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  2. Amber Snowball

    How early?

    I would think 5 weeks would be fine. If you are worried you could contact them a couple of weeks earlier but they are pretty efficient.
  3. GB537

    How early?

    Hi everybody. I am just on the verge of putting my visa application in, so still have a little bit of a wait before any outcome. I was just wondering when most people started making contact with removal companies for quotes? And were there any long waits from first contact to getting a date for removal? My plan is, once I (hopefully) receive a visa, to hand in notice at work (5 weeks) and make contact with removals to move in my last couple of days - would 5 weeks be enough time for visits/quotes, and to make arrangements for packing up and shipping out? I won't be taking much, if any, furniture with me, just a whole lot of clothes, books, a couple of electronics and some sentimental things.
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  5. MARYROSE02

    Hong Kong

    I thought I told them off about ad-hominems and other fallacious non-arguments?! Ad hominem Ad hominem, short for argumentum ad hominem, is a fallacious argumentative strategy whereby genuine discussion of the topic at hand is avoided by instead attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself. The terms ad mulierem and ad feminam have been used when the person receiving the criticism is a woman.
  6. MARYROSE02

    Project Man Cave

    I suppose "Man Cave" really means "Married Man's Cave" as single losers like myself can treat our entire home into a "Man Cave?" Actually, "Untidy Man's Cave" might be more apt but I prefer to hang out with the other single men at the communal "Man Cave" aka "the pub?!"
  7. MARYROSE02

    Premiership football thread

    For once I agree with you as I also love VAR. It would have sorted out that "goal" in 1966 for a start, and the goal Spurs should have got at Old Trafford when the linesman did not keep up with play. We never won at OT and in that game, which ended 0-0, we probably would have won it. And much as I chortled and sniggered at the time, I'm pretty sure that when Arsenal were going for their 50th game unbeaten, Wayne Rooney dived for a penalty?? Actually, though, I'm not sure about "the big clubs always getting the decisions." That's something the "smaller" clubs always whinge about, like the managers who never miss a second of the game but, curiously, when a decision goes their way, say, "I'm not sure, I wasn't looking so I'll have to see the replay." I'm sure that Spurs will suffer from two equally contentious VAR decisions not unlike the two against Man City last season and this season. Come to think of it, the handball by Sissoko in the CL Final was one of them.
  8. MARYROSE02

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    The rise of fascism? Rubbish. The only fascists we have to worry about are the likes of Corbyn and his henchmen, plus all the other Marxist-Leninists burrowed away in so many of our institutions, pretending to be democrats. Pick any demonstration or cause and look for the "Socialist Worker" and other banners. Mind you, plenty of my father's generation who actually FOUGHT against fascism felt betrayed after 1945.
  9. If you are of the left, then there is nothing positive about Brits when it comes to Australia - "Imperialist, colonialist, whiteist (sic), mysogynist savage invaders who crushed and tried to annihilate the indigenous population". I used to think that William the Conqueror in 1066 was bad, but then along came Arthur (Philip) the Invader in 1788 and he was far, far worse, cunning too, bringing his massive fleet of 13 ships and an equally massive army of a couple of hundred marines and soldiers. Actually. writing this, I was thinking that there must of been a time when the indigenous English First Nation people forgave the Normans but how many centuries did it take from 1066? By the time of "Braveheart" the Normans had actually morphed into the English anyway.
  10. Perthbum

    The Ashes

    If you watch and play enough cricket you will reslise the photos always look like it has grounded when in fact it has not he had his finger tips under it, whinginng Aussies all the time
  11. If I had had a son I would have named him "John Winston Lennon Howard Abbott."
  12. MARYROSE02

    Scratching your homesickness itch

    Something out of "left field" makes me homesick (briefly). I was in the Reject Shop at Eastgarden in Bondi Junction today, bought a few things at (I hope) bargain prices and later on today I suddenly thought of my Mum and Dad taking me to a "bargain" shop in Totton, Hants, near our village - Marchwood. They loved going into that shop as they did the car boot at Netley Marsh. I had my newspaper in the basket and when I paid my bill the price had come off one of the items - OK, a loo brush, I'm not embarrassed. "$12", I think", I said as one of the staff went off to check the price, and then I realized the price sticker had attached itself to my newspaper. Is $12 dear for a loo brush? It is quite a posh one, if those things can be posh. There were cheaper ones. I spent $36.50 in total, on shaving foam, disinfectant, washing up liquid, toilet cleaner, tea tree body wash (got a problem with ordinary soap making my fingers crack), toilet cleaner, batteries and a pen. I only went in there for the pen. I was just thinking how all the guys I worked with in Southampton were Saints fans (my 2nd team after Spurs) and one of them posted on Facebook a picture of a throng of shoppers at Poundland with the caption "Pompey fans getting their Xmas shopping."
  13. MARYROSE02

    Perth to York

    I think I stayed in York for a couple of nights but I drove from Perth via Northam. Is there a "funny" pedestrian suspension bridge over the river (Avon?) I drove down to Albany after that, stopping at Beverley for a coffee. What does "eft" mean by the way?
  14. Dusty Plains

    The Most Popular And Respected Brits In Australian History

    Fair enough. I may live in a bubble but I would be interested how Churchill was a popular and respected Brit in Australian History. In British History, certainly, and certainly a great leader.
  15. Drumbeat

    Perth to York

    Husband says possibly.
  16. Dusty Plains

    The Most Popular And Respected Brits In Australian History

    Start a new Thread perhaps?
  17. + Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, Rachel Ward.
  18. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Unfortunately, I think we are reaching a tipping point, fascism is becoming more and more popular and acceptable as social media and conspiracy websites pedal it. It is like poison gas, invisible but deadly once the concentration is high enough, and the concentration of fascism is now increasing to extinguish liberalism , altruism, idealism and compassion.
  19. unzippy

    The Ashes

  20. waydeross87

    Vetassess Electrician's Practical Exam.

    Anyone still active on this forum and done the test recently with information to help. Starting to prep for test in the next couple of months. (cape town south africa)
  21. Sandgroper

    The Ashes

    No they aren't.........your eyes must be painted on if you think that!
  22. waydeross87

    Vetassess Electrician's Practical Exam.

    Hi there know some time has passed from this forum..but would appreciate some advice and any materials you may still have to help on the test. Regards Wayde waydeross@gmail.com
  23. tonyman

    Perth to York

    I'm good with Mundaring but it's the drive after..... Many roos on the way back after sundown ect......
  24. Pjmehta

    186 visa process

    Is there anyone who have been gone through this process
  25. Gina Ng

    187 Visa Processing Time

    Hi Avygill, Thanks for your explanation.
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