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Jude 3

Jude 3 Report 13 Dec 2008 12:35

Merry Christmas!

Allo, Allo - do you remember me then? lol

I (shamefacedly) haven't been in for a while, and everything has changed - completely.

could someone who is retired, explain how each and every day disappears quicker than when one is working full time? BTW what is retired?

Never been busier since our enforced retirement, cottage is on the market and on real - if you want a peek - Alexandra, Vic. $250,000 - 260,000 bracket -34 Bayley St. This is what 3 years of hard graft has achieved lol. I will be so sad to say goodbye to it, however if you wan't it - its yours! lol

Merle glad to see you are feeling spry, keep up those skate boarding lessons.
Ron hope the new bubs has made its arrival and DD is okey dokey. How is grandad feeling?

HZ busy as usual, what a find on the Kiwi front - yippee

How is our lovely Lara and Mike? mwah to you both

Hope the BBQ is ok tomorrow and they don''t get rained out.Couldn't get there, as its our DD's 33rd birfdy (and we have missed too many over the last 10 years - while she has been travelling around - not to be in Melbourne for this one) best bit is her OH is doing the catering! and not me.

Will look in again soon ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ooo roo

Jude Diy


TonyOz Report 13 Dec 2008 22:20


Still raining in Melb. and has been since Friday. Although its constantly O/cast and grey skies, its nice to see us getting some decent wet stuff, and probably had more rain in the last 48hrs than we have had all year.

Working my little butt off as we approach the silly season, ( everyone wants everything yesterday )and not getting a lot of time on the net to do research, although for Barb i picked up another convict 4x great grandmother in Tasmania ( Sarah aka Sally Newton born 1798 Salford Lancashire ) who was sent to the Tassie colony in 1822 on board the "Mary 111" and listed at the "Hobart female factory"
That gives her 3 direct Greats as convict settlers now, and two 3 x great cousin convicts sent out as well. I always thought Barb was a crook, but i couldnt prove it until now......LOL
Also picked up another 5x great convict grandad for my grandson on his fathers side. So he now has 4 Convict greats and two first fleeters. ( well documented )

Cant even crack it for gaol bird meself.......My lot were goody two shoes.....:>((((

This is an excellent sight for anyone that had female convicts sent to Tas, and run by a group of ladies in Tassie . ( Female factory research group ) It list just about everyone and anyone that had female ( forename and surname ) convict relos sent to Aussie.
Its also a great read, in general, of our convicts,and lists all the female convict factories in Tasmania ( on-going )

Ron and Carol. Best wishes to daughter and hope new grandie has arrived safely.

Have our 4 grankids coming down next week to walk the streets, and see the Xmas lights decorated on the houses. ( pending the weather )
Christmas carols at our local White horse council to-night, ( a 4min walk from us ) but i feel it will be a wash out, as the area where the 100s of peeps normally sit with their famlies in the council park, is saturated and under

Jude. Best wishes for a "Sale" at Alexandra. Barb and her sisters have received an offer on her mums place ( yesteday ) and they are going to take it.

Bacon and eggs sizzling away in the pan, and the smell tells me their ready....:>)))

Best wishes to all who are not 100%.


~~~Hz by the River~

~~~Hz by the River~ Report 14 Dec 2008 05:52

Thinking big celebwation thoughts for the wattlers meeting today up north, also hoping Ron that all has gone well for your exhausted daughter and that you are a grandfather again by now ?? ??
Damp weekend and cool too, must say it is energising. Hopped down to Spotlight with DD17, have got to use up our fabric stash and needed some bits to help do so. OH also got heaps of little somethings to make a hedge with in the backyard - he was so pleased that it rained so much, they'll get a good start. Loz you wouldn't recognise the back yard now we've really moved ahead with revamping it. All my spuds are flowering and I'm picking the cherry tomatoes and the climbing beans ( lol found some big ones lurking in the foliage!). Must get shopping this week and should even get to community carols night on Wednesday at this rate. Hope all is well with everybody else lurking ~ ~ ~ Hz


Ronald Report 14 Dec 2008 10:04

baby born C section 0838, 13th Dec 2008. 7lb 13.3 oz, 51 cm long and 31 around her head. a little girl gymnast for daughter jackie, called her Abby Linda ROBERTS.

a real cutie, and takes after her Grand Father aka Poppa, loves the boob!


TonyOz Report 14 Dec 2008 21:15


Welcome to the world little Abby Linda Roberts.

Congrats to the parents, and the grandparents Poppa Ron and Nanna ( Grandma) Carol.

Cheers Guys.
Tony & Barb

Cow Girl

Cow Girl Report 14 Dec 2008 21:57

morning all

a lovely very damp weekend here in SA, in fact it rained so much and hard on friday I dinged the work car........boss has'nt seen it yet..........

Congrats Ron, welcome to the world Abby hope you have a great life......

Went to thte first of the family xmas parties on sunday, nice to see every one but a bit exhausting with kids noise dogs etc

Had the grandies over the weekend as well, took them to see a "ginger bread house" village at one of the big hotels in town, they were very impressed and then wathced the big tree in vistoria sq light up......... xmas is such a great time with grandies .........

hope everyone is keeping happy and sane in the mad rush, remember to spend a little quiet time each day in order to appreciate fully this xmas season...

