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    I have enjoyed the responses to this thread,...

    I have enjoyed the responses to this thread, thanks everyone. :smile

    The episodes have aired in this country on Sunday evenings, one week after they were broadcast in the UK, so I watched the last...
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    Thanks everyone for your informative opinions...

    Thanks everyone for your informative opinions :rolleyes:

    I have seen the first episode now so we are only seven and a half days behind here.

    I think it is too early for me to make a judgement...
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    Wot, no Dr Who thread?

    I don't post on here so much these days since I am neither a contractor nor in the UK any more (although HMRC still harass me even this far away). But I do look on here from time to time to get a...
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    There are two questions that have to be...

    There are two questions that have to be considered:

    1. Where are you tax resident?
    2. Where is your company tax resident?

    I haven't looked into the Australian rules but I do know that the...
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    Sticky: I meant to say, Gidday is the New Zealand...

    I meant to say,

    Gidday is the New Zealand pronunciation of hello.
    G'day is the Australian pronunciation of hello.

    It is important not to get the two mixed up.
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    Sticky: I'm in Auckland, New Zealand now. The UK and...

    I'm in Auckland, New Zealand now.

    The UK and NZ both do daylight savings but in opposite directions and on different weekends.

    So,

    last Saturday, I was 13 hours ahead of UK time.
    today I am...
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    Sticky: Gidday! :wave:

    Gidday! :wave:
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    Sticky: I am afraid that I have to report that although I...

    I am afraid that I have to report that although I finished a permie job last week I have now started in a new permie job.

    The employment market here is small, there are some contract roles but the...
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    Sticky: I guess that you all have finished work for the...

    I guess that you all have finished work for the week and are now settling down for your weekend now.
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    Sticky: Hello. :wave:

    Hello. :wave:
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    Sticky: I thought that I had better stop by in here and...

    I thought that I had better stop by in here and say hello. :wave:
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    Thanks all. :wave:

    Thanks all. :wave:
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    Sticky: I appear to be ill :puke: so I didn't go to work...

    I appear to be ill :puke: so I didn't go to work today.

    That's permies for you. ;)

    It is complete coincidence that today is Superbowl day. :)

    I can't drivel on here all night like I used to,...
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    Australia has changed significantly over the past...

    Australia has changed significantly over the past ten years - the influx of money generated by their resources boom has resulted in a country that is brimming with self-confidence.

    I noticed that...
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    Sticky: That's right.

    That's right.
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    Sticky: I don't really like taking sickies though - I...

    I don't really like taking sickies though - I think that must be a hangover from my contracting days.
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    Sticky: The sickie might be an option.

    The sickie might be an option.
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    Sticky: Except I can't watch the Superbowl this year...

    Except I can't watch the Superbowl this year because I will be working.

    Damn Permie annual leave allowances combined with being forced to use some of it over Christmas by the employer has left me...
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    Sticky: TPD is open for business again just in time for...

    TPD is open for business again just in time for me to drivel all night while the Superbowl is on.
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    Sticky: Evenin' :happy

    Evenin' :happy
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    Sticky: I have not had much occasion to drivel in the...

    I have not had much occasion to drivel in the past few years so I suspect that my visit will be short.
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    Sticky: I thought that I should stop by as I had heard...

    I thought that I should stop by as I had heard 'on the grapevine' that TPD was back.
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave:

    Morning all :wave:
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    Sticky: :yay:

    :yay:
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    The Danish had the right idea. Every bar or...

    The Danish had the right idea.

    Every bar or restaurant has to decide what it's smoking policy is - either

    1. Non smoking
    2. Separate smoking and non-smoking areas
    3. Smoking throughout
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  36. Thread: Australia

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    I would certainly recommend a stopover in...

    I would certainly recommend a stopover in Singapore or Hong Kong on the way to Australia.

    The climate is very different to both where you are from and where you would be going to. The culture is...
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    Day of the Doctor?!! It won't be shown in my...

    Day of the Doctor?!! It won't be shown in my timezone until Sunday evening, that will be Sunday morning for you lot, so I haven't seen it yet.

    :tantrum:
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    I have been living in a country that uses the...

    I have been living in a country that uses the plastic notes for the last five years and I think they are fine. We rarely use them though because debit cards are used everywhere.

    I took a trip back...
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  42. Thread: Carjacked!

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    I hope he didn't. He will get done for...

    I hope he didn't.

    He will get done for carrying a fare-paying passenger without a licence if he did.
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  44. Thread: Carjacked!

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    :eek: I'm glad your are alright though, and...

    :eek:

    I'm glad your are alright though, and your car is alright too so that is a bonus.

    It will be interesting to find out what (if anything) the police are going to do and what reason they...
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    You could use For whom the bell tolls by...

    You could use For whom the bell tolls by Metallica. :rolleyes:

    Some friends of mine went for We have all the time in the World sung by Louis Armstrong from that Bond film, which I thought was very...
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    Arse. I haven't completed the ZX Spectrum...

    Arse.

    I haven't completed the ZX Spectrum version yet. :(
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