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What does UK have that Oz doesn't?

Old Feb 17th 2007, 9:49 am
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Default Re: What does UK have that Oz doesn't?

Originally Posted by Wol View Post
>>What does UK have that Oz doesn't?<<

Standards.

Even now, and after years of Messrs Blair and Brown, the average decent member of the population knows when things are not done properly, and will make a fuss about it.

I am afraid that, in Oz, general standards are so low that people honestly can't work out what you are complaining about. Hence the epithet "Whingeing Pom".

(It's been a bad day - just back from inspecting our new windows....)
whats wrong with your windows?
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by SharonN View Post
up in summerleas, above Kingston. its very annoying as a couple of houses further away do have it. we can get satellite but its very very expensive. annoyingly we can see the exchnge in kingston from our house (in the distnce, we are on a hill). Its buggered up my plan of working from home once a week.......
Hah... That reminds me of the Uk... I could see BT's research centre at Martlesham from my house but back in '97 they couldn't even install an ISDN line because we were too far from the exchange... I then moved and in 2004 I was less than a mile away from the research centre and couldn't get better than 0.5 meg... Utter crap...
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 10:58 am
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plenty of rain.......
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by youngy73 View Post
whats wrong with your windows?
Maybe they sent rose tinted ones
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 11:05 am
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Maybe they sent rose tinted ones
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 11:09 am
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UK has so much more than OZ IMO, but OZ is a new country compared to UK so i guess that can't be helped.
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 11:24 am
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Default Re: What does UK have that Oz doesn't?

[QUOTE=SharonN;4415192]

I dont get the whole chocolate thing? Cadburys have a factory in Tassie so loads of cheap good chocolate QUOTE]
cadbury's definitely tastes different ($3.50) and over $2 for a mars bar at local shops ain't cheap
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Originally Posted by Bhoywonder View Post
plenty of rain.......
snow and ice
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Bhoywonder View Post
plenty of rain.......
dont know what it is about rain but we get plenty
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 12:12 pm
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snow and ice
We're hoping for lots of snow in Alpine Victoria this winter - fingers crossed
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Originally Posted by youngy73 View Post
whats wrong with your windows?
How long have you got? <g>

I don't want to talk about it at present, if you don't mind. Suffice it to say they are one of the most expensive parts of the build and have been a disaster from the beginning.
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Ian: because I go over to tas every 2/3 months.....was there for 3 weeks end dec/early jan ! oh is there, house is there... i was put on 12 months notice when I resigned once we got our visas......
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 11:18 pm
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Ian: because I go over to tas every 2/3 months.....was there for 3 weeks end dec/early jan ! oh is there, house is there... i was put on 12 months notice when I resigned once we got our visas......
You're the lawyer from Leeds !!!
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Default Re: What does UK have that Oz doesn't?

Originally Posted by Deadmeat View Post
The occasional visit to a proper country pub (max 1 slot machine) complete with traditional garden would be nice.
Yes, with a dart board...

But it isn't a deal breaker as you say...

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Old Feb 18th 2007, 12:25 am
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Originally Posted by Swerv-o View Post
Yes, with a dart board...

But it isn't a deal breaker as you say...

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Sod the dartboard just a decent pint of Theakstons, Bass, Tim Taylors..............................It's all available here in bottles so like you say it's not a deal breaker.
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