Merry Christmas

Love June xox

Sandra by the sea

Sandra by the sea Report 15 Dec 2008 00:04

Good Morning To All,
Congrats to the new addition Ron.
Lots of lovely rain over the past week the plants are fair bolting out of the ground lol.
It was nice to catch up again with those that went to lauries a very pleasant afternoon and again Ray's B.B.Q cooking was top class.

Lots of lovely convicts tony for barb lol

Have a great Day sandra in the Gong


Laurie Report 15 Dec 2008 23:20

Happy Tuesday everyone . . .

trying extra hard to keep the grin gear intact but my puter is making that a difficult thing to do.

Whenever I am lucky enough to get a page to load completely I feel like throwing a party . . teehee . . . techy canny find the problem . . puter is clean as a whistle and drive near on empty so scratching head here . . anyone with any tips ????

Apart from that . . everything is great, only a matter of days (how many I am not sure yet) till we head up home to QLD - goodness me 2008 went by quick.

It was fantastic to catch up with those that could come on Sunday, I thoroughly enjoyed myself . . and stuffed myself big time. The girls brought the freshest bread rolls, salads, cheesecakes, trifle and plumpud ahhhh it was a meal fit for a Printheth . . . teeheee . . not to mention the little mixture of Marrrrggaarreeettaaassss . . teehee

Congratulations to Ron, Carole and family on the safe arrival of another female to keep Ron on track . . . I am sure Abby will have you under her spell in no time Ron. You lucky thing . . .
*^*^ (stomps feet) . . I want a grandie for Christmas . . *^*^

Sounds like you have been busy little bees in the garden Hz . . . hope you get to go to the carols tomorrow night . . . and that you get to slow down and have an enjoyable Christmas with your family.

Well I had better get the A into G and get some more jobs done, TLR is coming home for lunch.

Stay well, safe and enjoy - OH! . . and exercise that grin gear

luv Laurie ;)

·:*¨¨*:· Wilson ·:*¨¨*:·

·:*¨¨*:· Wilson ·:*¨¨*:· Report 16 Dec 2008 05:09

Hi All,

Took me long enough to find you all, but back on track now.

This all looks very swish.

Congrats Ron, how lucky you are a little girl :-)))), my grandaughter just turned one, very special!

I am at work so better get back to it, before the boss sticks his head in the door lol.

Cheers Wilson


Aussiegirl Report 16 Dec 2008 05:22

HI everyone Cant believe it is so long since I was here last..How time flies..

Congratulations to your daughter Ron and to you and Carol for being Grandparents spoilt baby this Christmas..lucky butters...

You all sound busy with Christmas comings and goings..We had a lovely meet last sunday, and my Tom Tom got me where I wanted to go without any trouble..

Havent heard from Lara for a while,,Do hope she is ok..

June Dont work so hard..let those grandies wait on you some

I am off to Orange next weekend but have lappy ,,will travel.. so will be able to keep in touch..wont have to battle the grandies for the lovely...

Sorry Marie wont be able to stop off to say hi as it will be a long trip for John and he prefers to go straight through as the longer he sits in the car the more his legs ache..I want him able to walk when we get to Orange..perhaps the next trip, or if I get to Bathurst while at Orange..

Hope all are well and Merle hope the knee is coming along fantastically..

Love Mary xxxx


Yvette Report 16 Dec 2008 10:15

good evening all,

My computer is on go slow but I wanted to change a few things in my account.
Needed to change my name too. I originally used the other as theres another Yvette as a member.

Trying to catch up with mail, email, domestics etc, Have to wish you all buckets of congrats with the new grandie, Ron and Carol. want them too.

I'll be back before Christmas lol


Laurie Report 17 Dec 2008 06:02

Good afternoon all,

I guess everyone is busy with all those things we all get tied up with leading up to Christmas, I will be glad to get up home and hopefully have some veg out time.

I took a picnic lunch over for TLR today, but all the parks were full of school kids on outings, so we found a park bench over in a new estate near a pond and it was very nice thank you. Even had swans paddling around. Poor TLR was a tad sleepy after sitting in the fresh air and would have prefered to come home have anap . . . but I bundled him back to the office . . . he has to get his jobs done so we can get away on the weekend . . teeheee

I'm still having heaps of problems with some sites . . . but canny find what the trub is - so will just put up with it for now.

Hope your all having a wonderful Wednesday . . and giving the grin gear a good workout

L xo

~~~Hz by the River~

~~~Hz by the River~ Report 17 Dec 2008 06:25

Hi there everyone,

Another damp morning, wonderful! I like this cooler weather plus the long days. My neighbour and I are managing four days a week walking at 6am for 50 minutes and I must say I feel fantastic for it.

To Ron and Carol, please pass on hearty congratulations to your daughter on the safe arrival of baby Abby, may she bring joy to you all, and arriving at this time of year makes Xmas special from now on.

