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Recent content by JohnM

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    Nice wines I have drunk recently - Red or White

    The kids can be recalcitrant, but persistence eventually wins out... 😜
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    D'oh. Ya don't go to the university for nuthin'... :rolleyes:
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    The view from my "office"

    And where is the 'kids should be seen and not heard' button when it's needed... 😡
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    A bit of humour

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    A bit of humour

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    The view from my "office"

    A PERfect morning for a bike ride.
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    IIRC, that dinosaur has professed in this or another thread to working at a university...:(:rolleyes:
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    AFF Gathering #14 in CBR on 4 - 6 December 2020

    Just not worth the hassle or risk of sudden changes. My elder son's GF went to SA for work just after the SA/WA opening - and got caught by the pizza shop debacle. Spent one night in SA and is now in home iso back in PER.
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    Book a flight and Extend Current status to 2022

    Just locked in J Award PER-BME-PER 9-10 December. Late afternoon flights, so the right time to kick back with a drink and maybe some semblance of dinner 🤔 while taking in the ride. :cool: Saved from the ignominy of zero mainline flights in 2020. 🥳
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    Book a flight and Extend Current status to 2022

    On the strength of this I might just go for a burn somewhere within WA between now and 31 December to lock it away - and just so 2020 does not go down as the first year in forever that I have not stepped into an airport or onto a plane... :oops::eek:
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    AFF Gathering #14 in CBR on 4 - 6 December 2020

    Yep, too risky. I neither want, nor can take the time, to quarantine even at home should the portcullis slam down again. It was always a long shot, but I definitely won't be there. :(
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    Nice wines I have drunk recently - Red or White

    A couple of delicious unusual whites with lunch at spiffy Hearth at the PER Ritz-Carlton yesterday. The Pierro was described on the wine list as Chenin, Riesling, Viognier and it certainly tasted and had the texture of containing Viognier. I only just noticed the label says Chenin, Sauv Blanc...
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Evidence of 'slave wages', please. There are labour laws in this country - irrespective of where the worker is from. I think that you will find that such work is almost always paid by production, not by time. It is not a wages job. It can be very lucrative for the energetic. But it can also...
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    Quotable Quotes

    The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it. - Alberto Brandolini.
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    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    But locals won’t do that work... Or, if they do, they will do it so poorly as to be cost- and quality-prohibitive. It’s a long-standing problem in agriculture - made a lot worse by the pandemic.
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