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Archive for June 14, 2010

Audrey’s Special Syrup

Spotted this in a Sunday morning market at Burleigh Head on Queensland’s Gold Coast.  This was from a time when advertising standards were somewhat different from they are today!  It reminds me of claims on food and medicine products from China not so many years ago that could “increase your child’s intelligence…”, amongst other things.  I wonder how the “oil tycoon Humphrey Gibbons” felt about the claims on the poster/label?

Audrey's Special Syrup

There were other similar facsimile signs and posters on display, including one for “Marriage – The end of a perfectly good sex life”,  and “Shut the xxxx up – The original WHAT-EVER spouse poison”!!  I wonder how many of these are original, or just someone’s fantasy?  Definitely very Australian though.


Surfing for Breakfast

Most mornings along the beaches of the Gold Coast there are surfers out in the water trying to find the perfect wave before breakfast.  As soon as the sun peeks over the horizon boys and girls appear with their surfboards and take to the waves.

This image was taken from Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and shows the distant buildings of Burleigh Head on the horizon.

A quick surf before breakfast - Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia