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feather1952

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Still learning…but this is me. Love physical exercise like yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️ pilates or balance 🤸🏼‍♂️plus a bit of pump 🏋🏼‍♀️ but also happy to just walk 🚶‍♀️ I believe we’ve lost our way when it comes to food & am a proponent of J.E.R.F. Just Eat Real Food & very little processed or packaged food. Love my garden, especially when I grow my own produce. Not very good at it, but that’s ok. At 71 life is pretty damned good, healthier than I was 30yrs ago & intend to stay that way for as long as I can. Wiradjuri country.

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caity, to random
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So partner has gone to do some shopping. I am too tired to go anywhere, and I was going to go back to bed, but a pedestrian, shifty AF, turned up in the street and started doing odd things, standing in the rain, and Wonderdog did her full big girl bark,standing on her back legs, and roaring at him - she is a good judge of character, and now I am all edgy again.

feather1952,
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@caity
Good Wonderdog - I always trust dogs a dogs instincts towards people.

feather1952,
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@stib @caity
Do they hate him or his bike 🛵.

timrichards, to Trains
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Yes! I'm off to Sydney by XPT train for a conference. And that's the Overland train to Adelaide on the other platform. Interstate trains all round. :)

Will be writing about the experience later at my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/timrichards

feather1952,
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@timrichards
Don’t forget to wave as you pass through Wodonga - 😉.

timrichards, to NewZealand
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Adopt, or... steal? (The more traditional approach.)

BTW, we had hokey-pokey ice cream in Western Australia when I was a kid.

Ten things Australians should adopt from New Zealand

(maybe paywalled) #NewZealand #Australia https://www.smh.com.au/traveller/reviews-and-advice/ten-things-australians-should-adopt-from-new-zealand-20240206-p5f2sl.html

feather1952,
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@timrichards
Hokey Pokey is just honeycomb, we’ve always had it, but we do seem to have adopted the kiwi name for it.

luciedigitalni, to random
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feather1952,
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@luciedigitalni
Looks pretty awesome to me.

feather1952, to random
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G’day tooting friends. I feel like I’ve hardly been online today - maybe because I haven’t 😁. Vinnies day today but didn’t last more than a couple of hours before I started to feel my back, still got a few things done that needed doing.
I had a phone call from a friend today. She asked if I wanted to help her clean a house for a friend of hers who is selling it, cash in hand. She’s now not very happy with me for saying I didn’t want to! Part of my reasoning is cleaning a whole house for sale is damned hard work & I considered my back & my leg & the fact I really don’t care about money even though yes - it would be nice. It takes me twice as long to clean my own place nowadays. She doesn’t seem to understand & thinks I should want to do it anyway 🤷🏼‍♀️.
Apart from that little issue - I’ve quite enjoyed my day. #Thursday #Vinnies

feather1952,
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@timrichards
Probably because it’s so very expensive. Another friend has a daughter who does end of lease cleaning, she can get $1000 for it😳.

Pretty sure I wouldn’t be offered that. Still, even if I was it isn’t worth the aggravation I’d most definitely have with my back. I’m still feeling it after swimming laps earlier this week & I was careful.

Susan60, to actuallyautistic
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Such a long day’s travel yesterday, winding up with a family dinner, when all I wanted was to unpack, shower & go to bed. Managed to excuse myself from the conversation to do just that. Yay me! @actuallyautistic

A cow peeking through trees and underbrush at the edge of a field.
A lush garden with blooming flowers in raised beds, a green watering can, and a small blue shed with a heart-shaped cutout in the door. Trees and shrubbery in the background under a cloudy sky.

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@actuallyautistic @Susan60
What a cute wee shed - I’d be claiming that span if I could 😁.

feather1952,
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@actuallyautistic @Susan60
What a cute wee shed - I’d be claiming that space if I could 😁.

feather1952,
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@Susan60 @actuallyautistic
Someone is very clever 😀.

chestas, to Plants
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Our herb garden is flourishing. We have mint (lots), rosemary, sage (two sorts), oregano, lemon balm, lemon verbena, lavender (three types), tarragon and thyme. We've added some succulents as companion plants.

This week my wife is trimming and drying herbs and our kitchen smells wonderful 🙂

#plants #gardening #food #herbs

A lavender bush with a few purple flowers in front of a small lemon verbena tree being trained by stakes and string

feather1952,
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@chestas
I love them all & your herb garden is looking fabulous.

I fibbed - I loathe lavender 😂. Stinky stuff!

feather1952,
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@chestas
Rose petal I’m good with. Lavender makes me sneeze, it’s just too pungent for me. My sisters both love it - but I’m the middle one so I have to be different 😉.

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@treleanor @chestas
Love anything lemony or minty.

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@chestas @treleanor
I used to love jasmine. At one house I lived I had night flowering jasmine outside the kitchen window & it was gorgeous, couldn’t smell it during the day, but at night - lovely.
When I move into my unit I put jasmine on my front porch, way too close to my bedroom window & had the worst hay fever I’ve ever had in my life. So I got rid of it & wont go near it now.

luciedigitalni, to food
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More stories about beaches and food

I got a little taken with the dining on the beach at sunset concept when I arrived here. It is bloody special but it's also probably not where the best, and certainly not the best value, food is. Surprisingly, the prices here don't vary much/at all between on the beach and on the main road, certainly for food and massages, though they do for rooms, of course.

