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Rationing References

When researching my rationing challenge, I used the following websites: New Point Ration Chart Remember When… Food Investigators Episode 5: The WWII Diet 1301.0 – Year Book, Australia, 1944 – 45, Australian Bureau of Statistics John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library… Read More ›

Arrack and Sympathy

During the second world war two Aussie soldiers were in Damascus on leave from a camp nearby. During their perambulations around the city they sampled quite a number of noggins of the local brew, arrack, and eventually they became hopelessly… Read More ›

The Chemist’s War

It was Christmas Eve 1926, the streets aglitter with snow and lights, when the man afraid of Santa Claus stumbled into the emergency room at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital. He was flushed, gasping with fear: Santa Claus, he kept… Read More ›

Books I Read in May 2010

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden The Tower by Valerio Massimo Manfredi The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent Violent Crimes by Hugh Holton Hour Game by David Baldacci Darkness Creeping by Neal Shusterman Related articles Best-selling author David… Read More ›

Mnemonics

Every Good Boy Deserves Fun (lines on a treble clef; the spaces are remembered as FACE) Mites Grow Up, Tights Come Down (Difference between Stalagmites & Stalactites) Spring Forward, Fall Back (Which way to turn clocks for daylight savings) My… Read More ›

Books I Read In June 2009

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Lockie Leonard: Human Torpedo by Tim Winton Christianity: An Ancient Egyptian Religion by Ahmed Osman An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma Splinter by Adam Roberts Related articles 10 of my Favourite Books (meetmeatthebookparade.wordpress.com) 2013 Reading… Read More ›