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    New Years Eve

    After struggling through December with a chronic chest infection that turned to Bronchitis and some hard core antibiotics, the last thing on my mind was partying on NYE. I was just glad to be alive and almost cough free for the first time in over a month, so I stayed home alone with the dog and kitties and binge watched Netflix. I was awake at midnight though to make sure I booted 2020 up the backside as it left! Let us all hope that 2021 is kinder to the world than 2020 has been!
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    What Book are you reading??

    Agree Parley.... I will add her to my list!
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    Post a random picture of your day

    What a good girl she is!
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    What Book are you reading??

    I read a wide genre of books and seem to go through phases. My current phase is Biographies. I have recently read Olivia Newton-John's, Jennifer Saunders', Elton John's, and this morning I started Maggie Smith's. I find it fascinating to find out what other people's lives have been like and what made them what they are. Dame Judi Dench is the next in line!
  5. No slow move into summer here is there!!!
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    What Book are you reading??

    I also read local WA authors. Check out Liz Byrski... Claire Boston... Fleur McDonald... all briliant.
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    What Book are you reading??

    Love Jonathon Kellerman novels and his hero of Alex Delaware are brilliant.
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    What Book are you reading??

    I have just read "The French Photographer" by Natasha Lester, who is a West Australian Author. The book is set in New York, France and Australia, starts in 1942 and spans through to 2005, and is a story about people and connections they have to each other through love. It was a well written book with a brilliant storyline that kept me turning the pages. I enjoyed it so much I have today purchased "The Paris Secret" by the same author. The story is set in England, Paris, and Australia and tells a story of a female pilot during the war, who work for the Special Operations Group as a spy in France during the war. Lots of secrets and family issues, and the connection between an Australian fashion conservator and The House of Christian Dior. Looking forward to starting it tonight.
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    Is Dan Andrews doing the right thing?

    Agree on everything you said.
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    Is Dan Andrews doing the right thing?

    And apparently it seems to have worked..... should we have gone that way too? I have no views either way... just playing the devils advocate here.
  11. Thanks Ali. I will remember that if I get sick like that again. I only had a cold with a temperature for less than 24 hours.... no other symptoms of Covid, so I didn't even consider getting a test until 3 weeks later I couldn't shift the clogged sinuses and chest rattling cough and went to my GP. I asked about a Covid test but she felt it wasn't necessary. Good to know I can just rock up at a centre though, so will bear that in mind.
  12. Good to hear that you are firing on all cylinders again. It must have been a scary experience though.
  13. She is! She is always open to suggestions, will research from a medical point of view, and if she feels it is worth pursuing, will back you 100%. Having a Naturopath for a husband I guess broadens her mind on the medical front. She has done extra studies on Nutrition, is a strong believer that medication isn't always the answer and that adopting a Real Food diet and avoiding commercially produced crap can often help with many health issues. 2 friends of mine who had Type 2 Diabetes are patients of hers too, and through her suggestions, they too adopted a lowcarb diet and both have reversed their T2Diabetes. A measure of her as a person too, is that she works 3 days a week now as a GP, and spends a whole day every week volunteering as a Counsellor for Lifeline. Her specialism being Mental Health issues, and this is her way of paying back. The downside is that she is so popular, getting an appointment with her quickly isn't possible that often as everyone would prefer to see her at the practice.
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    Is Dan Andrews doing the right thing?

    WA has only been lucky because we have a Premier who has held fast against not opening the state border to the rest of Australia. I didn't vote for him and have never voted Labor and never will, but Mark McGowan was steadfast in keeping WA borders closed, and that is why we have no community transmission in WA. However now the power has gone to his head and he thinks he is invinsible. Where that goes in WA is anyone's guess. I thank him for closing our borders to keep us safe, but I now feel we need to open up to other states with minimal or no community spread.
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    Anybody instantly regret the move back?

