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## Canucks International ##

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Lesley Report 23 Sep 2008 17:46

Where is eveeryone....all gone into hiding again!!

My story today is about my nosy neighbour who we will call B!! Last nite my next door neighbour called me and said can I ask you a question?
I said sure.
She said have you and Norm split up?
Er!! no (at least not when I was looking!! Why?
Well B saw a man bringing the bottom of a mannequin into your house and she thought perhaps it was for Norm.
Well by now, guys, I am in hysterics. Nosy B thinks my Normie is having a relationship with the bottom of a mannequin....pmsl!!!!!
So, in an effort to be neighbourly, Norm and I took the bottom of the manneqiun and stood her upside down in the window so that when you look in you can see her feet sticking in the air...another huge LOL.... from me!!

Thanks for the card Mary. It was just another day. Norm and I spent the afternoon going thru old VHS tapes that we had omitted to put labels on and so had no idea what they were...we had a few good laughs.

Diane did you try emailing that RCMP address?? I can sure try to help a bit if in fact he was in the police.

Keep out of mischief you lot.


Dorothy Report 24 Sep 2008 23:18

hi how is weather in all the places people are from here in barrie ont it was a lovely day sunny high of 23 and the leaves are starting to turn, sped down the 400 highway to-day to have lunch with some friends in brampton it was good to catchup on everyone's news, once the snow starts up here I don't see friends till the spring, any idea's those of you who live in calgary what type of weather I may find in oct just wondering regards dorothy


Aussiegirl Report 24 Sep 2008 23:33

Morning all.. We have a beautiful day here and going up to 20c odd.. I love our spring in OZ as it is such a nice time of year with lovely temperatures that are just right...

Les Have a nice time away and love to Cathy.. and Teresa if you get to see her..

Fred Hope you are away in the van or relaxing somewhere..

Am having a nice relaxing day today as it was a busy one yesterday.. Might have a swim...or perhaps do some shopping..My colour ink for my printer has run out and I am having funny printouts,,so had better go find a new one..

Nice to see Dorothy and Christine back and you must all be getting ready for winter,, We are so lucky in OZ not to have such severe winters.We dont even get a frost here in Sydney near the sea...

Hope all are well and and having a nice day..
Edith You will be happy the cold weather is comming,, Got ya bikini out yet...Have you seen any bears or have they all gone to sleep..might be a bit early yet..

Not much happening here, a quiet

Love Mary xxxx


Diane Report 25 Sep 2008 08:50

Morning all, its very foggy here at the moment and I'm hoping for a little sunshine later, lots of tidying up outside to do!! It is a good one about the manequin isn't it. We have two neighbours, one who are really nice and there if you need them but the others who never speak, never make any contact at all but watch everything. I used to feel bad because I thought it was good manners to speak when you met someone so I would say "hello" but they would not simply reply, so even though I do feel nasty I don't speak now. Stupid isn't it, lifes too short....Anyway have a good day everyone Take care ............ Oh nearly forgot yes Lesley I have sent an e mail to RCMP they have replied saying they will get back to me as there is a high influx of enquiries, so never know might get some news!


Lesley Report 26 Sep 2008 04:50

Hi Gang,

I am in Salmon Arm tonite on my way to Calgary. Norm left Emily lolling in the window with her body covered up with a quilt. That should keep the neighburs guessing. We drove up thru Whistler thru a monsoon but as soon as we reached the Cariboo the sun came out. Just took Bella for a walk and a huge train went by only feet away....very exciting for a small dog. We did stop for Norm to take pics somewhere in the mountains and Bella went crazy barking at the tumbleweed.

Tomorrow we will be in Banff and off to the hot springs....I am due a bit of "pruning"!!!

Christine I like the idea of the hens and rooster, maybe you could chuck in a goat as know the whole Good Neighbours bit!!! LOL

More later.


badger Report 26 Sep 2008 09:10

Fred is home again,lol,having had a few days back at the van.The conditions there are much better now and i got the dvd and flat screen lcd tv set up ,so we have a few dvds up there to watch if the tv is full of old programmes again.
I ,like many others have had a good chuckle at the mannequin lol,.think it might have been good to put it in the boot with the legs hanging out ,lol.
Nice to hear that your weather is nice Mary,lol,your temperature at the minute is about as high as we had all season,and that was only for a few days,so i am Jeal ' he he.
There is one heck of a mist here this morning ,not good drying weather ,so i am hanging on a while before i hang the washing out.
At long last ,i have got a connection to Oz via this website [yippee] seems Caroline Barnes born 1839 Married in Islington London,and then emigrated to Oz with her hubby so all i have to do now is find out where they went to.
Still want my connections to Canada though,but that lot are still hiding lol.
Just a week to go now ,and Liz and i will be off to Blackpool for two weeks ,yippee,at last i can see the illuminations for the first time.
Have my two lucky dips on the european lottery for tonight £40.000.000 going begging [i should be so lucky lol] i,like 99% of the people on here have had to work all their lives to earn a living but it would be nice to win a little ,to see me ,and the bairns right for the rest of their lives.
Off to do a little work now,my poor heather plants for the rockery are still waiting in the greenhouse for me to put them in their new homes.,Catch you later peeps.Fred.


