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Alstonville COG - 8/9 August 2020 - Cancelled (Read 13618 times)
 
Dec 17th, 2019 at 9:58pm

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I have been contacted by Narelle at Alstonville regarding us having a COG there next year.

I know pretty well everyone enjoys the Alstonville location for the COG so am looking at letting her know a potential date as soon as possible.

I would suggest the weekend of 6 & 7 June.  If you can all look at what you are doing in June and let me know if this suits so we can lock it in.

If you have friends not on the forum could you give them a call.

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Reply #1 - Dec 17th, 2019 at 10:54pm

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Hetty and I will be in Europe.
From 2/5 till15/6
Already paid for our flights.
 

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Reply #2 - Dec 17th, 2019 at 10:57pm

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So would 27/28 June suit you????
 

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Reply #3 - Dec 18th, 2019 at 1:15am

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Derek wrote on Dec 17th, 2019 at 10:57pm:
So would 27/28 June suit you????



It would.
 

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Hi Derek
Yes you can count me as going.
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We will have to see what the new year brings. Molly start a new job on the 6/01 and will not have any leave for 12 months.

At this point June, July free and will pencil in the date when known. Cheers Bear
 
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Reply #8 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 12:23pm

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Just confirmed with Narelle at Alstonville and the weekend of 27/28 June 2020 is available so I have booked it in.


Start preparing!!!!!!!!

Been talking to a few people offline about the fires and fire bans and I am sure you will all agree with us that although our COG’s are primarily about camp oven cooking and sitting around a camp fire they go a lot deeper than that.

Over the years we have built up great friendships at our COG’s and it is that friendship that matters most.  It doesn’t matter if we cannot have a fire or use our camp ovens it is the gathering and furthering our friendships that matter the most.

We will be allowed a fire at Alstonville however if you want to arrange a gathering at anytime, the fire bans shouldn’t prevent us.

Looking forward to Alstonville.

Those of you who have been to Alstonville will know just how busy it is getting. Narelle is putting us in the same area as last year where there are plenty of power points and taps.

Last year however there was some confusion as to how many were coming and a lot more sites were reserved for us and not used.  As such we have been asked to confirm numbers before the event to make it easier for them.

As such can you now please look at the confirmed date and let me know if you are coming and for how many days.

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Done deal
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TBF wrote on Jan 16th, 2020 at 1:23pm:
Done deal
How soon will they need to know?


About a week out will be good.  I have told Narelle to expect about the same number as last year at this stage.  She just needs to know before we start so she can use all the available sites.
 

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I would be interested in any COG that would be arranged. 
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I have another couple keen to go.
 

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Several events I had posted an "Intention to attend" in May, June have been cancelled so how is Alstonville looking at this early stage??
 

When I die I hope my missus doesn't sell my camp ovens  for what I told her I paid for them. pd
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I would be keen to see Alstonville go ahead but at the end of the day this Coronavirus will determine it.
 

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I think it will be wait and see.
Very keen to go as all else has been cancelled in the coming months.
 

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On a happier note if we had the use of all of the oval we could have the fire in the middle  that would allow us to spread out at a safe distance around  the oval with  our caravans /motor homes   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

Regards Kev  Roll Eyes
 
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We are still keen to go, It will be wait and see.
 

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Wait and see is all we can do, would be excellent if it was on but not the same if we all had to keep our distance.

Toe taping, elbow bumping are not the same as a good old fashon firm hand shake. Cheers Bear
 
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Based on what has happened in the last 48 hours I think we are buggered on this one.

Stay safe everyone.
 

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HI Derek
It it is a shame they do all these things  but our health comes first. I am looking forward everything going back to normal and we can share each others company once again.
Take Care everyone.
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Derek wrote on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 5:33pm:
Based on what has happened in the last 48 hours I think we are buggered on this one.

Stay safe everyone.


I'm still holding on with hope..
 

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All National Parks, caravan parks and camping grounds in NSW are now closed so don't hold your breath folks, they are talking six months closure!
 

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poddy dodger wrote on Mar 27th, 2020 at 10:14pm:
All National Parks, caravan parks and camping grounds in NSW are now closed so don't hold your breath folks, they are talking six months closure!


Alstonville Showgrounds is currently closed as a result of the pandemic.
 

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It be long before the good times come rocking along, once again.
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I just rang Narelle at the Alstonville Showgrounds to catch up on what is happening down there.

The Showground is still closed to campers and they haven’t yet got a date for it to reopen.

I have to ask the question though, is it too early in the comeback from this pandemic for us to consider going ahead or should we put it off for a while.

