Flossy1978 wrote:Oh, my son is Finnish and has an EU passport. I should get him an Aussie one too. So when the EU finally goes down the drain, I can run off to Australia with him without any problems LOL.
Probably have to go to Sweden to do that electronic finger thing now. Damn. My passport will run out in 2016. Suppose I'll have to go then.
Good you can hit two birds with one stone. Cheaper too if you have someone to stay with. I am glad they got rid of the guy who was in the consulate in Helsinki. I just remember he was a rather unhappy rude looking chap. Wondered how they managed to have that guy representing Australia?
Australia is already down the drain with absolutely no hope of getting its head above water, until a new election happens. Guaranteed that the EU will last a lot longer then Australia will.
Not to mention we're one of the hardest countries to get citizenship for lol. Funny story. My mate had a friend a few years ago who tricked him into loaning him loads of money because he'd be able to pay it back when he got citizenship. In reality he had absolutely no grounds to get citizenship. The idiot didn't even know our national anthem (which of course is a prerequisite to being a citizen), and he didn't even know that the day we normally grant citizenship applications is 'Australia Day'.
Anyway so the clown ran out of WHV and went back to England. Yup you guessed it, my mate never got the money he was owed and that other guy just got free handouts from everyone while he was there. Australia hates foreigners and we double-scrutinize everyone who walks in through the border. If you're wearing a turban you're going to get 'extra-scanning' call it racist, call it whatever but we're !"#¤% scared of the 'reds', the 'yellows' and the 'arabs'. Hell, if you don't sound like a redneck then you're a threat
Flossy1978 wrote:I am in the middle of packing to move, so it'll have to wait LOL. I have also some old Aussie coins, which are also over 100 years old.
I use to look for a coffee table with which you could lift the glass top off and there was about 1cm of space between the glass and wood, so you could put pictures etc. One day I'll find one and put my bazillion different coins and notes that I have collected. Would be cool I think.
I have about 10 tins and a suitcase full of coins that are about 130 years old.. those are worth nothing. Maybe the 1c pieces etc. are worth $1 in bags of 5,000 on Ebay or whatever. My neighbour has more than me, and my other neighbour has even more than that. The notes are worth the most, in mint-condition of course. Some of the one's that Australia Bank (now Commonwealth) gave out first. But only the psycho collectors and closet shut-ins have those.
Keplerinvaimo wrote:Only drama now is renewing Australian passport. Have you ever been to the embassy in Stockholm?!
Sweden charges out the @#$% ass for that. It's actually cheaper if you change your name in Finland and then get a free 'graits' passport from Sweden. I'm still stuck with one of those ancient ugly Australian passports. We have the most beautiful ones ever now lol, and yeah, I am jealous. :p