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MARYROSE02

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    Ideas for places to stay

    I rather like Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest - stayed in hotel motel there with my brother a couple of years back. https://www.teagardenshotel.com/
  2. It is entirely typical that just I have been whingeing on another post about my colds one of my brothers is in hospital recovering from major heart surgery - triple bypass I think. Is that what it means if all three arteries are blocked/almost blocked? He had operation on Friday and has moved from ICU to CCU today, hopefully. Both my brothers have had heart problems and both suffered chest pain and both chose not to go straight to A & E. One had a stent put in last year and the other is experiencing the more serious operation now. I suppose it is a measure of my having better control of health anxiety that I did not rush off to my doctor demanding tests. I'm the oldest one too and it seems to have come in order of youth. I was already taking a statin and 100 mg aspiring every day and unlike my brothers I gave up smoking 40 years ago. My doctor told me that "it's not all in the genes" and I am not showing any symptoms. I remember my other brother, staying with me at the time, asking if I had any antacids. I never realized he had been experiencing chest pain for a few days. I think he was experiencing angina whereas the one in hospital now was very close to a heart attack.
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    Heart disease, stents, triple bypass, etc.

    My brother is out of hospital today - Thursday 8th November which is good news. I still have not been to see him because of my bloody cold. I went back to the doctor who listened to my chest again and said "no need for antibiotics." I am actually a bit better. In the meantime my other brother flew in today and needed a wheelchair from the plane because his gout flared up. He was worried about DVT though I think the doctor he saw today said all the blood thinners he's taking would prevent that.
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    Am i mad!?

    If you were single I'd say "do It" although I'd also caution you that a holiday in summer is not the same as living and working there all year round. Also, based on my own experience, each time I've gone to either England or Australia it's been like emigrating all over again.
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    Looking to make good friends!

    Well, that depends on who you class as a "local?" Born and bred in Australia? Born and bred overseas but "gone native" (as I perhaps have). When I hear English accents I often ask where they are from. I was sat at one table with my Aussie mates and on the next table were 4 young English guys and I heard one mention Hampshire so I asked him where in Hants? Andover to which i said "Home of The Troggs" which drew a blank look until I mentioned "Love is All Around." Whenever I go to pub to watch Tottenham play it is a 50/50 mix of Pommies and Aussies. Reminds me, if you follow a football club that is another way of building a social network, including following Australian clubs.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    Did someone really say that it is possible to hate Israel but love the Jews? Must be from the left but not a Corbynista. They hate both Israel and the Jews.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    Weak democracies you mean. The Weimar Republic was weak, hated by everybody. The Communists hated it and paid for not supporting it when Hitler won power. The more moderate rightists thought they could control Hitler. The Western Allies gave the Weimar Republic no support either.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    That was pretty well what I thought. The Founding Fathers wanted to prevent a tyrant from ever acquiring absolute power. Throughout 2016 I believed the media like everybody else. Trump cannot win.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    She is funny, talented, a lawyer by qualification I think and the left hates her as they do Trump but what the left does not get is that ordinary people like them. Look at some videos. See her in action. Anybody who can talk to the Oxford/Cambridge unions has got to be able to think on their feet.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    Being right wing does not equal Nazi. Opposing illegal immigration does not equal Nazi. Voting Liberal or Trump does not equal Nazi. Ann Coulter is not a white supremacist whatver that means. Street fighting, stopping people from attending from lectures, or shouting down the speakers are all Nazi tactics. And most lefties despise Israel which equals anti semitism and thereford equals Naxism.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    Very much so. And opposed of course to any "Safe Spaces" for people they hate. Watch Ben Shapiro and explain to me why he is a Nazi. Or Ann Coulter.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    So you believd that ANTIFA alone have the righf to decide who is a fascist? ANTIFA are the true fascists. Watch any video on YouTube and see how they ALWAYS use violence to try to prevent people THEY decide are fascists from speaking. They say they are stopping the Nazis but who are these Nazis? Ben Shapiro - Jewish, Milo - gay, Ann Coulter - woman with a sense of humour. Why do ANTIFA always wear masks? Two reasons: They intend to break the law and they do not want to be identified.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    You know full well that The Grauniad (sic) or rather British CNN hates Trump.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    USA, USA, USA! Music to my ears especially as ANTIFA and all the other snowflakes and social justice warriors hate it.
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    COLDS!@#$%

