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woo hoo you made it Smee,;)

I chat with MSN as well. I havn't had a problem with hotmail inbox space. I find I only use a very small amount of the 2GB of space they allocate.

Wish I could send my kids outside to build tents out of blankets. They are too old now & are usually hovering behind me to get on the computer.:eek:

My youngest came home from school Friday with a note about a student exchange to Singapore next year. The Singapore students were hosted here this year so this is a return exchange. Now I have to see about passports and everything else I have never bothered about.

If I bribe you can I go to the dairy as well ? LOL.


Well better go for now. Talk again soon

cheers
 

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Hi Peta

I think the only person to be in Singapore in my family was my father..........and apparently they had fun, i think he was in the army at the time.

I am not looking forward to my eldest daughter wanting to go on an exchange programme it cost heaps, and we have to fundraise for it. My eldest starts High School in Febuary, yay......another new school uniform..sigh. Then school fees and books etc............never mind, she is looking forward to been 13 and a real teenager......:eek:. My others are still at Primary, the 2nd daughter goes to Intermediate in 2008 (that is for two years), it is a weird education system over here. Summer Hols and Christmas together just don't work.Nice to be able to have BBQ though and go swimming in the local lakes.

Kids and computers.............mine only play games on our computer. My Mother in law has just returned our old computer (not internet compatable at this time.hehehehehe) for the eldest to do her school work on, so now they can fight over it for the games, after they have follwed the rules to get on there in the first place.........ME A MEAN MOM:rolleyes: ............LAUGH;D .....I love that email about mean moms.

Well i have one home today as she has a teachers only day at her school today, and she stole some of my clothes.......again:eek:

Well i hope your weather is holding nicely, it is warm here today at the moment, looks like it might rain later. Take care have a great day/week

Smee
 

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Hi Smee,
You got on early.;D

Know what it's like with the whole new school thing. My youngest is 15 & in her 2nd yr High School. I have 3 kids all up. My son is 22 & already out of home & the middle one is a daughter 20. She works in a sheltered workshop.

We have a second computer that is set up for kids homework. Strange thing is she always needs the net for research & doesn't seem to get on to the other one to do homework. GGRRR LOL

Don't you just love student free days at the schools. & don't they seem to crop up just when you don't want them. When I had 3 kids at 3 differrent schools they never matched up their student free days or school closure days.
Usually it was one day after the other. How inconvenient :2fun:

The weather is fine here. Temp forcast for 33 today. & climbing for the next few days.
If it gets too high i will only be going out for essentials. Yea for air cons..:cool: Heat & me don't get along lol

Well must go.

ccatch u later.
 

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Hi everyone, :D

Been quiet in here lately haven't we. ;)
Well I had a busy weekend. Thought we might have to replace the water heater, was all set to go into debt again & it turned out to be a valve. That saved us a bit of money :rolleyes:

Took the girls to a xmas party for disabled kids at the zoo. Had a great time but it was really crowded. Then Kim & I graded for our next belts in Karate.
We are now orange belts. I still feel like it's comedy capers. Good laugh though :2fun:

Hot day here today 33, heading up to 38 by the end of the week yuk!!!

Well thats me for now. Catch you all later.
 

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G'day to one and all. I see we ahve a few Aussies on the site, so I will bring a touch of class to the site by saying I'm a "bannana bender", for those out side OZ thats a Queenslander. I'm very new to this searching for folks of the past as I'vebeen out of touch for so long with the family, who are all over the world, UK, America, NZ, India, and South Africa so its very hard for me to track them down. I've travelled the world myself, been to 39% of countries. Loved SA, Muzenburgh, I think thats how one spells it, what a place. We have an average temp now of around 37-40, last week we had a down pour of hail, only lasted 3-5 minutes, no damage, but a very welcomed drop in temp. Best of three falls Pee Wee, remember upper back first.
Nice to see so many friendly "faces" in one place. Open to any questions but I'm afraid not many answers.
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You lot are making me sick!:2fun:

All that lovely weather - here in the UK its awfull - raining, high winds, floods. Be glad when it snows!! Come to think of it, I will be glad when its spring. Absolutely fed up with getting up in the dark, going to work then returning home in the evening - in the dark, it seems it is only daylight around 5 hours!

