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kyte

April 17, 2017, 10:19:50 AM
Gawd.  Dead as a dodo here.  Back to Whirlpool then
 

Chris

March 20, 2017, 01:24:44 PM
SO here we are again. It's been *months*. Sorry isn't really enough so I'll write a big post in a thread.
 

Jarrod

October 15, 2016, 03:20:20 PM
Guy here selling Certificates, Diplomas, etc. Should he be??
 

Chris

October 02, 2016, 08:48:58 PM
Actually BC... we're buying 65 acres down south and most is bush so lord knows what's living in it. :)
 

Chris

September 10, 2016, 08:14:16 PM
Re adverts. I inadvertently let the ClearTalk app expire and it took a day or two to sort out. Spam all gone again now :)
 

Jarrod

August 30, 2016, 08:27:49 AM
What the heck? Advertising?
 

Jarrod

August 02, 2016, 08:49:59 AM
Good to see you back, Bambu.  :)

bambu05

July 26, 2016, 06:09:42 AM
Chris, your house is sold...wonderful news.
The future in a new place awaits.
No more foxes and thorny scrub horror to negotiate.
 

Chris

June 25, 2016, 09:36:23 AM
Likewise. I had all sorts of plans for posting but real life has overtaken me again. Still, the house is sold and we'll be on the move soon so maybe I'll have time to focus. So many things happening out there too!
 

Minx

May 25, 2016, 08:34:18 PM
Hi Strangers
Been caught up with work and family related  *censored* for months now
There IS light at the end of the tunnel
 

Chris

May 24, 2016, 10:32:41 PM
I love looking at the forum stats (bottom of main page). They tell such lies!! :D
 

Chris

May 24, 2016, 10:16:39 PM
Good lord... not been in for 4 days. I'm slipping.
 

Chris

May 11, 2016, 07:09:59 AM
Hey Bambu... is Mel35m any relation? You seem to share a few ideas!! :D
 

Chris

May 08, 2016, 05:30:44 PM
Why do I get he feeling Beforesj isn't maybe all s/he seems??  :D
 

Chris

May 04, 2016, 07:31:04 AM
Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you all... :)
 

Chris

April 27, 2016, 01:11:59 PM
Oh I do like the quiet... but I'd like to be disturbed now and then. Where *are* you all?? :(
 

Jarrod

April 22, 2016, 04:48:54 PM
Perhaps a few days early, but in case I am not around on the 25th...

LEST WE FORGET
 

Chris

April 21, 2016, 08:22:34 AM
No word from Alain. I wonder if that helped?? Might be nice to get some sort of response!!

Alain

April 19, 2016, 11:11:13 AM
I did it again, I hope that is more specific :(

Alain

April 19, 2016, 11:09:28 AM
I did it again, I hope that is more specific :(
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 11:01:39 AM
Alain: I think you need to be more specific in telling us what you need. Australia ia a huge place. :D
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:49:14 AM
Admin: Seems I forgot to register the "Log in with FaceBook" App properly. Should work fine now. If there are any problems mail me and I'll sort them out! :D

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:45:52 AM
I donĀ“t know if I done it well, thanks anyways :)
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:37:38 AM
Alain: write a longer post in 'The Lounge' and we'll see what we can do. :D

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:37:28 AM
homework, sorry
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:36:26 AM
What's a hw??

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:30:11 AM
Somebody can help me about a hw? It is about basic information about australia, like languages, type of coin, capital and those kind of things.
 

Chris

April 17, 2016, 07:46:41 PM
Looks like AO is back to being a giant blog again! Where *is* everyone lately:
 

Chris

April 14, 2016, 08:11:58 AM
Admin: There are 30 requests for membership form people who've not activated their accounts. I sent a reminder so we will at least learn if they are real... or bots!! :D
 

Chris

April 11, 2016, 07:29:45 PM
New member "Autobot' welcome... lets hope with new members we start to get a bit more active as we move away from the hot weather. :)
 

Jarrod

March 30, 2016, 03:41:28 PM
Which is what Turncoat is. All smoke - no substance.
 

