The Story of Valentines Bakehouse

https://www.valentinessourdough.com.au/our-story

“The Valentine’s artisan sourdough bakery and coffee shop operates out of three locations – Rutherglen, Albury and Wodonga.”

Recently Peter and I had a lunch break at Wodonga. We went to the Valentine’s coffee shop in Wodonga. The bread was very much to our liking. There were a variety of fresh healthy options to go with the bread. And the coffee was very good too.

We had been staying overnight in Gundagai and were on our way back home to Dapto. We were travelling in our ancient Audi. Peter’s driving went very well. He loves driving the Audi long distances. The Hume Motorway is not a bad road to drive on.

Dust Storm

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/dust-storm-hits-sydney-nsw-government-issues-air-quality-warning/528801

Dust storm hits Sydney, NSW Government issues air quality warning

Friday, 23rd of November 2018

During the last few days we in the Illawarra have been hit somewhat too by this dust storm . However, today there does not seem to be any more dust in the air, even though we have extremely windy conditions. The elderly and people with breathing problems have been warned to stay indoors, avoid exercising and drink a lot of fluids.

Peter went out this morning for a little while. He says the air felt like freezing even though the thermometer showed a temperature of 15C.  The forecast is that the wind should ease after midday.

 

My Memories of Australia in the 1960s

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I think back to what Sydney was like in the 1960s. Oh, so much has changed since then. On a Sunday you would see hardly any people in the city, Outside cafes? Not in your dreams.

I cannot recall that I noticed then a lot of homeless people. When our daughter became sick with the polio virus, she received in Sydney the best of medical care paid for by the Hospital Fund. We were recent migrants. My husband was on very low wages, but we had no money problems, none whatsoever!

Our diet in the 1960s included of course fish and chips and meat pies, also topside steak (which was very affordable) and minced meat and occasionally a leg of lamb roasted in the oven. I never liked to eat chicken, but I cooked it for the family. Of course we could always afford to buy fresh vegetables and fruit…

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Read a leading EMF scientist’s warnings about 5G PLUS watch a recent interview by Editor Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University.

http://www.5g.org.nz/

Read a leading EMF scientist’s warnings about 5G PLUS watch a recent interview

Website editor’s note: Professor Martin Pall is one of the word’s leading EMF scientists. He is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University. You may download a document on 5G that he authored by clicking on.

Paddington Bear

 

https://shop.paddington.com/

http://theconversation.com/paddington-bear-the-story-of-the-refugee-and-a-message-of-kindness-80284

I found this in draft and want to see now what its all about.

I had a look at the above articles and then I found a video in YouTube:

Here  is what I copied from YouTube:

Paddington Bear – Please Look After This Bear

76,486 views

Published on Dec 14, 2011

This DVD includes 15 great episodes following the adventures of Paddington Bear. The well-meaning, but accident-prone bear from Darkest Peru in his blue duffle coat and old bush hat. Paddington has had a great many adventures since he first arrived in England, but then, as he admitted to Mr and Mrs Brown when they first came across him on Paddington Station, ‘Things are always happening to me — I’m that sort of bear!’ This is the first of four outstanding DVDs that contain the complete Paddington Bear Original TV series. Created by Michael Bond it was first broadcast in 1975 and has remained a British favourite ever since.
Great-grandson Carter owns a Paddington Bear. Would he perhaps be interested in some of these videos?

On the treadmill.

I have some thoughts about the treadmill!

My breathing problems started already more than ten years ago or so. At the time I was sent to tests. I was expecting to be put on a treadmill. I was so looking forward to it. However once several tests had already been underway, the person who did the testing said a test on the treadmill would not be suitable for me. I would not be able to perform on it? Like a little girl, who had been looking forward for a treat, I felt cheated. Something similar happened to me recently. It looks I am never going to make it onto a treadmill.  So sad . . . .

Oosterman Treats Blog

photoCupboard after French Polishing

‘Why don’t you see the doctor and get yourself checked out?’ This came to me from Helvi, one morning sipping her first coffee and my first and last tea for the day. I don’t generally see doctors unless feeling crook which is rarely. My dad was the same. He was right to avoid them. Last time he saw a doctor he was dead the next day. He died at 78 which I am now. It was on the 7th of January that he died suddenly.  We all went and flew to Holland for his funeral. I remember cleaning out his ashtrays and getting rid of his tobacco, cigarette papers and other bits and pieces. I am somewhat nervous seeing the 7th of January. It won’t be long!

I went to see the doctor because I ran out of puff just sitting on the lounge. It did not seem right. During our walks I  noticed…

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Nearly one Week away from Home (in November 2018)

We have just come back from a great few days away from home. I found our trip was very relaxing, and we did quite a few things that are worth remembering. It is always good to be able to go away for a little while. This creates memories.

Both Peter and I are in our eighties. That we still enjoy doing a bit of travelling, I find remarkable. Peter is battling to maintain some normality to his life while old age and sickness diminish his fitness. The one thing he is still pretty good at, is driving a car. He says driving a car on good roads for certain distances he finds relaxing. Our old Audi goes well on highways. In towns where there are a lot of traffic lights, Peter has to stop the car too often. This is when the car uses a lot of petrol pro km. However on freeways and highways the car uses much, much less petrol, and this makes Peter very happy and joyful to not have to stop all the time. However, Peter being 83 and having a few health issues that can make him feel perhaps too tired after a longer drive, he agreed not to drive the 650 km to Benalla in one day, but rather to stay overnight somewhere, that is  at about the halfway point. This time we came up with the idea to stop at Gundagai for our overnight stays. This worked  out very well. I wrote here that we stayed at the “Gundagai Motel”:

https://auntielive.wordpress.com/

http://gundagaimotel.com.au/

After our one night’s stay at Gundagai we stayed at our son’s place at Benalla for three nights. And on the way back we stayed again for one night at Gundagai. This means we left home on a Friday morning and arrived back home on a Wednesday afternoon. So this makes it close to one week! I reckon we did very well, considering our age and Peter’s health problems. And of course I too have sometimes a few minor health problems related to old age!

Peter is booked in for some more treatment in the hospital. We hope the result of these treatments is going to be as good as possible so that perhaps in future we are still going to be able to do similar beautiful trips!