Archive for April 27th, 2007

Syndey Photos etc

As you would probably be aware, I have a whole heap of photos and things to post from my trip to Sydney earlier this week. On previous occasions I have posted these all in one big lot which is very effective, so this time I’m going to trial separating it in to four posts, one for Monday AM, one for Monday PM, one for Tuesday AM and another for Tuesday PM. I’ll probably spread them out over four days so that you’re not all inundated.

This will allow me to focus on writing more about the trip than I would have done if I was to cram the whole trip in to one post, and provide more relevant links back to the correct post when referring to a part of the trip in the future.

I haven’t actually processed any of the photos or audio from the trip, although I have established that the videos aren’t worth posting (except I am holding out hope that a Sunrise promo may be heading my way…it looks promising but we’ll wait and see, and if so, I’ll post that).

I’m looking at starting the series on Monday morning.


2 comments April 27th, 2007 at 01:40pm

Baa baa sheep dog, have you any fur? No sir no sir, just a lot of wool!

It’s not quite the usual Friday Funnies fodder, but this news story is just too good to not mention. From The Daily Telegraph.

Wool pulled over Japanese eyes

April 27, 2007 12:00
Article from: AAP

THOUSANDS of Japanese have been swindled in a scam in which they were sold Australian and British sheep and told they were poodles.

Flocks of sheep were imported to Japan and then sold by a company called Poodles as Pets, marketed as fashionable accessories, available at $1,600 each.

That is a snip compared to a real poodle which retails for twice that much in Japan.

The scam was uncovered when Japanese moviestar Maiko Kawamaki went on a talk-show and wondered why her new pet would not bark or eat dog food.

She was crestfallen when told it was a sheep.

Then hundreds of other women got in touch with police to say they feared their new “poodle” was also a sheep.

One couple said they became suspicious when they took their “dog” to have its claws trimmed and were told it had hooves.

Japanese police believe there could be 2,000 people affected by the scam, which operated in Sapporo and capitalised on the fact that sheep are rare in Japan, so many do not know what they look like.

“We launched an investigation after we were made aware that a company were selling sheep as poodles,” Japanese police said, the The Sun reported.

“Sadly we think there is more than one company operating in this way.

“The sheep are believed to have been imported from overseas – Britain, Australia.”

Many of the sheep have now been donated to zoos and farms.

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2 comments April 27th, 2007 at 10:11am


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