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Nobby last won the day on July 23 2017

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    Gold Coast Queensland OZ
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    Fishing (Salt & Fresh) My Wife Ann, My Son's, Ransley 36 & Travis 34. Keeping Weight Off, Living a Good Life,Catching up with you guys on a regular basis.
  1. I don’t know if you will believe this but a lot of Councils in Queensland are doing away with recycling as it is costing us too much? Although we do have a rubbish and recycling centre in most suburbs, which is free, we can drop green waste, garbage ang recyclables, flattened cartons, batteries and bottles.
  2. Yes, we are all good, nothing has really changed. Our youngest is still suffering from spinal injuries and our eldest was diagnosed with Asberger's Sydrome, but why complain. Annie and I are going pretty good, we just had a three day break at a new resort, over last week-end, our apartment was on the fourth floor and we were in walking distance of all our favourite eateries and watering holes. The fact that it is only 12 minutes drive from home sounds silly but when you live in Paradise, why travel?
  3. I apologise to Eddie, Vanda and all members for being off post for so long. Nothing ill had befallen me except that technology has taken over. Since I was given an IPad, I have found that it has become a chore to get onto my laptop. Once again, I apologise and will put the site onto my IPad, so I can keep in touch. Nobby
  4. As stated he was a life-long Toxophilite (Archer), I once shot with him at Dunster Castle (near Minehead) in the early 70's. A lovely man. Nobby
  5. Congrats to you both. Ann & I were going to renew our vows over the original Blacksmiths anvil in Gretna Green in 2001. Then we found there were another 9 original blacksmith's anvils in Gretna and the idea quickly faded into ridiculousness. Commercialism gone beserk!!!!! Nobby
  6. Ann and I have been given FREE tickets to see a pre-release of the movie DUNKIRK, on Monday evening, can't wait, no spoiler alerts please, if anyone has seen it. I hope it lives up to its 5 star rating and critical acclaim. Nobby
  7. What with Boar and possibly Lynx roaming free, it could turn into either the Hunger Games or Pommie equivalant of the Ozzie Cane Toad Explosion. Nobby
  8. I will let my bro know. what will happen to the place now, they can't pull it down as it would have been a listed building, especially the Monks Retreat. I think that it is time that the National Trust were got onto the case. It has been a disgrace how the place has been treated since it's closer. Might need to get Paul Harris on the job, go on Paul, make a name on the National Scene. Nobby
  9. That is such a pity, I have many fond memories of drinking in The Monk's Retreat, even before I was 18. My brother had his wedding reception there. Then good nights when it became the Bier Keller. What is the amount of the actual damage? Nobby.
  10. Sorry that I missed this original post but I remember my sister, who was living in Cotteswold Road at the time, telling me about the hell that you all went through. At the time they were renting a house next to the vets, at the matson end of the road.It was only when the floods came that they found out that the house had been built over an underground stream, which became an underground torrent. I always say to Ann, when ever we have a power failure and have moved outside with a bottle of wine and candles, "it doesn't take much to send our techno world back to the middle ages." Nobby.
  11. Thanks very much Boss, it was a quiet one bt enjoyable. Nobby
  12. I apologise Boss, a very belated best wishes on your Birthday, from Ann & I. Nobby
  13. Our Mum made a great Bread Pudding, whether served Hot or Cold it would cling to your stomach and keep you fed for hours. I have made it a few times, when the kids were younger and it certainly quietened them down. Plus Yorkshire pud and spotted dick, comfort food of old. Far better than Mackers and KFC that todays kids fill up on, cheaper too. And who could forget Bread and Dripping, food of the poor but manna from heaven. Nobby.
  14. G'day Vanda, I used to love Eiffel Tower Lemon Drink, the thought of it brings back memories of long summmer days, fishing the canal, as a kid. We were too poor for the other things, we only had proper semilina pudding and sago or rice puddings. To quote Ken Dodd, "Our family was so poor, I was naked until I was five, then Mum bought me a cap so I could look out the window"!!! Nobby
  15. My nephew Adam, who is staying with us as I write, used to live in one of the units in the old building which is pictured behind the flotilla. Nobby.