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General Discussion / geology
« on: June 10, 2016, 11:12:29 AM »
Does anyone know of a geologist in the Gosford area of NSW'

Fossicking Locations / Nundle
« on: June 12, 2015, 08:15:26 PM »
Hi all.
I am heading up to Nundle to do a bit of fishing and fossicking in the last week of this month. Does anyone know and give me the heads up on where I might find sapphires.
Thanks in advance.

Trip Talk / yellow stuff
« on: April 14, 2013, 05:10:15 PM »
Hi all, I'm looking for any information that I can get re. Oallen ford NSW. Hopefully someone has visited here in the recent past. beers

Trip Talk / wollongong
« on: July 09, 2012, 09:43:04 AM »
Have just returned from a weekend in this glorious city. Booked into an upmarket concrete and glass block and arrived there about 4.50 p.m. on friday and began the hunt for food. Hotel was offering a steak balanced on a chip so decided to look further afield.
So with my driver ( dishwasher, cook, housekeeper, and general gofor, namely wife) we set out to explore the culinary delights of Wollongong. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! every possible venue appeared on the right hand side of the street but, there are no right hand turns allowed. In other words if you want to turn right, go left!
I could see no problems with turning right as there were very few, if any, pedestrians to be seen. Seems that at 5pm sharp all the shops close and a mass exodus of the trading population takes place and with it goes all those trying to spend their last dollar.
Honestly it is the only city that I've been too where the GPS has become so confused that it shut down and refused to work.
We did eventually find our way back to the hotel and ordered the steak, very nice too.
So, if you ever go to wollongong here are a few tips.
1. If you are on foot then the road code for pedestrians doesn't necessarily apply, you don't have to look left when you cross the road because theres nothing coming.
2. Take sandwiches and a thermos of tea if arriving around 5pm.
3.A left hand drive vehicle is advisable.
4. If you've just robbed the bank then turn right at every intersection, the police will never catch you.

Honestly though it's a very nice place to spend a weekend thank you wollongong.

General Discussion / one for the crossword lovers
« on: January 17, 2012, 10:47:51 AM »
Cryptic clue.

Name An element found in the alphabet between the letters G and P.

Had me foxed for days ! ;)

General Discussion / Age.
« on: January 15, 2012, 07:30:03 AM »
Have had many discussions with the war office ( wife) lately in regards to camping and she who must be obeyed (at all times) has made the executive decision that, "as rough as it's going to get from now on Boyo is a cabin in a tourist park !) so have been forced to sell some of  our camping gear............

Now I know it's Sunday morning and for some a holy day but, my first thoughts when waking up were that I should have advertised her instead ! Maybe an offer below 10 cents wouldn't be an incosiderable amount to ask........ :'(

General Discussion / Christmas
« on: December 22, 2011, 06:47:41 AM »

Ask a "Silly" Question / glass engraving
« on: May 22, 2011, 06:25:21 PM »
Can anyone tell me where I can obtain green stone burrs and Arkansas white stone burrs..............I need them for my glass engraving............any help with names and addresses of suppliers in Australia would be appreciated. ???

General Discussion / Eucambene
« on: March 07, 2011, 08:35:28 AM »
I still haven't grown my 'new eye' yet ! don't know why lizards can grow new tails and I can't grow a new eye. Totally unfair I say.
I'm off to lake Eucambene for a couple of weeks trout fishing at the end of the month and not knowing the area, was wondering if it's worth chucking the pick and sieve in the back of the truck ( for those days where I don't feel like fishing, or have caught too many).
Anyone know this area at all? any info would be well recieved.
Next month it's New England again to look for the 'pretties.' I haven't been told yet but caught my partner going through her jewellery box the other day counting her sapphires, ( one for me, one for me, one for me!) total scrooge!  this is a good indication that she has itchy feet so I know it's going to be on.

