Christmas parcels and pin ups.

A mighty fine bloke, this Greg fellow is..

The mind is an unexplored country.

I promised you an eclectic range of posts this week. You can’t accuse me of failure on that score.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced today that another contingent of Australian troops would be home from Afghanistan for Christmas. Great news.

There are a few hundred remaining in-country as part of Operation Slipper. I doubt that my parcels will arrive in time to be opened on Christmas Day but they should help brighten up the new year.

Once again I was fortunate enough to receive some donations. The manager at my local corner store contributed $100 worth of sweets – and a lovely lady named Selina donated some of her manly soaps.

Soap for the troops

Kentish Rain and Spiced Mahogany will have the troops clean and fresh when they open the 2014 Pin Ups For Vets Calendar. Here’s a few pin ups stopping traffic at the Los Angeles Veterans Hospital…

PUFV LA visit Dec 2013From left to right:…

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  1. #1 by JP on December 16, 2013 - 3:44 PM

    Don’t blame you one bit. As a matter of fact, same here with local charities. As in, church food banks throughout the year..

  2. #2 by Gregoryno6 on December 16, 2013 - 1:37 PM

    Just doing my bit…
    I want as few hands as possible between me and the intended recipient of my donation. Because every hand takes a little piece of what I’m giving.
    I don’t donate to the big charities any more. I got tired of begging letters – donate $20 to buy Christmas toys for children, get it all back through the letterbox. And the money spent on self-promotion: if the Salvation Army can afford billboards and cinema ads, they sure as hell don’t need anything from me. Nowadays I stick to Gina’s calendars and Christmas parcels for the men and women of the ADF.

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