Friday, 23 July 2010

Huge 20th Birthday party for Just Cuts

The Lovely Christine and I had the privilege of attending the 20th Anniversary of the Just Cuts Franchise last Friday in Sydney. Just Cuts is the largest hairdressing franchise in the Southern Hemisphere, (top right) and one of my favourites with something like 270 locations.

I also got to MC the event (bottom right) and pay out Denis McFadden the founder (top left).

It was a huge night.

Denis and most of the franchisees had only heard me speak about The Lovely Christine at conferences and they doubted she existed, so Denis (bottom left) was pleased to find out she is real.

Monday, 28 June 2010

You won't believe this. And don't laugh.

I dropped the Lovely Christine's car keys on the road yesterday and just as I turned back to get them I heard a wild noise and turned to see it was a nice Honda Odyssey making the wild sounds.

The driver pulled up to the kerb at the same time as it dawned on me that the car had run over my keys.

As I approached the car, the distressed driver was searching all over the back of her car to see what had fallen off or broken. Laughing a bit I said, "Do you think I could have my keys back now?" I thought they might have been caught up in her wheel trims.

Nope. The were all mashed and one was driven right into the tyre. Naturally when I pulled it out, the business end of the key stayed inside the tyre and the tyre hissed flat. So the poor driver had to call the RAA and I had to call the kids to come and bring us a spare set of keys.  I also couldn't have got a cab home and got into the house to get the spare set because the house keys were locked in Herself's car and the key for that was inside the tyre. Top that.

This is nearly as good as day the Lovely Christine blended the rubber spout in the blender!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


We went to Kapunda to Dr. Rosanne Hawke's place to celebrate the Queen's birthday on Monday. HRH wasn't there,  but the cat was... do you remember?

Pussy cat Pussy cat
Where have you been?
I've been to London to visit the queen.

Pussy cat Pussy cat 
What did you there?
I frightened a little mouse under her chair.

This marvellous fat and fluffy creature named Pepper Masala isn't allowed outside so he was staring at a mouse through the window just aching to get out and do it damage. For a fleeting moment I identified with him and then I identified with the farm mouse and then I gave up identifying. The cat didn't.

Friday, 11 June 2010

How do you spell sir-tiffy-cut?

I called in to see my old mate Kevin Marks at Bob Jane T-Mart Fullarton today. 
He is proudly displaying his new certttifficut – certitifitecte – certititifitiacate – certifififtiti– ahh! drats!

It's his awardd from the foooooty club he supporttttses.  He loves it. It makes him remember the days when he couldn't kick straight either. But boy oh boy can he and the lads get your car wheels straight!
Bob Jane T-Marts Fullarton
223 - 225 Glen Osmond Rd
Fullarton, 5063, SA
phone(08) 8379 0355
mon-fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
sat 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Thursday, 10 June 2010

David Hutton gets Heaped on

Couple of weeks back I spoke to the ebullient crowd at the SA Office of Recreation and Sport's  Community Clubs conference.

David Hutton (Development Manager at S.A.N.F.L. and former assistant to Chocco Williams at Port Power) was there and I couldn't resist the urge to stitch him up.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

W.W.J.T.A. (What would Jesus Twitter about?)
I spoke at The Source church (CRC) at Stirling this morning where Hans and Fiona Voortman are the Pastors. My topic was "What would Jesus be Twittering about and who would be his friends on Facebook?"

Friday, 4 June 2010

Colin meets Rick Carter

Had coffee with Rick Carter, the Social Media Maven this morning. And then his even smarter daughter Nikki rolled up.

These two know their stuff. They said we were having a Twittup

And the aim of Twittering? Apparently if I had 20,000 followers on Twitter I wouldn't be asking the question. Neither would you.

OK. Let's open the account.  I'm asking you to follow me on Twitter and occasionally re-tweet me to your own followers.  Follow me at