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    Queensland bloke says Charles and Camilla are his parents

    Some people have commented over the years that I look very much like one of my brothers. Which is actually very true. Except that I was adopted, so absolutely zero chance of it being hereditary, just pure chance.
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    Haven't seen a live one on our block yet, but we have found 2 snake skins. Did come within inches of touching a dugite at work 2 years ago, not sure who got the biggest scare lol
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    Who's leaving Australia in 2016

    Exactly. So if Paul1977 does have another position to move on to, then it makes for a smarter choice rather than waiting for that 'tap on the shoulder'.
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    Who's leaving Australia in 2016

    if Paul1977 is moving to take up a new job, I'd say that he is very smart. It's not looking good on that very hot island just now. The company plans to cut between 6,000 and 7,000 total jobs across the globe, some of which will happen in Australia, where two projects — the Gorgon and the Wheatstone — are starting to wind down. “As we ramp down these projects, obviously, you need fewer people,” Watson said In addition to its in-house job cuts, Chevron plans to slash an equal number of contractors as it hustles to reduce costs and revamp its spending budget amid the worst industry downturn in years.
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    Packing up your stuff

    I'd question their efficiency too! We've shipped 6 different 40ft containers over the years (5 different countries), stuff all packed up one day and then they've loaded the container the next day.
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    Miserable in brissie!

    Likewise having a home in the middle of no where, with miles and miles of nothing but greenery (or brown in summer!) and no neighbours in sight is my (and OHs) idea of heaven!! Each to their own, we are all different, but you and your wife/partner need to be on the same page. Talk to her, she may not even be aware of your feeling of isolation. And before someone jumps in to say living rurally and dreaming about it are very different. Yes, we have lived in this situation before. We had 14 acres of 'Rural Heaven' in Scotland and we loved every minute of it Looking forward to the kids moving out and doing so again in WA...
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    citizenship times

    In his case, that's not true. The U.S. allows dual citizenship. It depends on your country of origin, ie if you were say a Singaporean who became a U.S. Citizen, then you would have to renounce your birth citizenship. But by being an Australian, Mr Murdoch did not have to renounce his. It was his personal choice. A U.S. citizen may acquire foreign citizenship by marriage, or a person naturalized as a U.S. citizen may not lose the citizenship of the country of birth. U.S. law does not mention dualnationality or require a person to choose one citizenship over another.
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    Can I ask how many who live in Australia still love the UK?

    Didnt actually live in Elgin, but we used to organize a bus from Banff/Macduff around 1985 to 87?
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    Can I ask how many who live in Australia still love the UK?

    I've spent many a drunken night in Joanna's lol
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    Ladies,get ready for summer! :)

    I remember getting sent something similar a few years ago. The general concensus was the improper application of sunscreen being the biggest concern. During school outings in Asia, Japanese parents would apply sunscreen to their kids, then they'd make sure they put on long sleeve tops and pants to ensure maximum protection. Whereas the majority of the UK parents were a quick rub on the arms and face with sunscreen and away you go... The FDA is still debating the merits of super-high SPFs, but many derms agree that there are meaningful differences between 15, 30, and 50, especially because we’re just so bad at applying sunscreen properly. “If you use SPF 50, you really get the protection of an SPF 20 based on how people actually apply it,” says New York City dermatologist Doris Day, MD. That includes both applying too little in the first place and not reapplying often enough (every two hours or so when you’re at the beach or pool all day). The doctors we talked to generally recommended a minimum of SPF 30 for everyday sunscreen and SPF 50 for long stints outside
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    The Bibbulmun Track

    Hubby and I did about 2 hours walk on it about 2 years ago, and I am far from fit lol Some lovely views on the way Tonyman. Edited to say that I can't remember which part tbh?
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    Ladies,get ready for summer! :)

    Our daughter has to wear tights as part of her uniform, so no, you weren't alone
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    Ladies,get ready for summer! :)

    I wear woolly tights and boots during winter in Perth, it gets bloody cold here lol
  14. You can find New Balance here! They have a store at Watertown (Harbourtown) Outlet Mall in Perth and you can also get them in Atheletes Foot stores too. I'm sure you'll find them in some other stores too, I just havent looked in any of them tbh lol