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  1. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    We must lead a sheltered life. We get a helicopter to or from the hospital (it’s a regional base hospital) an occasional crop duster or a learner flyer. Up high we get the jet stream as we are under the main flight path, north south and east west but they are too high to even spy. It’s very quiet here. I’m not complaining, peace is good.
     
  2. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    I've just got back from a few days' peace and quiet. First thoughts on arriving home - "Heck, those planes are noisy today." Then a military craft came over for a low pass at the airport in-between the holiday jets taking off - and then the coastguard was up and about. Normally I don't notice it. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Just got back from two days in Sydney. Oh goodness. The traffic. So pleased for my peace and quiet until we have another two days down there next week. I’m the designated driver for now and it’s rather daunting. I used to do it all the time, from one side of Sydney to the other, once a week for Mum. Have no idea how I did it now. It’s 3 in the afternoon here and I can’t hear or see a thing save for a rustle in the trees or a bird fly by.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I used to drive in and around London as part of my job - not to mention clocking up over 20,000 miles driving to other parts of the country. I now live on the edge of a market town and even driving into the nearest large town makes me gulp! You are not alone @Archie's Mum :nailbiting:
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I know the feeling Jan, the mere thought of going back to London fills me with horror - although I do love the place. Having not been back for about 30 years, I really don't want to see all the changes which have taken place :(
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Wow, thirty years. That’s a long time and a lot of changes.
    As we have to go back to Sydney’s outer suburbs next week we were going to meet up with my sister in law, take a ride on a ferry to Watsons Bay for fish and chips, but plans have changed. Next time perhaps. It’s a wonderful day trip for anyone wishing to fly for 24 hours and do it. :D
    Breaking news.....have just heard Judith Durham from The Seekers has passed away.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Oh! So sad. I used to love them - as did my Grandad. Long time ago - Grandad died in 1966!
     
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  8. Libby

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    That is sad. She had a glorious voice. I loved to hear her sing and saw her several times here in the UK.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    How very sad.
     
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  10. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Listen to ‘I am, you are, we are Australian’. Wish it was our anthem, it’s beautiful.
     
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    Libby Well-Known Member

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    “A gift of song” was my favourite. So appropriate for her.
     
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    Unfortunately changes have taken place everywhere now.
    The fields I walked past as a child have housing estates on them now but many brownfield sites aren't used.
     
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    I know what you mean, the 'village' I live in is growing bigger at an alarming rate with properties being built on every available piece of land. It won't be many years before we are just a suburb of the nearest town :(
     
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    One end of the town that I live were up in arms about an estate being built near them but the other end of the town where all the fields were eaten up with housing ,not a word was heard from those same people.
    I sometimes wonder if the designs with some of the houses that are built in Cornwallare done so before inflicting them on other parts of the country.
    Some are beyond ugly.
     
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    Oh, how sad :( though she's had various health issues over the years. Last I saw of them was a DVD of a 50th anniversary or farewell concert, and she seemed quite frail. In fact they were all looking old - but they still sang superbly.

    The Carnival is Over - RIP.
     
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  16. TonyV

    TonyV He who cleans up after his ancestors...

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    A typical day for us in North Hampshire is....overflights by Chinooks from RAF Odiham; visiting Apaches from Middle Wallop; civil airliners taking off from Lasham where they've just been serviced; private jets circling before landing at Farnborough; overflying airliners in and out of Heathrow; small private planes, aerobatics geeks and microlights from Popham on the far side of town (including the odd Spitfire)......oh and pigeons! Never a quiet moment!
     
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    very sad x
     
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    Oh wow :p Think I’ll come and live with you Tony :D:D
     
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  19. burt

    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    have just heard Judith Durham from The Seekers has passed away.

    Judy Durham and the Seekers were high on my list of favourite
    bands! She was a truly powerful, excellent singer!
    I still have many LPs of theirs! Only problem, no longer have a
    machine to play them on!
     
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  20. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

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    I loved the Seekers and Judy Durham was probably my favourite singer, that voice was so great, like you I have at least one LP. I also have a CD, the CD I bought when I went their performance in Wollongong Entertainment Centre, Judy was recovering from a serious illness and at times had to sit down but her voice was still great.

    I am very sad to see her go, RIP Judy Durham. :(
     
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