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 I read in the news that ACT and NSW Woolworths ,Coles,, are going to ask all customers to wear masks
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:40:27 PM on 30 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Yeah I just read they are going ask people to do so in ACT and NSW .
May be a good idea as woolworths at Crows nest has had workers with Covid.
About 4 days ago ,I made the decision to wear a mask at the shops and bunnings etc , I dont really go anywhere else .
So I now wear one out side and so does my Daughter Pearl .
I looked at this way , If it lowers the risk I should do it , If I dont do it and I get the virus I will be wishing I did wear the mask ..
So thats where I'm up too , Plus here in Albury is full of transits from Vic who stop at the shops or buy petrol etc etc ..

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:25:25 AM on 31 July 2020.
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 Location: Bathurst, NSW
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Yes for someone in Albury would be a wise precaution. Here in Bathurst things are pretty virus free so far although think it will only be a matter of time.

Just takes one person and next thing it is all on. Have noticed a few people in the shopping centres with face masks on and not taking any chances.

Only have a few worksite paper masks so if things go pear shaped may get a bandana or two and go around looking like a Mexican bandito.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:36:28 AM on 31 July 2020.
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QUOTE: NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the active COVID-19 cases in NSW are all linked to strains circulating in Victoria.


Can't see borders being opened for quite some time.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:59:19 AM on 31 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Yep, some articles say it could be 2 years away. Which is a major problem in this little Community which relies on the access to Victoria for jobs and money making opportunities....while the border is closed every thing has come to a stand still here.
, limbo , in waiting...and I'm no exception.
I agree with the border being closed though as health should always come before money.
Though the two do go hand in hand.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:43:50 AM on 31 July 2020.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Yes, no work, no money.
No money, no food.
No food, you die.

I now understand why my parents who'd lived through the depression like many others of the era, were so keen to get their backyard vege garden going.

I recall being given the job of manually pumping grey water from the "pit" onto the vege gardens.

We had chickens, ducks, peas, beans, carrots, potatos, pumpkin, chokos, oranges, lemons, mandarines, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, mulberries.....

We were almost self-sufficient.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:05:18 AM on 31 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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All true yes, I have some chooks on order. I like having chooks about the place.
I have a little veggie garden,But the frost here has knocked it back a lot.
But winter is ending early . The mornings are still Zero in the kitchen , but the days are getting much warmer. I only had a shirt on yesterday it that warm .,I can still see snow on the mountain though.
So that's better while I'm building the shed too.
No one likes working outside when it's 0- 4 degrees.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 11:45:13 AM on 31 July 2020.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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You have to be prepared to cover the Vege's. I can get late frosts in November here.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 12:29:41 PM on 31 July 2020.
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I remember the choko vine on one of the backyard fences when I was a little lad. Sadly, I just didn't like chokos but because it grows like a noxious weed, it ends up being the go to vegetable for many when times are hard. Thankfully, I didn't have to eat that much of it.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 1:21:09 PM on 31 July 2020.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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The main ingredient of a McDonald's "apple pie" is choko...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 3:51:29 PM on 31 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Choko, everyone grew them when I was a boy.
I have strawberries growing and lots of Herbs.
in the spring we will plant lots of veggies.
I've been out in the country today to a tiny town called balldale it's our near Howlong.
Tiny place with lots of old empty buildings from our past... Junk left all over the place from years ago . Interesting .

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 5:22:26 PM on 31 July 2020.
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Simplex, there's apparently a coronavirus case in Orange this arvo. Not sure yet where they managed to acquire it from yet.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 5:23:19 PM on 31 July 2020.
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 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
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Hi Pete.
If things ever get back to normal.I would like to do a trip down your way I will need a list from you of these towns I know some of them .I love visiting that those towns.
Regards Jim


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 5:47:57 PM on 31 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Jim,
Yes, do you good Jim,
I've always done it, I just jump in the car and go off looking at old Towns .
It's great and you always meet people along the way . I get to pick up some old pieces too.
I have to admit that before I moved here I was ignorant as to how many beautiful towns and places there are in Victoria and also on this side of the border . I could never move back to the cities now . It suits me here and I like attitude of the country people. Much better here for the kids too

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 7:19:04 PM on 31 July 2020.
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The main ingredient of a McDonald's "apple pie" is choko

Urban myth:

QUOTE: ... after seeing the apples being crunched into pie pieces -- and crunching the numbers -- I can tell you the tale is false.

The company which processes more than 500 tonnes of apples for McDonald's every year, Avondale Foods of Orange, pays just 40c/kg for granny smith apples.

``They can buy apples cheaper than chokos,'' Sydney Produce Market Surveyors director Chris Cope said. Mr Cope said it wasn't ``worth McDonald's hassle or while'' to substitute.

If McDonald's really was putting chokos in its pies and the NSW Food Authority discovered it, the chain would face fines of $275,000 in NSW alone -- plus tens of millions of dollars of damage to its reputation.


https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/archive/money/are-there-chokos-in-mcdonalds-apple-pies/news-story/9489d3794b19c66382c459e1380761c9


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 7:23:53 PM on 31 July 2020.
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Choko vines grew along the fence into our backyard from neighbours on both sides. My old man, who was forever cutting the unwanted vines down, called chokos pig food. Mum cooked them once in butter and we kids thought they were disgusting.

I haven't seen a choko since and that's fine with me.


 
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