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Old Aug 25th 2004, 2:58 am   #16
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Don't expect it won't rain, it does!
Get a house with a verandah!
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Buy Shares in Mortein

Mortein Surface Spray for all areas
Mortein Bombs for whole rooms
Mortein Cockroach Spray and Spider Spray - they are different and you may need both.

Buy Shares in SunScreen Protection Company and then Slip Slop Slap all the time - Women need to have at least factor 15 SPF in their mosituriser even in winter. I was somebody that never bothered in the UK with skin care at all - you need to think here.

Make Friends with some mad people from England who have also emigrated and make sure they let you moan about Aus without ever saying but you moved here!

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Buy fans (you know, for when it gets hot!) in the winter (now!), it's cheaper.
Got that tip yesterday, so gotta go sort that out this week!


Bring your hot water bottle, fleece jumpers, spring/autum coat/jacket. (winter ones are a bit too warm, though, if going to Melbourne or Tassy I'd take them too!)
Bring umbrella's.
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Don't bring your British humour with you. It doesn't work.
It's straight forward, there is no trick.
Learn to be less subtle, more of a brick.
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Australian tips please!!!
Save your cocktail sticks, Chrissie presents for the rellies back home can be so much fun and cheap. Good clean fun for all the family.

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lol

Oh, some serious ones now:

Phonecards from newsagencies/backpackers/internet cafes etc: 1 or 2 cents per minute to Europe etc!!!!!!!! Unbelievably cheap!!!!

www.skype.com - have a look for yourself, if you've got adsl.
Not available for mac/apple yet, but coming soon!
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This one has really worked for me ( being shy!)......practice pretending to be confident and talk to everyone.....even if it is just a front it really works and you will make friends just like that!


Also, make a tape of continuously barking dogs and play it whilst asleep at night and everytime you walk past a house, this will acclimatise you to the large population of lovely dogs in Australia!!!
 
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To practice your BBQ skills, place your oven in your back garden, get drunk and burn your food black.

Demonstrate your knowledge of Australian history and show interest in your new neighbours at the same time by enquiring about their convict past.

Make yourself popular by reminding your Ozzie friends of why England is so much better.

Overcome your fear of spiders by worrying about snakes instead.
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If you buy a car, get the windows tinted as dark as possible. This should cost about $500 but vastly reduces UV risk and saves putiing strange sunshield socks on your windows...and it looks cool.
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If you buy a car, get the windows tinted as dark as possible. This should cost about $500 but vastly reduces UV risk and saves putiing strange sunshield socks on your windows...and it looks cool.
Make your own strange looking sunshield socks using old stockings found in your wife's smalls drawer.
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Wash your car on your front lawn, not your driveway.
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Make your own strange looking sunshield socks using old stockings found in your wife's smalls drawer.
Make your own groovey, cool "thongs" by attaching a G sting to an old piece of cut down car tyre rubber.
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Show your knowledge of the Australian language by using the words "sheila", "bonza" and "crikey" in every sentence.
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Bring your UK TV with you anyway as it will sound far better than anything that can pick up channel 7.

Eat so much Vindaloo before you leave as to leave your guts intolerant to any further curry thereby preventing any need to eat Indian here.

Before you leave turn your house into a shit pit and get infested with cockroaches. You can then practise infestation treatments before you meet the grandaddy of all roaches here.

Give half your disposable income to charity to get used to your new wage.
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Practice your Australian driving skills before you get here, by driving in the outside lane at the slowest possible speed.. and look in the rear view mirror at all the drivers behind you having so much fun at your antics.
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