    Speaking with my "Experience" hat on...... please do not make such a massive life changing decision until at least a year and you have settled more and accepted the difference in your life. With all the Covid stuff happening maybe you won't be able to make that journey anyway. When a relationship ends their are always so many issues and painful things to get through. Personal experience taught me that it was better to face all that and then make a decision on life changing stuff.
  16. Not mine Parley. She is in her mid 50's, married to a Naturopath, and her views are very open to all types of health issues and remedies. Without her and her studies and views on all sorts of medical issues, her recommendation that I reduce the carbs in my diet to control my osteo arthritis, I would be still on major pain medication and not able to move. Her suggestion 5 years ago that I look at a Low Carb Healthy Fat lifestyle now means that I no longer take pain medication at all and my body is so much more flexible. I take no medication at all except to deal wiith my issue with having a bad sense of balance as I had a cancerous tumour removed from my left ear that took everything apart from the bit I wear my earing on, so at times I get dizzy. I have great faith in my GP.
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    Is Dan Andrews doing the right thing?

    And what he didn't say but alluded to, was that the majority of these workers came from the islamic community, as that is where a large majority of the casual security staff come from.
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    Gated community living for a family

    My son and his partner live in a gated community on the Gold Coast and have done so for 5 years. There are 180 living units in this community, comprising 3 bedroom townhouses, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. There is a gym, sauna and pool. Prior to Covid, I would travel from WA to spend time with them 3 or 4 times a year, and I have got to know the community quite well over the past 5 years. There is a very mixed blend of ages and families there. Other oldies like me, young families, professionals, uni students, and FIFO workers like my son and his partner. When they bought they had looked at so many properties over a 6 month period and finally chose a gated community for the security as they were away for work alternate weeks, and they liked the fact that there was a pool and gym and gardens that were maintained as part of the management fees. Since they have been there they have had a lot of trouble with the manager of the facility and have resorted to legal action over one issue. So read Marisawright's comments and take them on board as it sees that Queensland strata laws are very different. Noise wise, all is well. Obviously you hear children playing, but that is normal and lovely to hear. So far there have been no rowdy parties and everyone is considerate of their neighbour. My son's townhouse is the end of a terrace of 10 so he only has one joined neighbour, and in all the time he has lived there, and during the times I have stayed there, there has been no noise at all from the joined on neighbour, who incidentally has 3 children now aged from 8 to 14 years. It seems the joining wall is very insulated for noise control. Talking to people I know in the complex, they all say that they cannot hear their neighbours at all, so I guess whoever built the complex got the sound cancelling part of the construction perfect. There are many gated communities on the Gold Coast though, and this is just my comments on where my son lives.
  19. Why would her age matter? She isn't actually though - in her mid 50's.
  20. A good question and one I asked GP.... which led to a conversation about conspiracy theories actually!
  21. No I didnt actually have a headache, I had a dizzy light headed feeling. This happens everytime I get sick because I only have one functioning ear (lost the internal bits of the other one to a brush with a cancerous tumour 20 years ago, so I only have the bit I wear earrings in) and consequently I have a bad sense of balance too and take medication for that. I had no covid symptoms apart from the heavy cold. Initially when Covid first started, being in my 70's, I was very concerned and stayed home self isolating, but once things started to open up again, my friends and I just socialised at each other's houses or out on walks with our woofers. Our days out shopping and long lunches at cafes, movie sessions, theatre etc, never really got going again as we all actually prefer what we are doing now. All of us are widowed or divorced women with adult children, some of whom live in other states/countries, and we all spent a lot of time travelling to visit our overseas and interstate families. We have a lot in common with our crafts, books, woofers, gardening etc, and we just all really appreciate all these things now more than shopping, movies, lunches etc. If Covid has done something good in our lives, it is that our friendships are stronger and we get our enjoyment from a much slower and simpler life now. However we all want to be able to travel again of course to see our offsprng. God knows when that will happen though.
  22. That was probably why GP said it wasn't necessary. This is week 4 of being sick. It just started as a heavy cold with no other covid symptoms.... just saying.
  23. Sorry to hear your boys were sick too. Being in my 70's, I have been self isolating as much as possible.... it was just that one trip to the shops and I used all the usual hand sanitiser etc, but it is what it is. I did ask my GP about a Covid test but she said it wasnt necessary. My GP is a personal friend and I have known her for 28 years, and I trust her judgement. Antibiotics are doing their thing and I am getting better by the day, thankfully. Hope your boys recovered quickly.
  24. Thanks Ramot... 3rd dose of antibiotics have done the trick thankfully. x Rossy
  25. Nope... although I asked and insisted... GP said it wasn't necessary. There is no community transmission of Covid in WA anyway, and my GP is a personal friend of 28 years standing, so I trust her judgement.