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  1. newjez

    Have you bought any bitcoin ?

    ... And now it begins...
  2. newjez

    How much do you need to retire in Australia in 2021?

    I know several people who have had that vertigo type thing Paul. They can have it for quite some time. There are pills for it and they do work, so make sure you see the right doctor. Incidentally, I spoke to my boss yesterday, and he had to take his wife to A&E but they refused to see him and said that wasn't his A&E and needed to go elsewhere. Never heard of that happening before. He lives in Kent, so maybe it's a Kent thing.
  3. newjez

    How much do you need to retire in Australia in 2021?

    Those with sizable amounts can avoid it with trusts and such, and gifts are discounted over seven years. I think inheritance tax is only there for the upper middle class. I would love to know how much the government actually gets and from whom.
  4. newjez

    Australian TV - the best and the worst?

    What's a mixed marriage?
  5. I quite like duck or goose, maybe lamb.
  6. newjez

    Australian TV - the best and the worst?

    I did watch the new British bake off in the UK and wondered why there was no wheelchair user
  7. newjez

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Good question parley.
  8. But they don't seem to be queuing for petrol in Europe, and they pay much less for energy.
  9. Some pretty strong philosophical arguments there Ken. Should we lock people away if we think it likely they will commit a crime?
  10. I might have to get my parents to send us a turkey for Christmas. I guessing the red cross will be doing food parcels soon?
  11. I went for a drive yesterday, and the car said it has a range of 400 miles, so I'm not panicking. But I would have been pissed off if it had happened last week, and the queues are becoming tedious.
  12. newjez

    How much do you need to retire in Australia in 2021?

    If you time it right, you can pay for your retirement.
  13. newjez

    Things you miss about Oz?

    I was with a girlfriend about a year or two after I'd been in the UK, and we were buying something in a shop, can't remember which one. I was chatting with the shop assistant about whatever, and finished off with "see you later". I'm quite tuned into people, and I could tell the girlfriend wasn't happy about something. I asked her if she was ok. She said, "what was all that about then?" I said "what?" She said, "you and that shop assistant, why are you going to see her later?" I said I'm not. She said you just said you were Relationship didn't last long.
  14. newjez

    Things you miss about Oz?

    I still live in that village. Personally I don't like other people very much and I try to avoid them if at all possible, but unfortunately my wife is very chatty. Sometimes when we go for a walk it can take us twenty minutes to leave our street, and it's not a long street. Everyone is out and about, and everyone is chatty. It's been worse with covid as a lot of people live alone, and they seem to crave that contact with other people. Every time I try to get something done in the front garden some old biddy will stop for a chat, asking about the roses or whatever. It's a chore, but I do feel obliged to speak to them at least for a little bit.
  15. When I was assistant manager at peppermint grove red rooster, one job was to check the car park was clean and tidy. I was out one day, when the door of a car in the carpark opened, and the owner dropped the rubbish from their lunch on the ground and then closed the door. I managed to catch her eye, and just starred at her. She then opened the door, picked up the rubbish, and drove off. Sometimes a look is all it takes to remind someone of their conscience.
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