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  1. 12 minutes ago, MRS B said:

    which way do you lean, left or right? Sorry, couldn’t resist that.

    LEARNING and leaning more as I get older. It may have been around for centuries but I had never heard of it before yesterday. Being brought up in a colliery village i was not wise to the ways of you country folk Ooo Aarr!

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  2. 5 hours ago, Brew said:

    silver paint peeling Fords.

    Not just Fords, here in OZ many cars including expensive ones suffer from peeling clear coat paint. It became more noticeable with certain silver and blue GM Holdens and other makes particularly of a certain era. Maybe the water based clear coat broke down under our harsh UV light.

  3. 15 hours ago, MRS B said:

    I have made medlar jelly which has a really nice and a beautiful clear rosehip type colour when done.

    MRS B, As you say you never stop leaning, until a day ago I had never heard of a Medlar in any form, now I find you can use the jelly for any number of things. Apparently it is very good on cold meats and with cheese and it even "starred" in an episode of Midsomer Murders, must have missed that one! I enjoy Quince jelly with cheese and if I see some Medlar jelly I'll give it a go.

  4. On 6/22/2022 at 12:19 AM, Jill Sparrow said:

    I have a medlar tree in my garden. The flowers are beautiful but the fruit tastes disgusting!

    I've never heard of a Medlar Tree so I went to Mr. Google and he said in the south west of England it has nicknames such as open-arse or monkey's bottom no wonder it did not taste very good.

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  5. On 6/3/2022 at 4:42 AM, Brew said:

    I fail to see why someone receiving recognition for their efforts should annoy anyone

    We have just had our Queens Birthday long weekend. This brings out the customary awarding of Australian gongs (medals) such as OAM, AM and AO being the most common. I have no problem with the average Joe of Jill getting an award for work they have done for their locality or charitable cause etc and fully supportive of them getting recognition.

    I do however have a serious problem with Civil Servants, Defence Personnel, Politicians, TV and media, sports persons, pop stars getting awards for doing what they are bl**dy well paid to do.  As for the media sports persons and pop stars and their charities I could afford to be charitable if I earned what they did.

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  6. 6 hours ago, philmayfield said:

    I must get round to reading the handbook some day!

    In days of yore when we had the first digital clocks in cars people only ever read the handbook to change the clock for daylight saving

  7. 54 minutes ago, MRS B said:

    Did your father in law used to take snap with him to work?

    Yes and my dad, brother and most of my uncles as they all worked at the local collieries. They also had a dudley for their water. When the miners came to the Notts coalfields you would hear the word bait instead of snap. My dad's snap tin always had jam and Caerphilly cheese sandwiches, he said that Caerphilly cheese did not sweat when working in the hot parts of the mine.  I never did work in the mines and took my snap in a plastic Tupperware container which we still have, now almost 60 years old. 

    Snap tin

    Image result for snap tin


    Old Vintage Miners Dudley Tin Water Bottle Canteen



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  8. 2 hours ago, Beekay said:

    Spent most of the day watching BBC jubilee celebrations.

    We tried watching it here in OZ on FTA TV last evening. It started off well as no-one does pomp and circumcision better than the British but later there were just as many adverts as program so we gave up.

  9. I am exhausted after listening to the Stags game last night between 12:30 and 2:00am, not the outcome we all wished for. Going to do the same again tonight, it is half an hour later kick off. Let's hope the Reds can do better and gain promotion back to the Premier league.

    Just seen news about a crash closing two lanes southbound on the M1 between junctions 23 and 22 for the Lurgerburger area. Hope no one is seriously injured and that it does not result in people getting delayed.

  10. All over for the Stags, comprehensively beaten by Port Vale. No promotion this year.

    Been listening on a local radio station and will be doing the same tomorrow.

    it is 2:30 am of to sleep now.

    Come on you Reds

  11. It is a BIG weekend for local football with two of the local teams playing for promotion at Wembley.

    On Saturday the Stags take on Port Vale. They drew 1-1 at Field Mill in October, lost 3-1 away in March. On that form Port Vale have to be favourites but I hope the Stags recent form holds them in good stead.

    On Sunday Forest take on Huddersfield. Forest beat Huddersfield 2-0 away in the league in September, lost 1-0 at home in December and beat them 2-1 at the City ground in the 5th round of the cup. It is going to be a close one and I hope Forest come away with the win that takes them back to the premier league.

    Just wish I could watch the games live on Sky Football but it is not available in Aus.

  12. 15 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

    Had a really good wine deal a while back. Aussie reds the Chinese didn't want.

    Yes Jill, we have had reduced prices for a while too. Penfolds, the producer of what is regarded as Australia's premium wine, Grange, has started producing a premium wine in China for sale into the Chinese market. Not a good idea showing the Chinese how to produce a premium wine, look at how showing them how to manufacture electronics turned out.

  13. Yes Mary, I agree their Sav Blancs are quite good and I usually have some on hand, but given what China has done by increasing tariffs on Australian Wines I am giving our producers my dollars at the moment.

    China has also increased tariffs on many of our exported commodities so as far as possible I am consciously avoiding buying anything from China. It is a tough ask and does limit your choices but I am sticking with it. I don't drink Vodka so boycotting Russia is relatively easy, our biggest import from there is fertiliser.

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  14. Iced coffee is far too sweet for my taste buy strangely as I get older I find my tastes are changing. For years I only drank "big" reds and was of the opinion that "white wine" was only good for sprinkling on your chips. Still love the big bold shiraz but currently enjoy a Riesling from the Clare Valley or a Viognier from the Eden Valley and a Hunter Valley Verdehelo.

  15. 53 minutes ago, Beekay said:

    Possibly an early version of Frappacino.

    FUIC Farmers Union Iced Coffee is so popular here in South Australia that a local legend has it that it outsells Coca Cola by 3 to 1. The only place in the world where a milk based drink outsells Coke.

  16. Definately a bit lucky, three missed/saved penalties. Sorry but are going to have to do much better against Huddersfield but here is hoping. Professional footballers missing three penalties to some extent shows what is wrong with todays game.

    Good luck to the Stags in their second leg against Northampton, it is going to be a tough one too.


  17. 2 hours ago, mary1947 said:

    Went to Melbourne  in Australia watched  the cricket on boxing day.  It was nice siting in the sun.

    Wow Mary. You got to worship the cricket gods at the MCG on Boxing Day, something that so many Australians aspire to do. It is a fantastic stadium when filled to capacity. I put that on par with watching the Sydney Hobart yachts sail out of the Heads at Sydney, also on Boxing Day, from a vantage point on South Head with some crisp white wine or a beer and some prawns.

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  18. 17 hours ago, mary1947 said:

    Wished ladies cricket was around when I was knee high to a grass-hopper

    It certainly was Mary1947 on my wives side of the family she had two aunts who played for Notts womens team one as a wicketkeeper the other as a bowler. They both worked  at Players and lived in the Lenton area of Nottingham.