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Australia's floods
Posted by: gailfus (192.227.62.---)
Date: January 13, 2011 05:09PM

I don't know if our Australian friends from the Ffiesta last year are on the Fforum, but if they have been affected in any way by the flooding I wish one or both of them would let us know. I have wondered about them for several days, and every time I hear about more tragedies occurring each day I worry more that they or their families might be affected.

Did anyone get contact information from them before we all dispersed last May? I'd like to think that the Ffordian community would like to try to give them at least some emotional support should they need it.

Cheers,

gailfus

"In the absence of clearly defined goals we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia." - Unknown

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: CannibalRabbit (---.dyn.iinet.net.au)
Date: January 15, 2011 11:57AM

I know that BK has had a fairly close call, but the creek stayed in it's banks. BwH is in Melbourne, as am I, and we have only had heavy rain to contend with, nothing tcompared to Brisbane about 1,000 miles north.

Now if someone would like to do something about the humidity, that would be good.

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: Bonzai Kitten (---.253-205-3.VIC.netspace.net.au)
Date: January 16, 2011 02:34AM

If there's anyone in Qld who needs anything, there's a slightly damp kitten happy to help where she can.




Part time Quantum Elephant hollower

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: Bonzai Kitten (---.253-236-203.VIC.netspace.net.au)
Date: January 30, 2011 11:47AM

(who also has a spare room!)




Part time Quantum Elephant hollower

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: ibborobb (217.196.236.---)
Date: February 02, 2011 09:29AM

Fingers crossed for all the Queensland fforumites. Stay safe tonight.

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: CannibalRabbit (---.dyn.iinet.net.au)
Date: February 02, 2011 10:43AM

Definitely looks like they are in for a rough night - goodluck!

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: bunyip (---.pa.vic.optusnet.com.au)
Date: February 09, 2011 01:33AM

It makes Adelaide with only 40C temperatures to contend with a comfortable place to live.

As the Adelaide metro and suburban area sits on a series of fault lines we are waiting for the earth to move for us. It's 60 years since the last large quake in Adelaide.

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: bunyip (---.pa.vic.optusnet.com.au)
Date: February 09, 2011 01:46AM

Side story: During the floods I telephoned my brother who lives in Ennogera (suburb of Brisbane). His wife told me it was bucketing down but as they lived on a ridge they were safe, and my brother was in Tully where the sun was shining. Tully is one of the wettest places in Australia.

Cyclone Yasi hit Tully full on and blew even the sunshine away.

Now we are expecting bananas to cost more than $A10 per kilogram = about 4.50 pounds sterling a pound. What do bananas cost normally in the UK.

PS a banana is one of those yellow (and/or black) fruits that Mycroft introduced to South America. May be rare in some places, and soft in others.

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: PrinzHilde (---.dip.t-dialin.net)
Date: February 09, 2011 02:19PM

I get bananas (middle america imports) for 23 per kilogram. (2.704.00 $A or 1.702.55 ) If you buy leftovers in the evening, you can get away with 1 per kg...But then Germany is notorious for its low food prices.

Updated to exchange the inexplicably appearing @#$%& for low



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/09/2011 02:41PM by PrinzHilde.

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: February 09, 2011 02:25PM

Forgotten how much the turning of the relatively innocent word @#$%& into something that resembles a swear word makes me laugh.

@#$%&, @#$%&, @#$%&-ity, @#$%&.

Sorry - juvenile moment - still making me laugh though.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/09/2011 02:26PM by geg.

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: PrinzHilde (---.dip.t-dialin.net)
Date: February 09, 2011 02:37PM

That is seriously strange. It is not what I have been typing!!! Really! Testing:

Typing c h e a p (as in inexpensive) in one word: @#$%&

What is up with the fforum??? Could someone else try this out?

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: MuseSusan (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: February 09, 2011 02:49PM

I think it's an attempt to prevent the spate of spammers we've had in the past.

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: Marit (159.190.251.---)
Date: February 09, 2011 03:04PM

I'll try: @#$%&

By the way, do you think spammers could be prevented by controlled use of the mispeling vyrus, turning them all into spanners?

Edited to enter this: I promise, what I wrote was the synonym of inexpensive!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/09/2011 03:05PM by Marit.

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: PrinzHilde (---.dip.t-dialin.net)
Date: February 09, 2011 03:04PM

Still, a lot of strange things happen, for example when using the search function:

Searching for posts containing "c h e a p": [www.jasperfforde.com] will find you a lot of things, including the good old leatherwear spammers,
searching for posts containing "@#$%&": [www.jasperfforde.com] gets no result at all

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: Violetmoon (---.asa.utk.edu)
Date: February 09, 2011 07:57PM

How funny. We've entered an alternate universe after all!

Re: Australia's floods
Posted by: bunyip (---.pa.vic.optusnet.com.au)
Date: February 14, 2011 01:49AM

I don't think so.....I think we are stuck between universes.



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