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    The view from my "office"

    That is a handy map. Thanks!
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    The view from my "office"

    A friend set us a challenge for our Tasmanian holiday. Provide photographic evidence of visiting some of the strangely named places on this list: 1. Eggs and Bacon Bay 2. Milkshake Hills 3. Trousers Point 4. Granny’s Gut 5. Satan’s Lair 6. Lovely Bottom 7. Stinkhole On a drive from Hobart...
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    The view from my "office"

    We have just started our first overseas trip since September 2019, with a lunch-time stopover in Bagdad. Bagdad TAS 7030, that is! It did not even involve flying, as we took the Spirit of Tasmania to get there. Currently cars go for free on the ferry, but it still is much more expensive than flying.
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    50 Status Credit Qantas Insurance Posted?

    Same here. I had actually forgotten about the SC, thanks for the reminder! I’ll wait a bit longer before I contact them.
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    AFF Gathering #14 in CBR on 4 - 6 December 2020

    After seven years of being an AFF member Mrs jxv and I finally made it to the annual Gathering! We very much enjoyed both dinners and the parliament house tour. It was great to meet some of the people who have helped educate me in the ways of the frequent flyer. Their information has enabled us...
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    AFF Gathering #14 in CBR on 4 - 6 December 2020

    Tricky! You flipped this photo to get “Australia” correct. I actually first noticed that the tall crane was on the wrong side of the War Memorial. Nice shot!
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    AFF Gathering #14 in CBR on 4 - 6 December 2020

    I think that Canberra drivers have actually improved. When we first stayed here in 1979 we noticed that no one seemed to have heard of speed limits, red lights were regularly ignored and indicators, what are they for? At that time a joke was doing the rounds in Victoria: what secondhand car...
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    AFF Gathering #14 in CBR on 4 - 6 December 2020

    Just had lunch at Woden Shopping Centre food court and checked in with a QR code. Don’t know whether it was a government issued one. No app needed.
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    AFF Gathering #14 in CBR on 4 - 6 December 2020

    We arrived in Canberra yesterday, having driven from Geelong. The roads are so much quieter on Sundays. We are staying with our daughter and family, except on Saturday, when they host a kids sleepover party! We thought it wise to book a hotel for that night. Selected the Abode Kingston, five...
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    50 SC bonus with new Qantas health insurance policies [sign-up by 30 Nov 2020]

    You really worked out how to get the best value! Now I will have to remember that for next time.
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    50 SC bonus with new Qantas health insurance policies [sign-up by 30 Nov 2020]

    I may drop QF cover to Silver+ level without extras at the 3 months mark (only $3 p.m. more expensive than my previous insurer) and wait for a promotion by my old fund for which there may be an exclusion period. They have run "get one month free" type promotions before. Or there may be new...
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    50 SC bonus with new Qantas health insurance policies [sign-up by 30 Nov 2020]

    Whether the SC will roll over or not, the temptation got too much for me! Changed my health insurance to QF at the highest level for the 150k points and 50 SC. After I get the points I will either change my cover to reduce premiums, or go back to my previous insurer. I look at it this way: with...
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    AFF Gathering #14 in CBR on 4 - 6 December 2020

    Just heard on ABC news: NSW/VIC border to open on 23 November. Great news!
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    AFF Gathering #14 in CBR on 4 - 6 December 2020

    I have been keeping an eye on the preparations for this event for some time in the hope that I could arrange one of our regular Canberra trips to occur at the right time. That has been sorted now. So, please add Mrs. jxv and myself to your list of attendees who are waiting for the travel...
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