I think you would all be aware of the border closures and restrictions still in some places.

My initial thoughts are to defer it for a while to see what the outcomes are going to be.

What are your thoughts???
 

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My personal opinion would be to defer it for a while, end of July or maybe August even.
 

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I am also a wait and see person
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Thanks everyone, we will postpone.  Narelle is going to let me know when things change at Alstonville.

Will revisit this next month.
 

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Heard a whisper today that Alstonville is open...........
 

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But our Qld border is still closed.   Grin Grin Grin Grin

Alstonville is only open for self contained RVs at present however will be making an announcement soon on the COG.

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. Look forward to when we can all get together. Cheers Robert
 
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Good morning

Have just got off the phone with Narelle from Alstonville and have made a temporary booking for the weekend of 8/9 August and the usual days either side.

She has said that they currently have the amenities blocks closed and are only accepting fully self contained people however will reopen them for us when we start arriving.

Thanks Robert for the mention of the border closures. I agree.  Decisions will be made by our wonderful politicians at the end of June on border closures so by August things should hopefully be back to reasonable normality (whatever normal is)

Lets all just hope that the virus stays pretty well under control for us and that we dont get any more lockdowns.  Oh, please keep away from the protest rallies.  Cool

So start your planning.

Food for thought . . . . because it has been so long we could make this a big one and start it on Monday 3 August.  Can’t be sooner as there is an event at the Showgrounds the weekend before.
 

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Spoke to Jillian and Russel this morning for Jilli’s birthday.  They have the date in the calendar.
 

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Great news Derek, SA opens the boarders on July the 20th so perfect timing. Now just to have Molly sort out work and if she can have time off. Cheers
 
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This afternoon they announced that all going to plan the Qld borders will reopen on 10 July 2020 so looking good.
 

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Sounds interesting.
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Are we set to go 8/9 August, I am ready.
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Yes, van is ready and so am I.
 

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Best news I’ve heard in ages. 
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I will be there and then most likely a quick trip to Darwin, no sight seeing on the way. Hoping Molly is able to fly into the Gold Coast for a pick up on the Friday. As to what day I will arrive that is blowing in the wind.

Looking forward to it that is for sure, cheers
 
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I need numbers for the Showgrounds.

Currently confirmed:
Maggie & Derek
Murray & Judy + 2
Rob & Lorraine
Aart & Hetty
Jillian & Russell
Robert & Molly
Kev & Lesley
Lindsay & Jeannie

Please let me know as soon as possible.
 

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Hi Derek
Please put  down Lesley and I as going to Alstonville.
It may change  due to health reasons.
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Derek you might ask Rob, I think Lindsay and Jeanie are keen to attend.
 

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Derek you might ask Rob, I think Lindsay and Jeanie are keen to attend.


Thanks. I thought there was someone else.
 

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Maybe  Thursday arrival for me.
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Been in contact with Lindsey and Jeannie
They are starters for this COG.
 

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Been in contact with Lindsey and Jeannie
They are starters for this COG.


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Updated

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Rob & Lorraine
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Jillian & Russell
Robert & Molly
Kev & Lesley
Lindsay & Jeannie

Anyone else please let me know ASAP.
 

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Was planning to go through Broken Hill to avoid Victoria, with NSW now closing the border with Victoria it will be the only way in. Just hope QLD does not change their minds and keep their border closed. Cheers
 
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Derek wrote on Jul 1st, 2020 at 10:09am:
Updated

Currently confirmed:
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Murray & Judy + 2
Rob & Lorraine
Aart & Hetty
Jillian & Russell
Robert & Molly
Kev & Lesley
Lindsay & Jeannie

Anyone else please let me know ASAP.


A couple that I recently met at BCR have indicated they wish to attend.

Peter and Cheryl Knibb

They are a certain starter.
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I  have had the opportunity   meeting Peter and Cheryl
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I will confirm numbers with Alstonville today.  If you are arriving early as we are on the Monday can you please let Narelle at the Showgrounds know.  Mobile - 0427 771 512

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Updated List:

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Aart & Hetty
Jillian & Russell
Robert & Molly
Kev & Lesley
Lindsay & Jeannie
Pete & Caroline
Peter & Cheryl

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Aart, have you heard from Mike at all.  He usually comes to Alstonville.
 

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Aart, have you heard from Mike at all.  He usually comes to Alstonville.


Messages have been sent.
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Keep your fingers crossed folks.  NSW are today talking about reintroducing travel and gathering restrictions due to Covid-19.
 

