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  1. In my case business owner. Also would not have risked my job for tip in hand in case they thought I'd helped myself to the till.
  2. Oh and just so my position is clear. A big no to tipping.
  3. In case you are unaware. Just because you tip someone does not mean they will get to keep all, some or any of that extra cash. Been there done that 😞
  4. Absolutely agree but the original poster said desperate to see family and they do fit in the immediate family category. Those other issues don't negate the fact they fall in an exemption category so could possibly travel here without waiting for borders to open.
  5. Although our borders are closed, you might be able to get a travel exemption and do the 14 day quarantine on arrival because you are immediate family members. Check the current federal government advice. It's not a cruise but it may allow you to visit your families soon. https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-international-travellers#travel-into-australia
  6. I'm sure it's beautiful but a bit on the chilly side for this Queenslander. We're funny creatures aren't we, our Canberra friends and family visit in June and complain about the heat and humidity.
  7. I don't understand, what is this heater you speak of? We keep some windows open pretty much all year and close them if it gets a bit cool. Interestingly if we travel south when it's cold my voice packs up and moves back to Brisbane until I return. It happens every time. Not sick, just no voice. I'm sure hubby doesn't mind.
  8. Totally this. No aircon here. A $12 fan on each side of the bed for hot summer nights and that's about it. But I must say I don't do so well down south when it gets cooler.
  9. It varies from state to state and year to year and school to school but generally Australian school kids go back around the last week of January/first week of February.
  10. Would not recommend. We don't know what flights/airlines will be in place after this current situation passes. What was possible pre-COVID may not be an option in the future. In the past I have been terribly delayed coming from Sydney to Brisbane and completely bumped to the next day.
  11. My husband's company asked him to get a covid test even though he's working from home (his allergies kicked into overdrive with the season change and they were concerned with all the coughing and sneezing during conference calls). I think the concern is nice, anyone with allergies is feeling the glare at the moment.
  12. We've got an election coming up in a few short weeks. Nothing would surprise me.
  13. Yep. I just don't trust the media will have always have the correct information. Link to your quote was for backing up your statement as much as anything else.
  14. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/statistics See link for official figures. Five of the 8 new cases are from the one family and linked to existing case. Definitely more mask wearing happening in Brisbane with the recent increase in cases.
  15. I have an Aunt and Uncle who were on the Sea Princess sailing around Australia when it was cancelled earlier in the year. They use the round Australia cruise to visit their friends. Flying has become very difficult for my Uncle so they get the chance to have a bit of a holiday on the cruise and visit their friends at the various port stops. I think it's a great idea and one I'll steal at some stage in the future if I find myself in the same shoes.
  16. Bingo. Tag you're it. This is the second oldest shipwreck in Australia found at the WA Shipwrecks Museum in Frementle.
  17. Not the Mary Rose but that is totally on my must see list.
  18. This old ship is not in Copenhagen 🙂
  19. This one is not my photo (I flogged it off the internet and don't have someone I can attribute it to). However, I have been here but the photos are on the other computer and the person at work is not to be disturbed.
  20. You would be surprised by how many different sorts of boats with eyes are in various Asian countries 🙂
  21. You put my google skills to the test but I think it's U Bein Bridge, Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar, Asia
  22. Hamilton NZ - the gardens allowed a local reenactor group access for a function
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