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    $250 from the Vic govt

    Ah!, sure it's a great country.
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    Delivery Driver Roles

    Known as a Road Train and used mainly on the open roads of the outback and yes road trains are used to transport everything from livestock, iron ore, oil and general freight particularly over long distances lasting days or weeks at a time (note the sleeper cab). A browse of the internet (Google) under Road Trains Australia will show images of various road trains and the freight they carry.
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    Delivery Driver Roles

    Check this out, https://www.seek.com.au/linfox-driver-jobs https://www.seek.com.au/toll-courier-driver-jobs https://auspost.com.au/jobs/delivery Of course you could always have a go at driving one of these,
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    What Book are you reading??

    The book I am currently reading. https://www.sharonbown.com.au/products/one-womans-war-and-peace?fbclid=IwAR2tcEZz7WRpluNCXMRhP2vnw_G51J3wQapWpEcaDxocDe4HZt4KihzzPwE https://www.smh.com.au/national/anzac-day-address-on-behalf-of-veterans-20200425-p54n4t.html?fbclid=IwAR3lZqTrTWw3NOWo5v5Wfj3xdCRvTMHU0YojG_DKvThw2e1STT-LCf--1ws
  5. Never intended to return to Ireland or the UK when I left for Australia in 1964. Lived in various parts of Australia and served overseas with the Australian Defence Force. Now retired and living the dream.
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    Finally, decision made, back to the UK

    Interesting to read the comments on how the UK has changed after being absent for 10 years. I have been in Australia for 55 years and so I reckon there would have been a few changes since I left under the £10 Assisted Passage Scheme.
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    Sell in May....

    Retire on Dividends - https://www.retireondividends.com/peter-thornhill.html I don't know Peter Thornhill and have no association with him but I found the above interview very interesting given that I have a swag of shares in a Listed Investment Company that provides me with capital growth and income through dividends.
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    What are you watching tonight?

    New series of Poldark starts tonight on the ABC and so that will be our watch for tonight. Cheers
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    Favourite tv cop.

    Forgot to add Inspector Foyle.
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    Favourite tv cop.

    On the British side, Inspector George Gently followed by Vera. On the American side, Blue Bloods. Going way back we were avid viewers of The Bill until it 'jumped the shark' and the same goes for Hamish McBeth. On our visit to Scotland in 1999 we visited the town of Plockton were the Hamish McBeth series was made.
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    Port Fairy - Great Ocean Road

    We have always enjoyed our visits to Port Fairy which was originally called Belfast. Another nearby town steeped in Irish history is Koroit and well worth a visit, http://www.koroitirishfestival.com.au/about-us/about-koroit
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    Anzac Day - Lest We Forget

    Could you please quote the source of your information. If it did occur and I repeat IF - I would be in disagreement, my reason being that they should not be singled out and placed in a group according to their race; they should parade with their respective service and then according to their Unit/Ship/Squadron.
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    Moving to Geelong on 187

    I suppose you are now a Cats supporter? http://www.geelongcats.com.au/
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    Melbourne shop bans blacks

    'The Blacks Of Europe' is a quote from the book ‘The Commitments’ by Irish author Roddy Doyle and was made famous in Alan Parker’s film version. The scene portrays Jimmy Rabbite Jnr. trying to set up a band which he will manage. He is trying to convince the assembled musicians and singers that the band should play soul music. The line is his sales pitch to convince them that it is a North Dubliner’s right to play soul music. It is meant to be glib and not meant to in anyway claim the historical experience of the Irish is on par or equivalent with that of Africans or African-Americans.
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    Melbourne shop bans blacks

    I can understand his frustration but at least he left the Irish out of it. http://irlanda.ie/wp-content/uploads/no-blacks-no-dogs-no-irish.jpg