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Title: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on July 22, 2009, 11:12 AM
HI  we are giving the aussies a lesson in cricket ,its took us a long time since we beat them at lords was the last time 1934 ? how are the cricket fans  taking it over there  ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on July 22, 2009, 09:32 PM
Hi Greeny
            They sure gave the Aussies a lesson on how to get on the right side of the umpires. Three of the five first wickets weren't out. Remember it aint over till the fat lady sings  herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bardsleycrow on July 23, 2009, 09:37 AM
Thats not the fault of either side it's the umpires.The English captain took his catch on the first bounce so whats wrong with that the umpires thought it was OK.
Kevin
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on July 24, 2009, 02:20 AM
Hi
          It's not supposed to bounce before you catch it. Shouldn't the umpire go to the third umpire if there is any doubt herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on July 30, 2009, 06:51 PM
hi test match weather again ,
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on August 16, 2009, 07:44 PM
hi last game test starts thursday, it will decide on the ashes again , or will the british weather decide it, :D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on August 24, 2009, 10:32 AM
hi how have the aussies taken loosing the ashes , the english team are not going to get drunk like last time us poms can still turn the cricket on ,you ex pats should be loving it  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: lydia on August 24, 2009, 02:40 PM
We shared a sunday roast with an aussie and she not very pleased with result specially in the last hour when all my husband and son did was cheer each time we got them out. She is a big cricket fan and used to watch it when living there sat in the sunshine.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on August 24, 2009, 11:54 PM
Not only did our colonial cousins lose the Ashes, they also managed to lose the Bledisloe cup and came fourth in the Miss World contest, what a lousy weekend, I'm gutted for them .........  ;D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on August 25, 2009, 09:00 PM
We wont mention the basketball will we, alright I will  ;)
Quote
NZ Tall Blacks coach Nenad Vucinic has heaped praise on his young side after they stunned the highly-fancied Australia 100-78 in Wellington last night to be crowned Oceania champions.

Oh deary deary me, it gets worse, too bad, too sad, never mind  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on August 26, 2009, 12:19 AM
Hi
         I'll never get over it beaten by the poms on top of that United got beat by Burnley . Will it never end.    herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bardsleycrow on August 27, 2009, 09:59 AM
Kiwi you forgot NZ beat the Aussies at Ice Hockey.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on August 27, 2009, 09:24 PM
That one nearly slipped under the radar, mind you in NZ ice hockey is about as popular as a fart in a spacesuit  ;)
Linky (http://www.iceblacks.com/)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on September 23, 2009, 07:46 PM
hi what happening in sydney ,saw it on the news tonight it looked like the red planet ,does this happen often :)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on January 16, 2010, 12:57 PM
hi how have you aussie been coping with the heat waves , i believe its been 46 degrees in perth ,thats a bit to hot, some of the temperatures have been broken and in melbourneit was 37 degrees at mid night phew  :)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: chrisandangie on January 16, 2010, 01:34 PM
I am made up here in Ashton , gawd bless the rain, ta ta nasty ice  ;D  I never thought I would look forward to any temperature above freezing , even if its only 3 !
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Fudge on January 16, 2010, 02:18 PM
Here here Chris I can see my back yard again and the green across from me there is still quite a bit of ice but it is slowly going Fudge
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Denise on January 16, 2010, 02:23 PM
Just the remnants of the snowman next-door. No sign anywhere else. 3 cheers!!!   Forecasters (for what they're worth!!) say we should make the most of this milder spell - it's going to be cold 'til April. We could have told them that piece of info!!!  It usually is!! and beyond!!    Denise
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Nan on January 16, 2010, 07:35 PM
Never thought I`d be so glad to see the rain. Went to Ashton today for the first time since Christmas. Don`t mind the cold so much, at least you can wrap up warm. It`s the dreaded white stuff I don`t like.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Jayess on January 16, 2010, 11:25 PM
The Weather forecast for today on the Sunshine Coast Qld where I live is for 31deg C (88 deg F) & for Brisbane it is 34C (93 F) so the beaches will be full today. Lots of homes have Air-Conditioning so the locals stay home. Every park & garden etc will be crowded with people having barbies & most of the parks have electric Barbies which you can use for free.  Thay certainly do a roaring trade at the weekend at all the seaside places. --Jayess
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: KENNY.O. on January 17, 2010, 05:21 AM
just got back from puerto plata last friday and was glad to get back to canada even to the cold and snow as it rained all week out there           the sea was rough the wind was gusty we didnt get brown just bloody rusty..its pritty bad out there now with that earthquake in  haiti  poor devils what a shame  god help them kenny.o
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Denise on January 17, 2010, 12:44 PM
Hear, hear, KENNY.O.!!! It sounds like Hell on earth!! Was reading a heart-rending account in today's Times, and the amount of aid/medical help that has reached there in record time, but there's no access to the people.
Sorry your holiday was spoiled by rain - not been to DR, but have always enjoyed glorious weather on other islands, usually in May.    Denise  :)      
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Dannyx6 on January 18, 2010, 11:56 AM
Hi Greeny,

Yes! 43/46C here in Perth. I was thinking of sending you a few bottles full of this heat last week when things were getting a big chilly in Blighty! Could have done with a swop for a few days. Beaches full, air-cons working their little hearts out and fans never being turned off. It is not to good at night time when the temperature is still around 23/24C does not get time to even cool down that little bit.  We are constantly looking out for our seniors who are being affected by this long hot period.You have had some of your worse cold claps  in years, we are having some of Western Australias hottest.  Glad to see that you have braved your elements though and still keeping in touch.


Danny

Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: pamela on January 19, 2010, 04:10 AM
Poor you Mo!!I dont envy you , even your ear lobes sweat in that weather !!!I,m o,er t,ther end of the pond in San Diego where we,ve got storms starting this week . I came last week and the weather was luvly, but its wet and windy now.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: KENNY.O. on January 19, 2010, 05:59 AM
its the first time we went to dr.but we still had a good time met some nice people some from north bay canada and a couple from leeds u.k. a bit of rain didnt dampen our spirits cheers kenny.o.
Title: Go Republicans!
Post by: Ashtonian54 on January 19, 2010, 08:37 PM
Republic of Australia
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on January 20, 2010, 11:09 AM
hi dannyx6 thats what i call to hot 43/46c least when its cold you can put extra layers on ,yes its looks like iits going to be a long winter here in the uk ,least the snow gone for the time being , roll on summer thats if we get one the last few have been poor ,if we get 23c half your heat this summer it will be fine ,how is the royal visit going as prince william been to perth yet ? i bet hes enjoying the winter sunshine  :D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Denise on January 20, 2010, 03:22 PM
We've had snow down here in Hampshire over night and this morning. It's rained since so no sticking, thank goodness!     Denise   
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on February 13, 2010, 11:50 AM
hi i was watching a programe on tv last night relocation phil down under , i was amazed at the house prices , and the spacious living areas, and the nice sunshine , what a great place it must be to live , a bit expensive in sydney  , are property prices the same are do the differ a great lot in other states  :D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Fudge on February 13, 2010, 03:22 PM
There as been a house nr me for sale 2yrs it is empyy because the family moved abroad One a Teacher one a Class Room Assistant. I dont know why it as not sold it is a quite area. I am always getting things of the Estate Agents saying I live in a well sort after area am I interested in selling ,( not yet) So why as there's not sold it is a nice house and as had a loft conversion the only down is it as a back yard  . Fudge  ???
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: sooty on February 13, 2010, 05:33 PM
Empty houses are difficult to sell,do,nt know why?
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Jayess on February 13, 2010, 10:22 PM
One of the reasons for a lot of empty houses in Aussie is because the Federal Gov gave a bonus of $21,000 to first home buyers which gave them a great deposit for a new house.  The folly of many was that they didn`t want a house, they wanted a mansion & a lot bought into 4 Bedrooms, 3 Toilets, Lounge ,
Kitchen, Rumpus room Double Garage & anything else they could think of.  Now of course they cannot pay the instalments on the houses & so they are being repossessed by the Banks.  Some of them paid the instalments with their Credit cards & are now are really up to their necks in debt which they have no hope of paying.  So plenty of empty house going at very good prices for the buyers at the Auctions. --Jayess
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Nan on February 14, 2010, 03:54 PM
My house has been on the market for 3 years now, and I`m beginning to give up hope of ever selling it. I wouldn`t care if it needed work doing on it, but everything has been done, new pvc windows, cavity wall insulation, loft insulation etc and all in the past 5 years. We have a long garden at the back too, and off road parking with double gates, but it`s no use if no-one is interested. We dropped the price 3 times too, and people still want something for nothing.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bill on February 14, 2010, 04:58 PM
What about a change of estate agent Nan - it might change your luck?
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on February 15, 2010, 03:03 AM
I think there's a big bang waiting round the corner when the chickens finally come home to roost.

