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  1. Just been listening to 'Abbey Road.' How did they do it? All those songs, crammed into seven years, always changing and surging ahead. You are lucky to get three or four CD's from an artist in the same time now? Fair enough, each CD is like a double album! Funny, but WS FM is playing Sgt Pepper/With A Little Help From My Friends now. Of course, being a commercial FM station with its strict playlist, it's the ONLY songs they play from SGT PEPPER. Three songwriters, four if you include Ringo's two? songs, four vocalists. I'm sure Ringo wrote another song other than Octupus's Garden? On the White Album maybe?
  2. tonyman

    note book,net book and lap top

    can any one tell me what the main difference is between these names , what does one do that the other cant..........and is it worth getting a 1gb ram these days
  3. BBQ RULES : As BBQ Season is upon us. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity. When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion: Routine... (1) The woman buys the food and Beers. (2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert. (3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the BBQ - beer in hand. (4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman. Here comes the important part: (5) The man places the meat on the BBQ More routine... (6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery. (7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he flips the meat. Important again: (8) The man takes the meat off the BBQ and hands it to the woman. More routine... (9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table. (10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes. And most important of all: (11) Everyone praises the man and thanks him for his cooking efforts. (12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed “her night off”' and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women! :biglaugh:
  4. Dawny

    The milkman's note's

    THESE ARE GENUINE NOTES THAT WERE LEFT IN MILK BOTTLES FOR VARIOUS MILKMEN Dear milkman: I've just had a baby, please leave another one. Please leave an extra pint of paralysed milk. Cancel one pint after the day after today. Please don't leave any more milk. All they do is drink it. Milkman, please close the gate behind you because the birds keep pecking the tops off the milk. Milkman, please could I have a loaf but not bread today. Please cancel milk. I have nothing coming into the house but two sons on the dole. Sorry not to have paid your bill before, but my wife had a baby and I've been carrying it around in my pocket for weeks. Sorry about yesterday's note. I didn't mean one egg and a dozen pints, but the other way round. When you leave my milk knock on my bedroom window and wake me because I want you to give me a hand to turn the mattress. Please knock. My TV's broken down and I missed last night's Coronation Street . If you saw it, will you tell me what happened over a cup of tea? My daughter says she wants a milkshake. Do you do it before you deliver or do I have to shake the bottle? Please send me a form for cheap milk, for I have a baby two months old and did not know about it until a neighbour told me. Please send me details about cheap milk as I am stagnant. Milk is needed for the baby. Father is unable to supply it. From now on please leave two pints every other day and one pint on the days in between, except Wednesdays and Saturdays when I don't want any milk. My back door is open. Please put milk in 'fridge, get money out of cup in drawer and leave change on kitchen table in pence, because we want to play bingo tonight. Please leave no milk today. When I say today, I mean tomorrow, for I wrote this note yesterday. When you leave the milk please put the coal on the boiler, let dog out and put newspaper inside the screen door. P.S. Don't leave any milk. No milk. Please do not leave milk at No. 14 either as he is dead until further notice.
  5. LukeM

    The Doctor's Note...

    Just a general question really... I'm going to have a wisdom tooth out. I work in a call centre. I can envisage that I might not be able to talk for a couple of days and I might have a chubby hamster cheek look going on. My work requires me to provide a doctor's note for any sickness. Will I get a doctor's note or do I need to go about it another way? Really... don't think I'm going to feel like 4hr + shifts in a call centre with a sore face like so and after the valium too and the painkillers!! :no:
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  7. brideycollette

    Ladies take note for your Medicals !