Sorry about the "rave" folks

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Hey Dave

About that winter darkness, did anyone tell you that here in New Zealand....i assume the same in Australia ....during the winter it can still be light when you get up and stop work for the day...........hehehe

Was chatting to my dad in the Uk (they are in Cheshire) and he told me that the weather is still warm there, maybe you just live in the wrong place.........

In New Zealand it is like having 4 seasons in one day.........not as hot as Australia that is for sure, you certainly never know what to wear, the sun is hot if you are nto in the shade, doesn't seem to matter what season is here, i have to wear sunglasses all the time outside, which can certainly get funny reactions in winter and rain.

Miss the UK sometimes, looking forward to going over in a couple of years.

Here is hoping that the weather cheers up for you a bit more soon, have a lovely cold winter christmas........one of the main things i really miss.......summer christmas is weird, but getting the hang of it these days.

Love this country heaps

Smee
 

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Hi Smee,
We have a very lovely daughter-in-law who is a "Kiwi". She comes from North of Auckland. I've been there a couple of times but can never remember the name of the place (I'll get it tomorrow) and as you say 4 seasons in one day. To us, from Qleensland, anything below 20 is cold. But it was lovely and green, which made a change from the green/brown here.
I'll join you in wishes for a cold christmas, but throw another prawn on the barbee and have a cold beer.
 

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Hiya Carlowelcome

Nice to have a connection to another country. There are a few lovely places in Northland from what i hear though i have not yet been up that way. In my family my husband is the Kiwi.........and he of course is lovely too.....along with our children. I am ...hummmmm....what to be today....:rolleyes: I like to say i am Welsh, i should of been born there however my mother had other ideas, so really i am English.....with lots of Welsh heritage.

I have been in NZ for 16 years nearly and love the place to bits.

Looking forward to the BBQ, though no prawns thanks, yucky........keep with the fine turkey or lamb.

Have a great christmas;D

Smee
 

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Hello! my name is Christine, I live in Newcastle, N.S.W. Australia.My father never spoke of his parents or grandparents. dad died when he was reasonably young,so a few years ago I started to find who my ancestors were.I still have a long way to go though. I don't think you would like my recipes, they are gluten free. I have coeliac decease. no wheat, oats' barley, no nice tasting food, like fresh bread, my bread is not very nice. Also very expensive.My husband won't have anything gluten free, so I have to cook two meals every day.What else can I say, we never had children, I have a twelve year old dog a 24 year old galah, I raised him before he even had feathers, he must have fallen out of the nest. Nice to talk to you , keep in touch.
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Hi Smee
I have the name of the place where my daughter-in=Law comes from, OKAIHAU, RAHIRI. Which is ofcouse in the Northen Island. I do prefer a nice fat goose but they are very hard and very expensive to buy. We brought two geese with the plan to fatten them for christmas, but no, they become "pets", Arthur and Marther, followed us everywhere. Such is life.
 

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Hi Christine and welcome to our humble FHUK Forum.

I live in Newcastle, N.S.W. Australia.
You should be well at home here as there are quite a few here from that side of the world!:)

My father never spoke of his parents or grandparents. dad died when he was reasonably young,so a few years ago I started to find who my ancestors were.I still have a long way to go though.
We have all been there - I still am in fact, the only thing now is that I just really don't have the time to do my family research.

I don't think you would like my recipes, they are gluten free. I have coeliac decease. no wheat, oats' barley, no nice tasting food, like fresh bread, my bread is not very nice. Also very expensive.My husband won't have anything gluten free, so I have to cook two meals every day.
Sorry to hear about that Christine.

I have a twelve year old dog a 24 year old galah, I raised him before he even had feathers, he must have fallen out of the nest.
Christine what is a galah??

Nice to talk to you , keep in touch.
You are welcome.

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Hi Carlo,
We brought two geese with the plan to fatten them for christmas, but no, they become "pets", Arthur and Marther,
Arthur and Marther - Brilliant!! (Though I am sure I have some ancestors with those names:))

Likewise Carlo. My wife would have loved to have some small farm with some animals - but I always said to her that we would just end up treating them as pets and then not be able to send them off to slaughter! And all of the animals would have names!

