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    Re: Newsletter 18th April 2014

    Sorry to hear that you are having health problems Alastair. I hope things look up for you soon. You have to remember that most people your age are retired and treat yourself well......slow down a...
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    Re: Wolves change rivers

    There was a programme about this on TV here only a few months ago. It was fascinating. I have read that there is a plan to re-introduce beavers and wolves in Scotland.

    Elda
  3. Thread: My News

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    Re: My News

    It was just an audition Ranald. They gave us a 30 question general knowledge quiz. Then we had to hand it to the person behind to have it marked. I got 18 right and unfortunately out of the rest...
  4. Thread: Maralinga

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    Maralinga

    Just thought I'd post about the book Maralinga written by Judy Nunn (the Australian actress and author). It's fiction of course but pretty factual I think. I just finished reading it. She is an...
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    Re: Why Men Don't Ask for Directions

    Years ago we went on a campervan trip with another couple, friends of ours. I've always had a very good sense of direction which I've been told a lot of women don't have.

    On this trip one day the...
  6. Re: Some Literary Discussion re: TWO Books!

    Mark Twain also spent some time in Australia I believe.

    Elda
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    Re: The parachute club

    Thanks Lizzie. This gave me a good laugh :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

    Elda
  8. Re: Dropped your toast? 5 second rule exists, new research suggests!

    I think there are a number of things which have contributed to the demise of a number of common illnesses from when I was a kid. There is better nutrition, antibiotics, a universal health system (in...
  9. Re: Dropped your toast? 5 second rule exists, new research suggests!

    In order to remain healthy you need to consume a few germs so that your immune system knows how to fight them :-) At least, that's my philosophy.

    Elda
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    Re: Stages of Winter Rage, by Linda Holmes

    What's wrong with you people ? :laugh2: Repeat after me, snow is cold & wet, snow is cold & wet :smile:

    Elda
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    Re: Got the Winter Blahs---watch this!

    Near where I live there is a golf driving range and a number of times I've seen crows with golf balls in their mouths.....they must think they are eggs. One time I nearly jumped out of my skin when...
  12. Re: Pap Smears in Perpetuity by Paula Span (The New Old Age Blog)

    In Australia the practise is to stop the pap smears at age 70 providing there has never been a problem in previous tests and usually tests are conducted only every 2 years. It used to be annually...
  13. Thread: My News

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    My News

    Didn't quite know where to put this. Why is it that nothing happens for months then 2 or 3 things happen in 1 week? First of all I received the news last night that I am going to be a great...
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    Re: How Dogs can Tell Your Mood

    I agree that dogs can sense what is going on. My dog, whom we had for 16 years, used to always come and put his paws on my lap when he wanted his dinner. He only ever did that to me. But, on the...
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    Re: A Funeral Fraud

    LOL Rick

    Elda
  16. Re: "Mechanical Marvels : Clockwork Dreams"

    Wow Ranald!!! I didn't know you were a time traveller in addition to your other talents :D

    Elda
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    Re: January 31, 2014

    Happy belated Birthday Alastair. I had it in my head that it was 2nd or 3rd Feb, only a couple of days before mine.

    Elda
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    Re: Marlboro Man Dies from Smoking Illness

    You know they say in Australia that most nurses smoke. Wouldn't you think it would be the opposite having seen what it does to their patients?
    Sometimes life is very unfair. 2 weeks ago I attended...
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    Re: Irn Bru and Marmite banned

    Lemon butter Sandy. I don't think I've ever heard being called lemon cheese. There's heaps of recipes online for it.

    Elda
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    Re: Irn Bru and Marmite banned

    Yep, it actually sounds a lot like the old advert for vegemite....happy little vegemites :-)
    Vegemite is an acquired taste, I think. I started to get the taste for it when my eldest was a baby and...
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    Re: Newsletter 24th January 2014

    I get confused with all these different European organisations.......so much so that my eyes glaze over when I try to read about what they do. It's getting as bad as the US where the left hand...
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    Re: In Place of Fear II

    I didn't think he said anything particularly left wing but I don't know the man. This is the first I've heard his name. I've been gone too long to know what's happening in Scotland today. Scotland...
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    Re: In Place of Fear II

    Have you ever seen anyone who looks more Scottish than Jim Sillars? :laugh2: I mean it in the nicest way, he has the face & heid o' a tumshie :D
    The men in my life have always told me that I always...
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    Re: Royal Military Tattoo 2013

    It was on the TV here just a couple of weeks ago

    Elda
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    Re: Buying a new car

    Really? We have the Kia Cerato (2010) and the dials all light up when you turn the engine on.

    Elda
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