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Title: Picture from Brenda
Post by: mike on December 26, 2006, 01:09:54 PM
Received this recently from Bren - Syd swimming in a dam down under. We're not jealous really...

(http://www.downhamonline.org.uk/photos/albums/userpics/normal_syd_in_dam.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: JSmith on December 27, 2006, 03:10:26 AM
Lucky whatsit, it's 0 degrees here!.  :)
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on December 28, 2006, 08:45:35 PM
This is not a 2006 photo, Smiffy.  In fact, we had the coldest Christmas day on record. It was bleak and we had to light the fire. There were also good snowfalls, even where the fires are still burning.  However, we've also had many days warm enough to take a dip in the dam and the temperatures are forecast to rise again soon.

Bren
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Dickie eagle on February 18, 2007, 09:13:02 AM
This is not a 2006 photo, Smiffy.  In fact, we had the coldest Christmas day on record. It was bleak and we had to light the fire. There were also good snowfalls, even where the fires are still burning.  However, we've also had many days warm enough to take a dip in the dam and the temperatures are forecast to rise again soon.Bren
Cor fancy, our Bren swimming in the Dam and the temperatures were rising ! ! anything else Syd ?. and I hope you won't have to use the dam to subdue the flames Plum   dickie............X
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on February 19, 2007, 03:34:16 AM
There's a lot less water in the dam at the moment, that's for sure.  However, there's enough for our cool off. We must have taken advantage of it half a dozen times yesterday.  It's a life-saver, particularly for me as I'm not handling the heat too well in my dotage.

Bren
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Dickie eagle on February 19, 2007, 09:36:42 AM
There's a lot less water in the dam at the moment, that's for sure.  However, there's enough for our cool off. We must have taken advantage of it half a dozen times yesterday.  It's a life-saver, particularly for me as I'm not handling the heat too well in my dotage.Bren
                                                                          Come come madam, at ?3 you are enjoying the warmth of lifes late summer ,as long as you and the dogs keep ahead of the tigers and other wrigglies you are winning                                     dickie................X
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on February 21, 2007, 04:44:32 AM
63, Dickie, 63 -  delighted to have reached it(I have friends who never made it this far and so am not complaining!) and don't mind who knows it.

Also delighted with 7mls of rain yesterday evening.  That might not sound like much but it's more than we've had for a while.  Trouble is, now it's increased the humidity and it feels more like tropical Queensland that 'mild' Victoria.

Bren 
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: JSmith on April 20, 2007, 03:54:11 AM
63, Dickie, 63 -  delighted to have reached it(I have friends who never made it this far and so am not complaining!) and don't mind who knows it.

Well said Brenda, I will be 62 this year and often think of friends of mine who did not make it.
A very grateful to be around smiffy
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on April 20, 2007, 09:22:23 AM
Yes, Smiffy.  That's my answer to anyone who complains about getting old - just think about those who didn't.  Besides, ageing (apart from the creaks and the incipient Alzheimer's etc) has its compensations, don't you think?

Bren
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on April 21, 2007, 02:48:14 AM
Yes, Smiffy.  That's my answer to anyone who complains about getting old - just think about those who didn't.  Besides, ageing (apart from the creaks and the incipient Alzheimer's etc) has its compensations, don't you think?

Bren

Me too - I was 63 on 8th April.  As I sit in the garden I think of that old Marice Chevalier song from Gigi "I'm glad I'm not young anymore"  - especially with these wrinkles, I might look a tad strange.

Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on April 21, 2007, 07:57:05 AM
What was that programme on which Maurice Chevalier often appeared on early television? Was it "In Town Tonight"?  Does anyone remember it? 

I have to say, when I had my 60th birthday, I found myself feeling quite liberated from worrying about things that do not matter e.g. hair turning white; freckles; being saggy,haggy and baggy etc.  Who was it said youth was wasted on the young?

Bren
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on April 22, 2007, 03:48:53 AM
What was that programme on which Maurice Chevalier often appeared on early television? Was it "In Town Tonight"?  Does anyone remember it? 

