Oztalgian

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  1. (Give Me A) Home Among The Gum Trees - John Williamson
  2. Blidworth Miners Welfare Social Club is still going, unfortunately not the magnificent building that used to be at the top of the hill when coming from Mansfield but still a thriving club, as is Rainworth Miners Welfare still in the original building when the pit was working.
  3. There is nowt wrong with Jacobs Creek it's good for the oiks at a BBQ. you can get their cheaper range at AU$8 for Shiraz or Cab Sav at the moment. their Double Barrel range is AU$20 and is not half bad
  4. Same question, answer - "there and back to see how far it is
  5. With the UK having had 46,807 new cases yesterday and effectively "fully opened up" and 80% of the population over 12 fully vaccinated and a whopping 24% having had a booster shot. Here in South Australia we are facing our "opening up" day, 23rd of November with a great deal of trepidation. We have had no cases for quite a while and have today just one active case in quarantine yet our stupid premier, hell bent on being a toady to Australia's worst ever prime minister is allowing our borders to open up to Victoria which has 1200+ cases a day and NSW with 250+ cases. I just don't understan
  6. Here are the reight or reet words to the song Wheear 'ast tha bin sin' ah saw thee, ah saw thee? On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at Wheear 'ast tha bin sin' ah saw thee, ah saw thee? Wheear 'ast tha bin sin' ah saw thee? On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane Tha's bahn' to catch thy deeath o' cowd Then us'll ha' to bury thee
  7. Here it is in Song by that Lancashire? group Fivepenny Piece and the gorgeous voice of Lynda Meeks
  8. Graham, Welcome to the site. Those songs brought back some long forgotten memories of music classes at both junior and secondary school back in the 50s and 60s. You can't beat a sea shanty for a good singalong
  9. Affer, great shots, they would make brilliant jigsaws
  10. Bit late on this one but doing Mechanical Engineering you could not really get along without one. I had a Thornton Comprehensive slide rule. The one thing it did teach me was "order of magnitude", where to put the decimal point or how many hundreds, thousands etc were in the answer. It came to the fore many years later when mentoring some young engineers doing some stress/strain calculations, one came to me with an answer that was so obviously wrong and I told him straight away he had made an error. I did not know if the numbers were right but I knew the order of magnitude was wrong. Move
  11. It really does make me wonder how the essentially same team can completely turn things round in such a short time. Whatever Cooper is doing we can only hope that he keeps doing it. It would be good to have a season without relegation fears and some hope of a play off spot.
  12. After it all going wrong for so long it looks like at last that it might be starting to go right for the Reds, lets hope so. Not looking good for the Stags as they are now firmly in the relegation zone.
  13. Glad you got it sorted nonnaB but in all things business beware of the 'Three F's" Family, Friends and Fools
  14. I did hear that an ice cream van ran the generator for the freezer on reclaimed chip shop oil, you could always tell when he was around because of the flock of seagulls following him.
  15. With everyone talking about what they can see from the top of hills it reminded me of this great song by Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill https://youtu.be/_OO2PuGz-H8 On a clear day on the colliery village where I was brought up you could see the smog, seriously though you could see Lincoln Cathedral from the top of Church Hill or the pit headstocks.
  16. SWMBO sent me out to get some bread yesterday with no other instructions. I was stunned to see how many types of "bread" there was available! Pumpkin seed - No doubt taken from pumpkins before being used for soup or Halloween lanterns 9 Grains - Wheat - isn't that what bread used to be made of? Corn - cornbread or biscuits in the USA, Cornflakes or corn on the cob with lashings of butter. Oats - what people of Scottish descent or horses eat. Rye - for whiskey Barley - for whisky of beer Triticale - some kind of Frankenfood crossbred plant Lin
  17. Perfidia does not fit with your persona Ben In Spanish it means faithlessness, treachery or betrayal, I am sure that none of those represent our Ben
  18. Even our artisan bakeries put their bread in plastic bags with a clip thingy. Don't know why they can't put it in a brown paper bag? Yes DJ mass produced 'wholemeal' is compressed sawdust, but Brew what I wouldn't give for a crusty cob, buttered, filled with chips and brown sauce. No one here knows how to make decent crusty cobs. or batter for fish for that matter.
  19. Strange weekend for the local teams. Magpies hammered 4-1 at home by Woking Just in a play off position. Crowds in the 5-6,000 more than the Stags are getting. Stags beaten at home again 1-0 by Barrow now hovering in the relegation zone. What has gone wrong? Forest slowly climbing away from danger with two solid away wins and scored goals. Lets hope it continues!
  20. Macs are no less vulnerable to attacks than any other computer, the real reason is that there are far more Windows machines out there and hackers target based on volume of users vs their rate of success.
  21. Back on my hobby horse about packaging again. Has the UK been upgraded to the "green" tags on the plastic bags that your bread comes in? It was formerly an injection moulded plastic tag and has now been replaced with a tag made of some fibre material which is about as much use as a chocolate firescreen and totally fails in being re-useable to close the bag. I'm all for being green but the green replacement should work at least as well as what it is replacing
  22. I have been using Win 10 and have had absolutely no problems but yesterday Microsoft sent me an e-mail saying they were introducing Windows 11 early next year and included an app to check if your computer would be able to accept the upgrade to Win11. I have 2 laptops, a three year old Acer with an AMD A4 chipset and a similar age HP with an Intel I5 chipset and guess what? The app said the neither could run Win11. Are the barstewards having a lend of us or are they going to upgrade chip compatibility? If they don't then for me it will bye bye bye Microsoft.
  23. Today in my quest to rid myself of small petrol engines and equipment with electrical needs I tried out my new 36V battery operated, brushless? self propelled lawn mower. The clutch on the self propelled petrol mower had no more adjustment left and was no longer driving the mower, the cost to repair a thirty year old mower was 60% of the cost of the new battery mower. The new mower was brilliant, no more filling with petrol, stuggling with a pull cord and wrestling a heavy steel framed mower around the lawn. Charge the battery, pop it and the interlock key in, pull the bale arm and p
  24. Those in the photo are Tromboncino pumpkins named for their shape.
  25. NonnaB are these the ones? (photo from Wikipedia) Called Butternut squash around most of the world but here in OZ and NZ are known as butternut pumpkin. Great for roasting and makes the best soup with a sweetish nutty taste. Or are they the type called Black Peanut?