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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 29, 2020, 06:32:41 am »
Oh Chookie, that doesn't sound like you at all - you must get out before you become house bound and your reservations hold you back from getting out and about.

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: May 29, 2020, 06:30:50 am »
Chookie's suggestion is well worth following up.  I know exactly how frustrating broadband is.

I also know how frustrating it is to wait for the MRI result.  Thinking of you both.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 28, 2020, 11:57:13 pm »
One of our customers is amazing - every day during the lock down she has been posting something with a silver lining on her facebook page - be it a picture of someone's teddy bear in a neighbour's window or some small gift of veges or flowers someone has left on her doorstep, so I am going to try to post a silver lining post each day (Monday - Friday only) on here - and for a week only because I think I may run out of inspiration after that  ;D.

Getting started (this is a two-in-one post):

Yesterday I bought a new Samsung super duper phone because I required one to interact with the ATO through their new bright idea and my 5 month old Nokia was not smart enough to do this.

Today's silver lining is that my new phone is working with the ATO's newest bright idea.  YAY!!

(now to search for Monday's silver lining!)

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 27, 2020, 08:37:55 am »
I also remember Bruce and Mandy - hope they are keeping well.  We had friends over for dinner last night as well, a very pleasant and enjoyable change to the norm.

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I'll be interested in hearing what you think, Cookie.

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I also saw this recipe and plan to make it.  Like you, Judy, I couldn't find celery seeds but I see that Alyce now stocks this item.  I actually got my hands on some celery salt at Vic market so will substitute with this and see how it tastes.

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: May 26, 2020, 08:29:07 am »
It's a shame you're not using it so often.

I still sit and chuckle when I remember we were discussing how best to clean around and under the blades and you posted your 'adventures' of going into a gun shop to get a cleaning brush and you were talking about all the testosterone  in there.  I was so disappointed when I heard through the grapevine that it wasn't true ... to this day I choose to believe that it is true,and thoroughly enjoy thinking (fantasisng) about it.

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Chit Chat / Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« on: May 26, 2020, 08:21:54 am »
Purchased two cook books today (sadly, for someone else, not me), the beautifully presented The Grammar of Spice by Caz Hildebrand and a vegetarian book Bazaar by Sabrina Ghayour - Persian inspired recipes that look totally mouthwatering.  I am burying my head in them for the next day until I have to let them go.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 26, 2020, 12:11:25 am »
I'm not sure if I am looking forward to my gym re-opening, Judy - I am concerned about those selfish people who do not wipe down the equipment when they have finished using it and there are also a few very heavy breathers on weights, etc. there as well, which I have never liked, but I am scared of now.

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: May 26, 2020, 12:06:57 am »
I remember when I first got my TMX I knew no one else who had one (this was about 10 years or so ago, I guess) then I stumbled onto this forum and the recipes were so inspirational and helpful it changed my whole cooking style - naturally, of course, being a TMX, but I became quite adventurous with the help of everyone on here.   Yes, it is fun to look back into the depths of the recipes and find old favourites that you had forgotten about.  As I recall I think we had a thread about re-discovering these old ones several years ago.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: May 26, 2020, 12:01:04 am »
Creamy veges and pasta; lemon polenta cake and pear and cashew cream for desert.

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Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: May 24, 2020, 02:03:01 am »
Take care, Cookie, tie everything down, stay safe and keep that port handy ... don't they say "any port in a storm"?

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 23, 2020, 03:45:28 am »
Judy, the cafe we went to was a little way down the road - it has changed ownership now to a small wine bar.  The cafe that got broken into is right next door - the police reckon it was an opportunist theft - they saw a couple of ipads through the window and went for them ... apparently they missed the cash in the till!!

Homelessness is getting really bad in Melbourne - you feel so helpless but you don't know how best to help.  Most Christmases I try put a box together of toiletries, food, snacks, maybe some clothes - things that are easy to carry around, are helpful to daily survival - tampons, toothpaste, hairbrush/comb, make up, etc. (no knives or sharp objects permitted) and hand them over to charity for distribution.  We also donate two 'swags' each year from a company who then distribute them free to homeless people - or you can buy them for your own use at (I think) c. $150.00 each.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: May 22, 2020, 08:48:10 am »
A take away from the guys next door - feeling we want to give them support following their break in this morning - and it saves me thinking about what to take out of the freezer and washing dishes after ... lazy me!

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: May 22, 2020, 12:07:40 am »
Cookie, I envy your blue sky, ours is a sad grey Colour!
Mab, I hope everything settles down for your DH, he has gone through enough recently
Pleased to hear about Ral's platelets, Chookie .. you don't hear from me often, but you are both in our hearts

Feeling sad at the moment.  I have just opened the shop and saw a police "Crime Scene" vehicle next door with several officers milling around so I popped out to see what had happened.  Turns out they had been broken into early this morning (I thought I heard their dog barking).  It's sad because they spent months and months and, I am sure, huge amounts of money late last year making the cafe over, then they opened just before Xmas and, shortly after, COVID struck and they have been battling to keep their heads above water ever since.  Two lovely guys and everything is hitting them just now.  :'(

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