It's not chickens but pigs that have got some people worried  ;) ............

Portugal
Ireland
Greece
Spain
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bill on February 15, 2010, 12:26 PM
Blimey, we're being invaded. (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article7027197.ece)

Another empty house Jayess.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Nan on February 15, 2010, 07:47 PM
Been there,done that, Bill. We changed agents sometime back , and still have got no results.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Jayess on February 15, 2010, 10:48 PM
Hi Bill -- You can have her although her house & land is a beauty --She wants well over a $1,000,000 for it & she will get it . ( You can put your name down to buy it, if you wish)  Just imagine good weather with definitely NO SNOW --- Jayess
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on February 16, 2010, 01:49 AM
Hot weather isn't my cup of tea and having it day after day would drive me up the wall.  This winter's been a bit miserable but given a few more weeks, it'll be one of the best times of the year in this green and pleasant land.
Didn't realise you lived in NZ as well  ;)  :D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on February 16, 2010, 01:20 PM
Hi
         They got 91 mm of rain in 50 minutes in Brisbane Cbd today at the top of the tide it sank a few cars and did a bit of damage and it rained quite a bit where I was.   herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bill on February 19, 2010, 03:25 PM
It looks like you Aussies are in the relegation zone. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/7269629/Britains-deficit-third-worst-in-the-world-table.html)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on February 19, 2010, 10:13 PM
Hi
         A bloody good spot to be in        herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bill on March 01, 2010, 11:50 AM
Blimey - it must be warm down under. (http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/spencer-tunick/2010/03/01/1267291832800.html)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on March 01, 2010, 09:55 PM
Hi
      I dont know about warm but it's bloody wet up here. That shit was supposed to be art. Must of been the tattoos  herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Jayess on March 01, 2010, 09:58 PM
Hi Bill  --The problem here is that we are so used to the good weather that we start to shiver when the temp gets below 18C & we welcome the rain on the odd occasions like yesterday ( 1st March) when we got 122 mm in 24 hrs. It fills the dams & we are then we can get back to the good weather again (Without any sight of Snow except on picture postcards). The weather report for today is about 300 mm in the next 24hrs but it is very doubtful we will get that. -Jayess
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bill on March 01, 2010, 10:42 PM
Talk about Gullible's Travels herby.  The 'artist' will probably get a few million for that and his 'models' a bag of chips and a dose of pneumonia.  I have a vision of the local villains making off with their clothes while they were all facing the other way and selling them on Sydney market.

Hello Jayess.  I could live with 18°C - it's the 30s and 40s I hear you get that would put me on my back.  We've not done too bad for rain over the winter (certainly nowhere near 122mm in 24 hours in this part of the world) but it's been a cold few months (by our standards).  The coldest winter for 30 years they reckon.

Speaking of rain, I read somewhere that Australia's lack of water could be a problem in the future.  Is it as bad as that?

P.S. I know you won't be jealous but in case you're interested. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/9)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Jayess on March 02, 2010, 08:50 AM
Bill --You were certainly right, I will definitly not be jealous, I am so used to the warmer weather that now I feel cold when it gets down to 18 deg C --In this part of Aussie we are in shorts & shirt most of the year or if it gets cool we are dressed in Jeans & a cardigan.  As for a suit, I honestly cannot remember when I last wore one - Jayess 
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Albert on March 02, 2010, 09:42 PM
 Hi Bill in Victoria they have water restrictions on all year you can only
 water your garden trice a week no baths just 3 minute showers and if
 they think you are wasting water your supply is turned down
  They are planning a desalination plant in Port Phillip Bay but no one
  wants it in there back yard  Albert 
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bardsleycrow on March 03, 2010, 08:44 AM
Albert Why don't Vic do what they have done in Sydney.Increase the price of water then take some of the restrictions away.Never hear now about the shortage of water.
Kevin
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: jaywit on March 03, 2010, 02:23 PM
I don't think desalination is a solution.It's a problem.
Drinking water being the most needed necessity for life.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: sooty on March 03, 2010, 02:46 PM
oh no Jaywit,we were trying to keep that one a secret,water and air the government will want to tax them
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Albert on March 03, 2010, 09:42 PM
 Hi Bardsley Crow I was only in Victoria for a holiday last
 year while the fires were going and as well as the water
 shortage the electric power was also being cut off because
 every one had the air con on and the temp was up to 47c
  Albert
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on March 05, 2010, 12:11 PM
hi i read in the paper the other day it was raining fish in parts of australia .i hope there was a chippy near by  :D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on March 07, 2010, 10:52 AM
hi cricky when it rains it pours saw the news melbourne and surrounding areas, how often does that happen  ???
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on March 08, 2010, 03:25 AM
Hi Greeny
              Melbourne. Once in a blue moon.They said on the telly the hail stones were as big as tennis balls bullshit they are as big as golf balls and they do a lot of damage, they break the roof tilles then the rain floods the house.   But when it rains here it does tend to come down a lot harder than it does in England  It's rained every day here for the last fortnight.a lot of the time very heavy. The dams are full again they were around a quarter full, we,ve been on level five water restrictions no use of water outside the house (except one hour Sunday afternoon) for about six months or more now so it looks like that will be  over now, so there is good and bad in everything. There are floods all over Queensland and all the floods are  heading down into New south Wales and they are still predicting more rain. herby 
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Martin on March 08, 2010, 11:00 PM
Blimey - it must be warm down under. (http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/spencer-tunick/2010/03/01/1267291832800.html)

Don't all laugh, but he's going to do the same sort of thing at locations in Manchester and Salford!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/8556762.stm

Anyone volunteering to take part? They're providing heated buses!
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on April 14, 2010, 11:28 AM
hi whats happening with the swarms of locus that have invaded the eastern states of australia have they got it under control ?
Title: It's the recent rains
Post by: Ashtonian54 on April 14, 2010, 05:40 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100414/wl_asia_afp/australiaplaguefarmlocust

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/afp/20100414/capt.photo_1271229388978-1-0.jpg?x=213&y=142&xc=1&yc=1&wc=410&hc=273&q=85&sig=3jHCKjKNLli7J86zUs_Iqg--)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on May 16, 2010, 12:22 AM
hi you ex pats are you going to be shouting for england are the aussie going to win the cricket the world twenty finals  :D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bardsleycrow on May 16, 2010, 04:17 AM
The only time I shout for the Aussies is when they play Yorkshire
Kevin
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Jayess on May 16, 2010, 05:20 AM
I have a British & a Australian passport so I barrack for the one thats winning -- bit of strife if ends in a draw -- Jayess
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on May 17, 2010, 03:42 AM
Hi
            They lost it easily. Good on the poms it's about time the aussies lost in the cricket it wont be on the telly when they lose it's never off when they win   herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bill on May 29, 2010, 08:48 AM
Whingeing Poms give way to wineing Aussies. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/7777885/Australians-dont-give-a-XXXX-as-they-abandon-beer-for-wine.html)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Denise on May 29, 2010, 12:10 PM
Perhaps they're just collecting the corks, Bill!!    ;)

