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In Topic: Travel Info - Australia/new Zealand

07 June 2006 - 08:06 AM

QUOTE(Jacqueline @ Jun 4 2006, 09:03 AM)
My next door neighbour (friend) has just come back from a 3 month trip.
Am sure she would have some tips for you.    There was a special wine
which she mentioned.      Cloudy Bay???

Lucky you! smile.gif

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Ahhh, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc - last week I bought hubby three for our wedding anniversary. Beautiful and comes from New Zealand Marlborough area. Claimed by many as the best white in the world! Costs around $33AUD which is about $28US.

Adelaide (my place) is a launch pad to Kangaroo Island where you will see most Australian wildlife in 1 hit, plus beautiful and rugged coastal scenery. February is a perfect time to visit and it will be Hot Hot Hot!

You can get a direct flight to New Zealand, so maybe start in QLD (Great Barrier Reef) down to Sydney, Adelaide then KI, then off to NZ.

You will enjoy!

In Topic: Cyclone Larry.....australia

23 March 2006 - 01:05 AM

Hello lovely people

How kind you all are to think of us.

As Karen explained the cyclone was well to the north of Australia and that area is very prone to cyclones. Thankfully while the storm was actually rated higher than Katrina, our land is not below sea level like it is in New Orleans, so the flooding was not the same as experienced in the US.

But again the Govts arent reacting as well as they should, with their relief packages. Most of the Banana crop has been wiped out and will be 18 months before back to normal. Bananas are the most bought item in our supermarkets! So we will all feel that effect next week when the price will soar.

In SA, our risk is bushfires - we dont get cyclones fortunately. I think we are overdue for a serious one in the capital, although last year 10 people were killed in a fire in a country area.

So thankyou again for your kind thoughts.....

In Topic: Aussie Open

24 January 2006 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE(Sandra @ Jan 25 2006, 07:40 AM)
What about the guy from Cyprus?  I hope he gets to the final - he is just a joy to watch as he enjoys it so much!

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Yes, he is great to watch and I should imagine very annoying to play against because he just kind of gets in the way! Not sure if the crowds (or should I say umpires) could handle a final with him in it though!

Women - I'm thinking Clijsters unless she is carrying her injuries still. Martine is going great but I think if her last match against Sam had gone to 3 sets she might not be match fit. Don't really like the others too much! tongue.gif

In Topic: Aussie Open

24 January 2006 - 02:54 AM

QUOTE(Carolyn @ Jan 19 2006, 12:51 PM)
Nalbandian is the go I think - cant see Roddick getting there but the Aus Open can be an unpredictable event.

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I'm still sticking with Nalbandian! Going to be 40 again in Melbourne on Australia Day (26th January) and while we are at it, as the mum of a Sri Lankan born child - go the Lankans in the cricket

In Topic: Aussie Open

19 January 2006 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE(Carolyn @ Jan 19 2006, 12:51 PM)

I dont think Lleyton will go far this year - I think he has discovered a life other than tennis! 

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Well, that was prophetic, wasn't it. Didnt mean to put the mockers on him! He just didnt seem to have it on the night and now he is blaming the court speed! I think he kept looking sideways at Bec too! Something was distracting him. Oh well, next time maybe.

Sandra, you have more faith in Phillipousis than I do. He has size, and awesome talent on his side yet just cant get his act right. Such a waste.

Would love to see Hingis do well, and I was hoping Dokic might have done better now that she has escaped her father.