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  2. MARYROSE02

    New Passport

    Of course! I never thought of that. I remember we had to do it in my job regularly. I was using my phone. I'll see what happens Marisa, thanks. (Almost typed Melissa).
  3. MARYROSE02

    Relocating to Perth

    Both the apartment blocks (aparthotels I guess) in South Perth were dear, particularly the one on the Esplanade - South Perth Esplanade(?) I blew a heap of money staying in that one for three weeks, lovely apartment mind. And the Windsor is five minutes walk so rather there than a cheaper pub which I have to travel to. $10 per pint is a good price. I always mentally change to schooners which I think are 3/4 of a pint or thereabouts? Middy (i.e middle of a pint??) $5, so $7.50 a schooner? I'm sure when I first arrived in Perth I'd see blokes with a jug of beer and tiny glasses, maybe even called "glasses?" Or "Ponies?" 5 and 7 oz glasses perhaps? Some people here buy beer by the jug because it's cheaper (and the hoons drink out of the jugs?!) 25 percent members' discount in the Surfers Paradise Surf Lifesavers Club which brings some of the beers below $5 a schooner. $10 joining fee and you can pay it back in one night. I bought a schooner of VB and a schooner of draught cider for $12.59 last night and I know the VB was $5.85.
  4. Marisawright

    New Passport

    You need to clear your cookies on your computer, or use a different computer, then you’ll be able to go back to the beginning
  5. Marisawright

    Cost of moving to Oz

    I never got close to earning long service leave in over 30 years working in Oz. I don’t know many people who do get it. Sticking in one job long enough is rare in corporate life
  6. Dusty Plains

    Where would you live in Tasmania?

    The Arras Sparkling White retails at $260 per bottle. At least its not cheap plonk
  7. Peach

    The US Presidential Election Predictor

    In both cases the sides that won told better lies..
  8. MARYROSE02

    Anyone watching the cricket ?

    Watching, and enjoying the Australia v India matches it nevertheless occurred to me that, if "Cultural Appropriation" exists (and I think it is BS), then countries like India are engaging in Cultural Appropriation by playing "our" sports. https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-cultural-appropriation-5070458 I noticed they don't include sport in their list but I can't' see why not.
  9. Parley

    Corona Virus

    Is that what newjez was doing ?
  10. MARYROSE02

    The US Presidential Election Predictor

    As I may have said before, Trump has done his job - thwarting Hilary, ditto Pelosi, and as far as the election being fraudulent? Well, the Democrats and the Mainstream Media have spent the last four years trying to end the Trump presidency including trying to impeach him. So why should Trump bow out gracefully? And even if Trump is "dead", Trumpism lives on. The Democrats on the west and east coasts of the USA with the way they look down upon the "Flyover States", are just like the Remainers around London and the ALP here - looking down upon or ignoring the people who live in the "Flyover States" in the UK and OZ. Why else did so many working class electorates which had never voted Tory do so this time? Why did Shorten lose the "unloseable election" to Morrison?
  11. Toots

    The US Presidential Election Predictor

    Serious answer - no I don't think the election was fraudulent.
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  13. Lavers

    Cost of moving to Oz

    Theres 1 big advantage in Aus which makes up for your shorter annual leave, and that is your long service leave(if you make it). Did 22 years at my company in the UK and got no extra benefits.
  14. MARYROSE02