No flies on him!!! (http://blog.jempp.com.au/uploaded_images/Australia-Day-Branded-Australian-Cork-Hat-792770.jpg)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on May 30, 2010, 06:28 AM
Hi
     Yeh its right about the wine the bloody fellars are drinking it now    herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Denise on June 02, 2010, 06:49 PM
Aussie birds find discarded XXXX!! (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/7797317/Drunk-parrots-baffle-vets-as-they-fall-out-of-trees-in-Australia.html)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on June 07, 2010, 11:20 AM
hi reading the metro this morning google street view is being probed by the police in australia , they are investigating if google broke the privacy rule  while taking pictures of its street views if they win there case could other countries follow  ???
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Vanessa on June 07, 2010, 03:40 PM
A bit barmy, that would mean none of us would be able to take photos when out and about, what about my photos of Ashton in 1980 that I've posted, did I breach anyone's privacy then.
I love Google Streets, I can wander down streets and look at my ancestors homes throughout the country without leaving the house.
Vanessa
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Jayess on June 09, 2010, 05:44 AM
Vanessa -- You are slightly wrong in what you are saying about the Aussie police --they are not worried about the photos but are complaining about the fact that Google was actully recording details of what was being transmitted to & from the wireless transmissions from PC`s.  Persons  using wirelass transmissions seem to forget that anyone can copy anything be sent over the Net within a small radius of the transmission & if it is not in code then you can give a lot of personal info out that you don`t want others to read.  I personally would not use Wireless for this reason --Jayess
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on June 09, 2010, 10:10 AM
 Link to story in Sydney Morning Herald (http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/google-collecting-personal-wifi-data-by-mistake-20100515-v542.html)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on June 10, 2010, 11:15 AM
hi another latest for the aussies i believe quorn is being introduced to the australians , there barbis  will never be the same again , as there is a big demand for vegetarian food so if you not tried it yet try this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quorn   :D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on June 11, 2010, 08:05 AM
Hi
        I don't think I'll be selling my barby for a while    herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: jan on June 24, 2010, 11:54 AM
I've been eating Quorn for years but does anyone remember that horrible stuff TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein)?  Guaranteed to send you screaming back to real meat!!!
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on June 25, 2010, 01:40 AM
Hi
      Are they selling Roo meat in England now. They've been selling it the super markets for a while here it's okay hardly any fat.      herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on June 25, 2010, 02:25 AM
IGA on Bribie Island have been selling it for years, very nice it is as well, reckon it's up there with venison, crocodile and emu, wish we could get it here  :)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bill on June 25, 2010, 07:56 AM
I've never heard of it herby but it seems they do sell it. (http://www.alternativemeats.co.uk/product.asp?P_ID=205)

I have heard of kangaroo beer, which they reckon has more hops in it.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Jayess on June 25, 2010, 09:01 AM
Hi Bill--   It seems we are a few jumps ahead of you   --Jayess
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bardsleycrow on June 25, 2010, 09:47 AM
The Aussies have finaly got a woman Prime Minister she is red haired and was born in Wales
Kevin
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on June 25, 2010, 01:03 PM
Hi
        I hope she's a lot better than the last one they had in England The state premier here Anna Bligh is bent on selling all the government assets and that started before the recession. I think she might be a relation of the one on the bounty. Bring back Fletcher Christian.    herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on June 26, 2010, 12:49 PM
hi it sounds like we beat you to it she could be a descendant   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudica  ;D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on June 27, 2010, 06:09 AM
Hi Greeny
                  With a bit of luck Our Bodicea will fall on her sword. But being a politician I dont that will be likely. She'll finishj up in a very good job. Probably in water or electricity or maybe transport if she sells the trains, before or just after she gets the *rse.   herby   
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on July 11, 2010, 10:08 AM
hi reading the paper the other day australia is the the best place to move to a survey as been carried out here in the north west and it came out tops the cost of living is a third of the uk  ,and canada came second ,
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bill on August 09, 2010, 11:58 AM
I read this morning that the price of Marmite had gone through the roof. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/7932886/Marmite-now-costs-more-than-a-gallon-of-petrol.html)  I stopped buying it ages ago because of the price.

I've just bought a small jar of Vegemite, brought in from the other side of the world, and it's less than half the price (per weight) of the stuff made here - for what seems to be the same taste.  I won't mention the shop in Ashton where I bought in case they read this and stick the price up.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on August 10, 2010, 11:24 AM
Hi.      Vegimite is an aquired taste. I think it's bloody horrible.  The strange thing is most kids over here   love it.    herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: jan on August 10, 2010, 11:48 AM
There was a very clever series of adverts in the UK promoting the fact that people either loved or hated Marmite.
Personally I love Marmite and Vegemite  :)  Bill - not sure how the price of both compares in my local Tesco - been a while since I bought a jar of Vegemite as it lasts so long!
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Bill on August 10, 2010, 12:36 PM
Hello jan.

This site's worth a visit. (http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/grocery-categories/Yeast_Extract_in_Tesco.html)

It's the first time I've tried Vegemite and it's OK.  No problem with the taste but I still can't get a peep out of my didgeridoo. :(
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Denise on August 10, 2010, 02:26 PM
I don't mind Marmite, except that it's rather salty for me. Makers, Unilever, made a few undisclosed thousands from the BNP recently too.

BNP v Marmite  (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/07/18/bnp-hate-party-face-ruin-over-joke-marmite-ad-115875-22420867/)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Denise on August 10, 2010, 02:39 PM
What a blow! We're all too old! (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/travelnews/article-1301805/Australia-holiday-work-Unusual-jobs-Britons-Down-Under.html)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: jan on August 11, 2010, 12:55 PM
Thanks for that Bill - really interesting how the prices vary.  Denise - re BNP.  Couldn't have happened to a nicer set of people  ;D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: sooty on August 31, 2010, 09:40 AM
Great climb,the French have a great tradition of unaided climbing which was promoted by Alan Mummery an English climber, until his early death.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Denise on August 31, 2010, 12:40 PM
Frenchman Phillipe Petit, 'Man on a Wire' is showing again tonight on Sky Discovery Channel 9pm, his famous highwire act between the Twin Towers NY in 1974. I think we've discussed this previously, but if you've not seen it, it's well worth watching.

If you have vertigo, be warned!! (http://tv.sky.com/review-man-on-wire)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on November 02, 2010, 08:32 PM
Hi
     No heatwave in Queensland yet we've had a lot of rain lately temperature been just right. Brisbane is about 3000 miles from Perth.   herby 
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on December 07, 2010, 11:32 AM
hi its usually the other way round at cricket that we hope it rains when we play the test matches here in the u k , but rain is helping the aussies over there , mind you its warm rain  :D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on December 08, 2010, 11:30 AM
Hi Greeny
               Yes it is warrm rain.Twice once when it comes down and once when it gos back up when the sun comes out.   herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on December 09, 2010, 11:37 AM
hi how have the aussies took it , better luck in perth  ;D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: jan on December 21, 2010, 12:36 PM
And global warming is due to start ......... when?
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Denise on December 21, 2010, 01:28 PM
Baldwin St, Dunedin, NZ - Wonder what they'd do here with ice and snow?   :o

World's steepest street (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYKUk0XVeTQ&feature=related[url)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on December 22, 2010, 02:48 AM
hi how have the aussies took it , better luck in perth  ;D
           Badly they were going to sack them all it got about thirty seconds on the tele news what a diference when they won in Perth it was never off the news they take losing at anything very seriously if you lost at tiddly winks they  might not take it badly but the cricket a hanging offence. They expected the soccer team to win the World cup and they only played it seriously for about ten years.      herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Ashtonian54 on December 22, 2010, 03:06 AM
We have a street like that here in  Los Angeles 1.5% less steep at 33.3%. Fargo Street
Drove down it once.


Baldwin St

(http://is.gd/jca6o)


Fargo St

 (http://is.gd/jcagB)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: jaywit on December 24, 2010, 02:45 PM
A bit like Mossley,.(land of hills and chip shops)
except for the chip shops
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Vanessa on December 24, 2010, 04:55 PM
I did some district midwifery in Mossley, when driving up some of those hills I used to say "Houston we have lift off".

