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    Cargo ship loses containers at sea

    This just looked to be stacked so high.. Apparently its the second time this ship has been involved in an incident too. Cal x
  2. When is an accident an accident and not an accident waiting to happen? Surely this load should have been secured better. News articles are also saying its quite common for a ship to lose a container or two, although i have no idea how true that is. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-27/ship-loses-containers-in-rough-seas-off-australia-east-coast/12290506
  3. I believe she has handed the dog back to the place she got it from, it was apparently found to have a few injurys. I hope the poor thing gets an owner who cares for it properly. Cal x
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    The first year here both hubby and i caught the worst flu ever, i've heard people say they were so sick they couldnt get out of bed and honestly thought ,toughen up! but holy moley i didnt leave the bed for a few days other than for the loo. The Dr said it was because it was all new strains to what we had become ''used'' to in the UK. Cal x
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    Wait Times for Benefits

    If you are a citizen i didnt think there was a wait period for job seeker benefits. If you have PR but are not a citizen there is. So maybe you could claim immeditaley but your partner couldnt. I believe rent assistance etc does not have a wait period even if your only PR so that may be worth claiming until you get on your feet too. Cal x
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    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    I cannot see QLD opening their borders in the next few weeks and i actually hope they don't. It would be good to be able to move around more within the state to help the smaller business relying on tourists to generate an income. There has been a new case (sadly a death) overnight in a little central QLD town called Backwater, the guy, who was only 30, had hardly left his home since Feb, not been overseas or anything and there have been no more cases in the area so everyone is on high alert trying to track how he got it. They said he had been sick for a while but hadnt gone for a test. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-27/coronavirus-testing-queensland-death-dies/12287058 On the flip side they say land is selling in SE QLD better than it has since 2018, since the lockdown so lets hope it stays that way as that will be plenty of work for tradies in the coming months/ year. https://www.realestate.com.au/news/coronavirus-sparks-land-sales-surge-in-south-east-qld/ Cal x
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    I had the same, it started about 8 hours after the jab and lasted around 24 hrs. Ive been getting the flu jab for years and this was the first time i recall being so sick afterwards. Cal x
  8. Hi Toni Somerset College, AB Patterson and All Saints Anglican school seem to be the ' better' schools on the GC. St Hilda's all girls school and Emmanuel College are also up there. Maybe have a look at their websites and try making a short list. Lots of luck with everything Cal x
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    Fall in migration due to Covid-19

    The permit are apparently a bit of a waste of time and very easy to get on line. They do have a permit for ''anyone travelling to take up permanent QLD residency' so i presume new arrivals will just get one of them. Cal x
  10. Yes we have 2 acres. I wouldn't like to be on a small block with a 'widow maker' close to my house. A neighbour was fishing with his kids a few years ago at the local stream and a huge branch broke off (it wasnt windy, stormy and hadnt rained for a few days), he pushed the kids out of the way but he was hit and sadly didn't make it. Surely any within reach of your home can be trimmed down to avoid danger? I would sue the butt off the council or a neighbour if they told me i couldnt and one fell killing a member of my family. Cal x
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    Schools in queensland

    As the comp girls train Friday nights, if we are doing a road trip we cancel training to travel then and set off in convoy around 3.30pm.. Although because we can plan ahead the majority of the time, a couple of times we have all left Thursday evening and turned it into a long weekend. Where my friend and her school is concerned, if the play audition is in school time they attend, no different to attending Eisteddfods (she has done lots of those too for speaking, singing dancing. If she was to work in film or TV she wouldnt be at school???? and im sure those at uni who study the arts dont factor that in as a problem or there wouldnt be anyone on the courses. In the UK driving an hour or two seemed a lot, in QLD most people accept it as normal. Cal x
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    Schools in queensland

    It depends if you like travelling or not. The local sports club i am involved with travel all over for competitions and myself and the parents love our little road trips. Furthest we have probably done is Gladstone, so around an 8 hrs drive but its very common to travel an hour or two to closer competitions. This year we wanted to go interstate but COVID put a stop on that. I bought my car in Adeliade and drove it back to Brisbane. Spent 3 or 4 days doing the trip and stopping off here and there to discover new places. Love it , its a fab way of seeing our country. Cal x Cal x
  13. We needed to clear quite a few that we thought could hit the house if they fell so we got the council out. They stated you are allowed to trim or remove any that are in falling distance of your home. We just had our trimmed to a reasonable height as i do quite like the tress and birds even if some of the birds are noisy buggars! lol Cal x
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    The sea at blackpool during lockdown

    They arent ''at it''. that image probably hasn't been altered, it looks natural, but the top image you said was 'normal' was probably this one enhanced / altered. I wear glasses and even i can see the difference between the 2 ,lol. Cal x
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    Watch iPlayer on a Sony TV?

    Do you have a Telstra T box? We find lots of UK tv shows on there and no VPN required. Cal x