My friend from France had the *dream* and together we
A little about our friendship!
I first met Terry by adding a link to his links page.
I must admit I re-visited his site a number of times because
I felt this reserved young man was a very caring person and
may be embarrassed by any over enthusing I may do.
I wonder what he will think when he reads this?
Gradually we became good friends; then came a time when
Grandparents on this site.
A little about me!
You already know my age. I have been married so long I have
to use both fingers and toes to add them up.
Well actually it will be 50 years next October.
We have a Daughter and a Son (He still lives at home).
My Daughter gave us 3 lovely Grand Daughters, one has given
us our first Great Grandchild, a dear little boy who has just
had his first birthday.
One more thing, I just love my computer,
without it, I would be lost and I could not chat to all the people
I have met.
I also would not have these beautiful awards I have received
for my various sites :-)
If you wish ... Please visit them
A little about my town!
Population - 68,000
I Iive in Launceston, at the top of the State, it is the second
largest City in Tassie, and has many beautiful parks
This is an early photo of a Launceston City Square, which
houses this special fountain.
As I understand it - the fountain is over 150 years old and
landed at our port by mistake.
The ship was lost and it needed to be rid of the fountain which
they had been transporing from France.
As they could not take it back to France it was decided to
donate the fountain to the City of Launceston.
Today it is in the same location, Princes Square, but now
many years have passed and it iis surrounded by lovely
The whole square is a beautiful, cool oasis on a hot day, it is a
favourite place for workers, sitting under the canopy of shady
trees to have their lunch.
I always pass through this square on my way to play bingo,
I love rustling through the dry leaves in Autumn, and crush
acorns underfoot when they fall.
I guess I am just a big kid at heart!
Some 200 plus years ago Tasmania was a penal settlement,
to establish a convict colony at Botany Bay.)
Tassie is the 2nd oldest State of Australia, and there are just
3 main cities - Hobart - Launceston - Devonport.
In the Midlands, at Ross, we also have the 3rd oldest bridge
in Australia, also the oldest continuously used bridge
The bridge is totally covered in carvings done by the convicts.
Tasmanian Aborigines have been traced back for over 35
Tasmania is an island that offers the visitor unique wildlife and
It is and always has been free, unscarred by roadways,
unhindered by traffic, buildings and power lines.
Twentyone percent of Tasmania is National Park,
which is a world record.
Created by Laurie Seymour - May 2001
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