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  1. Toots

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    Not all Australians are like that (thank goodness) by a long chalk. I worked for years in a large office environment in Sydney CBD. It was like the league of nations. There were half a dozen black English women on our floor alone - approx 60 people on the floor. They were totally accepted as English. One was from Liverpool, one from the north east and the others from London. There were also Chinese, Indonesian, Middle Eastern and Indian as well as others from the UK. There was a bloke who stated he was Aboriginal but he looked whiter than me. Apparently his great great grandmother was Aboriginal. He was a great bloke and we got on really well. His Dad was Scottish.
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    This Extinction Rebelion Mob?

    I saw that on a news bulletin. Heaps of trash left behind. Smacks a bit of hypocrisy.
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    Finally Arrived. Thank you all

    Welcome to Devonport. Hope everything works out well for you and your family here. There was a thunderstorm and rain last night but it's a lovely day now.
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    Troubles return to N Ireland.

    I remember many NI families 'migrating' to south west Scotland in the early 70's. They had owned successful businesses in NI and bought businesses round about where I was brought up. They were all successful. If Ireland was left to the Irish there would be a mass exodus of Protestants from NI much the same as the 70's but on a much larger scale. That is a very simplistic view though. It would be a very bad time for so many people.
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    Moved back to the UK and now depressed

    I remember that series Fisher. Must have been over 20 years ago and we used to have it on DVD too.
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    Steak and Alcohol

    Absolutely love fish pie. Make it just the way you do. Yum!
  7. Far too hot for me Parley. It's 19 here. A nice autumn day.
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    Please help! Can't decide where to live.

    I agree with Skani. If you do mean a stall rather than a store then even in large towns that would only apply to a stall in a market place once a week and if you mean a store then as Skani stated most people drive to a supermarket as their prices are better. Too many small businesses go out of business unfortunately. I've seen that happen in the town where I live. You will get a far better feel of the place when you visit in June.
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    Please help! Can't decide where to live.

    Many of the small towns already have a small convenience store. Asians will be as welcome as anyone else. Some of the residents in those smaller towns can be a bit parochial - towards anybody no matter where they come from. Here is a small article about a Chinese family who own a very popular restaurant in a small town. I live in a larger town and we have convenience stores as well as large supermarkets. There are restaurants owned and run by Chinese and Indian families who are all part of the community. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-27/paddock-to-plate-with-a-chinese-twist/9087686
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    Troubles return to N Ireland.

    I watched a couple of young members of the 'new IRA' being interviewed a week or so ago. I thought to myself 'here we go again'. As well as the 'new IRA' there is a group calling themselves Saoradh. Patrick Gallagher, a spokesman for Saoradh — a hardline political group formed in 2016 — said the organisation had no links to the New IRA, but "understood" the violence."Obviously Ireland is still under British occupation," he said. "Our country is partitioned, so while that remains, we understand there will be women and men out there willing to engage the enemy and fight for a reunified Ireland."
  11. Harry literally knackered after his long walk.
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    Steak and Alcohol

    Trout with almonds for us.
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    Random Thoughts

    Libya appears to be in a right old mess ............................. again.
  14. Beautiful Good Friday weather here. Took Harry (dog) for a good long walk. This is the Don river at low tide.
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