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Melissa in Australia

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  1. rural areas are not moving very much faster. DD 20 is absolutely heartbroken that she still cannot go see her male friend. You are only allowed to see your boyfriend if you are intimate which she is not. and as both her and him are back to living with respective families, they cannot count each other as single and having a bubble. I have suggested to her that they both just have to exercise in the same general area and bump into each other. She think I am suggesting bending rules. ( called me a lawbreaker 🤣)
  2. I personaly know someone who was a resident not a citizen and had to go to court for something over 16 years ago. the Barrister told him that if he ended up with a suspended prison sentence of 12 months or even a 12 month good behaviour bond and then breached it , he would have a very high chance of being deported. also a permanent resident, non citizen, if they leave the country, say to go overseas to visit family. If they have had a criminal record they may be denied entry back into Australia
  3. Do you have pets inside? Do you have those oil burner things or those perfume spray things? Have you tried changing all cleaners to non perfume Have you tried airing out whole house every single day.
  4. Yes. 😂 My DH, who is Canadian carries a 2 litre bottle of ketchup in the car for the very odd time he gets fish and chips.
  5. I didn't think you are meant to drown your food with condaments. They contain exactly the right amount for a meat pie
  6. The law has existed for a long time. Any non citizen can be deported if they commit a crime that involves a 12 month or more prison sentence. It is not NZ specific. It has just become more focused in the media lately.
  7. well it is a great way to get rid of drug dealers... which is what most of them went to prison for. NZ should send him back AFTER he has finished his prison sentence. Life here is only something like 20 years.... it is ridiculously low
  8. same here We store ours in egg cartons in the cupboard. I write the date on them with pencil . that way I am always using the oldest eggs. I keep them for up to 4 weeks no problem.
  9. Human nature or American nature? I can think of many countries that have the majority of their population that care deeply about deaths and issues that don't affect them as individuals
  10. Victoria has got the turnaround for test results to less than 24 hours, apparently a lot of results are now available within 6 hours
  11. I just learned the same thing. I have to take the mail to the post office to be posted
  12. Just an ordinary day Twin 2 had a meltdown over math. He had to count bugs in jars and work out which jar had the most. All jars had less than 10. Took 30 minutes for him to calm down. He then had a meltdown over drawing a picture of a character in a book of his choice instead of doing a written book report. He taught his twin brother what snigger and a snarky smile mean then had a meltdown when twin 1 demonstrated his understanding by sniggering at him. Took him an hour to calm down over that one. Self regulation has always been a problem. Planted some seeds in the greenhouse
  13. from watching various youtube homesteading channels it seems it is a thing in USA. they pack day old chickens into a box and mail them express they also seem to do turkeys, ducklings , and geese. I don't think it is something that is done in Australia. edited to add I think homesteading is the USA term for what we would call living self sufficiently , or living off the land
  14. when I was little my parents said those exact things, and they did stop and whatever child was taken out of the car, given a few smacks on the bottom, put back in the car and we all kept driving. My parents also had a strap hanging on the kitchen wall that they would use frequently . it was the way things were back in those days.
  15. not long after We were placed with the twins, and they were still in their very bad trauma state I had to take them on public transport to meet up with case manager who was then going to escort me to a access visit.. it was a 4 hour trip by public transport. both twins started screaming, and one started self harming ( punching and slapping himself in the face). the bus driver wanted to put us out in the side of the highway. this was on a stretch that was at least 30 km from the nearest town. I was so shocked that I just laughed and treated it like he was joking... it was an awful awful expe
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