Vanessa
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on December 29, 2010, 01:24 PM
hi i hope you ex pats give a loud cheer when england retained the ashes , i bet the aussies are drowning the sorrowes  in foster or trple xxx ;D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: chrisandangie on December 29, 2010, 10:12 PM
I drive double deckers up and down those hills, the bend just before the train station is scary in an 11 ton omnibus !
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on December 30, 2010, 12:55 AM
Hi Greeny
               They are talking about sacking the captain the selectors and anything else you can think of.
                They sure don't like losing at anything especially cricket and to the poms ugh     herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Meg on December 30, 2010, 03:44 PM
My brother (born in Ashton now living in Sydney) was at the match Boxing Day in Melbourne. He's a Man City supporter too (often getting up in the middle of the night to catch a game). He must have been in SEVENTH HEAVEN this week- what a great Christmas present. :))
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on January 03, 2011, 03:21 PM
hi i have been looking at the floods in australia i hope they are now subsiding , and every one ok, what a bad start to the new year , we only get clips on the news , 
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on January 04, 2011, 05:23 AM
Hi
     Rockhampton is the latest to go under and they are expecting more to night its supposed to be peaking at nine point six metres above the normal level of the river It's not all over by half yet. The floods are all over. the crops will be ruined and the price of fruit and vege's are going to sky rocket this is going to hurt a lot of people in oz as well as the farmers who have lost most of their crops   herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on January 04, 2011, 12:23 PM
hi there as been a lot more covering on the news yesterday and to day ,when the news reader said the area the floods are ,the size of germany and france put together you then realise the extent i hope the area recovers after the floods
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Fudge on January 04, 2011, 01:27 PM
It must be horrid for those affected and it is very unhealthy. Hope it soon clears up and you can get back to some normality not a good start to 2011 . Fudge
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on January 05, 2011, 12:33 AM
Dunno if anybody noticed but some of the footage of the flooding shows houses that are largely unaffected by the water and mud because the house is raised on wooden stumps or piles, this style of house is known as a 'Queenslander' and is designed amongst other things to cope with the high water levels common in some parts of eastern Australia. I'm generalising here but I reckon most of the houses that are inundated are single story homes built over the last 20 years or so on old riverbeds and flood plains.

There's a lot more damage still to come as the rains that fell to the west of the great dividing range head south to cause more problems over the next few months :-\

Got a flippin drought here at the moment but we're in for a bit of a shower as the weather system that dumped on OZ passes by  ;)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on January 10, 2011, 09:09 PM
Just seen video footage from around Toowoomba, absolutely gobsmacked, Mother Nature at her worst.

Link Here (http://nz.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/23798791/19721440/)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on January 10, 2011, 11:16 PM
Hi
        It's absolutely peeing down here. we have had a hundred mils in the last hour and more to come
        Beryl and I are leaving to Tasmania in the next couple of hours for a fortnight so you wont be hearing from me for a while. That is if we can get to the bloody airport. herby.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on January 10, 2011, 11:26 PM
Main problem areas are around the Brisbane River so assuming you can get over the South Pine River you should be fine, airport is still open at this time.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Jayess on January 11, 2011, 08:26 AM
Hi Kiwi  --Hope Herby & Beryl are OK & got their Plane because the Police etc issued a warning for anyone in Caboolture to go to higher ground & since then they have been showing around there & it looks very bad & still rising according to all reports--Jayess
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Fudge on January 11, 2011, 10:35 AM
The photo's I have seen make it look like the sea rolling in .
The weather as gone crazy. Hope all our friends on line are safe and well . And thinks get bak to normal as soon as . Fudge
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on January 12, 2011, 02:09 AM
Hi
      Didn't make it to the airport we got about 200 yards going to my sons place (he was going to drive us to the airport) and had to turn back you could not see two yards in front of you we just made it back then we couldn't get out of our street we rang the airport and told them so we will be going next Tuesday now Hopefully. It wasn't too bad here quite a few businesses went under and a few houses Chris my son and his family had to evacuate their house and the S E S brought them to our place they stayed the night and went back this morning their house was o k the water was in their street but didn't reach their house. The S E S moved them because of the kids. I had a look on the golf course last night and the hole near the creek had about twelve feet of water going through it we have been mighty lucky here unlike the poor people in Toowoomba you would never think that they would have floods there it's very high up on the dividing range But they reckon it was a storm that caused it. It's Brisbane's turn today the Wyvano dam has had to let water out it was 150% full and had to let it go, all the flood gates are open and there are tons of water going into the Brisbane river. Like I said we were very very lucky here.    herby   
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Fudge on January 12, 2011, 08:26 AM
So glad you are all alright it must be very scary when you see all that water gushing round take care and hope you are soon back to some normality Fudge
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on January 12, 2011, 09:13 AM
Great to hear you are all safe, the Bruce Highway was under water at Bald Hills this morning so unless you've got something that floats and has an engine attached I'd stay put for now, Mrs Kiwi and I know exactly what you're saying, when it 'P's down in Qld you can't even see the end of your cars bonnet with the wipers going flat out, an inch of rain in 10 minutes is nothing out of the ordinary but this lot is something else. Stay safe.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on January 12, 2011, 11:29 PM
It's not just OZ that's getting deluged, there's flooding in South Africa, South America and cyclones in the Pacific and off Western Australia.


Anybody got a spare ark ?.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Jayess on January 13, 2011, 02:34 AM
I cannot understand the true Aussie  --During the last 6 months they complained about the shortage of water in the dams & so they prayed for more rain. Now they have got their prayers answered they are complaining for it to stop & let the Sun come out.  Think a lot of the water is the tears from when they didn`t win the Ashes in the Cricket.
 
Better not let the Grand-daughter  see this, for her House was flooded with 5 ft of water & she was not insured for Floods. She now has to wait for the water to go down so they can inspect the damage -- seriously, it is terrible for so many families have lost everything --They reckon it was worse than the 1974 Floods. Happily where we live was OK & just very soaked gardens that cannot soak up any more liquid. We were Lucky.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on January 13, 2011, 02:39 AM
Hi
     It looks like it's past here Brisbane is copping it to-day but not as bad as they expcted still it's heart break for a hell of a lot of people when they get back into their houses.     herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: gibby on January 13, 2011, 03:14 AM
Hi, I was watching the floods in Austrilia on TV this evening and saw the cars , boats and a large tent on a landing being swept down the gushing river, when they came to going under the bridge it just took the tops off everything very scary. I do hope everyone is ok. Here in U.S the only state without snow is Florida, although they were hit last week. It seems there are lots of unsettling things going on around the world, I think I will say some prayers to night. Take care everyone, gib
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Nan on January 13, 2011, 06:58 PM
Glad to hear you are ok Herby. It must be really dreadful for the people who are affected. We can only hope and pray that things return to normal very quickly. Let`s face it, weather is the one thing that no-one has any control over. Anyway, hope you manage to get you holiday. Stay safe !!  Nan
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on January 14, 2011, 06:55 AM
Hi Everybody
                     Thanks a lot for your good wishes and concerns
We are ok and the flood did'nt affect us very much as we are on high ground Beryl wont be playing tennis for a while the courts are at the side of Caoolture river and the flood was over the netting that surrounds the courts not the one they knock the ball over. Still they may be playable when we get back from Tassie.We went down there yesterday and the council blokes were there cleaning up. They are copping it in Tassie now. I hope it's gone by next Tuesday   herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Jayess on January 14, 2011, 08:47 AM
The Grand-daughter managed with the help of her father & brother to move some furniture to her dad & mum`s place but not everything & we have just got news that the water has resided & they have been in the house to see the damage. Visible damage is that all the walls & ceilings will have to be removed & replaced (The house was submerged up to the roof ). The whole electric system will have to be checked & some of the older wiring renewed, but her brother is a electrician so that will be done by him we expect. We only get little pieces of news from the daughter at present for they are still without electric power (all power was cut off in the area & it is being repaired & but keeps going on & off) at the daughters home although they are well clear of the flooding their power is also affected & so no PC for them as yet. We get a little news over the phone but that is full of static & keeps going off. --Jayess
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on February 02, 2011, 11:31 AM
hi i hope cyclone yasi  dies out before reaching you aussies are people being evacuated from the storm? as they are saying its going to be one of the worst storms ever hope you all keep safe
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on February 03, 2011, 02:27 AM
Hi
         I think we will be ok this far down, the cyclones usually blow them selves out before they get down here. We were all ok here in the flood. Parts of the street got flooded and we were going to Tasmania for a holiday and had to put it back a week. Thats the only thing that affected us but we were one of the lucky ones       herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on March 08, 2011, 11:02 AM
Hi
         They are still getting floods up North. In one place they had 36 centimeters of rain in 24 hours the other day and they were still cleaning up from the big flood. herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on November 02, 2011, 02:35 AM
Blimey. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056167/Revealed-Why-thousands-Britons-emigrated-Australia-returning-home.html)