General Discussion / Loss of an eye
« on: July 26, 2010, 09:17:07 AM »
Hi all, since last being here I have lost my right eye due to an accident. A stupid accident. I was chopping a piece of firewood which broke and came up off the ground like a rocket, hitting me in the face and fracturing my nose, my eyebrow and piercing my right eye. The surgeon did what he could to save it, but no luck and I was on my way to Sydney to have it removed. Extremely painful and very bad headaches for about 3 weeks.However I'm on the mend.
I never realised just how important two eyes are..........It's left me with feelings of vulnerability, unsteadiness, disorientation etc.
So for those who read this please cover those eyes when doing things that just might blind you.
Anyway it's bloody hard watching a tennis match on T.V. now, can only see one player..........boring lol. beers

General Discussion / The yellow deceiver
« on: May 08, 2010, 07:57:16 AM »
Bye Bye Girls and boys as I'm off to the diggings tomorrow to make my fortune and at $1275 a fine ounce ( and still rising) who can afford not too.
  Mind you I said this when it was $500,$600,$700,$800 etc.etc. and still came away broke.
Ah well, 10 out of 10 for tenacity, 0 out of 10 for brains............. Droo

General Discussion / How to get up on a cold morning
« on: May 06, 2010, 09:03:56 AM »
Wake at 4:30 crawl out of bed at 5:0......crawl back in at 3 seconds past five Brrr!
Think :-\..........Nudge wife, 'Oi' WHAT? get out of bed and make me a cuppa will you...BANG!
Out of bed, downstairs and defrost the breakfast steak on my right every time. ;D

General Discussion / Am I missing something?
« on: May 03, 2010, 08:31:39 AM »
Well it had to come, something has gotten right up my nose. tobacco tax. O.K. I'm a smoker, cough, wheeze etc.
I remember back to my first job and believe it or not I really enjoyed doing it, it gave me a wage packet and therefore a certain amount of independence and of course, a girlfriend. But it was short lived. The Government in their wisdom? required my presence elsewhere and I had very little choice in the matter.
They gave me a uniform and a rifle and taught me to march and obey orders. I must admit that I didn't have a lot of interest in this.Then sent me overseas to a country that I had heard very little about, gave me free cigarettes and had me commit the most henous crime against civilisation that could be imagined. When I came home and like many others, sick both mentally and physically they dumped me, hooked on cigarettes, jobless and without a girlfriend.
Now they tell me that cigarettes are dangerous to my health !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please explain to me someone how our Chinese speaking Australian Emperor has ever managed to do his sums...........
On the one hand he has raised the price of cigarettes to fund the health services and by raising the price he hopes to stop people smoking, am I missing something here??????

Fossicking Locations / trip
« on: April 29, 2010, 02:08:34 PM »
Has anyone any information on the Hill End, Sofala , Ophir district, in regards to fossicking and camping ?
any information would be appreciated.

General Discussion / Apply the handbrake or feed the dog.
« on: April 10, 2010, 01:47:27 PM »
Driving through the bush over rocks and stones, people, shops and traffic forgotten,total isolation and enjoying every moment I spied a piece of 'ground' at the bottom of a slight rise. It warranted further inspection, so having parked the fourby at the top of the rise I set out on foot.
 Now I'm not in the habit of either switching the engine off or applying the handbrake when 'out there' I firmly believe that any policeman who goes where I do is either up to some mischief or on the run and up to this date I hadn't encountered any.
I'd left my German Shepherd B... (female) in the cab and told her to stay as one does........she wasn't going to move anyway, she's that well trained or lazy.
I walked, stumbled, tripped down the slope until I reached the 'ground' Now having a cracked lense causes me to get closer to the ground than normal in order to 'spec' it. After a short while dodging spiders and scorpions hell bent on biting my nose I heard the fourby engine change note but gave it no heed, probably a bit of dirt in the carby, who knows. Shortly after there was a cracking of rotten wood and GS barking her head off.
I'm not a person who panics easily, probably because when something dangerous happens my brain is the last part of my body to catch on and I normally miss the excitement. BUT not this time. Coming towards me was the fourby with GS in the drivers seat, she must have jumped over and knocked the gear lever....................
It ended up happily with only a few more scratches on the bull bar.
But it has left me wondering , have I been feeding her enough, or should I apply the handbrake in future. ???

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