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[*] posted on 16-1-2013 at 07:03 PM


Happy birthday to dear crizle. Hope it is a great one.
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... and thank you Krystina for the lovely Christmas card!
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[*] posted on 7-1-2015 at 02:53 AM


42C at midday here
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[*] posted on 7-1-2015 at 08:18 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Mundoo  
42C at midday here


No wonder your mail catches on fire! :(
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[*] posted on 7-1-2015 at 07:45 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by Mundoo  
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No wonder your mail catches on fire! :(


It caught fire in NSW. Nowhere near SA :frog:
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[*] posted on 7-1-2015 at 08:01 PM


Talking of fires, has been Adelaide's turn.

David (my SO) and my daughter and grand-daughter have been involved with the catastrophic fire in the Adelaide hills. The state declared it an event and the full state crisis system swung into action.

David who is an active member of St John Ambulance and the SA Country Fire Service was fully involved with St Johns and as he commented yesterday he has only slept at home 2 nights this year as of yesterday.

My daughter is a Captain of a SACFS brigade and they have been involved with strike teams to protect assets.

My grand-daughter is a fire-fighter and has also been on a strike team to the hills.

The fire was still out of control after 6 days.

The weather change yesterday was interesting. It bought heavy rain to some of the fire ground and big winds but also lightning strikes to a lot of the state that started more grass fires.

The weather change did result in a lessening of the fire activity and today I see a lot of strike teams have been cancelled. David slept at home last night and his crisis roster cancelled.

Remarkably no lives have been reported as lost so far.
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[*] posted on 8-1-2015 at 02:28 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Mundoo  
Quote: Originally posted by misterteapot  
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No wonder your mail catches on fire! :(


It caught fire in NSW. Nowhere near SA :frog:


En-route! :spin:
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[*] posted on 10-1-2015 at 02:58 AM


Pleased to hear that you and yours are safe, Vicki.
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[*] posted on 21-1-2015 at 09:16 AM


Is everyone on holidays??? It is so quiet in here ... and the ID numbers are ticking over soo slowly.

Am I the only one in Australia not at the beach?
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[*] posted on 22-1-2015 at 01:30 AM


Quote: Originally posted by malleechick  

Am I the only one in Australia not at the beach?


I live on the beach :)


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[*] posted on 23-1-2015 at 12:14 PM


I've been in Iceland & Norway... so pretty much the opposite of the beach! ;)

However, I'm back now. As an Adelaide girl, it was pretty surreal (& very distressing) to hear about all the fires back home while I was so far away - & surrounded by snow. :(

I'm glad that you & your family are alright, Vicki.
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[*] posted on 25-1-2015 at 11:09 PM


So what is everyone's ones reaction to the news that Prince Philip has been made a Knight of Australia in the Australia Day Awards?

To quote some of this news item:

Prince praised for long life of service
The Prime Minister said the honour for Prince Philip recognised his contribution to Australia throughout the Queen's 62-year reign."Prince Philip's long life of service and dedication should be honoured by Australia," Mr Abbott said.



Umm hello......... just because he and his wife (the Queen) have lived to a very old age (in comparison to the average age of the general population) means that he has given long service anyway.

But to who? Surely not to Australia? The Duke of Edinburgh Awards, while admirable, are just not only available in Australia to Australian youth. They are available in 140 countries.

To say that I am mystified about why Prince Philip, I am not surprised given Tony Abbot's out of touch with ordinary Australia's reality.

Tony Abbott knights Prince Philip?? Who next? Churchill? George VI? Harold II? Edward the Confessor?
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[*] posted on 26-1-2015 at 02:18 AM


the newspaper headlines are asking whether it is april fool's day or australia day?

tho i wonder what brownie (err.. knight) points he is seeking from the queen... pretty sure she won't help him win the next election

april fool

on other matters
great to see 4 women as australians of the year (in their categories)

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[*] posted on 26-1-2015 at 03:03 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Mundoo  

Tony Abbott knights Prince Philip?? Who next? Churchill? George VI? Harold II? Edward the Confessor?


Me! Me! Pick me! Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :P
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[*] posted on 26-1-2015 at 05:25 AM


I'll pick you Mister Teapot!!

