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61. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
10:10 PM GMT on March 11, 2014
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59. calpoppy
9:41 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
It is the month for puppies! At least the pup wasn't alone on the trip.

Have fun with him!!
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58. sandiquiz
9:24 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
Pick up pup tonight from the airport......

Bet you are getting excited :-)
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57. ozgalah
9:22 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
She has negotiated with her landlord to get a/c installed this week, better late than never! Pick up pup tonight from the airport, he is coming in with his sister who is going to a weimaraner kennel. Will post photos if I can get him to stand still long enough!!!!
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56. sandiquiz
12:25 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
Your new puppy is due soon ... or is it already here?

How did P talk you out of a trip to Tasmania to see it!! Don't forget to post photos on your blog so we can see him (or her) :)
I am glad you friend has found some new staff.... perhaps if she makes some money she ought to spend it on A/C before next summer, so she doesn't have to close and lay off staff again!
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55. ozgalah
10:12 PM GMT on March 04, 2014
Thanks Ylee, hope to be able to get back to "normal" by next week!
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54. Ylee
8:54 PM GMT on March 04, 2014
Still below freezing here! Funny, the calendar says March! At least it's staying cool there!

Good luck with the new pup!
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53. ozgalah
9:58 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
Thank you Ylee, March is known as mad March in Adelaide as so much goes on. We have the Fringe Comedy Festival, Womadelaide Music Festival and the Clipsall 500 motor race which is on this weekend!

Hi Sandi, well I've actually been there three times last week and I am due back again on Monday! She is trialling staff again so hopefully somebody will fit the bill. She closed the shop during our atrocious hot weather and of course her staff found new jobs, so it was back to square one. It looks as if my new puppy may be coming next week so he will be my priority once he arrives (I have to tell my friend this yet).
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52. Ylee
9:34 AM GMT on March 01, 2014
Oz, this month, instead of three white rabbits, I give you three March hares, because the weather's been mad! :' )

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51. sandiquiz
7:21 AM GMT on March 01, 2014
Oh, P stuck out in Perth and you have both grandchildren?? You are going to be tired!!

I thought you were only going to the cake shop one a week....haven't you been twice this week!! Watch it, or she will have you there every day!! Lol

Have fun and happy birthday to the little one!

WHITE RABBITS, WHITE RABBITS, WHITE RABBITS and a very happy March :-)
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50. ozgalah
10:12 PM GMT on February 27, 2014
I will pass on your congratulations to her, thank you! Mum's pleased with the sash and certificates, dau pleased with the purple kitchen equipment she also won!

Went baking again at the coffee shop yesterday Sandi, first off the block was another quiche, it had just come out of the oven when a table of five came in and ordered quiche so had to make another one! Unfortunately I had a carrot cake in and decided to risk popping the quiche in with it, menu now has carrot slice......the cake collapsed. Hope you enjoy the banana bread! P is away in Perth and with the Qantas woes the news there is reporting a 60% chance of strikes today so hoping he can get home.

Cal, the hose went on the players fortunately but it was only fun and it was hot. I've never made biscotti but have several recipes for cakes where the times suggested are just not right, very annoying especially if you are on a time schedule. I am hoping to get some photos of the desert garden on today, am rushing around this morning but hope to get back later or at least over the weekend. Have my grandchildren this afternoon and my grandson has his second birthday today so lots of presents to open.

Hi GG, it has cooled a lot now but this is my favourite time of year, warm days and cold nights perfect........, my H is in Perth and they are still experiencing 38 degree days.
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49. GardenGrrl
3:22 PM GMT on February 27, 2014
Oh that sun does evoke a feeling of a furnace. Nice shot.
Congrats to the young'un on her victory.
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48. calpoppy
2:54 PM GMT on February 27, 2014
Congratulations to the foster dau of your friend!

I baked biscotti the other day, came out well though the recipe's baking time was way off! Had to bake the first time twice as long and the second baking was again twice as long as the recipe stated.

Do they turn the hose on the crowd at the cricket match or the players? I think that is great crowd/player control, LOL!
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47. sandiquiz
7:35 AM GMT on February 27, 2014
I thought I left a comment on the young girl's success.....I remember reading it, but obviously got distracted before fingers touched keyboard!
Well done to her.

