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    Another thing I love about where I live is Christmas Eve the main business area shuts down for the Christmas carnival with old fashioned wheel raffles. You know the type like the one used on hey hey it's Saturday. The town band plays. Everyone goes. And it's a chance for family who have moved away to catch up with of friends.

    Our local community radio station has a big presence in the community and during the flooding in 2011 and jan this year we had up to date information for our area that we could rely on as we were forgotten about in the news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msbecb View Post
    Another thing I love about where I live is Christmas Eve the main business area shuts down for the Christmas carnival with old fashioned wheel raffles. You know the type like the one used on hey hey it's Saturday. The town band plays. Everyone goes. And it's a chance for family who have moved away to catch up with of friends.
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    We have the same thing here! Christmas eve the street gets blocked off and Santa arrives via fire truck to hand out presents to all kids under 10. There's a sausage sizzle, chocolate wheel (dad still gives me money to try to win a ham or something even though he never attends!) and raffles. It's all organised through the lions club who fundraise through the year to pay for the presents. Afterwards the kids go home with grandparents and everyone goes to the pub to meet up with people they grew up with. I have lots of memories of Xmas eve, ESP my bil coming home drunk trying to be quiet!

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    Oh yeah I remembered another one! No rubbish collection. All waste and recycling gets loaded up on a trailer and taken to the tip 10km away once a fortnight or so.

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    Wow Zeddie, your town must be really small. Even the little town with 500 people I previously lived in had a rubbish collection- and I thought that place was tiny!!

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    When we stop in the middle of the hwy it's to have a banter with someone driving the other way

    Not because all 3 lanes have become a parking lot


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMadHatter View Post
    Wow Zeddie, your town must be really small. Even the little town with 500 people I previously lived in had a rubbish collection- and I thought that place was tiny!!
    This is my parents place where I grew up so don't live there currently but in town we had rubbish collection but because my parents house is 10 minutes out of town on property there is no collection or postage delivery (the servo receives all the mail)

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    We moved "country" a few years ago......it's THE BEST!
    * in winter we get flooded in and can't attend work
    * the church ladies sell cakes and slices in the Main Street every Friday for charity.... I can get a bag of fresh limes for $2 plus morning tea
    * a bad day is not getting a park right out front of the shop you want to go to
    * great social life as everyone attends everything!
    * jelly slice in every bakery
    * we attend weddings in people's barns on properties owned by the same family for generations-beautiful
    The young girl I work with beat all the CWA ladies in the "open scone" section at our local show- 2 years running! It's been very exciting

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    We live in a small town in rural nsw. We adore the country lifestyle too one of my fav things is that we have a community garden where if you volunteer your time in even the smallest way you can be included in the "harvest" for free. It usually ends up being a small amount of produce each once divided between everybody, but that's only because everybody pitches in. We have a really lovely community atmosphere and we could never live in a city now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post

    The absolute worst thing is the lack of decent medical and mental health care!!!! So scary.

    I mainly miss the city.
    This can happen anywhere though, country town or cities. Here in a large regional town we have hardly any specialists, so we have to travel 600km in a day to see doctors, specialists and have day surgeries - gah! Apparently we aren't in the right "zone" for the major hospital 45 mins away - ludicrous right??

    Also, the other month I got severely ill and they left me waiting in emergency so long that I actually could have died. In my haze I could hear that they were seeing people with fractures ahead of me, 5 hours later they took me in and I had deteriorated so badly within that time. But because I was too sick to whinge and be a pain in the ****, they just let me wait.

    And that was at a major city hospital that has it's own tv show. To be honest - I don't trust any health care anymore, even in the city!


 

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