I was also a bit spoiled with my first sunset dinner - a fabulous red duck curry which has been the dining highlight of the trip so far.

I liked it so much I went back the next night and had fried pork belly (tiny bit dry but very yummy) and a creamy Tom Kha Gai, which needed a bit more (some!) chilli but still lovely.

The next night, having found some pedals to hire, I went on a little adventure to another beachside restaurant at the next beach for a decent (not spicy enough) pork larb, and...

1/2

#KohLanta #Food

blue tablecloth with a plate of rice, a plate of fried pork belly, a glass and a bottle of soda water
that blue tablecloth again, this time with a bowl of creamy Tom Kha Gai (coconut) soup and the same glass and bottle of soda water
a red tablecloth and a plate of pork larb (minced pork salad) with some styled cucumber slices

feather1952,
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@luciedigitalni
Your food choices look absolutely amazing & even though I’m not hungry - I could eat some of that - lovely.

timrichards, (edited ) to Trains
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What do we fancy for the final lunch aboard the Indian Pacific?

#Train #Trains #Food cc @diningcar

feather1952,
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@timrichards
Jewfish & fruit platter 😃.

luciedigitalni, to random
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Guess where I'm not dining tonight?

#KohLanta

feather1952,
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@luciedigitalni
Hmmm - you just know don’t you!

timrichards, to Trains
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Lunch aboard the Indian Pacific as we cross the Nullarbor Plain. Camel curry, anyone? 🐪 🐪 🐪

#Train #Trains Cc @diningcar

Bowl of camel curry with a glass of white wine.
Baked apple and cinnamon with vanilla ice cream.

feather1952,
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@timrichards @diningcar
Looks great Tim, hope you’re enjoying the journey.

timrichards, to random
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OK so I went on a great Adelaide street art tour (see below, recommended) - and it didn't stop raining for a moment! We did a lot of huddling beneath eaves while looking at art. This weather can f*ck right off.

The tour btw: https://flamboyancetours.com.au/tour/jimmy-c-adelaide-street-art-tour/

feather1952,
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@timrichards
I know some of this street art from my own wanderings in Adelaide last time I was there. I would like to do this tour next time I’m over visiting family. Looks good.

chestas, (edited ) to Tasmania
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Yesterday I went to Cradle Mountain (where I saw a baby wombat) and noticed a plant on the Dove Lake track that I didn't know. Turns out it is a Green Mountainlily, a plant endemic to Tasmania that has only one close relative species which grows on New Caledonia.

It is an ancient species, dating back 120 million years and is easy to miss as it doesn't look anything special.

#tasmania #lutruwita #bloomscrolling #nature #flowers #EndemicFlora

feather1952,
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@chestas
It’s beautiful.

Qldaah, to auspol
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They don't seem to realise what they're saying.

My name is Senator Michaelia Cash. I earn a six figure salary from the Australian public. I'm opposed to workers (that's those that do the actual work in the nation instead of talking all day) receiving an $804 tax cut. #auspol

feather1952,
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@Qldaah @timrichards
Aren’t they. They really show just how much they look down on those of us at the lower end of the economic scale!

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feather1952,
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@luciedigitalni
Oh Thailand - crazy amazing place. Hope you’re having a wonderful time.

feather1952,
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@luciedigitalni
Oh how lovely. Enjoy.

timrichards, to Trains
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Yes I'm at Melbourne's Southern Cross Station, about to head off on a proper shiny streamlined long-distance train to Adelaide (and from there by train to Perth).

As always, I'll be writing posts about my trip exclusively for my patrons at Patreon... feel free to join at https://www.patreon.com/timrichards

#Train #Trains #Adelaide #Melbourne #Overland

feather1952,
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@timrichards
I haven’t been on the Overland since it stopped being an overnighter with sleeping compartments, but I have heard very good reports about the day trip. I’m presuming you’re on board the Indian Pacific from Adelaide, hope to do that myself either this year or the next.
Have a lovely trip.

timrichards, (edited ) to melbourne
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Melbourne Mastodon Meetup!

@mike, @ThermiteBeGiants, @NarrelleMHarris and I would like to get together IRL for some drinks, and you're all invited...

On: Thursday 18 January, from 6pm
At: The Quiet Man pub, 271 Racecourse Road, Kensington
PT: Newmarket Station or Tram 57 (Stop 24).

We can meet for a drink in the front bar, and there'll be a table booked in the dining room from 6.30pm. (Find menu etc here: https://www.thequietman.com.au/)

If you can definitely make it, could you let me know by replying below? Then I can get the numbers right when booking the table.

See you there! (Please boost for reach)

#Melbourne #Australia #Meetup

feather1952,
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@NarrelleMHarris @tintinaus @mike @lwinko @PCOWandre @ThermiteBeGiants @timrichards @Simbera @ThePingMachine @koosli
I love this. So great that you could all meet up!

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