Hello from Australia

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    G'day folks, I'm an older bloke who's stumbled across soapmaking and found it a lot more interesting than I would have imagined. Quite new to it all, I've only made a few batches so far, but pretty happy with the results! I figured I'd lurk in the forums, see what I can pick up, and maybe one day I'll have enough experience to be able to contribute something meaningful to the discussions. Happy 2019 everyone :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum.:)
     
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    Welcome - I'm new too. Seems like a genuinely lovely place. I'm sure we will both enjoy it and learn a tremendous amount! But alas, you have gotten your feet wet already! At this time, I am merely a "soaping hopeful," lol.
     
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    Oh my, if you've done the "old fat-and-wood-ash method" you have my respect. Awesome.
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    Thanks all :)
    It wasn't exactly a success, ended up with a glue-like monstrosity that could kinda sorta clean a bit :) Will be trying it again when the weather cools down enough to burn some hardwood!
     
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    ^^See, you already have something to share! Happy new year, and welcome to the forum.
     
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    welcome aboard
     
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    Welcome to the forum
     
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    Welcome BushRanger :). Where in Australia are you ? you must be in the bush to be burning hardwood.
     
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    Glenrowan OFC :)
     
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    Hehe nah not Glenrowan :)
    Rural area about an hour out of Sydney. Plenty of eucalyptus and turpentine around!
     
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    G'day bushranger :)
    (Won't be cool anytime soon then ;))
     
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    Neat. I grew up next door, about 800km to your SW on the Murray … admittedly a bit closer to Glenrowan :)

    My partner and daughter fly over your way in the wee small hours tomorrow. I get to drive them to the airport at an even smaller hour :-(
    Daughter straight down to Canberra for a competition.
    Partner then flies Adelaide, then drives back via Melbourne and Canberra.

    No cold weather now. I chuckled when asked whether a jacket should be packed. If there's even a hint of cool I will not be able to ever live down that 'comment'.
     
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    Wow that's a busy schedule!
    I wouldn't be worrying too much about a jacket right now, we've had a string of days over 40 and it's not looking like it's going to let up before next week! Victoria can get a little nippy at night in some parts, but nothing too drastic.

    You from down Albury-Wodonga way? Beautiful area, haven't been there since I was a kid.

    Thanks for the welcome everyone, you're a friendly mob :)
     
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    Half way between there and Mildura. Even lovelier bush and river, but **** hot when it chose.
    Yeah, have been tracking the weather. Needing a jacket likely to be the least of their problems right now.
    At least they will have new soap when they get back … starting with (Zany's) seawater Castile planned for today.
     
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