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Forum: The Barbie
Jun 2nd 2008, 1:31 am
Replies: 58
Views: 2,034
Posted By TheCrone

Re: come on yorkshire lass give me the

Dumplings - take one packet Tandaco suet mix.................
If you're going to cook them in a stew, put about half the contents in a bowl, add salt then mix to a very stiff dough with cold water. ...
Forum: The Barbie
May 30th 2008, 11:36 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 8,909
Posted By TheCrone

Re: What's your life's motto? What phrase do you live your life by?

"Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity."
and
"Change is the only constant."
Forum: The Barbie
May 30th 2008, 10:41 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,491
Posted By TheCrone

Re: People coming for dinner, house a mess and I'm sat on here posting

"Superwoman" - the Liberation Bible for women in the 70's - asked why on earth you would want to clean your house for a party when you'd only have to do it again after the event.
Good advice, which...
Forum: The Barbie
May 30th 2008, 10:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Anybody near Sydney growing Bramley apples?

I've not managed to find a Bramley since I arrived in Australia 40 years ago. And Granny Smith's are a damn' poor substitute!
Forum: Australia
May 28th 2008, 3:35 am
Replies: 21
Views: 7,401
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Tell me some good things about Perth

What course will your husband do and where?
I studied at Murdoch; its Chinese garden, moon gate and pavilion on the lake have to be one of Perth's best-kept secrets:
my elder daughter's first...
Forum: Australia
May 8th 2008, 3:15 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Anyone ever had/owns a VW kombi??

Long ago (Nov.,1977 to be exact!) I drove a 1961 Beetle from Perth to Darwin on my own and at a time when most of the road was still unsealed.
There were two problems; the first was the 12v....
Forum: The Barbie
May 3rd 2008, 10:15 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,338
Posted By TheCrone

Re: In your Australian garden...

Gobbyjock, ginger won't grow so far south in WA, nor will poinciana trees; in fact many of the plants that are mentioned here need a tropical climate. But you can grow lots of things that the...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 24th 2008, 5:31 am
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By TheCrone

Re: duplex?

A duplex is (usually) a single-storey semi-detached house, a unit is a flat or an apartment.
Forum: Australia
Mar 3rd 2008, 12:22 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 4,741
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Frozen Pensions

I can't sign this. My UK pension wasn't frozen at the point of emigration, but from the date of its allocation - i.e., when I reached 60.
I WOULD sign if I were able, my UK pension (Widows) has...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 2nd 2008, 1:31 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Alcohol allergy?

You surely can ! Two sips of anything alcoholic and I begin to get a migraine - which can last for up to three days: (there are four common triggers for migraine - alcohol, chocolate, cheese and...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 14th 2008, 1:37 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,006
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Aboriginal experiences

Okay, the OP has copped a fair bit of stick for failing to come up with an instant solution to the "Aboriginal Problem". So do any of you have any ideas on how the current situation can be remedied?...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 14th 2008, 1:13 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,006
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Aboriginal experiences

My experiences with Aboriginal people come from living and working in the Kimberley between 1969 and 1972, when I was manageress of a hostel for Aboriginal school children in Halls Creek. I have...
Forum: Australia
Jan 31st 2008, 11:36 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Q for gardening cooks

An excellent (and quick) recipe for cabbage wedges, frozen or not:
4 cabbage wedges ( total weight abt. 12 oz.)
1 tablesp. dry white wine or dry cider
1 oz. butter
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 level...
Forum: Australia
Dec 30th 2007, 10:53 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By TheCrone

Re: New years eve in Perth

Gloucester Park Raceway puts on the best and safest show for kids and parents alike . Don't know if you have to book - maybe just for the restaurant - but 20,000 are expected to roll up, so you'd...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 30th 2007, 1:00 am
Replies: 93
Views: 2,876
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Books that have changed your life

It's a long time ago now, but the book that changed my life was Germaine Greer's "The Female Eunuch". I know she's regarded by many as a dotty old woman now - and maybe she is! - but at that time...
Forum: Australia
Dec 29th 2007, 3:39 am
Replies: 66
Views: 3,969
Posted By TheCrone

Re: not what australia has done for you

That's truly "above and beyond", Renth; good luck with whatever life brings.
Makes my involvement in Adult Literacy seem a bit weak, but I do drive the older residents in this retirement village to...
Forum: Australia
Dec 17th 2007, 10:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By TheCrone

Re: WA Driving Laws - Kids in front?

It's illegal for children under the age of eight to ride in the front and strongly recommended that they stay in the back until they're twelve - and yes, you're right, it's to do with the strength of...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 16th 2007, 5:33 am
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Good Chinese in the Perth Hills?

You'd have to come downthe hill, but The Aquarium on Great Eastern Highway (near Hardy Rd.) is one of the best I've tried.
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 15th 2007, 11:09 am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,117
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Left kids in the UK

"If I could turn back the clock.........."
Would I have done anything differently? No, I don't think so. Dragging a resentful teenager half-way across the globe would have been unfair to her and...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 15th 2007, 8:34 am
Replies: 65
Views: 2,384
Posted By TheCrone

Re: I Like Cheese And Onion Sandwiches

Vim, perhaps you're not aware that research (mine) has shown that a C & O sandwich, taken at 3am, is the best possible sleeping pill. For preference the cheese should be Margaret River Cheddar and...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 14th 2007, 5:12 am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,117
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Left kids in the UK

When we leave children behind, for whatever reason, we always hope that things will work out eventually. Sadly, sometimes it doesn't.
My two youngest daughters, then 11 and 3, came with me to...
Forum: Australia
Nov 29th 2007, 12:43 am
Replies: 59
Views: 9,882
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Snake Deterrent

SIL killed a dugite on the front steps last weeK! These are seriously nasty and particularly dangerous to have around a 12 month old who's into exploring anything that moves!
I was interested in...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 24th 2007, 11:40 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,618
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Australia under labour......

Yes, it IS business that creates a country's wealth - and all a Government does is "manage" that wealth. I don't deny that, for the most part, Howard, Costello et al have done a reasonable job of...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 18th 2007, 6:31 am
Replies: 57
Views: 2,242
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Your favourite 3 restaurants with the Wow factor.

We're spoilt for choice in Perth; so much depends on the cuisine you enjoy!
My three favourites:
The Witches' Cauldron
The Red Herring
The Aquarium Seafood Chinese Restaurant
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 18th 2007, 6:09 am
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By TheCrone

Re: Recipe needed for sauce-filled bread

Or you could buy a cob loaf. Cut off top, scoop out middle, brush inside with a good olive oil then pop into hot oven for 10 mins or so to crisp the case.
Fill with layers of salami,...
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