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« on: January 08, 2010, 10:56:29 PM »
I am now 8inches under snow with more to come this weekend. We are running out of Salt for the roads and the whole country is grinding to a halt. so do you expats miss our lovely weather???
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 12:30:59 AM »
Well mate its Sunny one day and Sunny the next, its gets hot at times( High 30s to 40)  but will put up with that,than having your cold and snowy weather. don't miss it at all. Try to stay warm and safe. From Down Under
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 03:26:59 AM »

We've got a 39oC today and the thought of freezing conditions sounds pretty damn good to me right now.  Having said that: I suspect I have forgotten just how cold the cold can be, and also forgotten the difficulties of getting to and from places in thick snow.

I always say it is easier to warm up than to cool down but it's not for some, I think.  In fact, hubby has just  come in and suggested we go for a swim in the dam.  Luvverly!

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 11:07:17 PM »
Do hope you aren't still struggling through the snow, Splinter.  We hit a 42oC a week ago and I was not a happy lady.  Today, it's back to  trousers and long sleeves because it's positively icy!  On Friday, we're due for 35oC.  Talk about a yo-yo climate.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2010, 01:48:17 PM »
Brenda ! do you mean you removed your trousers because it was freezing ? cor I bet Syd was fascinated    dickie........
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Re: British Weather
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 02:28:37 AM »
Dickie dear, believe me, I didn't fascinate Syd when I was young and I sure don't fascinate him now I'm an old bag!

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 06:07:18 AM »
Do hope you aren't still struggling through the snow, Splinter.  We hit a 42oC a week ago and I was not a happy lady.  Today, it's back to  trousers and long sleeves because it's positively icy!  On Friday, we're due for 35oC.  Talk about a yo-yo climate.

Bren

Fortunately I was on the high seas during the 42 deg that we had here in the west.  But when we reached Indonesia it was hot and humid, then coming back on the boat we put in at Broome and Geraldton both hot and humid.
I have tickets for the cricket at the WACA on Firday a day/night match Australia/Pakistan, I hope it's not going to be too hot, the forecast is 39deg, I might just melt.

But I don't miss the snow, especially now I'm older.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2010, 09:28:16 AM »
we are  in Albany at the moment its cold and wet Albany is 400 kms south of Perth, what a different's my step daughter and grandson took off last night back to Perth it was too cold and wet. We are back on Wednesday to the hot weather.
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Re: British Weather
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010, 06:31:59 AM »
Ah, you've been cruising, Pauline.  Did you have a wonderful time?

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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 06:51:49 AM »
Ah, you've been cruising, Pauline.  Did you have a wonderful time?

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Yes Brenda we did, although to watch the Channel 7 news on Wednesday you would have thought we were on the cruise ship from hell.  There was a virus that went around, my grandson got it (he has to try everything) and 500 were sick.  But upon return I found that there had been a lot of people in Perth sick with the same thing.  But on a ship everything spreads so much quicker.  Pete and I went with my daughter her husband and children, we really did have a good time.  It's like a holiday camp on water, and I did love those holiday camps when I were a kid.
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2010, 09:30:11 PM »
Sorry Pet, but "Cruise ships " get right up my nose,  we refer to them as "Butlins Afloat ", and I can't imagine what people see in them   Oh Gawd I bet I've started something now !          dickie..........
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2010, 01:25:47 AM »
Sorry Pet, but "Cruise ships " get right up my nose,  we refer to them as "Butlins Afloat ", and I can't imagine what people see in them   Oh Gawd I bet I've started something now !          dickie..........

Oh Dickie  - I think you've been watching too many "Carry on Cruising" type movies.  Ours was nothing like that - sure there were things organised if you wanted to do them,  there was even a Casino on board, but we didn't, we just lazed about, watched the sea go by plus a few turtles and sharks.  Played cards, snoozed, ate and generally did nothing. We got off at Samarang, Bali, Lombok, Komodo (to see the 'dragons') Broome and Geraldton.  You would be surprised how many 'older' people there are on the boat, and by old I mean people in their 80s and 90s. There was a man of 96 who took a tumble and broke his hip, he was hospitalised until we reached Broome, then flown to Perth.
My daughter has already booked for her next cruise around Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Cambodia.  We are off to China in 2011, and we even get a 4 night cruise on the Yangtzse River!

But right now our concern is the fact that we have had 71 days without a drop of rain, and our tanks are feeling the strain.
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Re: British Weather
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2010, 09:09:19 AM »
Gosh, Pauline, I envy you seeing the komodo dragons. That must have been a wonderful experience.  And China next year - wow!  Have you always loved to travel? 

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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2010, 08:59:49 AM »
 Pauline, I didn't write that I was against Ships,far from it, I Loved and enjoyed my service at sea, from 1942 until 1974 can I list some ? S.S "Pocock", HMS "Fencer", HMT "Growler, HMS"Ocean", RMS "Reina del Pacifico, "HMS "Unicorn",  HMS"Glory", HMAS"Sydney", HMS "Bulwark",  RFA "Resource" what is more I didn't pay a single Penny for the lot, at the fairly young age of 87 none of them want me any more so I just walk by the River and feed the swans.   dickie.............X 'scuse my bragging
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2010, 03:34:38 AM »
Gosh, Pauline, I envy you seeing the komodo dragons. That must have been a wonderful experience.  And China next year - wow!  Have you always loved to travel? 

Bren


The dragons were amazing, and there were not fences or enclosures, just 3 trusty guides with forked sticks.  Apparently the dragons have very tender faces, and the thought of being 'poked with a sharp stick' keeps them at a distance, howbeit only about 6 metres away.  So we walked along, through the island, with one guide in front, one in the middle, and one following up the rear.

We do love to travel, when still living in the UK we went to Canada, America, Egypt, Algeria (not to be repeated in a hurry) the usual Spain, Italy and France.  Since moving here we have been all over Asia, but so far only one day in China.  Pete wants to see the Terracotta Warriors in situ, and I want to walk on the Great Wall, not all of it you understand, just a bit, to say I've been. But we have to save up, and wont be going until Autumn 2011. 
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