Monday, February 4, 2008

Trivial History February 4

Having stuck some pins in my Voodoo Barbie (pins and accessories sold separately) and having had more than 4 hours sleep, I look back at yesterday and laugh (insert evil laugh here) at the whole day...although that bread really is quite light and fluffy!lol

Get out your rolled oats Mother Hubbard, tis Porridge Day in Latvia! This is a ceremony where newby shepherds are told to gather buckets of porridge (which are really filled with water) and take them up to the hills to feed his starving co-workers. When the poor chappie rocks up, he has the buckets of water dumped over him.

How low can you go? Break out the limbo stick as it's the Limbo Festival in Tobago and Trinidad, which is actually a funeral rite of passage presenting the soul passing into the next realm. Do the Limbo!

1796 Getting a tad big for their boots soldiers from the NSW Corps gate crashed and trashed John Baughan's 'umble 'ome, with the infamous Macarthur in the lead.

A pub in Darwin has a bar completely enclosed with wire mesh and is named The Animal Bar. Its origins date to when crocodiles and dogs used to follow patrons into the bar. A pint for the road and 2 for the biatches outside...

1874 Mark Bell became the first Currency Born Lad to win the Victoria Cross.

Ghost spot-
A hotel in Maryborough,QLD, is home to a family of ghosts. The owners of the hotel in the 1850's grieved the loss of their 2 children and buried them nearby. After the parents deaths, the family of 4 returned to the hotel where they used to keep the patrons company.

1887 The QLD choo-choo reached Wallangarra on the NSW border, allowing Banana Benders and Cockroaches to mingle freelybiggrin

Great Aunt Hepzibah's Handy Hints-
For scented clothes when ironing put 10 drops of essential Lavender oil into a spray bottle with 20ml of pure vodka and top with water. Shake vigorously and use on clothes when ironing.

1942 Horror of Horrors ! Calamity! Authorities in Darwin announced, that due to wartime shortages, the city had run out of beer. Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Grandma Mehitabel's Menu-
Yummy Fish Batter.
Mix milk with plain flour till runny, stirring in lemon pepper, dill, pepper, finely chopped onion and parsley.
Coat fish in plain flour then dip into batter. Fry in a hot pan with a little oil and serve with a fresh crisp green salad.

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