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General Discussion / Re: Free cricket course for 12-16-year-olds!
« on: July 23, 2013, 03:22:40 AM »
Maybe we could send our cricket team  ::)

Where are they now? / Re: Geraint Road residents
« on: June 20, 2013, 07:10:17 AM »
Yes Geoff

I was Pauline Moorby, and we lived first of all at #16 then at #52. Mum and Dad firsrt moved there back in 1936 or there abouts.  I married and left in 1963 and now live in Perth Australia.

General Discussion / Re: SNOW SNOW SNOW
« on: January 28, 2013, 10:17:53 AM »
Hi People

It's hot here. Not a breath of air.  At least I don't have to shovel it up!

General Discussion / Re: Pie and Mash
« on: March 29, 2012, 09:02:44 AM »
No, there wasn't a cafe opposite the tavern in our day.  When my family moved there in 1948, there was a workman's cafe a shop or two down from Allneeds but for most of my life on Downham, there wasn't a cafe to be found.


Did they turn that into a launderette?

General Discussion / Re: Pie and Mash
« on: March 27, 2012, 08:43:32 AM »
No Storms it just fissed out, so back to the hot weather, how the floods going Brenda. I used the cafe opp the taven in my school days did not like school dinners to much and had chips and something most days also could buy a woodbine for 2pence fun days

I don't remember a cafe opposite the tavern!  When was it there? 

General Discussion / Re: Pie and Mash
« on: March 27, 2012, 08:41:57 AM »
Quote// I hope that all the ex-Downhamites in Oz are safe and well and unaffected by the flooding.
Regards to all,
Sorry don't mean to change the main subject, but i was going to write and ask you girls down there how you are? Have you been affected by the floods or the cyclone, hope you are ok.  There was an illustration on the BBC web site which showed what would happen if the cyclone was over Britain, it covered two thirds of the island.So it must be Bl.... Big.  Smiffy

Here in the west we haven't had any rain for months.  We were promised at the weekend, but it didn't happen.

I was always fascinated by thos batteries.  It would seem we were 'posh' and had an electric radio.
As for the jellied eels - YUK.  Here in Oz I do miss scampi and chips.

General Discussion / Re: Metal house in Downderry Rd
« on: March 27, 2012, 08:37:59 AM »
Does anyone remember the two houses in Downderry Rd that had metal for outside walls, somebody told me when i was a kid that it was an experiment in building techniques, i just wonder if some of the older posters might know anything about that.


I lived on the other side of Downham Way.

General Discussion / Re: Floods & Heat
« on: March 16, 2012, 05:01:29 AM »
How the floods treating you Brenda, we are the opposite again, with the heat around the 38/39 mark till Tuesday coming, the air conditioner as had a good run, but out Sola Panel's are keeping the bills away. Hows Downhan weather these days.

We are fine down here, thank you. The Victorian flooding is up near the NSW border. Terrible, isn't it?  Apart from 54mls pouring down on us in 1hr and turning our place into a lake and the road into a river, we've come to no harm.  I'll try to put a picture in the gallery.

Like you, our solar panels are doing a great job. We've had solar water heating for many years but last year had solar energy panels installed.  Our first full quarter on it had us in credit - much better than expected.


Yes we have solar panels, our electricity bill has more than halved.  We also have solar water heating, and of course our rain water tanks.  We are really green!

General Discussion / Re: Missing Members
« on: March 16, 2012, 04:59:54 AM »
Delighted to know all is well with you, Pauline. When people drop off for a considerable length of time, I always wonder what might have happened to them.  Good to hear from you.

Not long until your retirement then.  It will be a whole new way of life. What sort of things might you do?


I am going to join the 'Read, Write Now" program which helps adults with reading difficulties.  Then I am going to the Animal Protection Kennels in Southern River to help out there.  The hydrotherapy pool at Kwinana has been beckoning for a while (good for the hips).  And the rest of the time I shall just do nothing for a while.  I started work at 16yo and apart from 2 years off when my daughter was born and 4 years when my son was born I have worked.  I shall be 68 in April, and I think I have done my bit.

General Discussion / Re: Missing Members
« on: March 09, 2012, 08:16:28 AM »
It's a long, long time since Pauline has posted anything.  Does anyone know if all is well with her?


Yes - I'm here.  I didn't look for a while because nobody was posting.
We've had friends from UK visit us in January/February, they would dearly love to move here, but being retirees the Government wants a huge bond from them.  So they visit every year for about 6 weeks.

I am finally retiring at Easter.  I have lots of plans (none of which include visiting UK) Will keep a look out in future.

General Discussion / Re: Weather
« on: August 11, 2011, 08:38:34 AM »
The last two days have been very warm down here - too warm almost, and the wind was stifling and took my breath away.  It's warm enough to wake up those long wiggly things and I found a baby one under a piece of wood yesterday - and very lively it was an' all.  Not happy!


No long wiggly things here yet, still a bit too chilly I think.

General Discussion / Weather
« on: July 29, 2011, 05:44:52 AM »
We have had some terrible weather here in WA.  How are you Frank?  Did you suffer any damage? I believe Rockingham was badly hit.  The rain of course is wonderful.  There was a stupid American news reporter saying that Perth could be the first city 'abandoned' because of climate change.  She really needed to be here this week.  It's pouring again as I type, but 5 minutes ago it was bright sunshine.  Brenda - How's Victoria doing?

General Discussion / Re: Nothing in particular
« on: July 04, 2011, 06:35:58 AM »
Very true, Pauline.  But we don't seem to suffer, do we?


No we dont, or from septic tanks either.  But what I do like is no rates for water or sewerage.

BTW it was cold this morning -3deg where we live.  There was a bitter wind as well.  It's now lunchtime and it's still cold!  Pete had to hose the car down this morning to get the frost off.  BUT - then we know that summer WILL come eventually, and like last year it didn't know when it had worn out it's welcome!  Unfortunately with it comes the bushfire season.  The weather is acting very strange..

General Discussion / Re: Nothing in particular
« on: July 01, 2011, 05:15:18 AM »
Bleach?  Ugh - how vile would that be?

I know I was astounded when I first tasted tap water here - Melbourne suburb.  As far as I remember, London tap water had no taste at all so it came as a bit of a shock.  You can't beat rainwater and none of us worry about what might have been on the roof!


Or in the tanks  :o

General Discussion / Re: Nothing in particular
« on: June 27, 2011, 04:36:31 AM »
Does town water in WA taste as foul as it does in Vic?


You can actually smell the bleach!!!! It's terrible!

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