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  1. BIAB known as Brew In a Bag, is a new method of full grain brewing without tons of equipment and just as good. It will save you loads of money and produce beers far far better than a kit homebrew. Minimal equipment is needed and it really is easy. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK. http://www.aussiehomebrewer.com/forum/index.php?autocom=recipedb
  2. pablo

    The goodnight thread

    This threads for anyone who wants to say goodnight:dull:,tonight or in the future,even trolls:wideeyed::biggrin: Gnite all,im hitting the flock now:wubclub::SLEEP:
  3. Guest

    A Day in the Life Thread

    Tell us about a day in your life. Doesn't have to be today or a special day but just a day with experiences you feel like sharing :chatterbox:
  4. What's your standing in the Vocabulary Quiz?? http://www.merriam-webster.com/quiz/index.htm I got 3260 on the first try. Last one to kill a bad guy buys the orange juice :wink: (Sorry, I don't do beer :tongue:)
  5. Nicked this one of sh7tman, sorry mate, couldn't wait any longer.:wubclub: Australian (White) history is viewed by some rather skeptically, short in comparison to many other countries of the world, but it is indeed unique and extremely interesting, so I thought I would start thread and see where it goes. I'm only going to comment on where I have been and what I know about, but would very much appreciate any further posts as I am like a sponge with this sort of stuff and love learning a bit more about my adopted country,:notworthy:. Cook in South Australia still fascinates me, though little of the original town or indeed inhabitants still remain it wreaks 'Australia' to me. I have been there twice now, both times as a stop off whilst on the Indian Pacific. As I said, little there now, but you (I) anyway can truly appreciate (nearly) what the earlyish settlers went thorough, not a lot to look at I admit, but truly a place where my imagination went wild and we were lucky enough to have a well informed fella tell me all about it when we stopped off,:notworthy:. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook,_South_Australia
  6. Guest

    The Poetry Thread

    What classical poetry insipires you? Tickles your funny bone? Makes you want to read it again and again? Please share!!!! I'll start: The Rape of the Lock http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext06/8rplk10h.htm#section1 (too lengthy for copy pasting)
  7. motherof2

    PiO Helping Hand Thread

    Having just arrived I've been so grateful for the help and advice I have recieved from other PiO members. It got me thinking - alot of us come over with just a few suitcases. I'm sure we don't want to be spending our precious bucks on replacing items we already have whilst we patiently wait for our 'stuff' to arrive. So, could we set up a cyber library in the form of a thread for bits and pieces we could loan out, short term, to newly arrived members such as air beds, bedding, pots and pans, crockery, cutlery etc? I'm not sure how it would work in practice maybe a PiO Loan thread - members could post what they have and where they are then members needing to borrow items could email/PM to see if it was available. A bit like Freecycle but not for keeps! Anyway just a thought:wubclub:
  8. Like I say, not sure if this is in the right place or if there's a section where it should be but all I want to say is I'm flying in to Perth on the 15th November and I can't bloody wait! Just thought I'd share it with you all. Hopefully never to return to the UK again! :biggrin: That is all :tongue:
  9. Gethsemene

