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Old 10-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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G'day from Queensland.

Hello all,
I'm a middle aged male of 73 who discovered a couple of years back that i loved cooking. I'm English but now live on the east coast of Australia in the sunny state of Queensland. I was introduced to DC by a friend.

I look forward to finding some interesting recipes and perhaps adding some of mine for you all to try, and getting to know some of you in the forums.

I'm an ex British navy diver, and play guitar, bass, and ukulele and struggle to play banjo. Hobbies other than music include making model ships in bottles and light bulbs, and SCUBA.

Pho.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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Hi, Pho, welcome to DC! What a fascinating background!
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Hi, Pho, welcome to DC! What a fascinating background!

Thank you for the welcome Dawgluver. I love dawgs too and have a Maltese named Cooky who is my best mate and my recipe taster/tester.

He particularly enjoys eating:
raspberry jelly
shepherd's pie
dead lizards from our rock-wall
warm tea, preferably from a cup! no kidding
chicken

He hates:
next doors cat -with a vengeance that needs to be seen to be believed.
live chicken, and crows.
lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners.
peas

He loves:
walks
retrieveing thrown soft toys - endlessly!
Tigger the wire-haired mutt next door
Aunt Liz
chocolate - yes i know!
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:10 PM   #4
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Cooky is adorable!

You'll find a lot of other pet fans here, pets including chickens and snakes. All much beloved!

And what a wonderful place to dive! Bucket list has always included the Great Barrier Reef, though we're just snorkelers.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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Is the dog in your avatar actually a photo of your pooch Dawgluver? To my old eyes he looks to be a Beagle - wonderful dogs!

Pho

Phocaena (my unusual user name) is the genus to which porpoises belong. I was fortunate enough to actually see a harbour porpoise born while diving many years ago, in Stokes Bay UK. My username honours that beautiful "lady" for sharing such a magical moment with me and my diving partner.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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Yes, my beagle, looking uncomfortable in her sweater from her gramma,

Wow, seeing a baby porpoise being born. Did you get video?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:12 PM   #7
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Hey D

So happy that you have joined...great to have you here little buddy
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Yes, my beagle, looking uncomfortable in her sweater from her gramma,

Wow, seeing a baby porpoise being born. Did you get video?

No Dawgluver, it would have been nice. We were on a training dive way back in 1956.

She does look a bit uncomfortable doesn't she? Cooky is an Arsenal Soccer Club supporter (like me) and he has a shirt and lead to prove it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #9
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Hi Kyl, still finding my way around.

1. I can find the forum rules for example but when I log in it says I haven't signed them, yet I can't see where to do it.

2. Can't find (yet) where to upload recipes or pics of food I've cooked.

So I'm still fishing around a bit. lol

Nice to see you here too.

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Welcome to DC Pho.
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