Chris

March 29, 2016, 07:39:39 AM
Not much comment on DD until something actually happens. Right now it's all threats, smoke and mirrors!!
 

Patricia

March 23, 2016, 07:50:52 PM
Am surprised that there is no mention of the possible DD. I do wish TA would button his lip and let MT get on with his job as PM, possibly only for a very short time. :-\
 

Chris

March 18, 2016, 08:55:32 AM
Welcome aboard Rosco. Hope you enjoy your membership. There are very few rules as such here other than 'play nice'. Other than that... just comment on current affairs, what you like or dislike about your life and/or the world in general but basically, have fun. :)
 

Chris

March 18, 2016, 08:52:45 AM
I hate painting. Those of you on my Facebook friends list will be well aware of this by now but I figured I'd widen the boredom and tell everyone else as well. :)
 

Chris

March 18, 2016, 08:52:45 AM
I hate painting. Those of you on my Facebook friends list will be well aware of this by now but I figured I'd widen the boredom and tell everyone else as well. :)
 

Chris

March 03, 2016, 05:26:32 PM
AO is on Facebook yes... but it's about as busy as here. I'm totally overwhelmed renovating my house in case I have to sell... :(

bambu05

February 25, 2016, 08:01:44 PM
Is AO on facebook anywhere?

bambu05

February 16, 2016, 06:16:24 AM
Thank you, Minx.
Same to you.
Beware the "love rat" Valentines Day scammers...they told 65 yr old Maria she was beautiful, and she sent them $15,000 of borrowed money...that she'll never see again.
 

Minx

February 14, 2016, 10:31:27 AM
Happy Valentines Day boys and girls  ;)
 

Jarrod

January 20, 2016, 09:15:41 PM
Happy Australia Day...in case I am not back before.

bambu05

January 06, 2016, 08:10:39 PM
Thanx Minx,
good to be back.
Been living the nightmare renovation life, preparing the home for sale...as the market drops. :)
 

Chris

December 30, 2015, 07:37:27 PM
The 'problem' is that we can't see the chatacter set he's using to post. It's possibly Cyrrilic so we'd probably need it translated before we could see it anyway. :)
 

Minx

December 29, 2015, 10:58:58 AM
ptencikrep..you are now Banned.

Chris/Jen - have locked the topics he has spammed in so that you can see.
Not sure how he got through,
Will Delete the posts he has made in 48 hurs, unless you do so earlier.
 

Minx

December 25, 2015, 02:41:42 PM
Hi Bu - PLEASED to see you...we were getting a tad anxious about you mate! ;D
 

Minx

December 25, 2015, 02:37:01 PM
Jarrod - this is not open for discussion.
 

Jarrod

December 24, 2015, 09:14:35 PM
"He wasn't a gentleman Jarrod" - sorry Jen, Red?

bambu05

December 22, 2015, 03:47:49 AM
Fights?  Aggro?
Nah.
 

Chris

December 21, 2015, 08:43:36 PM
Some great news. Heard from Bambu who lost his password. Have mailed him a new one so hoping he'll be back soon to start new fights and cause as much aggro as he did in days of yore... :D
 

jen

December 17, 2015, 10:43:20 PM
He wasn't a gentleman Jarrod

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Offline Chris

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Moving along.
« on: May 24, 2016, 10:28:06 PM »
Just left a shout about being missing... again... so thought I'd explain a little. Basically, we're just moving along with the moving. No idea how Bambu is getting on but *we're* motoring! The contracts are being drawn up, the photographer is booked for tomorrow and then we sit back and hope for the best.

