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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 02:54
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Watching the Oz Open tennis, with Norma Sarse wearing a green playsuit or whatever - it makes a feature of her...umm.. Norma Sarse. Thought she would rather cover it up.
Boo ... she isn't on the TV now, I just checked, for a friend of course
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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 10:13
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The thermometer in the shade out the back of the Pinky household in Waikerie South Australia reached 48C today. The forecast for tomorrow is for 'record breaking' heat right across all of SA.

We will see...

I have seen only twice in the last two years our thermometer and the digital one on the local Soldiers Memorial Hall (Town Hall) actually read 50C, and that was only for about 30 or so minutes each time.

Will report back in due course.
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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 16:51
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And still a 34" waist.
Circumference or diameter?

GG
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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 17:23
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Originally Posted by Groundgripper View Post
Circumference or diameter?

GG
Thankfully the former.
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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 20:32
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Good evening all, back from FSL territory (Newcastle that is) where, indeed, they do have some nice pubs and restaurants...
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Old 24th Jan 2019, 07:35
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
The thermometer in the shade out the back of the Pinky household in Waikerie South Australia reached 48C today. The forecast for tomorrow is for 'record breaking' heat right across all of SA.
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You can have some of this sleet free of charge if you want. Brass monkeys begging for thermals etc.......


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Old 24th Jan 2019, 08:03
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I do hope the water situation out there is OK, warm as it might be.
Grapes need lots.
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Old 24th Jan 2019, 10:34
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Now almost 2200 hrs in Waikerie. Current temperature 39C.

The thermometer on the Town Hall touched 51C briefly at around 1630 hrs. Out the back of the Pinky household it reached 52C.

Several places around South Australia did indeed break previous records, However these records apparently only go back about 80 years!

As for water supplies; Most of the Country is in the grip of a fairly nasty drought, with the Darling River being in such dire straits that there has been massive numbers of fish dying, simply due to the lack of flows of water giving rise to blooms of blue/green algea which reduces the oxygen available in what water remains.

Meanwhile the Eastern States continue to take massive amounts of water from the Murray/Darling system for Irrigation purposes, mainly through open channel systems which are susceptible to huge losses through evaporation. When SA protests, we are virtually told to 'get ******' by the Eastern states who act as though they own the entire river system.

.You can have some of this sleet free of charge if you want. Brass monkeys begging for thermals etc.......
Send it over Mate! Struth, you'd probably be paid for it if you could!
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Old 24th Jan 2019, 19:24
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Still battling jet lag. Had a fabulous holiday in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe.
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 05:22
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IF the high temperature doesn't get you the snakes will still try.

An Australian woman was bitten on her bum by a python while she was on the toilet has been revealed by a snake catcher.

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/offbe...X6p?li=BBqdg4K
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 08:21
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Was the snake called Adam?
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 08:36
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Was the snake called Adam?
Or was it Monty?
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 15:14
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Meanwhile the Eastern States continue to take massive amounts of water from the Murray/Darling
But what is worse Pinky, Eastern States taking the water, (grossly inefficiently),
for arable crops and livestock or the most northerly state consuming millions of litres of water to raise cotton and rice crops? Both commodities are cheaper to import than produce locally.
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 16:53
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 17:01
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That has to be stopped quick.
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 19:50
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Just when you think there was no lower level to the political intellectual barrel, you find sub-basements.

Trunews?
Can't even spell "true" correctly.
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 22:05
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... and its interpretation of what's news ain't up to much, either.
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Old 26th Jan 2019, 13:28
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That's wonderful, Ric. The conspiracy theory of the day! The way most Brits have nothing but derogatory comments to make about Americans, I imagine the prospect would be viewed with something less than complete enthusiasm.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 07:18
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 11:24
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I am often encouraged by the large number of people on PPRuNe who have a great love and interest in music.

Yesterday, I was invited to visit a little known gem of a museum a few miles from where we have been staying in Pennsylvania this last week. For anyone who has an interest in Theatre Organs, Band Organs, Player Pianos and similar mechanical instruments, it is an absolute treasure chest of items. From giant Wurlitzers, down to the smallest music boxes, dating from the 1890's all the way up to the 50's, many of which can be played remotely, by the attendants selecting music using an I-Pad interface.

For me, the highlight was three giant Wurlitzers, synchronised together to play "God Bless America". What a magnificent sound!. I include a link because some of the other museum items are equally fascinating including several antique cars, one of which is an original gangsters limo complete with original bullet hole in the rear wheel fairing.

Well worth a look,

American Treasure Tour

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