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  1. Melbpom

    Transfers to UK-based foreign currency account

    Have you spoken with them about the amount you intend to transfer. My impression was that they set a margin in your account depending upon the $'s you anticipate exchanging. I'm sure the same would be true with Moneycorp.
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    Netflix & Stan

    Any good recommendations recently? I've just caught up with The Silence, The Mist and The Lake. All have a similar theme. Nightflyers was good, pity there's not going to be a second series.
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    Things you wish you knew before building

    If you are going down the new build route do plenty of research on the builder and check out product review websites. Read the contract carefully and get professional advice on the contract and each stage of the building.
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    British supermarkets vs Australian supermarkets

    I found that there was a lot of junk food in UK supermarkets and some really cheap deals like a pack of 4 flakes for a pound. The products seemed very sweet, maybe its just me. I bought some Mr Kipling cakes recently in Woolies and again too sweet. I do miss Waitrose and M&S. DJ's have opened a few food halls and they're excellent quality but too expensive for regular shopping.
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    Government reshuffle

    I can't name a single policy that he took to the last election except budget surplus and that's so pre-Covid.
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    Government reshuffle

    Exactly that Marissa, typical Scotty from Marketing.
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    Surfers Paradise versus Surry Hills (Sydney)?

    Are you sure you're getting a full picture of Surfers? My impression is that its very touristy and given the Covid restrictions it might not have been as busy as it can be.
  8. Have a try searching members, I tried but could not find Starlight. I was wondering about Johndoe, he's not posted for a while.
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    I can't explain. I don't read the UK tabloids. When Meghan and Harry announced their engagement, I and I think most people welcomed the new blood, breath of fresh air that she promised to bring to the RF. I don't know who's narrative it is to run H&M down and it's not my intention. I just think there are grey areas and I do question some of their actions. Why promote kindness when you prevent your own father/father in law from seeing his grandson? Does your own family not mean more than celebrities? Why burn bridges? I don't think the RF are any more or less racist than any other family and I don't think Britons are any more or less racist than any other nation including the US. However I think the Monarchy is built on colonialisation, racism, privilege and class and hope that this interview prompts people to question that. At this point I'll duck out and not contribute further to this thread.
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    I'm not entirely sure that Harry intended to bring race into it. The comment(s) seemed to be hearsay on Meghan's behalf and she raised it while Harry was absent (I did not watch full interview so may have got this wrong). The kinder action would have been to have discussed any comments at the time (or shortly after) with the person(s) involved.
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    I didn't watch the whole interview (son wanted to turn over to Task Master), so I might have missed it but was anything asked about Meghan's family?
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    I read somewhere that statement has been clarified and that Meghan made a mistake and that it was an exchange of vows that happened beforehand and not a wedding.
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    I don't know if you can repeat a ceremony. I wonder what the marriage certificate looks like.
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    How is Megan doing so far?

    Was the wedding a charade if they had already wed 3 days before?