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TonyOz Report 28 Dec 2008 04:19


Lovely sunny Sunday in Melbin.
Had a great Christmas day with family.....Mum,siblings, kids and grandies, cousins, neices and nephews, grand nieces and a great day by all.

Boxing day just lounged around and tucked into the left overs ( as ya do ) and i think iv'e had about 10 helpings of plum pud since Xmas
One of Barbs clients wrapped up a boiled fruit cake for me, as she does each year, so i scoffed that down too.......:>)))
My kids bought me about 3 jars of chocolate scorched almonds ( light & Dark ) so that should see me through next week...... at least..!!!!.
Barb said i will get pimples from eating to much chocolate.?...I

Not back to work till the 5th just going to relax and do absolutley nouthing. Among other gifts, Barb bought me a book "Kingdom of the Dead"....voyages through time... by Peter a few VB tablets on the decking while watching the cricket, or pottering around in me Vegie patch......what more could a bloke want?.

Hope everyone had a nice christmas.

Tony...:>)) *On Holidays*

Cow Girl

Cow Girl Report 28 Dec 2008 11:46

Hello All,

hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a relaxing few days following........or did you all hit the sales...........

We had a great family time over the past few days, watching the little grandies open the pressies is wonderful.......lots of food and lots of leftovers............hehe always tastes nicer the next day

unfortunately back to work tomorrow , however the work load is quite light at the moment so not to much to do......

~~~~~~~~~~ and (((((((((((())))))))))))) to all

Happy New Year

Love June (cg)

Sandra by the sea

Sandra by the sea Report 29 Dec 2008 06:29

Hello To All.
As I will be offline until Friday Wishing You All A Happy healthy and safe new year.

Going down the coast to my daughter who is camping there at nelligen but we are camping in the pub across the road from the caravan park.
They tell us we are going out in boats on Wed down the Clyde River so should be fun.

Anyhow will speak again next year lol
have a good one ~~~~~~~~~~~~ and ((((((((())))))))))))))))))))))))) to everyone
Cheers Sandra in the Gong

~~~Hz by the River~

~~~Hz by the River~ Report 29 Dec 2008 09:42

Two, no 3 days Post Boxing Day - I think......... hello everybody, congrats on surviving, it's all over tooooo quickly!
I'm loving the coool temps here, we had a lovely Christmas day, my sister was here from Adelaide and we had tempura seafood and some fabulous wine and then stopped! On Boxing Day we resurrected the roast and ate again but moderately. Sis has now gone on to Falls Creek for New Year ( 2 - 12 degrees expected lol) and DD17 has gone out of town with friends also, leaving Ma and Pa Kettle to look after ourselves for a bit - bliss to be so quiet, but the cat is pacing the joint wondering where the action has gone. I think we will party at a neighbours' for New Year like last year, easy to stagger home !
Sis was amazed at Ancestry when I showed her what I've been up to re family tree, might get her interested yet!
I've just stumbled across a Paul Newman doco on Austar, so I might just watch it before an early night. mwah to all, I'll be back before New Year
~~~ Hz


JALimestonePlains Report 30 Dec 2008 11:17

Wishing Wattlers and those who pop in a Happy and blessed New Year



Gwenda Report 30 Dec 2008 22:52

I second JA's wishes - Happy New Year for everyone. May 2009 be kind to us all.

Have a great night, a few wines, but no hangover to get 2009 off to a great start.

Catch up next year

xxxxxxxxx & (((((hugs)))))


♫♪ Yvonne from Oz ♫♪

♫♪ Yvonne from Oz ♫♪ Report 31 Dec 2008 10:46

Well, we just had Christmas today - just got it in before the New Year! :)

