Friday, November 20, 2009

November 21 says we can eat til we burst and then start all over again...

Shepparton survived my good self yet again...I must commend the good folks of Shepp in their stoic tolerance of my foooood collection activities...nom nom nom...
Baked Beans, Baby!
And....stuff....and....shortbreads....and...behemoth jars of gherkins and stuffed olives (not together cos they biatch and moan about having to share their space)...and Aniseed Rings....and...and...fruit galore for my Dear Papa.....and beetroot for The Spouse (yes, I've heard the joke about you can't beet a...)
Then we were sorely tempted by the Peanut Satay and Thai Green Curry sauces but we were Strong and Resisted! but later gave in when confronted with the tins of gourmet pink salmon in both lemon pepper and chili flavours nom nom nom and salad dressing and plum marinade and chutneys and fooood.
Oh, and I managed to snaffle several plum pudds for Chirssy day.

1863 The Maori surrendered at Rangiriri.
Further details HERE.

1871 Vic Pollies passed the Railways Extension Act which saw the massive explosion in the expansion - all over dis joint - of railway tracks, (infrastructure, employment, services to previously isolated towns, new transport for farm produce)...oops, sorry, got carried away.
Kind of like Brumby and Kosky...

1921 King George V who got up on his soap box and Declared! Canada's Coat of Arms to be Official! and the colours, of white and red, to be the Official Hues.

1956 Celebrations for the first 100 years of First Parliament.
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd moving right along.....

1976 Gordon Lightfoot hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Chart with The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald.
More info on the actual wreck HERE.
Or you could listen to Gordon warble If You Could Read My Mind....or Sundown...or go listen to Dr Hook and The Medicine Show singing about gettin' theirselves on Cover of The Rolling Stone.
Start clapping!
Join in..."on the cover of the rolling stooooooooooooooooooooooooone"

1988 Chinese Premier Li Peng was passing Christchurch, saw their light on and thought he'd pop in for a visit.
Ok, that was a joke.
He wasn't passing, Christchurch had broken away from the mainland and was sailing to take over the West Island (better known to you as Oz).
Ok, ok, that was a joke.
The West Island had already upped sticks and shifted to the North Pole.
Cos Rudolph said we could.
And Christchurch was actually heading forRussia.
Is my tiredness showing much...?

Yellow = New Zealand
Orange = Canada
Green = Australia
Red = usually British or other nationality
Anything in bold, italics and coloured blue is a link to another site with more info.

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  1. You were brave to travel on such a day for a tin of cling stone peaches.

    Railway extensions? I have never heard these words coupled.

  2. a SPC factory sale ..shortbreads in a can ?

    I am so hungry right now after reading this ...heehe I need a tin of beetroot.

    I'll impressed at your organisational skills and colour codes too...just saying.

  3. T'wasn't bad at 6.30am when we hit the Western Ring Road, walked in the SPC factory door at 9.45am, it was the unexpected "oh, there goes Dorothy's house!" weather on the way back ;)

    Not quite in a can, Trish, but in many purdy little and big tins with patterns and pictures and filled to the brim with scrumptious shortbreads nom nom nom nom nom nom.

    Thanks :)

  4. I never even contemplated SPC might have an outlet - or what delights might be found there.

    We have a Ginger Beer factory.

  5. you know I lived down the road from that factory for a year after Moo was born (MPS was transferred to the station there a couple of days before she was born) and I never ONCE went to the factory!

    I know. I was young and an idiot.

  6. Hmmmmmmmmmm, ginger beeeeeeeeeeer, Jeanie!
    Loads of stuff and a few brands we don't normally see on Vic/Oz supermarket shelves.

    It's ok, Kelley.
    I never went to the Bendigo Pottery when I lived up that way for years.
    And now, what I'd give for some pottery to throw at politicians...

    They be scrumptious olives, too, Cazzie, when you're next up there make sure you call in to check 'em out!

  7. The pink salmon sounds really good!