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        08-16-2011, 09:24 AM
      #21
    Showing
    Welcome to the forum!

    Sounds like a very interesting place to live! Great photos. The crocs would freak me out though! YIKES!
         
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        08-18-2011, 12:04 AM
      #22
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
    The crocs would freak me out though! YIKES!
    It's the snakes and spiders that scare me!
         
        08-18-2011, 08:44 AM
      #23
    Foal
    Hey Meow, what part of Victoria are you from? I grew up in Northern Victoria/Southern NSW. I miss North East Vic soooo much, I love the mountains and yes absolutely love the cold.

    The crocs are the least of our worries up here MH. Sure they get a bit close during the wet season but to be honest it's been a while since I've seen one.

    Reiterin........ yes we have snakes. We've got a very rare one in this area called the Oenpelli Python (google it) and apparently National Parks will pay anywhere from $10 - 20 000 for one.

    We had this little beauty on our front veranda early last year.





    Just an Olive Python, nothing terribly deadly, not exactly little though, would have been a good 8 feet long.
         
        08-21-2011, 02:55 PM
      #24
    Foal
    I would like to say welcome, but I am a noobie too so I can't say how much weight it carries.
    I am from Canada but when I was 10 my family took in an Aussie who wanted to check the area out for a while. He stayed with us for two years and since then I have a perfect latent Queenslander accent. But only when speaking with my online Aussie friends. One says I should go down for a visit and we'll pay a game to see how many people can tell if I am a tourist or not. Didn't realize I was that convincing :p
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        08-21-2011, 10:20 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Welcome!! I've just been invited to attend the wedding of a singer friend of mine in Australia and would so love to go- not sure I can, but I would LOVE to visit your country. Hope to hear more about it!
         
        08-22-2011, 08:48 AM
      #26
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by MouseZ    
    I would like to say welcome, but I am a noobie too so I can't say how much weight it carries.
    I am from Canada but when I was 10 my family took in an Aussie who wanted to check the area out for a while. He stayed with us for two years and since then I have a perfect latent Queenslander accent. But only when speaking with my online Aussie friends. One says I should go down for a visit and we'll pay a game to see how many people can tell if I am a tourist or not. Didn't realize I was that convincing :p
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    **head desk** QUEENSLANDER?!?!?!?! Don't tell me you say 'aye' at the end of every blippen sentence and speak real slow????
         
        08-22-2011, 08:54 AM
      #27
    Foal
    Ok more piccies.......


    The old horse paddock.


    Some paddock mates.


    One of our swimming holes with my dog going after a ball.


    The other swimming hole.
         
        08-22-2011, 03:38 PM
      #28
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by GoneRama    
    **head desk** QUEENSLANDER?!?!?!?! Don't tell me you say 'aye' at the end of every blippen sentence and speak real slow????
    Lol well I am Canadian, but we use Eh as sort of a "repeat the question" type punctuation, so no I don't use it often. As previously stated, I do not have a consistent accent, it only comes out when conversing with my Aussie friends. I speak quick enough and eloquently so again I'll have to say I don't adhere to your insult. I have never been to Australia and don't hold the same local disdain for individual dialects. The only thing I know is what others have told me about what my accent sounds like, I have never been told I sound slow or dimwitted because of it, but thank you for being the first.
         
        08-22-2011, 08:11 PM
      #29
    Foal
    You're right MouseZ, my apologies, I was just having a bit of fun. Interstate rivalry in Australia is always subject for some good hearted stirring.

    It's the old state rivalry thing up here. Those in Victoria (known as Mexicans cos they're south of the border) bag out those in New South Wales (known as Cockroaches, no idea why!) and then Queensland (known as Cane Toads as that's where the cane toad problem originated) pick on NSW and Vic. NSW and QLD are old rivals from way back and to make matters worst there's this thing known as State Of Origin. It's a series of 3 football games only played between NSW and QLD and far out, the old interstate rivalry really gets fired up around State of Origin time. You either support the Maroons (QLD) or the Blues (NSW) and if you support one or the other you're generally a die hard fan. I don't watch football so it doesn't worry me but State of Origin nights are usually fairly big nights in front of the TV from what I've seen.... kind of like the Super Bowl in the USA.

    Queenslanders are easy to pick with the way they speak, for some reason the word 'aye' gets put on the end of nearly every sentence whether it's question or not and yes, they speak a bit slower than some.

    The Northern Territory and QLD are currently in a 'croc off' ie a competition to find the biggest croc. QLD think they've got it but they fail to realise that their biggest croc was actually imported from the NT so technically we still have that title!

    I don't know what other state rivalries there are. I know Tasmania gets picked on a bit but it's all good fun. When the chips are down the country puts differences aside and really pulls together to support each other such as during the floods in Queensland at the start of the year and the Black Saturday fires in Victoria back in 2009.

    Canada? One country I would love to visit one day. Love the accents over there too.
         
        08-22-2011, 08:48 PM
      #30
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GoneRama    
    You're right MouseZ, my apologies, I was just having a bit of fun. Interstate rivalry in Australia is always subject for some good hearted stirring.
    Canada? One country I would love to visit one day. Love the accents over there too.
    It's all good, I am not one to take offense or hold a grudge, in fact in tradtition of my family, I would happily offer you lodging if you ever do travel up North =)
    Thanks for the history lesson too lol!
         

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