    Just another 'which visa' thread

    Hi all, Right here goes I am an optometrist (sol code) and am being sponsored by a large company (specsavers) to come out to oz and set up a franchise. This has a lead time of roughly 14months from today to that single plane ticket. From my research specsavers send employees out on a 457 visa but my concern is if I am going to open a buisness I do not want to get kicked out the country in 4 years time. So should I: A; stop being such a big girls blouse get on with life and apply for PR when I get there. B; Push for specsavers to apply for a 121 visa. C; Apply now for a 175 without specavers and then have the 457 to fall back on if still waiting? Bit of background, am financially secure, single, no known dependants, currently in the OCANZ progress (skills equivelency assessment), in reasonably good health and 25. All coments appreciated. Ben
  10. I am new to this forum and stumbled upon it looking for information to help me understand how to find work and move to australia, It didnt take me long to notice there wasn't alot of info in regards to the industrial/commercial pipefitting trade, are we really in high demand? and what are we classed as in oz ?,due to in the past being called ,industrial plumbers, Fitters, commercial heating and ventilation engineers, pipefitters. I think the problem is that the trade has so many different applications and doors and it is easy to be confused I am a 26 year old pipefitter, with 10 years experience,NVQ Level 2 in industrial and commercial heating and ventilation.mainly working on schools, Prisons, Hospitals, hotels and office blocks What am I classed as? basiclly i would like to see this thread used to connect people with different info and veiws i.e Working hotspots where pipefitting are mostly active Companies that specialize in sponsoring pipefitters from the uk guides to migration as a pipefitter
  11. This could be one of the worst threads ever, but what the hell. We all I think have something in our lives that we are really passionate about, I am lucky, I have several, besides my family I have Australia, politics, etc, but my one over riding passion for over forty years has been fishing, it's not really a passion, more an obsession and has at times dictated my life. And over the past twelve years or so my biggest obsession has been Bonefishing, silly to some I know, blah, blah, blah, fishing boring, at times I agree. But to actually understand what I am talking about you may have to 'be there' as it were. It's not even the actual 'catching' that turns me on, though it is always nice to catch a few, but it is the peace and quiet, the serenity, the environment and the atmosphere, I can honestly say I am at peace when I am Bonefishing, for a few brief hours NOTHING else matters, and I hope the pictures I have included will go some way to showing you this. The point of this thread is to let you post about what really turns you on, gets the juices flowing, gives you butterflies in the stomach, makes the old ticker skip a beat. Go on, self indulge for a little, it could be anything, trains, mountains, insects, cars, computers, I think we all have something that 'does' it for us, and for a very brief time takes us out of the worry and stresses of everyday life. Silly, maybe, self indulgent, maybe, but come on, post away and show fellow PIO'ers what turns you on.:jiggy: Cheers Tony.:wink:
  12. Cerberus1

    Another '10 reasons' thread

    It appears the recent wave of 'nn reasons to live/ not to live...' threads has spread beyond the shores of PIO with the International Business Times now getting in on the act. They have produced a list of '10 reasons not to live in the UK'.
  13. Guest

    anything thread

    just a thread 2 talk about anything really--what do you think,about palistine maybee joining the UN--what with Israel,and america as one--theres not much hope--i think its just a bit of gamesmanship to embarrass america:wideeyed:
  14. Guest

    The Call of Duty Thread

    OK guys. Share your thoughts on Call of Duty. Who's your favorite character? What's your favorite level? I have played Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1 & 2 and Blackops. Favorite character is Captain Price with Soap MacTavish a close second. I have completed both modern warfare 1 & 2 in veteran mode (don't ask the number of times my character died in the process). The only levels I couldn't do in veteran mode are the ferris wheel level, the airplane level at the very end of modern warfare 1 and the museum level at the end of 2. How many hours a day do you play it? Currently I don't play at all :sad:
  15. tonyman

    Red Red Wine Thread

    can we dedicate this thread to all the red wine drinkers and share our favorite wines with each other......as some may know i enjoy Berries 5ltr cast for cooking ....i just love Wyndham Estate Bin 555 shiraz just lovely .....as a cheap red i highly recommend Sacred Hill Shiraz...has stayed around the $ 6 .50 price for the last 4 yrs and is a nice drop........... ive said it before and i will say it again ...forget ub40 , this dude Neil Diamond wrote and made this tune great .......he is one big big guy ......:notworthy:
  16. Guest

