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wishing you well for your future here in SA.
Happy travels was lovely to meet you two ,will miss reading your views on life good luck x
My proofreading work just got a bit easier.
Have a good trip back
Sorry Keith only just seen your post. Does this mean you are going to move over to the www.lifeinqueensland.com forum, I may even come over and join you and extend that 101 list, it can't be hard to do can it lol.
Its been great having you around, don't be a stranger for too long.
Hi everyone, just an update for anyone who is interested, back home in sunny Queensland some two weeks now and settling back nicely into life at home with the wife and dogs, catching up on all the jobs around the house. Work wise is a little quiet, so the company suggested I take a weeks annual leave, well sod that, I can look after my own holidays, so I took a week off sick instead and got some cheap flights over to Christchurch NZ south island, where my younger brother and partner from England, have gone to help with the earthquake rebuild. We went to give them a little moral support as they were going through a difficult settling time, can not afford a car to get around with, and his partner not being able to secure work, but she got a job at specsavers the day we flew out, so all was better straight away.
I hired a car and we had 3 lovely sunny days touring what is a really beautiful island which I can recommend is worth doing if you ever get the chance. We went to a place where the seals have their pups in a rocky freshwater stream with a pool for them to play in under a waterfall, amazing how friendly they are and how close you can get to them. Though we did not do it, there is year round whale watching due the the sperm whales (those of Moby Dick fame) being resident in the area We also saw some penguins, which reminded me of the little known and recorded fact of why you do not see dead penguins on the ice in Antartica, it has been found that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird with a complex but extremely ordered life, it is very committed to its family and will mate for life as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life. If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice with their beaks and claws large enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried. The Male penguins then gather in a circle around the grave and sing......................................."freeze a jolly good fellow" "freeze a jolly good fellow" and then they kick him in the ice hole!!
Have a nice weekend all
Poor penguins aaww
sounds a lovely place to visit except the frozen penguins