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Goodbye OZ :( Hello Ireland :)

post #1 of 27
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Well I'm departing Oz today for Ireland... via the canary islands....:

Looks like you may be free from my influence for a little while until I sort out internet provider in my new home....

Fox - I'll be in touch re skiing & drinking.... thanks for all the help

Anyone in the UK - see a ditsy chubby middle aged brunette on the train in London RUN! (only for a few hours each way between stations though so you should be mostly safe)


Of course you should all realise you are in possible danger as flights are now MUUUUCH shorter to get me to your part of the world!
post #2 of 27
Hmmmm.....not to take away from Ireland or anything, but as long as you're moving half way around the world, it seems you'd have moved somewhere with mountains. Oh well, enjoy your new home.
post #3 of 27
How long are you in for, dis?

Have a safe trip, and enjoy! Take some pictures skiing with our Young Fox at Milton Keynes (you can get there, oh yes, you will......)
post #4 of 27
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bonni - 12 months minimum

yes I'll try to ski with fox
post #5 of 27
Enjoy Disski. Looks like the Oz skiing season is now shot, so you won't be missing much here, .... except.... summer. BTW the beach was nice yesterday morning, water 17.5c, nice easy surf ...
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by disski
Anyone in the UK - see a ditsy chubby middle aged brunette on the train in London RUN! (only for a few hours each way between stations though so you should be mostly safe)
Safe journeys! I may have a trip to the UK later this year...if I do, I'll holler! You still coming to Utah in January? Hope so!!!
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by disski
bonni - 12 months minimum

yes I'll try to ski with fox
Now's the time to take those piccys and video of your skiing and show us! Been dying to see you ski (not to analyze!). Gonna help her out, Fox?:
post #8 of 27
Bonni, I'll have her making wedge turns before you know it!
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by Taxman
Enjoy Disski. Looks like the Oz skiing season is now shot, so you won't be missing much here, .... except.... summer. BTW the beach was nice yesterday morning, water 17.5c, nice easy surf ...
28C here in Germany today.
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
28C here in Germany today.
Speak English, would ya!
post #11 of 27
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Wear the Fox Hat:

28C here in Germany today.



Damn that Baltic Sea is warm!
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rick
Speak English, would ya!
Hey, it's one of the easy ones...
28C = 82F
post #13 of 27
Wedge turns! Pizza and french fries!
post #14 of 27
For those following the journey, disski has made it to London, and is now off to Lanzarote. (she just called me)
post #15 of 27
Hang out in Tenerife! Funny little local bananas make nice drinks, cute restaurants and bars, nice seawater lidos!
post #16 of 27
Am I wrong....or did disski just screw herself out of a ski season and move to a place where there is no surf ?

Hope she brought the (OZ) english to (Ireland) english translation book.

Best Wishes disski
post #17 of 27
Louie, the Aus ski season is just finishing, and there certainly is surf on the west coast of Ireland, so, probably a good move all round!
post #18 of 27
West coast surf in Ireland has to be as warm a bath as the surf in tropical Australia, eh?:
post #19 of 27
Funny you should say that, down round Cork and Kinsale, it can be quite tropical, even though we're further north than Whistler.
It's all thanks to the Gulf stream. Hot water all the way from the Carribean.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
For those following the journey, disski has made it to London, and is now off to Lanzarote. (she just called me)
ha, good, no immigration hassles, and hopefully no excess baggage issues! The trip to the US is a pain in the bum, but the trip to northern europe is even worse, and then to nick off south again, well, you'd take a while to recover. The bright sunlight in the Canaries should help to orientate the bodyclock quickly.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
Am I wrong....or did disski just screw herself out of a ski season and move to a place where there is no surf ?

Hope she brought the (OZ) english to (Ireland) english translation book.

Best Wishes disski
Nah, we've had a woefully pathetic ski season here (despite teh ski resort propaganda), and it was just turning to spring when she left anyway. She's gone to the Canaries to surf, and I believe there there is OK surfing (in a wetsuit) in the UK, although where she's going you have to drive a bit to get to it. There is a river....! (been there).

We have no problem understanding other peoples' versions of the language, and idiom, or accents. And Eire is very user-friendly indeed for us, amazingly so... it's like we never left.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
Funny you should say that, down round Cork and Kinsale, it can be quite tropical, even though we're further north than Whistler.
It's all thanks to the Gulf stream. Hot water all the way from the Carribean.
My grandmother was from near Kenmare (via Australia, oddly enough). Used to talk about the palm trees in that part of Ireland. I've never been there so I can't verify that I wasn't being fed a lot of blarney though!
post #23 of 27
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not seen a palm tree yet.....
but then I spent the day playing games with the bank..... nice system they have....

I need a bill with irish address to open a bank account -seemed the easiest utility to get set up would be a mobile phone billed account..... but wait I NEED an irish bank account for that..... but i need a bill with address in ireland for irish bank account..... eeeeeeerrrrrrgggghhhhh

after a full day of this game I finally convinced the credit union that a letter from the real estate agents stating that i was living at the address of my (work supplied) accomodation should suffice(rental agreeement did NOT because my name & the adress on different pages) & yay I have an account & a statement for the rest of the process!

Don't even ask about the logic of the pharmaceutical society who think I should have supplied a statutory declaration stating i was resident in the country BEFORE I arrived here (que?)

Oh well... now to get some internet access somehow..... seems that will take them 9 weeks to organise (say what?) .... so I am about to take up residence in the internet cafe that has both a phone for international rates & internet!
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by disski
Oh well... now to get some internet access somehow..... seems that will take them 9 weeks to organise (say what?) .... so I am about to take up residence in the internet cafe that has both a phone for international rates & internet!
Skype/Gizmo/GTalk? Save some $...
post #25 of 27
Yeah, the UK has some funny arrangements with bank accounts. A lot of people just open Gyro accounts at the post office. The US is very similar to australia, opening a bank account is easy-peasy, getting a line of credit requires more info but you don't have to go for that.

If the net cafe is on broadband, you could use skype but only if they have it downloaded. You have to download their software and a cafe might block that. Skype is brillilant! I use it a lot in the US (on mylaptop). I can "phone" home and talk to the family, for free, and it is so clear.
post #26 of 27
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Hang out in Tenerife! Funny little local bananas make nice drinks, cute restaurants and bars, nice seawater lidos!
nah - stayed in a nice little village called Famara..... only looked at resorts once & was glad i was not staying there..... I got to play guess what we/I are/am saying with the spanish speaking locals for 2 weeks.... the local shopkeeper freaked out every time i bought grapefruit because she was sure i wanted oranges....

The taxi driver even waved the beach goodbye for me as we departed for the airport
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by ant
Yeah, the UK has some funny arrangements with bank accounts. A lot of people just open Gyro accounts at the post office. The US is very similar to australia, opening a bank account is easy-peasy, getting a line of credit requires more info but you don't have to go for that.

If the net cafe is on broadband, you could use skype but only if they have it downloaded. You have to download their software and a cafe might block that. Skype is brillilant! I use it a lot in the US (on mylaptop). I can "phone" home and talk to the family, for free, and it is so clear.
Oh the bank was very nice.... but they needed a social security type number thingy....

The phone company was confusing because I was happy to let them direct debit my accounts but NO they wanted an irish one(my irish one now has a grand amount of 20 euros in it & that would make them happy but my aussie ones will not!)

Thank goodness the real estate people are very obliging......

Skype.... yep not for internet cafe..... but they are pretty cheap for the phone.....

Now to get the registration process sorted out so we can open the shop up.....
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