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Plains Producer, Wednesday April 10, 2013
DID YOU KNOW? – Dogs chase their own tails because they are bored.
like to eat
Finding time to ‘chillax’
find Louise on
with Louise MichaeL
As time goes by
YOU might recognise
him from when he takes your
shopping out to the car, and
he’s a pretty
man too, but
know him -
have a dif-
but still has
a wicked sense of humour.
EASTER and daylight saving
are over, and as of Friday, it’s school
I don’t really know why we all
say we’re busier, but it will be nice
to “chillax,” at least a little bit, in
the school holidays.
In this modern technological
and computerised era, which is
supposed to make things easier,
faster and give us more free time,
how is it we are busier?
Is it because we are so reliant on
gadgets and instant entertainment
and communication, we have actu-
ally become disorganised, poorer at
“real” communication, thus leav-
ing things until the last minute to
arrange or change?
Speaking of phones, did
you know it was April 1973
when the very first mobile
phone call was made in
New York by engineer,
Martin Cooper? That’s 40
The prototype weighed
(in metric terms!) 1.13kg,
was 22.9cm long, 12.7cm
deep and 4.4cm wide. Basically a
brick! It’s amazing how far technol-
ogy has come, although, if we’re
honest, there’s a lot we have or
want, but don’t really need.
There’s always something to do
or people to see in the holidays, but
there are some extra things listed
in Take 5 today which might help
you out if you’re looking for some
Courthouse Gallery presents
harpist and singer, Emma Hor-
wood, for her Fringe production
of “A Celtic Journey,” on Sunday,
Concert starts at 1.30pm, fol-
lowed by afternoon tea.
Former Balaklava lad, Nic
Lester has returned from the UK
to perform in “Ode to Nonsense,”
at the Adelaide Festival Theatre.
The show is on April 26 to May
4, and is recommended for children
10 years plus.
You might be able to squeeze
that in just before holidays are
It’s great to see how far Nic has
progressed since his debut with
Balaklava Community Arts many
years ago, when he won a lead role
ahead of Owen’s Andrew Parker.
Never mind Parkes, you might
have missed your calling, but we
still appreciate your musical talents
Primary School playgroup is held
Wednesday fortnightly on the “odd”
weeks of term, from 10am to 12pm
in the Atrium at the school.
Come along to meet and join with
other families, with children getting
to play while parents/carers have a
chat and coffee.
Bring a piece of fruit to share.
• SRC has arranged a crazy hair
and fancy dress day on April 12,
with profits going to purchase new
•And don’t forget the working
sheep dog trials on this weekend at
the oval and adjacent paddock.
It’s a fun and a cheap family
day out. Plus you’ll get to see how
sheep dogs are meant to work! (Un-
The secret is out! Australia’s 100
top travel secrets have been revealed
and Sevenhill’s Thorn Park featured
at number 65. Well done!
Adelaide Plains Chapter and
Verse (through Adelaide Plains
Poets), has a new short story
competition, named “Fairy Tales
If you’re a bit twisted or
creative, and like fairy and twisted
tales, this is for you! Try putting
the tales together to create your
own, and enter the competition.
There are prizes to be won, and
winning entries will be published
in a collection. Contact Carolyn on
8527 2412 for further info.
From young to old, the seniors
fitness group has been having Tai
Chi classes on Thursdays from
9.30am to 10.30am. Great to see
people of all ages being active.
Blyth’s young leaders
FOUR Year 7 students travelled to
Adelaide on March 18 for National Young
Leaders Day. The students listened to five
guests speakers and all had a great day.
• Pictured (from left) rear are Maddison
Ciardiello and Mathew Easther. Front, Cait-
lin McElroy and Emilee Pyrke.
• There’s always a good range of films,
for both children and adults, showing at the
Blyth cinema. Phone 8844 5175 for info.
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TWO blonde bombshells
travelled toAdelaide for a special
Fringe act recently.
But this was an act with a
difference. It was a silent dinner!
No speaking, mouthing, writing,
or technology. This had to be a
real challenge for this pair.
Were they “saints” who had
been put into an abbey on retreat?
They gathered at the front of a
private house, with 28 others,
all armed with their BYO drinks
(luckily!) and at 7pm, were
marched into the backyard, in
complete silence. Not a word
Perhaps they had to be silent
because the meal was vegetarian
and the hosts didn’t want anyone
to ask where the meat was. And
police weren’t called for exces-
sive noise (although some sirens
and friskings would have livened
Not a good way to meet
new people, but our two ladies
managed to go the distance. At
10.31pm, they promptly left, last
seen steering through a burger
drivethrough, talking non-stop
all the way home!
That dinner has been ticked
off their “bucket” list and, not
surprisingly, our girls will not
be attending next year!
Their husbands are thinking
of trialling a silent dinner at home
soon too. That would work. Not!
Talk of the town
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