that keen
on cabages anyway so
I opened a can of peas
SOLUTION IN HILLSTYLE
6. Neatness aids tennis playing (10)
8. Long running dispute, due back and
9. Sending Da out, making unhappy (9)
11. Prison for Jessica Gerber? (4)
12. Gourmet food from mixed ore (3)
13. Cryptic attire, it's what you should
16. Meat some have always eaten (4)
17. Nearly the top olympian? (6,9)
18. Positive votes, or one reply? (4)
19. Lesson Ben arranged, showing high
21. Get the pointed comment (3)
22. Some time for who? Ursula (4)
23. Two German ones with time for
27. Long way down in Adelaide epic
28. Party starter needed in freezing
1. Falls behind girls, perhaps (4)
2. She might dine out (4)
3. Hand over to US soldier on victory
4. Obsessed by buzzer? (3,2,4,6)
5. Broken guns for girls - or eye
7. Get grease out, keep apart (9)
8. Look at its worth on the surface (4,5)
10. Short man's name (3)
15. African plain could be green site (9)
20. Born in France (3)
24. Change rate of weight allowance (4)
25. This morning I'm to meet a prayer
26. Yield, we hear, to life's origin (4)
ARIES (March 21st -- April 20th)
You may not be feeling very sociable at the moment. Normally
your concern for others is one of your most endearing
qualities, but this week you feel like you need some time off.
Romance. Don't let your friends hold you back. You may need
to do something which goes against their advice.
TAURUS (April 21st -- May 21st)
Time you take to buy a few things for the home will be well-
spent this week. You will be surprised what a difference this
makes, but remember not to break the bank. Romance.
Saying what you think in a positive way will be appreciated by
your partner and will win them over.
GEMINI (May 22nd -- June 21st)
you realise. Don't let a recent disappointment push you into
an unnecessary change this week. Romance. You will be very
spiritually aware at the moment. This would be a good time
to gain a deeper understanding of the people closest to you.
CANCER (June 22nd -- July 23rd)
People will be treating your ideas much more seriously than
usual. You will be surprised what an impact you can make.
Romance. A person who has ignored you in the past may be
impressed by a generous gesture. It may not necessarily lead
to an involvement, but don't rule it out.
LEO (July 24th -- August 23rd)
A shopping trip could cost much more than you expect this
week. This is not the time to go on an economy drive, instead
The Moon/Venus midpoint moving through your sign will help
a recent encounter to develop along the right lines.
VIRGO (August 24th -- September 23rd)
Family life will be very rewarding at the moment. You will have
about, however. Romance. An event which happened many
years ago will suddenly come back to you. You learnt an
important lesson, but may have forgotten it.
LIBRA (September 24th -- October 23rd)
their situation may be more complicated than you realise.
Romance. Your partner will much more helpful than they are
usually. Don't be too suspicious. Things could get intense by
the weekend with someone asking for a deeper commitment.
SCORPIO (October 24th -- November 22nd)
considering the consequences. Make sure that you know
what you are doing before it is too late. Romance. Your strong
emotions will help you to draw the right person to you this
week. You could attract someone who fascinates you.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd -- December 21st)
A delicate situation will soon be resolved, so long as you
avoid becoming overwhelmed by events. Keep a clear head
and don't let irrational behavior upset you. Romance. You will
have to make an important decision this week; an animal's
intuition will help this process.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd -- January 20th)
Don't overreact to a situation. You will be surprised how
forceful you can be if you are annoyed. Be careful what you
say. Romance. Your partner will be a little shocked by an
emotional outburst. It might be better if you held back for the
time being. You are feeling intense at the moment.
AQUARIUS (January 21st -- February 19th)
This momentum will be very valuable this week. Sometimes
you don't know how powerful you can be. Romance. Take
your partner out at the weekend; go somewhere special to
show them how much you care.
PISCES (February 20th -- March 20th)
You need the chance to unwind and should not feel guilty
about taking it easy for a while. Your usual energy levels
should return by the weekend. Romance. Your partner will be
in a surprisingly good mood at the moment. Make the best of
this opportunity. You will both feel like going out.
Getting in the swim
I don't remember doing
swimming lessons as a child.
I was born in the 'sink or swim'
era. Obviously I learned to do
more swimming than sinking.
My own children did lessons
but my memories of those days
are clouded by the thick stench
However, I'm pretty sure my
boys' transitions from the
tadpole class into the squids
squad bore no resemblance to
the private learn to swim class
I witnessed recently during an
interstate visit to some relatives
For starters, I don't remember
instructor that I procrastinated
for over a week about
cancelling some lessons before
begging my sister to do it for
me. But that's how it was at
this place, described by my
friend as the boot camp you
go to when your four-year-old
can't dog paddle after two
years in tadpoles.
The pool bore some
resemblance to a parade
ground, with parents lined up
with their children and a rashie-
wearing regimental sergeant
One poor girl attempting to
"This is NOT a ballet class, this
is a swimming class," roared
My friend made the mistake
of praising her child when
she attempted, albeit
unsuccessfully, water skulling.
"That was appalling. DON'T tell
her she's a good girl," barked
The RSM then marched over
to a teach a little boy how to
blow bubbles under water
in a manner that would have
raised eyebrows at Amnesty
My eyes widened when the
the water boarding, reached for
a long white stick. But it turned
out the stick was only used for
pulling children to the edge of
the pool after "treading water"
The funny thing is I didn't
see a single child anxious or
distressed by their boot camp
I saw plenty of stressed-out
parents IN the pool, desperate
for their child to do well --
which was probably the point
of the exercise.
But give me a seat on the
bleachers, OUTSIDE the pool,
-- Genevieve Cooper
WALK ON THE
WILD SIDE The golden whistler is widespread in eastern and southern Australia. The male has brightly
colored yellow breast plumage, a black head and white throat. The female is plain grey-brown with
yellow under the tail. From the Friends of Cox Scrub Conservation Park, Ashbourne.
Photo Clive Furler
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