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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by SIXTYNINER on Today at 03:35:27 PM »
Hi everyone, not sure how long I can stay but just wanted to say a big thank you to all my friends who cared to ask about me and the ones who sent me PMs.  this may sound strange to you but it's all because of a chair.  my last one went down with me on it and  although I was not hurt I've been afraid to sit on a chair at the computer again.  this was the second time I've gone down, just like the Titanic :D  so you can understand how I felt.  anyway we've been looking for a chair all this time.  I've been sitting on the edge of a chair while holding on to the desk so I could use one hand but could not type.  I could open all the mail and have been enjoying reading them and keeping up with all the biss.  I'm so sorry for making you all worry.  right now I'm on a chair that Roisin brought over from  her  house , it's a computer chair and it's a big and tall and can hold a lot of weight which makes me feel safe.  we've been all over the place, even the states looking for a chair to suit me and this one is about the best so far.   I had certain things I needed from a chair which is why it's been taking so long.  I really missed you guys and so much has been going on  with you all, some good and some sad for which I'm so sorry, I might just have to stay with this chair as any other one  seems to be the same.  you would not believe how much I would pay just to get a chair and get on my computer again.  I never thought in my wildest dreams I would pay that amount for a chair :o , anyway this one was not getting used except the girls played on it , swinging round on it :D  they will miss that.   the only thing is, each time I go on it , it never is in the same place so I've been working to see how to work with it, I place the chair then sit down and it moves so that decides  if I can type or not.   I know how this all sounds so lets hope from now on I can say, I'M BACK. :D :D   once again thank you all for your concerns.  I thought you might like to hear this.  I had a few overseas PMs and my sister , who lives in Belfast , tried sending emails for me to them but they would not go.  I thought it was funny and reminded me of  the times some of my family who were not talking to each other, would phone me to find out how they were doing, imagine phoning me in Canada to find out how someone was who lived a bus ride away  :D .  anyway I'm trying to get this all in now as the next time I sit down I might not be in the same position to type.  oh lord  that should be my biggest worry.  anyway guys I need to go.. I hope you all have a great day and god bless.  love Liz :-* :-* :-*
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Exiles / Re: Sandgroper's sandpit
« Last post by kraftcheese on Today at 03:11:55 PM »


Great to see you KC & I hope all the family are well - sounds like you are a converted cruiser now! I've never been on a cruise & one part of the brain says I'd like to try that & the other side is saying "but if you don't like it you're stuck there until it berths" we have friends who would never consider a holiday other than a cruise - they enjoy them so much & fly from Nr Ireland to Miami to pick up the different ships.  Recently I've spoken to 2 different couples from oz  who visited St Petersburgh on  a cruise & thought it was absolutely fantastic so all my feedback is very positive but I'm still wary! crazy eh!

Seem to be very busy but nothing very strange or startling which I guess is good because I don't have time for navel gazing :D :D
take care  :)


Parkie, why don't you just take a 3-night short cruise just to see if you like it.  You can go from Melbourne and just do a big circle or go to Kangaroo Island or Adelaide.  Only costs about $100-120 per night. I would love to visit St Petersburg, but alas, it's not going to happen unless I win the Lotto.   :D :-* 
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Exiles / Re: Sandgroper's sandpit
« Last post by kraftcheese on Today at 03:03:46 PM »

Well Kc the water is running out of me in the back garden to-day and when I read your post about being cold....I was just thinking 'I bet it is the same temp here as it is there'


You are not the woman you once were, when you lived here...you have gone soft I fear... :D :D :D


I know my son sure has.....The temp is 22 to-day....what is it there?   I await your reply with amusement... :P :-*




Oh and Hello Parkie....


Bernie, It reached 14 or 15 here today and is 9 at the moment (almost midnight).  So there!  :P I was out tonight and now I'm sitting beside the heater with my long, fleecy-lined boots on.  I wish it was 22C.  Sydney tends to be a bit warmer than Melbourne, but also gets more rain and humidity.  I'm definitely not the woman I was when I lived in Belfast 50 years ago - I've gone soft in more than one sense, including the head. lol.  :D 
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Hamill St in the 60s
« Last post by Carlilse Circus on Today at 02:54:35 PM »
Geordie hamill lived in john st,i knocked around with geordie as kids,his family moved to Australia around 1960/61,i think his dad was the foreman on the building of the new school in barrack st,he comes on to facebook a lot,dont reconize the name paddy mc or Carlisle, regards joe c


I am Lauri Conlon, seosamh.....from both Hamill and John Streets  :)
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Exiles / Re: Sandgroper's sandpit
« Last post by parkie on Today at 02:52:29 PM »
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I know my son sure has.....The temp is 22 to-day....what is it there?   I await your reply with amusement... :P :-*




Oh and Hello Parkie....