I have to say, when I had my 60th birthday, I found myself feeling quite liberated from worrying about things that do not matter e.g. hair turning white; freckles; being saggy,haggy and baggy etc.  Who was it said youth was wasted on the young?

Bren

Was it Cafe Continental?  I seem to recall that was the only variety programme n.  Helen Cordet was the compare.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on April 22, 2007, 11:15:54 PM
That might well be right, Pauline.  It was set up as a restaurant type thing with the guests at small tables. In Town Tonight was more an interview type programme, wasn't it?  Yes, the more I think about it, the more correct Cafe Continental sounds.
Thank you.

Bren
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Graham on April 23, 2007, 01:43:32 AM
Greetings Brenda,

Re Cafe Continental..... It ran From 1947-53 and aired for 45 minutes.

Emcee:            Al Burnett
Maitre d'hotel:  Claude  Frederic  and Pere August
Presenter:        Helen Cordet

By my math, you were three when it started and nine when it finished. You must have been one of the luckier ones with a TV set.

Happy belated birthday !

Graham A, Canada
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Graham on April 23, 2007, 01:46:58 AM
The "Happy belated Birthday"   was for Pauline.....sorry Brenda, don't know yours....  Graham A.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on April 23, 2007, 03:59:00 AM
Greetings Brenda,

Re Cafe Continental..... It ran From 1947-53 and aired for 45 minutes.

Emcee:            Al Burnett
Maitre d'hotel:  Claude  Frederic  and Pere August
Presenter:        Helen Cordet

By my math, you were three when it started and nine when it finished. You must have been one of the luckier ones with a TV set.

Happy belated birthday !

Graham A, Canada

I don't remember a time when we didn't have a TV.  The first one had a little tiny screen - I think it was a Consul or some such make.  Programmes were dreadful, mainly discussions and panel games, Cafe Continental was the only programme of entertainment.   It's funny because I was discussion Children's programmes with my 11yo grandson at the weekend, and he was shocked that we only had 15 minutes of Watch with Mother at lunch time, and I think we had another 15 minutes after school, but I'm a bit hazy on what the programmes would have been.Later we had a converter box put on top so that we could get commercial TV.    Later my Mum bought a Morphy Richards bubble type TV, very 50s orange and it stood on one 'leg'.  So I told everyone we had a colour TV.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on April 24, 2007, 06:01:55 AM
Hallo Graham,

I've been trying to work things out.  We didn't have a television in 1953.  I know that because we went to my uncle's place to watch the Coronation; he had bought one for the occasion and we crammed into his tiny 'front' room with lots of his neighbours.   My parents bought one after that but I had always thought it was a year or two later.  Maybe not.  Maybe I remember the programme from the 2nd half of 1953.

Hallo Pauline,

Love the 'colour' television!  That's a hoot.  It seems so odd now to think we had to turn the televisions on early to warm them up and draw curtains to get a good picture. And my mother lived in fear of the tube blowing and from what she said, I thought it would explode across the room and kill us all if it did.  One Christmas the tube did go, and we went back to doing what we did before TV i.e. playing cards and ludo etc and actually talking to each other.  It was a great Christmas.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: christine on April 24, 2007, 11:57:56 AM
I had a friend living in Lentmead whom I thought must be terribly rich because she had a TV, albeit one with a magnifying screen in front.  My aunt and uncle living in Bellingham also had one (they also had a car - which when parked outside our house used to draw a crowd of kids).  I sometimes wish we could go back to the 'simple' TVs though especially now we have to have so much 'gear' stashed away in the corner to make the TV/DVD/Video etc. work.  We bought a digi box last year in order to see more programmes as himself is not keen on Sky etc. which has caused no end of headache.  We have wired, unwired, plugged, unplugged everything living behind the TV but still cannot get everything to work!  Its all a case of pushing buttons (in no particular order) and having a good swear before something starts to work!  The video recorder has given up the ghost but I refuse to buy another DVD player which records as well as plays.  What we need is a bright 20 something to fiddle with the wiring and sorting it out - or maybe a 5 year old could probably do it now!
Chris
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on April 25, 2007, 01:23:08 AM
Hee hee, Chris.  Yes, you definitely need a five year old to sort out the techno-stuff.  Give Poppy a few more years, and you'll be able to call on her for help!