Besides, have you seen the price of booze over on the West Island of NZ ?? astro-flippin-nomical it is  ;)

Homesickness is a strange thing, you'll never know if you'll get it till you leave home, never ever felt homesick for Tameside but I've had really bad bouts of separation anxiety when visiting the old country while Mrs Kiwi is home in Kiwi-land and if homesickness is anything like that it's not a nice feeling.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on November 02, 2011, 10:49 AM
Hi
      I came to Aus in 1965 and never regretted it. I like the life style the weather and everything else here there is no way I would go back to England to live I can still remember building a chimney in Hyde a half past three on a Febuary afternoon it was thawing but with the wind blowing I was freezing and my hands were cracked I thought bugger this I'm going to Aus. Two weeks later there was an ad in the Daily Mirror for bricklayers in New South Wales five weeks later I was laying bricks in Newport on Sydneys Northern Beaches in a pair of shorts and a T shirt and getting more money for doing it. I've never worked hard I work fast I liked going to work. I'm retired now 81 last Wednesday and I really can't fault Aus in any way I live on a golf course in a nice big one story house. I seen frost three times in the last twenty one years that I have lived in Queensland and snow once when I went to the Snowy Mountains on holidays. I would like to go back for a visit as Ashton looks a different place than what I knew it really was a dirty old town. I've gone home from work in the fog with icicles on my head stuck my head under the tap and watched the black water running down the plug hole. I know its different now but I'll stay here.      herby   
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on January 26, 2012, 01:06 AM
Happy S'traylia Day Ya Drongo's.

(http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/Dogsbreath/nakedcitykangapaw-512x231.jpg)

We still luv's ya, even if sometimes you're as much use as Amish Technical Support  ;).

Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Ashtonian54 on January 26, 2012, 01:38 AM
Hi
      I came to Aus in 1965 and never regretted it. I like the life style the weather and everything else here there is no way I would go back to England to live I can still remember building a chimney in Hyde a half past three on a Febuary afternoon it was thawing but with the wind blowing I was freezing and my hands were cracked I thought bugger this I'm going to Aus. Two weeks later there was an ad in the Daily Mirror for bricklayers in New South Wales five weeks later I was laying bricks in Newport on Sydneys Northern Beaches in a pair of shorts and a T shirt and getting more money for doing it. I've never worked hard I work fast I liked going to work. I'm retired now 81 last Wednesday and I really can't fault Aus in any way I live on a golf course in a nice big one story house. I seen frost three times in the last twenty one years that I have lived in Queensland and snow once when I went to the Snowy Mountains on holidays. I would like to go back for a visit as Ashton looks a different place than what I knew it really was a dirty old town. I've gone home from work in the fog with icicles on my head stuck my head under the tap and watched the black water running down the plug hole. I know its different now but I'll stay here.      herby  

I would look at Bill's pictures and Vanessa's video's. Both are well good for the historical record.  and of course you cannot
miss
http://www.webbaviation.co.uk/gallery/v/lancashire/ashton-u-lyne/?g2_GALLERYSID=5fb1bf0a15411b2c616817ece71348ca (http://www.webbaviation.co.uk/gallery/v/lancashire/ashton-u-lyne/?g2_GALLERYSID=5fb1bf0a15411b2c616817ece71348ca)
these are beltin' aerial pictures of Ashton, some just a couple of months old.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: ashtonmasher on January 26, 2012, 06:05 AM
Well Herby you came out the year before me but I have to say I still get home sick for the old dart. Although I don't think I would be able to settle back permanently have been here to long, still have lots of happy memories though of home.
Stella
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: ayess on January 26, 2012, 06:40 AM
Hi
      I came to Aus in 1965 and never regretted it. I like the life style the weather and everything else here there is no way I would go back to England to live I can still remember building a chimney in Hyde a half past three on a Febuary afternoon it was thawing but with the wind blowing I was freezing and my hands were cracked I thought bugger this I'm going to Aus. Two weeks later there was an ad in the Daily Mirror for bricklayers in New South Wales five weeks later I was laying bricks in Newport on Sydneys Northern Beaches in a pair of shorts and a T shirt and getting more money for doing it. I've never worked hard I work fast I liked going to work. I'm retired now 81 last Wednesday and I really can't fault Aus in any way I live on a golf course in a nice big one story house. I seen frost three times in the last twenty one years that I have lived in Queensland and snow once when I went to the Snowy Mountains on holidays. I would like to go back for a visit as Ashton looks a different place than what I knew it really was a dirty old town. I've gone home from work in the fog with icicles on my head stuck my head under the tap and watched the black water running down the plug hole. I know its different now but I'll stay here.      herby   

I'm with you Herby. I arrived in Newcastle NSW in February 1953, ostensibly for an 18 month contract, met a young lady, married 11 months later and, as they say, the rest is history. I have been back to Ashton four times, twice with my late wife, once by myself and once (2008) with my daughter. I prefer "my" Ashton in this forum. Nostalgia is a wonderful place to visit but you cannot live there. We are of an age, I will be 81 on 6th March, so we saw the same smoky grubby place. I think we should stay here, you on your golf course me on my lakeside and think ourselves lucky that we can have the best of both worlds through our friends on the forum   Ayess
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Fudge on January 26, 2012, 08:57 AM
Its not smokey anymore no mills,or coal fires poluting the air. I love Ashton and can not imagine living any were else Always glad to come home from holidays. The only thing I miss is warmer weather not to hot about 70s would be fine for me. Fudge
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: GayJ on January 26, 2012, 12:32 PM
I love living in Stalybridge and looking out at the hills, for some reason they make me feel safe and enveloped in green.  I am though always drawn back to my roots in Ashton.  I love the history of the old Parish church, Albion Church, The Archives library, the inside market and some of the individual shops around George Street and the Market Avenue.

So different now from the first days I came to Ashton aged four in 1949.  Before this I lived in Bruxelles so clean and tidy with such ornate architecture.  Ashton in the late 40s and 50s was filthy and dirty and smokey and so poor after the war.  Everything is gradually getting cleaned up and eyesores removed and the more I learn about the history here, the more my affection grows.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on January 26, 2012, 01:26 PM
Hi
          I wouldn't mind going back to Ashton for a visit it certainly is a different place from when I left I think my trade had a lot to do with my coming to Australia if any of have worked in the building trade you would know what I mean I can understand missing family and friends. It took me a while but I stuck it out. As for culture the only time I went to the Manchester opera house was once when we got taken from school so I cant say I miss it I thought it was bloody awful.  I had to laugh though when I first came here I went to buy a car and there was a big notice in front of the car yard that proudly stated Established 1963 a bit different from the established in fourteen and fifteen something that you got in England (and I don't mean car yards.) When I was working in London I went in a pub that said King John stayed overnight here on his way to Runimede to sign the Magna Carta and I had to bend down to get through the door. I think I wouldn't mind going round a few of the old places, but unless I win the lotto i dont think I will. But it woiuld only be for a visit I think Aus is the best place for me I just think it's great.    
                                                                                                                                 herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Vanessa on January 26, 2012, 02:13 PM
In the 1980's my friends daughter married an Aussie, but he was of Maltese origin, she'd met him on holiday in Malta when he was visiting family, they met and married in 4 weeks. She wanted the Aussie life and move back there with him, he wasn't so keen, "its not the dream you think it is". Anyway he relented and back they went and she found that life certainly wasn't the dream she thought it would be, she was appalled at the racism towards her husband, who was classed as coloured they eventually came back to England. My friend used to visit her daughter in Australia, she was working as a nurse in the Middle East so would pop down to see her, her only comment was "the bloody place is full of flies, you're forever spraying yourself with DDT". I had thought that maybe the rascism had gone in Australia, until I watched a Peter Andre program and he talked of the bullying he had in school because he was Greek, so may be not the perfect place to go, unless of course if you are white. We have racism in the UK but at least we are open about it.
Nowhere is perfect, Ashton isn't, but it has more good points than bad, look at the beautiful scenery surrounding it and if you stand back and really look at the town, its not so bad, there are places a lot worse, I've even grown fond of the Ikea building, I've lost count of the number of cars that have stopped me asking for directions to Ikea, I just say "carry straight on, you can't miss it".  ;D ;D

