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Body, Mind and Spirit.. and Bonz Think Melbourne

Bubble and squeak with sauteed chestnut mushrooms

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is no fun
when bubble
and squeak
is on the line.

The Mind

We thought how Gillian Taylforth might be connected to Mel Gibson, but couldn’t think of any obvious codes or similarities, and then Angry suggested that the city might not really be called Gillian Taylforth.

The Spirit

I remembered then that I had indeed renamed it before we arrived, but couldn’t for the sake of me remember any other name for it.  I felt dejected, but then Cathy gave a pep talk to raise our spirits.

The Body

Then Elle said she’d rush back into the city to find out the name.  So she sprinted back to the edge, and when she returned said it was really called Melbourne.  It had been a good use of her body.

The Bonz

It was great team work; utilising body, mind and spirit in the nick of minute.

But it confused the second question, because Melbourne sounded like it could well have been named after the birth of Mel Gibson.

I put this to the team, hoping Angry would continue his good mind form, when  Bonzo piped up: ‘Oh, Melbourne, that’s easy, I grew up here.  No, it wasn’t named after Mel Gibson, it was after that pommie guy, William Lamb – 2nd Viscount Melbourne.  Mel Gibson was in fact born in New York.’

We all looked at Bonzo in amazement, before giving him a big hug.

The Tucker

We gave the answers to Holly Valance, and she said:

‘You had your chance
and now you can hanch
on my best and scrumptious
bubble and squeak.’

We tucked in.


Holly Valance Halts Our Advance with a Game of Chance

Holly Valance scored number one with Kiss Kiss...

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We said goodbye to the Easy Riders on the edge of Gillian Taylforth, and walked into Niddrie, in the middy, before heading out to the northern suburbs.  We relaxed awhile in Sunbury, but were told food was scarce by a honey bee, so we continuing northerly.

Holly Valance‘s Bubble and Squeak Riddle at Riddells Creek

We were getting rather peckish by the time we got to Riddells Creek, and so we were delighted to see the Holly Valance Best and Scrumptious Bubble and Squeak stall on the side of the road.

We asked how much it was for the fine looking fayre on offer, and Holly Valance replied with a jolly riposte that they were free, but we had to take a challenge or three.

Travelling Tribe Accept the Valance Challenge

We replied that we had faced many challenges on our epic journey, so one or three more was not as daunting a prospect as they might have been a year ago.

Holly Valance said that was great to hear.  Then she set our challenge, asking what was the name of the city we had just been in, and was it named such because Mel Gibson was born there.

Bubble and Squeak Speak

We got in a huddle,
over a squeaky puddle,
ready to answer the Valance
knowing we could leave nothing to chance
for our bellies were starting to rumbles
and our legs felt like a couple of bubbles.