    Hi thought i would just givea quick Note for anyone going for meds !! If any ladies out there... has had a lump checked out in their breasts and it turn't out to be just one of those things but is safe ! Please make sure you bring those notes from yr Dr ! I had forgtten about it and i had to get hold of my docs today for them to fax my breast report to the medical panel doc:chatterbox:......don't panic though ! Panel doc said it will be fine x Prob is my surgery said it would talke 3 weeks ! Other then that the panel doc said we were all fine Goodluck everyone ! Brides x
  8. UPDATED 6 December 2010 (below note) New Skilled Occupations Lists for General Skilled Migration commenced on 5 December 2010.Below are the new Skilled Occupation Lists (SOLs), schedules 1-4 as per Legislative instrument IMMI 10/079 [F2010L03154] for General Skilled Migration Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL). You must have a nominated occupation which is on the SOL applicable to your circumstances at the time you apply (you can contact us for a consultation - You must meet the relevant legislative criteria and criteria in the relevant schedule (not the schedules listed below) at the time of the application and also at the time of the decision - Australian Migration Process is complex and confusing at times): Useful Links IMPORTANT 05/12/2010: changes: Legislative instrument IMMI 10/079 [F2010L03154] specifies occupations, points, skilled occupations and countries for General Skilled Migration.It replaces Legislative Instrument IMMI 10/026 (which commenced on I July 2010, and takes effect from 5 December 2010.The changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists are noted under the relevant heading below. Schedule 2 SOL 1. Building and Engineering Technicians nec - 312999 - Engineers Australia has been added to Vetassess as an Assessing Authority. 2. Vetassess has been removed, and TRA is now the only Assessing Authority for the following occupations: Motor Mechanic (General) - 321211 Diesel Motor Mechanic – 321212 Motorcycle Mechanic – 321213 Electrician (General) – 341111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic – 342111 Electrical Linesworker – 342211 Technical Cable Jointer – 342212 Carpenter and Joiner – 331211 Carpenter – 331212 Joiner – 331213 Bricklayer – 331111 Plumber (General) – 334111 Schedule 3 SOL Vetassess has been removed, and TRA is now the only Assessing Authority for the following occupations: Motor mechanic (general) – 321211 Diesel Motor Mechanic – 321212 Motorcycle Mechanic – 321213 Small engine mechanic – 321214 Bricklayer – 331111 Carpenter and Joiner – 331211 Carpenter – 331212 Joiner – 331213 Plumber (General) – 334111 Electrician (General) – 341111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic – 342111 Electrical Linesworker – 342211 Technical Cable Jointer – 342212 Schedule 4 SOL Occupations added: Chief Executive or Managing Director – 111111 [AIM 60 points] Advertising and Public Relations Manager – 131111 [AIM 60 points] Art Administrator or Manager – 139911 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Conference and Event Organiser – 149311 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Liaison Officer – 224912 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Jewellery Designer – 232313 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Web Designer – 232414 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Food Technologist – 234212 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Biotechnologist – 234514 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Education Reviewer – 249112 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Network Administrator – 263112 [ACS – 60 points] ICT Systems Test Engineer – 263213 [ACS 60 points] Fisheries Inspector – 311311 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Primary Products Inspector nec – 311399 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Fitter and Turner – 323212 [TRA – 60 points] Snowsport Instructor – 452314 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Occupation removed: :Medical Technicians nec – 311299 [Engineers Australia – 40 points] Vetassess has been removed, and TRA is now the only Assessing Authority for the following occupations: Motor mechanic (general) – 321211 Diesel Motor Mechanic – 321212 Motorcycle Mechanic – 321213 Small engine mechanic – 321214 Bricklayer – 331111 Carpenter and Joiner – 331211 Carpenter – 331212 Joiner – 331213 Plumber (General) – 334111 Electrician (General) – 341111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic – 342111 Electrical Linesworker – 342211 Technical Cable Jointer – 342212 New ENS Occupation List – Subclasses 121 and 856 Legislative Instrument IMMI 10/089 [F2010L03158] specifies the occupations, locations (in this case Australia), salaries and assessing authorities for ENS applications. This takes effect from 5 December 2010 Occupations added: Advertising Manager – 131113 [AIM] Art Administrator or Manager – 139911 [VETASSESS] Biotechnologist – 234514 [VETASSESS ] Chief Executive of Managing Director – 111111 [AIM] Conference and Event Organiser – 149311 [VETASSESS] Construction Estimator – 312114 [VETASSESS] Education Reviewer – 249112 [VETASSESS] Fisheries Inspector – 311311 [VETASSESS] Fitter and Turner – 323212 [TRA] Food Technologist – 234212 [VETASSESS] ICT Systems Test Engineer – 263213 [ACS] Jewellery Designer – 232313 [VETASSESS] Liaison Officer – 224912 [VETASSESS] Network Administrator – 263112 [ACS] Primary Products Inspector nec – 311399 [VETASSSES] Snowsport Instructor – 452314 [VETASSESS] Web Designer – 232414 [VETASSESS] Occupation removed: Medical Technicians nec – 311299 [Engineers Australia] Australian Visa Priority Processing State Migration Plans Australia ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations) Due to the way information is noted by DIAC many get confused and based their decisions on incorrect information. This has increased emails and telephone calls we receive from people all over the world and also from Migration Agents who are confused. As a professional practice we do not depend on web site information but depend on the actual legislative instruments and policy advice manual. For clients to choose the correct list we have put a explanatory note in each list. Australian Visa Processing Priority for Decision Ready Visa Applications Processing Priority for Decision Ready Visa Applications -In order to speed up the processing of visa applications, GSM Brisbane (GSMB) has a system whereby we as your lawyers can sign a declaration that we are lodging a complete application (ie, each and every required document has been lodged). In this process the time for allocation to a case officer is 10 working days.Please also note that this does not mean that the decision will be made in 10 working days. Once the case officer is allocated the case, the processing time depends on each particular case.This scheme will be used ONLY if the file is absolutely COMPLETE. If any documentation is outstanding this scheme is not applicable. We are requested by many to make submissions to DIAC and for certification Decision ready and to submit Checklists (DRCs). We undertake this task for client who lodge applications via us and only if the application meets the criteria for Decision Ready. We can only undertake this task from new clients who has all ready lodged the application only if we can verify if the application is a decision ready application and only after we are satisfied that all documents are in order and lodged. Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 1 Explanatory note: This list includes SOL occupations (in ASCO) that apply to all General Skilled Migration visa applications that were not finally determined (in the pipeline) as at 1 July 2010. This SOL in existence prior to 1 July 2010 in ASCO code (schedule 1) – applies only to General Skilled Migration (GSM) applicants who lodged their application prior to 1 July 2010. Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 2. Explanatory note: This list applies to applications made on or before 31 December 2012 for a Subclass 885 (Skilled-Independent), 886 (Skilled – Sponsored), or Subclass 487 (Skilled – Regional Sponsored) visa by an applicant who held a Subclass 485 visa on 8 February 2010 or had applied for a Subclass 485 visa that was not finally determined on 8 February 2010, and may nominate an occupation on the current SOL or the new SOL that commences from 1 July 2010. This list also applies to applicants who held a student visa in subclasses 572, 573 and 574 on 8 February 2010 and who apply for subclass 485 visa on or before 31 December 2012. Applicants can only nominate an ANZSCO occupation from 1 July 2010. The ASCO codes correlated to ANZSCO occupations provide DIAC-endorsed policy guidance for the purposes of acceptable skills assessments. An applicant with a relevant valid skills assessment in an ASCO occupation should map it to the relevant ANZSCO occupation. This SOL in existence prior to 1 July 2010 in ANZSCO code (schedule 2) – applies to GSM applicants who are eligible for transitional arrangements and who lodge their application before 1 January 2013.
  9. Dawny