Vanessa
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: chrisandangie on January 26, 2012, 02:39 PM
You wouldn't believe the amount of football fans, and ordinary folk board my 216 in Piccadilly and ask me to let them know when they are at the Ethiad Stadium  ;D
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: paul_b on January 26, 2012, 03:55 PM
 Chris just reminded me of a story talking about the Ethiad stadium. A few years ago i lived in Whalley Range,i had been out for a few drinks in Moss Side.A bit worse for wear i poured myself in a taxi to take me home.It was a West Indian lad driving the taxi and i told him were i wanted dropping off. So off he went, a few minutes later i was being woke up by the driver telling me we had arrived. I looked out of the window and he had stopped outside Maine rd,citys old ground,i asked the driver why he had brought me here,he replied you wanted de main road,i said no not Maine rd,Demesne rd Whalley range. We both laughed Demesne  is pronounced de main.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: jaywit on January 26, 2012, 04:30 PM
Denial is also a river in Africa!!!
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Vanessa on January 26, 2012, 07:38 PM

I used to work in Whalley Range, if you were female you couldn't go out for a walk in your break because of the curb crawlers. If anyone did venture out we used to joke that we had made more in that hour than we did in a working week.

Vanessa
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Ashtonian54 on January 26, 2012, 08:24 PM
Chris just reminded me of a story talking about the Ethiad stadium. A few years ago i lived in Whalley Range,i had been out for a few drinks in Moss Side.A bit worse for wear i poured myself in a taxi to take me home.It was a West Indian lad driving the taxi and i told him were i wanted dropping off. So off he went, a few minutes later i was being woke up by the driver telling me we had arrived. I looked out of the window and he had stopped outside Maine rd,citys old ground,i asked the driver why he had brought me here,he replied you wanted de main road,i said no not Maine rd,Demesne rd Whalley range. We both laughed Demesne  is pronounced de main.

Now that's funny!

Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Ashtonian54 on January 26, 2012, 08:25 PM

I used to work in Whalley Range, if you were female you couldn't go out for a walk in your break because of the curb crawlers. If anyone did venture out we used to joke that we had made more in that hour than we did in a working week.

Vanessa

When I dated Olga from Whalley Range in the 1970's i drove through there and Platt Fields and never ever, not once see a working girl!
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Vanessa on January 26, 2012, 09:24 PM
Well by the 1980's it was full of them, a friend lived there and was disgusted when a curb crawler called her 10 year old daughter over. There was a brothel across the road from where I worked and we used to watch the "gentlemen callers" arriving all through the day, they must have made a fortune.

Vanessa
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: paul_b on January 26, 2012, 11:52 PM
I was in Whalley Range in the mid 70s and it was full of prostitutes,they were all over the place from Whalley Range passed Alexander Park into Moss Side. i was a bus driver based in Moss Side. The last day services were 11pm from Piccadilly, going to Flixton,Partington etc.We would drop passengers off at Flixton or Urmston,return in service to Stretford Arndale were,we then had to runout of service back to the depot,but you never did run private,all the good time girls would be waiting at the Arndale and beg for a lift to Moss Side,to ply there trade,you would get a couple of dozen wanting a lift.They all used to offer to pay for there fare in kind,not in money.If any inspector had seen us we would have been for the high jump.

One of the funniest things was, we did a bus service going up and down Alexander road,there was a Brothel and a Convent right next door to each other.Sometimes you would get a punter wanting to be dropped off at this particular massage parlour,we always took great light at directing them to the Convent,would love to have seen the look on the blokes faces.Those were the days,Reg Varney didnt have adventures like we did.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on January 27, 2012, 10:43 AM
Hi
         Of course there is racism in Australia there is racism every where in the world it's just more open in aus
  Im still called a pommy bast*rd by most of my friends it's not what is said it's how it's said I've worked with most races that live in aus and got on well with most of them. Aboridgines most of them are great to work with I used to play golf every week with a bloke who was one fo the leaders of Aboriginal rites and he was a great bloke he was one who didn't call me a pommy bast*rd.   herby
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Post by: jaywit on January 27, 2012, 01:06 PM

I used to work in Whalley Range, if you were female you couldn't go out for a walk in your break because of the curb crawlers. If anyone did venture out we used to joke that we had made more in that hour than we did in a working week.

Vanessa

When I dated Olga from Whalley Range in the 1970's i drove through there and Platt Fields and never ever, not once see a working girl!

What's that about can't see the wood for the trees?Eyes on the road.If you'r not shopping you won't
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on January 31, 2012, 03:34 AM
 Of course there is racism in Australia there is racism every where in the world it's just more open in aus

One place I worked in Sydney I was the Pommy Barsteward working with a Macedonian kid who everybody from the CEO to the cleaner referred to as 'Wog Boy' , in turn we addressed all the other convict offspring as 'Skippy' along with the tick, ticking of the tongue  ;D
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Post by: jaywit on January 31, 2012, 12:53 PM
sticks and stones????
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Post by: Kiwi on February 01, 2012, 02:34 AM
sticks and stones????
And,
The pen is mightier than the sword, until you meet somebody with a basic knowledge of metallurgy, ballistics and chemistry  ;)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on October 11, 2012, 02:15 AM
It was during the war that the residence of Darwin, in northern Australia, heard rumours of a possible invasion by the enemy forces on their homeland. In readiness for the possibility, many decided to take action in many different ways. Some joined the local military, while others purchased weapons to protect their properties. One outback country farmer decided that he would build an underground shelter where he and his family could hide away from the impending enemy. With this thought in mind he set about digging the hole and disposing of the dirt over a large area, so if the enemy did approach then they would be unaware that an underground shelter had been constructed. As history will show, the invasion didn’t happen and as a result the farmer was left with this great big hole and because he had spread the dirt far and wide, was unable to fill it back up. After discussing the situation with his wife and what to do with the hole, it was decided to advertise the hole for sale and thus dispose of there dilemma. After placing several adverts in local and national papers, a buyer was finally found and arrangements made for the purchase and removal of the hole. On an agreed date the purchaser arrived with a very large truck and crane and the removal of the hole began. With lots of careful maneuvering and a final tying down, the hole was ready for the journey to its new location at Alice Springs. A long journey by any standards, so the driver spent the night, so as to be away very early the next day. The day to do the transport had arrived, so it was off to the Australian centre where the hole was to be used for a swimming pool at the local school. The roads to the Alice are extremely long and straight and the driver was consumed by the surrounding country side and wild life, when all of a sudden he heard a load bang followed by a rumbling noise. On stopping his truck to investigate, he discovered that the hole had fallen off the truck and was lying in the middle of the road. Oh! What to do. This was a busy highway with cars traveling at an open speed. The driver knew that he had to do something about the hole, very quickly, before it caused an accident. He thought the best thing to do was back up the truck and do his best to reload the hole to clear the highway. He began reversing towards the hole when suddenly his foot got caught on the accelerator and the truck gained speed, heading toward the hole. What could the driver do? His foot was stuck and he couldn’t reach the brake and inevitably the truck reversed right into the hole and disappeared. They have never found the truck or the driver and to this day the school keeps wondering where the hole is for their pool. So if you are driving between Alice Springs and Darwin, and you hear a truck horn coming from somewhere under the highway, watch out for a hole. With any luck, you may find it and be able to sell it.
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Dannyx6 on October 11, 2012, 12:27 PM
"Tongue in cheek"
 :)
It was advertised in the Quokker after the story was relayed by Bush Radio!! Honk Honk!...........I think it may turn up in Gundegai along side the dog who sits on the Tucker Box! ;)
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Post by: greeny on May 22, 2014, 11:49 AM
hi did anyone see coast on tv last night it was all about australia coast line and sydney harbour with its natural beauty , great program , is that where all the male pensioners go to the tidal bathing pool in sydney love the sunshine :) 8)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Albert on May 22, 2014, 03:05 PM
I was watching the program and often wonder what he as in his knapsack ??
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on May 22, 2014, 04:48 PM
Hi
             Usually a six pack.         herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Kiwi on May 22, 2014, 09:59 PM
Aussie seven course meal, six pack and a pie  ;)
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on May 23, 2014, 12:34 PM
hi was it a meat and potato pie :)
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Post by: Dannyx6 on May 24, 2014, 07:13 AM
 ;)We wish, Greeny. Or a nice Pork Pie!
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: herby on May 24, 2014, 10:11 AM
Hi
         I can't remember seeing a meat and potato since I left England. The pies here are nearly all meat pies. You have to search for pork pies as well .            herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: Son of Nomad on May 24, 2014, 10:56 AM
Hi
         I can't remember seeing a meat and potato since I left England. The pies here are nearly all meat pies. You have to search for pork pies as well .            herby

