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Saurer Pfirsich

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    6 reasons that you came to live in Australia

    I don't find Melbourne depressing, I just don't relate to the place, but it's perfectly fine as cities go. I know that you're an advocate for moving interstate in order to find the right place, but I suspect that I would feel the same way wherever I went. Ultimately though, my family are happy here and that's the priority for me.
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    6 reasons that you came to live in Australia

    We moved to Australia after my Australian wife became very depressed living in the UK, away from her family. It was the best thing we ever did as it brought her out of a very dark place emotionally and saved our marriage. I've struggled here a bit myself with Depression and homesickness, so I've got a pretty good idea of what she was going through. I've never really 'got' Australia myself and remain an outsider after 11 years here, but I'm grateful that my family are happy here and I have no regrets.
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    Australian winters feel worse than UK winters

    Beautiful photo Toots, looks stunning.
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    Australian winters feel worse than UK winters

    I never find the Melbourne winters cold tbh, more like an English autumn really, although I agree with the posters who point out how building design here probably leaves a lot of people feeling cold. Are builders here somehow in denial about how the locals view winter? I hear so many complaints from them about how cold their homes are. I know there’s an onus on keeping people cool in summer, but that’s only 4-5 months of the year max, the rest of the time it’s actually pretty temperate. The flip side for me is that the summers here just fecking kill me! Whilst everyone else looks like they’ve just stepped out of a Tommy Hilfiger advert for beach wear, I’m looking like a waxwork that’s been left too close to the fire!
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    Cricket World Cup 2019

    Yep, great people the Kiwis.Self-effacing, modest and very friendly. Was fortunate enough to travel around NZ during my travelling days in my 20’s and made some lifelong friends in the process. Can absolutely see why it’s referred to as ‘God’s country’ as it’s an absolutely stunning country. Still hope we beat them though!!
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    Cricket World Cup 2019

    Never realised that you were Australian. I always thought you were a Brit! That’s the funny thing about PIO, it’s easy to lazily assume that it’s only Brits who frequent the site, but there’s probably loads of Australians and other nationalities who contribute!
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    Is London really this bad ?

    Big mate of Alex Jones at infowars apparently. You can tell a lot about a man by the company he keeps.
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    Is London really this bad ?

    Judging by his accent he’s a northerner who just hates London / Londoners. Mind you, I couldn’t bear listening to more than a few minutes of it, so he maybe he has actually lived there for a bit. I adore the place and still call it ‘home,’ but I recognise that it’s not for everyone.
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    Is London really this bad ?

    Sounds like a bloke with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. I can't imagine who this kind of stuff would appeal to really.
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    London Pride

    And in London two young women had this done to them by a group of young men after refusing to kiss each other on the bus home. The women are gay and in a relationship. They were minding their own business when a group of young men started harassing them, demanding that they kiss. Imagine experiencing that when travelling home from a night out with your wife or your girlfriend. Being battered and covered in blood after being bullied because of your sexuality. If it can happen in a diverse and socially liberal city like London then it can happen anywhere. I think an assault like this one illustrates the prejudices and barriers the LBGTQI community still face, and that’s why Pride matters. Apologies for the confronting nature of the photo.
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    London Pride

    I’m sure it is Toots. I just get weary of certain posters using anything and everything to engage in the whole ‘my country’s better than yours’ routine. It’s very tiresome. Whatever next, ‘our baristas are better than your baristas?’ or ‘our parking spaces are bigger than yours?’ Good god, where does it ever end?!!
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    London Pride

    It’s just fun Parley, an expression of identity.Y’know, like Freddie used to go in for? You’d never call him a freak would you?
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    London Pride

    Of course. How could we think that it could ever come close?
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    How much exercise do you get?

    That's hugely impressive Parley, an immense commitment. Even if I had the energy levels, I'd never be able to devote that amount of time to it as family commitments wouldn't allow it. I reckon exercising as a group is the way forward, but as a Billy-no-mates here any exercise I do manage is very much on my own.
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    How much exercise do you get?

    You’re right of course. Ideally I wouldn’t have to work so hard, but I’m on the classic middle-age treadmill where you have to keep running just to standstill, lest someone younger and more energetic be found to take your place. Although I work for a not-for-profit, they increasingly mirror the private sector nowadays, demanding more and more from staff so that fatigue and burnout are endemic. It’s like that right across the social care and health sectors in Melbourne these days, so changing jobs generally means swapping like for like. I naively thought that I’d have to work less as I grew older, but instead I’m working harder and longer than I did as a newly-qualified 20-something social worker in London!
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