I managed to see the pickles of the weekend bash on the other side, sounds like a fine time was had by all, Sandra that's the first photo I've seen of you, glad you could be there. Loz and TLR are certainly hosts to be admired.

Aren't putas a pain, I am having difficulties with the NAB internet banking at present, said my piece over the phone yesterday afternoon and guess who walked into my office at 9am this morning - TWO of the business banking staff LOL. I then made the call centre call to get my glitch fixed and they had to take over to get it sorted - but it will be, so I'm not too stressed. They expected me to have my original upload disc from 10 years ago to reload the program of course - in their dreams ! Their new connect system gives we a whoowahtsit to generate a new password every 30 seconds so I can use banking with security anywhere in the world, first thing I asked was what happens when we lose our little whoowhatsits? - 'oh, we mail out a replacement whoowhatsit" !!! fat lot of good to me sitting in the Mekong Delta or Bulgaria wanting to manage my business while swanning around the world. The small fact that it doesn't work in my little office where I sit all day every day and have done for 12 years doesn't compute.
Think I've said enough pmsl............

I'm hoping to get Ancestry Australia when I renew at Xmas like you did Tony. I have quite a few little details to follow up, found a rellie in the South Perth cemetery and don't know how he got there for instance!! Have to go, carols tonight, damp grass but nice and COOL, will be lovely ( Little Patti) , have a good evening everyone, ~~ Hz


JALimestonePlains Report 17 Dec 2008 20:33

Hi Wilson, congrats Ron lovely Chrissie present for the family
Have a good day all


Aussiegirl Report 17 Dec 2008 23:24

Morning all... We have a lovely day...

So many puta problems.. feel sorry for you all but for once its not mine..I went through a bad patch but it seems to have sorted itself out somehow...

Done all my Christmas cards and posted off all presents that had to be now can rest till we get to Orange then it all starts again..

Loz Hope you get away on time.. are you driving or flying..

Must away so have a nice day all...Dont forget to go to Internet Explorer and download the new security patch..very important..

Back later to check on you all.

Love Mary xxxx

♫♪ Yvonne from Oz ♫♪

♫♪ Yvonne from Oz ♫♪ Report 18 Dec 2008 04:04

Afternoon all,

had a few words with OPTUS this morning - a very nice techy - don't know if it was what they did or what I did but at least I am back on the net!

Congratulations to Ron and Carol - have just caught up with your news. Such a nice old-fashioned name. They are making a big comeback - along with the more ridiculous celebrity ones.

Can't talk though - have been researching OH's family and one set of parents called their son MANFUL!!! imagine doing that to your poor child!

Enjoying doing my next photobook - it is a FH one for a change :)

Hope your internet connection works out HZ - very important when you are in Katmandu :) LOL Such a pain when they don't work - I even had to do some H....K yesterday!

~~~~~~~~~~~~ will get back on to catch up if i can!



Susan9363343 Report 18 Dec 2008 07:13

Hello to all our Australian friends. Here is wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Thank you for your threads over the years. I know some of us English post on here but am sure many, like myself, read them and enjoy the contents.


Edit....should have said British as I forgot about the Irish/Scots/welsh etc :-)

Pearl of the South

Pearl of the South Report 18 Dec 2008 08:26

Gawd, this thing is just too swish for the likes of me..How are you all. Am having knee problems but don't want to talk about it and I'm sure you don't wanna know.Trying valiantly to keep out of the well.
Congrats to Ron and Carol on the arrival of new babe.A lovely early pressie.
We actually had summer today. Glorious day. Have finally got all my seedlings in and they're all staning up like little soldiers.Lots of flowers on the tomatoes too. Need the bees to get busy now.
We are sharing christmas with Kevins birth mother again this year. Would happily forget the day but I know I won't be allowed to stay home so will "meekly ???!!!) go where I'm put.
I wish you all, old and new members alike a Joyful Festive season and may 2009 be the best that ever was.You are all loved muchly. Luv Me


Aussiegirl Report 19 Dec 2008 10:27

AAAAWWWWW Merle What is happening to the havent got a infection in it I hope..BIG HUGS ..and email me anytime..just stay off the skateboard for a few days..might do it some good..Glad you are doing as you are told for Christmas..You wait ,,you will enjoy it..HAve a Happy Christmas and love ys heaps..xxxxxxx

Got a busy day tomorrow as I have to get things ready for sunday..

Hi Susan..Nice of you to drop in..Hope you have a lovely Christmas also and may the New Year bring lots of nice things..

Chat to you all from week..

Love Mary xxxx


Aussiegirl Report 20 Dec 2008 03:59

Mornign all;..We have a lovely day and we got a little shower of rain..

Hope we can go to Orange tomorrow ,,John woke up feeling really crook and I was a weee bit worried he might have had a TIA..(mini stroke),, He is still not to good but we will wait and see how he is in the morning as to whether we go or not..its a long drive when you are not the best..his blood pressure is ok so hope he recovers by tomorrow..

I dont know if my puta will work in Orange but I will be using my latest email addy that is my new lappy all packed in case we can go so heres hoping..

Loz Safe trip oop north..

Love Mary xxxx