Could I just say, that in my next life, I'm putting up my hand to be born in the northern hemisphere. Lest I be struck down by some antipodean curse or something-or-other, it's not that I don't love being Australian...I do, oh yes I do. But we're so far away! I lived in the UK for a while, but 18 months (living in an Army married quarter I might add...not that I wasn't grateful) was just not long enough!  And while I'm that next life...this house will do me just fine, thank you very much!
Sigh...I seem to spend a great deal of my time in blogland sighing!
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