    the weekend thread

    whats happening to your weekend then--whats occurring--ive got a bit of work to finish off (electrician) then its a bit of sport on the TV--tonight is barbie time,with lashings of beer--tommorow is a day out at friends--so what are you up 2--as a footnote what is your proffesion,and does this allow you a weekend of:wideeyed:
  17. Hey all, Apologies for yet ANOTHER teaching thread, and the twist here is that I am an Australian who is looking at getting into teaching. I am asking on this forum because it seems to be the most helpful that I have found (if anyone knows of other forums, please let me know). OK, on with my questions... I've spent the last close to ten years teaching English in Taiwan, and I am looking at returning to Australia and what I could do there. Teaching seems to be one avenue, which leads me to my questions. I understand that to be a secondary teacher you need a degree in the field you will teach, but my undergraduate degrees seem to be a bit vague or don't apply(BA in Modern Asian Studies and B of International Business). I am looking at doing a PGCE to become certified, but I doubt any of my previous degrees would make it possible to teach secondary classes? From the little I understand about secondary teaching, I think even with a PGCE I wouldn't be able to do it, so I was leaning towards primary school teaching. My other question is about the work hours. I have seen some horrible posts on other forums about how teaching in Australian schools involves so much extra work that it will burn up your soul and any free time you have. I obviously need someone to provide a balanced view. I realize this is hard to answer, but right now I've literally no idea and anything would help. I've done a fair bit of searching lately and realize that primary school teachers seem to be aplenty, but I don't mind going bush in order to get something permanent. Any info would be greatly appreciate. Thanks.
  18. This will probs die a death because everyones too cool to breathe now arent they?!worried about looking(or sounding a beaut),i dont care,as yer can tell from some of my posts:biggrin: Anyway,DO people still have a singalong in the boozer/yer know the cockneys...Knees up mother brown etc etc,the welsh.......? We allways used to of a weekend,yer HAD to get up and give a song,these are some of my fav ones,mainly i like Irish songs for singalongs,but also some Liverpool ones..........so some quiet ballads and some a bit more raucous:smile: [YOUTUBE]8cnzstOtW2k[/YOUTUBE] This was top at the chorus bit,about a hundred people joining in and banging bottles and glasses on the table,happy drunken nights! [YOUTUBE]mUeeZK_FDsw[/YOUTUBE] [YOUTUBE]W_CJyJwldj0[/YOUTUBE] Loved singing this one,so descriptive of old Liverpool,the seafaring traditions,the girls,the catholic and protestant religious divides etc:notworthy: [YOUTUBE]iTNK6mWtn2g[/YOUTUBE] Im NOT saying im a good singer btw! i just didnt care:jiggy:
  19. Guest

    The Lucozade Thread

    Ahh well missus has come down with first cold of the season, (or she says so,:wink:). So as dutiful husband went down and got the normal tablets, pills and potions etc, but thought, 'Hang on, Lucozade will do the trick, always seemed to do me all right when I was kid'. So went into Tesco,:mad: up and down every bloody aisle and the only Lucozade I could find was in plastic bottles, small, large and 'Drown'. BUT. Where was the Lucozade of my childhood, glass bottles wrapped in that orange crinkly paper, no where to be seen that is where. I remember many a happy day, :goofy: wrapped up in bed while my mum emptied bloody gallons of the stuff down my neck. Off would come the crinkly wrapping, funnel in mouth, and down it went. I have no idea if it truly did any good, but Lucozade in glass bottles with orange crinkly wrapping is a childhood memory I hold dear. Now look at it. Bloomin plastic, DIFFERENT FLAVOURS, :mad::mad:, and NO crinkly wrapping, baa humbug. Cheers Tony.
  20. Guest

    The 'Meteorological' Thread

    Just for all us anoraks here's the king of weather,:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy: Nuff said.:biglaugh::biglaugh: Just don't mention the storm of 1987 and what a cock up there was by young Michael.:no::no::shocked::biglaugh: And a close second: [YOUTUBE]Vlut0WbE57c[/YOUTUBE] PLEASE NO MORE TALK OF THE WEATHER, let the 'professionals' deal with it,:biglaugh::mad::biglaugh:
  21. Perthbum

    Rugby World Cup Thread.

    C'mon England, even though I don't think we are good enough this time:embarrassed: OK, then........c'mom the All Blacks and any team playing Australia :cute:
  22. anlopa

    Fitters Thread 175

    Since the change on July 1st I have been on here desperately looking for information regarding how long we may have to wait for our visa’s. I know a lot of fitters jumped ship and headed off on the 176 route and I have no doubt that many of them will now have visas and maybe “livin the dream”.:arghh: So for us that are left thought it would be good to start a thread so we can share information and stuff on time scales or advice agents may have given you. My agent has not said anything at all and his office is closed now for over a week so I have no chance of speaking to him Hope you all join in and we can help each other out:hug:
  23. Guest

    The Gardening Thread

    I've had the nod from the trouble 'n' strife to build an allotment at the end of the jardin. The ground at the moment is a bit hard and my idea is to lay some old railway sleepers to form a raised bed. Is this a good idea? anyone? Also, what am I limited to growing this time of year?
  24. Good Thing Of The Day Thread opposite of the Vex Thread. This One is a place to mention the Good things that happen in your day, big or small just stuff that pleased you during your day :wubclub: