I suppose its hard to see him ;)
Nope - didn't see him at all....
Told me last night he was going
If so. I will have to amend my story .. 'The big guns from Melbourne AND Bendigo.... ' :)
Was there. Did course 1 in 77 minutes then headed off (after cake) to walk around some potential (or as I later worked out no potential) terrain for Oceania. I believe I was the only person to attend both events in the 2017 end of season double header. Two very different events. I think more can be made of this in future years.
Sorry l missed you. You certainly made the most of the weekend. I made three mistakes (not very good).
I think I made the most of the year. 59 bush events so far.
Ah, Beechworth. On way to WOCARN 85. First world rogaine champs. Nearly an Oz orienteering title. But I hear the bakery isn't so special any more?
The bakery was sold to typical "on the make" types. They franchised it and started mass producing their condiments in a factory in Echuca and shipping them to outllets across the State. The brand image slipped. Eventually the on the make types sold. The damage was done. The only joy to be had in going inside the Bendigo outlet these days is to ask for bread. Soak in the joy of an admission that they don't bake it, despite claims on the signoutside about being the best Australian bakery or some such.
It's become a chain, so now you can go to the Beechworth Bakery in Bendigo, Echuca, probably Ballarat, Healesville last I heard...
It's full of very unhealthy fattening foods. In the times l have been there, a number of customers (including whole families) were nearly as wide as they were high and were eating things such as pies and beestings. Not the sort of delicacies you'd like Gruver. Great place to get motivated to lose weight.
Sad. Like a compass manufacturer I once knew. But I'm sure B is still worth visiting for its sense of history. And the orienteering nearby.
It can also be a contact sport trying to get to the counter. Can look like a form of sumo wrestling. As Prue says, you don't have the physique gruver.
Can confirm the existence of a Ballarat outlet, think there's also one in Albury. None in Melbourne - wonder why their expansion stopped at Healesville?
Coz the brand value had been debased so far it was time to sell by that point.
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