General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

13 Comments

  1. Patzcuaro

     /  January 1, 2019

    Stranger than fiction cane toads catch a lift on a python after heavy rain. I’m not sure what the three cane toads in the foreground are up to.

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  2. kluelis

     /  January 1, 2019

    Walk to Pack and Save or walk to Countdown that is the question.

  3. Gezza

     /  January 1, 2019

    Aww, she’s so cute when she does this. She reminds me of a puppy. I reckon I probably will try and give her a little pat one day 😀

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  January 1, 2019

      She’s smiling and larfing !!! She’s giggling!

      Try it with a glove on.

      • Gezza

         /  January 1, 2019

        Bluey, Sweety & Alex were coming up close to me – about a metre or less – while I was down feeding Granville today. I tossed them some wheat grains and the odd bread chunk & they took them off to the pooklets, who they also allowed to get within about 3 m of me, but no closer.

        Young Shadow is nearly twice the size of Summer & River. I don’t fully relax until I see the two little ones are still there. Shadow was born on 21 December, I see from my notes. So maybe the two littlies were born up to a week later. It’s probably a good guide to how quickly they grow. Shadow tends to hog the food, but I noticed that while he runs up to Bluey, Alex and Sweety seem to concentrate on feeding the two little ones.

        The pooklets all get allowed to have a little play and run around but then get called back to the nest for a nap twice a day. Your godpook is not great at taking wheat grains to the pooklets but give him a bread chunk and he’s straight off to feed it to his little siblings. Very impressed with his caregiving dedication for one so young.

  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 1, 2019

    Own goal, Cadburys…the change to Roses choccies. Not only have they taken out the peppermint ones, they have changed the wrappers to little sealed ones instead of the twisted ones that you could play with. From the sound of it, they have changed to a lot of sickly, mushy, blah ‘flavours’.

    • Gezza

       /  January 1, 2019

      I’ve had to give up chocolate. 😭

      No idea why but every time I have any chocolate now, I end up with a migraine headache within a few hours.

      And I find Cadbury’s too oily & have preferred Whittakers up until I took a break from it.

      Sealed wrappers were absolutely the best for Roses. Iconic, they were.

      Jet planes and ma’s fruit jubes are my substitutes

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 1, 2019

        Now the twisted-end ones have been replaced with something like the ones single peppermints come in, the ones like bow ties are gone. No more untwisting the ends, they’ll have to be split open. You could make butterflies and angels with the old ones.

        The strawberry ones seem to be most people’s least favourite and the the peppermint creams most people’s favourite…so why take away the peppermint creams ? There seem to be very few people who like the new ones.

        I get migraines from very dark chocolate; I did from Whittaker’s one that is very, very dark, but it was almost worth it. Cadbury’s would do well to remember the New Coke fiasco and what that did to the business. Something tells me that we will see Roses marked right down in shops. It really does seem to be an own goal. Milk Tray has been revamped and given the raspberry by many people, now Roses has.

        When I was little, there’d be a tin of Quality Street or MacIntoshes or a box ot Roses in the Christmas stocking. I would lie on my bed reading the new book that I’d been given, eating my Roses or whatever it was.

        I found an old Quality Street tin in an opshop; the best one with the girl and the soldier on it.

        Whittakers gives Lindt a run for its money, I think; it’s at least as good. I can’t even remember the last time I had any Cadbury’s. I don’t eat much choc, but when I do, it’s Whittaker’s.

        • Gezza

           /  January 1, 2019

          I liked Whittakers macadamia block, but all of a sudden there were none. There seemed to have been a macadamia supply crisis. Dunno if they’re back on the shelves yet.

          One of my favourite Roses was their Turkish Delight.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  January 1, 2019

            I don’t remember seeing macadamia for a while. Turkish Delight is not one that I like much, too sweet. Macadamias are wonderful, they leave other nuts nowhere. I looked it up, and the price had risen so much that Whittakers couldn’t carry on using them.

            They grow here; I heard of someone whose tree was raided by possums, who leave a trail of shells. As macadamias are the hardest nuts to crack, possums must have teeth like metal crushers. If they could be trained to crack but not eat…

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  January 1, 2019

            I liked the nut ones and the peppermints.

  5. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 1, 2019

    Oh dear…the US politician Butch Otter is married to Gay Otter…another one is called Young Boozer (his real name) and a Krystal Ball stood for office.