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Hi Christine & Carlo welcome

I'm in Australia as well. I know what you mean Christine about fathers not talking about family. My parents were the same & of course I didn't start searching till they had passed. They both died a young 68. So it's been fun trying to search for things.
I have a sister-in-law who has coeliac disease. Quite a challenge to find recipes she can eat. She always brings her own food to get togethers so she doesn't have to worry.

Never had a goose carlo & if i had a live one around I would have a pet as well. I'm too much of a softy. Do they taste nice???

Dave how do you put the quotes in. I just get QUOTE QUOTE with nothing in between. A lot like me when it gets too hot HEE HEE

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Hiya Everyonewelcome

Seems to be getting a bit more lively on here now.........way cool. I have just remembered a website for recipes for Celiac Diease.........It is called Kidshealth.org. Very good for the children that is for sure if thay want to know anything or everything about their health...parents check it out first......laugh. any way the recipes are on the Young Kids page..just scroll through the recipes until you hit the correct list.:)

It is great to find so many new members online now. Carlo i don't think i have heard of that place your daughter in law is from, will look it up.............laugh.:) Really need to investigate this country properly. I have had Goose once for a christmas meal.......it was rather greasy they way my mother cooked it:rolleyes: never had any since. Still not sure what we are doing let alone what we are cooking. next friday is the Wine and Cheese Evening, we haven't had one of those for years now.........what with kids.......Hopefully that will all go well and some of our mates are not to busy to attend.

Have a great week everyone where ever you are............cold or shine..........
 

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Hi! I take my own food to parties and other functions as well, if we don't, we starve.the worst time for all the coeliac's I know, is Christmas, all those goodies we can't have. we have to sit and watch every one else eat.
A Galah is pink and grey, they are an Australian Native bird.
My Mother died at the age of 46, that was 35 years ago.My father was 59 when he died,24 years ago. I also lost a brother at 36 of Leukemia, 22years ago. thats why I'm doing my family history, to see if they also died young, and to know who they were.I'm looking for the Stow, Bannister's and Fitzgerald's from England, in the 1700's to now, if possible.I don't want much!!! Do I?
By the way, the weather is beautiful here in Newcastle. Tomorrow is going be in the mid 30's. Plenty of sunshine, we have day light savings,so we have an extra hour's light, it isn't dark until 8.30pm.
Christine.
 

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Hi Christine,

Have tried some of my Sis-in-laws food at different times. Some things I could quite cheerfully leave :eek: some of the other things weren't bad. She quite often brings baby capsican stuffed with ricotta cheese & herbs. Very nice with a bit of bite. The only bad thing about them is the cost over $30.00 a kilo. I bought $6.00 worth once & got about 8 pieces so definately a luxury food. May be we should start a genealogy recipe forum. Never know what someone will turn up that you can eat & that tastes paletable as well;D
Have you posted for some of your names in census lookups etc? Someone might be able to help.

Daylight saving is great. I enjoy the longer light hours. We're heading for mid 20's tomorrow hooray. Hope your Galah is less noisy than the ones that fly around here. My cockateil goes nuts when they fly over. I think he likes to compete with them.

Have a good one all.

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Dave how do you put the quotes in. I just get QUOTE QUOTE with nothing in between. A lot like me when it gets too hot HEE HEE
Well you need to click the QUOTE button where you will get the QUOTE] PUT COPY IN HERE [/QUOTE - put your copied words in between the brackets (as shown)

A Galah is pink and grey, they are an Australian Native bird
Do you eat them then?! (Dont laugh if I am wrong!)

Daylight saving is great. I enjoy the longer light hours. We're heading for mid 20's tomorrow hooray.
You all make me so jealous! There is one good thing about our cold wet, windy weather here in the UK - is that you have to cuddle up at night!! (say no more!:))

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Hi Dave
Well you need to click the QUOTE button where you will get the QUOTE] PUT COPY IN HERE [/QUOTE - put your copied words in between the brackets (as shown)
Thanks for that
Do you eat them then?! (Dont laugh if I am wrong!)
Sorry had too laugh. No we don't eat them. The aborigines prob did though.

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Hi Peta, I wish we could get a mid 20. I'm sitting in the "breeze way", where we have the never lie machine, and its still in the upper 20s. But the days are wonderful, clear blue skies and temp around 30. How terrible for those poor souls in Vic with their bush fires. Hope the wind changes for them soon. Is it true that if you do eat a galah you screech and fall of your seat.
 

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