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Old Mar 13th 2005, 9:15 am   #16
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But the waves were fantastic............

Now you two are just showing off
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But the waves were fantastic............
Gonna be a warm night to Cas, minimum of 19 degrees overnight.

Think I'll give the hot water bottle a miss tonight.
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Think I will have to re-grade this thread to "lousy", buggers!!!
 
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Gonna be a warm night to Cas, minimum of 19 degrees overnight.

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Thats just cruel Bordy
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26 deg C here yesterday.

Coldest I have known.

I thought to myself I know how them people in the UK must be feeling
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Yehp Ditto, to all of that. I've just come back from dinner out with my two older daughters, and the two younger children. Just picked a restaurant at random, close by here In Sydney road Brunswick. Beautiful simple food, in an italian restaurant, that would have only been 1/3 full, with the bifold doors opened on a balmy night, Lovely Salads and parmigeanas, Younger Kids had a big fuss made of them by the Lovely Italian owners, They love kids these Italians. 6 of us ate, for less than 120 bucks. Came home thru buzzing, light filled, Brunswick, and slightly quieter Coburg, back indoors within 15 mins of leaving the Restaurant, Not a hint of aggression anywhere.

Back home, in the back rumpus/spa room, all the windows open, fly screens stopping the intruding insects, on a warm warm night, Bonus long weekend here in Melbourne It's about 20 degrees i think. Can hear the mozzie zapper working overtime in the back garden. Just about to crack a tinny.

Swap this, You've got to be kidding.

I asked my older daughters (22 and 20) for a list of the best nightspots in Melbourne.

So if anyone is interested, and caroline doesn't mind might post them on this thread.
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Yep! I think i'll go back to bed now
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Here we go, A list of Nightclubs in Melbourne, particuarly useful to interstate visitors that dont know there way around, or where to go.

Twister -- The esplanade St Kilda
Evolution -- Commercial Rd, toorak
Silvers -- Toorak Road
Studio -- Clarendon st, (that'll be South Melbourne I think)
Marquee -- Clarendon St
Next blue, Opposite Crown casino
billboards, russell st, City
Metro, Bourke St, City
161, Chapel St prahran
Viper on Chapel St
Loft Lonsdale St, City
Bond bar, Bond st, city
Debiers off elizabeth St, Flinders Lane, City
Matrix, Flinders lane
Icon, On Flinders Lane, Swanston st end
European Beer Garden, Flinders Lane, Russell St
The Prince of wales hotel, St Kilda
Honkey Tonks, Cherry, and Pony, (exclusive) whatever that means ??

and 3 at the Crown Casino, Mercury lounge, Heat, and Odeon,

I think you will find there are a hell of a lot more
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I worked last week and this weekend I have been able to enjoy a glorious, sunny lifestyle here in Victoria.
It started with a drive down the Great Ocean Road from my home in Williamstown to Lorne. During the drive, we stopped several times to look and walk on the amazing coastline of the area - beaches that were full of variation - from the renowned Bells Beach, where the world Surf Championships are due to be held Easter weekend; coves almost hidden by towering cliffs and a lovely stretch of rockpools where starfish, anenomes, sponges and weird and wonderful seaweeds could be seen.
The trip terminated in Lorne, a very pleasant small town which had many parrots of various kinds that I have seen during my whole time in Australia so far (King parrots; Eastern rosellas and Crimson rosellas, and a mob of Sulphur Crested Cockatoos - which seemed to take great delight in dive-bombing us as we sat having a drink in a park.
aw, you lucky thing. What a great way to spend your weekend (I'm a teensy bit jealous!!...altho I did spend yeterday in the Peak District...very cold but gorgeous). The GOR must be one of the best places in Oz to do a long weekend. Bet you can't wait for next weekend to 'complete' the trip. Have a lovely time!
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aw, you lucky thing. What a great way to spend your weekend (I'm a teensy bit jealous!!...altho I did spend yeterday in the Peak District...very cold but gorgeous). The GOR must be one of the best places in Oz to do a long weekend. Bet you can't wait for next weekend to 'complete' the trip. Have a lovely time!
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Don't mean to hijack the thread but keep meaning to PM you, just wondering how your plans are going for your return? Do you have a date set?

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What they do is sleep in (fair enough it is Sunday), get dressed and spend the say either at the Toby Inn or a Retail Park.
LOL - this is SO true! I don't understand why so many people all want to do the same thing on a Sunday afternoon!! What is the attraction with retail parks and shopping malls?? I much prefer a place to stroll and people-watch in a cafe, enjoy the outdoors, etc. Husband has gone out on his bike for 6 hrs this morning ( ) so I'm off for a crisp walk to the park with baby. That's the only park I'll be going near today!!
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aw, you lucky thing. What a great way to spend your weekend (I'm a teensy bit jealous!!...altho I did spend yeterday in the Peak District...very cold but gorgeous). The GOR must be one of the best places in Oz to do a long weekend. Bet you can't wait for next weekend to 'complete' the trip. Have a lovely time!
Thankyou, we'll make the most of it

The thing to remember is that there is no need to be jealous or whatever.
We are all working towards a common goal - even if that goal is made up of different needs and wants. Some people want a simpler life, one with less stress etc, while others may want the house with the pool and the fab car.

My point is that I think that Australia can give us the opportunity to give it a go - and the drudgery of a hated or unsatisfactory life is not something that is inevitable.

Good luck to all in whatever they choose Cas
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LOL - this is SO true! I don't understand why so many people all want to do the same thing on a Sunday afternoon!! What is the attraction with retail parks and shopping malls?? I much prefer a place to stroll and people-watch in a cafe, enjoy the outdoors, etc. Husband has gone out on his bike for 6 hrs this morning ( ) so I'm off for a crisp walk to the park with baby. That's the only park I'll be going near today!!
My poor hubby is a Manager at a Retail Park (Not out of choice, only because of the 18 years of Australian experience. No one would give him the chance when we first came back and he wanted to work).

He loathes the "people" part as Sundays they all trot in, Mr & Mrs Public with their wee ones. He asks if he can help them to the response of "No thanks, we are just browsing" or the best one "We are not buying anything, we have just come for a run out!". Take your kids for a run out to the country, wrap em up and eat fish and chips on the sea front if you must, shopping!!!!

People this is Sunday, spend it with your families. When I was a kid, my Dad took us off to the beach or for a long walk before we went for Sunday lunch at my Nan's, then me and my siblings/cousins would play outside - bikes, football, whatever.

Oh the material world!

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Thankyou, we'll make the most of it

The thing to remember is that there is no need to be jealous or whatever.
We are all working towards a common goal - even if that goal is made up of different needs and wants. Some people want a simpler life, one with less stress etc, while others may want the house with the pool and the fab car.

My point is that I think that Australia can give us the opportunity to give it a go - and the drudgery of a hated or unsatisfactory life is not something that is inevitable.

Good luck to all in whatever they choose Cas
Only jealous in the sense that GOR is a place I could visit over and over!!(especially inland at Cape Otway, and Cape Bridgewater, which is my idea of retreat from everything)

But I agree, it's what you make of the opportunities that are around you. (To be fair, you can have a materialistic life in Oz as much as you can in the UK, and there are many, many beautiful places to visit in both. )

I wish you all the best for happy times in Oz
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