Dorothy Report 26 Sep 2008 14:13

goodmorning just watched the weather forecast to-day it is to be 23 but next tuesday evening down to zero and oh my goodness snow flurries I could not believe what I was hearing hope that they are wrong .had an e-mail from england yesterday one of my first cousins just became a grandma a little girl so the family has a new member, she has two sons so this should be fun for her shopping for a girl. bye dorothy (barrie Ont)

edith clace

edith clace Report 27 Sep 2008 00:12

Hi everyone from a rainy Sioux. Not me Not me
Christine.Those days are loooong gone, Thank heavens.
Les can't believe you named half a person(dummy)
sorry. Still laughing.Too bad you you didn't get some movement going,hee hee
Good to see you back Fred, we miss the stories when your gone.There are several Barnes in the phone books so keep trying some may be your kin,!!!! Looking forward to your soup recipes this winter,love trying different ones. Could you also send along the new address.The latest jokes have been sent back.
Hope you hear from the Mounties Diane they are usually quick answering any queries.
Mary you are so right, no bikini but I am very happy about the cooler days.Really tho' we have not had a summer this year. Lots of grey days with chilly winds and rain. But I do love the snow as it turns our world a lovely white.Right now the trees are beautiful red, gold and yellow I was taking pics on Sunday and they are even better to-day. The bears are still awake and roaming about. Was not too happy to hear they had shot 12 nuisance bears this summer. Humans have moved into their territory not the other way round. Would rather see them move the animals further from Town but I suppose they would return for the fast food !!!!!
Dorothy I think you get our weather about a week after we do. How about some "snow alerts" hee hee?
To all the others stay well and join us when you can.
Time for Friday nite movies.


JALimestonePlains Report 27 Sep 2008 09:27

Hello to every one fromthe antipodes - a warm Saturday here. Congrats Dorothy on the new twigg- exciting. My one and only 11 year old grandchild is visiting from interstate for 10 days - my skakes are on I can tell you but love him to bits -he is a cheerful person and gets on with things and we have lots of fun.

He is out tonight with the my daughter's old college and university freind -her son is the same age and the boys have got together each spring holidays since my boy could travel on the plane when he was 6 years old.
VP- still chuckling about the dummy - the trip sounds great -youa re lovely and wicked w\to leave the dummy upside down lol
A belated happy birthday - sorry to ahve missed it - only excuse is that family in UK have rather been in meltdown and I have been focused on all of that!



badger Report 27 Sep 2008 11:58

Morning all ,from Newcastle [in the frozen north] where it's warmer these last two days than it's been all year lol.
Striking while the iron is hot so to speak,i have been out back for two hours ,rubbing down the wood around the patio door ,removing all the varnish,and have now got a firdt coat of white paint on.
The cat is going mad because she isn't allowed out till the paint has dried,she has enough white patches on her already,and on top of that i don't fancy having to emove cat hairs off the paintwork before i apply the second coat,even if they are the same colour ,he he.
I don't think she will be pleased tomorrow either when i put the second coat on lol.
At the present time she is yowling to be let out into the garden because Liz is out there hanging the washing,the cat keeps looking at me accusingly, he he ,you can almost read the thoughts[why is the missus out there ,and me stuck in here ,not fair].
We have been having a clear up in the kitchen freezer this morning because we need the room for soups and Christmas stuff,so ,we suggested a B B q at the youngest sons ,which he accepted with out a murmer ,hey,it's a fair swap,we supply the grub ,he cooks it lol,we have even found ten wraps which he can fill with one of his concoctions.
Sent you a new email addy Edith,you are the first of very few people to get it,because the old addy is getting swamped with spam and vulgar emails from some naughty sites that i never invited.
Next big party will be my official retirment do,and i hope the weather will be kind to me then,an awful lot of family will be here [i hope] and i alays go for the B B Q with paper plates [no washing up ,apart from the few cuppas,all the rest of the used utensils going into the recycle.
I think i may also do the same as regards plates and cups for Christmas ,no washing up to worry about [wahey ,sorted ]
Still having a lot of bother with yahoo mail and msn,so a few special peeps will be joining Edith [i hope ]with the new addy ,just in case these two providers continue to fight with each other ,instead of sorting themselves out lol.
Hope everyone is having a nice one,see ya later.Fred.


