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Old May 2nd 2007, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by kateandderek2 View Post
it's an irish bar in name only.

the only irish person i've ever heard in there is my OH kate.

i'm surprised you've never heard her, she gets quite loud on a weekend with a few sherberts down her neck.

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Which of course you never do.........must have been your brother I met the other night
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Originally Posted by kateandderek2 View Post
it's an irish bar in name only.

the only irish person i've ever heard in there is my OH kate.
I used to work in Mannheim in Germany (its near Heidelberg), and it had an Irish bar (http://www.murphyslaw-mannheim.com/). Its true, and they used to import irish barmaids! And I was the only Irish person who ever went there, Mannheim isn't exactly on the tourist trail. So every time I went, I got free beer to keep me there, so all the germans could meet a real Irish person, and make crap jokes about leprechauns. They even gave me a free sunday lunch one time just so all the Mannheimers could meet me.

Having said all that, Mannheim is an absolute hole.



Anyway

i'm surprised you've never heard her, she gets quite loud on a weekend with a few sherberts down her neck.

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I'm kind of immune to loud, fully sherbeted Irish women. I did my 5 years of drinking in Dublin certification.

Rule 1) Ignore the noisy one.

Rule 2) Check if her friend is cute and quieter

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Just drove through here last week. It was really rough, and seemed to have lots of housing commision/ council housing. Drove out pretty quick.
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Old May 4th 2007, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by kateandderek2
it's an irish bar in name only.

the only irish person i've ever heard in there is my OH kate.

i'm surprised you've never heard her, she gets quite loud on a weekend with a few sherberts down her neck.

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Which of course you never do.........must have been your brother I met the other night


yes it was. he's proved to be quite an embarrassment to the family over the years.

he said he had a good night though and enjoyed meeting you.

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Old May 4th 2007, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by Ding Dong View Post
Is Logan the same area as Loganholme ? Have been talking to a friend of a friend that lives in Shailer Park / Loganholme area that says the area is really nice, quite reasonable to rent or buy in , close to parks, shopping mall and Ikea. Are we being misinformed ?
hi,we lived in redland bay for 6 months in rented accomodation but found the travelling to work too much.we moved to shailer park 12 months ago with our 5 yr old son and love it,the local school (kimberley park) is a good school,we are near the hyperdome/library/ikea.2 minutes from the motorway for either direction north or south and has cut our travelling time to work by 40 minutes.(greenslopes and morningside)the rent is reasonable and the house prices have risen since we bought last year.
the area of logan itself is about 10-15 minutes from shailer park.
all the best debs andy and blaine
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thanks for that,some good info.

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Old May 6th 2007, 12:28 am
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hi there, i am a bogan from logan and all of you that have a bad opinion on the area obviously have not looked closely enough. there are less desirable areas but logan is a huge area. i myself would not choose to live in logan itself, woodridge, marsden, loganlea but thats just my personal preference. i live in tanah merah which is next to shailer park, daisy hill, springwood all of which are fantastic areas to live in. my kids go to shailer park state school and love it. we are 45 mins drive from the gold coast and 35 mins from the city so a good place for any one that has a trade and works in all areas of qld. We have great facilities on our doorstep and would not want to live anywhere else. if you want more info let me know thanks Rach x
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Funnily enough....I'm working with the Logan PCYC just now working with youths in the area who are making a film about Youth Violence perception in Logan. There was an article recently in the paper and on-line that sensationalised Logan crime stating that there were organised gangs comparative to LA, with guns etc.... This was proven to be a fabrication and later they found that reporters had paid people to talk to plump up their story. Through our interviews and research, we found the crime rate is actually comparable with many other districts. The majority of crime in Logan is domestic violence issues aparently. (I am doing the stats next week - so PM me if interested in figures!) Logan has a large Multicultural communities too with many projects set up there to help migrants from various countries. Personally, I would not live there as I came to escape to rainforrest area. However, I would feel it unjust to the children I am working with if the image of crime and gangs was the lasting impression that people percieve Logan to be. Crime is everywhere I'm afraid and statistically Logan is comparative with many other areas in Qld.