What about oven-bottom muffins?
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Post by: KENNETHO on May 24, 2014, 02:07 PM
yes please anytime
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Post by: KENNETHO on May 24, 2014, 02:19 PM
p.s.  and a melton moubury pie please cheers
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Post by: Dannyx6 on May 25, 2014, 04:58 AM
Oh, yes, Kennetho, that would be nice!
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Post by: herby on May 25, 2014, 11:59 AM
Hi SoN
              The last oven bottom muffin I had was in Abergele with a meat pie squashed in between after I had sucked the gravy out of it.        My dad used to bake our bread and the left over dough was an oven bottom. I could manage one now but it's a bit far to Abergele     herby
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Post by: jaywit on May 25, 2014, 01:29 PM
Kennetho. Melton Mowbury pies available at Loblaws deli section.
We have to ask sometimes.They are kept in the back freezer.2sizes $4.99 or $6.99
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Post by: jaywit on May 25, 2014, 01:32 PM
Reminds me of Joe Woods killers,gravy suck, that is.
Any memories?
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Post by: KENNETHO on May 25, 2014, 02:18 PM
I will check markham loblaws and oh yes joes pies thanks jaywit.cheers kennetho
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: greeny on May 25, 2014, 03:39 PM
hi what does the chippys sell over there besides fish and chips , and are they a few far and wide , :)
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Post by: KENNETHO on May 25, 2014, 04:53 PM
we had 2 in stouffville Ontario onejust closed  all we get is fish and chips and mushy peas that's it cheers kennetho
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Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on May 25, 2014, 09:15 PM
Just had a lovely fish and chips dinner on Saturday, but it was at a local restaurant and not just a Fish & Chip only place.   I think there used to be a couple around London, but not sure if they still exist.
One has to drive quite a distance to them anyway - not just call in on the way home like I did in Gorton - at the top of our street!!   Nothing like that here, but at least the fish was done nicely - breaded - but I still like the English-style batter!  Yum!   
We ate out because I had a Garage Sale yesterday - got rid of a load of junky odds and ends (might want that some day kind of things!)   ;)    We were fortunate in that it was a lovely day and so is today.  I wouldn't even mind another fish and chip dinner, but since my niece and her family who helped me are gone home now, I guess I'll just have to have "left-overs" because I'm a bit tired!   ;D
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Post by: Fudge on May 26, 2014, 09:55 AM
It is funny how you crave for something when you cant have it. Pies I very rarely buy its not that I don't like them some times I call to a shop on Warrington St and pick a Home made slice of Cheese and Onion. If I go to the Ashtree on Fri for tea I tent to have Fish Chips and Musky Peas it is always nice and they don't over face you with Chips Fudge
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Post by: Son of Nomad on May 26, 2014, 12:05 PM
Luckily we still have two traditional 'fish, chip and mushy pea' restaurants in Lytham and very good they are too. We occasionally call in for a Friday night treat.
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Post by: KENNETHO on May 26, 2014, 01:19 PM
the one  we have you can have halve a portion so you are not overfaced with chips and it is just enough for lunch.. the lion pub also have good fish and chips but they serve large portions at a large price..cheers kennetho
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Post by: jaywit on May 26, 2014, 02:13 PM
http://www.thistlefishandchips.ca/
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Post by: KENNETHO on May 26, 2014, 04:38 PM
yes we have been to the thistle in Burlington we have a good friend who lives in Burlington we enjoyed it very much cheers kennetho
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Post by: ayess on May 27, 2014, 01:02 AM
In Sydney (NSW) there is a firm "Patchett's Pork Pies', the owner, Mrs Patchett also complained of not being able to buy pork pies so she returned to England and apprenticed herself to a pork pie maker. We only get an occasional delivery of them at the local store so I decided to make my own and very nice they are too! It's a fiddly job but well worth the effort if you make a couple and freeze what you don't need at once. One of the assistants at the shop said people did not like the pork pies because the pastry went soggy when you heated them up! When I told her that you ate them cold she was most surprised. Incidentally, first day of winter on Sunday, 1st June, forecast temperature today 26 degrees C, most of the month of May has been over 20 degrees. Felt sad for the old baths, and the folk in Ashton. Cheers, Ayess.
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Post by: herby on May 28, 2014, 07:25 AM
Hi
             There is an English shop on the sea front in Redcliffe that sells pork pies they get a delivery every Thursday. You have to order them or be lucky they sell out very quick.    herby
Title: Re: ONE FOR THE AUSSIES
Post by: KENNETHO on May 28, 2014, 01:32 PM
since marks and spencers closed shopover here there isn't many places to buy british foods a few years ago we were on a bus trip to u.s.a as we stopped at duty free I bought a small tin of barley suger toffee. when I unwrapped on e it was more of a yellow colour than orange and not a good tasteso I got rid of it and when I got home I wrapped the rest in the tin and mailed them back to the englishaddress saying I think they are old stock I got a reply with two bags of barley sugar telling me they were old stock as they moved from that address five years ago. so since then I said to hell with duty free.. cheers Kenneth o
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Post by: greeny on May 28, 2014, 04:03 PM
hi not many good chip shop round ashton these day i think knights chipy on warrington street was the best ever  then came wooden spoon , and now the best is fish net on market street, and gold medal on old street in the precinct must be a close second  :)
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Post by: Too shy on May 28, 2014, 04:54 PM
hi not many good chip shop round ashton these day i think knights chipy on warrington street was the best ever  then came wooden spoon , and now the best is fish net on market street, and gold medal on old street in the precinct must be a close second  :)

Been to the Gold Medal on Old Street today for my late lunch/early dinner. Fish (hanging over the edge of the plate), chips, mushy peas, buttered muffin and a large china beaker of Rosy Lee - just over £7.00, What the doctor ordered and worth every penny. Food for the gods.
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Post by: Dannyx6 on May 29, 2014, 10:34 AM
 ;) :)You sound like you really looked forward to and enjoyed that little plate full Too Shy, all for seven pounds too! Maybe Next week a plate full of BBQ'd Kangaroo schnitzels? ;) ;) We can actually get the Marrowfat Peas now to make the mushy peas ha ha ha
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Post by: Martin on May 29, 2014, 09:42 PM
Too Shy, I went into the Lemon Tree Café on Old Street last week and found that they do an OAP's all-day breakfast (good size plateful) for just £2.80 including toast and tea or coffee.
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Post by: Kiwi on May 29, 2014, 09:53 PM
Only 17 more sleeps and 38 hours of travel and I'll be scoffing a Hollands Pie with mushy peas  :)
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Post by: Bill on May 29, 2014, 11:52 PM
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Post by: Too shy on May 30, 2014, 12:18 AM
Too Shy, I went into the Lemon Tree Café on Old Street last week and found that they do an OAP's all-day breakfast (good size plateful) for just £2.80 including toast and tea or coffee.

