I don’t know about you, but I need a break. It might only be a few weeks since we got back, but not only has the run of hot nights taken its toll, I played as hard as I could over the summer holiday too. The sad part is that I can still remember burning the candle at both ends in my youth as meaning going out 4 nights in a row until 3a.m., getting up for work and still having the energy to play sport. Now not wasting a second is staying up until 11.30p.m., dragging yourself to work and snoozing during all of the ad breaks when you get home. Oh well, at least I have the memories; for now! Read More
Merry Christmas for 2017
To all of our valued customers, on behalf of the Jay-Dee team I would like to wish you and your entire family a safe and happy Christmas. This has been my 10th year at Jay-Dee’s and I can’t remember a better one. Your continued loyalty and support makes it feel like we are all one big family and I look forward to many more years of helping each other out. I hope you all get the time to enjoy a well deserved break with your family and friends, because after all, that’s what it’s all about.
Over the next few months as we run down our current stock on some of the Osram Halogen Globe range, we will be replacing them with the Tungsram Brand. Industry comparisons and testing have been impressive in relation to quality and overall lifetime of the Tungsram versions, but the big picture comes down to Osram pricing since moving offshore and supplying through agents in Australia. Read More
Happy New Year, financially speaking! For most of us, it’s not nearly as exciting as the New Calendar Year celebrations, but I guess that’s because we are not accountants. To them, it seems better than the Grand Final, Christmas Day and Birthdays all rolled into one. Read More
Before writing the word June in this edition of Watts News, I was pretty sure winter was officially here, because my 16 y/o son wore long pants for the first time this year. Also with the amount of cable, lights and accessory plugs we have sent out recently, I can only assume you have all been finishing off Grey Nomad setups so they can head north to avoid the cold. Wouldn’t it be nice to be so young that you don’t notice the cold, or better still, old enough to feel it, but not too old that you can’t escape from it. Read More
Once again this year appears to be flying bye, but at least May should give us a good run at getting things done with no public holidays in sight. The good part about all the days off though, is of course having more time to spend with family and friends, and while Easter is still sacred to some, it’s an excuse for most people I know to eat chocolate for breakfast and to attend Good Friday Appeal functions to raise money. Read More
As there is no good football to speak of yet, Bloody Carlton,I thought I would give you a wrap up of thewww.brighterdays.org.au. In short, it was GROUSE! Our Cotton Ball ride to Bright had over 250 entrants in convoy, which raised in excess of $5000 on top of our sponsorship and raffle tickets. The number of people in Bright grew exponentially over the weekend with a crowd of 10,000 plus at the last night’s concert. Read More What a beautiful month February turned out to be; the weather was great, everyone seemed busy and thanks to some of you who purchased tickets and those who took advantage of ourwww.brighterdays.org.au February raffle ticket giveaway, we have raised $2,800 on top of our initial sponsorship so far. Read More
Hey everyone and welcome back to the real start of the year with our first full month with no public holidays and the kids finally all heading back to school. For those of you who normally get this via E-mail; we have been experiencing technical difficulties with the computer system where many statements have being disappearing into the ether. Read More
Only 25 days until Christmas and finally we are having the promised warm weather, or at least you are, because no sooner did the sun come out, James and I went off in search of some new products in China, where it is winter. We’re certainly not complaining about the weather though, because while it is cold, the Automechanica Exhibition is one of the largest shows of its kind and best of all, it is caters to our little corner of the industry. Read More
The Melbourne Cup has been run and while I had no bets on it, I must say that the spring carnival really does make you appreciate being Australian. Where else in the world would you get a whole Tuesday off for a 3.5 minute horse race and have it accepted that you will take the Monday off too. I might not know who won the race, but I did enjoy the 4 day weekend. What a great country we live in. Read More
For those of you involved in Junior Footy, the finals should already be under way and it really is an exciting time of year for the parents and kids alike. It makes it even better as an adult if you love your footy, but barrack for one of the traditional Victorian sides like Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon or Richmond who are bringing very little joy and will play no part in the real September action. As a Carlton member, all I can say is, “Go Yarrambat under 15’s!” Read More
As I write this, the election is coming up and as you read it, the election will have been run and won. All we can hope is that whoever wins can make good with their promises instead of having to make back room deals with the Independents like we have seen Read More
for the past decade. If Labor wins we are apparently going to be smarter and healthier with education and health spending and if Liberal wins, we are all going to make more money with their company tax cuts. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could believe our politicians, because either way it sounds good to me, but as a mate’s dad always said, “Wish into one bucket, pee in another and see which one fills first!” Who knows, this time around our government might just surprise us and do something other than just
plan for the next election.
Hey all, it’s been a bit longer than usual to hear from us at Jay Dee, but as they say, no news is generally good news. As most of you are aware, the inquest into Brenda’s death was held and unfortunately it went longer than expected, keeping me away from the office. Sorry for the inconvenience it might have caused some of you, but thankfully it is coming to its conclusion and once done, we expect it to be back to business as usual at Jay Dee’s. Read More
With the Labour Day public holiday and Easter also in March, our trading days have been cut short this month but on the bright side of less working days, not only do we get to spend more time with family and friends, we also get more time after Easter to drop the chocolate kilo’s before we find that dreaded winter coat. I’ve already lost 10 Read More
kilo’s this summer, but unfortunately I found them again. Going at this rate, I reckon I could lose 40 kilo’s this year and still weigh the same at the end.
Did you know that the Leap Year was introduced by Julius Caesar over 2000 years ago and that it was originally August as the shortest month, but because Caesar is thinking, who cares, I still have to work an extra day this month, but get this; before Caesar’s astrologers applied their math’s which still stands today, they used to add a 22 day month, every two years. So on the 29th OF this month, when the extra day seems really long, remember that it could have been worse. Now get back to work. Read More
As I write this, we have not quite closed the doors for the Christmas/New Years break, but most of our heads are already well and truly on holidays. As usual, James and I will be heading up the bush with our respective families and the rest of the team at Jay- Dee’s will be spread far and wide. Read More