Valentine’s Day did not feature highly in the history of our pioneers, but the numerous social

Valentine’s Day did not feature highly in the history of our pioneers, but the numerous social gatherings provided opportunities to party right throughout the year. These gatherings included dances held in old halls scattered throughout the district, sporting events, picnics and beach gathering, that all held the possibility of finding one’s soulmate. An advertisement in the Nambour Chronicle, August 1923 tempts with a chance of a dance or a romance at the Woombye Diggers’ Ball. A great opportunity was the Bachelor and Spinster Balls – the spinsters would hold a ball and a return function arranged for a bachelors’ ball. The spinsters held a Leap Year Ball in Kenilworth in 1928, the grand march being led by Mr A Burley and Miss Eva Pickering and thereafter the dance was kept going at a merry pace. It was voted to be the most enjoyable function of its kind that had been held for a considerable time, so the bachelors would need “to grease their heels” in order to compare favourably when they return the compliment. The Nambour Chronicle on December 2, 1927 published a poem composed by a “wag” who attended a spinsters’ ball in Woombye – an extract reads: Partners were not always loc...

Bethesda offers 500 Atoms to customers affected by Fallout 76 bag-gate • Eurogamer.net

If you thought the controversy surrounding Fallout 76 ended at the game itself, you’re in for a surprise. Bethesda is now in trouble with fans for promising a canvas duffel bag in its $200 (£156) Power Armour Edition of the game – and instead delivering a cheap nylon replacement. Now, in an attempt to placate fans, Bethesda has apologised and promised to give affected customers 500 Atoms (Fallout 76′s in-game currency) as compensation. The foundations for bag-gate began last week when recipients of the Power Armour Edition noticed something was amiss in their deluxe package. Customers began to post comparisons of the promotional material for the edition and what was actually delivered, and claimed Bethesda had changed the bag’s description on the site after they began submitting complaints. Sure enough, the official Bethesda Store now says the bag is made of nylon, but the image still reads “canvas,” as does the Amazon listing for the product. i made this comparason day 1 of launch that picture on the left was still on the website at the time pic.twitter.com/tRnnOSIFNY Already enraged by what some described as Bethesda’s attempt to R...