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Australia Day 2013

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LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 25 Jan 2013 01:05

Hope all our Australian friends are enjoying this long weekend of celebrations,

"Throw another prawn on the barbi for me"

:-D :-D :-D

Sharron

Sharron Report 25 Jan 2013 01:14

I feel it to be entirely fitting that a whole nation should be celebrating my birthday!

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 25 Jan 2013 01:17

And a very happy birthday to you Sharron :-D

Nice of them to put on such a big spread wasn't it ;-)

Sharron

Sharron Report 25 Jan 2013 01:23

Well it was Coronation Year as well and you are not allowed to ask which king!

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 25 Jan 2013 17:05

:-D :-D :-D

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 26 Jan 2013 09:06

I hope some fellow Aussies got nice weather for their bbqs.

It POURED here all day!

But it didn't stop MOTH playing golf. He came home looking like a drowned rat.

No bbq for us, but we had roast lamb for dinner :-D

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 26 Jan 2013 10:38

Well it's chilly in London but the skies are clear and we have a little sun :-)

Hope the clouds lift for you and the rest of the weekend improves :-D

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 26 Jan 2013 12:07

Well,it looks OK in Sydney according to pic I had of family with some visiting friends from London.
They were on George st and feeling very much a home with a London bus going around the streets.

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 26 Jan 2013 12:14

Have a great time all GR Australian friends.

Emma :-)

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 26 Jan 2013 12:49

AMAZING!!!.. I`ve just been in control of a live webcam at Sydney Harbour.

Shucks :-( its night at the moment.

For anyone that wants to play.. :-D

http://www.earthcam.com/search/ft_search.php?term=Sydney%2C+AUSTRALIA

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 26 Jan 2013 13:07

Happy Australia Day folks.

Budgie........do you understand morse code?

What's that bloke trying to say on top of the bridge?

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 26 Jan 2013 13:12

Reads something like....Hmmm :-) thats nice, you Pommie Persons.

(My spelling aint to clever) :-D :-D :-D

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 27 Jan 2013 02:07

It's STILL raining! :-(

It has hardly stopped since Friday night. Weather bureau said we're going to get the worst of it tonight.

Neighbour has his boat in the driveway....... if he starts collecting animals I'll be worried :-)

PS ~ I just looked at the webcam in Sydney, it's raining there too!

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 27 Jan 2013 11:48

It's still raining!

It's now 10.45pm, our power went off at 4pm, came back on about 10 minutes ago.

The sky was dark grey, we watched the trees waving around in the wind for a while, waiting for branches to crack! So far, nothing has cracked.

I sat in the dark reading my Kindle, using the light. MOTH slobbed in his bean bag and had a snooze. Dinner was leftover lamb sandwiches. We gave up at 8.00pm and went to bed, listening to the rain battering the windows & the wind howling!

Now I'm wide awake!!

I'm looking forward to a better, brighter morning :-)

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 27 Jan 2013 11:58

Its dark (night) at the moment the time on the clock showing 11:52 pm. magic!!!

Seems weird operating a live cam at Sydney Harbour from here in Nottingham. :-D

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 27 Jan 2013 12:11

lol BR ~ is it still raining in Sydney?

Stil bucketing down here (I'm in NSW, just south of the border with Qld).

:-(

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 28 Jan 2013 00:38

Does seem to be s*ds law doesn't it.

B/Holidays..Celebrations..Festivals and it will rain wherever you are :-(

Hope today is brighter for you :-D

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 28 Jan 2013 01:47

The power went off again this morning :-) Only for about 15 minutes.

Thank goodness Oswald is running out of steam (and rain & wind!). It's drizzling slightly, but still very windy; I can see the ferns in my front garden getting blown around.

I feel sorry for the poor souls in Queensland, they got battered.

We only got wet & lost the top of a banana tree.

I've got a house full of flashing clocks, I'm not going to fix them (again!) until later.

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 28 Jan 2013 01:53

I'm in the Illawarra and it's absolutely pouring :-( No high winds yet but they're forecast. Stay safe everyone <3

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 28 Jan 2013 04:27

Oswald is moving south.

If you have anything outside, bring it in or tie it down!

Another banana tree lost its top, landed on the pawpaw. Big Eucalyptus downhill from us has lost a couple of branches. We can't see our back deck, because it's covered with leaves. The ocean is the same colour as the sky ~ darkish grey.

I haven't seen our resident possums, hope they're alright (and I hope they're not inside our roof!).

IT's stopped raining here, but still very windy.

I had a look at the webcam from Sydney........ all I saw was a blob (might have been the bridge) & raindrops on the lens :-( The Bondi Beach one is silly ~ same pics as yesterday........ unless the same person left a bike at the fence and the same two guys with surfboards are there :-D

Keep safe! <3