    pet passport please take note!!!!

    please take note if you are shipping your dog / cat to Australia, please consider the pet passport, it only cost a few extra £££££ compared to what its already costing you! My o/h was so sure we would not be returning to the uk, so chose to decline the pet passport scheme! :mad: which caused major panic once we decided to return, we wasted no time in getting our boys to the vet for their rabies jab so that we would have plenty of time with them in oz, rather than a full 6 months behind bars on our return, Also you pretty much have to organize it all yourselves regarding quarantine kennels back in the uk, which seem far and few between! We found one which had very few long term dates available!! Close by which meant we could visit every weekend! 30 days apart was bad enough but 20 weeks has been awful, however they are due home now on the 25th along with yet another huge bill!! Still as daft as ever, just got over a tummy virus which the whole kennels came down with, but happily all well again! One needs fattening up and the other, well lets just say it looks like we could roll him home lol, Please ask your pet transport company about passport, we all hope not to return, but you really don't know how things will work out, plus the extra surprise of a hefty bill on top of their flights is a bit of a shock! x ( still not forgiven o/h yet) :mad:
  10. When you are looking for quotes regarding shipping, firstly ask if you are able to pack certain items yourself! As you will find you pay a high price for them to do it for you, Money which you can well save doing it yourself, Some companies will let you do this providing you use their box's and list/and leave them open so that they can list what is in it! Also if you use their insurance, check and double check what you are covered for, Some may only pay out if you lose your whole load, even if one item is saved, they don't pay up! So check very carefully, Also if you are unsure if your stay in Australia will last the course, Keep all your packing box's etc safe, you can save a whole lot of money if you should return, (you will also find if you leave it to the shippers to pack, They will never fill the box, hence more box's, higher price, more volume)! Same goes if you are bringing pets to Australia, whatever you do, keep the crates safe! You will be surprised at the saving you make by reusing them, if you should return to the uk! John
  11. skipjack