Hi McNamee the temp here in Melb today was 15 today & wasn't too bad as there wasn't much wind & the sun was shinning but yesterday would have frozen the   b---- of a brass monkey :D :D
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Exiles / Re: Sandgroper's sandpit
« Last post by parkie on Today at 02:48:46 PM »

Evening Parkie, it's good to see you.  Hope you and yours are keeping well.  It certainly is cold.  I just keep telling myself there's only about another five weeks left of winter.  The cherry blossoms will be out in another few weeks and then the long slow climb up to more bearable weather.  I loved the cruise and really enjoyed NZ.  Would like to go back and see it in more depth as this was just a tasting.  The ship was beautiful and the food divine. PM me if you'd like any other info.  I'd love to do a Med cruise if only I didn't have to fly for 24 hours to get there.  :o   Very tiring on the arms.  :D :D   Not much babysitting at the moment, but still seeing plenty of them.  What have you been up to?   :-*


Sg, SJ, Welder, McNamee et al, hope you're all doing bravely, as they used to say. lol.   :-*
Great to see you KC & I hope all the family are well - sounds like you are a converted cruiser now! I've never been on a cruise & one part of the brain says I'd like to try that & the other side is saying "but if you don't like it you're stuck there until it berths" we have friends who would never consider a holiday other than a cruise - they enjoy them so much & fly from Nr Ireland to Miami to pick up the different ships.  Recently I've spoken to 2 different couples from oz  who visited St Petersburgh on  a cruise & thought it was absolutely fantastic so all my feedback is very positive but I'm still wary! crazy eh!

Seem to be very busy but nothing very strange or startling which I guess is good because I don't have time for navel gazing :D :D
take care  :)
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Andersonstown
« Last post by McNamee on Today at 02:44:19 PM »
I believe they should bring back same sex schools....Never once did any of my nuns even mention boys....I went to St Louises.


If there had been boys in my class there would have been no (school) work done at all...... :) :)




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Exiles / Re: Sandgroper's sandpit
« Last post by McNamee on Today at 02:38:22 PM »
Well Kc the water is running out of me in the back garden to-day and when I read your post about being cold....I was just thinking 'I bet it is the same temp here as it is there'


You are not the woman you once were, when you lived here...you have gone soft I fear... :D :D :D


I know my son sure has.....The temp is 22 to-day....what is it there?   I await your reply with amusement... :P :-*




Oh and Hello Parkie....
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Exiles / Re: Sandgroper's sandpit
« Last post by kraftcheese on Today at 01:56:38 PM »

Hi everybody I haven't been on for such a long time, so had a quick shifty through the posts - not all of them as its been so long :)
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KC - How are you & all the family? well I hope  Have you become a regular "Cruise convert " after your trip? I'd love to hear your thoughts about the trip
        Are you doing any babysitting in the school holidays? we are & although we enjoy it - we'r exhausted after it all  Hope you are coping with this cold
        weather we are experiencing at the moment - the wind would cut ya! :) :)
 
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To all the people on this thread good wishes &"come out come out where ever ya are" :D :D
 


Evening Parkie, it's good to see you.  Hope you and yours are keeping well.  It certainly is cold.  I just keep telling myself there's only about another five weeks left of winter.  The cherry blossoms will be out in another few weeks and then the long slow climb up to more bearable weather.  I loved the cruise and really enjoyed NZ.  Would like to go back and see it in more depth as this was just a tasting.  The ship was beautiful and the food divine. PM me if you'd like any other info.  I'd love to do a Med cruise if only I didn't have to fly for 24 hours to get there.  :o   Very tiring on the arms.  :D :D   Not much babysitting at the moment, but still seeing plenty of them.  What have you been up to?   :-*


Sg, SJ, Welder, McNamee et al, hope you're all doing bravely, as they used to say. lol.   :-*
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Belfast History and Memories / The Bone/Brickyard 'Toss'
« Last post by brendain122 on Today at 01:30:25 PM »
Goes anyone know when and why the outdoor gambling game - the Toss came to an end in the Brickyard between the Bone and Ardoyne? And as earlier if anyone has any memories of the Toss games please share these. Any help deeply appreciated.[/size]Brendain
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