June 2018 Acquisitions

#86
@Blademonkey @Far Cry Toff - thank you for keeping the banter good natured. As someone with a foot in both camps, so to speak, may I point out that "Pommy Bastard" is very much a term of endearment on these shores. It relates back to a comedy file from the '70's called "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie", which lampoons a Bogan Aussie visiting the UK. The lead actor and satirist is the brilliant Barry Humphries, who you may know better as Dame Edna Everage.
I note that the Australian public held a referendum in 1999 to decide whether to become a Republic or continue with the existing Head of State - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Second. The result was categorically the latter. I further note that despite almost continual debate on the subject, the Union Jack still flies proudly on our flag. I am delighted on both counts, as are the majority of Australians.
I am Australian, but with a proud British heritage and citizenship. My Father, a Englishman and a Grenadier Guard, and my Mother, a proud Scot, chose to immigrate to this Country to start a new life and raise a family. They did a brilliant job.
Whilst the current generation rarely refers the the UK as the "Home Country" as did mine, it is still seen as a rite of passage by most young adult Australians to travel to Europe and particularly the UK to connect with their past.
I didn't realise that I was being good-natured, as I pride myself that I have never unknowingly insulted anyone.
 
#99
G'day back at you Tom, shower shavers, traveling, a water bowl for your dog , it's just perfect ....did you find it in Oz or the US?
The US, Paul. It is quite deep and voluminous, so my early use with it suggests that it will work better with larger knots and heavy loading, which suits me. Performance is pretty good. The sides are quite steep, so can be prone to handle "clanking" if you do not take care. It doesn't perform quite as well as my Little Wren bowl, but this is understandable - Victoria is a whiz at getting the dimensions and aeration surfaces just right.
 
The US, Paul. It is quite deep and voluminous, so my early use with it suggests that it will work better with larger knots and heavy loading, which suits me. Performance is pretty good. The sides are quite steep, so can be prone to handle "clanking" if you do not take care. It doesn't perform quite as well as my Little Wren bowl, but this is understandable - Victoria is a whiz at getting the dimensions and aeration surfaces just right.
Thank you Tom, and I agree, Victoria is a whiz at all she does :) P.
 
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