Lady Di's Pies

Submitted: Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 23:19
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Hi there,

I was driving in Sandstone past the main corner and I thought I saw someone waving at me on the joining street. We parked the Ute, we were going to pull over anyway.

The tourist centre is on the corner. Rounding the centre on foot this lady was right in my face - she looked pretty formidable too. She was selling her pies from a tent next to the tourist centre. She spent the best part of 10 minutes telling me and my mate how good her pies were, all natural products with a secret spice.

It was only 9am so I went halvies in a pie with my mate, it was a very nice pie.

Lady Di (Yes - that's what she calls herself) is a special character of the area - she said so!!! :-)



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Reply By: Idler Chris - Vic - Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 23:30

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 23:30
Great place Sandstone they make you feel very welcome.
What other people think of me is none of my business.
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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 01:06

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 01:06
Gawd Equinox - going on appearances, she looks like she's been a wharfie prior to her pie shop business - and she looks like she'd shove a pie down your throat on the spot, if you DIDN'T buy one off her! [;-)

I trust her appearances are deceiving, and it's good to hear you can actually buy some edible food in Sandstone that doesn't come out a freezer, and into a microwave or bain marie for 48 hrs.

The Goldfields certainly produces the "characters", and I'll wager she got a story or two to tell about where she's been and what she's done.
I trust she does well - Sandstone is like all W.A. country towns - too few customers, and the few people that do go through, are usually self-sufficient or intent on just fuelling up and high-tailing it, pronto.

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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 06:02

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 06:02
We came across her last year, and yes a real card, and the story she told us about the hoops the council put her through to be able to set up the stall next it the info centre.

And Sandstone what a lovely clean little town.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 14:20

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 14:20
Yes I noticed how very clean it was.

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Reply By: OBJ - Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 08:09

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 08:09
At first glance I thought "Aunty Jack" ... and it sort of makes sense.

"If you don't buy one of my pies, I'll come over there and rip ya bloody arms orf ... and I will, too ....".

Hope she is there when I next come through Sandstone.

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Reply By: mike39 - Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 08:21

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 08:21
Agree on all counts, Lady Di's Pies are ok, the information centre does "have information" and Sandstone is an interesting and friendly little oasis.

Just be careful where you wave your detector, you can meet up with the not so welcoming character.
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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 10:29

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 10:29
Yes a character for sure! Came across her last year doing the same thing with sausages (and her secret spice additive)

We have a small farm side line business (gourmet pork sausages) and so the temptation not to sample was too great......besides that it would have been a brave man to say no to her invitation to purchase some

Had great fun pulling each others tail about sausages and from memory we left her more of ours than we purchased from her

Great to see she is still at it in some way......be it pies this time maybe camel stew next time
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Reply By: nevandcher - Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 19:32

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 19:32
We came across her in 2012, when we had a sausage sandwich and coffee. Both we and our travelling companions came down with something a day later, and this was the only time the 4 of us had eaten the same meal.... Looks like she has gone a bit upmarket since then.

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Follow Up By: Kelpie D - Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 20:22

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 20:22
Yeah, and now she has a disclaimer...The sign says, wait for it

Lady Di's Pies - opposite the "post" orifice..
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Follow Up By: Kelpie D - Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 20:26

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 20:26
Bugger !!!

Wish we could edit. The sign in the photo actually says "site the post" orifice - AND that would have so much more bloody funnier !!!
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Reply By: Member - Alan K (QLD) - Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 17:13

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 17:13
Al, reminds me of when the GDEC2012 crew were in Anchorage outside the Town Hall.

We had, wait for it.....

Reindeer sausages in a bun. For real. They were excellent, sorrr Rudolph!

The yummy things you find when you least expect it.

So keep that thought and you and Massie have a Happy Xmas.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 21:05

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 21:05
Wow that's something different - all the best for Chrissie from us too Al!!

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Reply By: Member - Grundle (WA) - Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 18:47

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 18:47
Thats a good laugh,I know Di well,she lived in Wooraloo and Chidlow for many years.She's had a hard life,some of it self inflicted some not.Used to like a beer or two.Would'nt do any one a wrong turn.

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Follow Up By: Alan S (WA) - Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 22:36

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 22:36
Grundle
the memories vague but several years ago we were at the MT Augustus resort (very loose term), and I think there was a painting in the bar of the lady who built it. What comes back to me is that she was connected to sandstone and the wooroloo area. I remember mainly because that was where I lived and we actually knew a branch of her family.
I wonder if it is the same person
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Reply By: Member - Grundle (WA) - Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 19:19

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 19:19
Hi Alan,I dont know if its the same Lady Di,The one i know was married to Bob Linsey.

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Follow Up By: Alan S (WA) - Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 22:10

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 22:10
Nope that name doesn't ring a bell. Probably some one different then.

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