Sunday, 29 May 2011

FG in Australia

This is the weekend of the Dubbo Agricultural Show.  We headed out this
morning to take in the sights.  Loads to see and do. Here are a few
pictures. I was kidnapped by two pirates on stilts! Cheers, FG

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

FG Still in Australia

Hi Everyone,

Went to a Barbecue.  I had an official photo taken while I supervised the
cooking of the 'snags' (Aussie term for sausages).  Next day, when we
downloaded the picture, there were some extra pictures of me, enjoying
myself. What a surprise I didn't even know they had been taken!  BOL!  So I
was BUSTED big time.  (I should never have been left with HER so-called

Cheers, FG

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Flat George visits Oyster Bay, NY!!

  Oyster Bay sits on the north shore of Long Island, a suburb of New York City.  Oyster Bay was
settled by the Dutch in the late 1600's, was a thriving fishing and
oyster town, played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War, and has
been the home to Billy Joel and John McEnroe!

Theodore Roosevelt made Oyster Bay his summer home!  He came to visit
Oyster Bay for the first time in 1874, and his home, Sagamore Hill, is
now a National Historic Site.  This equestrian sculpture of him sits
at the crossroads of town, and was dedicated in 2005.

Robert Moses, king of all Long Island's parkways and parks, proposed a
bridge be built which linked Oyster Bay with either Westchester or
Connecticut in the 1950s.  The Oyster Bay townsfolk really put up a
fight and the proposal was denied.  Here's the view from and the Long
Island sound.

Raynham Hall is a twenty-two room historic house that interprets the
life and times of the Townsend Family, from the Revolutionary War
through Oyster Bay's affluent Victorian period in the 1870's.

Planting Fields, once the home of William Robertson Coe, was built
between 1918-1921.  This sixty-five room mansion, now called Coe Hall,
is a former Gold Coast estate sitting on over 409 acres.  And this
group of gorgeous trees all planted together is a beech copse.  Check
out Planting Fields here.

Well, as you can see, Flat George definitely had a nice time running
around.  Finn, however, was not interested.  We hope you'll
download Flat George and take him with you one day too . . .

Go give Finn a visit at his Blog...... Finn Howard

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

FG in Australia

I've been checking out letter (mail) boxes in regional Australia this week.
Here are a few of my favourites.  Cheers, FG

What to do with old microwaves.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

FG in Australia

Hi Everyone, 
FG reporting from Sydney.....I've been meeting lots of interesting people!

Cheers, Flat George