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    Aussie weather

    We got some rain yesterday- lovely. Everything smells fresh and the cicadas came out to play.
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    What Do You Think?

    I thought if her father is an Australian and an ex soldier she would be able to be too? Seems a bit harsh that she cannot given some of the people who break the law, commit violent felonies and who are still allowed to stay here.
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    Got what he deserved? 👋

    Ah well- we've moved on now and no one can even remember Anning or whatever his name was. Wish they'd get on with running the joint and stop beating each other up.
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    Moved back to the UK and now depressed

    Great post Fisher1- so true!
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    What's Rosebud like??

    I like the coast down round Rosebud, Dromana , McCrae. It can be crowded during the Summer months but that is the case with most beach suburbs. It is near enough to Melbourne if you needed a big hospital, too. Some friends go down there every single year for their hols, in a caravan by the beach.
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    Moved back to the UK and now depressed

    Liverpool is great if you are a certain sort of person. I used to love it when I was young because of the nightlife but I wouldn't want to live there. Have a good look around for somewhere less grungy and depressing! Good luck.
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    Return to the UK... Omg

    Personally I find it difficult to comprehend wanting to return after all these years. Having said that, I have a friend who returned after 30 years here and she has never been so happy. She never settled here really and became very depressed. When she hit Scotland her depression disappeared even though she has left all her children over here ( all adult). we are all different and you must do what makes you feel happy in yourself.
  8. Never, ever send anything controversial /secret by email is the lesson we must be aware of!
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    Anyone watch 'The Windsors'?

    How do they get away with it? Must admit some of it is very funny. Crude though. Love the Princess Anne they do and Fergie of course.
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    Anyone watch 'The Windsors'?

    I think there is a lot of satire here but not many people are as funny as the royals are they? Most of our politicians are distinctly unmemorable if that is not an ironic statement. Thinking back to the days of Hawke and Keating, things were better. 'Keating' the musical was good.
  11. 14% down over the last Quarter for Melbourne and 16% for Sydney which is very, very fast. Has this affected you in any way? I have to say I think in the long run this is good for our young people- at least they might have a chance to buy now. Feel sorry for those who have bought in the last 2 years though.
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    Aussie weather

    Still- no rain. Getting desperate now, its been weeks. Muggy again today, looking forward to cooler weather at this stage.
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    Australia after 8 years - the good, bad & the ugly!

    They certainly do thank the drivers round here. Guess Australia is a pretty big country and varies from state to state. Aldi sausages are nice , they are German but agree that the other supermarkets are pretty dire for meat. Local butchers are good, at least round here. The bread round here is lovely, always fresh and lots of different types. I like sourdough personally and no complaints at all- and I am fussy .As for coffee- well you know we are the best , even in very small country towns these days. Thank you Italian migrants! I do think the noo zoolanders are catching up with us re coffee but no one else is.
  14. I'm getting sick of facebook. They spy on you as is quite obvious from the ads they put up connected with your postings. The only problem is that for me it is the only contact I have with some o/seas relatives and old school friends - and it is so easy. Easier than emailing etc. I don't use it nearly as much these days.
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    49 Killed in Shooting in NZ

    Yup, they did.Look back a few posts
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    49 Killed in Shooting in NZ

    I know a lot(dozens) of fundamental Christians. Hate to say it, but very few of them are 'white'. Don't see what race has to do with Christianity .
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    Adelaide Vs Perth

    I'd go Adelaide if you can get the work. What about Brisbane though?
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    49 Killed in Shooting in NZ

    In a funny way this awful atrocity has united people- opposite to what that creep intended I am sure. Glory.
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    49 Killed in Shooting in NZ

    My experience is that the vast majority of Australians are very tolerant and accepting. It is not at all like the UK in any way. It is a country based on immigration and there is not a lot of 'history' in the European sense. The original inhabitants are the only ones amongst us who can claim long term historical origins in our country. The rest of us are pretty new- only a couple of hundred years. There is no point in comparing the old world with all the old prejudices and attitudes with us- we just don't 'get' it. We would be closer to the USA than the UK I think.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    So I guess the world will have to listen to all this rubbish for the forseeable future. What a constipated country the UK has become.
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    49 Killed in Shooting in NZ

    This is nothing to do with right wing or left wing. It was terrorism, pure and simple. Moslems are not left wing on the whole . it was a disgusting attack on their religion and way of life by an intolerant and evil bigot.
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    Aussie weather

    Still waiting for the rain to come- it has been a very dry year for us. Could do with some of Sydney's rain.
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    Wanting to move back to Australia

    Certainly foreign at the moment with all this Brexit nonsense. And I thought our lot were bad....
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    Wanting to move back to Australia

    None of my kids identify with the uk, it is a foreign country to them. Most of the grandkids have never even been there. Depends what age and whether you go to school in Australia I suppose.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I am beginning to really like Theresa May. She is a plucky lady surrounded by a bunch of self serving jackals.