In defence of Cooma, it has 4 distinct seasons, is handy to the beach and mountains, and Fyshwick for all your shopping needs. Then there is an almost unlimited amount of adv riding from the edge of town. there are worse places. I live nearby in the bush just out of Numeralla, its even better. On the 'a' thing, my daughters are Martina and Anita and my nieces are Belinda, Samantha and Jessica. Just happened that way.