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I think we keep every thing crossed. everyone a little on edge.
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Certainly is a worry since so many have done a runner before the borders shut. Were still coming into SA yesterday.

Trouble being now if NSW opens between SA and Qld what happens if they shut again while we are there.
 
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Queensland has this morning banned all Victorians from entering the state unless they have a special exemption.

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Derek wrote on Jul 9th, 2020 at 8:07am:
Keep your fingers crossed folks.  NSW are today talking about reintroducing travel and gathering restrictions due to Covid-19.

They should give special travel and gathering numbers exemptions to people attending COG's. Smiley
 

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So things are still a bit up in the air ! I'm working towards August 7th so will just have to wait and see.
Aart, have you spoken to Peter ?
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So things are still a bit up in the air ! I'm working towards August 7th so will just have to wait and see.
Aart, have you spoken to Peter ?
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Im working at QLD expos every weekend of August except the 8th. That night im doing a 70th for a local lady. It was to be over a hundred but I think the travel uncertainties has knocked that around.
I could come up on Sunday the 9th if anyone was there still.
I was talking to Rory yesterday, he is in and out of the area at the moment I will mention the date to him when I catch up again next week.
 
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Are the borders  open for all Queenslanders to come and go into NSW?
If South Australians go to NSW we need to self isolate for 14 days to come back home.
 

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Are the borders  open for all Queenslanders to come and go into NSW?
If South Australians go to NSW we need to self isolate for 14 days to come back home.


Open both ways for us and no isolation on return unless you go to what they term a “hot spot”. 

Alstonville isn’t one ‘yet‘.
 

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Derek wrote on Jul 13th, 2020 at 12:06pm:
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Are the borders  open for all Queenslanders to come and go into NSW?
If South Australians go to NSW we need to self isolate for 14 days to come back home.


Open both ways for us and no isolation on return unless you go to what they term a “hot spot”. 

Alstonville isn’t one ‘yet‘.


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Yep, that is correct.  We were considering travelling a little in NSW after the COG however with recent developments with the virus maybe not so.
 

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Same here Robert watching closely. Not overly concerned about getting stuck in another State but I am starting to think there are no guarantees considering what is starting to happen on the east coast of us attending.

 

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Robert, how is this new decision on borders going to affect you??


Don't be surprised if Qld shuts tbe NSW border again
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TBF wrote on Jul 14th, 2020 at 12:55pm:
Derek wrote on Jul 14th, 2020 at 12:34pm:
Robert, how is this new decision on borders going to affect you??


Don't be surprised if Qld shuts tbe NSW border again
Apart from  the COG, I'd be in  favour of it.
Just saying


Aart I am going to agree  with you.
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If it keeps going the way it is then I am afraid I will not be attending.

I was thinking of Alstonville then through Qld to the Territory but if they start closing again that is a no no.

I see the SA government will now not be opening the boarder to NSW on the 20/7.

I have to get to Adelaide River  So may have to head straight up the centre as I can not afford to be turned back from Qld or caught in NSW.

Certainly will miss catching up with you all but expect NSW will start to close all facilities again. Alstonville may be forced to shut.

What ever way it goes my main priority is to get through to the NT. I just hope that the COG can go ahead.

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Spoke to Narelle at the Showgrounds today and from their perspective we are still good to go.

The Showgrounds has no restrictions on numbers at this stage.

I have confirmed with here we have 11 RV’s (Still hoping Robert & Molly may get there) and 22 people.

Some of us are arriving early.  Maggie and I will be there on the Monday prior to the COG.

If you are arriving well before the weekend As we are can you please ring Narelle direct on 0427 771 512 and let her know.

Then again, the way things are going everything could change in the next two weeks.
 

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Just listening to a media conference with the NSW Premier and also reading advice on the NSW Health Dept site.

NSW is not looking good at all.

They are recommending people only move about for essential travel, wear masks (although not mandatory yet) and that the next two weeks is quite critical in the management of this virus.

Overnight the cluster has moved further north to now include Port Stephens and Maitland in the Hunter.

I honestly do not think they really know what is happening or going to happen with it.

Based on all of that I am not overly keen to travel south out of Queensland at all at the present time.

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I agree with you.

However I will not be attending the COG as I have a medical appointment early that week which gives me very little time  to attend the COG this year.
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I look like I will not be there, as I stated on the 14/7 my main priority is the NT and can not afford to be locked in NSW or Qld.

Shame as I was looking forward to the company. Even this morning the NT Chief Minister was saying that the boarder restrictions could be in place for 3 years.

