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Forum: The Barbie
Jun 22nd 2020, 3:02 am
Replies: 133
Views: 20,993
Posted By Gibbo

Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

Have been here for 54 years but do not feel the least bit Australian. Have had a good life here and would only say good things about it as it has been good to me but a Scot I will always be.
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 28th 2019, 1:22 am
Replies: 133
Views: 20,993
Posted By Gibbo

Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

The word has been Maroon during my lengthen life. My school colours were maroon and gold and my favourite fitba' team's colour was maroon. Neither were ever pronounced marone
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 14th 2019, 1:35 am
Replies: 45
Views: 6,094
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Who else worries about great Britain despite having emigrated?

Only from England and Wales and even Wales are beginning to rebel.
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 19th 2019, 3:53 am
Replies: 103
Views: 18,722
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Roll Call...

Look in every now and again but don't normally post. I must say that it is good to see so many of the old crowd posting once again.
Apr 6th 2019, 6:35 am
Replies: 322
Views: 36,327
Posted By Gibbo

Re: The country we left behind

The best cause of action is for the Acts of Union to be rescinded. Scotland and England can then go their separate ways. After all they both want different things. England can leave the EU and be...
Forum: Canada
Apr 6th 2019, 6:09 am
Replies: 164
Views: 37,225
Posted By Gibbo

Re: So when does it "get better"

It will take you, if your like me, around 5 years to feel you belong and appreciate what the country offers, but again if you are like me, even after over 52 years you won't ever call it home despite...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Gibbo

Re: British Citizenship

I wouldn't bother with British citizenship, go for the Aussie one.
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 8th 2017, 2:47 am
Replies: 996
Views: 58,906
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Did the UK do the right thing in voting to leave the E.U.

I don't pretend to be an expert on oil but I do know Scotland could support itself without it. It doesn't gain anything from it at present. Highly regarded experts have given a different assessment...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 6th 2017, 2:42 am
Replies: 996
Views: 58,906
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Did the UK do the right thing in voting to leave the E.U.

Do some research on the amount Scotland gives to Westminster. The myth that Scotland is subsidised has been perpetuate for years, but recently it has been acknowledged that it is the other way...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 5th 2017, 9:08 am
Replies: 996
Views: 58,906
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Did the UK do the right thing in voting to leave the E.U.

The only thing I want to say is Westminster has never been kind to the Scots and as the Scots parliament cannot borrow it has to balance the books with the pocket money that Westminster returns to...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 5th 2017, 2:52 am
Replies: 996
Views: 58,906
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Did the UK do the right thing in voting to leave the E.U.

Technically they do, but not a very good idea. The Scots will have their referendum whether May agrees or not. Independence is the best thing that could happen to Scotland.
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 5th 2017, 2:44 am
Replies: 996
Views: 58,906
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Did the UK do the right thing in voting to leave the E.U.

Sturgeon wants it when the terms are known and at the same time as the EU countries vote. This means that May cannot trade away Scotland's assets to gain a better deal for the south of England.
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 15th 2016, 12:01 am
Replies: 1,621
Views: 84,778
Posted By Gibbo

Re: The Trumpmare is happening... Who will win?

If common sense is all that is required, why is it so obviously missing from so many arguments? Would it be correct to assume it had died?
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 13th 2016, 1:12 am
Replies: 1,621
Views: 84,778
Posted By Gibbo

Re: The Trumpmare is happening... Who will win?

I had no idea what the electoral college was, so I did a little research. Each state has a set number of electors. Wont go into the rigmarole of how they get the job or how they are supposed to vote,...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 7th 2016, 5:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Andy Murray World #1

Your geography needs attention. Scotland is a sovereign country. UK is a political union only.
I consider it to be an insult to be called a Brit. Here endth the the only lesson that you will...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 6th 2016, 11:22 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Andy Murray World #1

Funny, I thought he was a Scot. Must have been misinformed.
Aug 24th 2016, 8:39 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,863
Posted By Gibbo

Re: 50 years almost to the day.

Thankyou all for your kind words. I don't think I am much different to lots of others. I suppose if I sit down and write it all, it might just fill a book. I do get angry when I hear how some asylum...
Aug 23rd 2016, 3:07 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,863
Posted By Gibbo

50 years almost to the day.

I have never posted very often but for some reason I felt compelled to post this today. 50 years ago I arrived in Sydney with my husband, two toddlers, 3 months pregnant and with 1500 pounds to our...
Forum: Australia
Jan 23rd 2016, 4:11 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,787
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Education Uk v Oz

We learn something every day.
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2016, 10:08 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,787
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Education Uk v Oz

Sorry but that is how the selective schools in the urban areas of the state were started, except for a few like Ruse and maybe Sydney Girls and Boys. If you read the site you noted, you will find...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 22nd 2016, 4:07 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,980
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Bushfires - Tasmania

I was in Tassie mid October and I could not believe how brown and dry the countryside was.
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2016, 4:03 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,787
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Education Uk v Oz

To the best of my knowledge the only time you will find a dual stream high school is when the Dept. of Edu. decide to create a new selective school. They don't build a new school, they simply choose...
Forum: Australia
Jan 19th 2016, 9:33 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,787
Posted By Gibbo

Re: Education Uk v Oz

8 of the top 10 high schools in NSW are State schools.
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 30th 2015, 10:37 am
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Gibbo

Re: GB win Davis Cup

Andy Murray won both of his singles matches against the USA. He didn't play in the doubles in that match. James Ward won only one game, which was good, but where would they have been if not for...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 8th 2015, 6:06 am
Replies: 373
Views: 46,851
Posted By Gibbo

Re: SW Scotland photos

Truly beautiful pictures that bring a tear to my as they have brought to the fore many many great memories,
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