    On my 5th cold since May, only cold free month being September but making up for this one spanning October and November. This one is probably the worst, feeling not too bad Fri-Sun then horrible Mon-Tue, slightly better on Wed and OK to go out but not to work Thu-Sat. Now Sunday i feel poorly again, annoying cough which is how cold started plus general @#$%£₩ feeling. Ive had a flu jab and i know none of these colds have been flu. Maybe they are not colds but hay fever? Ive taken a week off work (unpaid) but i still do not want to go back and the cough is unpleasant for my workmates.
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    COLDS!@#$%

    Thanks for that advice. I was at my doctor only on Thursday complaining about my colds and next time I might ask him some more questions. To be honest I have been a chronic hypochondria for much of my life but lately I have been learning to trust his advice. He listened to my chest with his stethoscope and pronounced "just a cold!" I thought I was getting better which meant going out in the evening to the pub again, NO NO NO! I am already on statins actually and whilst I was there I got him to check my BP - perfect. That reminds me. I must start another health related post about heart disease as both my brothers have had problems, one of them serious, hence my asking my GP to check my BP!
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    COLDS!@#$%

    Thanks Marisa. I do have anti hystamines in my cupboard and never thought to take them.
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    Positive Emigrating To Australia True Life Stories

    I am ten years behind you having arrived 40 years ago plus one day? Is that right? I arrived on Friday 3 November 1978 and it is now Sunday 4 November 2018. There have been times when i was homesick but looking back that was really only when my parents were alive and maybe also doing it tough/feeling lonely. It is 1830 and I've been on my own all day something i used to hate on Sundays but now i am not bothered. I got up early to watch part of Arsenal v Liverpool then my main interest Wolves v Spurs, football being one of the few English things i obsess about. There is nothing else I miss bar having the countryside on my doorstep.
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    Looking to make good friends!

    I would recommend joining a club devoted to whatever sport/hobby you are interested in. Google "Meet Ups" and see what you can find - activities from A to Z including expat groups. I do not like expat groups though. I have lots of Pommie friends but it grates when i hear a group of Poms in a pub. I've gone native! It takes a while to establish yourself. Sometimes you make friends at work, going for drinks on Fridays say. I was at a party last night and the people i knew are all linked to one guy i met in a hostel 8 years ago and much of his network comes from playing in a squash league. Looking back 30 years when i was lonely i wished I did some voluntary work. Perhaps i should push myself to do some now.
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    Living in Australia - What you need to know

    Actually the "Big Four" banks have stopped charging $2 or $2,50 if you use an ATM other than your own bank. I was suspicious until i started using the Commonwealth one opposite my flat instead of walking a kilometre to find an ANZ one. I am not sure if the same applies to the other banks, eg St George, Bank West, etc? Perhaps someone else knows? Using an ATM in a pub is still a rort - tax on pokie players, see them going back and forth, $2.50(?) each time. I was at a party the other night with much mingling between men and women but at one point all the women were on the balcony and men inside around a table - just briefly mind!
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    Reality of my Country...so sad

    Hypocrisy everywhere. All the people both black and white who fled South Africa because they hated apartheid. But where did they flee to? One of the democratic Edens on South Africa's borders? No way! Britain or Australia please. I am not talking about the ones who fled to escape the crime and bloodshed either.
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    Reality of my Country...so sad

    The UK goverment started treating Rhodesia as traitors from the 1950s and carried on from UDI in 1965 to "freedom" in 1980. Ian Smith was a Spitfire pilot but you would have thought he flew ME109s the way that Britain treated him. What is the difference between Brits who chose to emigrate to Rhodesia and those who went to Australia? Nothing except they made a stupendously stupud choice. All the British government wanted to do was to get a similarly incompetent black government into power ASAP. The Patrotic Front was a joke and as soon as independence came Mugabe git rid of that along with everything else. The only problem with Rhodesia and South Africa was that they were both ruled by whites not blacks as shown by the complete lack of leftie protest now that black rule is in place.
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    Reality of my Country...so sad

    The South African government was considerably less brutal than most African nations, eg Uganda, Zimbabwe, but the West did not care about them which is actually rather racist.
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    Reality of my Country...so sad

    That is the approved (by leftist academics) view that puts all the blame on Western imperialism and colonialism and absolves the "natives" of all responsibility. For that thesis to work then it means that before Western invasion and conquest Africa was a utopia. I suppose you can include Australia if you believe the indugenous people lived in harmony before the nasty British arrived. Again, if that thesis is right then why are'nt Australia, NZ, Canada, the USA all torn apart and economic basket cases?
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    Trump is no dictator. The US constitution cannot be subverted the way that Hitler did to the Weimar Republic.
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