Love n hugs to all and many blessings for 2009!

~~~~~~~~~~~ Vonny


Aussiegirl Report 1 Jan 2009 12:07

Happy New Year to all...May the New Year bring lots of good health and happiness for you all..

Hope you are all now ready for the New Year dieting...hee hee hee...

Lotsa love Mary xxx


Aussiegirl Report 4 Jan 2009 02:52

Hi everyone... Gosh where are you all. Away I presume.. I know some of you are and some of you have to go back to work,,you have my sympathy..

Some sad news..Some of you remember Sylvia in Perth who used to post on the OLD thread..Well her husband Norman has past away, she posts on the Canada thread now so let us know the news on that thread,
She had a hard life looking after him but she is a lovely lady and he passed away quietly and peacefully..

Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and having the kids home and trying to entertain them and not murder them before school goes back in 4 weeks time..hee hee hee...

Love and hugs for all..

Mary xxxx

~~~Hz by the River~

~~~Hz by the River~ Report 6 Jan 2009 09:16

~~~~~ to all, I'm here Mary, finally it's very hot here today so had
to give the garden a good drink. Have started "bandicooting" the
spuds - didn't ever know what that was till last weekend reading
the paper in the garden section ! It means stealing the big spuds out from under the plants, leaving the little ones and the plant to grow on. Now I've learned it, I've managed to use the term fivetimes in four days LOL , show off, me !!

Second evening at the household paperwork tonight, keep getting sidetracked as I uncover "stuff" - but DID find a Bags Plus voucher and an Angus and Rob voucher from my last birthday that I had entirely forgotten about ..... in the bottom of my handbag, (blush).

Oops, cat wants attention, she loves sitting right on top of whatever I have spread all over, then she rof laughs at me !

Keep well and happy all, Hz

~¤§ Lara Linga Longa §¤~

~¤§ Lara Linga Longa §¤~ Report 7 Jan 2009 06:25

Hello all from Lara and Mike still in Scarborough , had a lovely lunch with Loz HRH Duckie Rebs TLR and Duckies daughter Melanie and Lozs DIL Ang, Tiger too and it was all too short but as usual it was beaut .

I have had a mixed time here very busy and some drama as well but things seems to be ok now and Cassie is going flat chat to get this new business up and running and I need some help with two jobs she has given me the First One is to do a Table Of Contents on a page on Word if anyone can email me a step by step set of How Too in KISS mode I would be very grateful .And the Second Job is to work out how to put your signature and a business Logo on your emails permanantly from your business email address if anyone can help me I would be very grateful

I would like to wish all of you and yours A Very Happy New Year . love Lara


Aussiegirl Report 11 Jan 2009 01:26

HI everyone Hope you are all enjoying a nice Sunday..

Been busy with visitors lately and now life is getting back to normal..

Merle Hope that knee is healing ok and not giving you any more worry..Has the infection gone yet..big hugs..

June What is the new house up to now,, Have you started it yet..I suppose the new job is taking a lot of your time..

Sandra I noticed that you are hogging all the rain down your way..Can we have some please..Hope you are all well .

Had my brother and SIL visit and it is so nice when they do.. Time to catch up on the family and what the kids are doing..

Have a nice weekend and hope all are ok and if not lotsa hugs..

Lovely to see Lara drop in.. She seems to be having a good time oop north with Lozzy being up there ,, and her family..,,Hope Tigers knee is still going well..

Lotsa love Mary xxxx


TonyOz Report 12 Jan 2009 02:37


Happy New year to everyone for 2009.

Bit quite on the work front, as peeps are on holidays.
In between working and F.H we are doing up the front of our property, so keeping me busy ......and
Vege patch is supplying lots of summer vegies this year so far,and as we are not to far into the really hot days yet, things are surviving.

Hope everyone is fit and well, and if not, then can only wish positive thoughts for all who are not 100%....and a better 2009 for you.



June Report 13 Jan 2009 07:50

HI everyone -Got your typing fingers ready -1911 census released tomorrow!!! Yippee!!!!!

Hope there is not too much of a traffic jam, although, I suppose that is too much to hope for. Good luck, everyone.

Cheers, June in Batemans Bay.