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Originally Posted by racheysteve View Post
hi there, i am a bogan from logan and all of you that have a bad opinion on the area obviously have not looked closely enough. there are less desirable areas but logan is a huge area. i myself would not choose to live in logan itself, woodridge, marsden, loganlea but thats just my personal preference. i live in tanah merah which is next to shailer park, daisy hill, springwood all of which are fantastic areas to live in. my kids go to shailer park state school and love it. we are 45 mins drive from the gold coast and 35 mins from the city so a good place for any one that has a trade and works in all areas of qld. We have great facilities on our doorstep and would not want to live anywhere else. if you want more info let me know thanks Rach x
Well Said Rach...We live in Shailer Park and like you are very happy here.
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Originally Posted by brissie-here-we-come View Post
we are thinking of looking at renting in logan,thing is we dont know much about the place,hubby is an electrician ,we have 2 kids aged 8 years and 2 years,and my sis lives in thornlands ,how far to drive to ,would like affordable housing,any info appreciated
Aviod Logan and Ipswich,if you move to the Gold Coast try Pacific Pines or Helensvale.Robina is nice but a bit more expensive.Anywhere on the coast is worth looking at.We're between Ashmore and Surfers and love it here.
Also give Nerang a body swerve too.
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Originally Posted by kateandderek2 View Post

yes it was. he's proved to be quite an embarrassment to the family over the years.

he said he had a good night though and enjoyed meeting you.

derek
Oh good, glad he had a good time! Funniest part was my ex that supports Arsenal (hiss spit) emailed me the next day! Still going on about how fab they are, and hpw they are superior to everyone in the world (yawwwwn). Very spooky as its the first I've heard from him in 14 years!!
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Well Said Rach...We live in Shailer Park and like you are very happy here.
We are in Taneh Merah and extremely happy after 2.5 years. We did look around many areas but this suited our needs.
Sure there may be dodgy areas in Logan (Woodridge I would call one!) but on the whole I believe the other areas are safe and beautiful and perfect for our kids and our life style.
Shailer Park, Cornubia, Daisy Hill, Tanah Merah etc have some extremely high price housing as well as reasonable which is a good indicator of the quality of people here.
I think Logan district is about half the size of London too so it's huge enough to love in a nice place and far from a dodgy place!

Anyway, enough defending.

I am surprised to see so many of us here so would any mums be interested in a meet somewhere local for coffee (Hyperdome Plaza maybe?)

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As seems to have already been said....don't do it!

An Aussie friend of ours, Gold Coast born and bred, has advised us that it is one place to avoid like the plague!

Originally Posted by brissie-here-we-come View Post
we are thinking of looking at renting in logan,thing is we dont know much about the place,hubby is an electrician ,we have 2 kids aged 8 years and 2 years,and my sis lives in thornlands ,how far to drive to ,would like affordable housing,any info appreciated
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As seems to have already been said....don't do it!

An Aussie friend of ours, Gold Coast born and bred, has advised us that it is one place to avoid like the plague!
Interestingly, statistically (QLD govt figures) the highest growth in crime is the gold coast! http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf/0/681544F7583BF592CA256F2D007ABC4D/$File/13623_2004.pdf

(see page 40)
The South Eastern Police Region (PR1) accounted for the largest number
of reported crime incidents in Queensland in 2002–03 with 87,055
offences, representing 19.8% of the state total. This region contains the
Gold Coast Police District (PD), which recorded the highest
numbers of reported crime at the PD level with 52,214 (11.9%) offences.


You should tell your mate to move somewhere safer - like Logan!

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Originally Posted by andrew63 View Post
Interestingly, statistically (QLD govt figures) the highest growth in crime is the gold coast! http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf/0/681544F7583BF592CA256F2D007ABC4D/$File/13623_2004.pdf

(see page 40)
The South Eastern Police Region (PR1) accounted for the largest number
of reported crime incidents in Queensland in 2002–03 with 87,055
offences, representing 19.8% of the state total. This region contains the
Gold Coast Police District (PD), which recorded the highest
numbers of reported crime at the PD level with 52,214 (11.9%) offences.


You should tell your mate to move somewhere safer - like Logan!

Andrew

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