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Old Sep 22nd 2002, 6:21 pm
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Got up this morning and I could feel the crisp in the air, that means THE COLD WEATHER IS COMING!! I don't think I can take another winter, all that anti freeze and car windscreen scraping. Please let my Visa application be quick !!
I hope never to see a flake of snow or ice again ( unless I want to go skiing that is !)

Anyone out there feel the same ??


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Originally posted by tinaj:
Got up this morning and I could feel the crisp in the air, that means THE COLD WEATHER IS COMING!! I don't think I can take another winter, all that anti freeze and car windscreen scraping. Please let my Visa application be quick !!
I hope never to see a flake of snow or ice again ( unless I want to go skiing that is !)

Anyone out there feel the same ??


Tinaj
Hi, Know what you mean. We've got our Visas but can only go out and validate just now. (Boo Hoo) Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more cold weather. ARGH!!!

Where are you wanting to head?

Regards

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Old Sep 22nd 2002, 6:34 pm
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Hi, Know what you mean. We've got our Visas but can only go out and validate just now. (Boo Hoo) Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more cold weather. ARGH!!!

Where are you wanting to head?

Regards

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We went out for a reccy visit last month and we loved it around the Gold Coast area. It was a bit chilly down in Sydney at night and we had to put the heating on , I definately want to go somewhere where it doesn't get that cold EVER !! I feel the cold a lot and would be happier bathing in sun for 9 months of the year !!
The housing and land was also a lot cheaper and the people were really friendly.
Why are you waiting to go out and where are you heading to ??




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Old Sep 22nd 2002, 6:36 pm
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Originally posted by tinaj:
Got up this morning and I could feel the crisp in the air, that means THE COLD WEATHER IS COMING!! I don't think I can take another winter, all that anti freeze and car windscreen scraping. Tinaj
Actually - don't feel the same at all! I love the cold (as well as the hot). Snow, ice, scraping the windscreen - part of the year's rich tapestry, I love the way the seasons change, we live in a village in a wooded gorge and the first traces of glorious autumn are just coming with the odd tree here and there going golden.

Do I hate horrible UK winter weather, sludge, rotten showers and general dampness for the next 6 months - yes! Good job I don't live there any more!

But one of the reasons we chose NZ is for the skiing and REAL winter (if you choose) to be found in the South Island Alps.

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I live on the Gold Coast, have for some years now and you will be glad to
know we had a hell of a winter, a majority of the days were 22 to 27 degrees
.....lol

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    > Originally posted by Ginny:
    > >
    > >
    > > Hi, Know what you mean. We've got our Visas but can only go out and
    > > validate just now. (Boo Hoo) Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more
    > > cold weather. ARGH!!!
    > >
    > > Where are you wanting to head?
    > >
    > > Regards
    > >
    > > Ginny
    > >
    > We went out for a reccy visit last month and we loved it around the Gold
    > Coast area. It was a bit chilly down in Sydney at night and we had to
    > put the heating on , I definately want to go somewhere where it doesn't
    > get that cold EVER !! I feel the cold a lot and would be happier bathing
    > in sun for 9 months of the year !!
    > The housing and land was also a lot cheaper and the people were really
    > friendly.
    > Why are you waiting to go out and where are you heading to ??
    > Tinaj
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Originally posted by tinaj:
Got up this morning and I could feel the crisp in the air, that means THE COLD WEATHER IS COMING!! I don't think I can take another winter, all that anti freeze and car windscreen scraping. Please let my Visa application be quick !!
I hope never to see a flake of snow or ice again ( unless I want to go skiing that is !)

Anyone out there feel the same ??


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No. Quite the opposite. We are not really looking forward to another scorching summer in Sydney and would rather be somewhere cooler. We hate slip, slop, slap. You cant do anthing without taking skin cancer precautions and I find it unpleasant.
The weather in England never bothered me as the truth is that its actually very mild and gentle - no extremes of hot and no extremes of cold. The majority of the world's population would give their hind teeth for English weather! Still, we never appreciate what we've got until its a memory.
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Default Re: Oh no another Winter is approaching..

