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Old Jul 30th 2013, 4:42 am
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We've got our citizenship ceremony next Wednesday, never thought it'd be us. Feeling a little bit as if I've turned my back on Mother England, but in my heart I never could. Timing couldn't be worse now I gotta vote for Laurel or Hardy . Told my old man yesterday and he choked up, pride not sadness, choked me up too if i'm honest.

Gonna be celebrating on the way home by changing lanes for no apparent reason.

Chuffed to bits , thanks for all the advice in the early days, hope I've paid back

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We've got our citizenship ceremony next Wednesday, never thought it'd be us. Feeling a little bit as if I've turned my back on Mother England, but in my heart I never could. Timing couldn't be worse now I gotta vote for Laurel or Hardy . Told my old man yesterday and he choked up, pride not sadness, choked me up too if i'm honest.

Gonna be celebrating on the way home by changing lanes for no apparent reason.

Chuffed to bits , thanks for all the advice in the early days, hope I've paid back

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Congratulations Steve - have you learnt all the words?
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Congratulations Steve - have you learnt all the words?
Cheers fella, I was hoping to blag it, gonna say the under God bit just in case he's about lol
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Cheers fella, I was hoping to blag it, gonna say the under God bit just in case he's about lol
fella?
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Laurel or Hardy!

Congrats and Enjoy!
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We've got our citizenship ceremony next Wednesday, never thought it'd be us. Feeling a little bit as if I've turned my back on Mother England, but in my heart I never could. Timing couldn't be worse now I gotta vote for Laurel or Hardy . Told my old man yesterday and he choked up, pride not sadness, choked me up too if i'm honest.

Gonna be celebrating on the way home by changing lanes for no apparent reason.

Chuffed to bits , thanks for all the advice in the early days, hope I've paid back

Steve & Family


And in your honour of changing lanes for no apparent reason, I am going to drive round the roundabout the wrong way and flip the bird to whoever challenges me on it like a lady did to me a while back.

Have a great day at your ceremony - it certainly is a lovely day out and its a good feeling when you see the effort that goes in to it, makes you proud to be there.
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We've got our citizenship ceremony next Wednesday, never thought it'd be us. Feeling a little bit as if I've turned my back on Mother England, but in my heart I never could. Timing couldn't be worse now I gotta vote for Laurel or Hardy . Told my old man yesterday and he choked up, pride not sadness, choked me up too if i'm honest.

Gonna be celebrating on the way home by changing lanes for no apparent reason.

Chuffed to bits , thanks for all the advice in the early days, hope I've paid back

Steve & Family
Congratulations!!!!
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Having just done my ceremony, I'd say it was well worth it- it is an interesting evening seeing just how many different nationalities there are becoming citizens. The Brits were just outnumbered by the Saffas, but beat the Indians, Koreans Chinese, Thai, Philipinos, Argentinians and Iraquis at mine, and there was a lone Yank.

Do you know all the words to Waltzing Matilda- the Banjo Patterson version? They made us sing that- I didn't know if it was a test of our Aussieness or not, but luckily I knew the words, having sung it with my preschoolers!!
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I was singing waltzing matilda last night in the nags, can't beat a midweek piss up

I'm well looking forward to it, reckon I'll cock something up though
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Having just done my ceremony, I'd say it was well worth it- it is an interesting evening seeing just how many different nationalities there are becoming citizens. The Brits were just outnumbered by the Saffas, but beat the Indians, Koreans Chinese, Thai, Philipinos, Argentinians and Iraquis at mine, and there was a lone Yank.

Do you know all the words to Waltzing Matilda- the Banjo Patterson version? They made us sing that- I didn't know if it was a test of our Aussieness or not, but luckily I knew the words, having sung it with my preschoolers!!
That is a remarkable statistic!

They must be cleverer, (or more desperate)!
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Originally Posted by stevenglish1;

Gonna be celebrating on the way home by changing lanes for no apparent reason.
This made me laugh

Congrats Steve, great post!
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This made me laugh

Congrats Steve, great post!
He got it slightly wrong. It should be for no reason!
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Apparently we'll be getting presented an Illawara flame tree each, lovely looking tree.
they'll be going down the bottom of the garden in the indiginous plant bit I reckon, perhaps one in the front. 35m high according to gardening folk, eek
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That is a remarkable statistic!

They must be cleverer, (or more desperate)!
St Ives is a well known Saffa ghetto!!!! Also Jews make up a large percentage of the population, due to the very good school, MASADA, which is surrounded by razor wire and gun-toting security guards.
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