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  1. Perth to Heathrow was OK as flight leaves at 18.45 so a better time to sleep, the return flight leaves Heathrow at 12.00 so seemed to last forever...... I flew Premium Economy which was pretty good, there is no way I'd do it in Economy.
  2. Arrived home today on the 17 hour direct flight from Heathrow Thank heavens I didn’t have to get back on and fly to Melbourne like some of the passengers
  3. Drumbeat

    Scratching your homesickness itch

    I go back for a holiday and that fixes it. Flying back to Perth tomorrow and can’t wait to get home
  4. Drumbeat

    The Official Weather Thread

    The north of England is anything but grim
  5. Drumbeat

    The Official Weather Thread

    I’ve been in Yorkshire for the last 12 days and it’s ranged from hailstones to almost clear skies once or twice. I’m about to board a flight to more rain in Cornwall. It’s times like this I remember why I live in Australia
  6. Drumbeat

    Been here a while.

    You do talk a load of crap I'm with you Toots, I travel a lot and I've never been treated badly because I'm English.
  7. I hope you're right.
  8. Going back to the original topic Toots, my only concern is that if they run short of money the victims of their abuse may be unable to receive compensation.
  9. Drumbeat

    I want to serve in Australia

    I haven't smoked in years though. Hehehehe I still love Australia though. I would love to visit Daintree forest and Ayers Rock. But lots cut the bullcrap I want to improve Australia land of the Southern Cross instead of leeching from it. You seem to have a very high opinion of yourself if you think you can 'improve Australia land of the Southern Cross' just by coming here!. Do you have any skills to offer?
  10. Drumbeat

    Why aren't raincoats showerproof any more?

    I'm going to visit one of their shops when I'm in the UK in August although buying online has been fine. I've recently bought a down jacket and snow boots for our white Christmas trip.
  11. Drumbeat

    Why aren't raincoats showerproof any more?

    I have one of these: https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/au/glacial-womens-long-waterproof-jacket-p17653.aspx/navy/ Tested to withstand 10,000mm of rain in a 24 hour period, suitable for extremely heavy rain and it's breathable too
  12. Oh, I missed that. What channel was it on Toots?
  13. Drumbeat

    what are you doing right now?

    Roast dinner for us, now watching Shetland on ABC. Despite the dark overtones to the plot I find the accents incredibly soothing
  14. Drumbeat

    Leaving Oz after 8 years.

    Strange isn't it, I meet lots of young people through my volunteer work and they seem to have a great social life with plenty of interests. Have you ever considered that you were the one with the problem not the environment??
  15. Drumbeat

    smoking and relationships

    Why are you dragging up an old post???