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Old Sep 29th 2004, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Olibeneli
Thank you for a nice and sensible reply
Sounds like 'cos it's drier, you can be outside longer - just with the lights on !

Some folks on here could learn a bit from you.
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Originally Posted by Olibeneli
Thank you for a nice and sensible reply
Sounds like 'cos it's drier, you can be outside longer - just with the lights on !

Some folks on here could learn a bit from you.
Oliberneli, apart from a couple of obviously silly posts in this thread the advice, facts given to you by people are correct. You may not like the answers but they are correct. If you sit outside without insecticide at night you risk mosquito borne illness admittedly not in the middle of sydney tho the traffic fumes will have killed any self respecting mozzie. Its early spring here now, broad daylight at 5.30 am, what time do you think it will be light in summer then? Ive been up half an hour and have another hour and a half to 'kill' before I can legally start work so here I am.

Office workers dont finish at 2pm business world needs to operate business hours would you expect to ring your lawyer for eg and find he went home at 2pm people still have to do normal hours, shops open as 'late' as 9pm. So office/shop workers get home in the dark or an hour or so before dark all year round.

You liked nickys post because it pointed out restaurants etc have lights, well surely so does the UK in winter. I thought this thread was about daylight hours not if electricity had reached Australia yet, which it has but it does struggle to cope in summer especially after a nice storm which in summer Sydney and Brisbane often get daily, well we hope to, it will break our always heaven sun which is actually because we are having a drought.

Sydney is our main city and caters for a lot of tourists, obvioulsy it will have more nightlife/facilites were not silly when it comes to the tourist dollar, most are not going there tho because of property prices.

Edit: Some Gyms do open at 6am.

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Originally Posted by jad n rich
Oliberneli, apart from a couple of obviously silly posts in this thread the advice, facts given to you by people are correct. You may not like the answers but they are correct. If you sit outside without insecticide at night you risk mosquito borne illness admittedly not in the middle of sydney tho the traffic fumes will have killed any self respecting mozzie. Its early spring here now, broad daylight at 5.30 am, what time do you think it will be light in summer then? Ive been up half an hour and have another hour and a half to 'kill' before I can legally start work so here I am.

Office workers dont finish at 2pm business world needs to operate business hours would you expect to ring your lawyer for eg and find he went home at 2pm people still have to do normal hours, shops open as 'late' as 9pm. So office/shop workers get home in the dark or an hour or so before dark all year round.

You liked nickys post because it pointed out restaurants etc have lights, well surely so does the UK in winter. I thought this thread was about daylight hours not if electricity had reached Australia yet, which it has but it does struggle to cope in summer especially after a nice storm which in summer Sydney and Brisbane often get daily, well we hope to, it will break our always heaven sun which is actually because we are having a drought.

Sydney is our main city and caters for a lot of tourists, obvioulsy it will have more nightlife/facilites were not silly when it comes to the tourist dollar, most are not going there tho because of property prices.

Edit: Some Gyms do open at 6am.
May as well stop giving factual information out eh? Sarcasm about having electricity and outdoor heaters is what the punters want to hear.
Q. What time does it get dark down under? A. When you turn the fuc*ing lights out.
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Originally Posted by jad n rich
Oliberneli, apart from a couple of obviously silly posts in this thread the advice, facts given to you by people are correct. You may not like the answers but they are correct. If you sit outside without insecticide at night you risk mosquito borne illness admittedly not in the middle of sydney tho the traffic fumes will have killed any self respecting mozzie. Its early spring here now, broad daylight at 5.30 am, what time do you think it will be light in summer then? Ive been up half an hour and have another hour and a half to 'kill' before I can legally start work so here I am.

Office workers dont finish at 2pm business world needs to operate business hours would you expect to ring your lawyer for eg and find he went home at 2pm people still have to do normal hours, shops open as 'late' as 9pm. So office/shop workers get home in the dark or an hour or so before dark all year round.

You liked nickys post because it pointed out restaurants etc have lights, well surely so does the UK in winter. I thought this thread was about daylight hours not if electricity had reached Australia yet, which it has but it does struggle to cope in summer especially after a nice storm which in summer Sydney and Brisbane often get daily, well we hope to, it will break our always heaven sun which is actually because we are having a drought.

Sydney is our main city and caters for a lot of tourists, obvioulsy it will have more nightlife/facilites were not silly when it comes to the tourist dollar, most are not going there tho because of property prices.

Edit: Some Gyms do open at 6am.
You've cheered me up no end.
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Originally Posted by cresta57
May as well stop giving factual information out eh? Sarcasm about having electricity and outdoor heaters is what the punters want to hear.
Q. What time does it get dark down under? A. When you turn the fuc*ing lights out.
There! I wonder if I'll get shit loads of that Karma stuff for being such a helpful little chap

Its like banging your head against a brick wall mate. Off to check my jobs now before it gets dark
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Originally Posted by cresta57
May as well stop giving factual information out eh? Sarcasm about having electricity and outdoor heaters is what the punters want to hear.
Q. What time does it get dark down under? A. When you turn the fuc*ing lights out.
There! I wonder if I'll get shit loads of that Karma stuff for being such a helpful little chap
What is your purpose reading and replying to threads/posts on this forum without being either funny or informative ?.

