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Australian steam trains
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:09 pm   Subject: Australian steam trains
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The next American engine we got was the W class from Baldwin works in 1883. We had 12 of these initially painted bright olive green with gold lining.
They proved very successful and another 10 sligh ...
Who's doing it to me.
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:10 pm   Subject: Who's doing it to me.
StephanG
 
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Clive Palmer gets first mention here.

He is sending out those annoying unsolicited messages to our mobile phones.
You know the ones.
They usually arrive at the most inconvenient time and are noth ...
Who's doing it to me.
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:02 pm   Subject: Who's doing it to me.
StephanG
 
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This thread is reserved for complaints and gripes.

Who is giving us a hard time.
Who is treating us like simpletons.
Who is being amazingly dumb or naive.
Who is sticking it to us or attempting ...
Today's Exciting Events
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:57 pm   Subject: Today's Exciting Events
StephanG
 
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Alas I suspect most people know what gold and silver is even if they don't appreciate what it's wrapped around.
Today's Exciting Events
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:45 pm   Subject: Today's Exciting Events
StephanG
 
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Reported today is that the latest trend is the " de cluttering " trend.

Loads of people are taking up the idea based on several popular you tube videos and they are clearing out unwanted and unlove ...
warm today
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:05 am   Subject: warm today
StephanG
 
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Interesting weather today.
A huge mass of hot air is coming down from the north.
Mildura copped 46 and one place in Australia got 49.
But Melbourne also had a bit of a sea breeze so if you were nea ...
Today's Exciting Events
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:06 pm   Subject: Today's Exciting Events
StephanG
 
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Steve

What happened to Tasmania?

Did these get fed to the ducks???

Perhaps they arn't so keen on Vegemite and asked to be excused.

The black stains on the crackers are likely the Vegemite ...
Today's Exciting Events
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:12 pm   Subject: Today's Exciting Events
StephanG
 
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Here is the other bit of news.

A new flavor of shapes from Arnotts.

Who wants to try them ??
Today's Exciting Events
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:57 pm   Subject: Today's Exciting Events
StephanG
 
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The local bird watching community is all excited by the recent spotting of a "Tufted Duck"
I believe this is the first ever recorded in this part of the world.

Bird watchers are coming from far an ...
Tall Stories
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:14 am   Subject: Tall Stories
StephanG
 
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Another tall story but this one is actually true.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70-WTKmF3z4
Tall Stories
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:54 pm   Subject: Tall Stories
StephanG
 
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One night at Crown Casino a very attractive, shapely, blonde woman arrived at the craps table.

She decided to bet twenty-thousand dollars on a single roll of the dice.

She said, "I hope you do ...
What about those ground loving parrots?
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:38 pm   Subject: What about those ground loving parrots?
StephanG
 
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Perhaps we don't have any because we have snakes and they do not.

They do not have, or did not have, poisonous spiders either although we have sent them some Red Backs and some White Tails by accid ...
What about those ground loving parrots?
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:31 pm   Subject: What about those ground loving parrots?
StephanG
 
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Is this the bird you were thinking about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakapo

We do not have them in Australia.
Another Fact from Steve's Book of Useless information.
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:01 pm   Subject: Another Fact from Steve's Book of Useless information.
StephanG
 
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Of interest to potential tourists is the matter of snake bite in Australia.

There are about 500 snake bites a year but since 2000 less than 40 have been fatal.

The extensive availability of anti ...
Another Fact from Steve's Book of Useless information.
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:31 pm   Subject: Another Fact from Steve's Book of Useless information.
StephanG
 
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For the year 2018 Mildura, a town up north on the Murry River, distinguished itself by posting the hottest overnight temperature for the state when the mercury did not drop below 30 deg C
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