Guess what I am making today, banana bread....you inspired me!! Lol
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46. ozgalah
10:09 PM GMT on February 24, 2014
Baking at the coffee shop today, busy, busy! A friend has just rung to tell me her foster daughter won some prizes for her baking at a local show, they are so excited!! She attends a special unit for disabled children and the school entered them and Dau forgot to tell Mum and Dad so it came as a big surprise, she wants to show me her sash!!!!
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45. sandiquiz
7:43 PM GMT on February 24, 2014
Coffee and chocolate...sounds like Thorntons here. Yummy,
So sorry to here that your DIL is now in cast....that could mean a school run for six weeks, maybe?
Glad the cricket was fun, you both deserved an afternoon off.
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44. Ylee
7:36 PM GMT on February 24, 2014
I hope your DIL heals up soon!

Cricket match sounded a lot of fun! Probably felt good in the heat!
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43. ozgalah
9:08 AM GMT on February 23, 2014
The market was great, got the plants we wanted, P got a pie from the stall that he likes and then we had coffee at a little coffee shop we found on our last visit. They also make chocolates so do a deal on coffee and chocolate tasting....very naughty but very nice.

Lovely drive though the Hills back to the Barossa and the cricket! I can report the comedians won, though I think there was some cheating going on and the CFS turned the hoses on half way through the innings, so quite a few people got wet!! Lovely setting and the weather was beautiful, sitting under a shady tree listening to the sound of the ball on the bat.

Late afternoon got a text from my son my DIL's leg has now been confirmed as a fracture and she has a full cast. So guess who's on the school run next week!
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42. sandiquiz
7:57 AM GMT on February 23, 2014
I agree with Ylee, you have a very busy weekend !!
Hope P enjoys the cricket and the wine!
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41. Ylee
4:41 AM GMT on February 23, 2014
Oz, will you be ready for a break when the weekend's over? That's a busy schedule!
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40. ozgalah
9:23 PM GMT on February 22, 2014
Ok thanks Sandi, bit of a fan of James Martin anyway!
Hope to go to a Hills Farmers market this morning, then a fundraiser for the Country Fire Service, a cricket match in the Barossa. Comedians v winemakers, we have the Adelaide Fringe Festival on so there are lots of visiting celebs, we get information from Gods Hill Wineries who are also involved as P likes their wine....quite a lot!!!
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39. sandiquiz
3:12 PM GMT on February 22, 2014
Oh, yummy, cheese and chive scone!! Sound delicious, I may have to get baking!

I have been watching dishy James Martin on the TV do a tour of the Eastern States of the US, visiting the bakeries where the state's specialities are baked.
Watching someone make "strawberry shortcake" in Connecticut he said, "That's like our scones, and not our shortbread"... until then, I always thought they were the same when I heard folk talk of strawberry shortcake, but no, they are risen and doughy, like a scone! The strange world of baking!

If the TV show comes your way it is called "Cakes of America", and well worth watching :)
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38. ozgalah
9:26 PM GMT on February 21, 2014
Oh yes, its really cool this morning H is complaining it might not be shorts weather! They have dropped the temps for this weekend too, which as H wants to go to a cricket match is not a bad thing, sitting in the heat is not always fun!
Hi Cal, now they have me thinking did mine come up the drainage pipe in the laundry room. When we lived in NSW one night in the garden something cold went over my foot and I get goosebumps when I think what that could have been!
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37. calpoppy
3:02 PM GMT on February 21, 2014
Now that is a scary thought, to have snakes come out of drainage pipes!! Nightmares are made of that!!



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36. Ylee
5:52 AM GMT on February 21, 2014
Oz, I think we were warmer than you for a little bit today! A week or so ago, we were about 50C colder! Crazy weather! :' )
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35. ozgalah
9:41 PM GMT on February 20, 2014
Well, it is cool and cloudy for today, almost forgotten about all that heat.....oh shouldn't say that should I, getting a little warmer over the weekend.
Ylee, I am SUPER cautious at the moment in the garden and for that matter around the house. I was at the dentist yesterday and the dentist and her assistant are from Alice Springs in the centre of Oz and they were telling me about snakes coming up the drainage pipes in bathrooms!!!

Sandi, the scone was actually a cheese and chive and was beautiful, haven't eaten scones in a while so really enjoyed it. There are two left in the freezer..... maybe another one today? I did get my couple of hours to myself, caught up with a couple of shows I had recorded and read some of my book while the beef stew cooked itself in the slow cooker, bliss!
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34. sandiquiz
12:31 PM GMT on February 20, 2014
OOh, a cuppa and a cheese scone! Sounds just the treat one needs in front of the telly! Hope you managed a good hour's break!

