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  1. libbye

    Positive Emigrating To Australia True Life Stories

    My goodness you really have what it takes to survive in Australia and deserve all the rewards. It may be a land of opportunity but it's a rough and tough country in many ways and making good friends can be difficult. You certainly are not a whinging Pom, quite the opposite. and admiration for your tenacity and courage are second to none. It certainly wasn't easy for you but you've won through. Fantastic.
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    What did you do in Tassie today?

    It's funny you should say that. Everyone has said the same thing but hadn't said anything before because they didn't want to influence me. the person who caused my changed of mind has probably done me a favour as I too feel more comfortable with my decision. I agree on reflection although whilst in a retirement village it takes time to establish friendships and not so easy at 80. I have some wonderful friends here nd although my french is abysmal I manage. Brexit could upset the apple cart but I could be long gone by the time they get their act together! Thank you for your post. Nice to have been in touch and I feel sure what you have written is correct.
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    What did you do in Tassie today?

    No I'm not coming at all. I think I've made the right decision but was really looking forward to coming to Tas not so much Ballarat al;though it would have been near my daughter. It's not a place I really favour but felt Tas was close enough for her to visit now and again. However, not to be so now onto the next phase of my life. The money I was having to spend to bring all my goods over will now contribute towards both girls coming to visit me this side of the world instead. Am looking forward to that when I find somewhere to live! Look after yourselves everyone and I'm sad I won't be meeting you.
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    What did you do in Tassie today?

    Disappointing but I won't now be coming to live in Tassie. Change of circumstances . Have enjoyed seeing all the photos and learning more about the place I thought was going to be home. C'est la vie. bye everyone. xxx
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    What did you do in Tassie today?

    Toots sent you a pm but can't find it now!
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    What did you do in Tassie today?

    Oh so pretty and so english!
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    My last pm seems to have disappeared.
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    Looks idyllic. Where is it and where are all the people? lol
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    Oh that's terrible for you all. So frightening. Incredible direst since l886. Just shows how the climate change is something we all should have taken more notice of years ago. We were warned but no-one believed what the scientists were saying. What goes around comes around! Take care everyone
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    Hi Everyone how's it with you all. Terrible fires and so scary. Lived through bush fires in Victoria so can well imagine how you must be feeling. Take care everyone. Libby
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    Medicare.

    I think the system has changed somewhat since we were there. I believe when you pay out it's automatically paid back into your account. Is this correct? Before were given the refund in cash at the counter and you know what that means! Does it find it's way back into your account. Maybe it's not so bad then. I think all over the world now specialists are in high demand and there's a long waiting time. uk I believe is one of the worst but even here we can wait up to 6 months to see an opthamologist.
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    Medicare.

    Thanks for that. Yes Australia does worry with it's Medicare. Before we left 17 years ago we had paid out a fortune in medical fees for specialists tests for prostate cancer and a lot more plus dental bills. The french system for the moment is excellent and although I pay health cover it literally does pay for everything. Probably will change as France's debt grows but now it's wonderful. I wish I could wave a magic wand and know which direction I should take as it's no mean feat moving from here to Tasmania where I know only one person and as yet have nowhere to go. I do have the choice to go to Cairns or back to Ballarat to be with my daughters but I don't choose to do that. I've been away too long. I'm only on the aus pension ans from experience I know that doesn't go far.. At 80 it's aint easy! All I know is nothing stays the same but don't want to get caught being so hard up I have no life.
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    I can understand your sisters delight after Scotland and I imagine the scenery wouldn't be quite so dramatic and beautiful as Scotland. I colours there are incredible. How nice to have her with you. Hope the fires don't come anywhere near any of you.
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    Well I'm just about coping and only just! Will know definitely if buyers can get a mortgage by end of Febearly March and completion end of April. Have no idea whether a unit will be available when I want and no idea when furniture will arrive. Haven't settled on a shipping company yet but am close. With luck will be moving near Launceston and in order to fit everything in have had to downsize quite ruthlessly but at my age it matters not and I'm looking forward to a another chapter in my life with tears in between of course as am missing my husband so much. I am so fortunate to have had a friend in Tassie who has helped me enormously and without her I wouldn't have done it. She has never met me so indeed she is a human being in a million. Am so pleased to hear the fires are nowhere near you and pray it remains that way. Keep safe all of you.xxx
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    How are you all? Hope no-one is near to the fires. What news on this front?
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