    And on a lighter note

    I hope this works - it's my first attempt at adding a picture...
  12. Please take 2 mins to read This is not really related to the topic of this web site. It is only related by the destination of the calls. :mad: Over the last week I have had a several phone calls from a strange phone number, at first the line went dead after I picked up, I did a 1471 and found it to be a New Zealand number. I have a friend in New Zealand so I thought the calls could be coming from her. Lucky for me I put the phone number in to a Google search and found that this is a dodgy number. Other people have received calls from this number and generally they are from an Asian sounding man saying I had been incorrectly charged bank charges and if I give him my card details he would refund them to me. Unfortunately for him their was a big cushion at the bottom of the tree I fell out of He's not getting me with that old chestnut. So I lead him a log for a bit and then told him their was a whole forum thread dedicated to his phone calls……… what’s that he has cut me off. The only disappointing thing about this is he probably just moved on to the next unsuspecting victim. I am aware that loads of you lucky people who are waiting phone calls from c/o’s will be 1471ing in the hope of no missed calls, but if the number is not one you recognise then pop it in a Google search before you ring it. :mad:Hope this helps
  13. I'm fortunate to have got my visa and we are off in 3 weeks, I have read in the Australia & New Zealand magazine, that said you need take dental and doctors files with you. After speaking to my surgery, they have said that they with give me a copy at £50 per family member. This seems alot with everything else we are having to pay out, especially when my dentist is not charging a penny. Some friends have suggested not taking them. Has everybody takien theirs, or are going to? Thanks, Kelly
  14. Dear all I'm writing this for all those people that are where my wife and I were about five or six weeks ago, that is in the UK, stressed out sitting in rented accomodation after selling our home (to an a**e who tried to drop the offer at the last moment!) saying goodbye to everyone we know and love and sending our dog off to be couriered around the globe in a big wooden box. We were plopping ourselves! One month in and I'm typing this from a four bedroomed house that we managed to rent fully furnished (that was lucky) while being pestered by my dog who actually managed to put weight on during his travels. I've been a silent member of this group (had a different user ID in the UK and have just re-registered) and a number of the postings worried me a little before we left, mainly the experiences of 'anti pom' sentiment from the locals. My experience of 'anti pom' sentiment include us spending Christmas day with an Australian family who we had never met before after being invited by a lady in the local cafe who was appauled that we were spending Christmas day without family so insisted we spent the day with her's. They could'nt have done more to make us feel welcome. I have told this story to two expats who have been here five and two years respectivley and they have both had similar experiences! When we moved into our property on the 15th Dec we took ourselves out to say hello to the neighbours (which took a little bit of doing for us because we really are not outward going people) and have been around to two of their house's for drinks since (and been invited to a new years eve party from some friends of their's a couple of streets back!). The local copper lives on the street and loaned me his lawnmower as we don't yet have one. All these people are Aussie's. Now I'm not saying that Australia is a big love in and I'm in no doubt that there are lots and lots of people that aren't like the people we have met - but I'm only telling you like we have found it. People are very inquisitive and seem a little shocked when they realise just how much we all put ourselves through to emigrate, the most common response though is to wish you luck and I've had a couple of pointers from folk as to where to start looking for work. As I said earlier this is aimed at people in the position we were in not so long ago ourselves - Hope this helps. Top tips! Do not close your UK bank accounts (tell them your going to suck it and see for a while!) and make sure you keep a credit card, you cannot get one until you are in employment over here and they are just too useful. If you set yourself up with internet banking and leave an amount in the UK it's easily managed. Be certain that your bank will let you transfer large sums of money if you are leaving large amounts in the UK to transfer at a later date. Most of them want you to 'drop down to the branch!' to sign for anything more than £10K! When it comes to renting property write a covering letter explaining who you are and why you currently have no job (ie. you have just landed) and if you have never rented before state this is because you were a home owner for x number of years and offer character references in place of landlords statements. We also offered to show the agent our bank balances in the UK to prove we could cover one months rental and were willing to pay a number of months in advance to swing the deal, we never had to do this but stated in the covering note that we would be willing to. Bring a laptop - it is a HUGE benefit when looking for property, it can cover more ground than you and you can register with all the agents for e mail updates daily. We brought one out then bought a pre-paid one month internet account with Dodo ($25 from Tandy) that let us use the laptop from the phone line in our initial rental - we also done our banking on this and used Skype (pre paid account, put £10 on via paypal and calls to landlines cost us .012£ per minute!) to call friends and family! You don't have to be a computer wizard to do this, I'm certainly not - just ask people. And lastly but probably the most importantly - talk to people. Pass the time of day in cafes and shops, say hello to neighbours - whats the worst thing that can happen, they don't talk back. Good luck and I wish you all the same good fortune that we have had so far (here's hoping it lasts!) :wink: Mike & Jayne Rowville, VIC
  15. Apologies if this has had an airing before , but it is such useful info............. 1.) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. 2.) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house. 3.) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine. 4.) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It! 5.) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing.) 6.) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake. 7.) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome. 8.) Whatever: Is a women's way of saying F@!K YOU! 9.) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to #3.