Lemon Tree isn't ringing any bells, Martin. Can you give any directions to a hungry traveller?
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Post by: herby on May 30, 2014, 01:23 AM
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  Hi
            Thanks Bill That's just how I remember them. Maybe with a bit more gravy but it would of fell off the plate. I nearly broke my neck to look at it.    herby
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Post by: jaywit on May 30, 2014, 02:00 PM
5 sleeps and 7 hours flight and I'll be there also.
Broadoak here we come!
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Post by: jaywit on May 30, 2014, 03:48 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pies#History
Just a thought!! as long time no hear DJ says
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Post by: KENNETHO on May 30, 2014, 04:33 PM
oh yes the meat and potato pie was regular dish at our house every new years eve after leaving the dance hall we would walk our friends to our house and mother always served us all with a plate of meat and potato pie she was never sure how many would turn up but there was alwaysenough for all oh happy days..cheers kennetho
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Post by: jaywit on May 30, 2014, 08:19 PM
Meat and potato pie was always Ash Wednesday and Nov 5.
Since mastering my pastry making we have now included it in our menu on regular days.
I make a terrific beef stew(the works)kidney,cows foot,oxtail,mushrooms carrots onions,pressure cooked 35 mins,separted into 2 portion or 4 portion containers and frozen.
I make pastry for 2 meals so the 4 portion is split in 2 add boiled pots and more carrots for potato pie,and the other for chips, mushy peas and steak pie.
Ambrosia!!
Modified  02/0602014
 I missed the most important ingredient,     2 cups of Australian Shiraz!!!
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Post by: KENNETHO on May 30, 2014, 09:42 PM
anyday in the year willdo me for meat and spud pie and also shish and fips. cheers kennetho and a good cuppa.
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Post by: herby on June 02, 2014, 04:52 AM
Hi Everybody
                        Five weeks ago to-day I had a heart attack. Went to the Prince Charles hospital and had a triple bypass. I've been back home three weeks and well on the way to recovery, still a bit short of breath but getting round o k can't do much else though. The prince Charles is the best hospital in Queensland for heart and lung surgery, they even let you watch on a television when they are looking at your heart.      herby
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Post by: Bill on June 02, 2014, 09:25 AM
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Post by: Fudge on June 02, 2014, 10:06 AM
Glad every thing is going well and you are soon jogging around take care Fudge
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Post by: greeny on June 02, 2014, 02:23 PM
hi herby  good to hear you are home again , keep well let the grass grow  :)
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Post by: KENNETHO on June 02, 2014, 02:35 PM
hi herby good to hear you are doing o.k. take good care and all the best cheers kennetho
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Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on June 02, 2014, 10:20 PM
It's wonderful to know you're well on your way to recovery, Herby!   They work miracles with people nowadays - still, it's great to know they treated you really well in hospital and I hope you've many more years at home to enjoy yourself -  so you can perhaps find some lovely steak and kidney puddings or meat and potato pies with mushy peas!!   :D  Joyce
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Post by: Kiwi on June 02, 2014, 10:57 PM
Best wishes Herby, you'll be firing on all eight again soon  ;)
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Post by: herby on June 03, 2014, 05:35 AM
Hi
         Thanks every body for all your good wishes ! am going o k. They say three months to get over it, I reckon I'm more than half over it now. Thanks again   herby
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Post by: Dannyx6 on June 03, 2014, 11:15 AM
Hi Herby,

Only just seen your posting. Hope that all is going well and that you are beginning to feel on top of everything again. I am sure that those 'little people' will be pushing one another seeking your attention and wanting to know that granddad is alright again. Wonderful things done these days to get you back on deck, so here's hoping you will be kicking the ball around soon.
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Post by: Albert on June 03, 2014, 08:03 PM
  Snap Herby I had a heart attack on the 14th of May not like your no bypass etc But it sounds like your hospital is better than
  ours at Tameside which as a poor record,I was home after 5 days and so far doing all right.I hope all goes well for you Albert 
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Post by: KENNETHO on June 03, 2014, 08:37 PM
all the best to you albert. cheers kennetho
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Post by: Too shy on June 03, 2014, 10:05 PM
  Snap Herby I had a heart attack on the 14th of May not like your no bypass etc But it sounds like your hospital is better than
  ours at Tameside which as a poor record,I was home after 5 days and so far doing all right.I hope all goes well for you Albert

All the best for a speedy recovery, Albert. It'll need to be speedy as you might be getting an urgent call from Roy Hodgson to bring yourself and your boots to Brazil. Anybody for a conga?
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Post by: Bill on June 03, 2014, 11:58 PM
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Post by: Kiwi on June 04, 2014, 12:07 AM
Take care Albert, heart attack season is nearly over  ;)
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Post by: herby on June 04, 2014, 12:11 AM
all the best to you albert. cheers kennetho
    Hi Albert
                      My daughter in law told me Prince Charles is  rated number ten in the world. herby
 
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Post by: Dannyx6 on June 04, 2014, 07:58 AM
Hi Albert
Hope all goes well for you and that you will be feeling really good very soon.
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Post by: Albert on June 04, 2014, 07:58 PM
Thanks for your letters you are all very kind and i am still doing O/K Albert
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Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on June 05, 2014, 04:04 AM
Really glad that you, too, are now doing fine Albert, and that you continue to remain on the way back to full health.     :)
I certainly hope that are no more news items of this kind, so please stay healthy everyone!!   Joyce  :)
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Post by: Too shy on June 05, 2014, 08:01 PM
Thanks for your letters you are all very kind and i am still doing O/K Albert

Albert, After England's dreary performance in Miami last night, you will definitely be needed in Brazil. You'll be playing up front, just tucked in to the left of Wayne Rooney. You'll be measured for a straw hat and beach shorts as soon as you arrive. The nation will be depending on you.
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Post by: Albert on June 08, 2014, 05:36 PM
Hi Too shy I dint mind the straw hat and shorts for the beach but the last time I played football it was a leather case ball and leather boots
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Post by: KENNETHO on June 08, 2014, 06:01 PM
with the hard toe caps not like the carpet slippers they wear today those were the days when we respected our opponents cheers kennetho
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Post by: herby on June 13, 2014, 02:43 AM
Hi
          We have a liberal (tory) government here. They have just had a budget They have cut unemployment benefits for kids who are on it when leaving school there are no jobs to be had, maybe a few and they have to apply for forty jobs every month to get that.  They have cut money to the hospitals and forwarded the pensions to seventy. They say they are going to balance the budget that the labour government left them. I don't see how they are going to do it when then they are spending 54 billion dollars on submarines from Japan and fighter aeroplanes from America. There is always money for armaments. It has not got past the senate yet but I hope to Christ it doesn't    herby   
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Post by: KENNETHO on June 13, 2014, 04:18 AM
we have just finishedour Ontario election with a liberal majority government we will see if things improveno matter who gets in they never put the pensions up just the cost of living. its sod you jack im alright.cheers kennetho
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Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on June 13, 2014, 11:37 AM
Perhaps you should mention Kennetho, for Herby's reference anyway, that Ontario's "Liberals" are not Conservatives (Tories).   Personally,  I can't see much improvement coming since the same people are in once again!   Nothing will change.   Spending when we're broke, and more corruption! 
Glad I don't need a job!!   ::)
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Post by: KENNETHO on June 13, 2014, 02:11 PM
right joyce I wouldent want to be in the work force today but the buggers in government make sure they get their perks no matter what..we don't have much choice they all look after them selves..kennetho
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Post by: Albert on June 14, 2014, 06:09 PM
Hi herby Its just the same here two aircraft carriers are being built in Scotland but we have no aircraft for them,the jump jets were sold to the USA,in the mean time we have no aircraft carriers.Then a new rail link between London and Birmingham costing millions and going up all the time,which will safe 20 minutes on the travelling time. Albert
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Post by: greeny on June 15, 2014, 12:37 PM
hi herby its the same over here , i feel sorry for the young ones today without work , the you have to apply for forty jobs a week here , its making it worse because the pension age as gone up so when a job comes up there are thousands applying for them , yet like you say billions of pounds are spent on defence , we only after look at iraq the money and the loss of life just to see it worse then it was before sadam i was shocked to see the news the other day to see iraq slipping away, and think was it worth going there in the first place