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  1. libbye

    What did you do in Tassie today?

    Toots sent you a pm but can't find it now!
  2. libbye

    What did you do in Tassie today?

    Oh so pretty and so english!
  3. libbye

    The weather in Tasmania today

    My last pm seems to have disappeared.
  4. libbye

    The weather in Tasmania today

    Looks idyllic. Where is it and where are all the people? lol
  5. libbye

    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
  7. libbye

    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.
  8. libbye

    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.
  9. libbye

    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.
  10. libbye

    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
  11. libbye

    The weather in Tasmania today

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

    The weather in Tasmania today

    Sounds perfect.
  13. libbye

    The weather in Tasmania today

    Unprecedented heat by the sound of it. How are you all coping? We're freezing here!
  14. libbye

    Counting down!

    May I ask where you are moving from in Aus? I'm doing the opposite coming from France to Tasmania I hope. I'd like to bring some furniture back, not much, but have quite a lot of my late husband's paintings too. So far have only communicated with Grace bros whom we've used before many years ago but I think the big expense could be from Melbourne to Tas. Hope England is all you hope it to be! Good luck.
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    Medicare.

    HelloMarisa Thank you for your informative reply. I am an Australian citizen but don't think I have a Medicare number that i can lay my hands on. Have been away nearly 16 years. Will have a search though in the meantime. As I have no known home to come to at the moment this could present a problem. If I'm able to go straight to a village home then that would help but there's a lot of work to be done before I actually find somewhere. I already have an aus bank account which have had for over 50 years. My aus pension is paid into France. I have a couple of health problems other than diabetes so it's essential I get things sorted asap when everything is in place for the move. A massive task and I can't say I relish the idea but it has to be especially since my husband died recently. If I have to pay then so be it. Hopefully it won't be for long. Centrelink want every scrap of evidence once the house sale goes through so am prepared for that.
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