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    England Trip

    Well, I had an eventful trip. I caught covid in Switzerland and couldn't continue my Europe tour. So I was stranded there for a few days. Then I had my phone stolen in Zurich at the train station. My phone had everything on it: tickets, passes details of all my accommodation bookings, flight...
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    STUDENT YR 10 "Can I have a hot glue gun?"

    I had some of the cupboards glued shut!
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    Hiding money

    When my dad was getting on mum thought she would wrap 100 1$ coins in cellophane. She then put them in a Quality Street tin. Great idea but dad didn't open the tin until about May (he was quite upset that they weren't chocolate)!
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    Why are they teasing me with snow !!

    See this is because I asked you to turn on the snow gods for me and someone said it doesn't snow in England anymore. I hope you have snow anywhere, anytime from December 23rd until Jan 22nd. Do it for this Aussie! I am coming from daily maximum temperatures of 40C. I need snow!
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    Anyone else a Hotel Chocolat fan?

    I am looking forward to my first ever Hotel Chocolat experience
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    Dropping like flies...

    No herein lies a small problem. I am vaccinated and have had the flu vaccine but due to completely opposing seasons I had my flu vax at the start of our winter in April. Hopefully that still covers me but I am seeing a GP next week so will check with him.
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    wow that was a cold one

    Well! Looks like I best be prepared for this. In comparison the last 3 days have been 43, 42,and 42C. Yesterday I packed my suitcase figuring I am not going to need any of my winter clothes here. Last night I went to Carols by Candlelight which is very much an Aussie thing. Half way through...
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    Cleaning water still

    I've done mine with just double strength vinegar (available at the supermarket). I did soak it for about 4 hours but it worked really well.
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    end of term

    Kids finished today staff finish next Friday after mass and lunch! Then I only have a couple of days until I leave for England!
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    Regretting the choice in colour

    My lab coat is bright orange.
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    Dropping like flies...

    Is it still safe for me to travel to England? I'm coming anyway!
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    We have a whole merchandiser doing CU in the NT stuff. NT = Northern Territory (where I live). Their stickers and t shirts read CU(in the)NT. Clever but definitely not for me!
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    Strange conversations we have had

    I can't begin to imagine how you would use a whole roll in one sitting unless you'd had a dodgy curry!
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    Train strikes

    this conversation has taken a turn but it reminds of the time when in the height of Covid my husband and I drove 1500km to see a doctor then turned around and drove home again. 3 days 3000 km.
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    Train strikes

    3 cars at the traffic lights is a traffic jam! And heaven help us if we have to sit through two changes of traffic lights. I live about 6 km from the CBD and it takes me 10 minutes to drive to work which is on the other side of the CBD.
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    Train strikes

    Are these to be treated seriously? I ask because I'm an Aussie visiting England in December / January. Do they apply to all train lines? What alternatives are available if your train is cancelled because of strike action? Already I have heard of a proposed strike (via this forum) on Jan 6th /...
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    2.5L Volumetric flask

    My shoulders hurt at the thought of holding a 2.5l one to pour!
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    I actually like doing the shopping - I go during the day and feel like I've been freed! I also do the shopping for food tech.
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    oh, my....

    One of the things I found really scary was a group of year10's who had never heard of the World Trade Centre or the twin towers. Now that made me feel old because to me it is a recent event and to them it's before their time.