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  1. Wedding Song, a cattleya orchid with a gorgeous scent. Cheers, Bobj.
  2. English....a beautiful language??? Extracts from letters written by council tenants in the U K : 1. It's the dogs mess that I find hard to swallow. 2. I want some repairs done to my cooker as it has backfired and burnt my knob off. 3. I wish to complain that my father twisted his ankle very badly when he put his foot in the hole in his back passage. 4. Their 18 year old son is continually banging his balls against my fence. 5. I wish to report that tiles are missing from the outside toilet roof. I think it was bad wind the other day that blew them off. 6. My lavatory seat is cracked, where do I stand? 7. I am writing on behalf of my sink, which is coming away from the wall. 8. Will you please send someone to mend the garden path. My wife tripped and fell on it yesterday and now she is pregnant. 9. I request permission to remove my drawers in the kitchen. 10. 50% of the walls are damp, 50% have crumbling plaster, and 50% are just plain filthy. 11. The next door neighbour has got this huge tool that vibrates the whole house and I just can't take it anymore. 12. The toilet is blocked and we cannot bath the children until it is cleared. 13. Will you please send a man to look at my water, it is a funny colour and not fit to drink. 14. Our lavatory seat is broken in half and now is in three pieces. 15. I want to complain about the farmer across the road. Every morning at 6am his cock wakes me up and it's now getting too much for me. 16. The man next door has a large erection in the back garden, which is unsightly and dangerous. 17. Our kitchen floor is damp. We have two children and would like a third, so please send someone round to do something about it. 18. I am a single woman living in a downstairs flat and would you please do something about the noise made by the man on top of me every night. 19. Please send a man with the right tool to finish the job and satisfy my wife.. 20. I have had the clerk of works down on the floor six times but I still have no satisfaction. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Anyone had tomove back to UK for financial reasons?

    I find it very sad that one has to return to the UK in order to find work.Is it not possible to locate to another place in Australia, rather than do such a drastic thing? I lived in a small town in northern NSW and only got sporadic work, a week here, a couple of days digging holes etc. A good job was on offer and I applied. I was 40 and my wife was in complete agreement to apply. Went to Sydney for an interview, got the job and, while the interviewer and I were having a coffee after negotiations, he told me he had a job for some men to work for 3 months in Penrith, some 40 km from the CBD. He told me that no one turned up for work stating it was too far! My new job? North West Shelf Gas Project, some 4000 km away. That lasted 4 months as the Boss wanted me to transfer to be in charge of the building of theTarong coal mine, quality control. That again lead to another job, subbying to the Brisbane Airport Authority, again for quality control. And that, after a year, lead to my final job back in my home town. So, it can be done. Cheers, Bobj.
  4. Have a Squizz at BCF (boating, camping, fishing) about the most comprehensive camping/outdoors shop in Australia. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Apollo 11 fiftieth anniversary

    Stunning! HR 150, I think mine went that high just watching the vid. Many thanks, Bully. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Best beaches to visit in Australia

    No crocs that I have heard about, but how many sharks at Perth beaches? There are a few wallabies on the Cape Hillsborough Beach, so much so that a bloke charges tourists to see the wallabies feeding! Cheers, Bobj.
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    Best beaches to visit in Australia

    Cape Hillsborough, Qld. A whole lot better than the beaches named in the first post...And only 9 km from my place. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Most Beautiful Woman Ever?

    Megan Gayle...Phuorrrr Cheers, Bobj.
  9. It depends on what your lifestyle is as to a 4wd ute. My 2 big hobbies are remote fishing and fossicking, ergo my preference is for a fourbie, so I can get off the bitumen. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Sunset/sunrise Photos

    5.45 this morning, Cape Hillsborough, Qld. Cheers, Bobj.
  11. Lived in a 10x8 ft tent for 2 years in the West Kimberley; that was over 50 years ago. The Main Roads might have advanced a smidgen since then. I prefer the really basic type of camping...Northern Territory. And the Northern Territory desert...Four poster, no less. Cheers, Bobj.
  12. Very little, bottle, my garden is about 2” underwater.. Anyway, the sun is shining, first time we have seen the sun for three weeks! Cheers, Bobj.
  13. Sensitive Aussie Blokes... Three Aussie blokes working up on an outback mobile phone tower: Mongrel, Coot and Bluey. As they start their descent, Coot slips, falls off the tower and is killed instantly.. As the ambulance takes the body away, Bluey says, 'Well, bugger me, someone's gotta go and tell Coot's wife. Mongrel says, 'OK, I'm pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I'll do it.' Two hours later, he comes back carrying a case of beer. Bluey says, 'Where'd you get the grog, Mongrel?' 'Coot's wife gave it to me, Mongrel replies. 'That's unbelievable, you told the Missus her husband was dead and she gave you a case of beer?' 'Well, not exactly', Mongrel says. 'When she answered the door, I said to her, "you must be Coot's widow. "She said, 'You must be mistaken. I'm not a widow.' Then I said, 'I'll betcha a case of beer you are...' Aussie males are good at that sensitive stuff. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Aussie weather

    Took a bit of doing, @Skani. It was the 'blow hard' that did it... Cheers, Bobj.
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    What are you listening to ?

    Howling wind and driving rain... Cheers, Bobj.
  16. G'day mate, have been known to do a bit of camping in my time, but not glamping... It has been 50 years since I last camped in the UK, ergo, I know zilch about your gear. Hopefully, someone can steer you in the right direction regards electrical gear. My knowledge is limited to 3 torches and the 4wd radio! Cheers, Bobj.
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    16 years today

    Well done, young lady. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Aussie weather

    Just got a flood warning on tv for Mackay. Send her down, Hughie, send her down. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Aussie weather

    Here you go, @ramot. If a grunt, he will most likely be in Wulguru https://couriermailnewscorpau.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/map_2000cmsheightv3.pdf Cheers, Bobj.
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    Aussie weather

    I would love to see things like that happen, but...The Lake Argyle dam in WA, has a few gallons, but it all goes out to sea, well, 99% does.The various State and Federal Governments cannot commit to something that “grandiose”. Lake Argyle, when full is 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour, or, 1,000 sq km. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Aussie weather

    We have had a mere trickle compared to “Brownsville”, only 18” since Jan 1st., ore wind than rain, Skani, 25-45 kmh every day since mid Dec. Keeping an eye on the depression’s progress, and trying to send some rain to Tassie. In all, we have had 2 sorta cyclones and 3 sorta depressions since mid Dec last year and 36” rain. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Aussie weather

    My thoughts are with those people in Townsville. The Ross River dam gates were fully opened at 8.30 last night. A quarter of the city is under water. T’ville received 1.5 metres of rain in 7 days... Cheers, Bobj.
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    Photos from your garden

    This “came up” this morning...stink horn, phallus indusiatus. Cheers, Bobj.
  24. The WA Ballet Co. did a show in Kununurra in 1968. Residents were asked to host the group and I hosted one of the principal dancers...Most odd, he was a butcher by trade and very muscular, totally against the persona. We liked a very pretty young thing, but on approaching her I caught a few words...er expletives from her...And the principal dancer...He strutted around like he was performing on the stage. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Aussie weather

    We have had 9 inches of rain in the last 3 days, so, trying my best to send some to Tassie, @Toots. But Hughie aint taking any notice. Cheers, Bobj.