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  1. libbye

    The weather in Tasmania today

    We are having terrible weather here. Not cold but rain rain and more rain. Supposed to be summer. All the rose bushes are spoilt and looking really sad.
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    That's wonderful you have taken the horses on. Such intelligent animals and why not spoil them. The pleasure we derive from any animal makes life so much more pleasurable I really miss having any now but maybe will be able to foster if that's possible where I'm going to live. Will certainly keep in touch when I finally land and find my feet.
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    I wouldn't tell anyone you didn't take it. Let them think you're a brilliant photographer I'm doing ok thank you. Wilting a bit under the strain of everything that has to be done IF I finally get the go ahead the house has sold. My daughter has offered to come and help me in the last week and then accompany me back to Aus which is great should I need her help. Am offloading as much furniture as I can here as I figure the girls won't want my stuff and I can manage on a lot less than I have now. Trouble is everyone wants it for nothing. have you had any snow in Tas yet? Apparently parts of Victoria have but I think mainly around the snowfield areas. Haven't seen snow in years! Thinking I might need to buy a good heavy coat and boots. Sounds like your horses are a bit spoilt. How many do you have and do you ride?
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    What a great photo. Could win a competition with that.
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    Counting down!

    Where I live in France traffic is no problem at all I'm thankful to say. In fact it's wonderful. You can travel miles or less and hardly see another car and I'm not very far from small towns. Parking is a breeze and their law about the midday 2 hour free park is something I have never experienced before. Parking free at all hospitals although no doubt that will change when the french hear how much other countries make! However, all good things come to an end and I won't be driving in Aus. Buses, of course, well that's a different kettle of fish. ok here in the cities but local service almost non existent unless you want to get up at the crack of dawn and go on the school bus. To counteract this for the people who are non drivers vans come around so no-one goes without. Quite good actually. I think the fact England gives out bus passes is great so if i lived there I wouldn't want to drive a car anyway. Hope they never do away with it but do think there should be a means test Anyway good luck and hope you find a lovely place to buy and enjoy being back where your heart lies.
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    Counting down!

    Gosh that would be great Toots. Would love to hear about all your travels over a cuppa. libby x Marisa I think both my daughters are relieved. The unit I found was actually a good deal. No ripsoff as far as I could see and obliging people running it but without wanting to keep banging on about my health, the issues I have are fairly serious although a damned nuisance as far as I'm concerned and I'm not a good patient. However, will have to get on with it like everyone else who has probs but oh dear I am going to miss my lovely friends. Leaving the house doesn't bother me after all it's only bricks and mortar but its the garden. My late husband put so much of his heart and soul into it and at the moment it is glorious. However, it's the right time of year now to enjoy the fruits of his labour. Must admit I'm dreading it though. Still new adventures await me. Thank you for your kind words.
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    Counting down!

    Toots I have changed my mind so many times I've driven my daughters mad and myself at the same time. Tasmania is out for me which I'm sad about but a friend I thought I had, I haven't and with my health problems although I don't want to become a burden. I will need someone to oversee things when it becomes too much. In France although i have absolutely wonderful french and english friends I'm not their responsibility and my youngest daughter has said she wants me home. I think I will find it very hard to adjust but am determined to make the most of everything that comes my way whilst I'm able. At 81 how long will it be anyway!!! lol I really hope I can visit Tasmania and see what I missed out on. My daughter loves the island so am sure it won't be difficult to find a driver and companion. AliQ - Yes I can understand you loving that part of England. Nothing to beat it. You will be happy I'm sure but will miss some things in Aus and after awhile will be content.
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    Counting down!

    Why returning just out of interest. The program "wanted down under" always say more than half those who emigrate from uk to Aus return. We lived in Aus for more than 50 years and have been in France for 16 years. Absolutely love it but the time has come and I must return to my family. None left in England. Will not be going to Tas but to a country town in Victoria. it's all become too difficult for this old lady! I hope you will be happy back home but just bear in mind there's no utopia but family are important.
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    Positive Emigrating To Australia True Life Stories

    Well done. You certainly have the right attitude to start life again in a foreign country. Hope it continues to fulfill your dreams and aspirations.
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    Sounds good up or down!
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    where do you live Skani?
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    How long dfoes it take to drive to Salamanca market. I've read about it and it sounds fantastic.
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    More lovely photos. Autumn is just so glorious isn't ./
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    Bit like here at the moment. We're all wondering if we're going to get any summer but of course down the south of ~France sunny! Still in Aus I guess one should never knock rain.
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    Your photography is excellent. Nice and clear and how blue the sky is.+
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