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Paul1Perth

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  1. Paul1Perth

    Australia Prices cheaper now than in 1901

    Spot on Marisa. Easy credit has a lot to do with the strife the world is in, let alone why youngsters can't get on the housing ladder. When our parents wanted a TV they had to save up for it, not just pay for it on a credit card. We refused to have one when we got our first mortgage in 1988. If we wanted things we saved up for them first as we'd both been brought up that way. A bottle of wine with a take away curry once a week was a treat.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    At last, people are now accepting it's going to happen and getting things in order, making plans, doing deals. Instead of just sitting on their hands complaining and pretending the day would never come. Boris and team are doing the job they were put there for.
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    How does my plan look?

    It's great TPQ and pretty cheap and quick on the ferry.
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    How does my plan look?

    Paint fade and rust chips you can live with. I had cars in the UK that looked fine but if you lifted the mat up you would see the road.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I'm in Aus mate so how it's working out isn't affecting me. Who do you think you're transferring control to?
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Anti Brexiters will never understand why pro voted for it. No sense in trying to explain or justify. My Dad in law nearly had a heart attack every time it was mentioned. Best to not mention it.
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    6 reasons that you came to live in Australia

    You should know how busy the beach is early then. Even busier now they've done it up and got the outdoor pool.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I think it was a few more than middle aged men that got the majority vote up newjez.
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    What is traditional British food?

    We had a few good pub meals. Bangers and mash, steak and guiness pie in an Irish pub in London. We went to a good carvery where we got beef, lamb and pork, along with yorkshire puddings. Good value but then you have a couple of pints and wines so it mounts up. Had a 7pound Sunday special curry in an Indian in Hyde near Stockport. Excellent.
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    The Ashes

    Big call mate, to say you'll apologise
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    If he/she bothers to reply it doesn't matter what their reasons were. They certainly don't have to justify or explain themselves to you.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Because he thought it was a good idea and the EU hasn't done Britain any favours. I suppose that would have been his thought process.
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    Australia Prices cheaper now than in 1901

    That's by choice though isn't it. TBH I think my generation has seen the best times. Too many people in a lot of places on the planet now for too little resources. My sons will struggle to have as good a lifestyle as us I reckon. Although my eldest has had a fantastic time since his late teens when he qualified as an electrician and took advantage of the FIFO work. He's travelled and experienced things that most would dream about. He's been in Whistler Canada for the last 2 years and had a ball. He's coming back soon to work on a rig for Woodside. Guess he'll be starting from scratch with savings again though. Still, can't take experiences and memories off you.
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    How does my plan look?

    I like Townsville a lot. I've worked there lots of times, spent a brilliant day on a long weekend holiday on Magnetic Island. Hired a motorbike for the day and it's got to be one of the best kept secrets how nice it is. Good call not to bring the car. I would go for a second hand X-trail or equivalent. Bit of room and 4 wheel drive is always an advantage for a bit of off road or beach driving. I have a 2005 X-trail that's done 240,000 kms and it's still going strong. Don't be too worried about the age of vehicles here. No rust to worry about.
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    Hong Kong

    I must be missing the shrill news. Everythings just fine in Perth. Now the brexit thread on the other hand....
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