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33. Ylee
11:26 PM GMT on February 19, 2014
13C and light rain! Sweater weather! That's a big shock to the system! maybe it will send the snakes to hibernate! :' )
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32. ozgalah
9:55 PM GMT on February 19, 2014
Thanks Ylee, no the opposite in fact they smell nice, the only problem is when they develop into the fruits which drop and its like a skidpan under the trees! This year though we are going to cut them off right after the flowers finish, well that's the intention. Yep still cool, yesterday was the coolest February day for about 40 years apparently.

Hi Sandi, yes did the ironing, although I have been known to avoid it as long as possible. This year I am trying to get rid of it as soon as it comes off the washing line, ironed and packed away but hey it is only February!!Hoping for some time to myself today although I do have a dentist appointment at lunchtime. Still feeling crook but not as bad as the weekend, dough proving in the bowl, beef stew to get in the slow cooker, finish the housework, then a nice cuppa, cheese scone and grab the remote.......I hope!

Has it stopped raining there yet?
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31. sandiquiz
10:12 AM GMT on February 19, 2014


Hope you got your ironing done before you went out on strike!

Did you manage some time for yourself as well?
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30. Ylee
9:27 PM GMT on February 18, 2014
Hi, oz! That's a very nice AC picture you took! Does the blooming fronds on the palm tree smell bad? They remind me of the Chinese chestnuts we had, which stunk like the devil!

Glad to see it's still cool there!
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29. ozgalah
10:01 PM GMT on February 17, 2014
Waking up to nice cool conditions which is great, hopefully not too many extreme heat days to go now! The frogs are still calling in the pond and there is a possibility of rain later, it has been wonderful not to have to water the garden everyday.
I am hoping to have a me day today, so many things have been put on hold because of the weather and today I hope to catch up with some of them...oh and also the dreaded ironing!
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28. sandiquiz
12:02 PM GMT on February 17, 2014
Rushed today, so please excuse copy and paste from my blog

Ozgalah - Oh, I am sorry to here about DIL's ankle... hope it is feeling better today!
I read where you had to be chauffeur for son as well. Hope you are feeling better, too, and well enough to be as busy as you seen you are going to be!

It was lovely to see the sun - it makes you realise how much you missed it!! Our turn will come soon.. I hope!
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27. calpoppy
10:06 PM GMT on February 16, 2014
That is to bad about the dog walk and your DIL! I know my pups would not have had the patience to wait, so we would have been down and back by the time the late party showed up, LOL!

I love the punk pigeon!!!!!!!!
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26. ozgalah
9:36 PM GMT on February 16, 2014
A few of us had already walked a bit along the beach before she arrived I felt very sorry for the woman who had got lost as she was terribly upset by the time she arrived, the worst thing was the weather had got worse while we were waiting, so we had the best walk anyway before the rest even got on the beach!!

Have to pick my son up soon and drive him to the garage to pick up his car which broke down on Thursday, his wife had an accident yesterday on a walk and now has to rest her ankle for three days so Mum's playing chauffeur!!
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25. palmettobug53
4:33 PM GMT on February 16, 2014
YIKES! I generally don't mind snakes but I'll take a pass on the venomous ones. Even though I'm here in the States, I've heard of browns. Nasty buggers and definitely NOT one you want in the house!

I'm glad you were able to get someone there to get it out.

I agree with Sandi: You set the time for the dog walk and latecomers will just have to catch up. Or give the whole thing a miss. I wouldn't have a problem waiting a few minutes but hanging about for over an hour? No. I definitely think the organizer messed up, by holding up everyone for just one person. I'd have either gone home or started walking without them.
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24. ozgalah
9:37 AM GMT on February 16, 2014
I agree Sandi, Anyway its not hard to spot a gang of dogs and people on a long stretch of beach its not as if they could miss us.
Thank you for the comment on the photo I got an AC, they are still in the tree and shouting their heads off!!!
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23. sandiquiz
8:07 AM GMT on February 16, 2014
I have read your report of the dog walk in several blogs and all I can say about having to wait for the late comers is this.....if they were late for a dog SHOW, would the judges wait for them? No, of course not, and it was wrong of the leader to make you all wait.
What needs to be done next time is have a set walk time, and all late comers will just have to run to catch up, or meet everyone at the picnic!!

