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  1. Cumbria, is that lake District country? The lake District is gorgeous, just a shame about the tourists!
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    Tokyo 2020 Olympics thread

    I completely forgot that Britain finished 2nd in the Rio games, what a monumental effort that what, there is no way we are matching that this time round 2016 Summer Olympics medal table Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total 1 United States (USA) 46 37 38 121 2 Great Britain (GBR) 27 23 17 67 3 China (CHN) 26 18 26 70 4 Russia (RUS) 19 17 20 56 5 Germany (GER) 17 10 15 42 6 Japan (JPN) 12 8 21 41 7 France (FRA) 10 18 14 42 8 South Korea (KOR) 9 3 9 21 9 Italy (ITA) 8 12 8 28 10 Australia (AUS) 8 11 10 29
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    Tokyo 2020 Olympics thread

    What is everyone's predictions on where: GB; and Australia Will finish in the medal table?
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    Things I’d forgotten about the UK...

    One thing that may surprise those who have been away from England for a few years is the amount of new build developments being built over green belt. I am a big fan of the English countryside and I always feel quite sad seeing it being concreted over forever. The UK is now apparently one of the most nature depleted countries in Europe. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2020/september/uk-has-led-the-world-in-destroying-the-natural-environment.html
  5. To all the Aussie PIO's... If you had to relocate to the UK, where would you relocate to and why?
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    Things I’d forgotten about the UK...

    Things I forgot about Britain? How much I hate motorway driving here compared to Oz. Overcrowded motorways, stressed motorists, and law breaking lorries overtaking each other and using the third land is not a good combination. Then there are the European lorries, they are obviously left hand drive, and have massive blind spots on their right which i think contributes to a lot of accidents. Then there are smart motorways, another nightmare. No hard shoulders, so avoid if you can.
  7. What an amazing woman. Good luck to her, we need more compassion like this in the world.
  8. Anyone following what is happening in South Africa at the moment? Seems like complete anarchy. Must be terrifying.
  9. True, but some of these papers, such as the Sun, expose a lot of wrongdoing, with Matt Hancock being the latest person to be exposed for double standards.
  10. What is everyone's UK newspaper of choice? (paper or digital)
  11. I hope you are all supporting England in the Euros! 2-0. The first time we have beaten Germany in a knockout match since 1966.
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    Ping Pongers

    I haven't read this whole thread so you may have already covered these points. From reading your post, I wonder whether what's really happening is that you're no longer really that in to Australia? Sounds like it's got to the point where you're getting through the motions without really thriving. If you have that feeling right now, it doesn't really go away. It doesn't help that all your friends are in the UK. It all comes down to what your value and priorities are, and what nourishes your soul. If your priorities are your family and friends, and those lovely green tree lined streets, then I hope one day that is what you return to
  13. For some it's not too late to slow down the ageing process. Just exercise more.... Exercise Really Is a Fountain of Youth, New Study Shows Here, the science-backed reason to stick to your workout schedule this week. by BAILEY KING· 5/16/2017, 1:26 p.m. The key to keeping your cells looking nice and young? It looks like exercise might just be the answer, my friends. As TIME reports, a new study published in Preventive Medicine found that participants who exercised most had biological aging markers that were significantly younger than their sedentary peers. Nine years younger (!!), to be exact. The study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), followed nearly 6,000 adults over a few years, surveying their exercise habits as well as examining their telomeres, which are protein caps located at the end of DNA strands and happen to be stellar indicators of aging and health. Telomeres shrink with age, and those who have shorter telomeres are generally more likely to develop chronic disease and die sooner. But the good news: After controlling for things that could affect signs of cellular aging, like smoking, obesity, alcohol use and more, the researchers found that the study participants who exercised the most — that would be the equivalent of 30 to 40 minutes of running five days a week, so 150 to 200 minutes of vigorous exercise per week — still showed about nine fewer years of cellular aging when it came to their telomeres than those who were sedentary.
  14. That sends shivers done my spine and makes me rethink about being a pescatarian, although I am not entirely comfortable killing fish either.
  15. On the subject of animal welfare, I have never understood why vegans get such a bad rap. Their carbon footprint must be significantly lower than the rest of us and they obviously don't contribute to a culture of cruelty with regard to the slaughter of animals. As Linda McCartney once said if all slaughterhouses were made of glass, no one would eat meat. I only wish I could be as ethical as vegans.