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Old 26th Jul 2021, 12:36
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Old 26th Jul 2021, 12:40
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Well that community/cabinet meeting I was invited to turned out very well. I was able to have a short chat with our Premier, Mark McGowan, and corner one or two of our cabinet ministers as well. About 150 people were in attendance and buffet food was set up at three or four points in the room with plenty of chilled water and soft drinks available. The premier was the first of the politicians to arrive and the last to leave and he seemed to me to make a point of speaking to as many people as possible in the hour that we had there. I met a lot of new people including Kim Giddens who is the MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) for my area. Kim isn't a cabinet minister but belonged there of course because she's our local "pollie".

All in all a very worthwhile way to spend a lunch hour and I'm glad I went although I still have the sneaky feeling that invite was intended to go to a more prominent member of the community whose name is identical to mine.
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Old 26th Jul 2021, 17:38
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Well that community/cabinet meeting I was invited to turned out very well. I was able to have a short chat with our Premier, Mark McGowan, and corner one or two of our cabinet ministers as well. About 150 people were in attendance and buffet food was set up at three or four points in the room with plenty of chilled water and soft drinks available. The premier was the first of the politicians to arrive and the last to leave and he seemed to me to make a point of speaking to as many people as possible in the hour that we had there. I met a lot of new people including Kim Giddens who is the MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) for my area. Kim isn't a cabinet minister but belonged there of course because she's our local "pollie".

All in all a very worthwhile way to spend a lunch hour and I'm glad I went although I still have the sneaky feeling that invite was intended to go to a more prominent member of the community whose name is identical to mine.
Well t'wud appear you enjoyed your day then Bluey....however, one notes the bit above with grave concern. Nowt wrong with such beverages, one consumes them, mainly water to be honest, a lot..buuut given ones level of social decorum, one would have hoped for something a little stronger in order that one could neck as much back as possible as it were free !...I know, but old habits and all that.

However, the big question. The New World Order gave you a list I believe...one hopes, for your sake, said list was passed on and responses materialise .
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 05:50
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...a more prominent member of the community whose name is identical to mine...
who is possibly snivelling and gnawing their cuff in a corner, wondering why they were left out of the party

Glad it turned out interesting and worthwhile, Bluey.
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 06:45
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Well that community/cabinet meeting I was invited to turned out very well. I was able to have a short chat with our Premier, Mark McGowan, and corner one or two of our cabinet ministers as well. About 150 people were in attendance and buffet food was set up at three or four points in the room with plenty of chilled water and soft drinks available. The premier was the first of the politicians to arrive and the last to leave and he seemed to me to make a point of speaking to as many people as possible in the hour that we had there. I met a lot of new people including Kim Giddens who is the MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) for my area. Kim isn't a cabinet minister but belonged there of course because she's our local "pollie".

All in all a very worthwhile way to spend a lunch hour and I'm glad I went although I still have the sneaky feeling that invite was intended to go to a more prominent member of the community whose name is identical to mine.
But surely as a PPRuNe member that would make you more invitable. After all, it means you may be an "Influencer"!
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 08:35
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 13:54
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... one would have hoped for something a little stronger in order that one could neck as much back as possible as it were free ...
Good thought Krystal ... but I can't see the State Government handing out alcoholic drinks when they know full well everyone will be driving home.

The New World Order gave you a list I believe...one hopes, for your sake, said list was passed on and responses materialise .
Yerrrsss ... said list was dutifully passed on and from now on one fears one will be referred to as "that crazy cat lady." However, one shall persist in one's appeals to the local council for at least some of the cat licence fees to be spent on the development of a cat park. A little way distant from the dog park would be a good idea.

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Old 27th Jul 2021, 14:58
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Good thought Krystal ... but I can't see the State Government handing out alcoholic drinks when they know full well everyone will be driving home.


Yerrrsss ... said list was dutifully passed on and from now on one fears one will be referred to as "that crazy cat lady." However, one shall persist in one's appeals to the local council for at least some of the cat licence fees to be spent on the development of a cat park. A little way distant from the dog park would be a good idea.
I would have thought a combined facility would have offered both species ideal exercise opportunities.
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 11:12
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Cleared the broad bean patch today. We now have over 5kg of beans in bags, ready to freeze. That should meet my beany needs for the short to medium term However, I don't want to see another bean pod for a while.

Suddenly have an urge to drink a nice chianti. Liver for tea tonight!
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 12:59
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Suddenly have an urge to drink a nice chianti. Liver for tea tonight!
Are you having a friend for dinner then?
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 15:29
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Are you having a friend for dinner then?
Looking for an invite?
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 01:15
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That would be lovely Ninthace but I've suddenly decided to go vegan ... and teetotal.
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 06:57
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The paper says there is a “puppy surplus” after breeders tried to cash in on increased demand in lockdown, meaning there are now 91,000 puppies and dogs being advertised on the website Pets4Homes in June, double the figure for the same month last year.

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Old 29th Jul 2021, 09:37
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Well, we are in the dog days of summer at the moment.

My friend's cat died yesterday. He was 23. Is that a record?
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 10:28
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Well, we are in the dog days of summer at the moment.

My friend's cat died yesterday. He was 23. Is that a record?
If it is, it would be a 78

Still a stripling though, by all accounts.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_cats
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Old 30th Jul 2021, 08:40
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You gotta love the UK Daily Telegraph. It runs a story about storm Evert hitting the SW of England and accompanies it with pictures of the weather in Norfolk.
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Old 30th Jul 2021, 10:57
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I've suddenly decided to go vegan ... and teetotal.
Gasp...shock...horror.. Say it aint so, Bluey!!!
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Old 30th Jul 2021, 14:30
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Say it aint so, Bluey!!!
Nah Pinky ... while I do admit I'm not the world's biggest meat eater, and I do love my vegies, there's no way I could ever manage to go vegan. I love cheese and eggs too much and have a glass of milk last thing at night. At a push I think I could be vegetarian but definitely not vegan. I do have a confession to make though ... clears throat, shuffles feet and looks at floor ... I'm not teetotal but I so rarely drink that I might as well be. My total alcoholic consumption is usually somewhere between three and five drinks per year. It's not that I don't like it because I do and I really enjoy a drink when I have one, it's just that I don't very often feel like one. I hope I can still be a member of our gang in spite of that small personality defect though ...
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Old 30th Jul 2021, 15:42
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And yet you turned down my offer to join me in some nice freshly picked beans
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Old 31st Jul 2021, 05:18
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And yet you turned down my offer to join me in some nice freshly picked beans
Errrm ... yes ... well ... look, it's the Covid thing, that's all. Honest. Really and truly. If I travelled over for a lovely beanfeast It might take such a long time to get back here to Oz and then I'd be faced with one very irate member of the New World Order demanding to know why he'd been abandoned. That's all it is really, otherwise I would have gladly accepted your kind invitation.

Was that convincing enough?
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