Liz's colonic journey

lorikeet

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Thousands of them busy in the fig trees now the peach season has ended. As noisy as Mynahs and hadedas combined! Australia has the most gorgeous birds. I want able to get my own pix with my cellphone.
These are the trees outside my mums unit. See if you can spot a parrot!

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Yesterday we went to Port Adelaide to visit the maritime museum. I’m glad we came by plane! The berths on those old settler ships were ghastly.
These were meant to be shared by two!

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The school kids on a tour kindly demonstrated. Lou bravely had a lie down in one, listening to sound recordings of those Settlers diaries. I couldn’t. I could almost see the lice  and the smallpox and the scurvy on the horrible pallet!
The Titanic display was good. I especially liked reading the handwritten radio messages – made the whole thing very real. The note of the band playing ‘Nearer my God to Thee’ as the shop went under had me snivelling.

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I loved the collection of old figureheads. Pity stream and oil ended this practice of giving ships identity.

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The day before yesterday, we went to the Adelaide Zoo, and got to see Wang Wang and Funi, the panda cubs on loan from China, hopefully going to breed in time.

It’s a lovely zoo, with carefully designed environments and stimulation activities, though still a zoo. The petting zoo was an experience an evil eyed goat and a greedy sheep each are a corner of my brown paper feed bag ($2 a pop!) much to Dougal’s amusement.

That kid is powered by energiser batteries, I’m convinced.
The zoo was lots of walking but we all survived, including granny and aunty Liizhh (he’s working on the pronunciation).
Sam made a stunning lasagna without tomato, garlic or onion which really hit the spot for all of us with our strange diets. Lou was still as full of bounce as Dougal and Cleo (who is substituting for Pepper and Rocky) while the rest of us collapsed. It’s still almost full light at 7pm.

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Time to get washed and dressed for coffee at Norwood and the hunt for lactose, fructose-free Easter eggs!

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Comments on: "lorikeet" (5)

  1. Philippa said:

    Ag shame, this wasn’t really fair.

    Galah – Any person, but especially a foolish or absurd one.

    Ridgye- didge – The truth, or the genuine article.

    Septic Tank – American

    Dawson, S. (1999). Aussie Slang – What Australians say and what they really mean. Victoria, Australia: Penguin Books Ltd.

    I’m naughty aren’t I. Love to all of you there. Love the critters!

    • I got the answer to ridgy-didge and septic tank from Hamish today…. Do you know that ttacky-sacks we’re invented for long plane trips?

  2. Ja when I’ve been in Oz the sound of the birds always struck me as the real difference – parrot calls!

    OK. A formative assessment for Liz and Pat on their growing understanding of Oz culture. Explain, please

    galah

    the ridgy-didge

    septic tank

    best of luck, Philippa

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Thousands of them busy in the fig trees now the peach season has ended. As noisy as Mynahs and hadedas combined! Australia has the most gorgeous birds. I want able to get my own pix with my cellphone.
These are the trees outside my mums unit. See if you can spot a parrot!

image

Yesterday we went to Port Adelaide to visit the maritime museum. I’m glad we came by plane! The berths on those old settler ships were ghastly.
These were meant to be shared by two!

image

The school kids on a tour kindly demonstrated. Lou bravely had a lie down in one, listening to sound recordings of those Settlers diaries. I couldn’t. I could almost see the lice  and the smallpox and the scurvy on the horrible pallet!
The Titanic display was good. I especially liked reading the handwritten radio messages – made the whole thing very real. The note of the band playing ‘Nearer my God to Thee’ as the shop went under had me snivelling.

image

I loved the collection of old figureheads. Pity stream and oil ended this practice of giving ships identity.

image

The day before yesterday, we went to the Adelaide Zoo, and got to see Wang Wang and Funi, the panda cubs on loan from China, hopefully going to breed in time.

It’s a lovely zoo, with carefully designed environments and stimulation activities, though still a zoo. The petting zoo was an experience an evil eyed goat and a greedy sheep each are a corner of my brown paper feed bag ($2 a pop!) much to Dougal’s amusement.

That kid is powered by energiser batteries, I’m convinced.
The zoo was lots of walking but we all survived, including granny and aunty Liizhh (he’s working on the pronunciation).
Sam made a stunning lasagna without tomato, garlic or onion which really hit the spot for all of us with our strange diets. Lou was still as full of bounce as Dougal and Cleo (who is substituting for Pepper and Rocky) while the rest of us collapsed. It’s still almost full light at 7pm.

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Time to get washed and dressed for coffee at Norwood and the hunt for lactose, fructose-free Easter eggs!

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