Originally posted by tinaj:
Got up this morning and I could feel the crisp in the air, that means THE COLD WEATHER IS COMING!! I don't think I can take another winter, all that anti freeze and car windscreen scraping. Please let my Visa application be quick !!
I hope never to see a flake of snow or ice again ( unless I want to go skiing that is !)

Anyone out there feel the same ??


Tinaj

What you have is a clothes problem , stop wearing your shorts in winter may help ?
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In tinaj wrote:
    > Got up this morning and I could feel the crisp in the air, that means
    > THE COLD WEATHER IS COMING!! I don't think I can take another winter,
    > all that anti freeze and car windscreen scraping. Please let my Visa
    > application be quick !!
    > I hope never to see a flake of snow or ice again ( unless I want to go
    > skiing that is !)
    > Anyone out there feel the same ??

Oh yes :-)

Although, living by the South Wales coast and having the
car in a garage I never had to de-ice last winter.

It's shorts and a fleece weather here this morning. 12C, not
a cloud in the sky, and a slight but chilly wind. If only
winter could be like this, but hey, that's how it will be,
touch wood :-)

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Old Sep 23rd 2002, 9:21 am
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In Herman wrote:

    > The weather in England never bothered me as the truth is that its
    > actually very mild and gentle - no extremes of hot and no extremes of
    > cold.

Just extrememly shite.

I lived in the mountains of northern New Mexico for a couple of
years and the extremes, for me, were far more interesting and
enjoyable.. hot summers with daily monsoon thunderstorms, and crisp
cold winters with snow. None of the crappy rain and gales that
UK winters bring.

    > The majority of the world's population would give their hind
    > teeth for English weather!

In your dreams mate.

One of the West Indies cricketers has a famous comment about the
British climate, paraphrased to "they have 9 months of winter
followed by 3 months of bad weather".

    > Still, we never appreciate what we've got
    > until its a memory.

and we tend to remember the good times rather than the bad.

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Originally posted by tinaj:
Got up this morning and I could feel the crisp in the air, that means THE COLD WEATHER IS COMING!! I don't think I can take another winter, all that anti freeze and car windscreen scraping. Please let my Visa application be quick !!
I hope never to see a flake of snow or ice again ( unless I want to go skiing that is !)

Anyone out there feel the same ??


Tinaj
Yeah went outside this morning and there's difinately a change in the air, although the sun's warm if your inside the car or house.

Changing the subject anyone else feel the earth quake we had this morning in the Midlands ? BOY did it frighten the Shite out of me, mirrored doors on our wardrobes rattling like no tomorrow! (thought a plane had crashed into the roof) Then they say it was a 4.8 on the ricther scale, how do other countries cope with larger ones?

Julie
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We wondered what it was. We thought something had landed on the roof. 00.50am this morning. Woke us up and got us looking out the windows.

Car had condensation on this morning bright but brrrrrrrrrrr!

Adelaide also in early 2003. Hope to see you there...
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Originally posted by Juls:


Yeah went outside this morning and there's difinately a change in the air, although the sun's warm if your inside the car or house.

Changing the subject anyone else feel the earth quake we had this morning in the Midlands ? BOY did it frighten the Shite out of me, mirrored doors on our wardrobes rattling like no tomorrow! (thought a plane had crashed into the roof) Then they say it was a 4.8 on the ricter scale, how do other countries cope with larger ones?

Julie
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Default Re: Oh no another Winter is approaching..