    Living in or around Kinross

    Even for a wealthy Eastern Statesman like myself?! Joking, though I might be able to do an apartment. I think I saw new ones going up on the southern side (?) of the Canning Highway, sort of behind that fish pub - Clancys? Look at the price of this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 car space unit in the Hilton, Surfers Paradise, $400,000 plus - 430k, 470k? I don't want to leave the page to check it, but it is on a lower floor so cheaper, may not have view of the beach, but they all have nice views even the ones facing the Hinterland. https://www.realestate.com.au/property-apartment-qld-surfers+paradise-134153122 $439,000 and on the fifth floor overlooking the pool so also looking towards the sea. I like a lower level anyway. Cavill Ave and Mall is off to the right. Higher up will be, I think, 600k to 700k but when built they were selling for over a million. I like it here because EVERYTHING is within walking distance, easy walking distance too, no real estate agent BS about a "two minute walk to the beach" Well, it's probably five minutes by the time you have waited for the lift, walked thru to the front entrance on Orchid Ave, then thru the Mark arcade to the promenade. The cafe we go to is below the apartment block, with the tram stop 20 metres away and supermarket 100 metres away plus all the other shops. The Airbnb I had opposite the 24hr IGA in Applecross was handy for everything too. I just Googled it - checked the map, very handy for Canning Highway and the motorway, possibly one bus on the road outside the flat, more on the Canning Highway and the railway station over the bridge, Raffles pub close by too and Clancys (popular trivia on Mondays if it is still on during Covid) https://www.google.com/maps/@-32.0118449,115.8466038,15z
  15. Lavers

    Cost of moving to Oz

    That's it, your biggest cost will be dependent on how long you are out of work. If you find work straight away then you can half your 40k.
  16. MARYROSE02

    Brisbane or Perth for young family

    Move some state government departments out there perhaps? In fact, move the State government itself out there!
  17. Peach

    The US Presidential Election Predictor

    Sidney's Kraken didn't stay released for too long : ‘Few lawsuits breathe more lies than this one’: Judge eviscerates Sidney Powell election lawsuit (yahoo.com)
  18. MARYROSE02

    New Passport

    I have sent them another email with the same screenshots I showed you. I don't suppose I can tell them "If I cannot prove my identity I cannot submit my tax returns."
  19. Peach

    The US Presidential Election Predictor

    Already debunked by a Fox News reporter: Fox News Reporter Debunks Georgia Election Fraud Claims Made by Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity (newsweek.com) Election officials disprove Trump’s viral suitcases of ballots ‘smoking gun’ video | The Independent
  20. Peach

    The US Presidential Election Predictor

    The president was confident enough to stand up on election night and call "fraud on the American public". He and his legal team have had a month to produce some credible evidence to back that statement up. They haven't produced anything, so no I don't think the election was fradulent. The president was telling lies all along.
  21. MARYROSE02

    New Passport

    Detail from email they sent me on Wednesday. I guess I have a P60 if I get one for my UK pensions? I cannot seem to void the passport requirement and use Credit ref and P60. I will email them again or telephone them so I guess I'll just have to go back to submitting forms by mail - or getting a new passport. Is the fee for a new passport tax deductible,!
  22. MARYROSE02

    New Passport

    If I choose the option of "another form of identity" it just loops back to "passport" again, and I don't have a valid passport for the UK. I still have a UK address, though the house is let out, and I use that for id purposes. I think they have changed their systems? I've used the online service for a decade maybe.
  23. GrandpaGrumble

    Anyone watching the cricket ?

    Finally, Wikipedia reckons the reverse sweep "was first regularly played in the 1970s by the Pakistani batter Mushtaq Mohammad, though Mushtaq's brother Hanif Mohammad is sometimes credited as the inventor".
  24. GrandpaGrumble

    Anyone watching the cricket ?

    Emphasis on the 'sometimes' - it's a (low) percentage shot, best suited to T20 and not 1st class cricket (pace Beefy).
  25. GrandpaGrumble

    Anyone watching the cricket ?

    Botham was doing it 40 years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8VHXlbUUl0 Can all go pear-shaped for the less skilled batsman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2VFVOzf41w Switch hitting in general is risky in the presence of a genius fielder: https://www.cricket.com.au/news/steve-smith-catch-predicted-australia-pakistan-fawad-alam/2014-10-13
  26. Scotjules

    870 sponsorship granted

    Hi she only applied for sponsorship for us about 3 weeks ago , so really quick response
  27. Bobj

    Where would you live in Tasmania?

    It's still PLONK...Yuck! Cheers, Bobj.
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