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by Hughie
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: It's a crazy world.
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: It's a crazy world.

Often wondered what the breakdown on where all this money goes? :shock:
by Hughie
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: My Photos
Topic: Jumping Crocodiles
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Jumping Crocodiles

Yes, Bill. They are in a natural environment in the Adelaide River - these are salties and further inland are their freshwater cousins. On the other hand there are crocodile farms here run by the handbag makers - they are a different thing.
by Hughie
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: My Photos
Topic: Jumping Crocodiles
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Jumping Crocodiles

We had a trip down the Adelaide River near Darwin to see the jumping crocodiles. Very scary things – glad of the safety of the boat. This was a female. http://i.imgur.com/jFpv23S.jpg This was a male http://i.imgur.com/o3PYaAa.jpg Later had a couple of ice cold beers (it was 33 deg Celsius) in the bu...
by Hughie
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: My Photos
Topic: Bird Habits !!
Replies: 28
Views: 632

Re: Bird Habits !!

Came across this oddly ringed pigeon in Perth's city Mall West Australia yesterday.

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by Hughie
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic
Replies: 4128
Views: 222279

Re: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic

Yep! That's us, on the high seas away from our Winter for a wee while. :)
by Hughie
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic
Replies: 4128
Views: 222279

Re: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic

Sorry if I took a while to respond. We are on holiday :D with limited access. :(
by Hughie
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic
Replies: 4128
Views: 222279

Re: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic

I have no problem to reply to a poster without using the quote when it's credible. However as i suspect some members are moderated.It just so happens to cause confusion. Are these guys on a life-sentence :roll: Brian, All I can say is that if anyone is on moderation I’ve put them there for a very g...
by Hughie
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: On this day
Topic: Saltcoats - On This Day In History
Replies: 1226
Views: 106822

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Loved those Summer shows that were put on at the Pavilion. :D
by Hughie
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Your favourite music on Youtube etc...
Replies: 50
Views: 1071

Re: Your favourite music on Youtube etc...

And interestingly - Brian Connolly, the lead singer of 'The Sweet' was the half brother of Mark McManus who played the lead role in the Detective series 'Taggart' Seen Mark McManus play the lead role in Melbourne in the musical 'Half a sixpence', the part played by Tommy Steel in the UK - probably ...
by Hughie
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic
Replies: 4128
Views: 222279

Re: The ... What are you doing or thinking right now - Topic

End of term school holidays here in Oz. Busy day with No.2 son's kids. She, showing how good she is at gymnastics on the front lawn - still doesn't believe she inherits her gymnastic skills from me. :roll:
by Hughie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Don't try this at home!
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Don't try this at home!

Axe chopping events are a regular thing here in Australia at the show ground events. The Tasmanians reckon they started it. We even had it on the TV football shows on a Sunday morning in the studio. :roll:
by Hughie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Air raid siren testing in Ardrossan in the 1970's
Replies: 20
Views: 1473

Re: Air raid siren testing in Ardrossan in the 1970's

Yes, it was Willie McCourt and Alex McFarlane. I was in the same retained firemen's' group - think there were eight of us in each of the two retained groups at Ardrossan Fire Station. We all had bells in our houses for call out to fires through the night, and listened for the siren throughout the d...