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    I know no one will care but...........

    Lavazza capsules are 20p each from Amazon.
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    Things I’d forgotten about the UK...

    Christmas decorations which you can enjoy from 4pm …
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    I know no one will care but...........

    Just bought a Lavazza Jolie coffee pods machine for £39.50. Makes excellent espresso.
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    Show Us Your Xmas Tree

    I must confess that only the lights on the tree are actually ours! When we left for Australia 15 years ago we left all our Christmas stuff with our daughter. Now we’ve returned she thought she’d provide us with a tree and decorations!
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    Post a random picture of your day

    Getting ready for Christmas in our little market town.
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    Show Us Your Xmas Tree

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    Secondary teacher 189 visa

    No, I sent my CV to private schools all over Australia ( but not in the major cities) and received a couple of offers. I had a phone interview in April and the school did the rest. We migrated in the September….and I was in my mid 50s! As Ausvisitor said though things have probably changed but it is still true that you need 4 years of training to teach full time in Victoria. My husband was a PE teacher and had done the 3 year course in England so was restricted to CRT work.
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    Secondary teacher 189 visa

    I’m assuming all the posters here are talking about government schools. I was sponsored by a private school in Victoria but my subject was French which was always a difficult one to fill….and this was in 2006.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I don’t think the profit figures were announced today. The interview was on the news today (or yesterday now!).
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    It was an interview on the BBC 6 o clock news with the head of Pfizer, Albert Bourla.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Obscene profits made by Pfizer announced today.
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    The Official Weather Thread

    My daughter was driving to Glasgow for a wedding yesterday. The A1 was nose to tail traffic doing under 50mph, driving rain and sleet, the car rocked by very strong winds and she was forced to turn back at Scotch Corner. Scotland was cut off!
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    The Ashes 2021-22

    I’ve always objected to the word whining or whinging which implies that the complaint is unjustified or of little importance. I heard it used a great deal in Oz whenever I raised an objection to something which was patently ridiculous but had been done that way for years. (An example off this topic - the school where I taught French had 2 streams, advanced and standard, which was fine except it was the parents who chose which stream their child went into!)
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    I know no one will care but...........

    It was interesting that the BBC bleeped out « paki » during its reporting of Azeem Rafiq’s testimony before the Senate enquire into racism at Yorkshire CCC. Sky didn’t !
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    Selling House in Qld

    Obviously different states have different rules. We sold our property in Victoria in March and had to sign some form which the solicitor dealt with as part of the conveyancing. The money from the sale went into our Australian bank account and we transferred it in stages to our UK account. There was no tax involved.
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    After a good shipping company in Brisbane

    Hi Lee, Just avoid Palmers. We were very disappointed with their service. It’s worth asking whoever you choose for details of the actual shipping. Will it be just one ship or like ours three different ones with the consequent delays involved. You also need to check who the UK removal firm is and where they are based. Despite telling Palmers we were moving to Yorkshire our UK firm was based in Croydon and took 5 weeks before delivering because they needed a load for the return journey! Good luck
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    I know no one will care but...........

    No problem with the dressers but jackets and wool trousers will have to be cleaned. I just hope that works but I know what you mean about not wearing half of them. I’m already wondering what on earth I brought some of our stuff half-way round the world for!
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    I know no one will care but...........

    IKNWC…but 🥳🥳🥳 our container arrived from yesterday after EIGHT months. No mould or mildew thank heavens and only one casualty, the glass of a picture broken. However, clothes which were supposedly in a hanging wardrobe were actually flat packed. Trousers and jackets look like concertinas and are unwearable. According to Palmers removals, we should have been informed clothes would be packed in this way. Needless to say we weren’t! Another black mark Palmers!
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    I know no one will care but...........

    The percentage of deaths to numbers vaccinated was never adequately stated.
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    I know no one will care but...........

    Interesting that the French are looking for compensation. I don’t remember any compensation for Astra Zeneca when the French and others exaggerated their claims that the AZ vaccine caused deaths.
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    I know no one will care but...........

    I taught in a large school in Yorkshire which had a 12% ethnic intake. Whenever an altercation between pupils was investigated it was invariably because someone had called someone else a Paki. I wonder when you left the UK Parley because this has been an offensive name for decades and there is no way someone like Michael Vaughan would have unaware of its impact.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Sorry I didn’t mean that in a general way. I was answering Parley’s comment on ditching AZ. His comments on AZ are always negative, so much so that I suspect him of having shares in Pfizer. If he does, he’ll be a millionaire given the profits Pfizer have made from their vaccine.
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    I know no one will care but...........

    Just to add that I have no problem referring to myself as a Brit just as I suspect those of you who are Australian would happily call yourself Aussies, but no one of Pakistani heritage would call themselves Paki.
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    I know no one will care but...........

    I don’t think calling anyone an Aussie or a Brit is offensive whereas in the UK at least calling someone a Pakki is racist and derogatory. It doesn’t even refer to the person’s nationality as anyone from the Indian sub continent can be referred to as a Pakki.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I think it’s because most Brits had the AZ vaccine originally so a booster of Pfizer gives a more complete protection. There’s no indication of Britain ditching AZ - despite your very many negative comments!
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