Most sane people understood my question was about the amount of daylight available through the seasons and the fact that it could well be different to the UK due to relative positions of London/Sydney to the equator ....further still some realised or inferred that the fact that the tilt of the earth favours the southern hemispheres summer months.

Everyone knows it gets dark when you turn lights off......don't they ?...

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[QUOTE=Olibeneli]What is your purpose reading and replying to threads/posts on this forum without being either funny or informative ?.
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Cresta unimformative I've never met him, but hes posted some of the most useful and factual information on working in the constructon game I have read on here. Some of his posts on getting a licence are so spot on they should be put on a BSA website.

There is a real 'void' here where people in the UK think that a pommy bloke whos come out, lived here a a full year, set himself up in a business, and given very realistic information on everything from climate/litigation/house building/drugs/setting up a business/working here: is talking rubbish!!!!!!

I bet if he had rambled on about beaches, buying a prado, how cheap everything was everybody would be calling him Mr helpful, but this guy is probably far more useful to you, he tells it like it is, good and bad.

Heres to Cresta
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Default Re: When does it get dark down under ?

Originally Posted by Pollyana
They had a vote once on Daylight Saving here, and the reasons against it genuinely were that the people thought all their furniture would fade in the extra sun, and - honestly - the cows would be confused and stop giving milk.

People do seem to generally get moving earlier - The Bloke is up and about by 6 am even at weekends, during the week its 5am - I hasten to add I am NOT up that early EVER!!! He is often out walking - as are many others - by 5.30am, also washing the car and stuff. Mad, absolutely barking!
Mind you, the barking is another reason for being up early, as not just the birds but all the local hounds are up early too and its like a zoo!

Curtain shutters, hey Pol

Must agree with whats been said on the whole. I miss the long summer evenings, but the good weather so early in the mornings means we're often out on the boat by 6am in the summer. (with sunscreen on, because you CAN get burnt at that time ) So by mid-afternoon we're all tired and ready to come home anyway.
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Curtain shutters, hey Pol

Must agree with whats been said on the whole. I miss the long summer evenings, but the good weather so early in the mornings means we're often out on the boat by 6am in the summer. (with sunscreen on, because you CAN get burnt at that time ) So by mid-afternoon we're all tired and ready to come home anyway.
My problem is that I'm a night owl, always have been, probably always will be. The only way I ever manage to be up at sunrise is cos I haven't got to bed yet!
I'd like to echo Jad'n'rich - Cresta posts some really good stuff - he's quite right about Gympie, my MIL lives in a similar place and its just dead after 7pm, no food, pubs closing, dark and dismal. Tourist centres are different, but country towns - forget it, they are shut!
I'll admit, before I came here I had spent a lot of time in Tassie, where you get the long evenings in summer; but in Qld it was a real shock to find myself coming home from work in the dark, summer AND winter - worse than the UK
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Originally Posted by Olibeneli
What is your purpose reading and replying to threads/posts on this forum without being either funny or informative ?.

Most sane people understood my question was about the amount of daylight available through the seasons and the fact that it could well be different to the UK due to relative positions of London/Sydney to the equator ....further still some realised or inferred that the fact that the tilt of the earth favours the southern hemispheres summer months.

Everyone knows it gets dark when you turn lights off......don't they ?...
Take the time and trouble to look back at this thread again, I informed you directly of the very short twilight time in the first post, dusk here is less than 10 mins. Not something you would even give a thought to normally. Then in the second post I then informed another poster who had asked if it meant getting up earlier that YES, a lot of people do get up much earlier here. Again in my third post I pointed out that the city I live near is closed for the evening by around 9pm, I'd have thought that was factual and informative for anyone.
Then we get a reply that reads to most people here as a tongue in cheek response, "just because it's dark you don't have to go inside because wow they have lights down in Sydney" and double wow "they have outdoor heaters". You replied that "you could just stay outdoors with the lights on" Others have explained in far longer posts the reasons why people here in Qld do not do the same and your very own response was "You've cheered me up no end"
I live here and I post accurate information and will answer any question that I have first hand experience of.
By your own response if your outside with the lights on you don't give a shit what time it gets dark hence the reply you got.
What you have to remember is pretty soon you may find yourself typing away answering peoples questions as factually and informative as only someone who lives and works here can, when you give a sarcastic response to a legitimately helpful post and "big up" one on the miracles of electric lighting and heaters expect to incur the wrath of people who take the time and trouble to type a bloody reply in the first place.
That's my rant over for the evening
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
My problem is that I'm a night owl, always have been, probably always will be. The only way I ever manage to be up at sunrise is cos I haven't got to bed yet!
Solution: have the curtains opened at sparrows fart by the man-servant.
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Solution: have the curtains opened at sparrows fart by the man-servant.
THE CURTAINS OPENED!! :scared: :scared: Michelle, are you listening! Its is being suggested that curtains can be opened in Qld!!!
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THE CURTAINS OPENED!! :scared: :scared: Michelle, are you listening! Its is being suggested that curtains can be opened in Qld!!!
If you can not find the right buttons on your man-servant, perhaps a Remote-Control Curtain Drawer?
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