I find the handpieces an absolutely nightmare and we are forever losing them.  Because we can't get television here (our neighbours can but we are in a pocket that has no reception), we had to get a satellite dish and get free-to-air television through that.  That means a decoder etc.  Because with this system, you can't watch one programme and record another, we have the same system set up in another room in order to do so.  Sometimes - as one does - one wanders from one room to another with a remote control in the hand and then spend ages wondering why you can't get anything to work.  Penny drops - wrong remote (or wrong room).
Television viewing used to be so simple, didn't it?  Turn a switch and you watched whatever was on for as long as it was on and turned it off again.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on April 25, 2007, 05:57:36 AM

  Sometimes - as one does - one wanders from one room to another with a remote control in the hand and then spend ages wondering why you can't get anything to work.  Penny drops - wrong remote (or wrong room).
Television viewing used to be so simple, didn't it?  Turn a switch and you watched whatever was on for as long as it was on and turned it off again.

My husband Peter is a real techno-clot.  We have free to air and Foxtel and the times I sit there and watch him swearing and cursing that the 'TV has broken', or "What have you done with it" only to realise that he has the wrong remote in his hand.  I bought one of those wonderful remotes that you can programme to do everything, and you only need the one remote.  Now if I can only figure out how to programme it!!!!!

We have another TV set up in another room complete with DVD and VHS recorders, this is especially for the grandthings when they sleep over, because they don't want to sit through the footy or the cricket (who can blame them) however at the moment they don't want to go in there because a huntsman has taken up residence. 

However, as I write this I can hear the Anzac footy game on both TVs, he is 'pottering' today (for UK members - its a public holiday today here) so I might just go and prune the roses.

Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on April 25, 2007, 11:24:53 AM
Ah, those huntsmen can be jolly useful at times, can't they?

I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw them.  My first job outside the migrant hostel was in a nursing home - one of those huge old houses that would have been very grand in its day but was run-down and ... well, you know the sort of places that used to be considered alright for the old folk.  Anyway, the place was riddled with huntsmen.  Everytime we turned a patient in the bed, it seemed to bring them  out in large numbers and at full speed. I was terrified.  Nowadays, I don't worry about them at all.  If only everything in Australia was as harmless, eh?

Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: JSmith on April 25, 2007, 10:54:06 PM
Yes, Smiffy.  That's my answer to anyone who complains about getting old - just think about those who didn't.  Besides, ageing (apart from the creaks and the incipient Alzheimer's etc) has its compensations, don't you think?

Bren

Absolutely right Brenda, at my age and being retired my Wife and I enjoy a lot of time together. We do a little shopping,  eat out, take it easy, then we welcome the weekend to get over it. And to keep up with the forum, I don't like the telly much now, it seems we are always watching adverts. :lol:
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: christine on April 26, 2007, 06:41:29 PM
Brenda - I am a little worried about all these stories concerning huntsmen.  I used to work for the joint master of the Crawley & Horsham Hunt several years ago and I don't remember him causing any old folk grief.  He certainly upset several foxes as I recall which is why I was happy to leave his employ!  I assume 'huntsmen' in Australia don't go charging around on horses shouting tallyho!
Chris
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on April 26, 2007, 11:11:49 PM
Hee hee.  I now have a wonderful image of our huge spiders on horseback riding off into the sunset!  If only I could draw.

Bren
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on April 27, 2007, 03:36:20 AM
Hee hee.  I now have a wonderful image of our huge spiders on horseback riding off into the sunset!  If only I could draw.

Bren

I'm quite sure they could though!  I took a picture of mine, and the eyes glowed!  I will try to do another with something that shows how big it is, the last one was a bit blurry (or it could be that I was shaking).  They have this annoying habit of jumping at you, and although they are completely harmless (except for the odd heart attack) it comes as a bit of a shock.
My Peter was driving along the freeway when one crawled onto his head, he brushed it off into the car, and it vanished.  You can imagine how paranoia sets in.  I was really not happy being in that car for some time, eventually we found it and rehoused it.  The one in the TV room is about 10cm from foot to foot, the body is about 3cms. Peter leaves water for it!!!!!   I hope its a male, I wouldn't like to think it was a female and may well have thousands of the critters on it's back!!
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on April 27, 2007, 05:46:22 AM
I did hear that the huntsman will only jump on people who are afraid of spiders.  In other words, they are trying to be friendly.  I'm not sure we can give too much credence to this bit of folk-lore told to me by a true-blue Aussie when I first came over.  A fair bit of leg-pulling went on with the new arrivals.