JALimestonePlains Report 28 Sep 2008 14:51

Evening Badger, love to you and Liz and Hissy, hope you meanies have let her out by now lol (nothing worse than cat fur on paint:((()

End of day - we (me) moi can play a Japanese card game,although I am told by 11 year old tomorow he will start being mean :))) I think I am going to loose lol

A gentle day as we had lunch out and then a few hours walking around the wetlands - and 11 year old and I saw a platypus surface three times ( I saw it twice a blessing)- how good is that????? everyone else had left but A and I stayed on for he was sure he saw it come up for air -he was right bless him - plaptypus are timid creatures and not many people see them so it was a girft
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ãll and blessings


Diane Report 28 Sep 2008 21:56

Hi everyone, I have a teenage son and I'm sure your cat is a little easier than him at the moment, sometimes its very difficult, to say the least. He isn't a bad kid, generally quite nice.. it's just sometimes he looses the art of conversation and I'm lucky to get a grunt!! but I'm sure it will pass. ???
How lucky to see a platypuss, nothing so exotic around here, I'm afraid, we have the occasional fox and badger but thats about it..Lucky you...
I've had a small lead into looking for my Canadian relatives, some kind person from Canada has been in touch via GR and given me a little information.
Apparently my ancestors went to Canada via Canadian Pacific Railway, to be farmers in the Calgary area, so theres a starting point for me. Anyway enough from me. Goodnight all ...


JALimestonePlains Report 29 Sep 2008 13:33

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ãll time to hit the sack here. Dianne I am treasuring the time with 11 year old before he hits the grunt stage lol
Cats - Christine -fikle creatures but love them Mr D is so in control here lol but knows when to step up to plate with A
Hope VP is having a great time Hugs Edith


Dorothy Report 29 Sep 2008 23:47

hi re boys and girls I have two grandson's aged 13 and 9 and a grandaughter aged 11 12 in november and she is a diva in the making her greatest joy at the moment is getting her younger brother in trouble and she is really slick about it, he is a quiet one and does not re-act to what sheis doing luckily her mom and dad are aware of the problem and dealing with it, my son's favourite remark to me is mom if you think nana is dead she is not she is alive and well in my living room, laura is very like my mother stubborn and knows she is perfect, I remember my mother looking at laura when she was about 18months and saying they will have trouble with this one she is just like me!!!! most of the time all three are great but what else is a doting grandma to think bye dorothy


