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Our weekend.       started by mmckenzie80 on 11 Jul 2011   (23707)
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From mmckenzie80

11 Jul 2011 1:06 AM
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Just wondering what everyone got up to this weekend to get an idea what we have to look forward to? Our weekend consisted of, Friday, A nice sunny morning. Had an emergency call out with the Lifeboat to rescue a 44ft sail boat with engine trouble 20 miles east of Montrose which took up most of the morning and part of the afternoon(see attached photo).The rest of the afternoon we spent at the park before the rain came on. Spent the evening researching Saturday, A nice warm day but with lots of heavy rain showers, did some housework, took Logan to his Gran's, had a quiet night in with Beverley and watched some movies. Sunday, Had a well deserved long lie, nice morning but with a few heavy and thundery rain showers, watched the British Grand Prix, now doing more research while watching the Scottish Open. I hope everyone has had a good weekend and loking forward to the start of the new working week. Look forward to your replys. Michael.
From mmckenzie80

To mmckenzie80

11 Jul 2011 1:16 AM
(111137)
Can't seem to get the photos to upload just now but will try again later.
From cathntone

To mmckenzie80

11 Jul 2011 2:16 PM
(111141)
Are you sure you want to come here? lol. Your weekend sounds a lot more exciting than ours that's for sure. The weather in Perth has not been good for the last few days, cold outside and even colder indoors so lots of layers are the order of the day. I spent the weekend hanging wallpaper for my daughter (brought it over in our container as it's hopelessly expensive here). Tone slumped in front of the tv to watch the Grand Prix too but unlike the BBC there were countless adverts interrupting the action so that at one point he lost 5 complete laps! This meant that from him it was just one long swear fest. We are enjoying the Tour de France though, adverts don't seem such an issue in that. However, on the plus side, we do know that this cold, wet weather is only temporary and by Thursday the forec
From me2you

To mmckenzie80

11 Jul 2011 6:41 PM
(111142)
we had our youngest's school fair so spent friday baking and getting orgnaised for that then had the evening there. spent saturday walking in the dales then had friends over for a BBQ on saturday evening. sunday we picked the folks up and went into York for lunch then a drive to the seaside at scarborough. then ready for school and work today. pretty much the same kind of weekend as we had in oz (only it was too hot to do any walking in the summer) only with different people and to different towns/places. but all in all a great weekend.
From jimboman

To mmckenzie80

12 Jul 2011 10:36 PM
(111152)
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From mmckenzie80

To jimboman

13 Jul 2011 12:01 AM
(111153)
Hello Jim, Someone get out the wrong side of bed today?? I am new to all this fourm stuff, i was just getting the feel of it and decided to write about what we did over the weekend. We wanted to see what some of you guys over there were doing so we can see what goes on, try and make some new friends on here all before the big move!! Michael.
From mmckenzie80

To cathntone

13 Jul 2011 12:12 AM
(111154)
Cath, Thank you for your reply. Of course we are sure we want to come over, not all our weekends are as exciting as this!! Haha!! My friend in Perth has been telling me the weather is not great at the moment, he keeps telling me you don't see this on all the telly shows!! Michael
From mmckenzie80

To me2you

13 Jul 2011 12:22 AM
(111155)
Hello me2you, I take it you moved back to the UK from Australia? Can I ask why?? The weather has been really fine down our way for a change, even the rain doesn't last long just now but when it rains, it rains!!! Hope the weather stays nice for the kids holidays? Me and my partner were down in York 3 years ago and it really is a nice place, we got to fly a Gyrocopter over York so we got a cracking birds eye view as well. Michael.
From me2you

To mmckenzie80

13 Jul 2011 5:21 AM
(111156)
we moved back because although we liked australia/perth, we didnt love it. missing family and friends was a big part of the move back. also, my career stalled, we were worse off financially, kids didnt really like it and generally we preferred living in england. however, we met many ex pats who were extremely happy and would never go back to the UK. for us, oz was great for a holiday but not to live long term. good luck with your move.
From jimboman

To me2you

15 Jul 2011 11:35 AM
(111164)
I know that WA/Australia isn't for everyone and you have made your point eloquently. Now that you are back in the UK and loving it, why do you still feel the need to post on this site?
From jimboman

To mmckenzie80

15 Jul 2011 11:42 AM
(111165)
I didn't get out of bed on the wrong side. You misread my post...
From cindy42

To jimboman

15 Jul 2011 8:51 PM
(111169)
Jim I welcome posts from people who have returned to the UK. me2you posts have been informative for potential returnees. I have not read any forum rules that say people who have returned can not post. Thanks cindy
From BevF

To jimboman

16 Jul 2011 12:40 AM
(111170)
For goodness sake Jimbo! You definately know how to put a downer on everyone! What was a nice light thread was destroyed by yourself! I happen to be very interested in what Cindy has to say so please keep your negativity to yourself!
From me2you

To jimboman

16 Jul 2011 2:40 AM
(111171)
not sure really - maybe I'm not as happy as I pretend to be, maybe my parents didnt love me enough, maybe I am attention seeking - I'll ask my therapist. or maybe its for the same reasons as you still feel the need to post even though you are settled and loving it in WA??
From jimboman

To BevF

17 Jul 2011 10:11 PM
(111179)
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