Exactly what that will mean isn't clear yet. Some of me wants to buy a small B&B outside Melbourne; some of me wants to go north and live in hippyville (a.k.a. Nimbin) some of me is wondering whether to rent in a nearby suburb. No clear idea yet. We've lived around this area for 15+ years so it'd be hard to just up sticks and run.

Anyway, no matter where we go the site will stay put. The domains that link to the site are secure for a couple of years yet and as long as I don't cark it we should be fine for a long while yet. :)
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Re: Moving along.
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 10:29:49 PM »
Anyway, no matter where we go the site will stay put.

Another option is to buy a motorhome or car and caravan and hit the road. We're got no idea of exactly *how* to do that... or if we'd be eligible for a pension if we did... but it might be worth a shot eh?? :D
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Re: Moving along.
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 08:32:33 PM »
You and the good Lady are in  the same boat as me.. :-\

Am trying to decide between a house and business in SA
OR
A Park home in Hervey Bay
OR
Buying a motorhome and embracing my Inner Gypsy

All I DO know is that my last day of work is 18th November

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Re: Moving along.
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2016, 09:17:22 PM »
CC, having been doing a lot of travel both here and overseas for many years now, I have observed many "gypsies", heard many stories etc and have come to a few conclusions. 1) We have encountered many people who have sold everything up to travel (and yes in many cases you are entitled to "rental assistance" once you are homeless). I could not believe this when I first heard of it, but yes the Govt does in fact hand out R/A to many. In fact we became good friends with a caravan park manager, and he told us of the tourists who arrive in their huge motorhome/caravans, dripping with jewellery and every mod con, and then bring in a form for him to complete so that they can support their R/A claim. Obviously, you would find out more about this if you visited Centrelink. 2) We have encountered many along the road who have told us of health issues occurring whilst travelling and the result being that the partner/spouse etc has been left in dire straights. 
What I have come to believe is that you should always have a land base, even if it is a little two bedroom unit in a country town somewhere that you are able to comeback too if you are no longer able to travel.

Australia is a vast land and in my opinion one of the best countries of all. So many amazing places to see and if you love Mother Nature then you will never be disappointed.

I had a laugh when I read the mention of Nimbin, I often made that same statement a few decades ago, a few years ago my husband and I decided to visit. What a disappointment, gone are the "fun loving hippies", the town (and this came from a store proprietor) is now full of ice, violence and not exactly a good place to visit. Still I have seen it and it wasn't exactly how I remember it being described back in the 1960's.
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Re: Moving along.
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 06:32:28 AM »
Just left a shout about being missing... again... so thought I'd explain a little. Basically, we're just moving along with the moving. No idea how Bambu is getting on but *we're* motoring! The contracts are being drawn up, the photographer is booked for tomorrow and then we sit back and hope for the best.

Exactly what that will mean isn't clear yet. Some of me wants to buy a small B&B outside Melbourne; some of me wants to go north and live in hippyville (a.k.a. Nimbin) some of me is wondering whether to rent in a nearby suburb. No clear idea yet. We've lived around this area for 15+ years so it'd be hard to just up sticks and run.

Anyway, no matter where we go the site will stay put. The domains that link to the site are secure for a couple of years yet and as long as I don't cark it we should be fine for a long while yet. :)

Fine for a long while yet?
More good news.

bambu is going along, slowly.
Have lived in the same home for 40+ years.
Look at all the clutter! [well, it's just stuff we use, sometimes...but do we need 5 suitcases, when we 'never' travel anywhere!]
We broke the "if a new item comes in, an old item must go out" rule.
6 Eskies, a few too many methinks.

Everything in the home was 'Mission brown" colour from the 70s.
The world has moved on from Mission brown and multi-coloured shag pile carpet.  :D
The blinds needed replacing, the whole place needing painting, the gardens needed re-planting/re-landscaping, "buyers demand excellence".
It's taken a long time to transform the home...but it's nearly finished.

Now comes the sale...selection of an agent, setting of a price, auction or private treaty, I have a headache already!  :D

 

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