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Rossmoyne

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    VOTING!!!!

    I have lived in Australia for almost 30 years, been a Citizen for 27 of those years, so I have voted many times. However this time I have no idea who I vote for. It seems to me that all the major parties are tossers who lie and cheat... and then there are so many other small parties and independents (who mostly have issues that tie them in with major parties). Who on earth do you vote for so that the Australia you know and love, continues the same. Love to hear what you think about this as I feel this is an election that really could change Australia even more, and we need to get this right!!
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    Unpopular opinion, but....

    Sorry I have no idea what GAFA means.
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    Unpopular opinion, but....

    I am not a city girl now (but a 70 year old senior living in suburbia). I have travelled and lived in cities all over the world, from 3rd world countries, Europe, UK and Australia, and loved them all for the time I was there. Before we moved to Australia, in UK we lived in a small rural town in West Sussex and I loved everything about it and could have lived there for ever on our little acre. However we ended up in Perth. It took me years to get used to seeing into my neighbours windows from our windows, and to hear all their arguments and tv etc. But I am used to that now. However I just love getting out into Oz and embracing the big wild world it has to offer, as much as I did living in rural England. I love the wide open spaces in WA, and I love the Hinterland in Queensland and hiking in the National Parks. And when I go back to UK, I love spending time in the small villages, the National Trust properties and Gardens. Everywhere has a special something for everyone.... I just take what I can from where I am and I can never say which is better. All these places and living in them and enjoying them, is what made me.... so I just enjoy them all and am grateful that I am still physically well enough to enjoy them yet again on my travels. I can't judge that one is better than the other... they are all just good for me when I am physically there and experiencing them.
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    VOTING!!!!

    But at least he isnt quite as feral as Shortarse..... Lets face it, one of the big two is going to get in, and I distrust ScoMo less than I do Shortarse. Personally I just think that we need someone with vision and no invested interest involved in politics, but that will never happen. Just don't get me started on Turdbull and his tosser of a son and their dummy spits!
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    Swimming pool - asset or liability?

    I am not a serious swimmer, but I do like to do my water aerobics and a few laps, with the Labrador keeping pace beside me, every day in the summer. My offspring are in their 30's now and it is just me at home, but before they moved out 5 years ago, that pool was well used. Perhaps not as much now, but whenever family get togethers happen it is always my place because of the pool. I do admit that at times now it is just a large water feature, but when I was so sick with Ross River a few years ago, I spent so much time sitting/laying on a sunbed by the pool, that is now my fave sitting outside position... book in hand... cup of tea, coffee, or even a G and T. I have a salt pool and the chlorinator/pump runs a few hours every day, with an automatic pool cleaner permanently in there. In the summer I test it daily, and take water to the pool shop for them to check weekly or if I think it is a bit "iffy".. I also hire the Pool Shop to service the pool weekly when I am away. Yes it can be expensive to run a pool, but it depends on the type of pool, how much you use it, how clean you keep it all year round (and believe me that is the cheapest option). I wouldn't be without it as it is just part of living in Australia for me.
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    VOTING!!!!

    And maybe that is the way to go... seems he will do the least harm that Shortarse.
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    VOTING!!!!

    I so would love to do that, but it would be a vote wasted, and my suffragette Great Great Granny would haunt me forever! I guess the best way to go to be to vote for the person/party that you think will do the least harm in the House of Reps, and then let rip with all the alternatives in the Senate.... Like that thought so will do more research. I am off travelling next week and won't be in WA to vote, so doing an early poll thing..... so better get my skates on.
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    Swimming pool - asset or liability?

    I think it very much depends on whether you swim a lot or not. We didn't have a pool for the first 4 years we lived in Perth, but we were always heading off to the beach (30 min drive) or to the local leisure centre, and in the end decided to install one. Best thing we did. 25 years later it is still used every day during swimming season, and with the solar pool heating and solar panels, it isn't expensive to run.
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    Australia 2019 Federal Election thread

    Just spent the morning researching the applicants in the election and deciding who to vote for to do the least damage..... so hard as none at all inspire me and I was determined not to do the "close your eyes and stick a pin" thing. Off to submit my early poll now as I will be travelling out of WA on election day.
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    Royal Baby Boy or Girl?

    So long as Baby Sussex is healthy, does it matter?
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    Australia 2019 Federal Election thread

    I thought Morrison was very calm, controlled and full of facts and figures off the top of his head. Shorten was useless... had no idea of policies, how to fund his promises, and full of facial expressions that showed him for the Pinocchio that he is. Whilst I do not support either Liberal or Labour, I think Morrison won it last night.
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    Post a random picture of your day

    I have a friend who ended up like this.... I hope you don't mind Bottie but I want to copy this and post it on FB. Rossy
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    what are you doing right now?

    Just wondering what bunch of tossers to vote for this time round. Do I toss a dice? Nah guess I will research every one in my patch and vote for those less likely to ruin Australia....
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    what are you doing right now?

    I visit in May/June every year @ramot because the weather is normally so lovely. Summer weather in Queensland is not for me as the humidity just kills me.
  15. Not good Tink. Take care....
  16. Close family friends have a daughter, aged 19, who is Downs Syndrome and Autistic. Every year they have had to jump through hoops and have had to provide evidence from Doctors, Specialists etc, that their beautiful daughter still is Downs and Autistic and hasn't suddenly got better! Since being involved with NDIS, this whole situation has gone to another level .... so I totally get where you are coming from!
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    what are you doing right now?

    Sitting with a glass of SSB, flicking through PIO, and relaxing after a busy day looking after a friend's puppy (they have renos happening and said puppy is a houdini and keeps escaping the house when the tradies open the door!) and getting organised for a trip from WA over to Queensland to see my son. Love visiting Burleigh. Puppy sat on my lap as I booked a hire car and was plonking tiny fluffy feet on the kepboard, so I just hope that I have actually booked a small car and not a chauffeur driven limousine!!!
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    Random Thoughts

    I knew this really, but just wanted to start a discussion point as it was something that used to really concern my kids when they were small and we were talking about it the other day!!
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    Random Thoughts

    Why don't sheep shrink when they get wet?
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    Random Thoughts

    Cooking is good.... cleaning is evil!
  21. I am about to organise moving a deceased relative's personal and sentimental items from UK to Australia, and I would be interested to know who this company was so I don't use them. Can you please PM me the name? Thank you @Thom
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    Hello from tonyman

    No apology needed Ramot. Rossy x
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    Hello from tonyman

    No need to apologise Ramot.... and yes we were stalked by the same sociopathic loser. You certainly didnt upset me as I thought you had mis-written your comment.... just wanted to confirm that. Thankfully I am now enjoying my interactions on PIO again.... x Rossy
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    Hello from tonyman

    Hi Ramot I hope you didn't mean I was targetting you! I was very much targetted by one very bitter man who had a couple of ID's on here. It went on for years and got so personal in the end that PomQueen actually intervened on my behalf. He was the same person who targetted you too. He put me off PIO for a year or two and I only logged in every few months to see what was going on. As soon as I commented on anything, within hours he would be down my throat, so I stayed away until the gorgeous Bottler told me he had disappeared. Cheered loudly I did, and rejoined the happy bunch of PIOers!
  25. Not good to hear @Bulya. Hope you are ok.
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