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YemenMaltaGirl
Nov 19th, 2002, 07:03 AM
Is there anyone from an island?

nasty nick#2
Nov 19th, 2002, 07:07 AM
I live in sweden so o don't live on a island, but there are many islands in sweden however.

Mattographer
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:15 AM
Australia is an island... you know much about here, right? :p

YemenMaltaGirl
Nov 19th, 2002, 05:57 PM
A little. Many Maltese live there.

CC
Nov 19th, 2002, 06:21 PM
I come from an Island conflicted with beauty and suffering; where sun and rain are the extremes (with an occasional December breeze); where the mountains are blue and green and smoky in the distance.

An Island that offers just as many rum bars as churches; where summers are eternal; where fruits are everlasting; where a rainy day means staying home; where the sound of music and the smell of food are equally potent in the air.

An Island where children frolick freely along the avenues; where neighbours frequently come over to borrow a spoon of salt or sugar; where fathers gather around the television to watch cricket; where brothers play soccer in the fields; where sisters tease each other on the makeshift swings; where mothers hide the chocolate for a sweet surprise; where

I should stop now, or else I'll cry ...

Barrie_Dude
Nov 19th, 2002, 06:24 PM
Actually lived on an island in Michigan for a few years! Grosse Ile Michigan!

veryborednow
Nov 19th, 2002, 06:35 PM
I'm from an island. It's overcrowded by about 59,999,999 million people.

It's run by a meglomaiac, and our only land contact is to a country that we don't like and they don't like us. And this tunnel allows (illegally) the population to increase further, many of which aim in life is to release chemical bombs into our underground system.

gmt
Nov 19th, 2002, 07:41 PM
Not true - I do like some English people... And I love much of England.

There is something so poetic about islands, universes in their own right. Malta was enchanting. I was almost disappointed to see that Korcula was so close to the mainland, but that "mainland" is almost an island itself, and Korcula really is an island to the extent that it is, indeed, a world of its own.

King Lindsay
Nov 19th, 2002, 07:41 PM
No man is an island!

King Lindsay
Nov 19th, 2002, 07:42 PM
This island is my land, this island is your land, this island is my land, this island is yours for me and you.

veryborednow
Nov 19th, 2002, 07:48 PM
sorry gmt. I meant less the people, more the beef and the politicians. Came out wrong.

mboyle
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by veryborednow
I'm from an island. It's overcrowded by about 59,999,999 million people.

It's run by a meglomaiac, and our only land contact is to a country that we don't like and they don't like us. And this tunnel allows (illegally) the population to increase further, many of which aim in life is to release chemical bombs into our underground system.

Excuse Me? Are you talking about Cuba? Or Hispaniola?

King Lindsay
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:31 PM
LOL. I know what he's talking about.

veryborednow
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by King Lindsay
LOL. I know what he's talking about.
she ;) *that's a wink there*

DeniseM
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:54 PM
I'm not from an island, though I did stay over on one of Toronto's islands for a weekend, during a music festival. I recall that Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and others were headlining.

Most of Toronto's islands are parkland, currently accessible only by ferry boat or water taxi.

There is, though, a small commuter airport and nude beach at one end. There is a small residential community at the other end.

In the middle there's a small amusement park. There's a firehall --- with a very cute little fire engine --- and a police station etc.

Once a year my church borrows the little Anglican church that is in about the middle of the islands, and has a picnic and service there. It's quite nice.

_Andy_
Nov 19th, 2002, 09:13 PM
I am not from an island, but much of my family is from Denmark, and there is a nice island in north Denmark that I have been to. But I don't think anyone is fascinated by Denmark. Anyway, it's called Bornholm,?sp?, very gorgeous. It has a lot of interesting and mystical history. It has beautiful castles and stones, good for fishing, ancient, et cetera et cetera et cetera

http://www.bornholminfo.dk/uk/

hehe

Kiwi_Boy
Nov 19th, 2002, 11:18 PM
my island is the largest island of new zealand-"the south island" (how origional :rolleyes: ) ,its home to about a quater of the population and its largest city is my home ,home to 3/400,000 people. the further south you go the more hicks there are.....and dont even thnk about going west! :p

the are massive and VERY beautiful alp's,with excellent skiing,pristine native forest,vast eeiry tussock highlands,alpine likes,glaciers,fjiords (with one of the worlds highest water falls),many rapid rivers,one of the worlds tallest mountains (mt.cook/aoraki).
in the winter its cold,in summer its really hot!
there is also in my area and in the northern part of the island some great (some of the worlds best) wineries.
the marlbourgh sounds are increadably mystical and beautiful,and in the nelson region there is alot of good beaches and art.

i live just outside christchurch in a town where all the city people (like me) come to escape it all for a better place to live.
banks peninsular a few hours away is also very beautiful,excellent boating, deep-turquoise colured harbours and bays with pine forests and grasslands surrounding them,its also home to akaroa,a small french village on the harbou,they have lots of dolphins,and lots of people have holiday homes there.
we have thermal springs which are also very relaxing.

the north island is just volcanoes and cow's (with some good cities) :o

....................i love my island :D

DeniseM
Nov 20th, 2002, 03:46 AM
AlexSydney, well, Australia is usually considered a continent rather than an island. Tasmania, of course, is an island.

I see one person from Britain, which is an island. Don't we have a couple of people from Ireland?