We will just have to wait and see. Cheers
 
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Looking more unlikely every day.
Rumblings that Qld will close the borders to NSW
 

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I agree with the previous comments, I think Alstonville is looking less likely as each day passes. Earlier tonight I searched the internet to see if I could find a clear ruling on what travel was allowable in NSW and what wasn't, I don't think anyone knows, what a shemozzle!!
 

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Sorry my friends but I have decided to drop out, with the increase of cases in NSW and Victoria I can not justify the risk.

The main problem I see at this stage is all the people not willing to sacrifice a bit of time and effort for the safety of all.

I can see the NSW boarder being shut again if things do not settle down. So until things do settle down it will be the NT for a quick trip and then summer touring in SA.

Take care and safe travelling my friends.
 
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I have been waiting to hear from the Premiers today before making this decision.

17 new cases of Covid-19 in NSW (2 of those at Byron Bay) and 532 in Victoria with another 6 deaths.  Here in Queensland we have had none.

Our Qld Premier announced this morning that she will have no hesitation in slamming shut the borders if things get worse and is looking at additional hotspots in NSW.

Folks, things are getting worse rather than better and in all honesty, I think it would be foolhardy for the COG to continue so I am cancelling it.

Maggie and I will not be leaving Qld in the foreseeable future.

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Fair call Derek.
 

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May I suggest another online COG for the same weekend.
 

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Agree with you Derek, not only C19 but the weather is also against us, 2020 has been a disaster.
 

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Agree with you Derek, not only C19 but the weather is also against us, 2020 has been a disaster.


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Our first case today of a person who travelled to NSW and returned to Qld last week.

Scary.

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UPDATE: This is actually 2 X 19 year old women who travelled to Melbourne and back through Sydney.  They have been back in Qld for 8 days.  This is so wrong.  They should have been quarantined.
 

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Today 2 years ago was our 10th anniversary COG at Alstonville
 

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Excellent shot Derek


From memory, Narelle from Alstonville took that photo using my phone.  Tis a good one for sure.
 

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Just spoke to Narelle at Alstonville and have told her we are not coming. 

They are starting to get very concerned themselves down there.  She said they were even thinking of leaving and heading back to their old farm near Tenterfield.

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Derek wrote on Jul 29th, 2020 at 10:20am:
Bear wrote on Jul 29th, 2020 at 9:57am:
Excellent shot Derek


From memory, Narelle from Alstonville took that photo using my phone.  Tis a good one for sure.


Top photo and a mighty fine group of people.
 

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Shame about the cancellation but cant blame youse. My catering gig this weekend cancelled too as most the guests were to come from down south. Im watching the border like a hawk as all my camp oven work from now to Nov is in QLD. I will be making a run for it if they even look like closing.
 
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I wouldn't be  making  a run maybe a gallop
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Ok expect we are posting here. Too b..dy cold outside so some Steak and Kidney pies for dinner.
 
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Gee Robert they good pretty  good YUM YUM
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Certainly were Kevie Molly done a great steak and kidney mix and I made the pies. Hard to find a shop down here that sells them. Strange people that is for sure.

Hav3 a great weekend folks cheers Bear
 
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Are you using puff pastry or short crust on that Bear?
 

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Morning Aart using puff pastry mate with a egg wash on top.

Expecting rain over the next few days so it will be indoor cooking for us by the looks. Cheers
 
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Thanks Robert
I was thinking of using puff pastry in a jaffle iron over a fire.
Just checking to see if the pastry becomes flakey when closed in. 
Your pie tops look good. 
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I was thinking of using puff pastry in a jaffle iron over a fire.
Just checking to see if the pastry becomes flakey when closed in. 
Your pie tops look good. 
I will try it and see if it works. 


I have done that with Pampas puff pastry.  Because it is confined it doesn’t puff as much as it would in an oven.  If you have ever had a Maccas apple pie it is more that texture.  Very yummy for sure.

It is about to rain out here by the looks of things.
 

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Derek this was about the best Molly has done, very pleased with it.

SA is not into steak and kidney as we have only found three shops that sell the pies.
 
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Well it is pouring down rain here.  In fact the heaviest rain we have experienced in over a year.

No camp oven cooking this afternoon.
 

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Derek wrote on Aug 7th, 2020 at 1:13pm:
Well it is pouring down rain here.  In fact the heaviest rain we have experienced in over a year.

No camp oven cooking this afternoon.


Light rain where we are.
May have to cook in the shed tonight.
Could be a problem with the heatbeads as I only have a little charcoal.
 

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Well its very wet here at present.
Too wet to cook, even in the shed.
So tomorrow morning I will start with bacon fritters with egg.
 

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