Hope you feel a little better today. Oh, I saw your lovely photo of the parrots and palm in Mike's blog:-)
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22. ozgalah
9:09 PM GMT on February 15, 2014
Hi BFH, glad to hear from a fellow sticky beaker! The rule here is if you HEAR something its a lizard!!!!! I usually listen to the birds if there is anything about in the garden they usually scream alarm calls but my big fear is stepping on one! Most snakes will move away unless they feel threatened or cornered. The one on Wednesday was very angry and the catcher said it was the temperature and why I couldn't get hold of any of the other catchers was because they won't deal with the snakes on days like that as its too dangerous, thank goodness for Ben and his ilk who would!
We went on our beach walk last night and it was a disaster! It was very cold and windy, then it rained and a couple of people were soooo late it was ridiculous. One lady rang to say she was lost and was given directions how to get there with an estimated time of arrival 35 minutes and the woman who organised the walk insisted everyone waited. We walked along the promenade as we had been there an hour and fifteen minutes before she arrived. It was dark by the time we all got back into the carpark!!
To think only days before it had been so hot and there we were in windcheaters and raincoats because it was cold.........its a wonderful world!
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21. calpoppy
7:22 PM GMT on February 15, 2014
Your right BFH! My Mr. P can not hear the rattle of a rattlesnake, so I have to warn him that they are about!
We have had a couple of dogs in the past that would actually go in front of him and stand there. Then he would know there was a snake!
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20. BFH
6:58 AM GMT on February 15, 2014
IF you can hear them...

I'm a bit of a "sticky beak", myself - saw your post on calpoppy's page, and here I am.
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19. ozgalah
3:49 AM GMT on February 14, 2014
That would be really useful!
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18. calpoppy
12:06 AM GMT on February 14, 2014
That is not a snake to have in the house!! I don't blame you for freaking out! We have rattlesnakes here, at least most of the time they let you know they are about!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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17. sandiquiz
10:10 PM GMT on February 13, 2014
Oh, my goodness - that cost a lot more than getting someone to come and take a wasp nest out of the attic
It was a bargain at £35 !!

Enjoy the rain, although I hope it is dry for your picnic on Sunday:)
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16. ozgalah
10:02 PM GMT on February 13, 2014
Oh Boy is it raining we've had 40+ mils so far and Adelaide has had 70!
Yes its spooked me, no doors open for ventilation even though they are all screened, windows only for the next couple of weeks. The guy thinks it squeezed under the stationary door where it is cut to allow for the sliding door track. It is now well and truly stuffed with tin foil! It was about 14-16inches long and finger thickness so I was astounded that he thought that was how it got in (my paranoia is enough to make sure the family learnt to close screen doors behind them) but we do leave the internal door open for the evap air conditioning. However I had been out shopping and all doors were locked and bolted otherwise I would have gone around the outside and opened the door as it was trying to get out again! Never mind best $180 I've spent for a while.
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15. Ylee
4:56 AM GMT on February 13, 2014
Whoa! I can see why you were freaked out! That wasn't some harmless little garter snake in your laundry room! Glad the expert was able to catch it!

22C and rain for you! Woohoo!
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14. ozgalah
3:36 AM GMT on February 13, 2014
The eastern brown is one of the deadliest snakes in the world it strikes at around 100km and hour apparently. This time of year the youngsters are on the move and with the heat, they seek out cooler places like air conditioned homes! I must admit I keep checking the floor for movement and am cautious going into the laundry room.
The walk is for our Breed club, we arrange several social occasions through the year and this is usually a popular one, we then have a shared picnic by the beach.
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13. calpoppy
11:56 PM GMT on February 12, 2014
You are sure a lot cooler today! Snakes in the house would not be fun, are the brown snakes poisonous? It must be a common problem when you have several snake catchers to choose from.

Have fun on your beach walk, is it with your pups?
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12. ozgalah
10:23 PM GMT on February 12, 2014
Hi GG, thanks for that very funny! I wasn't a dog breeder then but did have confidence in our local "bobby" I am sure he would have coped if he had to!
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11. GardenGrrl
6:11 PM GMT on February 12, 2014
Hi Oz, you wrote about teasing the local policeman about delivering your baby in Sandi's blog. That gave me chuckle. Back when I was young and bullet proof I worked rescue and recovery as an EMT for the Sheriffs Department. The guys were always so gung ho about getting up to their elbows in blood at accident scenes.
At a truck stop a sturdy little pregnant lady came waddling out towards us saying her water had broke. The guys all got silent and literally pushed me in front of them like a shield. I started getting her ready for delivery but the transport ambulance showed up before she crowned, so they took her off to the hospital.
I imagine an experienced dog breeder would actually be better equipped to help than an inexperienced policeman. lol.
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