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  2. LouDYorkie

    Christmas

    I find it a little surreal in Brisbane, all the shops will play Christmas songs and you might see Santa (in flip flops), then you go outside into amazing warm sunshine [emoji4] I used to do a full Roast Dinner for Christmas but in Australia I stick a joint of meat on the bbq (and maybe a potato bake although that takes a lot longer), then we jump in the pool with a drink until it’s cooked then we sit outside and have that with some light foods I prepped earlier, interesting salads, etc I also find we get lots of Christmas Dinner invites.....so despite not having family here permanently, we have a big bunch of friends who don’t want us to be alone at Christmas [emoji4]
  3. Bulya

    Summer is coming - are you a fan of the heat?

    I don’t remember much about U.K houses or German version either. I do remember men delivering coal in sacks when we were in Hampshire
  4. Mc14

    187 Visa Processing Time

    Thanks Bishal, Nomination & visa- May 2017 occupation - Retail Manager Nomination Approved 12 December 2018 requetsed document AFP Clearence and character deceration
  5. Bulya

    Summer is coming - are you a fan of the heat?

    Big rain last couple of days. Much needed
  6. newjez

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I thought you said they were trying to hurt us?
  7. simmo

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    indeed it is.
  8. Toots

    Summer is coming - are you a fan of the heat?

    I'm inclined to agree about the heat in the UK and the houses are like ovens during hot weather and don't seem to cool down much at night. I don't like the airless stuffiness of over heated houses in the winter either. The north west Tassie coast weather suits me just fine - one of the reasons I wanted to live here. During the winter many Tasmanians disappear up to Qld for 2 or 3 months to get away from the colder weather. I enjoy the winters here.
  9. ramot

    Summer is coming - are you a fan of the heat?

    Funnily enough I find the rare heat wave eg anything over 26’ in UK awful, stlfling somehow, I don’t know why but it feels very different to 26’ here.The country isn’t geared up for heat, the houses have small closed rooms, no airflow and aircon hardly exists and there aren’t many fans in use. It’s what you get used to, if it’s 16’ in UK I am probably wearing a fleece, whereas locals are stripped off to almost nothing stretched out on any grass they can find. I am I think one of the older members, but unless it’s over 35’ I can cope, obviously prefer not to go out much in the middle of the day, but the house and car have aircon. Living in Brunei might have toughened me up, climate hot or hotter, or wet or wetter with constant high humidity.
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  11. 566

    187 Visa Processing Time

    Hi mate , thanks for reply , but what industry you work for ? Like I belong to fast food and applied to retail manager too but waiting since long . Will look forward forward your reply
  12. Wonderingaloud

    Child born overseas to an Australian citizen

    Make sure you read up on The Hague convention- once in Australia your child cannot be removed unless your partner gives permission. It’s worth considering if there is a possibility your application for PR is refused. It may mean you have to leave Australia and won’t be able to take your child with you. This is all just friendly advice, I of course have no knowledge of your situation and/or relationship status.
  13. simmo

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    This is a game changer! 7euros over 3 years! Outrageous https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-46564884
  14. Quoll

    Summer is coming - are you a fan of the heat?

    Hate hate hate the heat! Anything over 25 and I'm done. That's why I love the British weather - dress for the conditions and the weather never stops you doing anything. The thought of being back in Canberra and needing to get my walk in before 6am - yuk! You can't dress for the heat unfortunately. At least my DH had said that we will get aircon when we move back so that's one bonus. I tend to agree that being slimmer and fitter does help with coping with the heat but it was mainly the heat that got me very much fatter and considerably less fit than I am now. I see Canberra had been having a few ripper storms recently too, that'll be fun for the fire season (not).
  15. simmo

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Take your pick. https://ec.europa.eu/transport/media/media-corner/infringements-proceedings_en https://ec.europa.eu/search/?queryText=Infringement+proceedings&query_source=europa_default&filterSource=europa_default&swlang=en&more_options_language=en&more_options_f_formats=&more_options_date=
  16. Dont get hung up on the school, you'll probably find that the school you are zoned for, once you find the home you want to live in 24/7, is going to be just as good. Find a place you want to live in and go from there. I find it surprising that they'd recommend rorting the system too, they'd get their knuckles rapped for that.
  17. starlight7

    Summer is coming - are you a fan of the heat?

    I think the older you get the less tolerance for the extreme heat. I used to love it but now 29C is my limit. We went to Dubai a couple of years ago and it was around 46C and I strolled to the shops about 200 metres away. I thought I was going to die. Awful. Usually in Melbourne it only lasts a couple of days and I can cope with that.
  18. starlight7

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    You think yours are- try ours ! British railservices = Paradise compared with ours!
  19. simmo

    Anyone know what this is all about ?

    Is that contempt of court?
  20. Bishal911

    187 Visa Processing Time

    No it won’t , even I had drink drive offence
  21. Jimbo

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    That's is already a great Christmas present! Hopefully the final hurdle! We're in the same boat ....just waiting for a decision. Status on immi is "further assessment" now...good luck to you and your family mate.
  22. Marisawright

    Anyone know what this is all about ?

    Cardinal Pell convicted of sexual assault. Can’t be mentioned in the media because there’s a suppression order
  23. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/why-the-media-is-unable-to-report-on-a-case-that-has-generated-huge-interest-online-20181212-p50lta.html
  24. desreb

    Australia’s Property Crash

    I’m biased towards the bearish side on the market. We visited Newport last year, and were told at prices had come off 10% at that point. At the time there wasn’t really a consensus that it was anything other than a temporary blip, but in a year sentiment has gone from that, to whether it’s a major correction or even a crash. I get the impression prices are off further than anyone likes to admit. You have all these measures to prevent people admitting actual sale prices - auctions passing through, houses selling under private treaty before auction, prices being quoted in a range, official stats having a lag due to moving average values. I read Propertychat forums a lot, and they point out that the Corelogic figures are a 12 month moving average trend, so if they say prices are 10% below peak, that means they were that perhaps six months ago, and it sounds like things have steepened downwards since then. I for one intend to sit things out for another year. That will allow time for the moving average stats to be fully digested, for investors and new buyers to have come to terms with things and start to have made their moves, for the federal election and any initial market response to a Labour win, and also mean less distance to fall from whatever prices are by then, to the long term average in relation to wages growth - if we assume that’s a fairly hard floor unless things really go pear shaped. D
  25. newjez

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Clever https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/14/may-ploughs-on-but-referendum-may-soon-be-her-least-bad-option So if may got assurances from the EU that they would extend art 50 to negotiate Norway, then she could have a referendum between Norway and her deal. She is not breeching democracy by going back on the brexit vote. She is meeting both leavers and remainders needs by letting them choose the brexit she wants. She will flush out and split labour into taking a stand. She can obide by the outcome and have fulfilled the will of the people. Would this satisfy everyone on here?
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