I must admit, when we had a huntsman setting up her nest in the laundry room, I couldn't for shame brush it down and we ended up with dozens and dozens of babies all over the place. They soon migrated though.

Yes, the eyes do glow in the dark.  I do a torchlight garden wander each night to catch earwigs on my chrysanthemums and often come across the spiders as well.  Come across a few long wigglies an' all.

Bren
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: christine on April 27, 2007, 01:17:52 PM
OK girls so your huntsmen don't wear red coats - but I think just to be on the safe side we should have a picture from one of you so that we know what to look out for when we are buying Aussie wine - just in case one has arrived in a crate!  Its getting warmer here now so wine consumption is on the up and I feel I should know what they look like whilst I am sober!
Chris
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on April 28, 2007, 11:42:00 AM
Have a look at www.amonline.net.au, there's a good picture of one there.  Or perhaps Pauline can oblige for the benefit of all viewers!  One was sitting on Syd's back today and when I attempted to flick it off, it ran up and over his head instead of down.  Yep, it did rather startle him. 

I have learnt the hard way that one should check the toilet roll before using it.  No, the worst did not happen but I did get a bite on the hand by a very defensive - but smallish - hairy spider, and who could blame it?  It felt as if a needle had gone into my flesh.  No ill effects though.

Bren
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on May 01, 2007, 09:12:24 AM
Have a look at www.amonline.net.au, there's a good picture of one there.  Or perhaps Pauline can oblige for the benefit of all viewers!  One was sitting on Syd's back today and when I attempted to flick it off, it ran up and over his head instead of down.  Yep, it did rather startle him. 

I have learnt the hard way that one should check the toilet roll before using it.  No, the worst did not happen but I did get a bite on the hand by a very defensive - but smallish - hairy spider, and who could blame it?  It felt as if a needle had gone into my flesh.  No ill effects though.

Bren
That is a really good website.  Just put huntsman in the search area and up they all come (not quite literally).  I will try and get a picture, but haven't seen him/her for a few days, but will do it when she/he reappears.
You know - some years back, when we lived near Sittingbourne, there was a stag type beetle dead on the front doorstep, I went out the back entrance until Peter removed it.  Now ---- well heaven only knows what we will find under a stone.
We had visitors from England last summer.  Chris would like to sit up and watch the TV (lord only knows why with the rubbish we get), we all went to bed, so did her husband John.  At about 1am she went up to bed, and there on the door handle was a huntsman, she was immobilised (Chris not the huntsman) she then thought she would have to go downstairs again, when she came back up it was still there, so she thought she would go to another room, and there was one there on the light switch (bit of a shock that I can tell you, go to turn the light on and your hand touches something furry), by this time her nerves were a bit worse for wear, and ended up bunking in with her daughter.  I send her a picture every now and again, I don't warn her just send a picture on and email.  Wakes her up I can tell you!
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: christine on May 01, 2007, 11:44:24 AM
I was very brave (having been scared of spiders all my life) and looked at the website - how many types of huntsmen are there - it must be a prerequisite of visiting Oz that you read up on them first.  Needless to say I didn't look too closely at the pictures. I knew there were some pretty nasty spiders living over there - just from watching Neighbours! Yes - I admit - I watch Neighbours and have done since it started but now the BBC is talking about dropping it as the Australian company wants 80,000 per episode.  I now feel dreadfully embarrassed at watching it as I am always complaining about the licence fee (that's what you do when you become a grumpy old woman!) and the quality of programmes generally.  Oh well, just have to learn to live without it.  At least I don't have to face huntsmen every day..........
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on May 01, 2007, 11:52:21 AM
Hilarious anecdote!  I guess that's just as bad as feeling something crawling up your back under your clothes and having to find out what it is. I must have another look at that website meself as some of the culprits have been very large spiders but not hairy, more pink - look like rubber actually.  I did think we had a spider in the bed when I stripped it once.  Had to put on my specs to check.  Turned out to be a scorpion.  Oh, if only all our insects were as nice as stag beetles.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on May 01, 2007, 11:54:48 AM
I used to be scared of anything crawly but out here, you have to develop some sort of acceptance or you'd go potty (agree, Pauline?).
Now, if something isn't life threatening, then I don't consider it worth worrying about.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on May 02, 2007, 04:45:06 AM
I was very brave (having been scared of spiders all my life) and looked at the website - how many types of huntsmen are there - it must be a prerequisite of visiting Oz that you read up on them first.  Needless to say I didn't look too closely at the pictures. I knew there were some pretty nasty spiders living over there - just from watching Neighbours! Yes - I admit - I watch Neighbours and have done since it started but now the BBC is talking about dropping it as the Australian company wants 80,000 per episode.  I now feel dreadfully embarrassed at watching it as I am always complaining about the licence fee (that's what you do when you become a grumpy old woman!) and the quality of programmes generally.  Oh well, just have to learn to live without it.  At least I don't have to face huntsmen every day..........


