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Just Skinny Dipping


An elderly man in Queensland had owned a large farm for several years.
He had a large natural pool in the back of his farm bordered by sheltering scrub.
It was nicely shaped and deep enough for swimming, so he fixed it up with a picnic table, gazebo, and planted some palms and some mango and avacado trees.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn’t been there for a while, and look it over so he grabbed a bucket to bring back any ripe fruit.

As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.
As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end.

One of the women shouted to him, ‘we’re not coming out until you leave!’

The old man frowned, ‘I didn’t come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.’

Holding the bucket up he said, ‘I’m just here to feed the croc.’

Some old men can still think fast


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Herbs to Chase Away The Mosquitoes

You can plant these in pots and place them all around your house, on your deck and beside the pool.


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What Does A $2 Million Pool Look Like.

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Poem Friday – From 100 To Zero

From 100 To Zero

Author: Lesley Voth

Well here I am ‘ Back in the USA’
Sounds like a Springsteen Song I have to say

I left Australia just last week, very warm and sunny
If my friends could see me now they would think it rather funny

I had a tan that I worked very hard to get
Only to be wrapped up in winter woollies, body not seen the sun yet


Woke up yesterday to icicles on the trees
No sign of spring flowers that are usually covered in bees

But I am grateful as the house is nice and warm
Cold outside, at least now sunny no sign of a storm

I believe, I am told that spring is near, that’s Mother Natures plan
Summer around the corner, will be back at the pool, working hard on that tan


As you can see from the pictures, my Son and Grandson
Loving the warmth, the ocean in Australia and having such fun

I am not really complaining as I love this country and I am with my husband, my hero
Even though I have gone from temperatures of 100 degrees to Zero

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Did You Know – 08/05/2013


1. Duct Tape:  During World War II, the U.S. military needed a strong, waterproof tape to help keep ammunition cases dry. By modifying medical tape, researchers at the Permacel division of Johnson & Johnson came up with a three-ply tape that sandwiched a fabric mesh between a layer of polyethylene on top and a rubber-based adhesive on the bottom. Their take on tape performed better than anyone expected. It was exceedingly strong, yet allowed soldiers to rip it easily into strips. And its ability to repel water  became legendary.  Soldiers returned home and took jobs on building sites.

2. World’s Largest Outdoor Pool:  Outdoor swimming pool at San Alfonso Del Mar Resort in Chile: This pool covers 20 acres, the pool is over 900 meters (3,000 ft) long. Its deep end is 35 meters (115 ft)—also a world record—and it holds 66 million gallons of water. Also, it could engulf 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools, took five years and nearly $1 billion to build, and costs about $2 million yearly to maintain.The pool uses an advanced suction and filtration system and virtually no chemicals, making it surprisingly environmentally friendly

3. Worlds Largest Waterfall. Inga Falls, along the Congo in Kinshasa, Zaire. It moves more water than any other waterfall on the planet. A lot more, as it turns out. Inga Falls has an average discharge rate well over 10 times that of Niagara—over 900,000 cubic feet of water per second.

4. Worlds largest Video Screen. Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil is a big building. it seats nearly 50,000 and will be the 11th-largest stadium in Brazil. The entire front of the building is one giant video screen.
The screen will be capable of displaying images, video, and scoreboard information that will be visible to anyone even glancing in the stadium’s general direction. At 20 meters (65 ft) high and an astonishing 170 meters (560 ft) long, the screen is comprised of 34,000 LEDs and is easily the biggest video screen in the world.

5. The largest man-made freestanding structure on the planet is in China.. Taking three years to complete, the structure holds a 14-screen IMAX theater, an ice skating rink large enough to host sanctioned international competitions, a complete replica Mediterranean village, and (of course) a water park. The water park alone can accommodate 6,000 visitors at once, all of whom could easily be put up in the 2,000 available hotel rooms. But even these details don’t do justice to the immense scope of this facility—inside this building, you could fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses. Or over 300 football fields. Or Monaco.

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Poem Friday – Have You Ever Wondered?

Have You Ever Wondered?
Author – Lesley Voth

Outside is gorgeous and It is now officially Spring,
So am off to the pool to do my sun-baking thing.

It is around lunch, so off I go with sandwich of cheese and ham,
In my bikini, soft and flabby, a little like ‘Mutton dressed as lamb’.

But who cares it’s a beautiful day,
I am blessed that I can sit and dream away.

While I was enjoying the warmth of the sun,
I began thinking about the human body, all different, everyone.

I thought about how our skin absorbs heat,
How amazing our hearts are, pushing blood with each beat.

The different sensations our body gives out
Our brain, analyzing, our voice, how we can shout.

To me its a mystery, but a mighty machine,
Do you ever wonder the spiritual part of the body not seen.

Sometimes do you feel separate from your human frame,
Do you get that feeling, you can’t explain or name.

I guess it is something I may never know,
But I believe if I am quiet and still this knowledge will grow.

Oh dear this is getting far too deep.
I need to eat my sandwich, read and then in the sun have a short sleep.

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