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Postby sirgunas » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:43 pm

Hi, I'm Barry....a Tasmanian :)
I am living in Vientiane.
I have been coming and going from Lao since 2004.
It's time to settle down with my wife and build a home.
I'm looking for ideas and building costs, to ensure that I get a reasonable quotes from builders and suppliers.

Regards
Barry
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Re: Hello

Postby pipoz » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:27 pm

sirgunas wrote:Hi, I'm Barry....a Tasmanian :)
I am living in Vientiane.
I have been coming and going from Lao since 2004.
It's time to settle down with my wife and build a home.
I'm looking for ideas and building costs, to ensure that I get a reasonable quotes from builders and suppliers.

Regards
Barry


Hi Barry

And welcome aboard

I am sorry to hear about that - " I 'm a Tasmanian" :lol: :D

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Re: Hello

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:08 pm

Hello Barry,
Be careful about swearing on this forum (a Tasmanian) or we'll cut the anchor chain and let you float away....just like we can turn the power cables on and off and kill the ferry.
Good luck with the build, a mud hut for a Tasmanian is a good start. Sorry there are no sheep here, so it'll get a bit lonesome at times. :lol:
Also ex Northern Territorian. Is Tassie a State yet? My parents used to grow opium (poppies) there. :lol:
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Re: Hello

Postby schuimpge » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:29 pm

Roger Ramjet wrote:Also ex Northern Territorian. Is Tassie a State yet? My parents used to grow opium (poppies) there. :lol:


Begs the question: where they 'shipped over' from the UK? :lol:
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Re: Hello

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:27 pm

schuimpge wrote:Begs the question: where they 'shipped over' from the UK?

Most were, that's why they like the constant drizzle and freezing winds, made them feel right at home and they were all first class passengers. :lol: But we knew where they'd like it so Tassie was the place.
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Re: Hello

Postby schuimpge » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:42 pm

Roger Ramjet wrote:
schuimpge wrote:Begs the question: where they 'shipped over' from the UK?

Most were, that's why they like the constant drizzle and freezing winds, made them feel right at home and they were all first class passengers. :lol: But we knew where they'd like it so Tassie was the place.


Playing grammar police her..: So you knew where to ship your parents to? :lol:
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Re: Hello

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:07 pm

schuimpge wrote: So you knew where to ship your parents to?

Both my parents immigrated to Australia a few months after WW 2 ended. They flew by air. Both had jobs waiting for them in Australia and weren't "two bob Poms", my father had worked in Australia before the war and my mother was a fully qualified RN (registered nurse) which Australia was screaming for, especially in the outback.
Australia was indeed the lucky country for us and I was raised with a multitude of nationalities in a 10 children outback school and learnt early on about the harshness of the outback.
My parents retired to Tasmania as my mother had asthma and the doctors advised her the climate would help her breathing. It didn't and she died there, but she still worked as the matron of the local hospital until the week before her death.
It was their choice having lived in every state and territory in Australia at one time or another and the small farm they bought had a government contract to supply poppies for medical purposes.
You either love Tasmania or hate it. It's way too cold for me. :lol:
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