Originally posted by Robert Edwards:
I live on the Gold Coast, have for some years now and you will be glad to
know we had a hell of a winter, a majority of the days were 22 to 27 degrees
.....lol

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    > Originally posted by Ginny:
    > >
    > >
    > > Hi, Know what you mean. We've got our Visas but can only go out and
    > > validate just now. (Boo Hoo) Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more
    > > cold weather. ARGH!!!
    > >
    > > Where are you wanting to head?
    > >
    > > Regards
    > >
    > > Ginny
    > >
    > We went out for a reccy visit last month and we loved it around the Gold
    > Coast area. It was a bit chilly down in Sydney at night and we had to
    > put the heating on , I definately want to go somewhere where it doesn't
    > get that cold EVER !! I feel the cold a lot and would be happier bathing
    > in sun for 9 months of the year !!
    > The housing and land was also a lot cheaper and the people were really
    > friendly.
    > Why are you waiting to go out and where are you heading to ??
    > Tinaj
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    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
eek!! you forget to mention that when the sun goes down here in the winter it is about 7 degrees, sometimes less, actually inland places like Ipswich get's the minus on some nights. some nights we've had 3 in Brisbane.

Winter in Brisbane/Goldcoat is pretty mild, I'd say an average temp mid day is inbetween 19 to 24 in the winter... only now we're getting hot again 27, 28... 30 forecast tomorrow...getting humid

winter here, is cold at nights, get your coats, and quilts out, fan heaters. Daytime under the sun is pretty pleasant,but even then you may need a jumper if you're anything like me and feel the cold.

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eek!! you forget to mention that when the sun goes down here in the winter it is about 7 degrees, sometimes less, actually inland places like Ipswich get's the minus on some nights. some nights we've had 3 in Brisbane.

Winter in Brisbane/Goldcoat is pretty mild, I'd say an average temp mid day is inbetween 19 to 24 in the winter... only now we're getting hot again 27, 28... 30 forecast tomorrow...getting humid

winter here, is cold at nights, get your coats, and quilts out, fan heaters. Daytime under the sun is pretty pleasant,but even then you may need a jumper if you're anything like me and feel the cold.

cheers
I'm sorry but there is no way it could compare to the cold wind chill factors we get over here! Well into the sub zeros in the daytime.
It was funny we were walking around Queensland last month in our shorts and t- shirts, when all the locals had on leather boots, woollen coats and full winter kit !! It must have been 20 deg at the lowest !! Comparable to a summers day in UK .
I must remember to pack my full length woollen coat when we emigrate , you never know once we are climatised I may feel the same way.
What will happen when I come back to England at Christmas time, I will have to wear a king sized quilt around me !!

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If you want to completely avoid the cold all the time, you should be
thinking about northern Australia. Darwin, Cairns or Townsville
should fit the bill, provided you can cope with the humidity in the
summer.

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    >On Sun, 22 Sep 2002 18:34:34 +0000, tinaj wrote:
    >Originally posted by Ginny:
    >> Hi, Know what you mean. We've got our Visas but can only go out and
    >> validate just now. (Boo Hoo) Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more
    >> cold weather. ARGH!!!
    >> Where are you wanting to head?
    >> Regards
    >> Ginny
    >>
    >We went out for a reccy visit last month and we loved it around the Gold
    >Coast area. It was a bit chilly down in Sydney at night and we had to
    >put the heating on , I definately want to go somewhere where it doesn't
    >get that cold EVER !! I feel the cold a lot and would be happier bathing
    >in sun for 9 months of the year !!
    >The housing and land was also a lot cheaper and the people were really
    >friendly.
    >Why are you waiting to go out and where are you heading to ??
    >Tinaj
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    > I'm sorry but there is no way it could compare to the cold wind chill
    > factors we get over here! Well into the sub zeros in the daytime.
    > It was funny we were walking around Queensland last month in our shorts
    > and t- shirts, when all the locals had on leather boots, woollen coats
    > and full winter kit !! It must have been 20 deg at the lowest !!
    > Comparable to a summers day in UK .
    > I must remember to pack my full length woollen coat when we emigrate ,
    > you never know once we are climatised I may feel the same way.
    > What will happen when I come back to England at Christmas time, I will
    > have to wear a king sized quilt around me !!
    > Tinaj
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