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Charcoal grilled fresh water fish in Quistococha

Sausages are dead

Sausages are dead.

if you’re a true blue Aussie and pride yourself BBQ’ing sausages on a gas burner, think again. When you buy sausages, you’re at the mercy of the butcher who processed them. You have no idea what’s in them (cartilage, ligaments, fat), unless you’re lucky enough to have a label that clearly explains what ingredients were used in making them. Even then, manufacturing processes can’t fully control factors such as humans cutting corners or flies dropping into the mixing batch. And do you know what is the allowable percentage of fat content in your sausages? Do you even know what that tube the sausages are encased in is made of? Is it a dissolvable synthetic material or animal’s intestine?

Have you ever tried something other than sausages? For example Turkish/Uyghur lamb skewers (with cumin, salt and paprika) or Russian pork and onion “shashlik“? – you say you haven’t? You really are in for a gastronomical delight!

Australia, it’s time to rethink your meat purchases for the old traditional Aussie BBQ. And while we’re at it, let’s not just stop at purchasing sausages, let’s rethink how we cook our meat. Are you using a gas BBQ? Oh my lord, it’s time to go to your local BBQ vendor and drag yourself out of your stereotypical nightmare and into 2016.

In this day and age, you want to be cooking with red hot coals on a hot grill – your taste buds will thank you for it. Can you begin to imagine the depth of flavours you can achieve from cooking with seasoned Australian hardwood? When you cook with coals, the fat renders off the meat and drips onto the burning ambers, this gives off a smoke that encapsulates your meat. You can’t obtain the same depth from cooking on a gas burner. At best, the solidified fat on your flame tamer catches on fire and those flames burn your sausages for a distasteful bitterness – if this makes you happy, then I do feel sorry for you.

Nosey Board

This post taken from’s online shop

Nosey board – A fun, karma giving plastic sign that just wants to tell your neighbour(s) “Hello, I am here and I am looking at you!” – all the time.

The board is made from tough, durable polypropylene plastic (same as Coke platic bottles). The image printed on the sign is one of an angry neighbour with a rain cloud over its head. Every day is a rainy day for this neighbour. You will also notice the sticky beak/pointy nose that can’t help itself from poking over the fence… tisk tisk.


Ever tried to send a clear message to your neighbours without initiating pointless conversations and arguments but didn’t know how to? With the new Nosey Board, you’ll have your neighbour scratching his (or her) head. A Nosey Board is a tough, durable and weather proof plastic sign that has an image of a nosey neighbour printed on it (our very own DearNeighbour image). The nosey board sits on the fence, or on a post, or on your car and constantly and incessantly looks over the fence and keeps an eye on your neighbours. It is sort of like Karma – you look at me, I look at you, I look at you looking at me, and round and round we go.

We can send you the rectangular board so you can cut it yourself, or we can cut out the profile as per your request.

The Nosey Board can be cut and drilled in many different configurations so it can be attached to structures such as your front fence, side fence, other side fence, rear fence, a pole or post, motor vehicle etc… etc… You can even hang it from a tree or stick it in your window. The possibilities are limitless.

Check the product gallery photographs for ideas.

*** NOTE: Dog, rope and brick not included ***

Nosey Board Product specifications:

Nosey Boards are made from tough, durable and weatherproof corrugated polypropylene plastic.
Dimensions are: 4.0 mm thick and 686mm x 457mm in size.

Price includes GST and postage to your address.

If the Nosey Board is too much for you, try one of our friendly Nosey Neighbour postcards.