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    Nerys
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    Thank you Martin, I can see it becoming an irregular, regular feature of our lives if our movements are restricted very much longer.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    Nerys,

    I am glad you both enjoyed your Fish & Chips.
    You could put that down to exercise.
    Exercising your jaw muscles LOL!!


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    If it looks right it probably is.
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    In Wales, we are directed not to go outside our local area for exercise, but nothing is said about shopping and if you do not live in town this could be quite some way. Now as I have to travel twelve miles each way to hospital twice a week and the supermarket is a similar distance, Yesterday, I saw no problem in going to my local B & Q, a similar distance, for some much needed stripwood for the model Dutch Schouw I am building. Fine, we queued to get in to B & Q, bought a good stock of various sizes of wood and then I had a brainwave. I have been missing regular injections of the fish and chips served in my favourite f and c restaurant, but, surely as it is still in the local authority in which we live, it cannot be illegal to go there for a takeaway. So that is what we did and a little while later we are sitting on the seafront with a large cod and chips each. Much appreciated. Did we break the law? I hope not, but certainly not as I interpreted things.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    Happy days - We are finally starting our comeback from lockdown here in Qld Australia. A mad scramble to make our boats seaworthy again and be one of the 10 allowed to sail at a time from this Sunday. Had other plans but there are a lot of batteries being recharged, sails checked etc.
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    Amazing when you know how flat it is out there, you wonder how it's possible, but I've seen the water level marks on the shop walls. I was impressed travelling out to Wee Waa (pronounced Wee War for those who are wondering) when all you could see was scattered trees, all the way to the horizon in places! Once did a shopping run to Narrabri in the farms' Holden ute, foot flat to the floor all the way for 25 miles.😊😁 Once drove to the end of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase (opp Palm beach) and thought at the time, not a good place to be caught in a fire, (no way out).

    About 10yrs after I came back to NZ they had a big fire right through there which took out Skippys' home and I think just missed the Bahai temple. Galston Gorge is another place not to get stuck in! Always made me wonder why people built wooden houses in amongst some of the most flammable trees in the world. Greens have got a lot to do with the situation these days with their loony ideas.

    Only morons would stop people trying to clear the kindling at ground level! Really needs a change to more fire resistant homes to suit the environment (a bit like putting your house on piles where it floods often) Nice to be individual with houses, but life's more important. Govt really needs to get A into G and get something rolling with new house builds.
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    Very true. Contrary to public belief, roos do not take the fences in a single bound, though i think Skippy did. They knock them over, if the emus have not already done so.

    I was living in Narromine around 1978. Found a 12ft tinnie lodged 40ft up a gum tree overlooking the river 500m from our house.
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    Amazing how the soil changes after a long period without rain there. Worked out in Wee Waa NE NSW on a cotton farm driving harvesters around 1973, and the same happened there. Hadn't rained for years and when it suddenly bucketed down, the dirt road outside our accommodation camp turned from concrete to knee deep slush in about 30 mins. When it rains there it really rains.

    The last rain had flooded the entire Namoi area to about 6ft plus, which is amazing as the Namoi river channel is around 20ft deep and 100 plus feet wide and it came 8ft over the top, - water to the horizon apparently!
    Trouble with the roos is that normal fences don't stop them and you can't exactly herd them away, (or approach them without a Ned Kelly suit on or a lead pill dispenserπŸ˜‚)
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    My daughter and husband have a 16,000 acre sheep station in Western NSW. First rain in 5 years. Had to sell the sheep, too much competition for grass from skippy.

    Amazing how fast it will green up though.
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    Re - Without wishing to detract at all from the gravity of fire and flood issues,

    Don't forget about the 4 legged floor mop Doug😁
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    Re - Sorry about the smoke.
    No worries cobber, just a bit of airborne fertilizer, might help the plantsπŸ˜‚
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