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by LizG
08 Dec 2018, 07:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3391
Views: 171802

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

How dreadful Moh. I hope things improve quickly.
by LizG
04 Dec 2018, 07:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8170
Views: 374906

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue and Maz I thought you would appreciate this. At a sewing class a couple of weeks ago friends asked what were we all doing in the afternoon. I replied that at the very least I had to dust and vacuum. One women said "why, is someone visiting this afternoon? I only dust if someone is coming." I hav...
by LizG
02 Dec 2018, 06:26
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2891
Views: 146200

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I understand exactly how you feel Stanley. The kennels I took my dog to made a point of pairing the dogs with another friendly, same size / aged dog so that they had company. The older dogs were all inside with access to outside when they needed and they had either beds on the ground for the ones wh...
by LizG
01 Dec 2018, 05:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5749
Views: 282792

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Marilyn wrote:
30 Nov 2018, 21:53
:biggrin2: ( I was blunt, as usual).
I like to call it pragmatic Maz.

Pork chops on the BBQ here for us.
by LizG
01 Dec 2018, 05:50
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: STATE PENSION
Replies: 133
Views: 22185

Re: STATE PENSION

All employers here are required to pay 9.5% of 'ordinary time earnings' into an employees superannuation fund. Currently you can draw on your super fund tax free once you are over 60. It also means that once you turn 60 you can continue working, pay a large amount into your super, at a reduced tax r...
by LizG
30 Nov 2018, 21:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3391
Views: 171802

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Excellent news Stanley. :biggrin2:
by LizG
30 Nov 2018, 21:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: STATE PENSION
Replies: 133
Views: 22185

Re: STATE PENSION

Pension age in Australia is making it's way up to 67 for everyone. It's a sliding scale and currently minimum age is 65.5 years old. The advice here is to put more money into your own superannuation fund as soon as you start work, and ultimately become a self funded retiree.
by LizG
25 Nov 2018, 06:55
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9366
Views: 456445

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

We had a State Government election in Victoria Australia yesterday. My attention was attracted by the absolute thrashing our State Labor Government gave the Liberals yesterday. I have never seen the like. Methinks the Libs have a lot of rebuilding to do before the next election. What an embarrassment.
by LizG
20 Nov 2018, 04:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8170
Views: 374906

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Quite right Ian. My recipe is for a smaller amount. So you don't have to look Maz. 1kg cucumbers, 2 large onions, 1/2 cup salt, 2.5 cups of apple cider vinegar, 1 cup each white and brown sugar (I've reduced this by half of the original recipe), 2 tsp turmeric, 2 tsp mustard seeds. I always soak the...
by LizG
19 Nov 2018, 06:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8170
Views: 374906

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I made a batch of bread and butter pickles. Not sure what you non Aussies call them.
by LizG
19 Nov 2018, 06:57
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5749
Views: 282792

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Dare I confess, sausages are one of the things I missed when they started putting 450 and 451 preservatives in the commercial ones. I did a sausage making course and I've have a fantastic home made spice mix that I now use in my own. I made a batch the other day and I've made it into sausage rolls f...
by LizG
19 Nov 2018, 06:48
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2891
Views: 146200

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Just letting you know. :beach: I did not clean my windows today... Neither did I Maz. I'm going to wait until 2 weeks before Christmas to do ours; that's when our parties start. I need to get rid of the kamakazi bird marks on the window, not to mention the mess the mudlarks make throwing themselves...
by LizG
10 Nov 2018, 20:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3391
Views: 171802

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

As usual I'm playing catch up. Sorry to hear your news Stanley. Stay strong.
by LizG
10 Nov 2018, 20:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8170
Views: 374906

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I shall not mock. Well done! ( I have automatic button sewing! Haven't tried it yet mind you.) I do too. Mine too has a huge number of stitches ( I can’t find tge number in the manual) and I can even set it to sew horizontally...so the book says. No doubt you can do mirror image and enlargement too...
by LizG
10 Nov 2018, 05:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9366
Views: 456445

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Another terrorist attack in Melbourne yesterday. The footage is dreadful.
by LizG
10 Nov 2018, 05:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8170
Views: 374906

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

This is good straight sewing to get me used to my new machine. Should be a walk in the park...( fingers crossed because everything is different with the new machine!) Which sewing machine did you buy Maz? Mine had a bit of a glitch the other day. I was finishing off some skirts I'd made for my daug...
by LizG
08 Nov 2018, 06:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3391
Views: 171802

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

All great news Ian.
by LizG
11 Oct 2018, 06:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5749
Views: 282792

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Liz...miss ya! Hope life is treating you well... Thanks Maz. Yes all good with us. There's been a few problems with the remaining older family members. And still it goes. The scotch eggs were OK as far as the baking went but.... I didn't put enough meat around the eggs so it shrunk back a bit. I wi...
by LizG
11 Oct 2018, 06:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3391
Views: 171802

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

So good to see the photos of Ian. He looks amazingly well so soon. Thanks Sally for the update.
by LizG
07 Oct 2018, 05:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3391
Views: 171802

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Wow, look what happens when you miss a couple of days. Sounds like all is good with Ian. I'll check out Facebook for some photos.
by LizG
07 Oct 2018, 05:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5749
Views: 282792

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I've made scotch eggs and I'm going to bake them rather than fry them. Hopefully it will work.
by LizG
26 Jun 2018, 09:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2114
Views: 147763

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Sorry the Internet access has been crap. We've spent the last 2 weeks in Cornwall & now we're back in Aus. I'm doing a catchup. Thank you for all this info.
by LizG
16 Jun 2018, 15:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2114
Views: 147763

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Stanley, we also have solar panels & it makes a big difference to our bill too. When we installed it there were incentives & we got 35 cents per kWh to put energy back into the grid. Now the incentives are gone & we only get 11 cents per kWh. Still worthwhile but no where near as good. We were impre...
by LizG
15 Jun 2018, 18:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2114
Views: 147763

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Thank you for that. It was as we thought. It seems ridiculous to us that in Aus we get next to no subsidy for installing solar. We are paid 11 cents per kWh for what we put back into the grid but we pay up to 30cents per kWh to buy power. Very few wind farms and no solar farms.
by LizG
15 Jun 2018, 13:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2114
Views: 147763

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

We've just spent the last week in Cornwall and there were a lot of solar farms around. We would never see those in Aus because of the cost in establishing them. Can someone give me some info about them please? For instance are they commercial, are they subsidised? Loved Cornwall but I can't say I'm ...

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