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Redcliffe, Queensland

Postby The Bairn » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:44 pm

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Parachutists landing on Suttons Beach where we live.


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View from Scarborough Beach to the Glasshouse Moutains
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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:35 am

How do you like living there, bairn?
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Postby abbey craig » Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:14 am

she hates it bobbie,she would rather paddle in dalintober beach :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Postby The Bairn » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:51 pm

Hi Bobbie

I love it here, it is so clean and sunny and fresh. Its hot most of the time but there's a wonderful breeze that blows to keep you a bit cooler than you would be if you were inland. Australia is lovely but not unlike America (don't ever tell an Aussie this!).

I must say I have never ever paddled on Dalintober Beach, we were a Davaar Shore family.
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Postby general jack o'niell » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:38 pm

proud, very very proud


i speak for the other three, no reason you should be left out, i thot it was hoose foties, who hasn't parachuted onto a beach before? in fact just today we were chuting in the garden, me and muffin

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Postby A Horse called Juan Face » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:31 pm

Its really like America, especially with the television adverts. Been quite disappointed in the Queensland summer, but today was hot as buggery.
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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:30 am

I've been to australia.. its more like the America of the 50's.

Where have you been in the US, horse?
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Postby A Horse called Juan Face » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:08 am

Boston in 98. I know all about the tv because i was only 19 then, so i watched a lot of tv :D
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Postby Sweltered » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:00 am

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Postby A Horse called Juan Face » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:53 pm

well i actually stayed in weymouth which is similar to what redcliffe is to brisbane, but i wasnt really in the city all that much. Now that you mention it though i dont recall many people being obnoxious but there were a few who were just dumb, asking me if i lived in a mudhud and did i wear blue face paint. Not joking either. I feel bad for the poor shop keeper who was distressed when i told him edinburgh castle was rubbish though. :D
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Postby Sweltered » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:17 pm

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Postby westport321 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:16 pm

sweltered, add to that.... do they have TV in scotland,cars, etc but the best one what do you eat for thanksgiving. (ostrich)
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Postby Sweltered » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:33 pm

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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:40 pm

Sweltered.. that isn't such a strange question. Kilts aren't the norm in the states, but I have quite a few friends who own them and who do wear them.

As for the rest of the questions, well, you know.. we are all dumb americans here.. forget the fact that the people who are asking the dumb questions might be asking with tongue in cheek, knowing the stereotypes.

Btw, you wouldn't believe the people from outside the US who have asked me about the cowboys and indians, and assumed I lived on a ranch.. I have even been asked if my kids rode a horse to school. One girl from luxemburg who stayed with me for a few weeks in arizona wanted to see an Indian reservation. She thought i was hiding the real indians from her because the indians lived in regular houses instead of teepees.. She was pretty upset with me for trying to hide the truth from her.

So there you have it..

And of COURSE they were pulling your leg asking if you live in mud huts with blue paint. EVERYonel knows fairies and elves live underground and in trees.. and they don't have to use paint.
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Postby EMDEE » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:00 am

I was over in Charlotte, North Carolina 8 years ago taking part in a Highland Games, and also visited and performed at St Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, where there is a massive Scottish identity.

As you are probably aware, the interpretation of Scottish heritage in the USA is more intense than it is here in Scotland, and the Highland Games are more OTT than they are here.

I was quite amazed at the enthusiasm and pride of the people there who are maybe 3rd or 4th generation Scottish descent, and seem to regard themselves as Scottish primarily but also US citizens, compared to many at home who have less interest in their national identity, and seem to be quite happy to write it off as teuchterism.
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