Aussieone Report 30 Sep 2008 03:39

Hi everyone

~~~~ to Christine, Teresa, Mary, Ian, Lesley, Dorothy, Janey, Fred, Diane, Brenda, JA, Veronica, Edith,

Gee this thread seems to be moving along very nicely, I have had a couple of busy weeks and remembered to look back in here and gee 5 pages I have to catch upon, but thats good to see.

I, as some know a a bit of a footy (AFL) tragic and it has been the end of the season with my team winning the Grand Final and we have had a few events to celebrate the win. No I dont play am only a passionate supporter :-)

It was school holidays over here 2 weeks ago so had my girls home and then this last week we have had Davids 2 boys here from Victoria as it is now their school holidays, David is my partner who I have been happily unmarried to for 6 years :-) and between us we have 6 kids, 3 each but none between us.

Christine roughly what part of Tassie does your cousin live? Im in the northern area where the Tamar River is. My garden, with the Raspberries is coming along quite well surprisingly enough so I have managed to grow something apart from weeds :-)

Hi Teresa, yes I recognised your name also from the previous Canadian thread, nice to catch up again.

Dorothy, hope all is going well with your new found family members.

Fred what I surprise that would have been getting the ticket to fly to Seans Wedding, Sounds like Missy keeps you on your feet, or at least tries too.

Edith, sounds like you had an enjoyable afternoon with the party for David and Heather and he Mom. Funny I thought Hobart Tasmania was part of Oz as is Launceston Tasmania, hee hee, dont mind me just a bit of a warped sense of humour, but I can understand the guy saying he is not from Oz but from Tasmania as a few times Tassie has been left off the map of Australia.

Mary hee hee I wrote my remark to Edith before I read your post, and I see my education of how our state runs has been sinking in so that is good lol. Just remember to shut the gate when going from North to South or vice versa when you get to the half way border lol.

Lesley, I nearly fell off my chair laughing at your post about the nosey neighbour and what you did with the mannequin rofl.
We are quite lucky here and have good neighbours, I did worry about the man across the road when we first moved in as he spends a lot of time sitting in his front porch just watching everyone come and go, but after meeting him and having a few chats he is a nice bloke, he is in his 80's or maybe 90's lives on his own and I think it is just his way of filling in the hours. He is always up at dawn and very seldom we see a light on of a night as he goes to bed early too.

Dorothy, congrats on the new trig for your family.

Well, I think I have said hello to everyone, if I missed someone sorry, and will try and get back here sooner next time

Have a nice day :-) Cheers Sue

edith clace

edith clace Report 1 Oct 2008 01:07

Evening all, Sorry I didn't get around to posting any sooner but my "jobs" got in the way last week.
Tomorrow is another busy one, monthly meeting of the Seniors and as I'm in charge of the coffee I also have to get the birthday cake for those who have an October b-day..
The fall colours are absolutely georgous this year. I guess because we have had so much rain.
The birch trees are a brilliant yellow, the maples red
and others in deep orange and various shades in between. Managed to get a real good one for my screen saver so I can look at it until the snow comes.
Must remember to get a pic of all the cars covered in snow for Mary.
I did enjoy the day with the visitors Christine. I will be waiting for them to get back home.Heather has a camera and is also on Skype so we will keep in touch.
Hi to Tassie, Dorothy,J.A, Diane and Fred also Les when she has a minute to look in.
Plan on the first big pot of soup next week Fred
have a soup and sandwich luncheon and I will provide the soup. Your recipe of course!!!!!!!
I do believe my dishes are calling to be washed so bye for now.


Lesley Report 1 Oct 2008 01:23

Hi Everyone,

Here I am in Calgary in the middle of Indian summer (or is that now aboriginal summer???) Anyway up to the mid 20's each day...luverly. Kathy has been at work but off today.She took us BUT she drives like a whirrling dervish or maybe the tasmanian devil. Norm refused to sit in the front so i did and kept my eyes mostly shiut!! What a laugh!!

I bought a set of pearls that looked quite old but likely not real. Kathy bought some plates. Then we were off to Future Shop where they had the Kitchen Aid Mixer on sale for a $100 off. Plus here in Alberta there is no sales tax. Going home the car will be on overload we have so much stuff in it. Tomorrow we may go to the zoo. Tonite i will try and chat to teresa.

It was lovely to read all the news. Have to tell you that Emily lost an arm the day before we left so she maybe going home!! I am quite upset about this so hopefully the guy who sold her to Norm will be able to fix her.

I am now off to the kitchen to watch kathy and Norm grind meat....I tell you it is a never ending round of fun and disaster. Hopefully they'll both have their fingers left.

More later


Dorothy Report 1 Oct 2008 04:12

hi just read what lesley said about the weather in calgary I may have to re think what I was going to pack for the 15th when I arrive my sister told me to bring my winter coat and fall clothes, it rained all day to-day quite dull it is 11pm I should go to bed but decide to look go on line other wise nothing new at the moment regards dorothy


Aussiegirl Report 1 Oct 2008 08:00

Hi everyone.. We have had really lovely weather lately and long may it continue Think we are having a hot summer this year,, Bootiful,,Bring on global warming..luv it...

Been having a busy day today . I have had a sore throat for 3 weeks at least and in the end the doc sent me to a specialist and would you believe it two days before I went the throat cleared up.. 4 days before I went it was so sore and swollen I had trouble swallowing..Anyway he sent me for a scan so I had that today and will get the results tomorrow..just to make sure that it had cleared up and will not I hope come back,, He thought it was probably a inflames tonsil..Would you believe a old duck like me with lol...

Went to aquaerobics today and enjoy that..I love anything to do with the water..we have a lovely heated pool here in our village and its lovely to swim in..and the best thing is we can do it all year round as it is indoors..

John had a little walk around the village(retirement) today and is trying to exercise his leg..I told him if he dosent use it he will lose it so he is going out for a little walk each day..In this lovely weather it is quite pleasant..

Fred is probably galavanting in the van so hope he is getting some good weather and catching some fish...

Les.. Cathy sound like she is in good form,,,sorry about the bootiful ones leg,,hee hee hee.. hope you stuck it up against the window,,Should have told Normie to take the plastic off you before you went shopping with Cathy...Hope you havent bent it to

Well I had better go and cook something for dinner..

See ya later..

Love Mary xxxxx


Diane Report 1 Oct 2008 08:46

Morning!! Lots of news going on.. Mary I hope you're throats still on the mend, Lesley you sound as if you are one FUN family!!! Fred, keep hearing about your receipes for soup, can't wait. Edith, Dorothy and Christine, hello and to everyone else hope all is well... The weather is cold but bright here this morning, it's definity changed to Autumn time, the nights are getting darker and generally colder, soon be Halloween!! we've already had the kids knocking on the door "Penny for Halloween" with their turnips scraped out to make lanterns, although we are now getting the kids using pumpkins, which is only just happening around here, we must be catching up with the times!! Hope everyone has a good day.. take care