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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Best feel-good story of the year!


Just came home after a day at the pool in Ulladulla and heard of this incredible story of luck and inspiration! If this does not touch your heart, then nothing will! Can you believe it? This guy wins $181 million in the lottery and then finds the love of his life just two days later. Talk about luck!

In my own small way I was lucky too when I found an as-good-as-new copy of Colleen McCullough's Morgan's Run and Bryce Courtenay's The Persimmon Tree. There was a time when I would have happily paid the cover price of $49.95 but thanks to Vinnies, they cost me no more than a gold coin each.

'In for a penny, in for a pound', I thought to myself and lashed out another 10 cents on a video of Humphrey Bogart in The Harder They Fall and Edge of Darkness with Errol Flynn which I will copy onto DVD.

Instead of going to the club for lunch as usual, we visited a small eatery which is generally full, due no doubt, we thought, to its excellent food but more so, as it turned out, because it only has two tables. Run by a married couple (if the arguments from within the kitchen were anything to go by), their 'Special of the Day' featured a heavily-battered 'Fisherman's Basket' which was, in fact, just batter cut into the shape of various seafoods. We later heard it said that the basket itself was more edible. Back to the club next week!