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2 days ago
And Jeremy's lie was...
I've walked into the Long Room at Lord's.
Be sure to keep an eye out next month for our new Get to Know the Team game! ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Merry Christmas in July!! 🎄
Do you catch up with family and friends, have a nice meal or exchange gifts? We’d like to know!
Feel free to post your photos in the comments (extra points for silly Christmas jumpers 😆) ... See MoreSee Less
yes! We had a lovely Christmas in July at the Albany Club last week... complete with roaring wood fire, christmas carols, delicious meal cooked by Peter McGregor, and secret santa. Even Father Christmas made his way from the North Pole to see us!
no once a year is more than enough retails just money making yet again
5 days ago
For all our Southern Smash Fans, this Friday Flashback is for you. We got in touch with Banksy in the UK and he filled us in on how he came to be in our Flashback photo!
“Well, I love Albany and very nearly stayed there for good.
I played cricket at Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Was overseas pro in Perth at North Perth and Melville where I captained briefly. That side included Dennis Lillee and Graeme Wood.
Ross Stephen was the Albany influence. He had played at my club side (Stourbridge CC) here in ‘82 and encouraged me to come to Albany. The WACA development job was in the pipeline and that was the deciding factor really. The cricket in Albany got better over that 5-6 year period and of course there were a number of fine cricketers around like Brian Woods, Nico, Stocksy, Alan Watling, Ross Stephen, Kevin Draper and many others.
During that period, we won numerous James Shields, Country Weeks and capped it off with the Prudential Cup win at the WACA.
I’m still in touch with numerous people from Albany and was able to help several cricketers play a season or so here in the UK.
I’ve been fortunate to be able to get back to Australia numerous times and Albany is always a must visit.” ... See MoreSee Less
Make you feel old Banksy, I remember being coached by you and Tuck,that's when I was about 11 years old
The car had to be big enough to carry a few team mates, a few bats and a couple of cartons of Emu Export.
Banksy, You've led a wonderful life, capped by your marriage to the glorious Amanda. I do wish you would drive cars more in keeping with Amanda's desires. Does she really want a car carrying enough armour to kill a rampant runaway bull on the charge?
You did a great job Banksy and left a very worthwhile legacy
He stayed at our house while doing coaching in Katanning ,
Banksie it was a pleasure to be able to call you a teammate even though you tested me with a few short balls in the nets, long live cricket 🏏
Does seem like only yesterday x
Brian Woods Lyn Woods Greg Stocks
The amount of people who mentioned or I mentioned the name Dave Banks at my time at Richardson south Perth cc was unbelievable
"Albany Finance is a very friendly Company. From the minute I walked through the door, I was greeted with the feeling of friendship and felt at ease." ... See MoreSee Less
Time to check in and see how Nicole has been going with our #plasticfreejuly challenge.
"To my surprise there are some parts of my life that I realised I am plastic free without even noticing it. As a family we all have our own stainless steel water bottles and we take them everywhere. My snacks and lunch for work are in reusable containers and bottles (as you can see in the photo). Lucky for me the kids have been on holidays so it has been a bit easier not to use plastic, as lunches can be put onto a plate rather than in snap lock bags. I really do have a love for snap lock bags, I have lots of different sizes and use them for everything, this challenge has made me think of different ways I can reduce the amount I use. I don’t generally use a lot of glad wrap, instead I have one of those overflowing container draws (much to the annoyance of my family) that I use.
I do the majority of our food shopping online and bring my own bags, when I picked up our latest shop I realised that all of our fruit and vegetables came in either a plastic bag or wrapped in plastic, whether it be a punnet of cherry tomatoes, a bag of apples or spinach. One day we would love to have our own vege patch and fruit trees. We have been making small changes in our lifestyle – we started composting a few years ago and Brittany gives me all the coffee grounds and used tea bags to take home from the office to use in our compost and we do the containers for change, it’s reduced waste (therefore bin bags) and hasn’t been that hard.
When my children used to go to Daycare our centre was plastic free, so ALL of their food was in various sizes of containers. Since they are now at school I guess I have been a bit more lazy and whilst their fruit is in containers, it has become easy to grab a muesli bar or a snack bag of rice wheels for their lunchboxes.
After doing this challenge I have realised that a lot of the snack food we have in our house is in single use plastic and I’m sure with a bit more research I might be able to find different solutions to this. I would love to know how other families reduced their snack food plastic and any great suggestions on minimising it in school lunches." ... See MoreSee Less
This week we have Paul from Macleod Corporation Pty Ltd completing our Annual Audit.
Make sure to say hi if you see him in the office! 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
It's time for a fun finance fact! 💸
Did you know that in America more monopoly money is printed per year than real money?!
Parker Brothers reports that it prints around $30 billion per year while the American government prints roughly $974 million. The government generally only prints new money to replace old or worn-out money. ... See MoreSee Less
Have you seen our latest Advertorial?
Check it out here! 🚛 ... See MoreSee Less
We're halfway there... through the week, month, and the year!
Is anyone else excited for the weekend?
Got something exciting planned? Let us know in the comments!
(Fingers crossed for some nice weather like in the background photo!) ... See MoreSee Less
This week we're catching up with Brittany to see how she's going with our #PlasticFreeJuly challenge!
"While I try to use as little plastic as possible in my day-to-day life, I’m realising that there are a lot more things that I can change to be more plastic free. It’s definitely more of a challenge than I’d anticipated, but I’m really enjoying it and learning new ways to be plastic free!
I really love all the alternatives available to reduce your plastic usage when it comes to tea (as you can see in the photo 😂), and a lot of the local shops stock a great range of loose leaf tea.
I do struggle when it comes to your everyday kitchen staples like gladwrap and baking paper. I hate to admit it, but I use both of these way more than I should!
I’d love to hear what works best for you as replacements for these, and any other products you find as a great alternative to plastic!" ... See MoreSee Less
It’s time for our lucky last two truths and a lie!
Can you guess what Jeremy's lying about?
This is one for all you cricket fans out there! 🏏
1. I was at the ground when the Australian Cricket Team were caught up with Sandpaper Gate in South Africa
2. I’ve walked into the long room at Lords
3. I’ve played cricket at the WACA ground ... See MoreSee Less