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  1. 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:
  2. Gingers not in demand. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/denmark/8768598/Sperm-bank-turns-down-redheads.html :laugh: There are too many redheads in relation to demand," he told told Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet. "I do not think you chose a redhead, unless the partner - for example, the sterile male - has red hair, or because the lone woman has a preference for redheads. And that's perhaps not so many, especially in the latter case. sperm from donors with brown hair and brown eyes was particularly in demand, I'm sure that Prince Harry wouldn't have any problems re; being turned away, I reckon plenty of women wouldn't mind having his babies....
  3. WA turns to UK to find workers Monday 11th July 2011 Western Australia needs thousands of skilled workers and the state government is taking its recruitment drive to the United Kingdom. A booming resources sector, which has sparked some $225 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the coming 25 years, will leave Western Australia short-staffed and even the nation as a whole cannot answer the demand, the state government says. Projections show the need for up to 150,000 extra skilled workers by 2017, WA Training and Workplace Development Minister Peter Collier says. Visiting the UK on a 10-day tour to promote WA as a destination for skilled migrants, Mr Collier said the state offers an attractive lifestyle and good working conditions. 'Working in Western Australia will give people the opportunity to develop skills that can be transferable back to their country of origin,' Mr Collier said in a statement. 'We aim to show skilled migrants, short-term workers, working holiday makers and their families the opportunities in Western Australia.' The area forecast to be most in need of skilled workers is health care and social assistance, where an additional 28,200 positions are expected to become available over the next six years. Construction, education and training positions are also projected to be in demand, followed by jobs in retail, transport, postal services, warehousing, scientific and technical services. Openings are also expected in the services sector, from aged care and automotive to hospitality and tourism. Mr Collier will attend migration expos in England, Scotland and Ireland where he will also meet with government representatives and migration agents to promote the opportunities in Western Australia. An industry and government delegation is accompanying Mr Collier, including representatives from the Australian Hotels Association, the Motor Trades Association, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA, and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA.
  4. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p> Mine would have to be buying a cheap car for work! (With the idea to do it up over time) <o:p> </o:p> I bought an HX Holden for $3,500 and was told it should only cost about $500 to get it on the road... (How stupid was I?) :goofy: To get it to almost roadworthiness cost another $3,000, but I needed to bog the door as it was rusty and buy some seat covers (as the seats were ripped) My beautiful wife said bugger it just re spray the car and get seats re upholstered. <o:p> </o:p> Well............ I decided to change the colour, not only change the colour, but change the colour so it didn’t match the interior, not a good move, so now I needed a whole new interior. <o:p> </o:p> So all that is sorted and I’m driving the car to the spray painter and the engine starts making funny noises???? Turns out I’ve blown the head gasket (or so I thought!) <o:p> </o:p> Anyway I find someone to fix the head gasket, take the car to them only to get a phone call a few days later to tell me the engine is stuffed and I need a new one! :swoon: So after some sucking up to my lovely wife :wubclub: it is agreed I’ll get a replacement engine. <o:p> </o:p> 2 weeks later it’s delivered back to the spray painters and the engine they’ve put in is worse than mine (or so I thought). Bloody thing is smoking, has a cracked head gasket and doesn’t sound like a V8 should! :mad: After a phone call it is agreed I bring the engine back. <o:p> </o:p> The engine goes back and the money he gives me back is $600 less than I paid him, :realmad: he wants money for mucking me about, he wants paying for his time!!!! :realmad: After a few choice words I get most of it back, but now the bits off my engine are on his and my engine is bare, so he tells me to come back and everything will be sorted! I come back to find the lazy sod had done nothing, so after a few choice words I now have 2 engines, well one is mine and the other is his with my bits that I need to get off and return back. <o:p> </o:p> Then I get my 1<SUP>st</SUP> lucky break, my night shift manager was a mechanic and loves working on old engines and has agreed to fix my engine. Well it turns out that sometime in its past my engine has been cooked and has a cracked block, so the only thing it’s good for is nothing! :mad: So now I’m on the lookout for a new engine. <o:p> </o:p> So as I type this, my interior is in 1 suburb my engine in another and body somewhere else with some chrome in my garage! My pockets are lighter my ear is sore from Tracy :realmad: and I have no car... :cry: All Tracy tells me is I could have bought a new car for the money you have spent!!!! However when this car (or should I say IF) comes home it will be like brand new! <o:p> </o:p> Should I tell her how much the stereo system is costing LOL? :wink: <o:p> </o:p> Anyway that was my great idea that wasn’t so great, what’s yours?
  5. Hi All Just wondered if anyone knew the answer to this question!! As we are a family of 4 on a qld state sponser 176 visa, we have been approved but no case officer yet!, as you are probably aware we are cat 5 on list. Hubby a carpenter/joiner and if it takes as long as the recon maybe 2012, my eldest son will turn 18 begining of January 2012. What will happen? Will he have to apply for a seperate visa or will he still be ok to come on ours, as we applied before he turned 18? It was just a terrible thought I had if this was the case of us going in 2012. Thankx Jan
  6. Apologies if this has already been answered, but we are concerned that due to the new processing times given, our eldest daughter will be 19 by the time our visa is looked at. Does this mean that she will no longer be able to be included on our visa? Would really like some assurance as this will make the difference between us going or not, so would rather know now so we don't waste the next three years living in limbo!