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scottishcelts Jan 20th 2011 1:20 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by fish.01 (Post 9115831)
1) Learnt how to strip gyprock/plasterboard from the walls of a flash riverside apartment :)

2) Met an english lady helping who moved to cleveland when she first arrived in brisbane to get the big house/pool etc that many british dream about and said the quiet retirement atmosphere almost sent her insane/depressed. Has sold it all and moved closer to Brisbane and now happier. We agreed that for many british (not all) used to compact heavily populated cities the better option would be a smaller house in a busier inner area.

3) Learnt that behind some modest looking mirrored doors in Duncan Street in West End there is a fantastic greek/asian supermarket/deli.

4) Learnt that this half complete residential development now has the most unfortunate name in Brisbane: http://www.watersedgewestend.com.au/main.html (sound, open in IE)


I live in Cleveland and it's wonderful. :wub:

fish.01 Jan 20th 2011 1:23 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by scottishcelts (Post 9115837)
I live in Cleveland and it's wonderful. :wub:

Shall I quote some of your previous posts :)

Bernieboy Jan 20th 2011 1:26 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
That having a wad of tissue up yer nostril cause the fkr won't stop bleeding not only makes you look stupid but you cant drink from a tea cup:thumbdown:

Sherlock Holmes Jan 20th 2011 1:27 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by Bernie Barfly (Post 9115845)
That having a wad of tissue up yer nostril cause the fkr won't stop bleeding not only makes you look stupid but you cant drink from a tea cup:thumbdown:

But can you drink from a beer mug? :)

Bernieboy Jan 20th 2011 1:28 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by alistairboyle (Post 9115847)
But can you drink from a beer mug? :)

Will let you know later;)

Sherlock Holmes Jan 20th 2011 1:32 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
Today I learnt that cutting the grass in 33 degrees is preferable to cutting it in 10 degrees. :) (or less)

kmthor Jan 20th 2011 1:33 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
i cant spell and my grammer sucks:(


lol

TGA Jan 20th 2011 1:33 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
That the 2 m3 load of logs i just had delivered dont burn very well:frown:

TGA Jan 20th 2011 1:34 pm

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To trust no-one :frown:

BadgeIsBack Jan 20th 2011 8:44 pm

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I learnt nothing to my answers but the questions continue to mount...

TGA Jan 20th 2011 8:48 pm

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You actually CAN polish a turd

scottishcelts Jan 20th 2011 11:20 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by fish.01 (Post 9115840)
Shall I quote some of your previous posts :)

That was from a previous life :D

I is now settled and enjoying life. :thumbup:

kimilseung Jan 20th 2011 11:26 pm

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by bcworld (Post 9115373)
I learned today that one of the darlings of the dotcom boom in Australia was a company called Sausage Software! I thought that was pretty funny...according to Wiki they sold products called snaglets! :lol:

That takes me back, my first html editor was Hotdog, so they are still going.

Turban Explorer Jan 21st 2011 12:02 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 
That the Greek news channel is still far more informative than the Aussie despite the fact I don't speak a word of 'bubble'

That Nicole Kidman seems to be modeling her new look on Kryten from Red Dwarf :ohmy:

fish.01 Jan 21st 2011 12:44 am

Re: Wot tings ave yous learrnt tooday?
 

Originally Posted by scottishcelts (Post 9116935)
That was from a previous life :D

I is now settled and enjoying life. :thumbup:

That's really good, I'm happy for you. :thumbsup: Just to emphasise it I am not saying everybody should avoid the quiet outer suburbs just that for "some" people they would be too quiet and/or lonely and the big house/lap pool does not compensate those people. For others they love it. It seems like 90% of people on here are heading to those type of estates I just wonder whether the percentage should be lower as they can make some british immigrants miserable?


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