In fact all of us here have contributed to the preservation of snail mail - we should be recognised for that.



Where would Australia Post be without us keeping them busy?
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[*] posted on 26-1-2015 at 07:41 AM



I suspect Abbott will probably make his horse a Senator :shocked2:
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[*] posted on 31-1-2015 at 02:35 AM


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-29/clarke-and-dawe--the-duke-of-...

if you missed clarke and dawe this week, here is the replay - very funny, but then they often are
and next time i am "speechless", it could be that i am not well - i might have laryngitis...

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[*] posted on 31-1-2015 at 04:51 AM


For Postcrossers in Sydney ... it may be worth a trip to the State Library next time you are in the city.

They have an exhibition of 1940s and 1950s pulp fiction on at the moment. While that may be enjoyable enough, it is possible that they have postcards of them to sell as well.

I can't see anything on the Library shop site ... but that's not necessarily an indicator.

I bought a couple of packs of 10 pulp fiction covers postcards packed in a little tin box from that library a few years ago.

Someone might like to have a look and report back. I'm not likely to get to Sydney while the exhibition is on ... :(
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[*] posted on 21-2-2015 at 02:06 AM


Hi hi Aussie pxers :)

There will be a Meetup in Wagga Wagga on Saturday 28 March

Everybody will be very welcome :)

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I live where there has never been a mail delivery service, even though I am in an 'urban' area. So I have a subsidised PO box at the town PO.

But the LPO between me and my PO will close at the end of next month, and those box holders are being offered a three day a week delivery service.

Trouble is, some of my 'urban' neighbours had a PO box at the LPO and some have it in town.

Those of us who have one in town have not been included in the discussions about the delivery service.

So, when renewal for the PO box comes up at the end of March, I will probably lose my subsidised PO box because there will be a delivery 'service' in my area.

So my choices are Pay More or Reduced Service. Hmmm

Not happy.
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So I have a subsidised PO box at the town PO.


Me too, though it keeps going up each year, was very cheap in the beginning.

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But the LPO between me and my PO will close at the end of next month, and those box holders are being offered a three day a week delivery service.


You would think that servicing PO boxes would be cheaper than a delivery service (even 3 days a week) surely?

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Trouble is, some of my 'urban' neighbours had a PO box at the LPO and some have it in town.

Those of us who have one in town have not been included in the discussions about the delivery service.


Maybe you all should make your presence known to the powers that be.

Similar happened many years ago here, Aust Post did a survey for delivery and only surveyed one new housing development nearest the main town, they didn't survey the whole island nor the other built-up housing areas on other parts of the island. Luckily? the survey of that group didn't get the 51% Aust Post requires and so delivery didn't go ahead to there.

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So, when renewal for the PO box comes up at the end of March, I will probably lose my subsidised PO box because there will be a delivery 'service' in my area.


You could argue against it because you were never included in the initial discussions and theoretically you don't know about the delivery as you never received notification from Aust Post.

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[*] posted on 28-2-2015 at 01:15 AM


Thanks Mundoo for the responses. I've been toying with the idea of lodging a complaint with AP, but perhaps I need to sit back and let it play out before I do that.
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[*] posted on 28-2-2015 at 01:53 AM


Quote: Originally posted by malleechick  
I've been toying with the idea of lodging a complaint with AP...


Me too...

Yesterday I received a HUGE parcel of mail from the Coffs Harbour Post Office, going back to October 2014, *notwithstanding* the fact that I had lodged a Mail Redirection Notice with AP to start *prior* to leaving...

glenasena and I shared the PO Box at Coffs (as we do here in Albury) so she got a stack of stuff as well (including Vicki's 2014 Xmas card!)

The most interesting article among all the mail was a letter from AP inviting me to extend the mail redirection!!!
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[*] posted on 14-4-2015 at 09:18 PM


That April 1 deadline has come and gone and not much seems to have changed in my mail delivery.

I renewed my PO box for the year at the same rate. So kept the discount.
Many of my neighbours have erected mail boxes - some very interesting constructions - and some are getting mail deliveries.

Interestingly, some are not. AP seems to have lost their requests for redirection. One of those affected is a postie!

Perhaps it will affect me next year.
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