Sallyally-she's new sir.

Nov 2017
33
Australia
Hi everyone. I'm a retired Australian female ex nurse.
I like gardening , computer games, detective stories and talking politics.
I look forward to meeting new thinking people.
 
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Oct 2012
4,065
Louisville, Ky
Hi everyone. I'm a retired Australian female ex nurse.
I like gardening , computer games, detective stories and talking politics.
I look forward to meeting new thinking people.
Welcome and enjoy. My wife is a Nurse so you have my respect and pity.
 
Feb 2013
1,209
just past the moons of Jupiter
Hi everyone. I'm a retired Australian female ex nurse.
I like gardening , computer games, detective stories and talking politics.
I look forward to meeting new thinking people.
Welcome to the forum. One of the places that I want to go before my life is over is Australia. I've met many people from there and they all seem very kind.

My name is polydectes and I am pleased to meet you
 
Aug 2017
431
Medway Towns, Kent
Hi everyone. I'm a retired Australian female ex nurse.
I like gardening , computer games, detective stories and talking politics.
Greetings Sheila! Not a great one for detecitve stories but like computer games.
 
Oct 2012
2,370
NC
welcome.

I spent a little time at Lavarack's barracks near Townsville and also Rockhampton. Beautiful and unique Country. cool people too. I just wish i had had more time to explore the (civilian) culture. I plan to go back one day with family and to see New Zealand as well.

how did you hear about this forum?
 
Nov 2016
1,377
Victoria, BC
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Greetings, Sally!

I envy anyone who lives in the botanical wonderland of Australia. I hope that you have had the opportunity to see the marvelous wildflowers of south-west Australia --- I would dearly like to see them in their glory!

I take a discrete interest in detective stories; I prefer those which are intricate puzzles, with as little blood and gore as may be necessary. I hope Australian television will produce more delightful confections such as Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.

Have you read the series of Judge Dee Murder Mysteries by Robert van Gulik? In addition to the puzzles they present, they are the most painless way to learn about the culture of traditional China.

I like most of what Agatha Christie wrote, though she did get a bit ga-ga in her old age. Her murder mysteries make excellent material for teaching English as a second language. The vocabulary and grammar are fairly simple, the puzzles interesting, and they provide an insight into an English culture that is now extinct --- except, perhaps, in New Zealand and Adelaide, Australia.
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Nov 2017
33
Australia
Thank you all for your kind welcome.
There are some terrific detective and mystery writers around. I've just enjoyed Jane Harpers" Force of Nature" -her second. The grande English Dames are peerless! Haha. PDJames and Ruth Randell are good. I also liked J K Rowlings foray into detective stuff. I had a taste of Judge Dee some time ago but the one I chose didn't grab me- I'll try again.
Aust is botanically very diverse. My bucket list trip is to WA and the Flinders Ranges for the wildflowers.
Our native plants are more popular as garden plants compared with forty years ago when exotics reigned. Of course roses are still well represented in most gardens.
I heard about this forum from Tecoyah.
 
Mar 2011
746
Rhondda, Cymru
Croeso/Welcome Sallyally. Australia gets a mixed press in my family - one of my Wife's lot had to escape there in the Chartist days after doing time for armed rebellion, and the descendants have grown unduly holy and quarrelsome. One of my sons-in-law was born there and is torn between never going back and going back tomorrow, and the only friend I have there lives in the Gold Coast, drinks his head off and refuses to learn how to use a computer, so I get no testimony I can take seriously!
 
Aug 2017
431
Medway Towns, Kent
I know...the biggest hinderance believe it of not. My wife thinks a silverfish is a spider that MUST BE KILLED immediately.
My wife smothers them with hairspray and then sucks them up in the carpet cleaner...
 
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Nov 2017
33
Australia
Croeso/Welcome Sallyally. Australia gets a mixed press in my family - one of my Wife's lot had to escape there in the Chartist days after doing time for armed rebellion, and the descendants have grown unduly holy and quarrelsome. One of my sons-in-law was born there and is torn between never going back and going back tomorrow, and the only friend I have there lives in the Gold Coast, drinks his head off and refuses to learn how to use a computer, so I get no testimony I can take seriously!
The Chartists were a worthwhile group of people and Australia at that time would have been a fairly rough place to live. Of course , many Australians would say it's no different now! I quite like living here.
They do some very serious drinking in Queensland so I wouldn't believe a word your friend says.
 
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