Huntsman are quite harmless, just a bit scary.
We don't pay licence fees!!!!  I don't know of anyone who watches Neighbours or Home and Away
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on May 02, 2007, 04:50:11 AM
I used to be scared of anything crawly but out here, you have to develop some sort of acceptance or you'd go potty (agree, Pauline?).
Now, if something isn't life threatening, then I don't consider it worth worrying about.
Yes, you never know whats about.  I was just pulling a few weeks a while back and upset a large bobtail (lizard) he swore at me.
At the moment we have frogs under my kitchen window (I love frogs), we have ferns and palms there, and it stays very wet.  I think they are called moaning frogs, they make a sort of 'WOOO' noise, there must be about 4 or 5 of them, they only make the noise at night. We had a baby green frog on the window last week.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on May 02, 2007, 05:37:48 AM
I love frogs too and often come across them in the garden when I'm on my earwig destroying missions after dark.  The small dam isn't far from the house and  that keeps lots of frogs very happy - and noisy. 

I haven't heard of that sort of lizard. We get the blue-tongues, the stumpies, the skinks and frill-necks - although haven't seen any of the latter for a long time.

Snakes here are mainly the tiger, brown, red-bellied black and have come across another one whose name I don't know.  I am thankful we don't have taipans or pythons.

Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: JSmith on May 02, 2007, 11:52:10 PM
It looks like you Ladies have your own wildlife park, especially when you compare it to living here in Canada or England. I guess you have to adapt to the spiders and other animals pretty quick.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on May 03, 2007, 02:27:39 AM
You'd have snakes there though, wouldn't you?  And what about bears, Smiffy?
And mountain lions?  Or are they only in the USA?

Bren
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on May 03, 2007, 02:44:37 AM
It looks like you Ladies have your own wildlife park, especially when you compare it to living here in Canada or England. I guess you have to adapt to the spiders and other animals pretty quick.

Bobtails are also called blue tongues - same lizard.  We have quite a few, I am told they keep the snakes away, which seems reasonable because I never saw one snake last summer.

What part of Ontario are you Smiffy?  My sister lived in Toronto - Don Mills.  I last visited in 1967 - Centenary year, the Queen visited, and had to stand in her full coronation robes, crown an' all in 106 deg temperatures. The TDC only had one and a half towers then.  I loved Simpson's and Eatons, had never seen anything like that kind of shops, and the mall at Yorkdale (?) was just amazing.  Now of course its usual to have that sort of shopping centre.  It's funny how fate plays a hand, if my sister hadn't died when she did we could be there instead of downunder.

Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on May 03, 2007, 11:03:30 AM
I believe it was Don Burke who said lizards keeping snakes away is a myth.  And from my own experience, I would say he is right.  More's the pity.

