Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Why is it that the world seems to turn against you sometimes? Not just on one topic, but a whole lot of things all at once. So far this week, our energy company has decided to charge us an extra thousand dollars per year for gas and electricity; we have received the third bill in a row from Telstra, charging us for extra services that we have never had; and the man who was supposed to install a new airconditioner for us ages ago has just let me know that he's been in hospital and won't be able to do it himself, but is looking for someone to help him.

I have just removed the previous post here about Ken's bike almost blowing up on the way home from the bike work shop on Saturday. The shop owner rang me today in response to a letter I wrote to protest that Ken had just paid $700 to have his bike fixed, and now it's not going at all. He (the owner) was not happy at all with 'the tone of my letter', and had consulted his solicitor about it. He now says it was all Ken's fault that the bike packed up. WELL...I suppose if he's that cheesed off, he might think my blog post was also defamatory, and try to sue me over that too, so I thought it best to delete it. Still not happy, but what chance do we have against a very wealthy young man who can obviously afford the greediest of lawyers?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gina - thanks so much for continuing to come visit my blog even though I have been remiss with yours. I get so caught up with stuff and some blogs, I just never get around to visiting.
I am changing that as from now xo
Thankyou so much for your kind words & thoughts re the bushfires here. we are on standby tonight as if the fires turn the way expected, then the fires will be coming directly up the gully in front of our home. not a nice thought but I have every faith in our wonderful fire fighters.
My son is going out tomorrow to help fight them.
off to read about your life - just noticed about Ken - will comment once I read the post
once again, sorry for not being around for awhile xoxo

Tuesday, 21 November, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gina,
I'm read your previous post and you were far too kind. I'm sorry because your much too nice a person to be going though all this mess. I hope it lets up soon. HUGS -Patty

Wednesday, 22 November, 2006  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Oh dear, poor you. Hope things improve.

Thursday, 23 November, 2006  
Blogger Nicole said...

Geez luvy, wish I was loaded so I could buy you an expensive solicitor. Hope they back off and do the right thing. Karma will get them.... the greedy little **** *****. I'll send you an extra two bunch of fives to throw at them. Nic xox.

Monday, 27 November, 2006  

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