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sj

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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #240 on: December 22, 2010, 11:26:58 AM »
Hello Bran,

We have a micro brewery in Cairns where you can make your own beer and then it is kept by the brewery on their premises under controlled conditions.  One of my friends and I went to make Newcastle Brown Ale .    We didn't measure out  the ingredients very well cause we ended up with a very nice light stout...but very drinkable. ;) ;)
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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #241 on: December 22, 2010, 11:28:04 AM »
what's your weather like...we are waiting on the formation of a cyclone ;)
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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #242 on: December 22, 2010, 11:31:15 AM »
All is under control---there is no cyclone heading your way from NZ.
Don't know if Bran is what is needed.

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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #243 on: December 22, 2010, 11:46:31 AM »
All is under control---there is no cyclone heading your way from NZ.
Don't know if Bran is what is needed.

Brian,
Typing is not my forte...there is a cyclone being formed as we speak.  ;)
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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #244 on: December 22, 2010, 11:56:11 AM »
Oh well let the cyclone come.
If the parish priest show up in the morning he can help clean up.
Then he can have the bran and you and your good lady can have a decent breakfast of a big fry when he leaves.

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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #245 on: December 22, 2010, 12:26:48 PM »
I'm not a great fan of smoked bacon but it will do....I prefer sweet cured bacon or bacon in brine cooked on the bbq until the rind goes crispy but traditionally every meat needed to be smoked in the tropics , before refrigeration, so we get really thick smoked bacon . It goes well with potato bread which we make.We had some people here last night and my wife made oven wheaten wholemeal bread.  There was not a piece left by the time dinner was taken out of the Webber bbq.  Unfortunately I can't fry eggs on the webber grill.?? :D
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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #246 on: December 24, 2010, 09:51:09 AM »
Just in for a quickie!!!
Worked till 10pm and now just off to carols at 11.30 and midnight mass.
Night night and Happy Christmas to all.
I'll say a prayer, SJ, that the VW engine turns up.

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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #247 on: December 24, 2010, 12:54:50 PM »
Just in for a quickie!!!
Worked till 10pm and now just off to carols at 11.30 and midnight mass.
Night night and Happy Christmas to all.
I'll say a prayer, SJ, that the VW engine turns up.

Brian.

Can you keep Sex out of the conversation. :D I don't need an engine just the bit with the pointey stick. ::) ;) ;)
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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #248 on: December 24, 2010, 01:00:02 PM »
As you know, Sam, I can't do sex and keyboarding at the same time--at least I've never tried to.
Midnight mass was lovely--I met faces I hadn't seen since last year.

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« Reply #249 on: December 27, 2010, 11:06:03 AM »
Christmas was great--even though I had to do a 5 hour shift.
No 1 son brought his girlfriend home--a Chilean girl, the second girlfriend he has brought home to mum and dad--we wonder how long this one will last.  No 2 son is cannier--no steady yet--he's only 20.
All the girls came home too except Nuala (no not the comedienne)--shes in Ranong, Thailand with hubby and expecting her first baby on 7 Jan. They are doing work with Burmese displaced persons on the Thai-Burmese border.
It's boiling hot here, even at midnight.

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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #250 on: December 27, 2010, 11:21:52 AM »
Poor didums,  you should come over here if you need cooled off.     :D
 
Glad you had a good Christmas.  Have a Happy and Peaceful New Year.

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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #251 on: December 27, 2010, 11:39:51 AM »
Any kind of a smack-- :girl_blum:  or :air_kiss:  from you Bernie would heat us up even more.  :D . Good luck with the prospector staking claims on your daughter.
Happy New year to you too.

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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #252 on: December 27, 2010, 11:53:31 AM »
It's hot and wet here.  We can watch the grass grow.  No1 son is in accident and Emergency over the holidays and no 2 son is working with landmine victims in Cambodia so for the 1st time in 26 years we had Xmas by ourselves. ;)
Tell us about the quakes to hit Christchurch / Canterbury yesterday. :swoon: :swoon: :swoon:
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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #253 on: December 27, 2010, 11:58:12 AM »
Felt nothing here in Hastings--I first learned of it while watching BBCWorld in the middle of the night.
Is that true about your son being a sapper in Cambodia?
No not a sapper--his duties are needed later in the piece.

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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #254 on: December 27, 2010, 12:49:05 PM »
Felt nothing here in Hastings--I first learned of it while watching BBCWorld in the middle of the night.
Is that true about your son being a sapper in Cambodia?
No not a sapper--his duties are needed later in the piece.

YOUR DRINKING ?? ;) i can tell.....he's a physocology student and they need lots of help in Cambodia.
I read an article recently about a hijack of an ice-cream van near Hastings a few days ago.  The guy stole the van and then bombarded people with ice cream....can you confirm the truth of the newspaper article. :scratch_ones_head:
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