 I once read an article  (Reader's Digest) in which an American farmer said, "A pig will slurp up a snake like a string of spaghetti."  I thought, alright, I wouldn't mind having a pig around if it means we and the doggies are safer so I asked the vet.  He looked at me as if I was completely bonkers.

Any rain over there Pauline?  We're doing alright here at the moment: tanks are full, not much movement in the dams but the underground spring is running faster.  Lot s of puddles and we can practically here the grass growing.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: JSmith on May 03, 2007, 11:54:47 PM
I live east of Toronto Pauline, right near Lake Ontario, so we do not see many wild animals. They are more up in the Northern parts, you will see grizzlies there and moose and some of the different Cats the wild type so you have to be carefull when you go camping, Bears will walk into a camp site if it smells food, some people have been killed by them, there are some snakes. We seem to hear more of the Bear problem over in British Columbia which is the other side of Canada to the west. We are not out in the wild as compared to you guys Brenda, Pauline. We do have Deer wondering around sometimes, especially where there are lots of trees.  It's all a lot different from the old country isn't it, does this make us pioneers  :)?.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on May 04, 2007, 05:54:03 AM
I live east of Toronto Pauline, right near Lake Ontario, so we do not see many wild animals. They are more up in the Northern parts, you will see grizzlies there and moose and some of the different Cats the wild type so you have to be carefull when you go camping, Bears will walk into a camp site if it smells food, some people have been killed by them, there are some snakes. We seem to hear more of the Bear problem over in British Columbia which is the other side of Canada to the west. We are not out in the wild as compared to you guys Brenda, Pauline. We do have Deer wondering around sometimes, especially where there are lots of trees.  It's all a lot different from the old country isn't it, does this make us pioneers  :)?.

I do remember my sister always kept huge tins of tomato jiuce in her fridge :wink:
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on May 04, 2007, 05:56:49 AM


Any rain over there Pauline?  We're doing alright here at the moment: tanks are full, not much movement in the dams but the underground spring is running faster.  Lot s of puddles and we can practically here the grass growing.

Raining cats and dogs here.  Wondeful my tanks are full and I can at last have a bath!!!!!  It's still quite warm too 22 deg today.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Brenda on May 04, 2007, 08:25:51 AM
I am delighted for you. Did we ever really wake up and say, "Oh  no, it's raining again"?
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on May 04, 2007, 08:36:40 AM
I am delighted for you. Did we ever really wake up and say, "Oh  no, it's raining again"?
No never, not ever!  Even after all these years it's still amusing to hear the weather girl say "And I'm sorry there's still no sign of any rain". 
But it is nice, in the summer, to be able to say "Next weekend well go to the beach or whatever"  And NOT say "Next weekend if its nice, we'll go to the beach".
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: JSmith on May 04, 2007, 09:09:37 PM
I do remember my sister always kept huge tins of tomato jiuce in her fridge

Right Pauline I forgot the Skunks, cor blimey what a smell, if they got mad or run over they let off an aw full smell. The Tomato juice is kept especially for the dog if he or she got sprayed then they would have to have a bath in the juice to get rid of the smell.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Pauline on May 05, 2007, 03:18:28 AM
I do remember my sister always kept huge tins of tomato jiuce in her fridge

Right Pauline I forgot the Skunks, cor blimey what a smell, if they got mad or run over they let off an aw full smell. The Tomato juice is kept especially for the dog if he or she got sprayed then they would have to have a bath in the juice to get rid of the smell.

She had a black cat with a white patch on his head -  he thought he was a skunk, and would try to 'strike up a friendship'  apparently the skunks weren't interested and let him know.
Title: Re: Picture from Brenda
Post by: Dickie eagle on July 19, 2007, 04:06:47 PM
What was that programme on which Maurice Chevalier often appeared on early television? Was it "In Town Tonight"?  Does anyone remember it?  I have to say, when I had my 60th birthday, I found myself feeling quite liberated from worrying about things that do not matter e.g. hair turning white; freckles; being saggy,haggy and baggy etc.  Who was it said youth was wasted on the young?Bren
I don't object to Youth being wasted on the Young , it is only the things that you could do infinitely better in our salad days that I begrudge todays Juveniles    dickie.......................