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post #16 of 20

Yes Australia day is like your independence day. It commemorates our federation as a Nation . 

 

Damper is a traditional campfire bread, usually cooked over coals in a camp oven , which is really a big cast iron pot with a lid and a handle.  It is made from , flour , water ( sometimes milk if you have it or beer even ) and sometimes some baking powder or soda for leavening however this is not essential and traditionally served with golden syrup . My sister actually picked up some from the supermarket today so I didn't have to build a fire in the backyard. These days I cook it in a conventional oven and tart it up a bit some good cheese and chives. 

It is usually a round rustic looking loaf. 

 

Lamingtons , are a Queensland cake , they are made from sponge cake cut into squares , then dipped in chocolate icing and rolled in coconut. They can have jam and cream in the middle but the purists will tell you that it is not a traditional lamington if you do that. 

 

We have had so little rain lately that a few days ago , my front lawn was dry , brown and crispy. So the rain is welcome here, however further north they have had a couple of tornados, flash flooding with several towns having to be evacuated. .  I however have two very unhappy corgis camped in my laundry refusing to go out at all. 

 

My uncle has a cattle station out in the west of our state and he was about to put his cattle and station up for sale as they had no rain and couldn't keep buying water and feed. The rain has saved him from doing this and his creeks are running again. 

post #17 of 20

I'm on the other side of Australia to Chellescakes, almost directly across, and there is no sign of rain here.  Wish you could take some of our wind, though, I am so sick of it.  After watching one of the craftsy videos I have been making hydrangers today.  I had made the centres a couple of days ago so all went relatively smoothly.  I shall dust them and wire them together tomorrow and see how I went.  Hubby is off lawn bowling for the weekend so we are not doing anything special for the holiday.

post #18 of 20
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Yes Australia day is like your independence day. It commemorates our federation as a Nation . 



Sorry to disagree with you Chelle. Australia Day has nothing to do with Federation. Aus Day commemorates the first fleet under Capt Arthur Phillip setting foot in Sydney Cove and claiming the land for England's king, and then establishing the first penal colony. This was 18 years after Capt Cook "discovered" Australia.

Federation happened on 1.1.1901. We don't celebrate it, except for say the 100th anniversary where it was mentioned a fair bit in the press icon_wink.gif

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post #19 of 20

Thanks Evoir , I couldn't remember , which date it commemorated . Federation , first landing or first fleet. ( history has never been a strong point I was always too busy dancing or playing the piano. )   It is a shame that most of the fireworks and concerts and celebrations were cancelled here this year. I think this weather system is heading towards you now , you are in NSW if I remember correctly. 

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The "dummys" are actually food grade styrofoam. They are cut in standard cake dimensions. And they come in all shapes. I get mine from [URL=http:/]http://www.**********.com[/URL] because the cost is so much lower than anywhere else. Then you just decorate them like they are a real cake. As long as you dust them regularly they will stay for several months. I change mine out every 8 months or so.

What is supposed to be where the ***s are? Lol

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