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  1. The UK implemented similar restrictions from...

    The UK implemented similar restrictions from certain predominantly Muslim countries. I've heard of long-haul travellers circumventing this by ensuring that, even if they travel with a carrier from...
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    I went to Jordan with a friend whose father was a...

    I went to Jordan with a friend whose father was a British diplomat serving in Jordan. The trip of my lifetime was to visit Petra 'The rose Red city, half as old as time'.
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    My husband has hit a brick wall in the early...

    My husband has hit a brick wall in the early 1700s. He's about to submit a test.
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    One of my favourite comedians, appearing on one...

    One of my favourite comedians, appearing on one of my favourite programmes HIGNFY.
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    Let's just say there is room for improvement, but...

    Let's just say there is room for improvement, but the racism is less overt... Ditto sexism.

    No country is perfect, including my own!
  6. Find another job, ZG! You always sound on the...

    Find another job, ZG! You always sound on the edge of burn-out to me. Added to your familial problems, it is a big mental strain.

    I sympathise. I worked in the HE sector for many years. ...
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    The witnesses at my wedding sum up Australia to...

    The witnesses at my wedding sum up Australia to me. The female: Greek, aged six when her family emigrated from Corinth. Her parents opened Greek restaurants in Adelaide at a time when Aussie...
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    We have lots of family there and are financially...

    We have lots of family there and are financially attractive to Aus. I wouldn't want to move there permanently as I am a typical red-haired, peely-wally skinned Celt. The sun and I prefer to be only...
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    Elderflower cordial isn't too sweet. I have a...

    Elderflower cordial isn't too sweet. I have a kind neighbour who picks the flowers in my garden and 'pays' me with cordial. It's a family summer non-alcoholic favourite served with sparkling...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Well, I've lived in various parts of England...!...

    Well, I've lived in various parts of England...!

    I'm Scots. I don't want to be anything else.
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    Elderflower cordial?

    Elderflower cordial?
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    I have to say If I disliked my country of birth,...

    I have to say If I disliked my country of birth, then I would live elsewhere, wher the values of said country suited me better! Feeling unhappy on a constant basis cannot be good for one's sense of...
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    Yes, in the UK we are reminded to ensure we have...

    Yes, in the UK we are reminded to ensure we have at least six months left on our passports before travelling anywhere! I've seen aggressive passengers screaming at airline check-in staff who keep...
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    I travel abroad quite a few times a year and I...

    I travel abroad quite a few times a year and I have had my own passport since I was a teenager, before that I was on my parents' passports. My children travelled as unaccompanied minors to various...
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    How annoying. With us, it's the badgers that...

    How annoying.

    With us, it's the badgers that cause most damage in the garden, the foxes normally just rootle through the compost bins. Occasionally a squirrel will get into the attic roof space,...
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    ZG This article may be of interest re octopii! ...

    ZG
    This article may be of interest re octopii!

    http://www.prima.co.uk/family/kids/news/a37423/crocheted-octopuses-help-premature-babies/
  18. David Cameron was what we call a 'switherer'. He...

    David Cameron was what we call a 'switherer'. He swithered in the wind of the latest poll result he received, and he cravenly offered the SNP additional powers to try to sway the Referendum result. ...
  19. The rules changed a while back meaning the...

    The rules changed a while back meaning the sitting PM is no longer allowed to decide alone to call a General Election. The PM now has to gain a majority to go ahead. This is expected to happen...
  20. Prime Ninister May has called for. general Election

    Interesting times!
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    I spent three weeks in Israel in the earlu 70s.

    I spent three weeks in Israel in the earlu 70s.
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    Many airlines around the world have a policy of...

    Many airlines around the world have a policy of overbooking flights, hoping that no-shows and offers of cash/hotels will ensure the problem disappears! I know most British airlines do it.
  23. Great wines in Chile!

    Great wines in Chile!
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    We had dinner last night in the Cafe Royal Oyster...

    We had dinner last night in the Cafe Royal Oyster Bar. Incredible oysters, mussels, langoustine and lobster for husband, pate, steak for me. Simple, but cooked absolutely right!

    PS. The Cafe...
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    Oops, sorry... My sentence SHOULD have read 'The...

    Oops, sorry... My sentence SHOULD have read 'The habit of having check out personnel STAND ...'
    Sweetana3's brain obviously inserted the missing word.

    Whilst many of our supermarkets have...
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