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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

So I've been AWOL for some time... Seems O&J have closed up shop? I wanted to buy one of their boutonnieres frown.gif

 

Hey mate - what did you want? ive got stacks at home

 

Just no time for O&J now with Suit Shop and PJohnson

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Oh nice, but you'll be back I hope? Thanks for that. Is there any way you can send me the product photos? Not 100% sure that I'll purchase yet so wouldn't want you to spend too much time on it. Is there a link with the old product photos? Otherwise I'll PM you my email.

Thanks
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I'm thinking ahead to Derby Day.
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Once the oils and aroma are released, ensure that anything added after is not cold eg water or cold meat or cold vegetables, as the cold will coagulate and lock in the oils and aroma you have just released. 

 

This I never knew, and I've been cooking curries for years. Thanks.

post #40445 of 55224
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post


I'm less Gatto and more gateau.

Well played, sir.
post #40446 of 55224

Don't tell anybody, but I think I got away with the shirt.

post #40447 of 55224
With Abbotts election the zombies infected by Santamaria walk the earth again.

One of the last troglodyte zombies : " I don't approve of the GST but I want more of it"
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Treasurer Joe Hockey is under sustained pressure to change his stance on charging GST on more goods bought online from overseas.

The shop workers’ union has joined retailers and industry groups in a push to lower the threshold and apply GST on more imports. Currently goods worth $1000 or more are slugged, and the drive is to apply GST to goods worth $20 or more.

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in October showed sales of imported goods worth less than $1000 topped $7 billion in 2012-13 – about 10% higher than the $6.2 billion expected.

National secretary-treasurer of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association Joe de Bruyn told SmartCompany his union would campaign Hockey directly.

“At the end of the day this is an issue that affects retailers, large and small,” he says. “If the retailers find themselves discriminated against, then it costs jobs, so it’s very much a union issue.”

The SDA boasts 230,000 members. De Bruyn said he did not agree with the GST as it put the burden of government revenue-raising on low-income earners who paid more tax relative to their earnings, but it should be applied fairly.

Retailers have previously led the push to review the GST threshold, which has gained little traction.

Prior to the election Prime Minister Tony Abbott said “full-stop, end of story” he would not change the GST in government.

Prior to the election former treasurer Wayne Swan put the question before a Treasury working group, which has yet to report its conclusions to the new Treasurer.
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


Well played, sir.

 

I'm flattered to be complimented by the demi-god of punnery!

 

Coxsackie, I like that shirt! Actually, I like the whole outfit.

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

With Abbotts election the zombies infected by Santamaria walk the earth again.

One of the last troglodyte zombies : " I don't approve of the GST but I want more of it"
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Treasurer Joe Hockey is under sustained pressure to change his stance on charging GST on more goods bought online from overseas.

The shop workers’ union has joined retailers and industry groups in a push to lower the threshold and apply GST on more imports. Currently goods worth $1000 or more are slugged, and the drive is to apply GST to goods worth $20 or more.

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in October showed sales of imported goods worth less than $1000 topped $7 billion in 2012-13 – about 10% higher than the $6.2 billion expected.

National secretary-treasurer of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association Joe de Bruyn told SmartCompany his union would campaign Hockey directly.

“At the end of the day this is an issue that affects retailers, large and small,” he says. “If the retailers find themselves discriminated against, then it costs jobs, so it’s very much a union issue.”

The SDA boasts 230,000 members. De Bruyn said he did not agree with the GST as it put the burden of government revenue-raising on low-income earners who paid more tax relative to their earnings, but it should be applied fairly.

Retailers have previously led the push to review the GST threshold, which has gained little traction.

Prior to the election Prime Minister Tony Abbott said “full-stop, end of story” he would not change the GST in government.

Prior to the election former treasurer Wayne Swan put the question before a Treasury working group, which has yet to report its conclusions to the new Treasurer.

de Bruyn, Santa's little helper to the end.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I'm flattered to be complimented by the demi-god of punnery!

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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Yotam Ottolenghi is awesome.

An Aussie friend of mine is working there at present. Very popular place.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

The Scout Shop - Goes Under - Not Prepared. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Outdoor apparel retailer Snowgum Australia collapses after 89 years in business

Outdoor apparel retailer Snowgum Australia has collapsed into administration, with a sale for the 89-year-old Australian-owned business being sought.

Glenn Franklin, Petr Vrsecky and Jason Stone of Lawlor Draper Dillon in Melbourne have been appointed as administrators.

Franklin told SmartCompany this morning that the focus of the administration is to sell the business as a going concern, as this was the best chance of recovery.

He says the company, which has a franchise structure, has advertised for a buyer, with a number of parties already showing interest at the first expression of interest deadline.

“It is a well-known brand in a competitive market,” says Franklin.

The administrators reported that the amount of debt to unsecured creditors is estimated in the vicinity of $2.2-2.3 million, however, said this figure was subject to further verification.

Franklin says no major banks were owed money, but unsecured creditors consisted mostly of suppliers and landlords.

Franklin says the company has approximately over 86 employees plus casuals and operated 17 retail stores in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, ACT and Queensland, together with eight franchisee stores in Victoria.

The administrators reported that a related retail business, MDS Pty Ltd trading as Midland Disposal Stores, operated five Snowgum Australia stores based in Western Australia.

The first creditors meeting for the Australian company will be held on November 4 at the Lawler Draper Dillon offices in Melbourne.

Snowgum Australia was launched at The Scout Shop in 1924, and has had various names and structures in its history.

It changed names to the Scout Outdoor Centre in 1978, then to Snowgum in 1992, with the view of reaching a broader market.

The Snowgum Australia website reports that the business was sold in 2004 to general manager Ross Elliott and a private consortium.

Its core product offer is performance outdoor clothing, designed for bush walking, mountain climbing and other adventurous activities. It also offers luggage, footwear and travel accessories.

Research into sustainable production has been key to the brand, with it using bamboo, organic cottons and recycled polyester in its range. The company launched an e-commerce division in 2012.

The news of the administration contrasts with the fortunes of Snowgum competitor Kathmandu, which recently recorded a 27% profit increase for financial year 2012-13.

2013 has been a challenging year for administrations in the apparel industry, including Bettina Liano, Kirrily Johnston and Lisa Ho.

Made in Oz versus made in PRC?
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post #40453 of 55224
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

An Aussie friend of mine is working there at present. Very popular place.

That's fantastic. I visited a couple of years ago. I love his approach to food.
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My oldest most traveled (Beijing, Kaohsiung, Ballarat, Frankston, Thornbury, around the house) desert boots got a bit dirty. Sole is really worn out. I believe the young internet folk refer to them as beaters.
I researched all the forums. Emailed France. Ordered some cleaning elixir from France instead of a new pair of shoes. Complained by email about the delay and their inability to speak english. etc etc
Then I cleaned them
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post #40455 of 55224
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

My oldest most traveled (Beijing, Kaohsiung, Ballarat, Frankston, Thornbury, around the house) desert boots got a bit dirty. Sole is really worn out. I believe the young internet folk refer to them as beaters.
I researched all the forums. Emailed France. Ordered some cleaning elixir from France instead of a new pair of shoes. Complained by email about the delay and their inability to speak english. etc etc
Then I cleaned them
Before cleaning. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Cleaning Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Drying Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Back in action Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Damn, not bad. What are they?

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