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Love old wheels? Check out Yass

Who doesn’t love a carefully restored vintage car? Thank you to the long legged one for sharing these beauties with us.

Where to next?

1937 Packard 120 Business Coupe 1937 Packard 120 Business Coupe

1939 Buick Business Coupe 1939 Buick Business Coupe

1924 Ford Model T Speedster 1924 Ford Model T Speedster

If you’re quick and anywhere near Yass in New South Wales, you still have time to check out Classic Yass, the annual vintage motor show. It’s on today, 3 November, with almost 350 entrants spread across Banjo Patterson and Riverside Parks.

My friend, Maggie, and I stopped by this morning. We went early and got the second-best parking place in town.

Hundreds of people (and quite a few dogs) were there to enjoy the cars and billy cart (go cart) races. Maggie said there had been a plan to cancel the races, but there had been a public outcry. Race organiser, the Rotary Club, said they needed more volunteers for the races to go ahead. That worked because most of Yass offered to help.

The day has plenty of other activities. There are plenty of food…

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November 4, 2018 · 9:39 am

On the A List

Hooray, my loyal followers are keeping me supplied with interesting lists. Thank you very much, Bruce from the Shaky Island.

I am making no editorial comments, Bruce is waiting to see what my observant followers will have to say. So, the pressure is on you.

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I will record what I can make out from his list, I hope someone is able to tell us what the mystery items are. I like the handwriting/printing, and the dashing tittle (there’s something for you to look up) over the letter i.

Potting mix, wine (just for you Susie), butter, dinner, chilli 1, tomatos (sic) 8, capsicum 6, leg stocking, twine, beef steak, something, ox heart, monte carlo, something, Lotto (did he win?), T. cloth, smokes.

Bruce could spin a mighty yarn for us on his blog  Weave a web   just using the items on this list.

If any of you find a list, please let me know in the comments section, and I’ll give you my email address. This is your opportunity for fame and fortune!

 

 

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‘nother list

This was donated by the Cat Whisperer (thanks, Kim), who said:

Look what I found outside the IGA at Pleasant Park, Ballarat, VIC.
It obviously has more than one author.

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For those of you who never had the privilege of deciphering the handwriting of doctors, here is what is on the list:

I doz eggs (I wonder what the word Check beside that means? Expiry date? Something else?), ham, baked beans, corn kernels, cauli, crumpets, broccoli, fruit cup, bananas (3), mandarins, which got the reject button, bread. spring onions, water, potatoes are also not needed, nor is GF SR flour [do you all know what those letters stand for?], garam masala, milk, yoghurt (3), sweet potato, with an arrow leading back to the rest of the fresh produce, noodles & more (I assume that might be a brand name), GF spaghetti and the star of the show: NEW SPONGE MOP HEAD.

So there is someone with either coeliac disease or gluten intolerance in the household, and aside from ham, there is no mention of meat on the list. And, no wine for Susie!

Keep looking for those lists, folks. I enjoy receiving them and sharing them.

Spring is in the air. Just look at these blossoms which are to be found on the paulownia trees around town. They smell as good as they look.

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In which M’Lord supplies a shopping list

I have been languishing in the doldrums of blogdom, waiting for some divine inspiration perhaps. That arrived in the guise of an email from a crusty old curmudgeon whom I have taken to calling M’Lord, which he seems to like. I follow his blog,  here because there’s often something in it with which I or one of his other followers can take umbrage, and heaven knows we can all do with a little umbrage in our lives.

As far as I can ascertain, M’Lord lives in a Sydney suburb going by the name of Annandale, no doubt because that is its name. Here is a Google map that shows you (vaguely) where you’d find it if you were wandering around in Sydney one fine day. Annandale

M’Lord shares his life with a pretty little dog (Coco) and a long suffering wife whom he has lovingly labelled The War Office (hereafter referred to as TWO).

It was TWO who was off to fill the larder, and M’Lord was assigned to write the shopping list. I am always suspicious of people who write tidy shopping lists, and I present exhibit 1 (the only exhibit, in fact) to support my case. 

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Aside from gaining an insight into the culinary habits and brand name loyalties of the family unit, the only other satisfaction I could gain from it was that there was a spelling error. Now, let’s wait and see what M’Lord has to say in response to that observation. It shouldn’t be long coming, if past experience is anything to go by. Oh, and thank you M’Lord, for contributing to my blog.

PS Remember “Mission Possible” from the previous shopping list? It turns out that this is the name of an appliance repair shop in the town where my Canadian Correspondent lives.

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Short, but not necessarily sweet

And, it has a little mystery, as a bonus.

This shopping list was sent to me by my Canadian correspondent. (Thank you, YT).

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Well, I can see that the shopper will have vegetarian burgers with corn. (I hope that was on the cob.)

But, what in the world is mission possible

And, judging by the blob of ink on the first letter of corn, maybe he/she should invest in a new pen.

Here’s another bonus, a view of the beginning of the PGF (Palatial Granny Flat).

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I felt like I had hit the jackpot!

I spotted this list on the floor of the newly renovated Coles supermarket in Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia. I didn’t hesitate a second to swoop on it.

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The item “Listerine Tabs” intrigued me, I didn’t know Listerine came in tablets. When looking online to find out more about this, I found a report on a student’s project, to design travel packs of the tablets. I’d sure buy them!

http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/2016/04/listerine-mouthwash-tablets-student.html

Packaging of the World is a package design inspiration archive showcasing the best, most interesting and creative work worldwide.

 

I have no idea what Tomato-Corri could be, unless it’s 2 separate items, the second being Coriander.

Then, I noticed that the list was written on the back of a receipt from the only other supermarket in town, Foodworks. This shopper seems to be a good recycler! The second photo shows what he/she bought at Foodworks, 4 days earlier.

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Tutti potenziali bersagli

It wasn’t Peter after all, but Ruth who solved the riddle for me. Her photos don’t show, unfortunately, but now we know what those sculptures are all about.

Thank you, Ruth.

My Life: Part Two

I was in the vicinity of Piazzale Ostiense this week and I thought I’d stop off and take a photo for you, Gentle Reader.  It’s a fairly boring piazza in front of the Roma-Ostia train station but there’s a cool monument there called tutti potenziali bersagli (all potential targets), which was mounted on the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Italy. On April 25, 1945, Mussolini’s puppet government in northern Italy fell, as Italian partisans declared a general uprising and American forces seized Turin and Milan. Two days later, Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were captured in the village of Dongo (best village name ever!) while trying to flee to Switzerland. They were shot by a firing squad along with 16 Fascist associates. Six of them, including Mussolini and Petacci, were dumped in the Piazza Quindici Martiri (formerly Piazzale Loreto, the piazza had recently been renamed to honor the 15 anti-Fascists recently executed…

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