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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

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Postcard Game #4 – The Nobby Shed and Lyle's Job - What's that job?

ZomZom ShadokPosts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 2016 in Countries and Travel
G’day LEO members,

One of my good mates in Australia is Lyle, the Goomburra Trader.

In 2011 Lyle took Bill and I as offsiders to help him on a farm in Boonah, QLD. The three of us had good fun together and this let me discover Lyle’s business, what he is doing for a living. It was tough dirty work for a female BUT BUT BUT Lyle provided excellent accommodation and food with much needed beers after work.
WOW – what good fun.

It was his birthday recently 23 Nov. so Bill and I went to visit him with a chocolate cake at his shed, the Nobby Shed. I asked Bill and Lyle if they would agree to prepare this postcard with me and here you are guys: the three of us did a recording and took a few photos of the Goomburra Trader’s shed. With only this material, your challenge is to answer the following questions.

What is Lyle’s business? What does he do for a living?

Note: The recording might sound tough to some of you, but don’t be afraid to write down the words you can catch and/or ask questions to get some help from me or the other players.

Good luck!

The recording (click on the link)
Listen to Lyle, Bill & Zom " The Nobby Shed and Lyle's job" on Spreaker.

The Nobby Shed
Poscard04_01_TheNobbyShed Poscard04_02_TheNobbyShed Poscard04_03_TheNobbyShed


The truck and the Bobcat
Poscard04_03_TheTruck_and_Bobcat


Striping wires
They were collected in different sites: farms, industrial sites, airports, firestations, amusement parks, etc
Poscard04_05_StripingWires Poscard04_06_StripingWires Poscard04_07_SpripingWires Poscard04_08_StripingWires

Among the unwanted stuff: Batteries
Poscard04_010_Batteries
It befits a man to be merry and glad
Until the day of his death.
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  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Shiny03, @kindgnice, @NatashaT, @Lynne, @nidhii, @rupsil, @Bubbly, @mheredge, @mohit_singh, @rupsil and anyone joining in.

    Good luck with this postcard! ^-^
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2016
    They collect waste (hard waste in the main) and separate recyclable metal such as iron wire and copper wire from them and then sell them.
    It's like to be a gold digger these days.

    Hence, my answer is 'Recycling business' or 'Green waste collection business' (with a trendy modern name).
    Good luck for me, guys. :D
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi Zom.

    I think he is scrap metal merchant/dealer. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,063 mod
    Scrap metal merchant? There appear to be lots of jobs going in Australia in this line of business too!
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 819 ✭✭✭✭
    @zom They are scrap metal traders.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,223 mod
    He definitely recycles stuff but it looks like metals and minerals?
  • NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 773 Teacher
    I´m listening to the recording, and it´s cracking me up - you had a hard job keeping those two on track during the discussion @Zom ! :D

    My favourite parts:
    - he has tawny frog mouths in his shed <3
    - the magpie analogy :D

    What does this bloke do for a living?
    I´m going to say scrap metal too, but specifically, electrical and phone wires.

    PS. I hope you were in Rudd´s pub!
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Where else @NatashaT? It's the best country pub around and the barramudi was excellent. >..<
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    hmm! @Zom I couldn't get the recording clearly but I will share my guess.
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @nidhii, @Shiny03, @Bubbly,

    Good job with your answer ladies.
    - Owls are living in the shed and yes they are tawny frog mouths. (I was expecting that Natasha's comment would be a big help to get it.) :D
    - As for the number, Bill says "a couple of owls with a little of couple babies"

    One of you could answer the 2 questions accurately. The winner, @nidhii. Well done mate!

    ---
    The recording [4:45 – 5:21]
    - I need heater energy to do my job. Heat.
    - Heat.
    - And he’s got a couple of owls in the bloody shed with a couple of little babies in it too.
    - So he’s got a shed as well, so it’s not just …
    - The shed with that owl and these are called tawny frog mouths.
    - Yes, but it’s got nothing to do with the job.
    - Oh, it’s...
    - It’s just an add on.
    - Yes it is, it is, it’s to say he’s not a, he’s not a trade type person with no focus on the environment or anything.

    The family of tawny frogmouths in Lyle's shed.
    Postcard4_Owls_01Postcard4_Owls_02Postcard4_Owls_03
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @nidhii well done! :)
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,184 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2016
    @nidhii

    splendid and fantastic win! congrats! (party)
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    Congratulations @nidhii. :)
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats @nidhii

  • aladdinaladdin Radio Producer LEOnetworkPosts: 1,553 mod
    @Lynne, Can we broadcast @Zom Podcasts Recording on the Radio?
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Aladdin - It's okay for me, Bill and Lyle for you to use the recording for ER.
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @nidhii, your prize is ready. Don't forget to PM me your contact details so that I can send it to you. ^.^
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • aladdinaladdin Radio Producer LEOnetworkPosts: 1,553 mod
    edited November 2016
    @Zom it's DONE. It will broadcast tomorrow @08:30 , 16:30 and 00:30 :)
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    You've been fast to edit with this recording @aladdin. ;) I'll probably miss the broadcast as I'll be either sleeping or flying to my next destination, but I already know what it's all about, isn't it. ^.^
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 819 ✭✭✭✭
    I can't express my feeling how I am happy to win this .Thanks a lot @Zom .
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 819 ✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly @Shiny03 @kindgnice @mohit_singh .Thanks Thanks Thanks......A lot of thanks to all of you.I am really very to win this game. And to have you all as my friend.
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,184 ✭✭✭✭
    @Zom said
    @nidhii, your prize is ready. Don't forget to PM me your contact details so that I can send it to you. ^.^

    Please, give my home address @nidhii
    :D :D :D
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 819 ✭✭✭✭
    @mohit_singh But I don't know your Address.LOL.
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 819 ✭✭✭✭
    @Zom I have sent you my Address by private message.Can't wait to receive my prize.
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,184 ✭✭✭✭
    Well done! I want to see the photograph of that gift! @nidhii @zom
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 819 ✭✭✭✭
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @nidhii The postcard prize is on it's way to India.
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
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