Pearl of the South

Pearl of the South Report 13 Jan 2009 10:57

Hi people. I guess we didn't win the lotto. Not that I've checked mine yet.I'm sure you lot did. Will do it tomorrow. I'm allowed out!!!!!!!!!!
Went A over T new years morning making my bed and you can no doubt work out what I landed on so back to hospital at home and too upset about it to tell anyone.As with the other earlier fall, it actually improved my walking but I'd much rather they did the manipulating under anaesthetic!. I see the specialist tomorrow evening and we'll see what he has to say.May still have to have it "tweeked".Also have to ask about the other knee and get on the waiting list for that so it doesn't get as bad as the other one. Better see to it in case the slowly closing heart valve causes them t o think again. I've only read a few pages and I know I've missed a lot of goings on but I sincerely hope your 2009 started a damned sight better than mine. Can't we just skip over to 2010 now? On second thoughts better not.. Hi Doc Lew, what a lovely calendar. Thank you.
Catch you sooner rather than later, Luv Me


Aussiegirl Report 13 Jan 2009 11:58

Hi everyone.. We have a lovely day today but we need rain..

Merle Crikey girl... get back to bed and rest that knee...what is it with knees..they never go quietly..You and Mike are a great hope the specialist fixes it up and you are back on ya feet..get this one fixed up first before you do the other one..You want at least one good leg to walk on..We are all still here so we haven't won lotto.. lol..We would have all packed our bags and off to the UK by now if we had won...hee hee hee..Take care and BIG HUGS..xxxx

June I have already found a few people on the 1911 census, without having to pay out yet..But taking my chances and ordering a certificate ..Just might be in luck..

We had a big power outage yesterday and when we woke up at 6am there was no power and it didn't come back on till around 9.30 that night..Its amazing what you can find to eat when you have to eat something cold ,,but we did ok.. Missed my tea and coffee though..9000 homes were without power, as something went bung and it took them all day to reroute power from other grids so that we could have some power..Tonight they turned out power off for about 30 minutes while they fixed it or replaced the broken bit and now we hope we are not gonna have that problem again..

Well am off to bed..Sleep tight all and hugs for all that need them

Love Mary xxxx

♫♪ Yvonne from Oz ♫♪

♫♪ Yvonne from Oz ♫♪ Report 14 Jan 2009 05:18

hello all - HOT today!

I was away last week and only just catching up now. Glad you are having a nice break Lara, and hope the Dr is happy with you Merle!!
HZ - that is a very descriptive word :) Must see what I can do.

Have been doing a FH photobook and am almost finished - very pleased with it too. Can't wait to get it printed. :)

Pearl of the South

Pearl of the South Report 14 Jan 2009 08:11

Hi, just a qiick call to say I have to have the"tweek" after all. On Friday I Believe. Will get confirmation tomorrow, and have to show the xray of other knee to him then. Ah me. All the girls will be in Perth for a wedding so will have to find a home for casey for the night. Catcha later Luv Me

~~~Hz by the River~

~~~Hz by the River~ Report 15 Jan 2009 08:07

Oh Merle, all the best ! All you can do is put yourself in the hands of the professionals, we will be thinking of you.

Not so hot here today, thank heavens, but more high 30's to come this weekend. The veg is swathed in green shadecloth, I picked all the tomatoes and hope to keep the plants going for a bit more cropping in March.

Lots of people still in town because of Country Basketball week - had a nice chat to a couple from Geraldton WA today!

DD17 is back from a beach sojourn and is doing some short shifts at the shop. Lost our promising young lass today (resigned) as her boyfriend dumped her and she cannot get childcare for her 2 yr old, she is having to go to family, which was not her wish to be dependent on them. Childcare is impossible to get locally for under 3's because of the Centre collapses, A mess. So I'm again looking for a worker

Better do some h....w - oh, and thanks to Tony's link, I found my English Nana and Pop in 1911, plus Gladys aged one, my Mum's elder sister who died at 9 yrs before Mum was born. I felt sad about Gladys, however I know where they are all buried so I plan to visit one day.

Have a nice evening everyone, ~~ Hz


Lewella Report 15 Jan 2009 08:59

*races onto thread* Look out for that knee, Merley Pearly