Thursday, June 18, 2009

At eighteen June can vote!

Am half listening to a satirical doco Global Haywire that The Spouse and Feral Beast are watching, must be good there's chuckling and horrified gasps...and it's narrated by Tom Baker, after all!

Ohhhh, goodie, it's almost midnight and I'll just finish this and trot off to beddy-byes to listen to the Nightlife Challenge on ABC radio.

1788 Woot, grab your bottle of home-made ale and gargle a toast as the name Sydney began to be bandied about in the new colony.
For those who actually care it was a bit of brown nosing to name it after Thomas Townshend 1st Viscount Sydney.
I know you care...I can hear it in your voice....

1792 Naughty run away Mary Bryant and her fellow nicker-offerers (them what done a bunk with her) were slung in the clink indefinitely at Portsmouth.
Until she batted her lashes at some bloke and got let off....

1873 Ohhhhhh errrrrrrr, well isn't Perth the fancy pants then!
Perth went the whole hog and lashed out on oil street lighting which was bung in on this date.

1895 Minnie Dean, infamous baby murderer, went on trial at Invercargill Supreme Court.
More info HERE.

1907 In The Bay of Plenty Times  the Chairman of the Canterbury  Fruitgrowers' Association stated -
"If Tasmanian fruit is allowed free into NZ it will collar the market and the only thing left for us will be to chop down our orchards and go in for cow-spanking."
Now there's a mental image to make you stay indoors after dark.....
*It actually means milking cows. Now finish your brekkie*

Lemon Pudding.
  • Oil or grease a casserole dish.
  • In a mixing bowl cream a huge-ish lump of butter with about 1 cup of sugar and 2 egg yolks.
  • Bung in the juice and zest of 2 lemons, keep mixing.
  • Chuck in a cup of plain flour and a large-ish dollop of milk, keep mixing.
  • Toss in the egg whites after you've changed your mind about beating them into stiff peaks, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
  • Scrape the lot into the casserole dish, bung on the lid and whack in a hot oven for 25 mins.
  • Serve with ice cream or cream or whatever you prefer to bring on a heart attack/diabetic coma.


  1. "Nightlife Challenge"

    I take it that's a bit like 'Folically Challenged' or 'Proportionally Challenged' and is aimed at people who are tucked up in bed with their radios and a mug of cocoa rather than partying down the local nighclub?

  2. LOL
    It's a trivia quiz that has a cult following so, yep, you're pretty spot on, Brian ;)

  3. Am just off to buy lemons as Jeanie did a lemon square recipe. I will get extra me thinks.

  4. I'm going to try Jeanie's lemon squares this arvo, WS, looks delish!

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