Welcome to the Forum - General Aussie Chat - page 8

Having been guilty myself of hijacking threads saying hello and just chatting to my fellow Aussies I thought it might be worthwhile for us to have a thread that is just dedicated to general Aussie... Read More

  1. Visit  Grace Oz profile page
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    bloody football! ......
    it's started ...again!!!!
    not only is it on all weekend, it's now on monday nights as well!!!!
    oh well..... i get to hog the computer again for a few months! :chuckle
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  3. Visit  OnTheShoales profile page
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    where the bloody football are you?!?

    Quote from grace oz
    bloody football! ......
    it's started ...again!!!!
    not only is it on all weekend, it's now on monday nights as well!!!!
    oh well..... i get to hog the computer again for a few months! :chuckle
  4. Visit  gwenith profile page
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    I love the completely foriegn language convesations about football that go on at work - to it is all terra incognita
  5. Visit  AussieTina profile page
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    No no no no you have it all wrong! It is a good thing that the footy is on again

    I just get really weird looks and comments from the kids when i am sitting in the loungeroom all by myself yelling at the tv

    Go the mighty Broncos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Visit  Grannysmith profile page
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    Quote from grace oz
    don't worry helen, there's plenty of others who don't care much for sport either. :uhoh21: post about whatever you wish to discuss, seek advice about, share etc. it doesn't have to be about sport!

    welcome to allnurses and the aussie forum. there are many aussies who read the posts, but they're too chickens*** to participate and join in the debates, discussions etc! :icon_roll they're what we call ... "lurkers"! :d

    you'll find this is the best nursing website on the planet!
    it must be, it tolerates us aussies!!
    that would be me, 'lurker!' g'day all you aussies, hope you have a great day at work today or a relaxing day off. i myself am an aussie but because i married a canadian, (what was i thinking, it's frezzzzing in canada!) i had to move to british columbia. so far i am still waiting to get registered... even though i have a job waiting for me . i am missing queensland weather and all things australian at the moment, especially vegemite. some problem with manufacturing and shipping it to the stores here, whatever, i'm having withdrawal syptoms big time!! thankfully my parents are sending a jar over :hatparty: anycase wonderful nurses of the best website ever, enjoy your day and be proud of who and what you are... a bloody damn good nurse! :d
    Last edit by Grannysmith on Apr 6, '06
  7. Visit  Grace Oz profile page
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    g'day granny! glad you popped in and said hello! i betcha miss 'granny smith's' too, eh? do they have those apples in canada? :-)
    i recently sent some vegemite to some of our american friend's here on allnurses. they'd not tried it. some liked it, others didn't. haha.
    tell your folks to buy from a catering wholesaler. you can buy a tray of those small sachets,( as in those plastic bubble thingo's), used in hospitals or hotels etc. it's a 240g tray, so not too big to post and you only open a sachet as you require.
    good luck with your new life in canada! if you get too homesick, just pop in here and we'll try and give you some good ol aussie banter! :-)
    cheers......
  8. Visit  Grannysmith profile page
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    I remember when I was 14 sitting on a plane next to some American man who told me he would rather eat raw emu then a spoonful of vegemite ! Obviously did not know when a good thing hit him:chuckle. I shall definatley look into those packs, they are a good idea, thanks... oh, they do have Grannysmith apples here but not as crunchy and crisp as back home! By the way, I noticed you are soon off to America, hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy the beautiful landscapes, animals and the public atmosphere. It is interesting to notice differences between states and the their accents! Cheerio for now
  9. Visit  OnTheShoales profile page
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    there was a story in the age a few months ago that kraft, the american corporation that makes vegemite, was moving production to china and closing the factory in south melbourne. maybe they should call it sinomite instead...

    Quote from grace oz
    g'day granny! glad you popped in and said hello! i betcha miss 'granny smith's' too, eh? do they have those apples in canada? :-)
    i recently sent some vegemite to some of our american friend's here on allnurses. they'd not tried it. some liked it, others didn't. haha.
    tell your folks to buy from a catering wholesaler. you can buy a tray of those small sachets,( as in those plastic bubble thingo's), used in hospitals or hotels etc. it's a 240g tray, so not too big to post and you only open a sachet as you require.
    good luck with your new life in canada! if you get too homesick, just pop in here and we'll try and give you some good ol aussie banter! :-)
    cheers......
  10. Visit  Grace Oz profile page
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    there was a story in the age a few months ago that kraft, the american corporation that makes vegemite, was moving production to china and closing the factory in south melbourne. maybe they should call it sinomite instead...
    oh no! tell me this isn't so! nothing's sacred anymore! i hope this doesn't happen, but i fear, as with so many, (too many!), other things, it will. i tried to purchase some aussie souvenirs to take "up/over" on our upcoming trip, do you think i could buy anything made in australia???!!!! nope! almost all were made in china!
  11. Visit  Grace Oz profile page
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    i noticed you are soon off to america, hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy the beautiful landscapes, animals and the public atmosphere. it is interesting to notice differences between states and the their accents! cheerio for now
    thanks, we're really excited and looking forward to our trip.
  12. Visit  s1716698 profile page
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    hi, its ressurection sunday,he is risen. praise God, he is coming back soon
    he has a great plan for each of our lives


    open your hearts to him
    s1716698
  13. Visit  Ausnurse65 profile page
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    :roll yeah grannysmith! g'day from aus. how cold is it there anyway. i hope your registration goes thur pretty quickly. wow, it would be so exciting moving to a new country and everything. what was that queenland quote - [color="yellow"]it's sunny one day and sunny the next. just keep thinking warm things. hope you don't get too home sic
    Last edit by Ausnurse65 on Apr 17, '06
  14. Visit  sequin3 profile page
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    Quote from Grace Oz
    Bureaucracy is one of the singular most reasons for the decline in what was once an excellent healthcare system in Australia. I have witnessed some totally absurb decision making, with detrimental outcomes, in my years as a nurse.
    As a healthcare consumer, and a support person of one, I've witnessed things that, if it weren't for me being a nurse, and knowing what I know, the outcomes could have been horrendous! And a lot had to do with useless, unnecessary, 'red tape!' :stone

    I'm pleased to read your post Gwenith, that Qld health at least is making progress.

    The thing I also came to be aware of in all the years nursing in various different states, is just how VASTLY different and in someways, polarised, we are as a nation in terms of how we deliver healthcare.
    When I went to Western Australia back in the late 70's, you'd have thought I'd materialised from another planet! The parochial attitude I found there was unbelievable! And dare I try to share with them any knowledge I had, (which CLEARLY, they didn't!), I was promptly informed; "well, you're NOT in Sydney now, and this is how we do it here!". Well, excuse me! So you desire to stay stuck in nursing as it's always been done and never progress, learn and develop???!!! It was incredible! Thankfully, they've come a long way since those days! With more people migrating between the states and territories, there's less of a "them and us" attitude. More intergration & acceptance of those who have something to offer and share. More willingness to learn from people from another state, health facility etc.

    Hmmmm, sounds a lot similar to the story told by immigrants to our land, doesn't it? :icon_roll But that's another story for another day..........

    for starters we sandgropers are tribal, not parochial and the reasons for not accepting your comments was we had already tried it that way and it didnot work!!


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