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Melissa in Australia

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  1. it makes sense to me ONLY because I listened to a podcast about people with this sixth sense just last week, not because it is something I have experienced
  2. the being warm part doesn't bother me as much as the "so many preservatives". that would have me not eating it. After having to participate in organizing sporting fundraisers I agree. Companies are making a fortune out of fundraising and the sporting group only gets a very very small percentage. scrap the fundraiser and just give a donation is the only way to stop those profiteering companies.
  3. no I have never heard of it We had a traditional fruit cake decorated with mazapan icing. We saved the top tier to eat on our first wedding anniversary
  4. Yes as an Austrian I am fully aware of the damage that cats do to an environment where there were not really many predators. Many Australians and me included think that cats should not be allowed as pets here at all . the number of Australian native species that have become extinct or teetering on extinction here just because of introduced cats is huge.
  5. Yes. it is the environmentally house that we built because of DH's Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
  6. As a landlord I wouldn't have so much problem with pets if the tennents would keep them outside. But there is no way to enforce that.
  7. thank you My DH built it. He built the whole house 😊
  8. Critical Thinking Co. for some great puzzle and logic books manipulatives - last year we bought some knights to use as math manipulatives - it tied in with our medieval studies and the twins thought they were way more exciting then wooden blocks educational literacy and math games audio of great classical books Blue Planet documentaries nature kits if they will tie into your science - something like fossils, gemstone collection, or human body kits microscope year pass to the museum whiteboard Montessori wooden letters
  9. I will try to upload a photo of my kitchen.
  10. I would so love to do this for the twins but shipping to Australia is just too much green with envy
  11. Not extreme at all. I know someone who has her companion service animal inside with her. it is a goat. a friend of one of my older boys had a pet rabbit in her rental house with her. When she left some of the electrical wiring had to be replaced because it loved chewing the insulation off wires.
  12. glad the day is done. I am exhausted stacked a mountain of split fire wood into the woodshed. It took the whole morning. It was a very big pile vacuumed entire house 2 loads of laundry washed hung out, brought in and folded scrubbed both bathrooms washed all floors dusted whole house 1 hour gardening cooked lamb roast with veggies for tea
  13. serve tea or coffee or something else instead of alcohol to everyone? would avoid the conflict
  14. I live in a country where the drinking age is 18. my 4 oldest children have all left home at around 18. I no longer have control over what they do with their lives. the time to teach them about family expectations happens long before they turn 18 and leave home. they all know my standards . what they do when they are not at home is their responsibility - I only drink water and DH has a beer about 3 times a week that is it.
  15. I have watched a YouTube thingy from someone called pepper and pine - she buys the most beautiful artwork supplies and science equipment. She does a Montessori or Steiner or something along those lines. If I am ever thinking of spending some money I have a look at her YouTube for some ideas
  16. if there were less pets in the world there would be a heck of a lot less resources needing to be used. it is not essential to life to have a pet. if you cannot afford to have your own place or have a pet friendly rental then you don't need a pet. just as simple as that.
  17. the landlord OWNS the property. they are the one who has worked and saved hard to BUY the property. They are the one who has to do the maintenance between tennents to make the property rent-able.
  18. o landlords should NOT have to allow pets. I am a landlord of 1 house/ We have a no pet policy. we have made an exception ONCE for a tennent that promised that their dog was an outside only dog - only for them to then bring the dog in to have pups and keep the pups inside. We don't charge enough rent to replace floors and walls because of people who cannot keep their animals outside. My niece though her giant dog was a half human and of course it should be inside her rental house. all the plaster had to be replaced in the living room when she moved out of her rental house because the dog not only urinated against some walls but chewed the plaster off one wall when everyone was at work Why should landlords be forced to have animals in THEIR houses? Why?
  19. Ah - I must have miss heard. thanks for correcting my error 🙂
  20. maybe it was a particular type of rat. But the documentary definitely said that the rats they were discussing did not have bladders
  21. government agency technical error found and fixed. Someone working in the NDIS had put twin 1s birth date as 1900. Which had caused huge trouble with their computer processing system. as I don't get to see any paperwork until the very finish of the process I was unaware of this silly error. This has only taken 2 weeks and about a dozen phone calls to work out
  22. the very first thing that came to my mind is a private investigator DH was on workcover for a work injury. We had private investigators doing things like that trying to see if they could spy him doing anything active. Some of them even came to the house and spoke to us. They eventually paid the neighbour to SPY on us. but DH was genuinely very ill and they couldn't "find" anything incriminating. the neighbour must have felt guilty and before the shifted away they came over to apologizes. My sister once had a crying baby at night that she couldn't settle. She put it in the car and drove around and around the block for about an hour. the police pulled her over thinking she was casing a house. they were very apologetic once they understood she was just trying to get the baby to sleep. One of the police officers told her that he drives to get one of his littlies asleep too.
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