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  1. I just picked up a couple of friends who returned from 2 months overseas. They travelled Sweden, Norway France Italy, and Britain by train. they commented that the British trains were nowhere near as good as those on the continent. Slower, but much faster than they used to be and always lots of cancellations or delays.
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    Last big trip

    Next year my wife and I are thinking of a final trip to see rellies in Wales and England and also considering a bushwalking trip in France. Provence this time with a tour group that arranges accommodation and carries luggage between hotels. I am getting too old to backpack with everything I need. Has anyone tried this sort of thing, also does anyone know about flying in France around Avignon area?
  3. facthunter. You have hit a sore spot with me. I am a bushwalker of many years standing, or rather walking. It really saddens me to se the rubbish we Australians litter our country with. Go on any publicised walk and you will find rubbish, but I must admit it is less now than ten years ago. Even worse just look at our roadsides. I pick up rubbish every morning when I do my early walk. Along 1.5km of back road I seldom fail to pick up a plastic bag or drink can. I feel sorry for MacDonalds as the amount of their garbage seems to have dropped of significantly since the big construction jobs in Gladstone closed down. Cold weather also seems to lessen the roadside rubbish, it is too cold to open the window to throw it out. Pity the cold is only a month or so. When I went to Uluru, many years ago I elected not to climb the rock, because the aborigines didn't want us to. Since then I have been approached by aborigines who asked me what I knew of sacred sites or artwork in the area of our local dam which was being raised. When I aid I was not aware of any and asked if I could join them on an exploratory walk in the area, they were horrified. Happy to pick my brains, but not happy to let me help them and maybe learn something.
  4. OK Methusela, but no matter who owns the media we have the ability to read between the lines. Sadly it seems that anything written nowadays is considered to be truth. No matter what the topic there are people pushing their own barrows and getting an airing in the media. We need to be aware of that fact and ask ourselves what is behind this story.
  5. Get hold of a book called "The Making of Donald Trump" It is enlightening, all about his previous life, before inauguration. If the things written are not true or as trump would say False Truths, I wonder why Trump has not taken the author to court. If as I suspect they are true, Trump would be wise not to use a court case, because it would expose him. What is really sad is the number of people who appear to be supporting Trump and hiding his shady deals.
  6. How come 1% pushed the Brexit barrow. With 1% it would never have passed. You mean 1% on top of 50% surely.
  7. Boris may look bad, but do they have anyone who could do the job. They are in an impossible situation. Theresa May came up with an agreement with the EU. Parliament wouldn't accept it. Theresa May went after a lingering delay to find a new PM. The EU sit back and say we negotiated and you reneged on the deal. Get lost! I just wonder if there is anyone who can do an acceptable deal. If it was me I would say. Drop Northern Ireland from Britain and Scotland also if that is what they want, then go it alone or a new deal.
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    Chicken is the prime carrier of campybacter. Hence the need for chlorine but it doesn't always work. Good exercise when you get it. Trots are faster than jogging.
  9. Can you go off half cocked? The rifles I fired couldn't be fired if they were half cocked.
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    How right Spacesailer but those fruit you scrumped were not bought in Coles. The big food stores can't afford to have fruit properly ripened, because if they did some would get wasted,
  11. I remember the trolley buses of London with pleasure. they had the advantage of trams, with the advantage of buses. They could pick up and drop off passengers at the kerb, they accelerated far faster than a normal bus, they were quiet, but sadly the powers that be got rid of them. They would be ideal for our use in cities and big towns.
  12. I love the sound of the channel Billed Cuckoo or Storm Bird as he is known. It is supposed to presage rain and we could certainly do with some of that. Here our resident pair of Laughing Cookaburras are misbehaving. The male is madly attacking his reflection in the windows and has torn the fly screens to pieces in one window. they have never done that before and I have lived here for 40 years. We are very short of birds, due to the dry conditions.
  13. I wonder what mercy Britain would get if they stay in Europe. I reckon it all goes to when they supported general De Gaulle and made France a part of the 3 western powers controlling Germany after the war.
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    I thought Rhubarb grew on trees. The elephant is a graceful bird It flits from bough to bough It builds its nest in Rhubarb tree and whistles like a cow. Old family rhyme
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    Our fruit took a big quality cut years ago. When did you taste a good strawberry, or a pear, and bananas are rubbish. they are either picked far too early or have been bred to travel without damage and forget the flavour. The way the drought is going we may have to import water to liquify the powered milk.
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